• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    During 8 months of use, battery life has decreased over time. Now, my Magic Mouse requires a battery change every week using alcalines, either Duracell or Everready.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    what a magical mouse- not!!

    • Written by from new york

    Dear apple. This mouse is not good for designers are used to complete precision control. It moves on its own, it will even zoom on its own. You pick something up and put it down and the screen slides away from you. Frustrating and infuriating. I've been using this for a few weeks hoping it was just a matter of getting used to the ultra ultra ultra high sensitivity but this is a little ridiculous.

    Its almost like it detects the sweat on my finger and jumps into action!

    Please allow some control over sensitivity of TOUCH!!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life

    • Written by from metairie

    The mouse itself is ok, but, the battery life on both the magic mouse and the wireless keyboard is AWFUL. On my PC, using an MS wireless KB & Mouse, I had to change batteries maybe once every 18 months. These two Apple products, however, require a battery change monthly, and it's NOT because I use this computer more than I used my old PC. So much for Apple being "green" with all the alkaline batteries they force you to go through. I have tried NiMH rechargeable batteries too, but, they don't seem to last even a month.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not very reliable

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    After waking my computer, my mouse has frozen several times. AppleCare helps me to get my mouse working again but what a hassle. Bought my first MAC in December 2010 and I have called at least five time with this problem. Two times in the last two days. Now they are sending me a new one as it maybe a defective. You think!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    really,apple?? :(

    • Written by from Calgary

    this is just like a regular mouse. i tried to do the hand things (like the flick or whatever) but you had to move the mouse like everyother wireless mouse.
    i didn't give it a 1 star because there is some potential.....it has a clean, sleek design but needs to be thought over

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but KILLING my arm!

    • Written by from New York

    For the 1st week I LOVED this new mouse. Actually I still do, the functionality is superb. But after the 1st week my forearm and wrist were killing me. It has been 3 weeks now and my arm aches. I bought an ergonomic mouse yesterday. This is the 1st Apple product I have not been totally thrilled with!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Huntersville

    Cool look and features but the resolution is poor. I have to pick mouse up twice to move an object across the screen. Just bought another Bluetooth mouse from another manufacturer and it solved my issue. It's great not to use USB. Apple can do better.

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful with a Macbook pro

    • Written by from IRAKLEIO

    If you want to use it with a Macbook pro while your computer is wirelessly connected to a WiFi router at the 2,4Mhz frequency, then you're out of luck. The mouse will lag, specially when downloading a big file or streaming video.

    Also, scrolling can be awkward, specially on a long page.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good mouse. after u get used to it?

    • Written by from sellersburg

    The mouse is very small making it hard to use.

    also the gestures didnt work as easily as apple makes it seem. though i have gotten used to it and now use it rather than my microsoft arc mouse.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    Love the idea, the multi touch features work well and the movement and tracking are smooth...

    However, the body of the mouse is too shallow, presumably to allow for the touch gestures on the top, hence for my big hands I can't use this for more than 5 mins without getting cramp.

    If there was a bigger version for people with larger hands I'd love to swap the boxed one for that and re-evaluate.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ADOBE PROBLEMS: Moves and clicks on its own in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I tried to use the Magic Mouse for 40 hours a week for 3 months and I found it too frustrating having it move several windows around very quickly on it's own without me even touching it. This would usually occur a 5-20 times a day. Finally I disabled all of the scrolling features in System Preferences, as well as the "gesturing" feature in the Adobe application preferences which makes it just like any other mouse.

    I have heard similar stories from a 5 other designer friends of mine as well as 3 Adobe software training specialist I asked at a CS5 launch event.

    I wouldn't have written a review if Apple or Adobe was at all willing to admit that this is a problem. I'd love to return it for a track pad, but I'm not sure how it would perform in the same software environments.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but extremely hard to change batteries

    • Written by from Orono

    How to open the battery door is a mystery to me. Half hour of struggle and it will eventually open. Other than that, the mouse is good.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic

    • Written by

    I thought this mouse was cool before I bought it. After buying it, I take back my words. It is not ergonomic and my hand hurts when I using it for more than couple of hours. It is too sleek and flat to handle. The batteries died too fast and movement of the mouse is too slow. I had never expected this kind of product from Apple.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but Frustrating

    • Written by from Calgary

    I love the look but it's sensitivity is so frustrating when in applications like Illustrator. The screen consistently jumps or slides shooting my work across the screen. I find myself managing the mouse rather than my work.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Failure but Technological Win

    • Written by from Grand Falls

    I love Apple products, and own a MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, iPad and several Apple peripherals. I simply cannot get myself to enjoy the Magic Mouse. Although I love the mouse's functions, I do not like how if feels in my hand. Because it is awkward to use, I've switched to a USB mobile mouse by (gulp) Microsoft which I love. My guess is that Apple designers chose the flatter surface of the MM for finger gestures, at the expense of ergonomics. I work from a computer all day and despite many efforts, I just don't like this mouse. Functionality is not enough - feel it important as well.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse not so magic

    • Written by from EDMOND

    I am a new Mac user and I bought the Magic Mouse because it seemed to get some good reviews, used bluetooth and has a neat looking design. However, for the most part I have been disappointed in the performance. The "sweet spot" (the spot where you click to get either the left hand or right hand mouse action) is not very accurate. I find I usually have to click 2 or 3 times before it works. The scroll features works okay, BUT I find that in some of my spreadsheet and accounting software, especially if you use Parallels windows program, that the scroll being turned on causes the cursor position to jump around within the spreadsheet - you will have it set in one cell and next thing you know it's in another cell. This doesn't happen when I turn the scroll off, so I am pretty convinced the problem lies with the mouse. The page forward and page back 4 finger mouse actions on the web are pretty neat, but once again I sometimes have to swipe 2 or 3 times to get it to work.

    This mouse has been a real disappointment to me - especially as a new user.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Mac. Frustrating for PC/Bootcamp.

    • Written by from East Williston

    This mouse functions extremely well for a Mac computer. However, for the price tag, I expect it to work just as well in Windows. However, this was not the case. Getting it to work was extremely frustrating, and it still has glitches. For $70 Apple should offer the proper drivers for it to work on Bootcamp.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where'd all of my mighty mouse buttons go?

    • Written by from San Angelo

    This mouse is cool, but lacks all of the features that made the mighty mouse the best mouse ever. Sure it scrolls in 360 degrees, and it looks cool, but the fact that it doesn't have the squeeze buttons or the scroll click makes it pretty much a paper weight in my house. Also, the side scroll is a little too sensitive to play games without frustration.

    Pros: Looks cool, wireless
    Cons: too sensitive, lacks buttons

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but poor precision

    • Written by from Fremont

    Very good design and nice features like single finger and multi finger swipes but the biggest problem is the precision of the mouse. Have to move the mouse way too farther to cover the 21.5 inches area of my iMac. No way close to even the entry level Logitech mouse's precision. Sad, apple not paying attention on the main aspect of mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vancouver

    LOVE the design and operation/functions of this mouse, but (and it's a HUGE but) this mouse is totally environmentally unsound as far as battery consumption goes. My non-Aplle wireless mouse used one-fifth the battery power. Have had to replace batteries on the Apple Mighty Mouse every 2 months in comparison to my non-Apple wireless mouse being changed about every 10 months. I noticed this with my old Apple mouse (previous generation) also, so it's obviously an on-going Apple issue. Come on Apple get your act together. Can't take your claims of being enviromentally conscious very seriously when you continue to put out a wireless mouse that is completely energy inefficient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful