• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool looking but deeply flawed...

    • Written by from Ancramdale

    Right. It looks cool and its wireless! But then it stops there...The scroll ball is a failure. I do a lot of work on PS and need to be able to scroll around easily. This kills my skills. It has stopped working on the down scroll and barely works on the up. I've even cleaned it. If I could get inside I could really clean it well...But alas, no dice, er...I mean "no mice".

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect

    • Written by from Spencerport

    Good mouse, roller ball does not roll any more. Have had for 2 years or so. I really don't want to buy another mouse that is not going to work in a year or two! The mouse also goes on it's own sometimes? Good mouse but as good as I would expect from Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Columbus

    Overall, the mouse is a great product. It provides great functionality with the pressure sensitive sides and still works well even after two years of use. Those people who bought new mice because of the scroll ball issue could have done simply flipped the mouse upside down and rubbed the ball with a piece of printer paper. That information is easily available on the internet and Apple's website.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Doesn't Do Mice

    • Written by from Upton

    I am a convert from windows (three years ago) and while I think most things Mac are superior to Windows, Apple has been blinded by aesthetic design at the expense of functionality. The scroll ball on this mouse is horrible and the right clicking doesn't give you the same tactile feedback as a real two-button mouse.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great until it stops working

    • Written by from Oldwick

    Like many other reviewers, my mouse suddenly would not scroll down. So I have to buy a new one. You just have to accept the fact that these will need to be replaced often. When it is working, it is a joy.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SCROLL BALL DOESNT WORK

    • Written by

    After a while after having this mouse, the scroll ball DOESNT work anymore! I HATE IT! This mouse lasted me about 1 year and 4 months. RIP mouse <3

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Fail

    • Written by from New Kensington

    I like the 360 degree scroll ball but it always stops working on the downward scroll. Third mouse to do this. The buttons on the side seem like a nice feature but they always get in the way more then they are useful. The right click is unreliable. Works about half the time.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from DuPont

    Like all the multitude of functions in this small product, as well as the look/feel.

    Had been working just fine for a couple of months until recently when the infamous scrolling ball got stuck. Thanks for the tip on how to clean it. The upside down rolling motion on printer paper did the job.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just some common misconceptions.

    • Written by from Cape Carteret

    I’ve had this mouse for two years now, and I absolutely love it! It has much more functionality (and more buttons) than Apple’s Magic Mouse; however, there are some things you should know.

    Here are the fixes one should be aware of when purchasing this product:

    1. The scroll ball must be cleaned occasionally by rolling the mouse upside down on a piece of printer paper. All the dirt and oils come right out onto the paper, and the ball works just like new!

    2. In order to right click, your left finger cannot be touching the left side of the mouse. You must life your left finger and press the right side of the mouse with your right finger. If you press the mouse with both fingers, it automatically registers as a left click.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd say half of a stair

    • Written by from Hartford

    Everyone else summed it up,,,
    I call it the hockey puke..its totally worthless!!!!

    and it has been from many years without much of change!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design

    • Written by from Wellesley

    In typical Apple fashion the product is overpriced, over-designed and under-engineered. Scroll ball gets dirty and does not work. When set up with right click enabled the mouse has a hard time determining whether your click is right or left. Works fine for a few months then becomes a pain.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't see the problem...

    • Written by from East Setauket

    My husband purchased me an iMac for as an anniversary gift approximately a year and a half ago. I was mainly a PC/Windows user - I had never owned an Apple/Mac product before, so just about everything about it was foreign to me.

    I have to admit, while I LOVED the iMac's 24 inch screen, ease of use and the fact that the entire computer was built into the monitor (eliminated the tower and freeing up space), I initially HATED the keyboard and mouse that came with it in the box. I wasn't used to typing on something so flat, and while I liked the size of the keys, I didn't care for the fact that the keys weren't raised and staggered in height (meaning the overall tilt of more traditional keyboards). However, it didn't take me long to adjust to this new style and now my finger literally fly over the keys. I make few mistakes and notice that I don't become fatigued like I used to when I have to do a lot of typing.

    Now, to the mouse...yes I hated this thing too :o) I did NOT like that it didn't have the right and left click buttons. I eventually became used to it, and then I discovered that I could set up this mouse like the more traditional mouses (mice?) I was used to with a left and right click button. I love the buttons on the side as well. I find this little thing to be extremely versatile, ergonomic and easy to use. The scroll ball is amazing as well. It takes very little effort to move it around, which makes navigating a web page and documents very easy to do.

