• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball is horrible

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    Just to add to what so many have said already... the little trackball jams up frequently and is very frustrating. However, it is relatively easy to "un-jam" by simply turning the mouse upside down and rubbing the trackball briskly back and forth on a clean sheet of paper until the offending grit comes out and the ball moves freely again. I find myself repeating this maneuver at least daily as the scrolling function grinds to a halt when some tiny piece of grit or dust from my finger finds its way under the ball. Ridiculous product from a company like Apple who is so committed to quality and user experience. This mouse will drive you mad. Get something else!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of the trackball!

    • Written by from PHOENIX

    This is a beautiful mouse! But keep this in mind, While it may look like a brilliant mouse, consider the following:
    - The sensors on the side that usually enable expose spaz out often
    - ANY dirt that gets under the trackball, you might as well buy a new one rather than trying to fix it.
    - $49.99 to replace the mouse (especially if your trackball fails.
    - (Have I mentioned the trackball ?)


    The Bluetooth wireless version of this mouse lasts better than the wired version. Food For thought.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball Function doesn't last more than a year

    • Written by from KÖLN

    Owned three of these in a row and every time the trackball function fritzed out. To prevent repair/cleaning Apple built it like a tank with lots of glue so it becomes very tricky should you try to open it for this.

    Never again!

    If the MagicMouse also is this bad I'll have to consider to buy normal Windows-Mouses again. Shame on you Apple!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor scroll ball

    • Written by from Chicago

    I had three (3) of these in less than two years and every single time the scroll ball will stop working properly after 4-6 months of use. I followed the instructions to clean the ball, etc, etc. It doesn't matter. This is just a poorly designed mouse.

    8 of 8 people found this useful