• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So frustrating!! more like "imaginary-force sensing side buttons"

    • Written by from Carpinteria

    I love the idea behind he "force sensing side buttons," but they've been a flipp'n nightmare. There must be some short in mine (at least I hope this isn't how they were designed) because they think they've been pushed about 30times/m---so my mouse constantly does things I do not want it to do. I tried and tried to find a way to get it to work with no luck. When I took it back to the apple store they just said there was no problem and they weren't under warranty anyways...

    I finally disabled those button's functions, but I can still hear the little noise they make when they think they've been pushed about once every other second.

    The experience has made me question my mac loyalty.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Mouse

    • Written by from Mission

    Although, it was cleaned often, my mighty mouse's scroll wheel stopped functioning completely within the first six months of buying my iMac. Furthermore, the cord for the mouse is much too short. I understand that many users plug the mouse into one of the keyboard's USB ports, however I have the wireless keyboard which does not have these ports.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Alpharetta

    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

    Don't buy this mouse.

    • Written by from Hardwick

    I'm on my second apple mouse. The new one is only 6 months old and the scroll ball won't scroll up. The last one had the same problem. There is no way to clean it and I work in a clean environment with a pad. I've tried to roll it up and down on my mouse pad to clean it, as recommended, but it is not working. For Apple, I'm surprised at such a serious design flaw. I could always open up the old-style mouse and clean the roller ball and it lasted forever. Unless you have the money to buy a new mouse every 6-12 months stay away from this one.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sensitive enough. Left it for Logitech.

    • Written by from belmont

    If I could give this zero stars I would. I got this mouse with my iMac, and had no idea it was $50. Although it has a sleek design, the sensitivity on it is incredibly low, which is my main issue. Although I use a Mx518, which has a feature that lets you adjust sensitivity, it is even worse than a cheap laptop mouse I bought that broke after 3 months.
    I also have pretty small hands, and I find the scroll ball to be in an awkward position for me. I own both a mac and a PC, and I switch my Logitech back and forth. If this is what a $50 mouse is, I will never purchase this particular accessory from apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    • Written by

    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

    Don't get this

    • Written by from Bellaire

    This is a horrible mouse! The wire is way to short and the scroller just is horrible. It does not scroll! It's probably because, it's a scroller that can me scrolled in any direction unlike regular mouses. On regular mouses, it only scrolls up and down, this can do up and down, left and right. So I think if they make the scroller go in one direction, it would work fine. But anyway, I called apple to get this working, it worked for a little bit, but in less than a week, scroller doesn't work. I tried what they told me and nothing worked! Get the apple magic mouse. Much better. No scroller, you push you drag your finger in the direction you want to scroll. The magic mouse is really cool.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited lifetime

    • Written by from New York

    At some point it becomes harder and harder to use the scrolling ball even after spending hours cleaning it.
    The plastic at the bottom erodes very quickly and moving horizontally is not as smooth.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from prescott

    this mouse only scrolls down on mine and the wires too short so i have to get an extension cord so now its too long and also the right button doesnt work good at all. its a good thing i bought a magic mouse or else i dont know what i wouldve done

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm onto my second replacement

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    This mouse has been nothing but a nightmare. Each lasts for a few months, but now I'm onto my second replacement (third mouse).

    The dirt/roller ball issue happened the first time. Now, the replacement mouse is constantly going to Expose, not allowing me to work in the window I'm using, and the buttons often send a command for one of the other buttons when pressed. Apple - after all these reviews, how can you keep manufacturing this mouse?

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Canton

    I'm on my second mouse within one year. The scroll button doesn't want to scroll down, or sometimes-up. This was the same problem with the previous. My next one will be something other than Apple. This is disappointing because Apple quality is usually right on the mark.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fairport

    The little scroll ball broke less than 6 months after purchasing this mouse. Don't waste your money.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse

    • Written by from New York

    This mouse, as well as other Apple mice have never worked properly from the get go. It stopped scrolling up and down a few months ago. Two days ago I got so frustrated with the thing that I started slamming it on the table. Now the cheesey plastic retaining ring is on the table and until I order a new mouse - it just gives me more daily doses of irritation.

    In short - shoddy product. Good upgrade marketing. :(

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, Poor functioning, Do not buy this product

    • Written by from Marina Del Rey

    A have both wireless and USB versions.

    Beside scrolling issues there are much more:

    The ergonomic is really poor, it is too small and the shape is awful. It feels unnatural and Apple coming back to the stone age with this product. Your hand will get tired working with this mouse really fast.

    The functionality is also really bad. There is no right or left button and mouse is always guessing what button did you really press. I have to lift my fingers to make sure I press the right side... There is also something about clicks - they are dumb slow, some times you click but click never happens... I have to click twice, it drives me nuts!!!

    I'm using Microsoft Ergonomic Wireless mouse with my iMac now, it is sooo much better...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive junk

    • Written by from COLUMBIA

    I've just had the third mouse in three years become unusable (will no longer scroll down). Expect clicks to be interpreted wrongly and the scroll ball to work erratically despite all cleaning from just about the first use. It feels good to the hand - that's why I used it instead of the cheap-feeling (but functional) Macally mouse I just plugged in so that I can work - but no amount of good feeling makes up for bad performance.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If only this mouse worked

    • Written by from Pablo

    Quite simply this mouse scroll button does not work.
    I have had my new iMac computer with the really big screen for less than a year. A working scroll button is essential to help navigate around this huge screen. I work at a college and others are reporting the same issues and have used, in some cases, 3 mice all with the same issue. I expect more from Apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel stops working

    • Written by from Greenacres

    The scroll wheel stops working way too quickly. Cleaning doesn't seem to work for long if at all. Please fix this Apple!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Mouse. Ever.

    • Written by from Montgomery Village

    This is most unreliable and undependable mouse I've ever used. It scrolls only occasionally, and has the most annoying habit of bringing up the widgets when I don't want them. I am really, really disappointed with this product--I often feel like taking a hammer to it. YUCK.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from HIALEAH

    Worst mouse ever. It lasted all of 3 months and started to die. First it started right-clicking EVERYTHING and now it won't scroll downward. Spend the money and just buy the Magic Mouse instead.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For all it's engineering prowess....

    • Written by from Westwood

    Apple could not conceive something as simple and basic as a computer mouse. Someone let the Apple engineers and Steve Jobs know that not everyone has a hand the size of an Oompa Loompa and we prefer our purchases to be functional for AT LEAST a few years before having to replace them. The track ball in this thing is pitiful. And I tried the other touch mouse Apple just released. It seems to work better but it's still TOO SMALL. Your hand/wrist should not be killing you after a half hour of use.

    9 of 11 people found this useful