    As for the people who have given this product poor reviews, stating that it becomes dirty? First of all, anything we touch with our hands has the potential for getting dirty, which is why it is prudent that we take proper care of these items prior to handling. I have had this same mouse for a year and a half now. The white plastic casing and ball are as clean as and function as perfectly as the day I pulled it out of the box. I have had ZERO issues with any dirt, moisture and/or oils from my hands getting into the creases or down into the scroll ball. Then again, I always make sure my hands are clean and dry before I ever touch ANY of my electronics and I never eat around them.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse. Terrible scroll ball

    • Written by from Newtonville

    I have gone through 2 mighty mouses and each time, the mouse's scroll ball stops working because dirt gets inside. It stinks when this happens, though I am now use to just pulling the page with the drag or using the down key. Upgrading to magic mouse in a few weeks

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully...until it doesn't

    • Written by from El Paso

    AGE: 30 to 40
    SEX: Male
    OCCUPATION: High School Teacher
    COMPUTER USE: Above Average

    All my files were Mac when I moved to Texas over 10 years ago. My new district had NO support for Macs, so I was forced to become a Windows user. Recently, I have switched back to Mac and never looked back.

    We use our Mac across many applications and I absolutely LOVED the mouse. It worked like a charm and felt so good. Pinpoint accuracy and smart clicking even though there is only one surface. The scroll was absolutely WONDERFUL. I could scroll -->sideways without having to leave my documents, pictures or projects - absolutely hate that in Word documents - and could also go 360°.

    So why the bad rating? It's been dirty before, cleaned and worked, but 9 months later, after cleaning it using paper, turning it upside down, even tape to catch lint (as recommended in other reviews) my mouse will NOT scroll down and therefore it is useless. Avoid the headache, INVEST in either the Smart Mouse or the Trackpad for only $20 more. Knowing this, Mac should fix this problem.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD MOUSE- just need to clean the ball everyonce in a while

    • Written by from Catonsville

    its actually pretty easy to take apart and clean the ball. yes it is tedious, but it gives you something constructive to do on a boring day. once cleaned works like the day you got it. ive only had to clean it once in a couple years. it would be beneficial for apple to have come up with a better solution for the dirt issue but oh well.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure of the scroll bar

    • Written by from Laval

    It seems I'm not the only one experiencing this problem! I started having troubles using the scrolling ball not even one year after getting it. I was able to get it back to normal by cleaning and rubbing the ball but the problem came back over and over and now it's just not working anymore and it's really annoying. I have to use scroll bars all the time - and for a graphic designer, it's a real pain. Cannot believe its price is so high - any 'normal' mouse would be much better than that - for like $10.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cleaning the ball may help

    • Written by from Estes Park

    Wow! I cleaned my ball according to CB using Windex and now my mouse works great again!

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Mouse

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I've had this mouse since I purchased my iMac over three years ago and within a year of using it the mouse ball started behaving erratically. Sometimes the down vertical function would not work then the up vertical function would stop working. I tried various techniques to get the ball to start working again but no sooner would it start behaving normally then it would stop working again. Initially the time frame between these incidents was months, but now it happens every other day. I'm at the end of my rope with this little pain in the #@!* and I'm shopping around for another mouse. It's a shame Apple couldn't get this right. All the other functions on it work flawlessly and are enormously helpful, but that darn ball problem is what ruins an otherwise great product.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The slowest mouse ever made

    • Written by from Santarém

    i bought an imac mid 2010, i7 27", 4gb ram, 1Tb hard drive, well everything looks beautifull, but the mouse... oh my god i never saw nothing like that before, slow slow slow slow, im in warranty and apple doesnt done nothing about that, i put a simple mouse that i bought in supermarket with 8 euro and runs faster faster faster than apple mouse, so sad. And im still in warranty and this problem stills since August 2010.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Eliot

    I'm now on my third mouse, and the scroll ball is dead on this one too. Thank God for Apple Care. This mouse is a great idea that just doesn't work. Apple should discontinue it and refund or replace with a better product. Get a better mouse.

    4 of 5 people found this useful