• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This is the greatest mouse I have ever used! I love the design, The 360 degree scroll bar, and it works great with Mac OS X and Windows! If you are looking for a new mouse, I highly recommend this mouse for OS X and Windows Users!

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand all of the fuss

    I love this mouse. I like it so much I use it on my PC, which I am using temporarily in place of my Mac. Sideway scrolling is the key feature for me. It's a game changer in Illustrator and InDesign. Right click works for me. I just make sure I am clicking to the far right side of the mouse.

    My only criticism - and this is probably not Apple's issue - is that sideway scrolling does not work in some programs where one might think it would. For example, it doesn't work for me in Photoshop, but I'm really glad it works in Illustrator and InDesign. I need it more there anyway. I assume that Photoshop programmers did not write in sideway scrolling, whereas those working on Indesign and Illustrator did. I don't think it's fair to remove a star for that.

    Many have complained that the ball stops working, but I haven't had a bit of trouble. I have extremely oily skin, so if it is going to be a problem for anyone, it should be a big deal for me. I just cleaned it for the first time using the paper method and barely any dirt appeared on the paper.

    No matter what kind of machine I am working on, I plan to always have this mouse in my right hand.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect mouse!

    I have used this mouse professionally (8-15 hours a day) exclusively since 2001 and I only had to clean the track ball once, used a bit of rubbing alcohol with it unplugged from the machine. I wish they made a wireless version, and updated the technology, it's impossible to beat that micro track ball when you need to move left and right and up and down, it makes work very much easier! MY FAVORITE APPLE TOOL!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like this mouse I bought 8 years ago

    I got this Apple Mouse (with a little ball on the top) some 8 years ago and I am still using it. Of course I needed to clean it once a while with alcohol/clean paper by repeated rolling it over. I love this mouse, it's sexy, it's touchy, it's the one for my hand. I hope Apple could improve this product a bit by allowing users to open for better cleaning.

    Over these years I also tried several different mouses, some Dell ones, some Apple ones (I have Apple computers both at work and at home), however none compare to this mouse. Lately I bought a new same type Apple Mouse (with a little ball on the top). However the new one is a little hard to press, a little tough to scroll, etc. -- I revert to my old 8 year mouse again. Did Apple "improve" the product to fit stronger hand??

    I think one day I will learn to open up this mouse for a better cleaning. I can't find its replacement any more!


    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries required!

    Less environmental waste!

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse for me, works perfect

    This mouse works perfect for me, its wired, the track ball works great and its super easy to use for the whole family.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite mouse

    This is the best mouse I have ever used. Sure it can get a little gummed up, but a once-a-year cleaning is not too bad of a price to pay. If you need to clean the ball, take a paper towel or lint free cloth, add a bit of naphtha, lighter fluid, or rubbing alcohol, flip the mouse over and roll the wheel around on the moist area. I am still using the same mouse that I got with my 2009 mac pro... I did buy a back up in case they stop making these, but it's still in the box... The ergonomics just work well for me. Every mouse I have used have me cramps after a while.. This one does not do that. I have a magic mouse that I use with my MBP, but it's not fun to use with SketchUp... We all have different needs and requirements, and this one works best for my style of computer use...

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroying Misconceptions

    I'm hearing about a lot of scrolling problems with all of your mice. Maybe you've been treating it a little too roughly– admit it, for those who've harshly pressed the buttons and scroll to get them to work, or accidentally dropped your mouse off the desk. I've done those things, and my mouse is still working fine. Yes, I've had scrolling problems like many people here are describing, but after days of frustration, I did this: according to a WikiHow article, I turned the mouse upside down and gently rubbed it all over a handkerchief, the delicate kind used for glasses. Literally right there, I scrolled it and it absolutely worked. Possibly you've tried all of these things without success, and maybe your mouse is truly faulty. After buying my mouse from the thrift store (wonder why someone donated a 50 dollar mouse- it didn't look brand new either), I've had it for more than 4-6 months and it works fantastic. I especially love how the scroll allows you to go sideways, since I've always grudgingly scrolled my mouse to the bottom scroll bar of a window while using a normal mouse. The side buttons work fine, too.

