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.

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      A great potential - but a failure

      Why? The good: When you first play with the mouse, everything is simply great. The scroll ball feels and operates beautifully. The fact you can spin it 360º Why? The good: When you first play with the mouse, everything is simply great. The scroll ball feels and operates beautifully. The fact you can spin it 360º is a great irreversible feature. The buttonless innovation is also fantastic, although it is arguably a problem for many developers who sometimes require a simultaneous clicking of both left and right buttons, like animators do in Maya (which you cannot do on this mouse), but that is a nuisance that doesn't take away from the overall experience, especially for the common user. I would have given this experience a 5 out of 5 stars (just because there isn't a 4 and half). The bad: There are two main issues with this product, the first is the button sensors go berserk and spray click sounds as you move the mouse or fingers by hair. Sometimes they do not register any clicks and sometimes they snap a click without you pressing. It's obviously bad. I had two Mighty Mouses, and both had that issue although the second was by far better in that respect. The worst: The scroll ball ALWAYS gets dirty just too easily. If you use your computer a lot you will get this mouse screwed eventually. If dirt goes in through the cracks, and it will, you can start counting the days to its demise. Once the scroll ball barely operates, the mouse becomes ABSOLUTELY useless. It is actually extremely irritating that I have a 10 year old optical mouse that has the basic three buttons and a scroll WHEEL that work flawlessly to this day, while Apple's pricey product (and I thought for a reason) is defected on every front. Don't be too fooled by the 5 stars it gets from other folks here. List it by the lowest and newest score and you'll see the bigger picture. I've been in their boat before. Obviously there's a good reason why this product fails to scratch 3 stars. It shouldn't even get that.

      • Written by Tal P

      4733 of 5819 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A great potential - but a failure

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      scroll ball is unreliable

      The scroll ball is highly susceptible to malfunction. Any oils or moisture on your scrolling finger will be pulled in and will stop it from scrolling. In true A The scroll ball is highly susceptible to malfunction. Any oils or moisture on your scrolling finger will be pulled in and will stop it from scrolling. In true Apple fashion, it's sealed so you can't clean it out like you did with your old track-ball mice. This much money for what is essentially a disposable mouse? I advise against it.

      • Written by Damian C from New York

      3006 of 3833 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?scroll ball is unreliable

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't waist your money

      Had mouse for a little over 6 months when the roller ball stopped scrolling down. Tried troubleshooting tips online, but nothing helped. Luckily it was still Had mouse for a little over 6 months when the roller ball stopped scrolling down. Tried troubleshooting tips online, but nothing helped. Luckily it was still under warranty so I was able to get a replacement. Well, that was a month ago and now the new one will not scroll up!! It may not sound like a big deal (at least I can scroll down right?), but when you do a lot of web surfing or are just trying to edit a report, it's a pain. Hubby said toss this one and buy something more reliable---my advice to you is the same.

      • Written by Kimberley M from Merrill

      2964 of 3953 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't waist your money

    • 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

      Is this review useful?Poor built

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Disappointingly bad considering the price

      Bought this one bcs the wireless Mac mouse conflicts with wifi and other devices, never mind the hole in the ozone layer replacing batteries once a month is dri Bought this one bcs the wireless Mac mouse conflicts with wifi and other devices, never mind the hole in the ozone layer replacing batteries once a month is drilling Wired mouse cons: Low quality plastic Feel flimsy Too small surface area, yet again Apple makes a product with dimensions designed for a female Asian user Scroll ball erratic (surprisingly Apple learned nothing from the trackball disaster of its dead rival Blackberry) Touch sensitive top shell overly sensitive, so if right click is enabled it right clicks if both fingers are on mouse when you left click, especially with the slightest right side pressure from moving mouse to left Force sensing side buttons too rigid and action options for them in the customizable settings pointless Customizable settings stupid: each button should be assignable any function, but are not. Apple decides in advance for the user how to customize and yet again fails Cord too short, requires that the cpu box is almost immediately next to the mouse which limits how you can arrange your space For $50 absolutely not worth it The only pros: You can return it for a full refund Eventually a fizzled stock price will bring a change of management, and maybe restore the focus on quality and user experience and not tax-dodging and penny-pinching to make management's equity comp quarterly nut

      • Written by Vladimir d from Palo Alto

      Is this review useful?Disappointingly bad considering the price

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Worst mouse ever!

      I rarely left any feedback but this mouse is driving me so crazy that I spent 5 mins to reset my Apple ID password in order to log on and leave this 1-star feed I rarely left any feedback but this mouse is driving me so crazy that I spent 5 mins to reset my Apple ID password in order to log on and leave this 1-star feedback. Worst mouse of all time! If there was a hall of fame for bad mice, hands down this mouse should be nominated.

      • Written by Qihan D from Hornsby

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worst mouse ever!

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