Apple Mouse

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  • Overview

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    Innovative Scroll Ball and button

    Perfectly positioned to roll smoothly under just one finger, the Apple Mouse's Scroll Ball offers full 360-degree scrolling capability — up/down, left/right and diagonally. You can scroll long web pages, pan full-size images, maneuver around large spreadsheets, control a video timeline and more. And you can even click the Scroll Ball to access your favorite Mac OS X features such as Dashboard, Spotlight or Exposé.

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    Touch-sensitive top shell

    It looks and feels like a sleek one-button mouse, but the Apple Mouse's smooth top shell hides a powerful secret: touch-sensitive technology under the shell detects which part of the mouse you're clicking, so you can both left-click and right-click. And if you prefer the simplicity of a classic one-button mouse, the Apple Mouse is up to the task. Just use the Mac OS X system preference pane to configure it how you want.

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    Force-sensing side buttons

    When you give the Apple Mouse a squeeze, force-sensing side buttons can be configured to activate Mac OS X features such as Dashboard, Exposé or a whole host of other customizable features.

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    Customizable

    If you have Mac OS X, the Apple Mouse can give you fingertip access to the special features you love. Simply use the system preference panel to configure the Apple Mouse in the way that makes you most powerful. Control the Scroll Ball's tracking and click functions, as well as the right, left and side click functions. And you even can set up different mouse profiles for every user account on your Mac.

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    Optical Tracking

    Powered by a precision optical sensor, the Apple Mouse provides responsive and accurate cursor movement on almost any type of surface — no mouse pad required.

    What’s in the Box

    Wired Apple Mouse

    Printed and electronic documentation

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later

    Windows XP or Windows 2000

    A Macintosh computer with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

    PC with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

    Works with standard input driver included with Windows XP and 2000. No additional software required.

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Amazingly bad..!

      Sure, you pay a little more than you want to, but in return you get an Apple product with great design and quality, right? ...mweh... not so sure anymore these Sure, you pay a little more than you want to, but in return you get an Apple product with great design and quality, right? ...mweh... not so sure anymore these days. This mouse is another example. The most basic things a mouse should do is move a cursor around, respond to clicks, and scroll properly. Amazingly, in ALL these respects it fails to deliver. 1. Tracking is slow and imprecise - I had to ramp it up beyond what system prefernces would allow me, through a terminal command. Sometimes it tracks faster, sometimes slower... I have to admit that I don't use a mousepad, but with my desk surface tracking has never been a problem for any other mouse except for this one. 2. Right clicks... work 85% of the time. Just about any other mouse works fine with my comp, but the moment I plug this one in the right clicks start failing. 3. Scrolling feels jerky and imprecise. Also this works much smoother with my much cheaper Logitech mouse attached. How they manage to mess up in all these distinct but crucial aspects that make a mouse a MOUSE is beyond me. I have never paid more for a mouse. I have never received less from a mouse. These are two separate facts of which the combination kind of blows my mind. Big thumbs down, apple...

      • Written by tarik B from Berlin

      35 of 49 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazingly bad..!

    • 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 somet 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.

      • Written by Travis F

      15 of 16 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's... meh.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love this mouse.

      I've used several of these (starting with the original wireless version) since it was introduced and absolutely love it. It feels good and substantial and the s I've used several of these (starting with the original wireless version) since it was introduced and absolutely love it. It feels good and substantial and the scroll ball is wonderful (just keep your hands clean, and you'll be fine). I've tried the magic mouse a few times and it drives me nuts. I've found I can depend on this mouse to help me navigate the system with ease, dexterity and speed. On the few occasions the scroll ball has gotten too dirty to respond, the paper trick has worked every time, and very quickly.

      • Written by Donald W from Andover

      20 of 31 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love this mouse.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible overall, but worse compared to what you expect from Apple

      A mediocre mouse overall, but with a massive flaw — the uncleanable, flawed, failed design of the scroll ball. This is AKA the "Mighty Mouse" which was relea A mediocre mouse overall, but with a massive flaw — the uncleanable, flawed, failed design of the scroll ball. This is AKA the "Mighty Mouse" which was released in the mid-2000s. I was aghast that they're still selling this, over 10 years later. Apparently they changed the name at some point. Even if you think you'd have a hard time getting used to the touch-scrolling "Magic Mouse," (I like that one, personally), or don't want wireless, this mouse is most certainly not the answer. Just go buy literally any other mouse from a third party if that's why you're considering this. Even a $10 that scrolls only vertically would be better. What happens is, in a few months (or depending on how dusty conditions are, or how clean your hands tend to be) the scroll ball will get gummed up and behave erratically. Think of how the old 1990s "ball" mice (with a ball instead of a laser) got, requiring cleaning every couple of weeks. This is just a tiny "ball mouse" mounted on the top of your mouse — except it's permanently sealed, so that it's literally impossible to clean! I tried everything to clean mine, and ultimately smashed it in frustration when it still didn't scroll right. I have been happier every day since I threw this piece of junk in the trash.

      • Written by Daniel P from San Francisco

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible overall, but worse compared to what you expect from Apple

    • 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 e 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.

      • Written by Hayley M

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Why is everyone giving this such bad reviews?

    • 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 f 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.

      • Written by Carey B from McCalla

      8 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This is my third (& last) Apple mouse.

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