• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The mouse has worked well for me for years.

    • Written by from West Des moines

    I have Apple products at home, but we have Windows machines where I work. So, I bought an Apple wired keyboard and this wired mouse. I think I have been using it for over 4 years. I had a tracking software that said I click it about as many times as I hit a key on the keyboard. I think the mouse movement is over a mile a year. I am an application developer, so I am at the keyboard all day. I use the scroll all the time to navigate large documents and web pages. I must keep my hands clean, because I have never had to clean the scroll button. I have read several people say they have problem cleaning, but it has not been an issue. I hold the mouse so much that I think I am starting to wear the paint off. The sides are showing a greenish hue. I assume that is the underlying plastic and there is discoloration around the place I typically push for left click.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball fails quickly

    • Written by from Milford

    As many others have reviewed, the scroll ball fails far too quickly. What you're left with is an ok mouse...and a wish that you'd purchased a better-engineered mouse.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need longer cord

    • Written by from Chester Springs

    Why can't apple make the cord longer a bit? For the price we are paying for it, it won't hurt. Besides the USB ports on the MacBooks are on the left side, and for a right hander, the mouse cord length is really tight.

    All other features are good on the mouse though, rating it low because of the cord length, which is a bit annoying. Same goes with the iPhone/iPad charging USB cables, they could be a foot or two longer!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design ever.

    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    This has got to be the worst mouse design ever. The ball malfunctions within a couple of months. Spent the extra cash and get a different one...it'll save you from freaking out trying to get the thing to work.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball will FAIL.

    • Written by from encinitas

    This product needs to be redesigned to allow for user cleaning. Do not buy it until Apple fixes it. Junk.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible mouse

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Just recently purchased the Apple Magic mouse and it is not bad if you stand 6 inches away from my MacBook Pro but if you get more than a foot away the mouse almost does not work at all. It is like I have a $70 paperweight I might as well just burn my money because this thing is junk...DO NOT BUY ONE IS ONE THERE ARE A LOT BETTER MICE OUT THERE FOR A LOT CHEAPER

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why doesn't Apple ever update it peripheral products?

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    With all the comments about the "scroll ball dirty issues," by now I would have thought that Apple would have replaced the ball with something else. Hence, I will now have to buy another brand. Yes, I have a Mighty Mouse as well as a Magic Mouse; I just need something wired.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Talmage

    Scroll wheel stops working in 3 months.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball gets stuck and buttons insensitive

    • Written by from Badalona

    Dirts gets easily on the scroll ball rendering it useless. Right button sensitivity require not touching with the left finger, which is not comfortable when using that button intensively.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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


    • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, easy to clean the scroll ball

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    This mouse is a mouse. Sleek design and despite all other reviewers complaints about the scroll ball, all you need is a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. Unplug the mouse, get the alcohol all over the ball and spin in place until the gunk inside the mouse starts to come out. Keep cleaning with q-tips and alcohol and you will have a working scroll ball in no time. No need to replace every few months, just might want to try washing your hands more.

    6 of 8 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lake Orion

    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.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple cleaning tip for the ickle bally

    • Written by from Ramat Beit Shamesh

    All these people that complain about the ickle bally not working, here is a way to make it all soft and fluffy again - get a baby wipe and rub it backwards and forwards and side to side over the ickle bally (in the same way you move your fingers) and it gets all better. Alternatively chuck it in the bin when it gets dirty, personally I'm not that rich :-)

    3 of 6 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but hard to maintain

    • Written by from Seattle

    I really like this mouse. The short cable, the ball, and the size of it is perfect for my hand. And I love how you can customize all the functions; there are a lot of options that make life in my design world easier. Sadly, however, its not designed for long term use. The designers needed to include an easy way to clean and maintain the mouse and they kind of forgot that part. The ball rollers inside the mouse get all gummed up with lint and kludge like all mice do. But you are unable to clean the inside like you used to be able to on older mice. Its nearly impossible to open and so you're left with a ball that barely functions and frustrates you. I need a wired mouse here at work since we don't have an endless supply of batteries. I think I'll be shopping for a replacement soon.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse

    • Written by from Schenectady

    I bought a new iMac and stupidly decided to get the "Magic" Mouse. Go read the reviews for that...I should have. That mouse is complete garbage. I had to swap the wired keyboard and wired mouse from my mini to the new iMac (the wireless keyboard is fine, I guess, if you like the layout which matches the laptops).

    As far as this mouse goes, I like it just fine. After a few years the ball got gummed up and I had to take it apart to clean it, but no big deal for me. I would get another one.

    2 of 4 people found this useful