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    Dust can kill this mouse. Can't clean it.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

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    Not up to Par

    • Written by from Grosse Pointe Woods

    With products so good, how can the Apple mouse be so poorly designed. I own an iMac, a Mac Book, and a Mac Book Pro and although these are tremendous products, the mouse interface is awful. The scroll button sticks, then eventually stop working. Is is the worst mouse that I have ever used. I have purchased a competitor's product that I am much happier with. Mr. Jobs, please put a few of your best people on solving the mouse interface issue. Really, it shouldn't take more than a few weeks to come up with something better.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product Apple ever made

    • Written by from Mumbai

    One of the worst design Apple ever made, as usual I blindly believed this Apple product and bought one. It works as long as the scrolling ball is clean, once it accumulates some dust inside may be within 6 months to one year, the ball miss behaves and won't work properly. Most dumb part of the design is you can't even clean, the mouse is sealed you have to break open if you like to clean on your own.

    Over all do not waste money, Never buy this product.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but a pain!

    • Written by from Naperville

    The scroll ball doesn't always work. It will stop working for days at a time, and then just start working again. I get so frustrated I have to stop using the computer.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Needs to retink this Mouse.

    • Written by from Rochester

    After many years on a PC, I bought an iMac 2 years ago.

    All of my previous mice worked as advertised for a long period of time. (years)

    This one started having problems with the trackball after about a year.

    I tried to keep it as clean as possible, but after about a Year and a half it just quit and wont work at all!

    it IS small enough for children's hands ( I have none) and maneuvers easily, but the wired aspect make it need more room on my desk than I have sometimes.

    Apple needs to put a scroll wheel in this instead.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

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    Buy an iPod instead

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    Just like all the other complaints, the ball sticks! I have tried the online fixes and they work for a while but then it is back to the same issue over and over. I am on my 3rd one hoping the problem would go away. Shame on Apple for making an inferior mouse and shame on me for falling for it over and over. Of all the fine Apple products you buy this should not be one of them.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Chicago

    I don't understand how Apple could have messed up so badly. My Blackberry, which is over two years old and uses a scroll ball as well, has never given me this sticking problem.

    If you can manage to have desert-dry hands and keep the mouse in a humidity-controlled room it will be fine.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

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    Hate this!

    • Written by from LAGUNA NIGUEL

    I used this mouse in journalism and photoshop classes and I cannot deal with it! The ball never works and it is not ergonomically correct at all. I would not recommend this at any price.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

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    Clean hands but mouse still dirty

    • Written by from Ladonia

    Many of the positive reviews blame the dirty mouse on the user eating junk food, having a dirty house or being picky. I have gone through at least 4 mice and found the same thing to happen every time no matter how often I clean it or my hands.
    With that said, an odd thing happened once after doing some system diagnostics, the mouse worked for a day-and-a-half; right out of the blue, no cleaning - it just started working while I had an Apple Tech. on the phone. After we corrected the software problem I was having I told her about the mouse, when she asked for the symptoms, I used the mouse so I'd be able to report the problem exactly but there was nothing wrong with it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Once again about the scrolling ball!

    • Written by from sharon

    I want to share my experience with this product. I was exited to get the mouse: it lay perfectly in my hand, buttons are comfortable and it would be absolutely perfect if the scrolling ball didn't stop to scroll up at first - then stopped scrolling at all!
    What a disappointment! Shame on you Apple!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Mouse

    • Written by from Kennett Square

    My first Apple (Mighty) Mouse died after the scroll-ball stopped working. I've had my second Apple (Mighty) Mouse for about six months and I can't scroll up. I've tried cleaning it, but it still won't work. Do not buy this mouse.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

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    No good...don't buy this.

    • Written by from Huntington Station

    Bought my iMac this past summer with the Apple Mouse. It was only a month old when the scroll ball just decided to work when it felt like working. Now it doesn't scroll down at all, no matter what I do. One would think that a mouse that costs $49 would do what it's supposed to do, and it should certainly do what it's supposed to do for longer than one month. I plan on investing in the Magic Mouse in the very near future.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

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    Horrible dont buy

    • Written by from Orangeville

    impossible to clean. also scroll ball stops responding after very little use. basically it is horrible don't waste your money

    11 of 14 people found this useful

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    Great mouse... not!!

    • Written by from Portland

    Three months use is all I got out of it, before the roller died. I am disappointed that $50 only gets you a temporary mouse.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    World's worst mouse!!!

    • Written by from Nepean

    I've gone through two of these mice. Neither managed to last two months. The scroll wheel constantly malfunctions despite cleaning it. Very costly for something that doesn't work. Apple can build an amazing computer, yet something as simple and necessary as mouse seems to have them baffled.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

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    Spend more time cleaning than using!

    • Written by from Lewiston

    I have the wireless version which I spend about an hour a week getting the small ball to scroll properly. Although I have the 3 year warranty and am well within it, all I get is encouragement to keep cleaning it. I've owned half dozen mice over the years and have Never had this many problems. They should all be recalled and replaced!

    25 of 29 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Philadelphia

    this is the cheapest mouse i have ever used, i have had this IMAC for 8 months and i am ready for my third mouse, the ball stops working, plain junk

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrollball failure

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    Purchased 6 months ago and scrollball has failed. Can only scroll up but not down. Disappointing.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

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    • Written by from EDGARTOWN

    Wow. Had it a month and the scroll wheel is stuck. Sure don't feel like cracking the mouse open and fixing it..

    9 of 10 people found this useful

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    Design faults

    • Written by

    Hi im a UK user and I got my mac after my husband desided i would get more use out of it creatively, I was also gaming a lot on it and enjoyed the panoramic views I got with my screen and high definition in wow. Then after about 1 year I got the same issues as the other users here.
    1) the mouse cable is too short to use on conventional desks so I got an extention.
    2) the roller ball doesnt work for scrolling which links in wow terms to zoom in or out and for healing limits you by 1 button.
    3) there is only one side button and only two buttons that can only be used alternatetly.
    4) I have to scrape the dust and grime off the bottom of my mouse every week!
    5) the pointer will periodically jump from one side of the screen to the other randomly!
    6) the size of the mouse means that users who are on the mac all day will get a sore polished effect on their hand where it rubs on the desk.

    So to sumarise you get 3 less buttons than a £3 Tesco value mouse and half the wire length. The price tag on this mouse has got to go! Only thing is when you use a microsoft mouse you can't use the side button fuction or any other customised fuctions on the mouse. Thought that the mac was supposed to be accessory friendly but its not. (btw not just the mouse the keyboard I have is microsoft too and it wont let me use EU settings and crashes it!)

    7 of 8 people found this useful