• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate you Apple

    • Written by from Spring Hill

    I was bidding on an auction on eBay for a thermal shirt so I could play tennis in the cold without freezing in the ~40°F, but right when I went to place the would-have-been-winning-bid, the mouse thought it was going to be funny, and stopped scrolling and tracking, and now I have to play tennis in the freezing cold weather today with any real protection from the cold, thanks to Apple.

    I wish I could meet the person who made this insult to technology.... >:(

    I will only be buying my new MacBook Pro during the 2010 refresh and I'm done with Apple's peripherals.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a while

    • Written by from Arlington

    The trackball on the mouse tanks after a couple of month's use. I've swapped mine out a couple of times and the problems always recur.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style shouldn't come over function...

    • Written by from HO HO KUS

    Plainly put, this is a pretty package that worked well for 6 months before the ball stuck. No amount of compressed air, blowing cajoling worked. Look elsewhere for a good mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll mouse

    • Written by from Surrey

    I purchased my first mac in dec./09. Had to replace mouse as scroll wheel did not work after 2 weeks. Now near end of Jan/10 and the wheel is gone again. I am only person using it, so not overuse. any one else have this problem

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this mouse (wireless version) is junk!

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    have had this mouse for over one year and it does not work any more. I regret I did not return it immediately after i bought it. Since first days of use the mouse scroll ball started to fail, I took it to service with the sleek apple people and they cleaned it, it seemed to work well. i got home and few minutes later it did not work again. This mouse rather than being a tool it has been a real pain, I have spent more time trying to fix it than working with it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. It is a shame that apple makes this very poor quality mouse.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Mice ever!

    • Written by from Flemington

    When I bought my mac in 2008 I got the mighty mouse (wireless) and it worked fine. then, about one week later, the scroll ball stopped working. so I took it to the apple store and they told me to clean it with a Q-tip and alcohol. so I did that and it worked. I had to do that about every week or so. The batteries also stop working in about 2 weeks. over all it is not a good mouse!

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Mouse

    • Written by from Conroe

    -The scroll button. I agree with everyone else. Ugh.
    -I also hate the design of the left and right clicker. It is very imprecise. Often, when I want to left click something, it comes up with right click options. I'm not really sure why- I am obviously left-clicking. The design for this could be a lot better. Why do they have to hide the fact that there are two clicking options? Why can't it just be a normal mouse?
    -I've used this mouse for only a few months. First the scroll button went, then-I guess because of dirt- it has started going crazily across the page and selecting things. Too bad cleaning it seems to be impossible.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track ball is junk

    • Written by from Torrance

    Why would Apple put a trackball on top of the mouse and make it non-removeable?
    Hands get naturally oily, and dirt and dust settle ON TOP of things.
    Sealing the ball into the case has to be one of the lamest ideas ever.
    I thought maybe Apple had a new solution here, but it's the same old gunked-up routine I thought was long gone.
    Remember the old trackball mouse? It had a removable ball, for cleaning, and that was a hassle, back then...in the 80's.
    Very dissapointing product.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    • Written by from white plains

    scroll started acting up in about 6 months.my brother bought a new iMAC 3months ago & his is acting up already.love my iMAC but mouse is piece of junk.going to try new wireless bluetooth mouse that scrolls like a laptop(touch not mechanical) but wish it was hard wired & not battery powered but digital camera uses AA rechargeables so that shouldn't be a problem!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from farmington hills

    I'm a big Mac fan. The performance of this mouse is in stark contrast to everything else Mac. It's like Ferrari put a Yugo transmission in it's cars. One uses a mouse much as one uses a trans in a sports car. If the interface is bad, it harshes the whole "mellow" of the experience. It needs to cleaned too frequently. The ball needs a fix. This blows my mind in an ultra negative way. I've bragged about Mac to my friends and on my radio show. I'll still brag, but I'll vent my frustration here. How bout a voucher Steve?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pain in the rear!

    • Written by from Prescott Valley

    I really love this mouse...but the scroll ball often malfunctions. It is such a pain. Although when it does work I have no problems then all to soon it will stop working again, as usual. Hopefully Apple will address this as I am afraid to buy another as it will only last a couple months if that.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track ball on Apple mouse

    • Written by from Carmel

    Like one post said, this track ball lasts 3 months. Not good. It's too bad, it's a feature that you really get used to.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is useless.

    • Written by from Wilmette

    I have now had two and the track ball on both of them lasted 3 months max. And they are not cheap. DON'T buy this product! It stinks. I'm a total mac person and preach about about how macs rule but this product is s a huge disappointment.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Just Don't Last

    • Written by from Tucson

    I absolutely LOVE having a mouse with a scroller ball. The feature is great, BUT, expect it to break in just a few short months. If you're someone like me, who makes a living at their computer, and uses their mouse all day long, expect to be buying a new mouse every 3-4 months. Yes, the scroller ball fails that quickly. Apple makes such wonderful, reliable products. How did they go so wrong on this one?

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse

    • Written by from Rio Verde

    The track ball on this mouse will fail . Don't buy one.
    I am a dedicated Apple consumer since 1980 and always will be.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty design

    • Written by from TORONTO

    Apple needs to build a better mouse. This is the 3rd mouse in 2 years. The scroll button always malfunctions in exactly the same way - won't scroll down - and doesn't return to proper functionality even after following Apple's cleaning directions. I brought the last one into the Apple Store and they couldn't get it to work.

    Very disappointing and frustrating. I love Apple products and I'll probably be a Mac person for life, but this mouse is flawed.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An Embarrassment to Apple

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The build quality is very poor-- I had the wires fray and pull out of mine in under a year of normal use. The design is abysmal. The two-button top shell functionality is extremely clumsy and imprecise, which is no surprise as the top buttons are not readily distinguished. There's no way to clean the scroll wheel, which means it will inevitably fail in a matter of months due to normal buildup of dirt. Disassembly for cleaning involves prying glued bit off and unscrewing screws, definitely not something users are intended to accomplish. While Apple could be easily forgiven for packaging an inexpensive mouse with their products, selling it for $50 is just shameful. Their are much better mice available for a fifth of that price.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bountiful

    This mouse is garbage. It gets dirty and there is no way to clean it so you have to get a new one.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroller not working

    • Written by from Boston

    As I've read the reviews of this mouse, my experience seems to lean toward the unfavorable. The scroll ball doesn't scroll up the pages, only down. There is no grip on the scroll ball traction.

    I am disappointed with this "Mighty Mouse" and now have to fork over another $50 for a mouse that should last more than one year. The other Mac hardware (e.g. keyboard, monitor, etc.) are solidly built but this mouse is too flimsy.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously flawed and overpriced

    • Written by from Wondelgem

    This is beyond any doubt the worst Apple product I own. The issue is the scrollball which stops working after a couple of months. The mouse cannot be disassembled and all advice Apple proffers on cleaning works a few times, then the thing just breaks and becomes an expensive paperweight.

    The mouse is plain and simple a seriously flawed product that should have been pulled by Apple a long time ago as they are certainly aware of the issues. Keeping this on the shelves is simply a disgrace bordering on consumer fraud as far as I'm concerned.

    8 of 9 people found this useful