• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design

    • Written by from Wellesley

    In typical Apple fashion the product is overpriced, over-designed and under-engineered. Scroll ball gets dirty and does not work. When set up with right click enabled the mouse has a hard time determining whether your click is right or left. Works fine for a few months then becomes a pain.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't see the problem...

    • Written by from East Setauket

    My husband purchased me an iMac for as an anniversary gift approximately a year and a half ago. I was mainly a PC/Windows user - I had never owned an Apple/Mac product before, so just about everything about it was foreign to me.

    I have to admit, while I LOVED the iMac's 24 inch screen, ease of use and the fact that the entire computer was built into the monitor (eliminated the tower and freeing up space), I initially HATED the keyboard and mouse that came with it in the box. I wasn't used to typing on something so flat, and while I liked the size of the keys, I didn't care for the fact that the keys weren't raised and staggered in height (meaning the overall tilt of more traditional keyboards). However, it didn't take me long to adjust to this new style and now my finger literally fly over the keys. I make few mistakes and notice that I don't become fatigued like I used to when I have to do a lot of typing.

    Now, to the mouse...yes I hated this thing too :o) I did NOT like that it didn't have the right and left click buttons. I eventually became used to it, and then I discovered that I could set up this mouse like the more traditional mouses (mice?) I was used to with a left and right click button. I love the buttons on the side as well. I find this little thing to be extremely versatile, ergonomic and easy to use. The scroll ball is amazing as well. It takes very little effort to move it around, which makes navigating a web page and documents very easy to do.

    As for the people who have given this product poor reviews, stating that it becomes dirty? First of all, anything we touch with our hands has the potential for getting dirty, which is why it is prudent that we take proper care of these items prior to handling. I have had this same mouse for a year and a half now. The white plastic casing and ball are as clean as and function as perfectly as the day I pulled it out of the box. I have had ZERO issues with any dirt, moisture and/or oils from my hands getting into the creases or down into the scroll ball. Then again, I always make sure my hands are clean and dry before I ever touch ANY of my electronics and I never eat around them.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse. Terrible scroll ball

    • Written by from Newtonville

    I have gone through 2 mighty mouses and each time, the mouse's scroll ball stops working because dirt gets inside. It stinks when this happens, though I am now use to just pulling the page with the drag or using the down key. Upgrading to magic mouse in a few weeks

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully...until it doesn't

    • Written by from El Paso

    AGE: 30 to 40
    SEX: Male
    OCCUPATION: High School Teacher
    COMPUTER USE: Above Average

    All my files were Mac when I moved to Texas over 10 years ago. My new district had NO support for Macs, so I was forced to become a Windows user. Recently, I have switched back to Mac and never looked back.

    We use our Mac across many applications and I absolutely LOVED the mouse. It worked like a charm and felt so good. Pinpoint accuracy and smart clicking even though there is only one surface. The scroll was absolutely WONDERFUL. I could scroll -->sideways without having to leave my documents, pictures or projects - absolutely hate that in Word documents - and could also go 360°.

    So why the bad rating? It's been dirty before, cleaned and worked, but 9 months later, after cleaning it using paper, turning it upside down, even tape to catch lint (as recommended in other reviews) my mouse will NOT scroll down and therefore it is useless. Avoid the headache, INVEST in either the Smart Mouse or the Trackpad for only $20 more. Knowing this, Mac should fix this problem.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD MOUSE- just need to clean the ball everyonce in a while

    • Written by from Catonsville

    its actually pretty easy to take apart and clean the ball. yes it is tedious, but it gives you something constructive to do on a boring day. once cleaned works like the day you got it. ive only had to clean it once in a couple years. it would be beneficial for apple to have come up with a better solution for the dirt issue but oh well.

    8 of 12 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cleaning the ball may help

    • Written by from Estes Park

    Wow! I cleaned my ball according to CB using Windex and now my mouse works great again!

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Mouse

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I've had this mouse since I purchased my iMac over three years ago and within a year of using it the mouse ball started behaving erratically. Sometimes the down vertical function would not work then the up vertical function would stop working. I tried various techniques to get the ball to start working again but no sooner would it start behaving normally then it would stop working again. Initially the time frame between these incidents was months, but now it happens every other day. I'm at the end of my rope with this little pain in the #@!* and I'm shopping around for another mouse. It's a shame Apple couldn't get this right. All the other functions on it work flawlessly and are enormously helpful, but that darn ball problem is what ruins an otherwise great product.

    3 of 6 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by

    I got to say, this mouse works perfectly. I love the 360 degree scroll. Actually, I got an iMac, keyboard, and this mouse for free! (thanks to my awesome uncle, it came with Windows Vista!!! LOL!) This machine is a white Intel 2006 iMac... so that must mean this mouse is almost 5 years old! This mouse still is really good, and even the track ball works great. I recomend this mouse, although I do not like the pricing on this... it should be $20... but still deserves 5 stars.

    1 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleaning the Ball

    • Written by from CRYSTAL RIVER

    Use some Windex(without Ammonia) or Cinch (a cleaning product I use).
    Turn Mouse upside down.
    Spray ball.
    Keeping ball upside down, press ball into a washcloth and move it in every direction until it is dry.
    Repeat this procedure using a piece of printer paper until ball is dry and there is no residue coming off the ball.

    Good for another 10,000 miles.

    This is NOT a disposable mouse. Clean it this way.
    You cannot take it apart.
    Apple WILL NOT publicly recommend using a cleaner, HOWEVER all the Techs and Store employees do it this way.

    My cordless Mighty Mouse is 3 years old and is still kicking and clicking.

    An obvious piece of advice: The cleaner you keep your hands, the longer your Mighty Mouse will go between cleanings.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cord is way too short

    • Written by from Austin

    Unfortunately, since the USB inputs on my MacBook are only on the left (???WHY???) the cord barely reaches to the right making the mouse almost useless for right-handed people. Do I have to go buy a USB extension cord now? Uggh!

    12 of 13 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse but...

    • Written by from Piedmont

    I really love this mouse, it came with my computer and I've really gotten used to it, so much so I can't use any other mouse! They're pretty durable, but the scroller ball dosen't always work well. I wish this mouse was wireless, my old mouse's wire broke. All in all its a great mouse and I couldn't live without the squeeze feature!

    1 of 6 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