• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have LOVED IT

    • Written by from Danville

    I have been using this mouse for almost 7 years and I have LOVED it. Yes, the little scroll ball does get sticky from time to time, but a good cleaning with alcohol and a q-tip works wonders. I've owned 2 Mighty Mouse(s?) and loved those even better because they were wireless. One quit working after several years and the other broke in pieces when it was dropped on a hard floor. Apple replaced these with the Magic Mouse, which is more awkward, too thin and doesn't have the two buttons on the side, which I programmed for Expose. I wish Apple would bring back the WIRELESS Mighty Mouse, I really miss that one!! Guess I'll have to use a hardwired one or get a Magic Mouse...not that magical. :(

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse. Period.

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    Yes scroll ball will be unreliable if you are riding in dirt and not keeping it clean.

    I have two of these and am getting a third. Simple. And 4 button mouse is absolutely needed if you use your Mac for business. Expose and Spaces (need Total Spaces now for Mountian Lion). I have a Magic Mouse and do not like it - it is missing the side buttons and the 3rd mouse button.

    Nothing but thumbs up on this. And the main reason I only give it the 4 stars is the fact that the scroll ball in the mouse with about 100K on it will become unreliable - so go get it fixed/cleaned...!

    It's a $45 dollar mouse, not $90.

    :)

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse, no cheese for you

    • Written by from Cranston

    This mouse looks slick, I'll give it that. And the scroll nub is pretty nice.

    What's terrible is the clicking of the buttons. Without a clear left or right demarcation, the functionality is abysmal. Clicking is always imprecise with this thing. Left clicks are hard to achieve, and right clicks are impossible.

    Lastly, the cord is far too short.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Geraldine

    This mouse is not a scratch on the Logitech product

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse!

    • Written by from Garrattsville

    This is the most frustrating and infuriating piece of junk I've ever encountered. The stupid thing makes pages fly all over the place zooming in and out and sending out crazy commands and never doing what you want it to do. I work in Logic and Photoshop and need to do precise moves but it always misreads my slightest touch and sends all the pages on a zoom out and then back in and then out again... relentlessly. It does it at the most inopportune moments and basically freaks out constantly, upsetting any kind of flow I have and messing up important info I am trying to click. The sad part is, I bought this to have as a backup to my wireless mouse which constantly gets cut off from my bluetooth and won't reconnect. So, now when that happens, my back up is an even worse piece of garbage. Apple mouses are complete junk. I'm about to chuck them both out the window and try another brand. Sad they can't get their act together on these very basic products. And sadder still that others are doing such a better job.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible device

    • Written by from Kearny

    Scroll ball stopped scrolling after one month of use. Doesn't work on some surfaces that my Logitech works on.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - scrolls only one way

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Depending on the settings, it just scrolls up or down - NOT BOTH ! The left / right scroll works fine. Feel kind of cheated since you pay a premium for quality products from Apple.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is the cable so short?

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Why would you design the mouse with such a short cable when you've also designed the previous Macbook Pro with all the usb ports on the left hand side? really apple, that's your definition of a great design?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but cable too short

    • Written by from CHIPMAN

    I love this mouse, have had it for years without any problems whatsoever -- but doesn't Apple know that some of us use desktop computers with pull-out drawers?

    In order to use it with the standard cord I had too have the monitor much to close, and I suffered like this until I ordered a USB cable extension. (Am I the only person who didn't know such extensions existed?)

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel never works properly

    • Written by from SHERMAN OAKS

    Nice design, but i've had to replace the mouse 4 times over a two year period. Why? The scroll wheel stops working after a couple of months, due the the poor design of the small ball. I am a clean person, do not use food, or have dirty hands when using keyboard/mouse, yet even the smallest amount of natural accumulated dirt will render the scroll wheel inoperable.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all about that scrolling ball

    • Written by from McKinney

    The Good: The rest of the functionality of this mouse is great. Meets all the needs that a designer could ask for. Have been using it for years now.

    Like any mouse with a scrolling ball, it gets dirty. That's not the issue, the issue is finding a way to clean it. I had to pry mine open with a letter opener, unfasten two electrical strips, three screws and a clip that holds the ball down. If it wasn't for the spare mouse (one that had the same issue before) I wouldn't have a mouse right now.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but useless

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This mouse has a chronic problem of dirt clogging the scroll ball - there are plenty of reports on the Internet about this poor design problem. While Apple provides official cleaning instructions, they do not work well. Additionally, the mouse cannot be opened to clean without breaking it, since the body is glued together. As beautiful and elegant as it is, this mouse will become dysfunctional within a few months.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    See the 12/28/12 Mr. Clean magic eraser solution - it works

    • Written by from yonkers

    I looked at this suggestion from 12/28/12 even after I purchased a Rocksoul laser mouse for my Imac; it worked~
    First, after using a magic eraser back and forth, it worked slightly better than not at all. But then, I read the whole review - the part about rolling the mouse scroll button back and forth vigorously over a clean piece paper. The dirt inside the mouse was wiped off on the clean piece of paper. I did this several times and now the mouse works just fine. Great solution!

    I was irritated by this malfunction too, but I have to admit, after seeing what came off on that paper, that is makes sense that dirt and oils will effect the functioning of this - and any other - scroll button mouse.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mr. Clean fixed my bad mouse

    • Written by from Marietta

    My roll ball has not worked for months. I was frustrated and was gonna buy a Logitech since this is my third Mac mouse that has developed the same problem. I use a slightly damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Many rolls of the ball on the magic eraser with slight down pressure on the ball and it started to work. I then rolled it vigorously on a clean piece of paper, then the eraser then the paper again. It now once again works like new.

    I love the mouse when it works and hate it when it doesn't, so I gave it a pretty low rating, but maybe you can fix yours as well and the rating might increase.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but...

    • Written by from CAMARILLO

    This is a great mouse and I love using it. The scroll ball is really natural way to scroll through web pages and documents, BUT you will have to maintain it. It frequently collects dusk and debris as well as oil from your fingers. Best way to keep it working is to use some isopropyl alcohol and work the scroll ball. The other thing is that Apple wants $49, which seems rather steep to me. I don't remember paying that much for it 3 yrs ago.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed Apple Product

    • Written by from Dallas

    Worst mouse ever. Scroll ball stops working after several months. It literally is the worst thing that Apple has ever created.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Gaucín

    Have had one of those for about two years. Worked fine for a while, then the scrolling began to behave erratically (down was OK, up was not). Found some tips on how to clean it (using alcohol, white paper,...). That worked for a while, but eventually, I had to clean it every week or so. Recently, the right-click began to show signs of weakness as well, and today... well, the mouse simply stopped working altogether, with the thing getting confused between right-click, scrolling and left-click. Very disappointing from Apple, especially after I had to buy a new power adapter for a McBookAir not even 2 years old! I have an iMac, 2 McBook Air, 1 mini, one iPod, but seriously, I will think twice before buying Apple again next time.

    10 of 12 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like it.

    • Written by from dorchester

    I've had the mouse for a long time now (about 3 months) and it works just fine. I like it because it is more comfortable to my hand than the magic mouse. I just think its a little pricey for a wired mouse.

    8 of 9 people found this useful