• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Slow Tracking

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I adjusted the tracking speed in system preferences to the fastest speed, and STILL this mouse requires about 4 square feet of physical desktop space to move the cursor an inch or two. I don't understand this.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from London

    Wont work on a standard surface (apple magic mouse and other mouses do), cord is ridiculously short and its pricey. Bad combination.

    44 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    How to clean the scroll wheel

    • Written by from Miami Beach

    I have had on going problems with the scroll wheel only working to scroll downward. I tried cleaning it with numerous products to no avail, until now.

    Use a dry Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. A couple of wipes while pressing down lightly on the ball and VOILA! It works as good as new!

    73 of 76 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    wire too short, stops scrolling

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    I agree about the scroll wheel issue so many have commented on. I just got mine back working (only 6 months old) by using compressed air. Hope it stays fixed. Last time I followed advice I found on-line and tried rolling the wheel back and forth vigorously. That did not work this time.

    I wouldn't mind a longer cord either. Also, it is very finicky about the cut and paste right click location. You have to monkey around with it to find a mysterious sweet spot so that pop-up menu with cut and paste options shows.

    It's true that when it comes to mice, Apple needs to hire some Logitech engineers. I loved my wireless Logitech mouse with my MacBook. Maybe I will go back to using that instead...

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse

    • Written by from Riverport

    Found the suggestion by David F of 4Apr12 to be most helpful. Now happily scrolling instead of having to use the scroll bar on the side. Thanks for the great tip.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Abysmal.

    • Written by from Newburyport

    The tremendous two feet of cord provided would easily be enough to meet anyone's needs, unless they happen to own a recent Mac laptop. You see, in a stunning display of carelessness, Apple decided to place all USB ports on the left side of their laptops, giving the user about eight inches of usable cord. You can always run the cord under the laptop if you don't mind the inevitable wobble that will occur every time you try to actually use your computer. The scroll ball is an abomination. It's just an awful idea that has been poorly executed. The "touch sensitive shell" only recognizes right clicks when you deliberately take the time to think about where you will placing your fingers, and even then it doesn't always work. I don't even know where to start with unnecessary and, quite frankly, useless side buttons. Anytime I try to use them, I have to squeeze the mouse so hard that it registers as a left-click. Even now, I am now being forced to use a stack of paper as a mouse pad because even the slight discoloration of wood grain throws off the "precision optical sensor", which the website assures me does not require a mouse pad. Overall, a saddening amount of money, resources, time, and labor went into making this travesty.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll mechanism fails

    • Written by from Tomball

    I have had three Apple optical scroll wheel mice, two wireless and one USB. In a 16 month period, all three have developed the same malfunction: the scroll wheel will not scroll vertically in both directions. I could either scroll up or scroll down, but not in both directions. This problem has been previously reported bo other reviewers and is apparently quite common. While I am biased toward Apple products in general, this one is a dud.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just got it

    • Written by from Newport

    i just got it like a half an hour ago, its awesome but i still kinda like to use the trackpad haha but im pretty sure i will just use it for gaming, and i think its a little overpriced.

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at being a mouse, but flawed.

    • Written by from MAGNOLIA

    For one thing, this mouse is quite overpriced at essentially 50 dollars (for a wired mouse? Really?). It doesn't have a solid feel in the hand, since it is plastic and weighs nearly nothing. It hardly matches with the recent Apple build-quality aesthetic.

    The ball is cool since it allows you to scroll 360º, but it's so small that it takes irritatingly long to scroll through long documents.

    The absolute worst part is that if you try using this with a Macbook that doesn't have a standalone keyboard, you're out of luck. The cord is short to make it look like desk candy, but it prevent right-handed users (ie most of the world) from simply using the mouse with their computer. Huge oversight/laziness on the part of the designers.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not made for production environments

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    If you're a prepress mac operator, designer or do anything on a Mac for a living do not rely on this mouse. Keep a back up! I'm going to assume that most of us on here fall into this category and that we all need the precision on a wired mouse. I've taken mine apart multiple times and keep canned air in my desk just because I own this mouse. So on top of the $50 add a supply of canned air to that price.

    I'm going to pick up a cheap Logitech LS1 because I know it will be there for me when I need it. Buyer Beware!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Can't Use the Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Delphos

    I had to switch to a PC mouse because the Apple mouse has a fat rear that sticks up against the back of your hand. It applies pressure to the base of my thumb that makes it really sore. I really dislike the design of the Apple mouse. If you have small hands, you probably wouldn't like it, either.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    COMPLETELY WORTHLESS!!!!!

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    I bought a new Apple desktop computer a couple of months ago and found myself going back to the store because the scrolling button on the mouse stopped working. They tested it in the store and it started working again. So, I took it home and it worked for about a month. Now the scrolling ball will not scroll down. It never really scrolled horizontally!!! So, back to the Apple store I go with this WORTHLESS GARBAGE!!! I'm UPSET beyond words, but take some solace in knowing I'm not alone. Apple should take this junk off the market.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Burlington

    I have been using my mouse for close to 4 years now. Although I do have both types, the wireless for my laptop and the wired for my desktop, I prefer it to the wireless as it has more of the functions that I want for work. I clean it, and my keyboard, once every few months with a disinfecting wipe and find that to be enough to keep them both working smoothly and effectively. I don't find that the ball gums up as others say, all of my functions continue to work and work well. After 4 years of use 8 hours per day 5 days a week I think this product is well worth the money and beats any other mouse I have used over my extensive office experience.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement

    • Written by from Gainesville

    It starts working fine with ease, simplicity & beauty as promoted, but that starts fading away after a while & there's nothing one can do about it. The most annoying problem is the scrolling. Maybe it's because we the Apple customers consider your products to be excellent or flawless, but I went ahead & bought the same mouse even when the first one failed, yet the same happened again. I need a third mouse at this moment.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problematic scroll ball

    • Written by from San Diego

    The scroll ball becomes dirty easily and once dirty won't scroll. Cleaning is possible, but time consuming, difficult and unreliable. I spend around 20 minutes every day cleaning the scroll ball and today the ball still won't scroll up.

    Once my new mouse arrives, I'm going to smash this mouse with a bat, drive over it with a car, set it on fire and nuke the remains.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Take it off the market!

    • Written by from Orrs Island

    Judging by the echoes in these reviews of my own experience with this mouse I think it is time for Apple to admit they have a less-than-acceptable product here and should do a favor for all of us who prefer a wired mouse to the wireless and pull this one off the market and design and build a better mouse (trap, unnecessary).

    24 of 25 people found this useful