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-sized images, manoeuvre around large spreadsheets, control a video timeline and more. And you can even click the Scroll Ball to access your favourite 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 as 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 customisable features.

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    Customisable

    If you have Mac OS X, the Apple Mouse can give you fingertip access to the special features that 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 can even 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

      4688 of 5771 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

      2980 of 3805 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

      2934 of 3921 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't waist your money

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't bother with this mouse.

      I'm leaving this review because I believe that people have the right to know if they're getting good value for money or if they're at risk of buying s**t rolled I'm leaving this review because I believe that people have the right to know if they're getting good value for money or if they're at risk of buying s**t rolled in glitter. People shouldn't be fooled by it's fancy exterior, because this seemingly well designed mouse has significant issues. - You can NOT click left and right mouse buttons at the same time. Depending on your line of work, this can be beyond frustrating. - As thousands of people have mentioned, the trackbar or trackball thing gets clogged. Easily. It may intermittently stop working, it may not scroll horizontally or scroll only up for example. - It's neither easy or convenient to open up the mouse to clean said trackbar, and I wouldn't recommend it to most people. The general consensus is that nursing some isopropyl alcohol through the top of the mouse is far easier than opening it. An average user shouldn't have to do any of this. - The shape of the mouse is novel, but doesn't feel at home in your hand. It's as if looks and design were prioritised over comfort and RSI mitigation. The whole front of the mouse diving under your hand when you click is not a natural or pleasant feeling in my opinion. - The side buttons don't feel like buttons, more like you're weirdly squeezing the chassis. I disabled them. - In classic Apple style the mouse has a really short cable of about 30cm or so. This is actually be good when coupled with an Apple keyboard as it reduces clutter from cables. But if you want to use this with any non-retina Macbook Pro you'd better learn to use your left hand as that's where it'll have to sit. Overall I was really disappointed with this mouse. It seems to be a trend with Apple these days that you pay a premium for a product that looks great on the outside but internally is poorly constructed with blatantly obvious planned obsolescence. The whole philosophy with their products is that you enjoy the experience of using your computer and it's peripherals, and although expensive, the price is ultimately worth it for the joy of using good quality, well designed pretty things that just work. This pains me to say, because I like Apple and I want to be able to tell people how much I love their products, but unfortunately this mouse blows. Thankfully time has passed since this came out so there's better options like the magic mouse , otherwise your old crusty optical mouse will do the job better than this thing.

      • Written by Benjamin N H from Carlton North

      Is this review useful?Don't bother with this mouse.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Worst mouse ever

      My thumb always resides on force touch side button and beause of that I an unable to do a left click almost always. And switching off of side buttons doesn't wo My thumb always resides on force touch side button and beause of that I an unable to do a left click almost always. And switching off of side buttons doesn't work as well. Also, doesn't work good on surfaces where other mouses work good

      • Written by Sergey S from Yerevan

      Is this review useful?Worst mouse ever

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Waste of money

      I'm going to start by saying: I threw my apple mouse on the floor out of frustration. The Apple Mouse is terrible. It feels awkward to grasp, the scroll gesture I'm going to start by saying: I threw my apple mouse on the floor out of frustration. The Apple Mouse is terrible. It feels awkward to grasp, the scroll gesture on the mouse is rubbish, and the mouse loses connection all the time.

      • Written by Brandon N from Skokie

      Is this review useful?Waste of money

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