• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    I really like the feel of this mouse but as everyone says the scroll ball stops working after a while. I found a remedy for that, if you get a lightly wet qtip and use that to roll the scroll ball a couple times it cleans itself, making the scroll ball useful again.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse

    I thought my mouse was the only one giving me problems, as I see I'm not the only one. I took it back to the apple store to get it clean, but it only worked for a few week. Apple should do something about this.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont last you 6 months

    The scroll ball on this thing is terrible.

    It feels funny on your finger, but worse, it gets gunk caught up in it and stops working.

    You can clean it, but eventually it will stop scrolling down no matter what you do.

    I almost always wash my hands before I sit down at the computer and I have gone through two of these mice in the past year before finally buying the Magic Mouse.


    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate you Apple

    I was bidding on an auction on eBay for a thermal shirt so I could play tennis in the cold without freezing in the ~40°F, but right when I went to place the would-have-been-winning-bid, the mouse thought it was going to be funny, and stopped scrolling and tracking, and now I have to play tennis in the freezing cold weather today with any real protection from the cold, thanks to Apple.

    I wish I could meet the person who made this insult to technology.... >:(

    I will only be buying my new MacBook Pro during the 2010 refresh and I'm done with Apple's peripherals.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire problems

    We have not had issues with the trackball, but Apple has replaced this model twice now for us b/c of issues with where the wire connects into the mouse.
    Both times, the wire has cracked and frayed leading the mouse to not work properly.
    The one thing I can say is they have replaced it both times with no issues.
    Their customer service is excellent - this mouse however, is not.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a while

    The trackball on the mouse tanks after a couple of month's use. I've swapped mine out a couple of times and the problems always recur.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style shouldn't come over function...

    Plainly put, this is a pretty package that worked well for 6 months before the ball stuck. No amount of compressed air, blowing cajoling worked. Look elsewhere for a good mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel fix...

    Don't surf the interweb while eating fried chicken. The scroll ball gets gooey and needs to be cleaned, (I use Windex on a napkin). Hygiene people.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll mouse

    I purchased my first mac in dec./09. Had to replace mouse as scroll wheel did not work after 2 weeks. Now near end of Jan/10 and the wheel is gone again. I am only person using it, so not overuse. any one else have this problem

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this mouse (wireless version) is junk!

    have had this mouse for over one year and it does not work any more. I regret I did not return it immediately after i bought it. Since first days of use the mouse scroll ball started to fail, I took it to service with the sleek apple people and they cleaned it, it seemed to work well. i got home and few minutes later it did not work again. This mouse rather than being a tool it has been a real pain, I have spent more time trying to fix it than working with it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. It is a shame that apple makes this very poor quality mouse.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Mice ever!

    When I bought my mac in 2008 I got the mighty mouse (wireless) and it worked fine. then, about one week later, the scroll ball stopped working. so I took it to the apple store and they told me to clean it with a Q-tip and alcohol. so I did that and it worked. I had to do that about every week or so. The batteries also stop working in about 2 weeks. over all it is not a good mouse!

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Mouse

    -The scroll button. I agree with everyone else. Ugh.
    -I also hate the design of the left and right clicker. It is very imprecise. Often, when I want to left click something, it comes up with right click options. I'm not really sure why- I am obviously left-clicking. The design for this could be a lot better. Why do they have to hide the fact that there are two clicking options? Why can't it just be a normal mouse?
    -I've used this mouse for only a few months. First the scroll button went, then-I guess because of dirt- it has started going crazily across the page and selecting things. Too bad cleaning it seems to be impossible.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    use compressed air on scroll ball

    This is one of the best mice I've ever used. The scroll ball does get screwed up every couple months but I find spraying some compressed air into it while pushing in and moving it around usually gets it moving again and it will last a good 2-3 years with such maintenance.

    You can get these cheap from people who think the scroll ball is broken or have gone to purchase the new magic mouse; I would prefer magic mouse also except it stupidly only uses batteries.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track ball is junk

    Why would Apple put a trackball on top of the mouse and make it non-removeable?
    Hands get naturally oily, and dirt and dust settle ON TOP of things.
    Sealing the ball into the case has to be one of the lamest ideas ever.
    I thought maybe Apple had a new solution here, but it's the same old gunked-up routine I thought was long gone.
    Remember the old trackball mouse? It had a removable ball, for cleaning, and that was a hassle, back then...in the 80's.
    Very dissapointing product.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great, but not as bad as indicated here

    This mouse is alright, but the new magic mouse is better. It is true that the wheel often gets dirty, but this is an easy fix (albeit a pain in the rear). All you need to do is turn the mouse over and press down firmly while rolling the wheel against the paper to clean it; this will restore the wheel's functionality. I feel kinda bad for the people that just tossed their mice out when a simple google search would have yielded a solution.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    scroll started acting up in about 6 months.my brother bought a new iMAC 3months ago & his is acting up already.love my iMAC but mouse is piece of junk.going to try new wireless bluetooth mouse that scrolls like a laptop(touch not mechanical) but wish it was hard wired & not battery powered but digital camera uses AA rechargeables so that shouldn't be a problem!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost 5 stars

    Superb mouse, very slick.

    The scroll bar/button works extremely well, like a little track-ball.

    I had a slight problem in that right-clicking didn't always happen. I've figured it out now, you have to lift your other finger from the left side of the mouse - I think the clever touch sensitive top shell is a little too sensitive. So perhaps just 'normal' buttons may have been better?

    Only other note is that the USB wire is a little too short (not a problem for those who plug it into the Apple wired keyboard that has USB sockets).
    Incidently, the Apple wired keyboard comes with a USB extension which isn't really needed for the keyboard - it should be packaged with the mouse however.

    Overall, impressed :)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Though Wish it Could Be Opened Easily

    This Apple Mighty Mouse is great! I really love it it! The only problem is... you guessed it. The scroll ball. When it gets dirty, you have to clean it. When it dies, well just crack open the mouse and clean it. The thing is this mouse would be better to a lot of people if Apple had designed it so that you could open it and EASILY (you have to remove four or five really tiny screws) remove the scroll ball device. Then you could take it apart, clean it, and then put it back in. Easy! Apple shouldn't worry too much about aesthetics; we want good quality products. And also the cord for the mouse is a bit too short A lot of times when I pull it close to me, it moves the keyboard and knocks something over. It's also pretty stiff; a lot of cords are usually flexible. Yeah. That's about it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm a big Mac fan. The performance of this mouse is in stark contrast to everything else Mac. It's like Ferrari put a Yugo transmission in it's cars. One uses a mouse much as one uses a trans in a sports car. If the interface is bad, it harshes the whole "mellow" of the experience. It needs to cleaned too frequently. The ball needs a fix. This blows my mind in an ultra negative way. I've bragged about Mac to my friends and on my radio show. I'll still brag, but I'll vent my frustration here. How bout a voucher Steve?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    I wish it came apart or something. It is so hard to keep clean.

    8 of 10 people found this useful