• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much functionality falls short of a usable experience

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Today I finally threw my Magic Mouse in the garbage. I feel silly for using it for so long. This mouse was amazing to use, not just tracking but swiping between webpages and sizing. But after a year I gave up on it's bluetooth connectivity. It worked just fine about 90% of the time, but would occasionally something would go wrong in the connection and it would become all but unusable. Connecting/disconnecting constantly, the movement would be jittery and you could land the cursor on your target, and all the swiping magic would just come to a screeching halt. I'm giving this a mouse 2 stars because I did love the controls, but the fact is that it's completely unusable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    owwwwww my mouse hurts!!!!

    • Written by from Winter Haven

    My new mouse works wonderfully.... was way happy with it until..... owwwwww!!!!! The sharp sides of this design are sooooooo uncomfortable - after just a few days of use I could no longer use it as I now had a tender right ring finger knuckle spot owwwwww! It was so nice using this mouse - as it, like my other sensitive touch apple products was wonderfully sensitive with each other, except not sensitive with me.... not sensitive to my fingers... so I have unfortunately retired it and have gone back to my smooth sided logitech... so disappointed - The mouse design department needs to rethink the sharp edges and make it sensitive for humans as well as sensitive to the computer. HA!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pompano Beach

    Cool idea for a mouse but it is very uncomfortable in your hand. I don't recommend this mouse.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why can't I choose when to scroll?

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    Awful mouse. I would prefer to go back to a hard-wire mouse. I work in InDesign for hours every day, and this mouse is always scrolling from left to right (or right to left) when I'm not even asking it to... Over the years, I have developed a fast and efficient working style in my layout program which has my right hand on the mouse constantly, while occasionally using both hands for keyboard commands. But now, with this mouse, I'm constantly having to re-position my view to the center of the page layout (command zero). And the worst thing is, apparently we can't turn OFF this scrolling feature. Why not? Why does apple think it knows what I want to do? I want to do the scrolling on my own. Yes, it's nice when navigating web pages, but overall, this device is way too sensitive!

    I've tried editing all the different mouse preferences, but if there is something I am missing, please let me know.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    almost great

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    very well designed as many others pointed out, however, there is one enormous glitch: when not using standard apple applications there is a confusion between smart scrolling and zooming. I use Vectorworks which is pretty popular cad software and I notices people using Adobe have the same issues: the scrolling/zooming cannot be controlled and, the worst, it cannot be turned off. So just a slight touch can put your somewhere out of focus and since it is so sensitive it just gets in the way of productivity. I am a small business owner, I got all my employees the smart mouse and after one week they all asked for it to be replaced. So much for that mice.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work well with Thunderblot/Apple Screen

    • Written by from Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot

    Nice design, very useful, especially on the road, but it won't work well if you're working on a laptop hooked to a thunderbolt/Apple screen. The pointer will be very sluggish at times, to the point of you getting so frustrated that you'll want to throw this thing out the window, regardless of how much it cost.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Ergonomic Design

    • Written by from Strathfield

    THE BAD:

    - The ergonomic design is too flat and doesn't allow your hand to curve hug the mouse in a relax state.
    - You tend to over stress and strain your hand upon long duration use.
    - Your hand starts to hurt after about 30 minutes of use.
    - Mac OS default settings only allow you to change the tracking speed
    - Mac OS magic mouse comes default with enhance precision pointing i.e. it slows down to ease precision pointing, which is annoying because you won't be able to cover the whole desktop in a single slide within your wrist's limit.
    - Not suitable for Windows OS. There are much better alternatives like the Logitech range.


    - Excellent Multi Functionality and only Mac OS can bring out the full potential of the Magic Mouse.
    - Comes with an On Off switch to preserve battery power.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad.

    • Written by from Redding

    The concept of the Magic Mouse is great. Love the way it works like both a mouse and a touch pad. Love the ability to scroll gracefully horizontally and vertically with the top of the mouse (this part is elite). However, the tracking not super accurate or as smooth as you'd expect from Apple, but even this is Ok for most of my uses. Low to mid-level gamers should go clearly go somewhere else.

