• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Mouse, doesn't compare?

    • Written by from Naples

    I recently purchased a wired Apple Mouse because my bluetooth (several) mice were constantly disconnecting (even with new batteries). The wired mouse (activated) right click merely mirrors the same functions as the left, unlike the Microsoft or Dell mice right click functions which bring up handy alternate menus including the "quit" command. Without this feature, the Apple mouse (and non-functional right click) is totally a pain to use, so I switched over to my reliable PC mouse. Right click now brings up the alternative functions that it did with the Apple wireless/bluetooth Magic Mouse. What's the deal, Apple? I mean, come on! This is old technology! Make the wired mouse and right click do what a right click should do! Am I missing something?

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics

    • Written by from Westerville

    Yeah, always hit right click on accident. It seem I need to retrain my hand how to work with a mouse. Oh yeah, I had the cordless as well and I smashed it because it constantly disconnected from my iMac about 1 foot away. Thanks!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scrolling issues (reported by many)

    • Written by from Apex

    8 months of use and the mouse only vertically scrolls in one direction now. This was intermittently failing before but now seems permanent. I can map that direction to up or down depending on whether I check 'natural' for scrolling or not.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse I have ever owned

    • Written by from Johnstown

    I've owned many mice over the years and all worked beyond when I decided to upgrade them. This one, however, stopped scrolling properly after a few months. Then the bottom under-body became cracked through regular use and would not stay in place without tape. By the time I decided to return it, my warranty was up. I just expected SO much more from a mac product.

    And, not everyone wants to use bluetooth or wifi products all the time. Because I work long hours at my computer, I choose not to be exposed to so many wireless products for long periods of time. Thumbs down to mac for not giving me more options.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Denton

    I bought this mouse less than 6 months ago and it just completely failed. The trackball has always been a little sketchy but the whole thing just stopped working. I replaced it with my 7 year old logitech mouse and it works great. Apple seems to occasionally forget that form is supposed to follow function. Total waste of money.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wired mouse disaster

    • Written by from Cold Lake

    Worst designed mouse I've encountered. The trackball sticks and after a while only works in one direction. The trackball design prevents cleaning and the work arounds such as rubbing on white printer paper etc only gives temporary relief. I am back to using my old Dell mouse which while not as ergonomically pleasing does work as required.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For MacBook Pro's

    • Written by from Chaska

    Bought this mouse last week and went to use it. I plugged it in and realized the short cord rendered this mouse useless (Im Right Handed). You shouldn't have to buy a USB extension to use an Apple Mouse with a Macbook Pro (Bought Feb 2013). Or Apple should at least add a single USB port on the right side of MacBooks.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse, no cheese for you

    • Written by from Cranston

    This mouse looks slick, I'll give it that. And the scroll nub is pretty nice.

    What's terrible is the clicking of the buttons. Without a clear left or right demarcation, the functionality is abysmal. Clicking is always imprecise with this thing. Left clicks are hard to achieve, and right clicks are impossible.

    Lastly, the cord is far too short.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Geraldine

    This mouse is not a scratch on the Logitech product

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse!

    • Written by from Garrattsville

    This is the most frustrating and infuriating piece of junk I've ever encountered. The stupid thing makes pages fly all over the place zooming in and out and sending out crazy commands and never doing what you want it to do. I work in Logic and Photoshop and need to do precise moves but it always misreads my slightest touch and sends all the pages on a zoom out and then back in and then out again... relentlessly. It does it at the most inopportune moments and basically freaks out constantly, upsetting any kind of flow I have and messing up important info I am trying to click. The sad part is, I bought this to have as a backup to my wireless mouse which constantly gets cut off from my bluetooth and won't reconnect. So, now when that happens, my back up is an even worse piece of garbage. Apple mouses are complete junk. I'm about to chuck them both out the window and try another brand. Sad they can't get their act together on these very basic products. And sadder still that others are doing such a better job.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible device

    • Written by from Kearny

    Scroll ball stopped scrolling after one month of use. Doesn't work on some surfaces that my Logitech works on.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - scrolls only one way

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Depending on the settings, it just scrolls up or down - NOT BOTH ! The left / right scroll works fine. Feel kind of cheated since you pay a premium for quality products from Apple.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrollwheel has conked out on every Apple mouse I've used.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Apple has problems designing their mice. Get a Logitech.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel never works properly

    • Written by from SHERMAN OAKS

    Nice design, but i've had to replace the mouse 4 times over a two year period. Why? The scroll wheel stops working after a couple of months, due the the poor design of the small ball. I am a clean person, do not use food, or have dirty hands when using keyboard/mouse, yet even the smallest amount of natural accumulated dirt will render the scroll wheel inoperable.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but useless

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This mouse has a chronic problem of dirt clogging the scroll ball - there are plenty of reports on the Internet about this poor design problem. While Apple provides official cleaning instructions, they do not work well. Additionally, the mouse cannot be opened to clean without breaking it, since the body is glued together. As beautiful and elegant as it is, this mouse will become dysfunctional within a few months.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed Apple Product

    • Written by from Dallas

    Worst mouse ever. Scroll ball stops working after several months. It literally is the worst thing that Apple has ever created.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from GaucĂ­n

    Have had one of those for about two years. Worked fine for a while, then the scrolling began to behave erratically (down was OK, up was not). Found some tips on how to clean it (using alcohol, white paper,...). That worked for a while, but eventually, I had to clean it every week or so. Recently, the right-click began to show signs of weakness as well, and today... well, the mouse simply stopped working altogether, with the thing getting confused between right-click, scrolling and left-click. Very disappointing from Apple, especially after I had to buy a new power adapter for a McBookAir not even 2 years old! I have an iMac, 2 McBook Air, 1 mini, one iPod, but seriously, I will think twice before buying Apple again next time.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    clean the button on mouse

    • Written by from Sierraville

    I use isopropyl alcohol (basic first aid alcohol 70% solution) and a clean cloth that does not shed lint. Soak the cloth in the alcohol and work it into the button. Keep pressing and moving the button until the alcohol starts cleaning away the grease. This may take a while, but I have found that it's very effective at getting the button to move and scroll again.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Slow Tracking

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I adjusted the tracking speed in system preferences to the fastest speed, and STILL this mouse requires about 4 square feet of physical desktop space to move the cursor an inch or two. I don't understand this.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from London

    Wont work on a standard surface (apple magic mouse and other mouses do), cord is ridiculously short and its pricey. Bad combination.

    46 of 50 people found this useful