• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow

    • Written by from VISTA

    Natively slow, even at its fastest tracking setting. It needed a third-party app to boost its speed.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MOUSE TRACT BALL FAILURE

    • Written by from CHARLEVOIX

    THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THIS MOUSE BECAUSE OF TRACT BALL FAILURE.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    track ball unreliable

    • Written by from los angeles

    The trackball fails to work multiple times a session. The non-funtioning trackball cannot be disassembled to be cleaned. It's maddening!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse is a piece of Garbage

    • Written by from TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

    Another example of Apple's form over function failure. The mouse looks nice, but the little teeny track ball gets all gunked up then doesn't work. And despite Apple's instruction on how to clean it- cleaning doesn't work. I never, ever had this problem on any home or work PC mouse.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Halifax

    Much regret my Macally White Mouse died and had to be replaced with this one, which is far too heavy and has a scroll wheel that is is ridicuously too small: its relatively easy to scroll down - but try scrolling upwards! Its a real crock after the other one and I use it very little on my MacBook Plus.

    Nor do I have any need for all those buttons, one is plenty; it only confuses the issue to do commands on the mouse that can perfectly well be done on the screen via the keyboard or pad.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No right click

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    Contrary to the documentation claims mine does not right click. I even went to the trouble to reinstall the software, totally shut my computer down and then restart it and, yes, I've made sure the secondary click is enabled. I've searched the Apple support site hoping to find old drivers for the mouse without success so I have no choice, but to return it. Thank God I bought it from a local retailer with a money back satisfaction guarantee.

    7 of 9 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only a single button at a time

    • Written by from Redmond

    The Apple Mouse only has the ability to record a single button press on the pressure-sensitive top area of the mouse. This means that you cannot simultaneously press both the left and right buttons to any effect. If you plan on playing many kinds of games -- including some top-selling titles on the App Store, Steam for Mac, or even various Flash/Web games -- you're going to be very, very disappointed with this mouse.

    For less than the price of this mouse you can get one from almost any other manufacturer that will both work perfectly with all the regular Mac applications as well as with the Mac's growing library of games.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse, they last me only 10-12 months buy at your own risk

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Like everyone said the trackball stops working I am currently on my third mouse soon to be called into AppleCare. This is a poorly designed product, while I love the function of the mouse being told I need to clean the trackball by rubbing it on my leg is crazy. I have older mice without the trackball that work fine years and years later, not months. My big complaint is in another two months I'm off AppleCare so I will need a FIFTH MOUSE by next year which I will never buy, just replace with a normal USB mouse instead. I refuse to waste money on a poorly designed product just to match. This mouse should of been designed to be cleaned and no rubbing on your leg or a piece of paper is not something anyone should be forced to do.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    total rubbish

    • Written by from Bicton

    inaccurate, fiddly and breaks down easily. possibly my least favourite mouse of all time.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment

    • Written by from Kettering

    There are roughly four years worth of complaints about the trackball here. My system is almost three years old. From the recent postings, it appears that there has been no improvement. That is disappointing. All the recent glitz about new products, but no progress on an improvement.

    I am tired of having to continually clean the trackball (using stronger methods than a piece of paper). The side buttons never did work well for me, so I turned them off. Tracking accuracy is good, I think I am going to replace this mouse with the track pad.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY bad!!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This mouse, and especially the scroll ball in this thing, is the worst thing Apple ever mad. Got one, scroll ball bye bye. Got a second one, within a few months, scroll ball bye bye!!! Have a friend with exactly the same problem! And I feel bad too since I suggested he got a magic mouse when he was looking for a new mouse. Horrible horrible horrible!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tracking ball

    • Written by from Verona

    the tracking ball is horrible!
    do not buy!

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay if it's free.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This came with my new Mac Pro in 2008. It worked great for 3 months then the tiny ball got so clogged with dust that it would never scroll properly again (and i am a super clean person too -- I just use the computer for 8 hours daily). Apple forums supply home remedy methods of cleaning it out, but they might make it work a little better for another 3 days. Also it is not designed to clean. Perhaps it's designed to be disposible?

    Also it's the most oddly shaped thing (since the original iMac g3 era gawdawful mouse). It's uncomfortable and has these buttons poorly placed on the sides of the mouse. Everybody I know deactivates these buttons in system preferences because they're so intrusive to mouse workflow. By default, if you pick up the mouse you will inevitably activate something, and more than likely it will interrupt whatever task you were doing which required you to pick up the mouse in the first place.

    Let's recap. The scroll bar will likely not be able the scroll down within 3 months, and the buttons on the sides you will have to deactivate in order not be annoyed to death whenever you need to pick up or adjust your grip on the mouse. Therefore it points and clicks and that's it (whilst being uncomfortable). This is the worst thing currently available from Apple.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from erwin

    This mouse is awful!

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Montclair

    The scroll ball gets dirty and fails to work. The mouse is not designed to be taken apart to be cleaned. The left and right buttons don't respond properly.

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT!!!!

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    • Written by from WEST PALM BEACH

    So during the summer of 2009 my scrollbar stopped working...But ijust worked with it cuz im 13 and cant afford a 50 dollar mouse...Then today the bottom ring snaps off.....So I had to patch it together with tape beause im trying to get a video camera and cant buy a 70 dollar trackpad....

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Mouse

    • Written by from New York

    Has this product been shelved yet? It's quite telling when Apple employees even tell me not to buy it. The big problem, as you've read, is the scroll wheel. Any microscopic debris that gets into the wheel renders it ineffective. And worthless as a mouse. Right now it's sitting on my shelf as I used an old PC mouse until I got the Magic Mouse. Spend the extra money for that - yeah, it has battery life problems but it's at least functional.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Budd Lake

    I had to jump through hoops to get Apple to replace the first one. The scroll kept getting clogged. You cannot open it to clean it like every other mouse. I had to go down to my closest Apple store for a replacement (30 miles away)...then the second one did the same thing in a matter of 2 months. I love Apple products, but this mouse sx big time. what are they thinking?

    7 of 13 people found this useful