• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but needs refinement

    • Written by from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    This is a great mouse concept, the trackpad idea is an amazing idea. But it could be refined. First of all, there is no distinction between the buttons and the trackpad, so it's very easy to touch the trackpad when clicking the buttons or just by brushing it a little with your palm, especially annoying when playing a game which requires scrolling.

    Also with the normal Apple mouse to which I'm used, I really liked the fact that I could program four different functions on it: Exposé when clicking the trackball and Dashboard with the side buttons. I cannot do that anymore.

    So despite the innovation (not talking about the wireless part which is nothing new), when you consider that the original could do everything that the magic mouse can do, and more, then I see no point for it. What I want to see is a hybrid of the 2 mouses somehow: more distinction between pad and buttons, and more buttons. Also more ergonomy. It's giving me cramps.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Laser Is Bad

    • Written by from FRISCO

    i was very excited to use this mouse when i first got it so i connected it to my macbook pro on my smooth granite counter. they lie when they say it works on any surface it was horrible on and sort of rock counter

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses Connection CONSTANTLY

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    Sometimes the mouse will lose its wireless connection every few hours but sometimes it loses connection every couple of minutes. Plenty of blogs out there complaining of this so I am not alone. There are lots of theories how to solve it but I have found none of them to work. I'm so aggravated by constantly having to restore the wireless connection that I'm giving up and retiring the mouse. Very disappointing product from Apple.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice looking mouse... but that's about it.

    • Written by from Halifax

    I bought mine as soon as the Magic Mouse came out and is still using it.
    Sure, Magic Mouse looks very nice on a desktop compared to my prehistoric but comfortable Logitech mouse. But if you want function, reliability, and comfort, don't even fancy the idea of buying this mouse for any serious work other than light web surfing.
    As soon as you touch the mouse, you will feel like the cold metal is sucking the heat right out of your hand. I find myself trying to warm my right hand constantly while using this mouse. It literally repels your touch with its soul suckingly cold metal.
    The pretty but completely non-ergonomic design of the mouse will also tire out your fingers and hand very quickly.
    The lack of buttons which you can program is also a huge downside to the mouse.
    Only reason I still use this mouse is because I don't do any serious work on my iMac and because of the shame of admitting that I bought a completely useless mouse because I thought it was pretty.
    Do yourself a favor, go buy a regular mouse. Your eyes might disagree, but your hand will thank you.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Conceptually promising. Just doesn't work.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I bought this to replace a mighty mouse on a 2008 Mac Pro. While the mighty mouse had very good bluetooth reception (but fragile and had poor ergonomic design) the Magic Mouse has the exact opposite problem. It's well designed and forward looking, but creates the the most frustrating user experience when paired with a 2008 Mac Pro. It stutters constantly with only the occasional moment of non-stuttering. Works fine with my 2008 MacBook pro as a consolation, but have no use for it there.

    Also the battery cover falls off very, very easily. So yes, it's fragile too.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If this one breaks, I'm not replacing it.

    • Written by from Suncook

    This is probably the second worst mouse I've ever used. I love the idea. The inertial scrolling is a good feature, but its not anything you can't do with an $80 logitech mouse (with a wheel). After about 2 hours of use, your hand just hurts. Its such at awkward position.

    Things this mouse is good for:
    -browsing the net
    -writing documents (basically occasional use things)
    -looking awesome on your desk

    Things that this mouse is bad at:
    -Moving the pointer across a screen without picking it up
    -being comfortable

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good idea poorly executed

    • Written by from Calgary

    the laser does not work well on some surfaces and it does not fit well in the hand.
    The touch pad is a good concept and I like the philosophy of minimal moving parts but the wheel is still a much more useful feature.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun concept, but not so fun to work with

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I was super-excited to use this mouse at work, but unfortunately, once the cool factor of the (limited) touch interface wears off, you are left with:

    * Relatively slow drag response -- I had to adjust the tracking speed beyond normal limits using Terminal to be satisfied with tracking across the screen

    * Random scrolling -- periodically, when clicking frequently, the mouse will scroll in or out (super frustrating in games, for example, where scroll wheel changes weapons)

    * Repetitive stress injury -- I had never had a problem with repetitive stress before, but after 3 months of using this mouse at work, I get pain while using my laptop trackpad and had to switch to a trackball to get relief

    To add insult to (tangible, physical) injury, the thing burnt through the AA's it came with just sitting alone for a few weeks, and the next set a few weeks after that. The amount it is used does not seem to affect the longevity, just whether or not it is on. (But beware-- switch it off to save batteries, and it may not reconnect if the computer has gone to sleep...)

    I was, again, excited to try this mouse, but after months of use, I can only recommend it to extremely casual users. Power users/developers (or even just those who use the computer for ANYTHING all day), beware.

    Two stars because I think folks who use it two hours a week will enjoy it without damage.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!... if you ONLY want to browse the web!

    • Written by from South Freeport

    I'm a designer working almost exclusively with CS products. This mouse has ADD and keeping it task-oriented is awful when I'm working inside InDesign. I'm ready to throw it out the window or drop it in a bucket of hot water. I'm done!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The sides disintegrates

    • Written by from montreal

    Functions are good, but the body is made ​​with poor material. Really bad..

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just too heavy

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Two AA batteries are just too heavy. Wish they have lighter mouse in the near future.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe on a good day....

