• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts my wrist:(

    • Written by

    i use this mouse at school and due to the fact i adjusted to a magic mouse it hurts my wrist now other then that nice extras

    PS fix the dirty ball!

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Bismarck

    I've had my mac for about 3 years. The mouse started acting up about 1 yr ago. The button on top was not working properly. It helped to roll it on a piece of paper, which was a tip suggested on line, but eventually this didn't help. I'm not impressed with this apple product. When you buy Apple, I'd like to think you'd get better quality, especially for the price.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    don't bother

    • Written by from Burbank

    one of the worst apple products. doesn't hold up after 4 months (of rigorous use.)

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the mouse-hate the scrollball

    • Written by from Hampton

    I love this mouse for one reason, it's ergonomically perfect for my hand and I don't have carpal tunnel symptoms anymore after using this mouse for 7 months. But that's the only reason I gave it two stars. I have been having trouble with the scrollball since within about a month of owning it and it's a real pain when you can't get the ball to work. I do work on my computer that requires a scrollball to save time and my hand and this mouse just isn't cutting it! I wish they'd have a recall on these and replace it with one that works well for the life of the mouse.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ergonomics: not & scroll ball: breaks

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I gave this 2 instead of 1 start because this is the first Apple mouse that I actually like, if I didn't have to replace it 3 times in one year! I have tried other brands that were actually ergonomic and they don't always work with my computer. Other than the ball breaking way too quickly, the Apple mouse always interfaces. Apple, I know style is extremely important to you and me too, but when are you going to issue a mouse and keyboard for those of us who actually have to work them for a living?

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid avoid avoid!!

    • Written by from Coventry

    It is a sleek mouse with a comfortable design but incredibly unreliable. Not only does it stutter on many surfaces (the cursor jumps across the screen), the underside is also incredibly prone to scratches.

    Worst of all, the scroll wheel. It stops working oh so often. Before anyone points out user fault, I have NEVER dropped or hit the mouse against anything hard. The wheel just stops working and refuses to scroll in one or more direction, after 'persuasive methods' it comes back.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, terrible performance

    • Written by from Western Springs

    what frustrates me so much about this mouse is how much I love the way it is DESIGNED to work, but I hate the way it DOESN'T work. I do a lot of audio editing and the 360 degree scroller is WONDERFUL when it works. But after one year it now malfunctions so much I've had to get a replacement (and I'm not dropping another $50 just to have the same problem come up again). Better to just get a cheap mouse and supplement it with a Contour Shuttle Xpress (I love that thing)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Calgary

    It looks good, but that's about it. Track ball often stops working after a couple months of use, probably dirt clogs it up. The slim profile is brutal for power users and your wrist will cramp up. The right click feature is a pain and you will often click it without intention, better to use as a one button mouse. I like my mighty mouse beside my mac because it matches the keyboard, but truthfully it's a real let down as a production tool. This is one apple product that you will want to replace.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech or even Microsoft mice better

    • Written by from New York

    These things break all the time. Most recently, my "left" button lost it's ability to hold (i.e. while pushing down, the OS would think I had released the button after about 3-4 seconds).

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ummmm.....

    • Written by from Scotch Plains

    It was very good for a while, but then it got dirty very easily. Easy, but annoying to clean. Something got in the scroll ball, though, so now I can't scroll down....

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Surface Issue

    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    The roller ball is cool yet wondering when it will deliver problems like most have reported. My issue is it won't work on my desk! I have to lay a piece of paper down to get any free-flow movement of the mouse on my computer screen.
    Same surface feel as the Apple store surface where the computers are displayed. And it worked at my computer consultants house on her dining table. Lame!
    Apple should offer credit to purchase another mouse!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No shelf life...

    • Written by from Mississauga

    My mouse is about 2 years old, and the scroll ball has officially died. I've been cleaning the mouse religiously, even taking care to clean the ball with a q-tip, but I guess it didn't make a difference. As other reviewers have mentioned, once dust/dirt gets inside the scroll ball area, it's doomed.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Idea......Too Bad

    • Written by from Ashland

    I write this after my 4th mouse. If the rollerball could be cleaned then this would be an awesome mouse! It never fails, after 3-4 months the rollerball just stops working.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great as Long as it works

    • Written by from La Crescenta

    worked great for 5 months. then the tracking ball stopped working.

    big disappointment

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but gets dirty easily

    • Written by from modesto

    Works well but gets dirt on it real quick and also the scroll stops working because of dirt and stuff in it but with a couple of wipes its good as new

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Great Concept but...

    • Written by from Riyadh

    Absolute Great Concept but it falls immediately on practicality...

    it needs weekly Scroll cleaning, otherwise it will stuck!

    this is the first time I've experienced a mouse that requires cleaning (I mean for crying out loud who has the time!)

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay, but not great

    • Written by from Falmouth

    I got a mighty mouse with my new imac, looking at it out of the box it's very cool and appears to have cool features. Here are the ups and the downs -

    Ups
    - Looks great
    - matches other apple gear
    - scroll ball nice to use (though see below)

    Downs
    - Cord is way too short. It won't even reach across my desk, which is not all that wide. I've had to pull the imac in the be able to reach the mouse.
    - the scroll ball went screwy within my first week of using it.
    - way too sensitive - I ended up with it continuously clicking this morning over in a corner, and my hot corners appear suddenly if I even nudge the mouse slightly in the wrong direction

    Overall, there are much better mice out there, I wouldn't buy this mouse and i'm getting a different mouse to use with my imac - one that the cord reaches all the way across my desk....

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The scroll problem can be fixed!! but Im still not impressed!

    • Written by from CLEVEDON

    I find this mouse unreliable in just 1 MONTH the scroll stopped working up and down.
    I fixed it as good as new by rubbing the roller ball quite hard up and down and in a circular mothion for a good couple of minutes with a cloth and some cleaning fluid and its now working again. I do think the design is un reliable though! Ive had problems with the mouse getting stuck so I cant click and I find the spaces feature helpful but also irritating at the same time as it seems to go to spaces even when I havnt touched the sides.
    Ive never owned a mac mouse that hasnt broke. This one came with my new mac but I have a feeling its not going to last long.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy Cord Frays Easily

    • Written by from Madison

    While in general I've liked this mouse, since I carry it back and forth to school in my backpack the cord has begun to fray where it meets the mouse. This is highly annoying and Apple should have known better because they had the same problem with flimsy cords on their laptop power adapters. Simply putting some stronger rubber around where the cord comes out would have solved this problem, but oh well Apple has to be stylish. I won't buy this mouse again.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I really wanted to like this mouse. Came with my new iMac along with the new silver flat keyboard (which is amazing) and I gave it a try. I probably used it longer then I would another mouse just because I liked the way it looked and wanted to to be for me. But alas, this mouse is not very user-friendly. The scroll wheel is nice in theory, but in reality it is too small and too sensitive. Having only a single click that registers which finger is being used and then appropriately respondes with a left or right click just doesn't work. Too often I have my right finger still slightly resting on the mouse and it doesn't register my left click, which gets really frusturating when working Excel.

    3 of 4 people found this useful