• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is everyone giving this such bad reviews?

    IN MY OPINION... I've been hesitant to buy this mouse mainly because it has a 2/5 star rating at the moment, and I don't get it! Maybe there's some "operator error" happening (no offense) or maybe some folks received defective mice. Either way, I'm a graphic designer on my computer all day long, and this mouse performs every function for me without any problem. Someone said that the "right clicks" are hit or miss - I have to disagree. You definitely have to be on the far right side to get it to "right click", but I don't feel like I'm going out of my way to to this. The scrolling is also very nice - again, I don't feel like it's jerky in any way, if anything, it's quick and quiet! It's basically like having your Macbook trackpad in a mouse. And I prefer this mouse WAY MORE than the wireless one. Now that mouse drives me nuts - talk about hit or miss. Comparing this corded mouse to my Vizio and Dell mice that I've used, it functions just as well and looks a million times nicer. Way to go Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my third (& last) Apple mouse.

    I just ordered my 3rd wired Apple mouse in 7 years. Life span of these are limited. The roller ball gets fouled and there is no way to properly clean it. I feel Apple could do a way better job of mouse design. I rate this product as a weak 1 star.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as advertised

    This mouse is more than two times as expensive as a simple Logitech or no-name mouse.
    Well, it better do what it says on the box: "works on nearly every surface"...

    Apple, have you never tried to use it on a wodden, white Ikea table ? Come on!
    I just bought this mouse because it's white and suits my Apple keyboard, but as it is not on par at tracking compared to any cheap PC mouse I've ever used on the same table before, I will return it tomorrow.

    By the way, I only have it because I replaced a Magic Mouse 2 that I returned today. That one tracked, at least....

    Guys, just get out of the mouse business and focus on your core competences....

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's... meh.

    From what I've seen, here's what I can say:

    * Right clicking is kinda hit-or-miss. Works about 70% of the time.
    * Cord is too short.
    * Scroll ball is sometimes way too sensitive and/or doesn't even work at all.

    It's a neat concept, but be warned - not all features work as they should. Buy at your own risk.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £50 for a mouse that wont move properly

    rip off. this mouse doesn't work on any surfaces. i've tried numerous mousemats and table surfaces and the pointer just jumps around the screen haphazardly, and has no bearing on how you are using the mouse. ended up being smashed into the table out of frustration. complete waste of money. apple are getting worse and worse

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor built

    A few months in and the right click area smply doesn't work anymore. Well, sometimes it will, most time it won't. Just another fail recently from Apple, you are so much wanking off on design that you are losing sight of quality and detail. The iMac this mouse is attached to works fine but is not nearly the speed monster that the price would suggest and not like the old iMacs I had, and the OSX updates seem to consistently make everything SLOWER.
    get your act together.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For Scroll Wheel problem do THIS IT WORKS

    I copied and pasted this from the review before me and it worked!!!!

    OK, granted, there is a flaw in the design of this mouse, but I bet 90% of mice problems can be solved like this: 1. unplug the mouse from the keyboard 2. turn it upside down 3. roll the scrollwheel in all directions on a blank (clean) piece of paper, in all directions, for 60 seconds 4. re-attach bingo! works every time. this is a good mouse in both OS X and Windows, I have used it for gaming and is excellent for browsing large webpages or large documents, with its 360 degree scrollwheel. although at times i want to get away from the mouse/keyboard combo (it is 2008 now, after all), at least this Mighty Mouse lessens the pain somewhat.

    The mouse has actually lasted me 3 years until the ball clogged, so as long as you clean it like this it will last even longer.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointingly bad considering the price

    Bought this one bcs the wireless Mac mouse conflicts with wifi and other devices, never mind the hole in the ozone layer replacing batteries once a month is drilling
    Wired mouse cons:
    Low quality plastic
    Feel flimsy
    Too small surface area, yet again Apple makes a product with dimensions designed for a female Asian user
    Scroll ball erratic (surprisingly Apple learned nothing from the trackball disaster of its dead rival Blackberry)
    Touch sensitive top shell overly sensitive, so if right click is enabled it right clicks if both fingers are on mouse when you left click, especially with the slightest right side pressure from moving mouse to left
    Force sensing side buttons too rigid and action options for them in the customizable settings pointless
    Customizable settings stupid: each button should be assignable any function, but are not. Apple decides in advance for the user how to customize and yet again fails
    Cord too short, requires that the cpu box is almost immediately next to the mouse which limits how you can arrange your space
    For $50 absolutely not worth it
    The only pros:
    You can return it for a full refund
    Eventually a fizzled stock price will bring a change of management, and maybe restore the focus on quality and user experience and not tax-dodging and penny-pinching to make management's equity comp quarterly nut

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever!

    I rarely left any feedback but this mouse is driving me so crazy that I spent 5 mins to reset my Apple ID password in order to log on and leave this 1-star feedback. Worst mouse of all time! If there was a hall of fame for bad mice, hands down this mouse should be nominated.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My favourite mouse, despite its major design flaw (cleaning!)

    Having used virtually every mouse that Apple has made since the original "puck" that came with my first iMac 18 years ago, and tried various other models, this wired mouse is still my favourite: I can easily scroll both vertically and horizontally with the scroller-ball (when it works — much more versatile than a wheel), use it as a 3rd/middle button, and have had no difficulty, once I got used to it, in left-clicking and right-clicking. It's comfortable in my hand, glides easily, tracks smoothly and accurately, clicks positively… what more can you want?

