• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Boise

    While this mouse does have a few interesting ideas in button functionality, it's a pain to actually use for any extended period and has several other glaring flaws. The cord is much too short, the scroll ball is difficult to properly use in any extent, and any kind of extended use makes the fingers hurt quite a bit because of how small and poorly shaped it is. The optical LED sensitivity leaves quite a lot to be desired, and accuracy takes a nosedive at anything about the default, extremely slow setting. While I appreciate the attempts at innovation, it's punishing for any power user and hardly worth the $50 price tag.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it so much!!!

    • Written by from Fort Calhoun

    I like the wired mouse. Needs no batteries. I like the scroll ball. It scrolls horizontally beside vertically.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    cleans up GREAT!

    • Written by from Holland

    Lately, I've had increasing trouble with the track ball on my (original) three-year old mouse. After reading suggestions here, I cleaned it first with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, then with rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth. Afterwards, I rolled it around on a clean sheet of paper. Voila! It works like new! No need to spend $50 on a new device; this one is back to like-new condition!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for a few months, then fails

    • Written by from DUNDAS

    I have bought several of these. After a few months the ball ceases to function.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good mouse, if you keep it clean

    • Written by from Kitchener

    The track ball is prone to pet hair and gummy hands. Take a clean sheet of paper, roll the mouse upside down back and forth on the track ball, to clean it. Do this on a daily basis and the mouse will last a half dozen years with good results. My mouse of choice.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser...

    • Written by from Pharr

    ...works best to clean the scroll ball. Using scissors, cut off a small piece of the Magic Eraser (because you don't need to waste an entire one). Dampen it, lay it on a flat sturdy surface and then turn the Apple Mouse upside down and roll the scroll ball along the Magic Eraser horizontally and then vertically. Then use a paper towel or a lint free cloth to dry it. I did this with the wireless version and it worked great. I gave it four stars because it's a really good mouse, wired or wireless. It would have been five stars if the scroll ball had been a touch sensor instead. Then, like optical mice, they wouldn't need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really reliable

    • Written by from Upton

    the scroll ball tends to get fouled up after a while, and there's no way to clean it.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good accessory for the MacBook Pro

    • Written by from APO

    If you're a right handed person this is not the mouse for you. The cord is too short and with the usb ports on the left side of the computer you have no maneuver room.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from san francisco

    Ok, I love this mouse—when it's new. Great feel and sensitivity, aesthetics, etc. BUT, I have to buy a new one every 3 months. As others have noticed, the scroll ball gums up and the thing becomes useless, as there is no way to open it up without a hammer. And as if this weren't bad enough, usually before its inevitable demise the mouse begins this rapid ghost clicking thing. Without me pressing anything it spaz-clicks over items I'm working on. click-click-click-click! screws up my work!

    Thus far my solution has been (to Apple's delight) to buy a new mouse every few months but this is ridiculous for obvious reasons. Can someone either slap Apple or tell me a good alternative to their mouse? Or just do both?

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse! Don't know what everyone's problem is

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    I love this mouse, I'm addicted to using the buttons for expose (desktop, and all windows). I'm having a hard time wanting to switch to the new magic mouse or trackpad.

    All you have to do to keep the scroll ball working well is get the mac cleaning cloth, turn it upside down and rub back and forth on the scroll ball to loosen any dirt/dust.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball doesn't work!

    • Written by from Torrance

    I'm on my second mouse. Both had the same problem after a month: The scroll ball doesn't work. I've had this one for a couple years now and I've become so used to scrolling manually on everything. Really slows down my internet browsing, and design shortcuts in Adobe products.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball

    • Written by from Hilversum

    I got this mice with my iMac 20 inch late 2009. The mice worked pretty well in the beginning. After a couple months the scroll ball gets stuck and doesnt scroll well. Cleaned it but doesnt work properly anymore. I wont recomend this mice.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Junk

    • Written by from Chicago

    Track ball stopped working after 6 months.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    After 4 years... Great! (And it works with Linux)

    • Written by

    Works as advertised- great with my iMac. The assignable side buttons are a real timesaver if you set them as "Show all Windows"
    Also works very well on my IBM laptops running Ubuntu Linux.
    Wish the cable was a few inches longer, as all of the USB ports on my laptop are on the left side or back. I can use the Apple Mouse left handed just as well as right handed though.

    The only issues I've had is after 4 years of (constant) use are the cable wearing at the USB plug, and the scroll ball becomming so gummed up that I could only scroll up and left. After dissasembly and cleaning (not easy, BTW) scrolling works just fine again.

    I wish that Apple would make a BlueTooth version of this mouse, rather than just the BT magic mouse...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Minneapolis

    The scrollbar works for about a minute. Hard to believe this is such a dumb product, considering it's a Mac.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scrollball makes it a nuisance to use

    • Written by from vienna

    i have had this mouse for 1 month, the scrollball stopped functioning after a week. it helps when you roll it over your shirt or pullover, but be prepared to do this every couple hours... a nice mouse with good click feel becomes a complete nuisance with this frequent problem. i would not buy it again and cannot recommend it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Belleville

    I have been thru 2 of these mice and its not like I was careless with my things. The first mouse had the track ball totally stop working, which the people in the apple stpre told me happens normally, the second one kept switching screen modes like when you press the side buttons so that was super annoying. Never buying this again!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, does not last!

    • Written by from Hayward

    This mouse is AWESOME. However, after about a year the ball mont work and you cannot scroll! Not cool. Over all, a good mouse but not for 50.00.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Besides bit short on the cable side, Might mouse is better than the Magic

    • Written by from Miami

    The cable is extremely short. However this mouse is wired, so it's performance is better than the wireless magic mouse. It is also much lighter, so moving it around won't be much effort compared to the all glass/aluminum magic mouse.

    I use a USB extension cable to plug it to my iMac, and it works great. Also got more keys than the Magic Mouse. The middle button and the side button is all customizable.

    Highly recommended.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse--have used it for over 4 years.

    • Written by from Hixson

    I love this mouse. I can scroll up and down between 2 different documents without having to click either one of them... great when I'm working 2 monitors at a time at work with multiple windows and applications. You may want to adjust the mouse movement speed settings like I did, until you find a comfortable pace while getting used to how it moves.

    Yes, mouse goes crazy if your mouse pad is dirty or old--my cursor jumped across the screen for awhile, until I got a new mousepad. Keep your work area crumb-free. When the scrolly-ball gets dirty, use a Clorox wipe to rub over the scrolling ball in all directions for about 10 seconds. Then use a paper towel and rub over the ball in all directions. It's worked time and again for me. Also, make sure your lotioned-hands don't touch the ball. Wipe your scrolling finger off because lotion gums up the works. The Clorox removes all the oil and dirt buildup, but eventually you may have to open the mouse to get extreme buildup cleaned out.

    When it's clean, this mouse saves my hands a lot of grief. I can move my cursor around with minimal hand effort--which is great because I work long hours on my computer each day. The cord doesn't bother me because this mouse is just that good.

    This has been my absolute favorite mouse--and I am extremely picky about my workspace and equipment. I like accuracy and efficiency while being comfortable, so this mouse is my perfect tool. It may not be for everyone, but it's perfect for me.

    9 of 13 people found this useful