• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, feels awful!

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    The promises that apple makes about this product are true in that this mouse offers very good functionality, that is if you can overlook the extreme discomfort that your wrist is guaranteed to have even after the shortest amount of time with this product. I did enjoy the features that are well designed to mimic the trackpad with OSX however they are not worth the trade off of the wrist pain. After two months, I could not take it anymore and got a $50 Logitech mouse that is extremely comfortable and offers many of the features that the magic mouse offers. They are however in buttons and not in gestures so it does not feel as technologically advanced as the apple controls. I would definitely not recommend this.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurry up & upgrade this product & don't buy one until they do.

    • Written by from Hobart

    I love the look, feel & use of this product when it works but I agree with so many other people on this, that it disconnects continuously, only seems to like one brand of batteries & only seems to work with those batteries whilst it is fully charged. As soon the charge seems to drop off it starts disconnecting again. I have searched high & low & tried every different "fix" that people claim to have found. I believe that as soon as Apple creates an upgrade for this product, any Apple consumer that has already bought one these should be able to return the old one and get a free "not so Magic Mouse" in payment for the years of pain & suffering for this intolerable gadget.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't understand...

    • Written by from Hinesville

    It's not the mouse I don't understand! It's all the reviews that say they hate this mouse. I don't understand because this is hands down the best mouse I've ever used. I love it! I have NEVER experienced this mouse disconnecting and having to re-sync to bluetooth. Never, so I don't understand why so many people are saying they are having this issue. I've had my current MacBook Pro 15" for over a year with no issues. I have a MacBook Pro 13" for home use and have had zero issues. I previously owned a MacBook Pro 15" and had no issues with that mouse, either. So I am completely baffled that so many people are saying they are. I love this mouse!!! (I WISH I COULD CHOOSE 10 STARS!)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, difficult to work with

    • Written by from Seattle

    I got a 2013 iMac and it came with a wireless Magic Mouse. I've found it to be painful to work with. Finder windows are always scrolling around because the mouse is so sensitive to touch that large amount of unintended movement takes places. Applications constantly are misbehaving with unintended scrolling, documents moving around with slight touches to the scroll surface. It frequently disconnects in the middle of something and I have to wait for Bluetooth to reconnect.

    Apple is trying to too hard to do cool things and at the expense of functionality.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not waste your money

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    This is the worst mouse I've ever used. I like the design of it, but other than that, it's so hard to use. Sometimes it just scrolls for no reason, oh, and it just disconnects, like at least 5x a day. I'll take the old Apple Mouse with the roller ball that stops working after awhile over this one any day!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid little critter

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I just bought my iMac two days ago and I'm already developing athritis on my left wrist because of this stupid mouse.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    • Written by from Courtenay

    I thought that with time I would like and get used to using this mouse, but no. It's harder to maneuver than a normal mouse and yes the added gestures are cool, but they are a little too sensitive and I find myself using them accidentally. Also, using the mouse just feels awkward. It's quite flat, so you are really just resting your hand on top which, again, makes it more difficult to use.
    I hardly ever use my mouse anymore; I'd rather use my trackpad. Needless to say, I'm moving on.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    surprisingly poor performance - bad value

    • Written by from Murray

    pointer is not responsive to movement of the mouse - very choppy. Unusable and extremely frustrating.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Actually zero stars.

    • Written by from Conover

    Others have said it as well as I can. Try to click on a link, the page bops up and down can't hit the link to open it. Try to right click you get a left click action. A $25 Logitech mouse does a better job. Okay I can use it like a track pad, sort of, but thats not how I use my mouse so a useless feature. I recommend you try one extensively before wasting $69 on this very pretty and very annoying toy.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics nightmare

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    This is the worst design I've experienced in quite a while. And when I say "design", I refer to UX design, not aesthetics, because the only positive thing to say about this nightmarish piece of hardware is that it looks fantastic.

    There are no buttons on this thing, or rather, there are no tactile buttons. If you dare touch the top of mouse where your fingers are, any number of random things happen; you zoom something, you click something, you swipe-navigate something, or content in the window you're hovering over will dance up and down as daring to rest a finger on the mouse means that you're in the midst of scrolling.

    Eventually you learn that resting any digit on the upper part of the mouse is a big no-no, and you end up in a painful thumb-and-pinkie-grab on the mouse with your three remaining fingers cramped upwards hovering over the mouse. This will eventually cause the muscles in the hand to ache and cramp up, a pain that continues after you've stopped using the mouse.

    Actually clicking with this mouse is also frustrating — this mouse actually has a right button, but you have to mash the mouse so far on the right side for it to register that more times than not, right-clicks erroneously become left-clicks.

    Also, the battery cover on the bottom keeps falling off.