    The thing that is most bothersome to me is the ability to 'right-click'. Even after months of practice I'm only able to get a successful 'right-click maybe 50-60% of the time. This wastes a lot of time.

    With my experience with Apple's normal standards in mind (very high), this mouse is well below average. I ended up using another mouse for a year and only keep this one as a backup. It is basically a great concept that hasn't fully arrived (IMO). I would totally get and use one if they fix these 2 issues (tracking and right click).

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection gets lost all he time

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I've had my Mac computer for 2-3 years and have the wireless keyboard and mouse. I love the idea of wireless, but for more than a year it always seems to lose connection. I think it needs new batteries but that doesn't help. Reading reviews for the regular mouse are not so great, so I guess I will have to suffer with this, or just get a new one.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely when it works

    • Written by from Kansas City

    It works. Then it decides not to, becoming disconnected every minute or two. I hate this device. Unreliable. I've tried two and they did not last, and I cannot figure out why it keeps getting disconnected. Solving problems like this one, via online sources, is time consuming and often unsuccessful, so I don't try anymore. I wish Apple still cared and supported their products instead of relying on customers to help each other.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved, but not really

    • Written by from Camrose

    Glass top is a nice improvement over the mini-ball of the mighty, which gunks up and requires replacement every few months, but this mouse is ergonomically painful and hurts the back of the hand & wrist within minutes of use and chomps through batteries which are full of nasty chemicals. Strange, this company doesn't seem to have the wit or will to figure it out. Expensive landfill matter.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Problems

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I wanted to love the Magic Mouse, but the connection problems made me want to throw the thing across the room. Some days, it worked beautifully; other days, the mouse lost Bluetooth connection a few times an hour and became very jumpy (the cursor wouldn't move at all and then would suddenly shoot across the screen). The only thing that helped was to open the battery compartment and make sure the batteries were shoved as far in as possible (they came loose every time I raised the mouse off my desk, even slightly). I read lots of posts in forums talking about this issue, and there are MacGyver-type solutions (involving tin foil and folded paper), but I couldn't justify having to do that after what this mouse cost. So, I took it back to the Apple Store and exchanged it for the Magic Trackpad, which has worked flawlessly.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the design, yet I won't use it anymore

    • Written by from Punta Umbría

    Bought it a year ago, and I am giving up. The mouse keeps disconnecting. I have tried all. Even bought the Apple rechargable batteries, which by the way, one pair of them is already gone after using them just one time. Very disappointed with this product.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A spastic mouse that eats energy

    • Written by from Moscow

    I did not like this mouse. Yes, it is sleek, but I tried changing many parameters and never did find settings that yielded a stable unit. It was particularly bad when trying to work with a powerpoint document. A slight twitch and I would go from slide 25 to slide 2. It was very frustrating. If I sneezed, my screen would zoom out and get stuck in the spooky margins outside my view. I turned off the battery every night and still it sucked power. I don't like the battery system.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could say different...

    • Written by from Denham Springs

    I wish i could be one of the ones giving high remarks and review... but sadly not. I am on my second one within my first year of being an Apple customer. Bought it with my 1st macbook Pro. Both of my magic mice I have owned had the same exact problem... constant loosing connection... over and over and over. When you make your living with this thing in your hand... it is so disappointing. I have read these reviews as far back as 2011 and it seems nothing has changed. I have also had all the issues of the sensitivity and it swiping you to another screen without you touching it and closing or exiting an application before you ever touch it. You either hate it... or you love it. I am very close to the "hate it" point. I have to say, I took the first one back to the apple store and they replaced it immediately. I am sure they probably would this one... but who wants to keep going through the same thing!? And then there is those that will tell you to not pay attention to the "negative" reviews... That's a crock of bull. These "negative" reviews are real and they are the truth... as much truth as all the positive ones. If people were going to lie in a review... do you seriously think they would do it on a mouse??? I went into the mall store today and was talking to an apple rep about my issue... his suggestion... buy a Mobee(sp?) super charger so you wouldn't have to worry about batteries. Really? spend another $40??? So I would have to spend over $100 (I spent $69 on the mouse!) just to get a mouse that works??? I cant believe that was his suggestion! I have to say as many others have... this is the only product from Apple that has ever disappointed me. Look... we all love all our other Apple products.. none of us would leave apple and go back to PC over a mouse issue... so why not make a good one!? I don't want another exchange Apple! I want a wireless mouse that works... Please.... pretty please.... pretty please with sugar on top! Can you do that? Will you do that? Can you imagine the change in all these reviews if you did!!?? I ... for one... would certainly come back and do just as i have done here... tell the truth!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for regular heavy usage.