    P.S. For those you get dead skin cells and all of the gross dust in the side buttons, simply get in there with one of those sample mascara testers you get at Sephora, and all of it goes bye-bye.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse Rocks And It's Called The Apple Mighty Mouse

    because 1st of all the scroll bar is revolutionary. 2nd of all it's reliable. 3rd it has more features than the magic mouse. in a faq not opinion that it's the best mouse if you disagree you are wrong. Apple mighty mouse 10/10

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    This mouse is very good, I prefer it over the mighty mouse as it has far more functionality with the side buttons particularly if you have a lager monitor and many windows.

    For those who find the track ball too prone to failure, I recommend washing your hands more often. I have many of this model mouse which have been used in the field, some five or more years old, and all I do is clean the ball, blow a little air and back into service they go. It's not the mouse that defective, it's our dirty hand and work areas. Don't use hand lotion on you finger tip, Frito's and other greasy food are the devil for these devices. If you what to work that what buy one of the many PC tank mice and be on your way.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse

    Best mouse ever had it for 5 years very reliable love the 360 scrolling

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has improved this mouse!

    I HIGHLY recommend this for GAMERS, but the magic mouse kinda doesn't fit me that much because it will scroll sometimes when I am just clicking the magic mouse.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Some common sense please

    Biggest complaint about it, the track ball stops working. A. maybe wash your hands from time to time. Oil and dust from our skin is unavoidable but 1 month or even 6 months and already having problems is on you. B. If it acts up, flip it over and start doing figure eights on a blank sheet of paper and watch as the eight starts showing color....ewwww. I love these mice (the plural for mouse previous reviewer) and pick them up all the time for next to nothing because of "problems" with the scroll ball. I have a box of more than twenty spares at my office all of which were fixed this way, 100% success rate. You can perform this quick fix or just take it apart and thoroughly clean it which takes all of a whopping three to five minutes. These concepts can't be escaping you people, its' common sense. I would take once of these over the horrific Magic Mouse any day of the week. My only complaint, where is the aluminum?

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I have been using my mouse for close to 4 years now. Although I do have both types, the wireless for my laptop and the wired for my desktop, I prefer it to the wireless as it has more of the functions that I want for work. I clean it, and my keyboard, once every few months with a disinfecting wipe and find that to be enough to keep them both working smoothly and effectively. I don't find that the ball gums up as others say, all of my functions continue to work and work well. After 4 years of use 8 hours per day 5 days a week I think this product is well worth the money and beats any other mouse I have used over my extensive office experience.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it so much!!!

    I like the wired mouse. Needs no batteries. I like the scroll ball. It scrolls horizontally beside vertically.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse! Don't know what everyone's problem is

    I love this mouse, I'm addicted to using the buttons for expose (desktop, and all windows). I'm having a hard time wanting to switch to the new magic mouse or trackpad.

    All you have to do to keep the scroll ball working well is get the mac cleaning cloth, turn it upside down and rub back and forth on the scroll ball to loosen any dirt/dust.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse--have used it for over 4 years.

    I love this mouse. I can scroll up and down between 2 different documents without having to click either one of them... great when I'm working 2 monitors at a time at work with multiple windows and applications. You may want to adjust the mouse movement speed settings like I did, until you find a comfortable pace while getting used to how it moves.

    Yes, mouse goes crazy if your mouse pad is dirty or old--my cursor jumped across the screen for awhile, until I got a new mousepad. Keep your work area crumb-free. When the scrolly-ball gets dirty, use a Clorox wipe to rub over the scrolling ball in all directions for about 10 seconds. Then use a paper towel and rub over the ball in all directions. It's worked time and again for me. Also, make sure your lotioned-hands don't touch the ball. Wipe your scrolling finger off because lotion gums up the works. The Clorox removes all the oil and dirt buildup, but eventually you may have to open the mouse to get extreme buildup cleaned out.

    When it's clean, this mouse saves my hands a lot of grief. I can move my cursor around with minimal hand effort--which is great because I work long hours on my computer each day. The cord doesn't bother me because this mouse is just that good.

    This has been my absolute favorite mouse--and I am extremely picky about my workspace and equipment. I like accuracy and efficiency while being comfortable, so this mouse is my perfect tool. It may not be for everyone, but it's perfect for me.

    9 of 13 people found this useful