Apple Mouse

  • Overview

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    Innovative Scroll Ball and button

    Perfectly positioned to roll smoothly under just one finger, the Apple Mouse's Scroll Ball offers full 360-degree scrolling capability — up/down, left/right and diagonally. You can scroll long web pages, pan full-size images, maneuver around large spreadsheets, control a video timeline and more. And you can even click the Scroll Ball to access your favorite Mac OS X features such as Dashboard, Spotlight or Exposé.

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    Touch-sensitive top shell

    It looks and feels like a sleek one-button mouse, but the Apple Mouse's smooth top shell hides a powerful secret: touch-sensitive technology under the shell detects which part of the mouse you're clicking, so you can both left-click and right-click. And if you prefer the simplicity of a classic one-button mouse, the Apple Mouse is up to the task. Just use the Mac OS X system preference pane to configure it how you want.

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    Force-sensing side buttons

    When you give the Apple Mouse a squeeze, force-sensing side buttons can be configured to activate Mac OS X features such as Dashboard, Exposé or a whole host of other customizable features.

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    Customizable

    If you have Mac OS X, the Apple Mouse can give you fingertip access to the special features you love. Simply use the system preference panel to configure the Apple Mouse in the way that makes you most powerful. Control the Scroll Ball's tracking and click functions, as well as the right, left and side click functions. And you even can set up different mouse profiles for every user account on your Mac.

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    Optical Tracking

    Powered by a precision optical sensor, the Apple Mouse provides responsive and accurate cursor movement on almost any type of surface — no mouse pad required.

    What’s in the Box

    Wired Apple Mouse

    Printed and electronic documentation

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later

    Windows XP or Windows 2000

    A Macintosh computer with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

    PC with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

    Works with standard input driver included with Windows XP and 2000. No additional software required.

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      A great potential - but a failure

      Why? The good: When you first play with the mouse, everything is simply great. The scroll ball feels and operates beautifully. The fact you can spin it 360º Why? The good: When you first play with the mouse, everything is simply great. The scroll ball feels and operates beautifully. The fact you can spin it 360º is a great irreversible feature. The buttonless innovation is also fantastic, although it is arguably a problem for many developers who sometimes require a simultaneous clicking of both left and right buttons, like animators do in Maya (which you cannot do on this mouse), but that is a nuisance that doesn't take away from the overall experience, especially for the common user. I would have given this experience a 5 out of 5 stars (just because there isn't a 4 and half). The bad: There are two main issues with this product, the first is the button sensors go berserk and spray click sounds as you move the mouse or fingers by hair. Sometimes they do not register any clicks and sometimes they snap a click without you pressing. It's obviously bad. I had two Mighty Mouses, and both had that issue although the second was by far better in that respect. The worst: The scroll ball ALWAYS gets dirty just too easily. If you use your computer a lot you will get this mouse screwed eventually. If dirt goes in through the cracks, and it will, you can start counting the days to its demise. Once the scroll ball barely operates, the mouse becomes ABSOLUTELY useless. It is actually extremely irritating that I have a 10 year old optical mouse that has the basic three buttons and a scroll WHEEL that work flawlessly to this day, while Apple's pricey product (and I thought for a reason) is defected on every front. Don't be too fooled by the 5 stars it gets from other folks here. List it by the lowest and newest score and you'll see the bigger picture. I've been in their boat before. Obviously there's a good reason why this product fails to scratch 3 stars. It shouldn't even get that.

      • Written by Tal P from null

      4710 of 5794 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A great potential - but a failure

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      scroll ball is unreliable

      The scroll ball is highly susceptible to malfunction. Any oils or moisture on your scrolling finger will be pulled in and will stop it from scrolling. In true A The scroll ball is highly susceptible to malfunction. Any oils or moisture on your scrolling finger will be pulled in and will stop it from scrolling. In true Apple fashion, it's sealed so you can't clean it out like you did with your old track-ball mice. This much money for what is essentially a disposable mouse? I advise against it.

      • Written by Damian C from New York

      2992 of 3817 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?scroll ball is unreliable

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't waist your money

      Had mouse for a little over 6 months when the roller ball stopped scrolling down. Tried troubleshooting tips online, but nothing helped. Luckily it was still Had mouse for a little over 6 months when the roller ball stopped scrolling down. Tried troubleshooting tips online, but nothing helped. Luckily it was still under warranty so I was able to get a replacement. Well, that was a month ago and now the new one will not scroll up!! It may not sound like a big deal (at least I can scroll down right?), but when you do a lot of web surfing or are just trying to edit a report, it's a pain. Hubby said toss this one and buy something more reliable---my advice to you is the same.

      • Written by Kimberley M from Merrill

      2951 of 3938 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't waist your money

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Worst mouse I've ever used.

      This mouse is a joke. Its 2016 and this mouse is still for sale? The price is just silly and the usability is garbage. Stop selling this trash. I've bought bett This mouse is a joke. Its 2016 and this mouse is still for sale? The price is just silly and the usability is garbage. Stop selling this trash. I've bought better keyboard/mice sets for less money than apple is charging for this waste of plastic. Stop contributing to waste in the world.

      • Written by Kim M from Indianapolis

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worst mouse I've ever used.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cord Too Small

      The cord needs another foot or so before this could be a worthwhile product.

      • Written by Casey T from Mount Pleasant

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cord Too Small

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      I've had my wireless mouse for 4 years now

      and it wasn't new (it came with my second-hand Mac Pro) and I've had no problems with it except that it drives me round the bend chewing up batteries. They are and it wasn't new (it came with my second-hand Mac Pro) and I've had no problems with it except that it drives me round the bend chewing up batteries. They are lucky to last me a month and as far as I'm concerned I get "mouse batteries very low" messages long before I should. It took me nearly a year to stop automatically reaching for the control button for "right clicking" but once I got used to it I began to have trouble when using my husband's Mac Pro, which has a wired one-button mouse. I've taken off one star for the battery problem. I suppose I could turn off the mouse every time I leave the machine, but remembering to do so would be extremely difficult. It's hard enough remembering to turn off the office light!

      • Written by Laraine B from Rotorua

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I've had my wireless mouse for 4 years now

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