• 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.

  • 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!

    0 of 1 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!

    joe

    0 of 2 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.

    1 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries required!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Less environmental waste!

    2 of 4 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.

    2 of 4 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!!!

    5 of 7 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot

    This has got to be the worse mouse on the market. EVER. It's expensive but unreliable. I bought it because the magic mouse does not track well on the Thunderbolt display. If you run a Mac laptop with a thunderbolt display, the magic mouse is so sluggish on screen that I ended up throwing it out of the windows (best $80 fit I ever threw). Bought this ugly expensive formless piece of plastic instead and regretted it ever since. Unresponsive, likely to stop working properly at any time (especially the scroll button AND even the one-click button). I just spent an hour writing a text in Word and the mouse won't let me drop the cursor anywere. The window is open and I'm about to chuck it out so that it can go keep company to its magic mouse brother in the ditch in front of my house. Getting mighty tired of the ccrap Apple is putting out there. Are we paying more just for what the stuff looks like? Because there's Windows hardware out there that looks good too, is less expensive and lasts longer and is more reliable.

    Wish I could give 0 star, but the minimum is 1.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a terrible product and Apple should withdraw it.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Today I'll be visiting my local E-Waste recycling center, and amongst the obsolete power supplies, spare cables and other oddities, there are two broken Apple Mice. A hundred bucks'-worth of mice. Both have the same problem that EVERY SINGLE USER eventually experiences, which is the Stupid Scroll Ball Thing doesn't work any more.
    I replaced my last Apple Mouse with the Wireless, Stupid-Scroll-Ball-Thing-less Apple Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse is, unequivocally, the single best electronic item I've ever bought. It's beyond brilliant. It should be the ONLY Mouse that Apple sells.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball and the click buttons - pathetic

    • Written by

    Right click never works on a single click. The buttons are placed at the bottom of the mouse which could be the reason for the pathetic performance of the mouse. Scroll ball stopped working after 5 months.
    So waste of money; $50??

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The jury is still out

    • Written by from Houston

    I'm still not sure whether this mouse is going to work out for me. The layout feels a little odd - with the side buttons directly opposite one another, I feel like I'm holding the mouse at an odd angle to keep my thumb and ring finger on the side buttons. I'm beginning to get used to the right click, but I've had trouble with it sometimes - if I don't click with my middle finger far enough to the right, it's seen as a left click. The side buttons work but they take a pretty hard squeeze and offer no tactile feedback at all.

    I may get used to it and I may not - only time will tell. I'll have to revise this review after a month or two.

    0 of 1 people found this useful