• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my third (& last) Apple mouse.

    I just ordered my 3rd wired Apple mouse in 7 years. Life span of these are limited. The roller ball gets fouled and there is no way to properly clean it. I feel Apple could do a way better job of mouse design. I rate this product as a weak 1 star.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as advertised

    This mouse is more than two times as expensive as a simple Logitech or no-name mouse.
    Well, it better do what it says on the box: "works on nearly every surface"...

    Apple, have you never tried to use it on a wodden, white Ikea table ? Come on!
    I just bought this mouse because it's white and suits my Apple keyboard, but as it is not on par at tracking compared to any cheap PC mouse I've ever used on the same table before, I will return it tomorrow.

    By the way, I only have it because I replaced a Magic Mouse 2 that I returned today. That one tracked, at least....

    Guys, just get out of the mouse business and focus on your core competences....

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's... meh.

    From what I've seen, here's what I can say:

    * Right clicking is kinda hit-or-miss. Works about 70% of the time.
    * Cord is too short.
    * Scroll ball is sometimes way too sensitive and/or doesn't even work at all.

    It's a neat concept, but be warned - not all features work as they should. Buy at your own risk.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £50 for a mouse that wont move properly

    rip off. this mouse doesn't work on any surfaces. i've tried numerous mousemats and table surfaces and the pointer just jumps around the screen haphazardly, and has no bearing on how you are using the mouse. ended up being smashed into the table out of frustration. complete waste of money. apple are getting worse and worse

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor built

    A few months in and the right click area smply doesn't work anymore. Well, sometimes it will, most time it won't. Just another fail recently from Apple, you are so much wanking off on design that you are losing sight of quality and detail. The iMac this mouse is attached to works fine but is not nearly the speed monster that the price would suggest and not like the old iMacs I had, and the OSX updates seem to consistently make everything SLOWER.
    get your act together.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For Scroll Wheel problem do THIS IT WORKS

    I copied and pasted this from the review before me and it worked!!!!

    OK, granted, there is a flaw in the design of this mouse, but I bet 90% of mice problems can be solved like this: 1. unplug the mouse from the keyboard 2. turn it upside down 3. roll the scrollwheel in all directions on a blank (clean) piece of paper, in all directions, for 60 seconds 4. re-attach bingo! works every time. this is a good mouse in both OS X and Windows, I have used it for gaming and is excellent for browsing large webpages or large documents, with its 360 degree scrollwheel. although at times i want to get away from the mouse/keyboard combo (it is 2008 now, after all), at least this Mighty Mouse lessens the pain somewhat.

    The mouse has actually lasted me 3 years until the ball clogged, so as long as you clean it like this it will last even longer.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My favourite mouse, despite its major design flaw (cleaning!)

    Having used virtually every mouse that Apple has made since the original "puck" that came with my first iMac 18 years ago, and tried various other models, this wired mouse is still my favourite: I can easily scroll both vertically and horizontally with the scroller-ball (when it works — much more versatile than a wheel), use it as a 3rd/middle button, and have had no difficulty, once I got used to it, in left-clicking and right-clicking. It's comfortable in my hand, glides easily, tracks smoothly and accurately, clicks positively… what more can you want?

    Well, of course, what you also want is a mouse that keeps working, and as everyone knows, this sealed unit is not that. I've had my present Apple Mouse (my 4th I think) about two years, and about a year ago, it stopped scrolling vertically, despite all my attempts to keep it clean. I finally lost patience, and was about to order another when I found myself reading these reviews.

    My experience has been the same as that of most people here, but some claim that different cleaning techniques actually work. None that I've tried until now have worked for long.

    BUT, after trying one method after another over the years, I've found one that to my amazement has breathed life back into my moribund mouse, and it now scrolls again, after a year of getting more and more stuck.

    • Spray a little lighter fuel around the ball, and wait a couple of seconds
    • Invert the mouse and rub the ball over a piece of plain printer-paper, on a plain hard surface
    • Keep at it for at least a minute (it took me almost two minutes)

    My mouse is working again! Now… where was that old mouse that stopped working years ago?

  • 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 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!

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  • 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 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These mice are amazing!!

    The Mighty Mouse is absolutely amazing, I use them every single day. When they start to only scroll up, the easiest fix is this... Either grab a clean paper towel and some rubbing alcohol or some diabetic alcohol swab packets... rub the ball in every single direction for about 5 minutes and it cleans the shiite out of it. Works awesome!!!!