    • Written by from Westport

    I always love anything Apple does. The new Magic Mouse is however an exception. For me, it's TOO touchy. I feel as if I burped in its direction it might do something. Maybe I'm too clutzy--but the highly sensitive surface causes unwanted choices and changes. I spend all my time designing and have found with Magic Mouse that my screen zoom goes in and out plus all kinds of unnecessary "choices" present themselves when I least expect them. Will return to the old "tethered" version and give my Magic Mouse to someone more patient than myself. It is however beautiful to look at.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Novelty

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    This mouse is beautiful, and with the right plugin is really functional, but is VERY uncomfortable for every day use, is a little too heavy once you're used to the normal Apple Mouse (mighty mouse) and has done a real number on my wrist in just a few days. It's a great idea, but if you rest your hand on the mouse you'll have problems.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product if your goal is to test the limits of your own patience.

    • Written by from McLean

    If your goal is to test the limits of your own patience, the Magic Mouse is a great product.

    I've come to believe this product is imbued with genuine magic, but none that sets the owner on course towards a life lived happily ever after. There are only dark supernatural forces at work here, of the kind one encounters in movies that eventually drive the recipient to madness and ruin. This shiny trinket that surely originates from the birth place of awful leviathan worked well for a while, although it had a ravenous hunger for batteries from the beginning. Soon a change for the worse over took it and my computing life. After a relatively short amount of time, influences from the hoary nether world made their malevolent intentions clear. With ever growing frequency and magnitude, they taunted me from beyond. The "mouse" which I will call this dark talisman for lack of knowing it's true demon moniker and fear of speaking it aloud if I did, eventually refused to stay connected with clear contempt for me and my computer. Every time I stopped using it for 30 seconds or more, the "lost connection" icon would appear. Once I would have sworn I saw the glimmer of fiery ember eyes and pointy toothed grin mocking me from my computer screen. Occasionally clicking or lifting and setting it down would result in a reconnection. As often as not, I had to toggle the physical switch on the underbelly of the beast to coax it into reconnecting; or I would have to go to system preference and start the pairing procedure from scratch as if it demanded the electronic connection ritual and digital incantation be spoken more and more, to reaffirm it's growing dark dominance. This "thing" seemed to demand more and more of my attention as time passed. Aside from the maddening connectivity issues, the "mouse" began to have latency problems as well, making the cursor travel with lethargy of the possessed across my screen. I purchased the Apple track pad, which I like for specific tasks. It has no connectivity or latency issues. I find it useful for many things, but prefer a mouse for typical activity done in graphic design applications. I like the ability to chose between the two. After suffering the Magic Mouse and the realization it was more trouble than it was worth, the greatest satisfaction from owning the product came when I let go of the $70 bucks I wasted, embraced the loss, and indulged in the cathartic joy that came from throwing the expensive piece of junk against the wall. Give this Magic Mouse a wide berth, and ignore it's siren song, lest ye be tempted to suffer your own similar tale of despair and wretched woe.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse trapped

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    am I missing something? this mouse is a drag on virtually every surface i put under it--mousepad, glossy paper stock, formica, plexiglass, foamcore; and the worst; a thin panel of glass on top of a desk and the mouse is stalls. on the upside, it is sleek and feels good under-hand, the scrolling is smooth, though not dime-stopping precise.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible with Adobe Creative Suite

    • Written by from Toronto

    The mouse has amazing potential but it does not work with Adobe software very well. It constantly jumps to different pages and parts of the screen while you are working. I even installed Magic Prefs and set a custom defined scroll area (a very tiny area) to try to prevent it but it still happens way to frequently. The scrolling in general in Adobe is brutal, the scroll increments are completely off and you can only make large jumps around the page, instead of the subtle movement you can get on regular mac programs.

    I will be going back to the might mouse with scroll ball. Apple, please work with Adobe next time to work out these bugs.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all about looks.

    • Written by

    Crummy mouse. Sure it has the 'scrolling' capabilities but overall it loses it's bluetooth connection way too often to really be functionally sound. If you are a power user I suggest going with something wired. I've also noticed that due to the extreme sensitivity of the mouse surface mis-scrolling, errors and page jumps occur much more often and the position the hand has to be in to prevent accidental input creates more discomfort. Nice try Apple. Another beautiful design to look at, just not to use.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the most uncomfortable mouse I have ever touched!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Enough said.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but...

    • Written by from Limerick

    We are a hardcore Apple family, we have multiple computers, iPads and iPhones...I use this mouse at both home on my iMAC and work on my Macbook Pro. It definately eats batteries like no other mouse. Rechargeables help this be more of a green experience. There are some scrolling issues with them at times, almost like the mouse phantom takes control and it is not clear what is happening. Also one of my mice just died one day after about 6 months of use. This equals $10 a month for a mouse. Definately not a good thing. I will probably just replace the dead one with a more standard wireless mouse. Bottom line is these are pretty good and fun looking but just not quite worth the $70.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend

    • Written by from Chandler

    I've had this mouse for several months now, I use it pretty much 40 hours a week, and I really don't care for it. I really tried to like it because it seemed like a great idea, but I find it very aggravating at times. No matter how I change the settings in the preferences, I have trouble with the mouse accidentally scrolling (usually horizontally, but vertically as well) when I don't want it to. I also end up right-clicking when I'm intending to left-click and end up having to actually look at the mouse and click again or just use the hierarchical menu (after I tried clicking at least twice already). Of course, I never liked the mighty mouse either. I am a real Apple fangirl, too, but I've never liked any of their mice and this one is no exception.

    9 of 10 people found this useful