• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worked ok for a while

    This mouse was great out of the box, then the issues started. The trackball gets clogged all the time and now it has a mind of it's own and the side buttons click on their own all the time now. Stay away and get the new Magic Mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    love my apple(s), hate my mouse

    The 360 degree trackball is a wonderful idea, but only when it works. In the past I've spent almost as much time trying to clean it as I do using it. I find the side squeeze buttons to be nearly inoperable. I've currently got a microsoft mouse plugged into my imac that I've had since 2001. It's had everything from spaghetti sauce to beer to pop to cooking oil dumped on it. All of the buttons still work fine and the scroll wheel works like a charm. Maybe Apple should get microsoft to build it's mice for them since they clearly can't build a proper one themselves.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So frustrating!! more like "imaginary-force sensing side buttons"

    I love the idea behind he "force sensing side buttons," but they've been a flipp'n nightmare. There must be some short in mine (at least I hope this isn't how they were designed) because they think they've been pushed about 30times/m---so my mouse constantly does things I do not want it to do. I tried and tried to find a way to get it to work with no luck. When I took it back to the apple store they just said there was no problem and they weren't under warranty anyways...

    I finally disabled those button's functions, but I can still hear the little noise they make when they think they've been pushed about once every other second.

    The experience has made me question my mac loyalty.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse! But the wire is too shot for right-handed people.

    The reason that I gave it only 4 stars is the mouse's wire connect to USB slot on Mac somehow too shot for right-handed people (at least for me) since the two USB slots are located on the left side of the computer. I hope Apple will improve this in the near future.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Ball Cleaning Suggestion

    My MM is 4 years old. The scroll down feature quit working after 18 months. I took a Q-tip, dipped it in rubbing alcohol and rubbed it over the scroll ball multiple times in all directions. The Q-tip got noticeably dirty. I repeated it with another clean Q-tip. I let the alcohol dry a few minutes and then tested it out. It worked like a champ. I have had to repeat this process several times over the past few years. Every time it seems to work. I imagine it will eventually stop recovering the scroll feature but so far it seems to do the trick. Good luck.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Lasting 5 years!

    Ive had the Imac G5 & its wired Mighty Mouse since it came out and the mouse is just now going out.
    I say for 5years old its done one heck of a job. my cats chewed the cord twice and it still kept on ticking! thats with 3 adults & a kid.

    A+++ from me , & im headed to the apple store to buy another! thanks!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Mouse

    Although, it was cleaned often, my mighty mouse's scroll wheel stopped functioning completely within the first six months of buying my iMac. Furthermore, the cord for the mouse is much too short. I understand that many users plug the mouse into one of the keyboard's USB ports, however I have the wireless keyboard which does not have these ports.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    overall the mouse itself doesn't bother me, I learned how to use it well enough. The rollerball or scroll ball however is very bad. I use the scroll on any mouse I use and this is the WORST I have ever come across. I lost the ability to scroll down so it looks like I have to go buy a new mouse!!! It is only 15 months old...I love my iMac but shame on Apple for allowing such a poorly designed mouse to stay on the market with so many bad reviews!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oily Bricks for Paws

    I 've seen some bad reviews on this Mouse. I have been satisfied with mine. it was a little tricky getting used to now i love it. Some people must have poor touch or really oily fingers. or are eating too much around the Mouse. Both of the mice that i have work just as they are supposed to. Love the little scroll ball for Surfing. just have to get used to it. Some of us don't like to change. I call those folks Stuck in the 20th Century.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse.

    I'm on my second apple mouse. The new one is only 6 months old and the scroll ball won't scroll up. The last one had the same problem. There is no way to clean it and I work in a clean environment with a pad. I've tried to roll it up and down on my mouse pad to clean it, as recommended, but it is not working. For Apple, I'm surprised at such a serious design flaw. I could always open up the old-style mouse and clean the roller ball and it lasted forever. Unless you have the money to buy a new mouse every 6-12 months stay away from this one.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sensitive enough. Left it for Logitech.

    If I could give this zero stars I would. I got this mouse with my iMac, and had no idea it was $50. Although it has a sleek design, the sensitivity on it is incredibly low, which is my main issue. Although I use a Mx518, which has a feature that lets you adjust sensitivity, it is even worse than a cheap laptop mouse I bought that broke after 3 months.
    I also have pretty small hands, and I find the scroll ball to be in an awkward position for me. I own both a mac and a PC, and I switch my Logitech back and forth. If this is what a $50 mouse is, I will never purchase this particular accessory from apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    roller ball issues

    So my roller ball on my mouse quit working and has been driving me nuts to the point I don't even get on the computer much( I'm a single mom so I have to save up to buy a new mouse) So I was on here looking at prices and I read this one persons thing about wash your hands then turn the mouse upside down and roll it around on a plain white sheet of paper. So I try it and I am pleased to say it worked!!! Thank goodness I was not looking forward to shelling out $60 for a mouse.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    agree with all comments on scroll ball, stops working within a year and can get it to work with the cleaning suggested but only lasts seconds then have to clean it again, very annoying, really makes the scroller ball useless

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get this

    This is a horrible mouse! The wire is way to short and the scroller just is horrible. It does not scroll! It's probably because, it's a scroller that can me scrolled in any direction unlike regular mouses. On regular mouses, it only scrolls up and down, this can do up and down, left and right. So I think if they make the scroller go in one direction, it would work fine. But anyway, I called apple to get this working, it worked for a little bit, but in less than a week, scroller doesn't work. I tried what they told me and nothing worked! Get the apple magic mouse. Much better. No scroller, you push you drag your finger in the direction you want to scroll. The magic mouse is really cool.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited lifetime

    At some point it becomes harder and harder to use the scrolling ball even after spending hours cleaning it.
    The plastic at the bottom erodes very quickly and moving horizontally is not as smooth.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll still not working

    I have had my mac mouse for 2.5 years now, and I have had problems on and off with it for years. The scroll button started being a problem a few months after use, but I cleaned it as recommended in the reviews every time this happened. The scroll button now no longer functions, and the only option is to buy a new one. If this isn't planned obsolescence, I don't know what is.
    Also, I used to do a lot of double clicking for music, files etc. The mouse now has a strange habit of clicking on things even if I'm not putting pressure on it. I move my hand away and it still does the clicking. This can be really annoying, and I'm still not quite sure how it's happening. Maybe dust has become trapped in the mouse or something. Either way, a very bad design.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    i love this mouse and have used it for years and have had no problems with the scroll ball but keep my computer equipment clean i found it more useful than other mice i have used in the past my only problem is the mouse cord it is way to short so i had to get a usb extension cable other than that i will keep on with this mouse

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    this mouse only scrolls down on mine and the wires too short so i have to get an extension cord so now its too long and also the right button doesnt work good at all. its a good thing i bought a magic mouse or else i dont know what i wouldve done

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    I've had this mouse for over a year and still love it. Yes, the scroll ball gets dirty but all of the trouble shooting tips on the site have worked for me. I would definitely buy it again.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    My experience with the Apple Mouse has been a pleasure although. I haven't mastered all its features.

    I bought my computer in 2006 and on April 3, 2010 my nephew broke the mouse. I am reordering a replacement today

    4 of 7 people found this useful