    Worst. Design. Ever. I want to destroy this mouse with a hammer.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great in Some Respects but Expect Frequent Disconnects

    • Written by from Lincolnshire

    I've owned this mouse for several years and basically I like the bluetooth aspect because it frees up a USB port on my Macbook Air 2012. I like how I can move from OS X space to the next and back with a two-finger swipe. But there's a downside too.

    The downside is that the mouse disconnects and you'll get the "Connection Lost" message in the center of your screen. While the message automatically goes away, you have to click and/or double-click to restore the connection. This happens multiple times per day. The reflex is part of my nervous system now, but it's always accompanied by some frustration with the mouse. Surely Apple can do better.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever!

    • Written by from Oxfordshire

    I like to use this mouse in Photo Shop and in Auto Cad. Very frustrate I must say.

    Problem:
    The problem is that because all the upper part of the mouse is sensitive and also scrollable, whenever my index finger tough the upper part, it changes the size of my screen and/or icons, because you know, being a designer, your left fingers usually on Control Key or Command key. This cause a great deal of frustration. Sometimes I just want to bin this freaking so-called Magic Mouse.

    Solution:
    Need to make only the middle-upper part of the mouse scrollable. Not all upper part of the mouse.

    Action:
    Only Apple can do that.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice piece of tech

    • Written by from Austin

    I see a lot of crabby reviews here and, while I understand them, I absolutely don't agree.

    I've used a ridiculous number of mice in my career--three button, two button w/ and w/out scroll wheels, two button with side buttons, wired, wireless, laser, mechanical, you name it--and this is the only one that I've sought out to purchase again. All the rest, it's mostly six of one, half-dozen of the other, but this one has functionality that keeps me coming back and style that makes it a pleasure to see on my desktop.

    Some folks complain about the size--yes, it's flat. You know what? That makes it so much easier to bring with you; you can tuck it into a pocket, or slip it into a slot in your laptop bag. I have never had repetitive stress issues while using my Magic Mouse, which I certainly can't say for many of the other mice I've used. I find the weight wonderful; it gives it a heft and sense of solidity that most mice simply don't.

    Some folks complain about the functionality. Personally, once you're able to slide sideways and go back and forth between web pages with a simple swipe, it's very hard to go back. It sounds like such a little thing, but the amount of mousing it saves you, having to move the cursor to the "Back" and "Forward" buttons, or having to take your hands off the mouse to hit Alt-right arrow on the keyboard, is really significant.

    The only reason I don't give it a higher score is that because it uses Bluetooth, if you have a lot of Bluetooth devices, they can interfere with the Magic Mouse. Not other Apple devices natch, but for example I have a Motorola BT headset; this can interfere with my mouse.

    But otherwise? A very nice piece of tech.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly drops connections

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    Hundreds of articles on how to fix this; but none that actually do.

    Mouse goes crazy with some sites, like Google maps.

    Overly sensitive on the edges.

    Just a constant frustration.

    Worst Apple product I own.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Aurora

    Seems to have a delay when moving the mouse pointer making it difficult to click in a precise point. I've tried changing the speed in the settings but doesn't see to help. Also tried different surfaces. Track pad works better but harder trying to highlight several lines of text quickly.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Issues Are Dreadful

    • Written by from Hartlepool

    Lovely device, but only when it works.
    Not sure at all why support threads are littered with connection problems and still no solution.
    Changed battery types, peeled back battery sleeving and even a brand new macbook pro and a brand new magic mouse still suffer infuriating connection issues.

    Not a good product.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever.

    • Written by from Brampton

    My magic mouse just came in the mail and seeing the reviews on youtube i was very excited to use it. it is just how most people disscribe it, Amazing. it is light weight, comfortable to hold and has a amazing. If you ever consider buying a regular usb type mouse over this, you should reconsider because this mouse may be expensive but it is 100% worth the money.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking can be inconsistent

    • Written by from Houston

    When it works, this is the best mouse on earth — it is small and functions both as a mouse and a track pad. However from time to time it hesitates as it tracks making it very annoying to point at a small object on the screen. Do a search on line as this is a common problem. I even found two of the mice in an Apple Store to have the same problem.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse

    • Written by from Mahwah

    I love the Magic Mouse. I have had mine for close to 5 years now. It is the most versatile mouse in the industry. I would not give it up for anything.

    My mouse initially disconnected a few times a day till I found an article via a Google search. I put paper inside the battery cover and the problem went away. For the past 3 years, I have been using it without the paper with no battery disconnects.

    My only complaint and the reason I gave it four stars, is that I have to replace the batteries at least once a month. I wish the batteries on the Magic Mouse lasted as long as the batteries on bluetooth keyboard.

    I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really cheap feel. Squeaks and feels plasticky.

    • Written by from South Padre Island

    just don't, it is not worth it. Try another brand.

    3 of 6 people found this useful