• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics

    Yeah, always hit right click on accident. It seem I need to retrain my hand how to work with a mouse. Oh yeah, I had the cordless as well and I smashed it because it constantly disconnected from my iMac about 1 foot away. Thanks!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scrolling issues (reported by many)

    8 months of use and the mouse only vertically scrolls in one direction now. This was intermittently failing before but now seems permanent. I can map that direction to up or down depending on whether I check 'natural' for scrolling or not.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, easy to clean the scroll ball

    This mouse is a mouse. Sleek design and despite all other reviewers complaints about the scroll ball, all you need is a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. Unplug the mouse, get the alcohol all over the ball and spin in place until the gunk inside the mouse starts to come out. Keep cleaning with q-tips and alcohol and you will have a working scroll ball in no time. No need to replace every few months, just might want to try washing your hands more.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse I have ever owned

    I've owned many mice over the years and all worked beyond when I decided to upgrade them. This one, however, stopped scrolling properly after a few months. Then the bottom under-body became cracked through regular use and would not stay in place without tape. By the time I decided to return it, my warranty was up. I just expected SO much more from a mac product.

    And, not everyone wants to use bluetooth or wifi products all the time. Because I work long hours at my computer, I choose not to be exposed to so many wireless products for long periods of time. Thumbs down to mac for not giving me more options.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect

    So I purchased this mouse because I have two PowerPc G3 imacs (one slot one tray). My problem was I needed a mouse for my slot loading model because my tray loading was using my puck mouse. I went to best buy and picked it up for $49 and six months later still works. Great product. Good value.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple cleaning tip for the ickle bally

    All these people that complain about the ickle bally not working, here is a way to make it all soft and fluffy again - get a baby wipe and rub it backwards and forwards and side to side over the ickle bally (in the same way you move your fingers) and it gets all better. Alternatively chuck it in the bin when it gets dirty, personally I'm not that rich :-)

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    I bought this mouse less than 6 months ago and it just completely failed. The trackball has always been a little sketchy but the whole thing just stopped working. I replaced it with my 7 year old logitech mouse and it works great. Apple seems to occasionally forget that form is supposed to follow function. Total waste of money.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wired mouse disaster

    Worst designed mouse I've encountered. The trackball sticks and after a while only works in one direction. The trackball design prevents cleaning and the work arounds such as rubbing on white printer paper etc only gives temporary relief. I am back to using my old Dell mouse which while not as ergonomically pleasing does work as required.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but hard to maintain

    I really like this mouse. The short cable, the ball, and the size of it is perfect for my hand. And I love how you can customize all the functions; there are a lot of options that make life in my design world easier. Sadly, however, its not designed for long term use. The designers needed to include an easy way to clean and maintain the mouse and they kind of forgot that part. The ball rollers inside the mouse get all gummed up with lint and kludge like all mice do. But you are unable to clean the inside like you used to be able to on older mice. Its nearly impossible to open and so you're left with a ball that barely functions and frustrates you. I need a wired mouse here at work since we don't have an endless supply of batteries. I think I'll be shopping for a replacement soon.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse

    I bought a new iMac and stupidly decided to get the "Magic" Mouse. Go read the reviews for that...I should have. That mouse is complete garbage. I had to swap the wired keyboard and wired mouse from my mini to the new iMac (the wireless keyboard is fine, I guess, if you like the layout which matches the laptops).

    As far as this mouse goes, I like it just fine. After a few years the ball got gummed up and I had to take it apart to clean it, but no big deal for me. I would get another one.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For MacBook Pro's

    Bought this mouse last week and went to use it. I plugged it in and realized the short cord rendered this mouse useless (Im Right Handed). You shouldn't have to buy a USB extension to use an Apple Mouse with a Macbook Pro (Bought Feb 2013). Or Apple should at least add a single USB port on the right side of MacBooks.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have LOVED IT

    I have been using this mouse for almost 7 years and I have LOVED it. Yes, the little scroll ball does get sticky from time to time, but a good cleaning with alcohol and a q-tip works wonders. I've owned 2 Mighty Mouse(s?) and loved those even better because they were wireless. One quit working after several years and the other broke in pieces when it was dropped on a hard floor. Apple replaced these with the Magic Mouse, which is more awkward, too thin and doesn't have the two buttons on the side, which I programmed for Expose. I wish Apple would bring back the WIRELESS Mighty Mouse, I really miss that one!! Guess I'll have to use a hardwired one or get a Magic Mouse...not that magical. :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse. Period.

    Yes scroll ball will be unreliable if you are riding in dirt and not keeping it clean.

    I have two of these and am getting a third. Simple. And 4 button mouse is absolutely needed if you use your Mac for business. Expose and Spaces (need Total Spaces now for Mountian Lion). I have a Magic Mouse and do not like it - it is missing the side buttons and the 3rd mouse button.

    Nothing but thumbs up on this. And the main reason I only give it the 4 stars is the fact that the scroll ball in the mouse with about 100K on it will become unreliable - so go get it fixed/cleaned...!

    It's a $45 dollar mouse, not $90.

    :)

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse, no cheese for you

    This mouse looks slick, I'll give it that. And the scroll nub is pretty nice.

    What's terrible is the clicking of the buttons. Without a clear left or right demarcation, the functionality is abysmal. Clicking is always imprecise with this thing. Left clicks are hard to achieve, and right clicks are impossible.

    Lastly, the cord is far too short.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired roller ball mouse

    Disappointed with the reliability and quality for the price paid. I have had two of these mice now and both had their roller ball fail within six months of purchase, i would have expected something more robust from Apple.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse good but not quite great

    Found it to be great mouse to use apart from the scroll button, which was great until it clogged and stopped working. But after reading review by Nichola T and followed her instructions found it worked perfectly. Maybe the Apple support people should check out this advice.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    This mouse is not a scratch on the Logitech product

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse!

    This is the most frustrating and infuriating piece of junk I've ever encountered. The stupid thing makes pages fly all over the place zooming in and out and sending out crazy commands and never doing what you want it to do. I work in Logic and Photoshop and need to do precise moves but it always misreads my slightest touch and sends all the pages on a zoom out and then back in and then out again... relentlessly. It does it at the most inopportune moments and basically freaks out constantly, upsetting any kind of flow I have and messing up important info I am trying to click. The sad part is, I bought this to have as a backup to my wireless mouse which constantly gets cut off from my bluetooth and won't reconnect. So, now when that happens, my back up is an even worse piece of garbage. Apple mouses are complete junk. I'm about to chuck them both out the window and try another brand. Sad they can't get their act together on these very basic products. And sadder still that others are doing such a better job.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible device

    Scroll ball stopped scrolling after one month of use. Doesn't work on some surfaces that my Logitech works on.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall not a bad mouse

    Have put off buying an Apple mouse for years cause I wasn't sure about them. Lashed out and bought one after my last wireless mouse started acting up, and have been pretty happy with the purchase.

    I think the main issue if there is one for me is that performing a click takes a bit more effort then using some of the other main stream mouse designs (i.e. Logitech, Microsoft, etc...). The small wheel could also challenge some users, but for me I don't mind it.

    Right clicking is easy to set up (just Google it) and there is plenty of functionality available for additional commands/buttons, etc...

    0 of 2 people found this useful