• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cord is way too short

    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 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap mouse

    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 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse but...

    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 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball fails

    Scroll ball does not work properly. Don´y buy, it is not worth it.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse With Built in Obsolesence

    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 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's good if you know how to clean it.

    Reposting (in my own words) a portion of the review made by SA from Sioux Falls,

    - you'll need to clean the trackball periodically. to do this you must rub it (upside down preferably) against a clean sheet of paper until the grit comes out. this makes it work after less than a minute of paper scrub. -

    Most of the horrible reviews all point towards this problem. But it's a minor thing for a great mouse. I WAS going to get a new one but when I discovered the (proper? :P) way of cleaning it, I realized this mouse is going to stay. Hope this helps y'all. Cheers!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball is horrible

    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 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of the trackball!

    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 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball Function doesn't last more than a year

    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 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor scroll ball

    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 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If it only worked all the time

    Since everything is still under warranty I will keep replacing it. I have had my system a little over a year and I am on my 4th mouse already. The previous 3 stopped scrolling, and none of the little tricks I read about did anything to fix the problem. I have had no problem with Apple in getting a replacement. I hope they realize the scroll ball is susceptible to failure and are developing a more suitable replacement.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    sometimes the roller ball works, most times it DOES NOT!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Mouse

    I got one of these from my work to accompany my Macbook pro and the roller-ball stopped working after two weeks. I got a second one and the roller-ball stopped working after 3 weeks. So I found an old USB Microsoft mouse and it works great. Do not buy this mouse, its is expensive and a waste of your money when you can get a better one for less than $20 elsewhere.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great once you know the "secret"

    I was really happy with this mouse until the scroll wheel started behaving erratically. I'd already replaced one and was cursing Apple and about to throw this one out when I discovered that simply rolling the ball on a clean surface (a sheet of paper seems to work best) fixed it perfectly. Now whenever it starts acting up I just "clean the ball" and it's back to "like new". Apple really needs to make it easier to find the "fix" for this product 'cause it's really the best mouse I've used when its working.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    apple mouse unreliable

    purchased my first mac computer with great expectations of reliability and trouble free operation for years. The mouse started playing up after just 12 months. Scroll function now varies between unreliable and non functioning. This is the first mouse failure I've had after years of using computers. Apple needs to take a good look at this product or risk losing their previously good reputation. Replacing this mouse with the same model would probably result in only 12 months of reliable use if the forums can be believed and the reliability of the wireless mouse is also under question

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever?

    I use two of these mice. One on my home mac and one on my mac at work. The one at work stopped working properly after about a year of use. The one at home stopped working properly after about 2 years of use. Makes sense, since i'm on my computer at work way more than the one at home.

    Now I suffer the inability to scroll down until I give it a thorough cleaning with compressed air and alcohol. Recently, the one at work has started a weird rattling from the side buttons, which if activated would constantly click themselves.

    Very cool-looking. But it's probably better for someone who never uses their computer.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please just take this one off of the product line!

    What more can I say, People are already telling you everything you need to know...

    Breaks easily, makes that constant irritating clicking sound, mistakes right-clicks for left-clicks and vise-versa, cord is too thin, short, and quickly wears out, FAR too expensive for a corded mouse.

    Do EVERYONE a favor and cut your losses, or just go back to a conventional corded mouse option with a thick, durable cord.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't discard or resign yourself to not scrolling: clean it!

    I too had the issue with scrolling due to dirt getting in the scroll ball mechanism. My mouse stopped scrolling up, which was incredibly frustrating.

    So a co-worker and I took it apart today. All you need is a swiss army knife or something similar, with a blade to pry it open and a small phillips screwdriver. We took it all apart and cleaned the contacts, put it back together (though we had to use superglue to reattach the bottom frame), and it works great now.

    I think I'll try cleaning it without taking it apart in the future, somehow. And remembering to wash my hands after lunch.

    But the multi-directional scroll ball is totally worth it. It really speeds up workflow. It took me a while to get used to having the whole body of the mouse for left-click/right-click... and sometimes if I don't have my hand in the exact right place, it right-clicks when I want to left-click. Otherwise, it's great.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling feature is poor and gets worse...

    Enough said. My downward scroll no longer functions after about a year. Magic mouse is so much nicer and worth the extra expense.

    9 of 12 people found this useful