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    very good mouse 1 bad thing about it is the scroll ball when it gets dirty it clogs up then when you clean it using white plain paper if you rub it to hard the scroll ball pushes down and is hard to take out

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm so disappointed...this is useless

    This is the most beautiful but hopeless mouse I have ever owned. It's a single button so relies on where you press it to get left click and right click (I'm not using centre click). Every so often, the scroll ball just stops working or only scrolls in one direction. You then have to scroll like crazy to bring it back to life. Getting a right click (to open sub-menus) is nigh on impossible in some situations. You just sit there clicking away and eventually it realises you're doing a right click. I've had it less than a month and it's been pants, so thinking of returning for a refund before it packs up completely.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ball stops working

    I read the comments before buying this mouse, and for some reason I didn't listen. Everyone says that the ball stops working in a few months. I have had my mouse for two months, and the ball has stopped working. For a $50 mouse, I don't think I should be having this problem.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse.

    I've used several of these (starting with the original wireless version) since it was introduced and absolutely love it. It feels good and substantial and the scroll ball is wonderful (just keep your hands clean, and you'll be fine). I've tried the magic mouse a few times and it drives me nuts. I've found I can depend on this mouse to help me navigate the system with ease, dexterity and speed.

    On the few occasions the scroll ball has gotten too dirty to respond, the paper trick has worked every time, and very quickly.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok, wireless would be better

    This mouse is really cool- it's got lots of buttons which you can set up to do a lot of different things. The scroll wheel lets you scroll 360 degrees. The only thing that gets really annoying is the cord. It might not be as "in the way" if I were using a desktop computer, but when you're using it with a Macbook, it gets in the way. The other thing is that it's hard to carry the mouse around with the cord sticking out. (Yes, you can wrap it around, but that becomes tedious after a couple times.) Overall, it's a great mouse, but it would be better if it was wireless. If I had a choice, I would spend the extra money and buy the wireless and multi-touch Magic Mouse 2.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly bad..!

    Sure, you pay a little more than you want to, but in return you get an Apple product with great design and quality, right?
    ...mweh... not so sure anymore these days. This mouse is another example. The most basic things a mouse should do is move a cursor around, respond to clicks, and scroll properly. Amazingly, in ALL these respects it fails to deliver.

    1. Tracking is slow and imprecise - I had to ramp it up beyond what system prefernces would allow me, through a terminal command. Sometimes it tracks faster, sometimes slower... I have to admit that I don't use a mousepad, but with my desk surface tracking has never been a problem for any other mouse except for this one.

    2. Right clicks... work 85% of the time. Just about any other mouse works fine with my comp, but the moment I plug this one in the right clicks start failing.

    3. Scrolling feels jerky and imprecise. Also this works much smoother with my much cheaper Logitech mouse attached.

    How they manage to mess up in all these distinct but crucial aspects that make a mouse a MOUSE is beyond me. I have never paid more for a mouse. I have never received less from a mouse. These are two separate facts of which the combination kind of blows my mind. Big thumbs down, apple...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the Magic Mouse instead

    It's an okay mouse but the trackball on top is unreliable and will frustrate users. With the release of the Magic Mouse, I wouldn't buy this product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball death

    I have been using this mouse for several years, and the way I found to fix it when it stopped scrolling was to rub it up, down and sideways on a piece of A4 paper. This would keep it working for months. Now after 5 years it only works for a day or two so I have gone back to my magic mouse. Why did I change from the magic mouse in the first place? Because that didn't have the sideways scrolling that the wired mouse has. Also it ran out of battery very quickly and it became expensive to maintain. Rechargeable batteries only last so long. Sort of a case of stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk! Junk! Junk!

    Stopped working after four weeks. How can Apple design and keep making a product that is a piece of junk? Is is so unbelievable NOT ergo-dynamic that it gave me wrist strain from the first day I used it.
    For a company that makes great, beautifully designed products this is a PIECE OF JUNK!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    I have been using an Apple Mouse for years now and had very little trouble with it.
    On rare occasions i've a problem with the Ball not functioning normally but turning the mouse upside down and rubbing the ball a few times the ball functions as new. It's a good product and so good I'm ordering another one.

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