    Well, of course, what you also want is a mouse that keeps working, and as everyone knows, this sealed unit is not that. I've had my present Apple Mouse (my 4th I think) about two years, and about a year ago, it stopped scrolling vertically, despite all my attempts to keep it clean. I finally lost patience, and was about to order another when I found myself reading these reviews.

    My experience has been the same as that of most people here, but some claim that different cleaning techniques actually work. None that I've tried until now have worked for long.

    BUT, after trying one method after another over the years, I've found one that to my amazement has breathed life back into my moribund mouse, and it now scrolls again, after a year of getting more and more stuck.

    • Spray a little lighter fuel around the ball, and wait a couple of seconds
    • Invert the mouse and rub the ball over a piece of plain printer-paper, on a plain hard surface
    • Keep at it for at least a minute (it took me almost two minutes)

    My mouse is working again! Now… where was that old mouse that stopped working years ago?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse I've ever used.

    This mouse is a joke. Its 2016 and this mouse is still for sale? The price is just silly and the usability is garbage. Stop selling this trash. I've bought better keyboard/mice sets for less money than apple is charging for this waste of plastic. Stop contributing to waste in the world.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Too Small

    The cord needs another foot or so before this could be a worthwhile product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had my wireless mouse for 4 years now

    and it wasn't new (it came with my second-hand Mac Pro) and I've had no problems with it except that it drives me round the bend chewing up batteries. They are lucky to last me a month and as far as I'm concerned I get "mouse batteries very low" messages long before I should. It took me nearly a year to stop automatically reaching for the control button for "right clicking" but once I got used to it I began to have trouble when using my husband's Mac Pro, which has a wired one-button mouse. I've taken off one star for the battery problem. I suppose I could turn off the mouse every time I leave the machine, but remembering to do so would be extremely difficult. It's hard enough remembering to turn off the office light!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother with this mouse.

    I'm leaving this review because I believe that people have the right to know if they're getting good value for money or if they're at risk of buying s**t rolled in glitter.
    People shouldn't be fooled by it's fancy exterior, because this seemingly well designed mouse has significant issues.

    - You can NOT click left and right mouse buttons at the same time. Depending on your line of work, this can be beyond frustrating.
    - As thousands of people have mentioned, the trackbar or trackball thing gets clogged. Easily.
    It may intermittently stop working, it may not scroll horizontally or scroll only up for example.

    - It's neither easy or convenient to open up the mouse to clean said trackbar, and I wouldn't recommend it to most people.
    The general consensus is that nursing some isopropyl alcohol through the top of the mouse is far easier than opening it.
    An average user shouldn't have to do any of this.

    - The shape of the mouse is novel, but doesn't feel at home in your hand. It's as if looks and design were prioritised over comfort and RSI mitigation. The whole front of the mouse diving under your hand when you click is not a natural or pleasant feeling in my opinion.

    - The side buttons don't feel like buttons, more like you're weirdly squeezing the chassis. I disabled them.
    - In classic Apple style the mouse has a really short cable of about 30cm or so. This is actually be good when coupled with an Apple keyboard as it reduces clutter from cables. But if you want to use this with any non-retina Macbook Pro you'd better learn to use your left hand as that's where it'll have to sit.

    Overall I was really disappointed with this mouse.
    It seems to be a trend with Apple these days that you pay a premium for a product that looks great on the outside but internally is poorly constructed with blatantly obvious planned obsolescence.
    The whole philosophy with their products is that you enjoy the experience of using your computer and it's peripherals, and although expensive, the price is ultimately worth it for the joy of using good quality, well designed pretty things that just work.
    This pains me to say, because I like Apple and I want to be able to tell people how much I love their products, but unfortunately this mouse blows.

    Thankfully time has passed since this came out so there's better options like the magic mouse , otherwise your old crusty optical mouse will do the job better than this thing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    My thumb always resides on force touch side button and beause of that I an unable to do a left click almost always. And switching off of side buttons doesn't work as well. Also, doesn't work good on surfaces where other mouses work good

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I'm going to start by saying: I threw my apple mouse on the floor out of frustration. The Apple Mouse is terrible. It feels awkward to grasp, the scroll gesture on the mouse is rubbish, and the mouse loses connection all the time.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These mice are amazing!!

    The Mighty Mouse is absolutely amazing, I use them every single day. When they start to only scroll up, the easiest fix is this... Either grab a clean paper towel and some rubbing alcohol or some diabetic alcohol swab packets... rub the ball in every single direction for about 5 minutes and it cleans the shiite out of it. Works awesome!!!!

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    very good mouse 1 bad thing about it is the scroll ball when it gets dirty it clogs up then when you clean it using white plain paper if you rub it to hard the scroll ball pushes down and is hard to take out

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm so disappointed...this is useless

    This is the most beautiful but hopeless mouse I have ever owned. It's a single button so relies on where you press it to get left click and right click (I'm not using centre click). Every so often, the scroll ball just stops working or only scrolls in one direction. You then have to scroll like crazy to bring it back to life. Getting a right click (to open sub-menus) is nigh on impossible in some situations. You just sit there clicking away and eventually it realises you're doing a right click. I've had it less than a month and it's been pants, so thinking of returning for a refund before it packs up completely.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ball stops working

    I read the comments before buying this mouse, and for some reason I didn't listen. Everyone says that the ball stops working in a few months. I have had my mouse for two months, and the ball has stopped working. For a $50 mouse, I don't think I should be having this problem.

    5 of 8 people found this useful