• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short-Lived Romance

    • Written by from Mount Vernon

    I've had 8 of these mice. They start off as the answer to all your dreams. The little 360-degree roller ball has you thinking life is good. (And I LOVE the smooth one-big-button surface.) Then the little ball quits working. Then you can't use the mouse at all. So you take it to the Apple store and the Genius Bar guys try to clean the ball and it works better for another week or so, then you're back at the store with the same tale. The staff replaces the mouse for free. Then the entire cycle starts over. Then you have to buy the mice yourself. Basically, once the ball gets dirty (and it always does), the $50 mouse dies.

    Perhaps, like me, you then decide to try the Magic Mouse. You're free of the dirty-roller-ball problem, but that Magic Mouse is not good. You put in MUCH effort to hit your target. It's VERY hard to be precise -- and the low profile does not make your hand muscles happy.

    My advice: Give up on Apple mice and look elsewhere.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    • Written by from Towson

    The scroll ball is intermittent at best. It often only works in one direction and sometimes not at all. i'd get a magic mouse if it came in a wired version, but the one i have on my other computer has its batteries die every few months, often just when you don't have any spares on hand.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse cord too short among other things

    • Written by from Kerhonkson

    i thought that i would revisit the apple mouse after 5 years. nothing has changed!
    i had the wireless first and that was horrible..
    now the cord on the non-wireless is so short - it doesn't reach around to the right side of my macbook? what moron designed this?
    i mean really - didn't you test the length?
    i want my money back!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Mouse

    • Written by from Dickson

    My college has multiple Mac labs that have around 20 iMacs per lab. Each of these iMacs use this horrible mouse. It's like winning the lottery to find a mouse with a scroll ball that works properly.

    Not only is the scroll (or lack thereof) frustrating, but the buttons on the side are too sensitive. If you have large hands or a tight grip, you will keep pushing those without meaning to. I've seen this happen to many people many times.

    Here's another problem: The cord is far to short. When using on the iMac, you have a limited area of where your hand can go. When using on a Macbook Pro (with USB ports on the left), a right-handed person doesn't have the cord length to use the mouse.

    And another: The bottom gets really gross and may scratch up the surface it's on. It's like a dirt magnet.

    All in all, when I'm at my college, I prefer to work on my Macbook Pro simply because the trackpad is amazing, and the Apple Mouse belongs in the trash. I've ordered an iMac for myself, and you better believe I chose the Magic Trackpad...


    I do not own one of these (nor do I ever intend on owning one).

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed.

    • Written by

    The 1st one that came with my iMac lasted 8-9 months before it started being difficult, scrolling problems. Only much later after much frustration did I search about it to find all kinds of bad comments. I bought a new one that lasted a few months, replaced under warranty, that lasted about the same time & replaced. Finally after another 6 months when it started going bad, I just replaced it with a LogiTec that has been fine. It's clear that this was a poorly designed piece of equipment that should have been recalled and replaced with a non-defective mouse. It doesn't deserve a 1 star rating and you can't do your own service on this piece of junk.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll bar craters early

    • Written by from Lander

    Scroll ball just plain stops working due to whatever reason...dirt, skin oil, etc. But you can't service the stupid thing without destroying the plastic bits holding the mouse together. I'd give it less than one star if it were possible. Real "green" design Apple...thanks.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke within 6 months

    • Written by from Mentor

    I agree with the other posts. The scroll ball only lets me scroll up, but not down! For its price it should be able to do jumping jacks and make me pancakes for breakfast! Its only getting one star!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad apple

    • Written by from Rochester

    The scroll wheel started malfunctioning within one month of use. Should have replaced it then but I was able to eventually get it working again. This went on for a year. Now it just quit and nothing I do fixes it. Time to shop for a different brand.

    14 of 20 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Moody

    • Written by from Omaha

    I will never buy another one of these. The scroll bar requires constant maintenance, and only works about half the time.

    13 of 15 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Dexter

    I had this mouse less than 6 months and the roller ball on the top started acting up.,by 8 months that feature did not work. I am not a computer wizard by even the lowest level so it is very frustrating for me to try to use my computer. I would look into buying something sturdier.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap mouse

    • Written by from St. Thomas

    i thought when i bought an iMac I was buying quality... the mouse (wired) that came with it is basically useless after a short time... it can't be cleaned properly... it is so frustrating... and it's not an infrequent problem judging from this site....

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball fails

    • Written by from Buenos Aires

    Scroll ball does not work properly. Don´y buy, it is not worth it.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse

    • Written by from Layton

    This mouse is not worth your money. It is not easy to clean the track ball and jams up all the time. Not worth fifty bucks!!!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse With Built in Obsolesence

    • Written by from ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

    I've had this mouse for just over 1 year....the cursor jumps all over the page from the very start. Then the page up scroll went bad...now it's the page down scroll.
    Surely with all of the complaints on this side re: this product, Apple would have fixed it by now!!!
    What's the story?

    5 of 6 people found this useful