• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok, wireless would be better

    • Written by from York

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly bad..!

    • Written by from Berlin

    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...

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice to use; a hassle to clean

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Overall this mouse is quite useful. The 360 degree scroll wheel works like a charm. The only hassle is cleaning the scroll ball. This is what worked for me :

    1. Rubbing the ball upside-down on printer paper
    2. Rubbing the ball on a wet cloth
    3. Cleaning the ball with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol

    Repeat every month.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel broke after only 3 months

    • Written by from OEGSTGEEST

    The magic mouse couldn't stay connected to my Macbook for more than 3 minutes in a row, so I had decided to exchange it for a standard Apple Mouse. I've been using this standard Apple mouse with great satisfaction, until the scroll wheel stopped scrolling upwards after only 3 months. No Apple mouse for me anymore.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Mouse

    • Written by from San Diego

    First and foremost, this occurs on multiple machines and multiple mice. Second, it's been a nagging problem for years, through each version of the OS up to Yosemite. Third, this is not a problem with wireless mice in general, it's Apple's specific problem. Finally, it's astonishing that they have allowed this small device render my $2,500 plus systems useless for most tasks without having to restart the computer, and this design company is incapable of fixing its own hardware. Restarting is generally the ONLY way to get this working again. None of the B.S. offered in various Apple troubleshooting guides works. Turning the mouse off and on, turning bluetooth off and on, taking the batteries out of the mouse, nothing works. I feel like I'm using a $100 piece of junk not a top-end laptop when the mouse fails to connect or reconnect.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect mouse!

    • Written by from Oakland Park

    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!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like this mouse I bought 8 years ago

    • Written by from Cordova

    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!


    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Will Fail, Guranteed. Consider this mouse a consumable.

    • Written by from OTTAWA

    The first one failed after 2 years. It stopped scrolling down. The second one also failed after 2 years. It stopped scrolling up and down.

    The cleaning methods mentioned in other reviews worked only a few times.

    The failing scroll ball is mentioned many times in other reviews, but I feel I need to do what I can to bring down the rating for this mouse.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    plain garbage

    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    complete horsedung, bought a new one, lasted me only 3months before the mouse ball went to horsedung. cant even scroll down anymore. buyer beware.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and Easy to Use

    • Written by from Eustis

    I think it's a terrific mouse! There's only one thing that has given me a problem with this mouse and that is the center ball. It was working great when I first purchased this mouse, but after about one month it stopped working, but for me that's no big deal. One little problem, that's all. Besides, I didn't choose it for the ball feature. I prefer more basic designs anyway. It's smooth and glides very easily and it's also very accurate for point and click. It feels really good under your hand too. You can easily rest your wrist while still being able to manipulate the mouse across the pad. A great mouse!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries required!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Less environmental waste!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure. Total failure

    • Written by from Vancouver

    First feel of this mouse is extremely sluggish. Second the scroll ball is not reliable at all. U can never expect how far it's gonna go.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse for me, works perfect

    • Written by from Las Vegas

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

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Hummelstown

    This is a great mouse for the first month or so - then the best part of the ball stops working. I've done everything to clean it, but it's not working. This is the replacement for the first one which had the same issue. Apple needs to fix this problem!!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable scroll ball

    • Written by from Port Moody

    I bought this because I hate the thought of tossing away all those used batteries. When it works, it works well. But after a few months the scroll ball started slipping. It would scroll up, but not down; or down, but not up. I'm sure the culprit is dust inside the housing for the rubber ball. It was really stupid of Apple not to give you a way to remove the top and clean the gunk out — PC mice have had this feature for a couple of decades.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Product But last's Only So Long

    • Written by from ACWORTH

    For 20 dollars I would go again with this product. Fifty, not ever again at this cost. As others have said, it is of a truth that when dirt gets into this baby & it does no matter what over time, she just shuts down. I've taken mine apart many times and cleaned it, and this is not an easy task. It would then work again for a while until dirty again. Fixed it so much that now it's unfixable. Looking for a more economical mouse now,,,,,,,Apple, lower the cost to 20 dollars & I would buy it again.......

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product

    • Written by from Frederick

    I wish I could rate this product with negative stars. First of all, It's a wired mouse so there are no complications like wireless mouse etc...in other words when plugged in it is always on. Scroll ball on this sucker just stopped working for no reason. Yes it is clean. Yes used rubbing alcohol.... rolled it around in every possible way...still no luck. For a wired mouse this thing is very much overpriced, which is ok if it works like it's supposed to. Is anyone at apple even looking at these complaints? Either take this junk off the market or fix it.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite mouse

    • Written by from Rowlett

    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...

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescense

    • Written by from Toronto

    The name mighty is misleading. Be prepared for the 360 scroll to not last as long as the rest of the mouse.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing works fine

    • Written by from Fairview

    I've had one of these since it was released. It's been in serious use on a pro audio rig in a full-time professional audio studio since day one and is still working fine — so i don't get what the complaints are about regarding the ball. I'm buying more for my other rigs.

    3 of 7 people found this useful