• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy it.

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    This mouse worked great for a very short amount of time, and I mean shorter than the rest of apple's products.

    The scroll ball was the main issue, I had to open this mouse up (permanently removing the bottom plastic piece) 6 times to clean this ball, and I am a tech savvy guy, imagine if you don't have the patience to deal with it?

    Also, the mouse has been malfunctioning lately as well, registering left clicks as right clicks!

    Skip this one, go for the new version!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $50 poorly engineered product

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I'm actually kinda shocked at Apple for this - The issues with mouse scrolling have been very well documented and lots of people are complaining about this.

    I have purchased mice that cost $8 and worked for years. I am now on my third Apple mouse, (at $50 a pop!) within 6 months.

    I tried all the tricks....cleaning, rolling it upside down on paper, etc. multiple times. This is just a poorly engineered item. Really, a $50 mouse should work for more than 30 days.

    Going to buy a cheap logitech that, while ugly, at least will work reliably.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no good

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    works for a few weeks tops, then the side buttons get real finicky and the scroll ball becomes useless.

    We had 50 of these in the library at school and it happened to EVERY SINGLE ONE.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel won't work for long

    • Written by from Toronto

    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


    • Written by from lincoln

    this is my second mouse of this style. the ball is always getting stuck, so i am unable to use my mouse to scroll. i've tried cleaning with alcohol multiple times. that works for a while then just gets jammed again. i'd try something else before you drop $50

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The least ergonomic object ever conceived

    • Written by from Montreal

    A committee of Nobel-winning physiologists couldn't develop a more efficient way to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, nor a less comfortable way to click, drag and select desktop items.

    This thing is an absolute disaster on every level of design. Also, put a right click in for crying out loud.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from VISTA

    Natively slow, even at its fastest tracking setting. It needed a third-party app to boost its speed.

    2 of 11 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    track ball unreliable

    • Written by from los angeles

    The trackball fails to work multiple times a session. The non-funtioning trackball cannot be disassembled to be cleaned. It's maddening!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse is a piece of Garbage

    • Written by from TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

    Another example of Apple's form over function failure. The mouse looks nice, but the little teeny track ball gets all gunked up then doesn't work. And despite Apple's instruction on how to clean it- cleaning doesn't work. I never, ever had this problem on any home or work PC mouse.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Halifax

    Much regret my Macally White Mouse died and had to be replaced with this one, which is far too heavy and has a scroll wheel that is is ridicuously too small: its relatively easy to scroll down - but try scrolling upwards! Its a real crock after the other one and I use it very little on my MacBook Plus.

    Nor do I have any need for all those buttons, one is plenty; it only confuses the issue to do commands on the mouse that can perfectly well be done on the screen via the keyboard or pad.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No right click

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    Contrary to the documentation claims mine does not right click. I even went to the trouble to reinstall the software, totally shut my computer down and then restart it and, yes, I've made sure the secondary click is enabled. I've searched the Apple support site hoping to find old drivers for the mouse without success so I have no choice, but to return it. Thank God I bought it from a local retailer with a money back satisfaction guarantee.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, 1 Major Flaw

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I really do love this mouse, it's a fantastic piece of innovative technology and greatly impressed me when I first starting using it. Sadly as mentioned by many other reviewers, the product becomes absolutely useless once dirt gets under the scroll ball. I've cleaned mine over and over again, on a few occasions I've been able to bring it back, but sadly now it sits on my desk broken. If it weren't for this issue, I would be singing its praises and telling you to buy this, but unfortunately I can't. The issue with the scroll ball, and no way to open the device up to properly clean it out makes this simply a waste of money.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter failure in execution of a great idea.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This would be the best mouse I've ever used, but the scroll ball problem everyone mentions is unavoidable and is exasperating. When the mouse works, it is phenomenally efficient. When the scroll ball stops—and it will—you will want to murder someone.

    None of the cleaning solutions work reliably. All are a nuisance. Apple not only guaranteed problems by using a mechanical scroll ball, but they guaranteed a hellish time for anyone trying to fix the problems, by GLUING the assembly shut. Jesus, what were they thinking.

    I tried the Magic mouse, as an alternative and wanted to love it. Unfortunately I find it borderline unuseable. It's great for casual use, web surfiing etc,, but lacks precision for serious work and it frequently flps out when your hand brushes near it by mistake.

    I'm hoping Magic Mouse 2.0 (if such a thing is coming) solves these problems, because all the other solutions on the market are frustrating.

    Come on Apple. Please attend to these not so minor details with your engineering might.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only a single button at a time

    • Written by from Redmond

    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

    Bad mouse, they last me only 10-12 months buy at your own risk

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Like everyone said the trackball stops working I am currently on my third mouse soon to be called into AppleCare. This is a poorly designed product, while I love the function of the mouse being told I need to clean the trackball by rubbing it on my leg is crazy. I have older mice without the trackball that work fine years and years later, not months. My big complaint is in another two months I'm off AppleCare so I will need a FIFTH MOUSE by next year which I will never buy, just replace with a normal USB mouse instead. I refuse to waste money on a poorly designed product just to match. This mouse should of been designed to be cleaned and no rubbing on your leg or a piece of paper is not something anyone should be forced to do.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    total rubbish

    • Written by from Bicton

    inaccurate, fiddly and breaks down easily. possibly my least favourite mouse of all time.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment

    • Written by from Kettering

    There are roughly four years worth of complaints about the trackball here. My system is almost three years old. From the recent postings, it appears that there has been no improvement. That is disappointing. All the recent glitz about new products, but no progress on an improvement.

    I am tired of having to continually clean the trackball (using stronger methods than a piece of paper). The side buttons never did work well for me, so I turned them off. Tracking accuracy is good, I think I am going to replace this mouse with the track pad.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY bad!!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This mouse, and especially the scroll ball in this thing, is the worst thing Apple ever mad. Got one, scroll ball bye bye. Got a second one, within a few months, scroll ball bye bye!!! Have a friend with exactly the same problem! And I feel bad too since I suggested he got a magic mouse when he was looking for a new mouse. Horrible horrible horrible!

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tracking ball

    • Written by from Verona

    the tracking ball is horrible!
    do not buy!

    14 of 23 people found this useful