• 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 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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....

    10 of 13 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.

    16 of 17 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.

    8 of 10 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

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  • 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.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 11 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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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

    11 of 14 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.

    9 of 11 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 19 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.

    11 of 17 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.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok, wireless would be better

    This mouse is really cool- it's got lots of buttons which you can set up to do a lot of different things. The scroll wheel lets you scroll 360 degrees. The only thing that gets really annoying is the cord. It might not be as "in the way" if I were using a desktop computer, but when you're using it with a Macbook, it gets in the way. The other thing is that it's hard to carry the mouse around with the cord sticking out. (Yes, you can wrap it around, but that becomes tedious after a couple times.) Overall, it's a great mouse, but it would be better if it was wireless. If I had a choice, I would spend the extra money and buy the wireless and multi-touch Magic Mouse 2.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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 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...

    37 of 51 people found this useful