• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrollwheel has conked out on every Apple mouse I've used.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Apple has problems designing their mice. Get a Logitech.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    clean the button on mouse

    • Written by from Sierraville

    I use isopropyl alcohol (basic first aid alcohol 70% solution) and a clean cloth that does not shed lint. Soak the cloth in the alcohol and work it into the button. Keep pressing and moving the button until the alcohol starts cleaning away the grease. This may take a while, but I have found that it's very effective at getting the button to move and scroll again.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good accessory for the MacBook Pro

    • Written by from APO

    If you're a right handed person this is not the mouse for you. The cord is too short and with the usb ports on the left side of the computer you have no maneuver room.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball

    • Written by from Hilversum

    I got this mice with my iMac 20 inch late 2009. The mice worked pretty well in the beginning. After a couple months the scroll ball gets stuck and doesnt scroll well. Cleaned it but doesnt work properly anymore. I wont recomend this mice.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Boooo

    • Written by from Belleville

    I have been thru 2 of these mice and its not like I was careless with my things. The first mouse had the track ball totally stop working, which the people in the apple stpre told me happens normally, the second one kept switching screen modes like when you press the side buttons so that was super annoying. Never buying this again!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, 1 Major Flaw

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I really do love this mouse, it's a fantastic piece of innovative technology and greatly impressed me when I first starting using it. Sadly as mentioned by many other reviewers, the product becomes absolutely useless once dirt gets under the scroll ball. I've cleaned mine over and over again, on a few occasions I've been able to bring it back, but sadly now it sits on my desk broken. If it weren't for this issue, I would be singing its praises and telling you to buy this, but unfortunately I can't. The issue with the scroll ball, and no way to open the device up to properly clean it out makes this simply a waste of money.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter failure in execution of a great idea.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This would be the best mouse I've ever used, but the scroll ball problem everyone mentions is unavoidable and is exasperating. When the mouse works, it is phenomenally efficient. When the scroll ball stops—and it will—you will want to murder someone.

    None of the cleaning solutions work reliably. All are a nuisance. Apple not only guaranteed problems by using a mechanical scroll ball, but they guaranteed a hellish time for anyone trying to fix the problems, by GLUING the assembly shut. Jesus, what were they thinking.

    I tried the Magic mouse, as an alternative and wanted to love it. Unfortunately I find it borderline unuseable. It's great for casual use, web surfiing etc,, but lacks precision for serious work and it frequently flps out when your hand brushes near it by mistake.

    I'm hoping Magic Mouse 2.0 (if such a thing is coming) solves these problems, because all the other solutions on the market are frustrating.

    Come on Apple. Please attend to these not so minor details with your engineering might.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the Magic Mouse. Better than the Magic Trackpad.

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Am I the only person who really likes this mouse?

    I understand that there are some trackball issues, but if you are a clean person and work in a clean office, then dirt and grime will not build up inside the trackball area, and if it does it can be cleaned with an alcohol prep pad easily.

    Everything else about this mouse is amazing, especially the way it works with Exposé & Spaces. The "center mouse button, right-click button, and side squeeze buttons" are features not available on the Magic Trackpad. Those features make it more powerful. It is also much easier to control and more versatile than the Magic Trackpad in terms of navigating the Mac OS.

    I own the Magic Trackpad, and it sits on the corner of my desk unused, unless I want to do mindless web browsing for fun.

    The Apple Mouse is for serious work and productivity and won't let you down. It's a classic.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from Reading

    Not adding any new insights here - just want to help drag down the average rating. This is a terrible product - the scroll ball on mine got hosed very quickly and simply no longer works. Apple should have taken this product off the market years ago.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball is horrible

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    Just to add to what so many have said already... the little trackball jams up frequently and is very frustrating. However, it is relatively easy to "un-jam" by simply turning the mouse upside down and rubbing the trackball briskly back and forth on a clean sheet of paper until the offending grit comes out and the ball moves freely again. I find myself repeating this maneuver at least daily as the scrolling function grinds to a halt when some tiny piece of grit or dust from my finger finds its way under the ball. Ridiculous product from a company like Apple who is so committed to quality and user experience. This mouse will drive you mad. Get something else!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoy it for 6-7 months

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    You will Enjoy it for 6-7 months while it's working, then you need to buy a new one :-(
    There is no way to clean it without having a special tools to disassemble.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball eventually breaks

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Already have gone through 2 of these. Scroll ball breaks after about 6 months.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Buchanan

    Worst mouse ever. I'm not even giving it a star. While I loved this thing when it worked, I have to buy a new one way too often. If you get the slightest little piece of dust or liquid on that ball, it stops working. Sometimes I can beat the mouse into submission and get it to work again, but most times that's just a temporary fix. Nothing worse than being able to only scroll up or only scroll down.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse.

    • Written by from Hardwick

    I'm on my second apple mouse. The new one is only 6 months old and the scroll ball won't scroll up. The last one had the same problem. There is no way to clean it and I work in a clean environment with a pad. I've tried to roll it up and down on my mouse pad to clean it, as recommended, but it is not working. For Apple, I'm surprised at such a serious design flaw. I could always open up the old-style mouse and clean the roller ball and it lasted forever. Unless you have the money to buy a new mouse every 6-12 months stay away from this one.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Fairport

    The little scroll ball broke less than 6 months after purchasing this mouse. Don't waste your money.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless Junk

    • Written by from Newton

    Total piece of garbage. I own 3 of these at home. And work at a school that has a lab with 7 of these mice. 100% of the time they get screwed up within 6-12 months of using them. The track balls stops working and it the mouse it self jumps around on the screen. AVOIDE THIS HARDWARE.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I really like the feel of this mouse but as everyone says the scroll ball stops working after a while. I found a remedy for that, if you get a lightly wet qtip and use that to roll the scroll ball a couple times it cleans itself, making the scroll ball useful again.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont last you 6 months

    • Written by from Asheville

    The scroll ball on this thing is terrible.

    It feels funny on your finger, but worse, it gets gunk caught up in it and stops working.

    You can clean it, but eventually it will stop scrolling down no matter what you do.

    I almost always wash my hands before I sit down at the computer and I have gone through two of these mice in the past year before finally buying the Magic Mouse.

    BUY A REAL MOUSE.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is useless.

    • Written by from Wilmette

    I have now had two and the track ball on both of them lasted 3 months max. And they are not cheap. DON'T buy this product! It stinks. I'm a total mac person and preach about about how macs rule but this product is s a huge disappointment.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple mouse scroll ball issues

    • Written by from Hurst

    The scroll ball on this mouse requires constant cleaning and eventually even that will not make it work. Do yourself a favor and avoid this piece of hardware.

    15 of 20 people found this useful