• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever?

    • Written by

    I use two of these mice. One on my home mac and one on my mac at work. The one at work stopped working properly after about a year of use. The one at home stopped working properly after about 2 years of use. Makes sense, since i'm on my computer at work way more than the one at home.

    Now I suffer the inability to scroll down until I give it a thorough cleaning with compressed air and alcohol. Recently, the one at work has started a weird rattling from the side buttons, which if activated would constantly click themselves.

    Very cool-looking. But it's probably better for someone who never uses their computer.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track ball jams frequently

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The most frustrating mouse ever. Currently as I type I can't scroll up or to the left. I can clean it and it will fail again in 20 minutes or so. I've tried every cleaning protocol recommended and eventually I can get it to work only to have it fail soon thereafter. The other features are good, but the track "pea" ruins things. Great idea, poor execution.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sensitive enough. Left it for Logitech.

    • Written by from belmont

    If I could give this zero stars I would. I got this mouse with my iMac, and had no idea it was $50. Although it has a sleek design, the sensitivity on it is incredibly low, which is my main issue. Although I use a Mx518, which has a feature that lets you adjust sensitivity, it is even worse than a cheap laptop mouse I bought that broke after 3 months.
    I also have pretty small hands, and I find the scroll ball to be in an awkward position for me. I own both a mac and a PC, and I switch my Logitech back and forth. If this is what a $50 mouse is, I will never purchase this particular accessory from apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If only this mouse worked

    • Written by from Pablo

    Quite simply this mouse scroll button does not work.
    I have had my new iMac computer with the really big screen for less than a year. A working scroll button is essential to help navigate around this huge screen. I work at a college and others are reporting the same issues and have used, in some cases, 3 mice all with the same issue. I expect more from Apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For all it's engineering prowess....

    • Written by from Westwood

    Apple could not conceive something as simple and basic as a computer mouse. Someone let the Apple engineers and Steve Jobs know that not everyone has a hand the size of an Oompa Loompa and we prefer our purchases to be functional for AT LEAST a few years before having to replace them. The track ball in this thing is pitiful. And I tried the other touch mouse Apple just released. It seems to work better but it's still TOO SMALL. Your hand/wrist should not be killing you after a half hour of use.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track ball on Apple mouse

    • Written by from Carmel

    Like one post said, this track ball lasts 3 months. Not good. It's too bad, it's a feature that you really get used to.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An Embarrassment to Apple

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The build quality is very poor-- I had the wires fray and pull out of mine in under a year of normal use. The design is abysmal. The two-button top shell functionality is extremely clumsy and imprecise, which is no surprise as the top buttons are not readily distinguished. There's no way to clean the scroll wheel, which means it will inevitably fail in a matter of months due to normal buildup of dirt. Disassembly for cleaning involves prying glued bit off and unscrewing screws, definitely not something users are intended to accomplish. While Apple could be easily forgiven for packaging an inexpensive mouse with their products, selling it for $50 is just shameful. Their are much better mice available for a fifth of that price.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously flawed and overpriced

    • Written by from Wondelgem

    This is beyond any doubt the worst Apple product I own. The issue is the scrollball which stops working after a couple of months. The mouse cannot be disassembled and all advice Apple proffers on cleaning works a few times, then the thing just breaks and becomes an expensive paperweight.

    The mouse is plain and simple a seriously flawed product that should have been pulled by Apple a long time ago as they are certainly aware of the issues. Keeping this on the shelves is simply a disgrace bordering on consumer fraud as far as I'm concerned.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Par

    • Written by from Grosse Pointe Woods

    With products so good, how can the Apple mouse be so poorly designed. I own an iMac, a Mac Book, and a Mac Book Pro and although these are tremendous products, the mouse interface is awful. The scroll button sticks, then eventually stop working. Is is the worst mouse that I have ever used. I have purchased a competitor's product that I am much happier with. Mr. Jobs, please put a few of your best people on solving the mouse interface issue. Really, it shouldn't take more than a few weeks to come up with something better.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Needs to retink this Mouse.

    • Written by from Rochester

    After many years on a PC, I bought an iMac 2 years ago.

    All of my previous mice worked as advertised for a long period of time. (years)

    This one started having problems with the trackball after about a year.

    I tried to keep it as clean as possible, but after about a Year and a half it just quit and wont work at all!

    it IS small enough for children's hands ( I have none) and maneuvers easily, but the wired aspect make it need more room on my desk than I have sometimes.

    Apple needs to put a scroll wheel in this instead.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good...don't buy this.

