• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third One's Not a Charm

    Just wanted to be one of the many; the big group of the scroll ball haters.


    That ball is useless after a short time, so the whole mouse is useless. This was my third mouse in a very short time, and I have to start blaming me for being so gullible, and not Apple for making such an inferior product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sealed scroll ball is stupid and cannot be cleaned

    I'll add my voice the the list, since Apple has yet to address this.

    I understand the Apple design people's obsession with the seamless, featureless look. Apple products sure are pretty. But form should follow function. The idea that one would never need to remove the scroll ball in order to clean it was either arrogant or foolish, but either way, it's just plain wrong.

    Once something clogs up the scroll ball you're hosed. Now it's an instrument of frustration. I never know when the ball is going to jam, and it jams many times a day. And at $50, that's an outrage and a rip off. Shame on Apple. This should be dead simple to fix.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the desing is cool but finaly is bad...

    1 month after buying my imac the ball dont work ! just 1 month !!! this mouse is crapp

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Esthetics good but functionality terrible

    Never thought right clicking would be a challenge on a mouse...You basically have to lift your left finger from the mouse to be able to right click, took a while to understand that. That is very poor functional design. Stopped using after a week, using a great Microsoft mouse now.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad and expensive

    Apple is great but their mouse has a great problem with the roll-ball: after a while no more scroll-ball and no way to clean it! I tried everything. My advice: AVOID!

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An utter design failure

    This has been my least favorite Apple mouse since the infamous "puck" version. You can eventually learn to use the invisible right and left buttons without mis-clicking constantly, but having distinct buttons would have been much more convenient. It's also difficult to avoid clicking the side buttons when you don't mean to. The biggest problem, however, is the scroll wheel. The horizontal scrolling is a nice idea in theory, but we've been through three of these now and the wheel stops working properly within a week to a month. Cleaning with alcohol sometimes brings it back to life for a brief time, but eventually they have all failed completely.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a bad product!

    I just got a fantastic brand new IMac, but I had to - after one day of use - get rid of this mouse and use the old one from the previous generation (that was great). The problem? The laser behaves erratically, it completely lacks precision and makes the user experience terrible. I'm a graphic artist and need a mouse that works.

    This product is NOT up to Apple standards.

    So what's next? Do I have to get a PC mouse? Please don't make me do this! Design a better mouse!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll up broken in two monts ....

    I brought IMAC end december, for domestic use.
    Beginnig february the scroll up started to function partially, two weeks later the scroll up is gone (I could not clean the mouse because there are no screws to open it).

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep your money!

    I have several of these "Mighty Mouse" and they are not mighty. They always work well at first and they don't scroll at all. I just use my old USB mouse from my 8600 PowerMac and it works fine.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Whoever designed this should be taken out back and shot

    I've been through several of these and none of them lasted more than a couple of months. They work great when you get them, but within two months the scrollball stops working -- and regardless of what the company says about "cleaning the ball" as a troubleshooting solution, it doesn't work. The only one that did show some signs of longevity made it a couple of weeks past the warranty (3 months for replacements), and then stopped working. I'm waiting for someone to call Apple out on this, so the company can issue free replacements to everyone who suffered with these pieces of garbage repeatedly before finally giving up.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    buyer beware-- the scroll ball will break

    This has been one of the most irritating apple-designed products I've ever owned. After only 1.5 years, the scroll bar sometimes scrolls down, not up, and no amount of cleaning or searching online for remedies has fixed the problem for longer than a day or so. I've tried compressed air, rubbing alcohol, scotch tape "flossed" under the ball-- everything short of taking it apart. Not to mention that the extra cool side-squeeze feature sometimes has a mind of its own and starts clicking in rapid succession without even touching it sometimes! It was great for less than a year, and ever since, it's been a huge source of frustration to those of us who depend on macs during a large chunk of our day, and our livelihood. Please, Apple -- redesign your mouse!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure

    I can't scroll down anymore! After a few months of owning the computer... the computer is fantastic, the mouse is horrible! I can scroll up, but I can't scroll down.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Junk

    Track ball stopped working after 6 months.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel won't work for long

    Great mouse for the first couple of months then the scroll wheel stops scrolling up or down or both. Cleaning it helps for awhile but it continues to stop working on a regular basis, don't waste your time or money on this rare dud from Apple.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only a single button at a time

    The Apple Mouse only has the ability to record a single button press on the pressure-sensitive top area of the mouse. This means that you cannot simultaneously press both the left and right buttons to any effect. If you plan on playing many kinds of games -- including some top-selling titles on the App Store, Steam for Mac, or even various Flash/Web games -- you're going to be very, very disappointed with this mouse.

    For less than the price of this mouse you can get one from almost any other manufacturer that will both work perfectly with all the regular Mac applications as well as with the Mac's growing library of games.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Mouse

    I got one of these from my work to accompany my Macbook pro and the roller-ball stopped working after two weeks. I got a second one and the roller-ball stopped working after 3 weeks. So I found an old USB Microsoft mouse and it works great. Do not buy this mouse, its is expensive and a waste of your money when you can get a better one for less than $20 elsewhere.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rollerball

    overall the mouse itself doesn't bother me, I learned how to use it well enough. The rollerball or scroll ball however is very bad. I use the scroll on any mouse I use and this is the WORST I have ever come across. I lost the ability to scroll down so it looks like I have to go buy a new mouse!!! It is only 15 months old...I love my iMac but shame on Apple for allowing such a poorly designed mouse to stay on the market with so many bad reviews!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    agree with all comments on scroll ball, stops working within a year and can get it to work with the cleaning suggested but only lasts seconds then have to clean it again, very annoying, really makes the scroller ball useless

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll mouse

    I purchased my first mac in dec./09. Had to replace mouse as scroll wheel did not work after 2 weeks. Now near end of Jan/10 and the wheel is gone again. I am only person using it, so not overuse. any one else have this problem

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean hands but mouse still dirty

    Many of the positive reviews blame the dirty mouse on the user eating junk food, having a dirty house or being picky. I have gone through at least 4 mice and found the same thing to happen every time no matter how often I clean it or my hands.
    With that said, an odd thing happened once after doing some system diagnostics, the mouse worked for a day-and-a-half; right out of the blue, no cleaning - it just started working while I had an Apple Tech. on the phone. After we corrected the software problem I was having I told her about the mouse, when she asked for the symptoms, I used the mouse so I'd be able to report the problem exactly but there was nothing wrong with it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful