• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wired mouse disaster

    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

    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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For MacBook Pro's

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have LOVED IT

    I have been using this mouse for almost 7 years and I have LOVED it. Yes, the little scroll ball does get sticky from time to time, but a good cleaning with alcohol and a q-tip works wonders. I've owned 2 Mighty Mouse(s?) and loved those even better because they were wireless. One quit working after several years and the other broke in pieces when it was dropped on a hard floor. Apple replaced these with the Magic Mouse, which is more awkward, too thin and doesn't have the two buttons on the side, which I programmed for Expose. I wish Apple would bring back the WIRELESS Mighty Mouse, I really miss that one!! Guess I'll have to use a hardwired one or get a Magic Mouse...not that magical. :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse. Period.

    Yes scroll ball will be unreliable if you are riding in dirt and not keeping it clean.

    I have two of these and am getting a third. Simple. And 4 button mouse is absolutely needed if you use your Mac for business. Expose and Spaces (need Total Spaces now for Mountian Lion). I have a Magic Mouse and do not like it - it is missing the side buttons and the 3rd mouse button.

    Nothing but thumbs up on this. And the main reason I only give it the 4 stars is the fact that the scroll ball in the mouse with about 100K on it will become unreliable - so go get it fixed/cleaned...!

    It's a $45 dollar mouse, not $90.

    :)

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse, no cheese for you

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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.

    Apple has problems designing their mice. Get a Logitech.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is the cable so short?

    Why would you design the mouse with such a short cable when you've also designed the previous Macbook Pro with all the usb ports on the left hand side? really apple, that's your definition of a great design?

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but cable too short

    I love this mouse, have had it for years without any problems whatsoever -- but doesn't Apple know that some of us use desktop computers with pull-out drawers?

    In order to use it with the standard cord I had too have the monitor much to close, and I suffered like this until I ordered a USB cable extension. (Am I the only person who didn't know such extensions existed?)

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel never works properly

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all about that scrolling ball

    The Good: The rest of the functionality of this mouse is great. Meets all the needs that a designer could ask for. Have been using it for years now.

    Like any mouse with a scrolling ball, it gets dirty. That's not the issue, the issue is finding a way to clean it. I had to pry mine open with a letter opener, unfasten two electrical strips, three screws and a clip that holds the ball down. If it wasn't for the spare mouse (one that had the same issue before) I wouldn't have a mouse right now.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but useless

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    See the 12/28/12 Mr. Clean magic eraser solution - it works

    I looked at this suggestion from 12/28/12 even after I purchased a Rocksoul laser mouse for my Imac; it worked~
    First, after using a magic eraser back and forth, it worked slightly better than not at all. But then, I read the whole review - the part about rolling the mouse scroll button back and forth vigorously over a clean piece paper. The dirt inside the mouse was wiped off on the clean piece of paper. I did this several times and now the mouse works just fine. Great solution!

    I was irritated by this malfunction too, but I have to admit, after seeing what came off on that paper, that is makes sense that dirt and oils will effect the functioning of this - and any other - scroll button mouse.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mr. Clean fixed my bad mouse

    My roll ball has not worked for months. I was frustrated and was gonna buy a Logitech since this is my third Mac mouse that has developed the same problem. I use a slightly damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Many rolls of the ball on the magic eraser with slight down pressure on the ball and it started to work. I then rolled it vigorously on a clean piece of paper, then the eraser then the paper again. It now once again works like new.

    I love the mouse when it works and hate it when it doesn't, so I gave it a pretty low rating, but maybe you can fix yours as well and the rating might increase.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but...

    This is a great mouse and I love using it. The scroll ball is really natural way to scroll through web pages and documents, BUT you will have to maintain it. It frequently collects dusk and debris as well as oil from your fingers. Best way to keep it working is to use some isopropyl alcohol and work the scroll ball. The other thing is that Apple wants $49, which seems rather steep to me. I don't remember paying that much for it 3 yrs ago.

    7 of 9 people found this useful