    • Written by from Huntington Station

    Bought my iMac this past summer with the Apple Mouse. It was only a month old when the scroll ball just decided to work when it felt like working. Now it doesn't scroll down at all, no matter what I do. One would think that a mouse that costs $49 would do what it's supposed to do, and it should certainly do what it's supposed to do for longer than one month. I plan on investing in the Magic Mouse in the very near future.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Every Week!

    • Written by from Burbank

    Scroll Ball gets dust trapped inside of it. At first the scroll bar stops working every month or so, then after long term use, it stops working every week and needs to be cleaned. Apple has never updated it with a larger scroll ball, so it will always be a bad mouse. Once dust get's inside, it's really hard to get out, so I am sure there will be dust beneath the scroll ball for it's lifetime.

    When it functioned properly early on in it's short life, it worked great in Mac OS X because if it's 4 programable buttons. But now it seizes to function because Apple is lazy.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life

    • Written by from Napa

    Of all the mice I have owned, this is the shortest lived mouse I have ever had. Nine months and the scroll ball no longer works, and the sealed body means you can't clean it.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Complete Pain!

    • Written by from Chicago

    I love the functionality of this mouse. I hate the fact that I have to clean and fiddle with the trackball every other day though. Apple should really offer up a free mouse of their new design (once it is released) to anyone who currently owns one of these P.O.S.

    I love you Apple and always have... but this is flat out unacceptable!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yes it is undeniably great at first and yes it will break.

    • Written by from Medicine Hat

    14 months for me and splat. stupid ball tracks up and not down. will purchase another because it is so good when it works, but if that one goes i will turn elsewhere. look elsewhere as direct from apple is ridiculous for something that should last the life of your computer.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second time BROKEN

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    This is the SECOND time my Might Mouse (model A1152) is BROKEN! The first time, it was when my iMac was only a couple months old so Mac replaced it. Now I am past warranty on the parts. It is the SAME malfunction BOTH times which is that the marvelous scroll ball will only scroll up but not down.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Mouse wired or wireless

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I am a recent convert to Mac from a PC. I was extremely pleased with my Mac. I found it easy to use and the software is great. My system came with a wired mouse and it soon stopped working so I purchased a wireless mouse and again a few months in it stopped working. I did all the quick fixes they worked for a short time but the scroll wheel would stop working again. I turned to the internet and found that you had to take the mouse apart to fix it. The base is glued??? so you have to break that seal and after that the rest is easy and it worked. I had to use hot glue on the base ring so I could get into it again when needed. Come on now guys lets stop with the software advances and make a good mouse. Make a mouse with a removable track wheel so we can clean it when needed. Why would you glue the base ring on when you know it needs to come off to do a cleaning, do you think we are made of money and buying a new mouse every few months is your idea of a good product? I hope this is the only hardware issue I will have, time will tell. Software 5 out of 5 , Hardware 1 out of 5. Makes Mac look bad when you have something good going on. Lets not let this be your down fall.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    • Written by from Haddonfield

    Maybe it's time for PC manufacturers to make an ad that shows a confused young woman who needs a mouse that "just works.. you know, with no special 'rub the scroll ball upside-down on paper tricks'"..

    Then when "Mr. Mac" gets all flustered, the "PC guy" will dust off any of hundreds of Microsoft or Logitech products, which even after years of use never have these ridiculous problems.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mighty Mouse Ain't So Mighty

    • Written by from Richmond

    I was hoping that Apple's brilliant industrial design would produce a mouse that was insanely great, but what I ended up with was a mouse that was insanely irritating. Between the hard to click "buttons" and the random jerking of the pointer, the Mighty Mouse is just a chore to use. The only thing that I really liked was the micro-sized scroll wheel, but it's so tiny that it just doesn't feel right. As much as I hate to say this, I'm going back to my $10 cheapo LED mouse. It might be ugly, but it works.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice look, nice idea, REALLY BAD scroll

    • Written by from New York

    Well i am an Apple fan since a couple of years.
    I love most of the things you guys are doing. The mighty mouse is cool and pretty, but even when I am using it according to all instructions, clean it every week with a soft cloth (like in the video) the scroll is a disaster.
    Today the scroll totaly stop moving up, so i had to open it myself (since the waranty passed in a week).
    Thankfuly in my work I work with some electroinics, so I managed to find how to clean. And boy there were a lot to clean !
    I dont now if the material of the scroll or the construction is bad, but it needs redesign, so the maintance to become much easeir.
    My advise : get MacBook, iMac, iPhone, Keyboard (I have them and I love them) dont get MightyMouse :)

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