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I bought this mouse about a year ago. I stopped using it about 4-months ago. I work from home and my work requires heavy mouse usage (CAD). This thing died on me so many times. I had to change the batteries so many times. It eats them in a snap!

    I went through a very large package of batteries in these months and I stopped feel comfortable changing the batteries so often. Both for the environment and the wallet.

    And also, if you enable "two-button" on the "magical" surface, and have a larger or heavy hand, then stay tuned to get accustomed to martial arts like focus on the mouse to get the job done.

    Then I decided to go with a $10 microsoft mouse. I couldn't be happier with the $10 mouse at the beginning and I felt freedom in my hand to do whatever I want.

    Now, the $10 mouse developed the double-click instead of a single-click issue.

    I thought I should write this review to give you heads up. I am currently shopping for a new mouse or buy several of these $10 mices. Still lower cost than this apple mouse that eats the batteries in no time under heavy usage (many clicks, many movements, extended work hours).

    My wishes:
    1) A more intelligent surface motion processing/sensing that can automatically understand that the user comes from a Microsoft two-button world.
    2) An automatic wireless charger. The technology is developed, ready for licensing and it is out there and Apple can use it off the shelve.
    3) ergonomics, this is a mouse not a decor!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, and neat, but useless

    • Written by from Maricopa

    Ok the mouse looks great, and has really cool features.

    The multi touch input functions seem to integrate into Maverick really well. The problem is that the touch is too sensitive and it ends up doing some times things I do want it to do.

    The mouse is really uncomfortable. After using it for a little while, I've noticed it really does nothing to support the shape of the hand, or wrist.

    It also does not really move around on a mouse pad too well.. Its kind of jerky, and you have to maybe very slightly use more effort into getting the pointer where you want it. And on that super high res desktop, some times that can be a pain, over time it makes me really dislike the mouse. Using it on a different surface does really help.

    Give me the larger clunky 2 button/scroll wheel PC mouse any day. I actually felt forced to get a replacement from somewhere else.

    Sorry Apple, but design should never take front seat to comfort or useability.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful slickness, but frustatingly spotty performance

    • Written by from Stamford

    It's too sensitive, does what it wants. Using CAD or other graphics, it is most unprecise pointing device ever. Spotty, jumpy. Battery hungry as well. After almost one year of using it, I've had it. I'm looking for an alternative. Given the poor reviews on wired apple mouse. I am dissapointed to have to look elsewhere. Nice to make it pretty, but Apple, please make it work!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Handle Gestures Well

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    I love this mouse except for an important flaw that even the Apple Store admits is a problem: After a few seconds of inactivity, mouse gestures stop working, requiring you to move the mouse around to get it to "wake up" again.

    I love the two-finger swipe to move through my virtual desktops (Spaces) as well as the two-finger double tap to view all my spaces at once. Unfortunately, if I've been typing on the keyboard for more than about 10 seconds, those gestures fail to register when I switch back to the mouse. Instead, I have to repeatedly try the gesture, click on the page I'm on or move the mouse around the screen for it to finally recognize gestures again. I don't know why the mouse continues to register movement and clicking, but stops recognizing gestures but it's highly annoying and reduces productivity. My dad's identical mouse has the same issues so I know it's not specific to mine.

    So there you have it. One of the main reasons to buy this mouse becomes it's main liability.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse has a Mind of it's own

    • Written by from Orange

    Plain and simple worst all around mouse I've ever owned. Also, like a lot of Apple products way over priced.

    6 of 8 people found this useful