Apple Mouse

  • Overview

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    Innovative Scroll Ball and button

    Perfectly positioned to roll smoothly under just one finger, the Apple Mouse's Scroll Ball offers full 360-degree scrolling capability — up/down, left/right and diagonally. You can scroll long web pages, pan full-size images, maneuver around large spreadsheets, control a video timeline and more. And you can even click the Scroll Ball to access your favorite Mac OS X features such as Dashboard, Spotlight or Exposé.

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    Touch-sensitive top shell

    It looks and feels like a sleek one-button mouse, but the Apple Mouse's smooth top shell hides a powerful secret: touch-sensitive technology under the shell detects which part of the mouse you're clicking, so you can both left-click and right-click. And if you prefer the simplicity of a classic one-button mouse, the Apple Mouse is up to the task. Just use the Mac OS X system preference pane to configure it how you want.

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    Force-sensing side buttons

    When you give the Apple Mouse a squeeze, force-sensing side buttons can be configured to activate Mac OS X features such as Dashboard, Exposé or a whole host of other customizable features.

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    Customizable

    If you have Mac OS X, the Apple Mouse can give you fingertip access to the special features you love. Simply use the system preference panel to configure the Apple Mouse in the way that makes you most powerful. Control the Scroll Ball's tracking and click functions, as well as the right, left and side click functions. And you even can set up different mouse profiles for every user account on your Mac.

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    Optical Tracking

    Powered by a precision optical sensor, the Apple Mouse provides responsive and accurate cursor movement on almost any type of surface — no mouse pad required.

    What’s in the Box

    Wired Apple Mouse

    Printed and electronic documentation

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later

    Windows XP or Windows 2000

    A Macintosh computer with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

    PC with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

    Works with standard input driver included with Windows XP and 2000. No additional software required.

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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 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...

      • Written by tarik B from Berlin

      15 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazingly bad..!

    • 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 s 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.

      • Written by Donald W from Andover

      10 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love this mouse.

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Ben H from York

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Ok, wireless would be better

    • 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 surfac 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....

      • Written by Sebastian S from New York

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not work as advertised

    • 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 somet 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.

      • Written by Travis F

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's... meh.

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Didier B from Zwevezele

      4 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor built

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