• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionality < Looks

    • Written by from Richmond

    I like how the mouse looks, but simply put, its functionality does not match its elegance. Firstly, it's overly thin, making it very uncomfortable to use over long periods of time, and when you have the gestures on (which is necessary to make full use of this $70 mouse and get your money's worth), you cannot have both your index and middle fingers resting on the left and right click key at the same time, because it will activate the gesture to swipe your page left or right. Furthermore, because the left click and right click buttons are not clearly defined, it is very common to have your right clicks registered as left clicks. All this became especially apparent when I bought a Logitech M705. I was going to return it, because I found the scrolling slightly awkward, when I found myself honestly unable to revert to the Magic Mouse. The comfort and functionality of the Logitech M705 surpasses the Magic Mouse greatly, and knowing that I had to do an animation (which would require a lot of time on the mouse) I could honestly not fathom using the thin and uncomfortable Magic Mouse. Another short point that everybody might not relate with, would be the lack of macro buttons. Some would argue that the macro buttons are made up for by the gestures, but the gestures aren't actually programmable - they are preprogrammed. This is unlike macro buttons, which can be programmed to do every gesture on the Magic Mouse as well as open files, open applications, perform commands, and more still. Overall, I am genuinely dissatisfied with this product, and in my personal opinion, for $70, you can find yourself a much nicer, more functional and more comfortable mouse... my Logitech was only $40 on sale ($60 MRSP).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money! Not a fun mouse to use.

    • Written by from Palm Desert

    I should have listened to the negative reviews and kept my tethered mouse, but I had a cordless mouse before (until I dropped it) which I really liked. This one is very difficult to control. It flies around if I rest my hand on it, which I usually do. I sometimes have to click on buttons multiple times to find the sweet spot and get the buttons activated. It automatically sends me to the dashboard, but when I try to go there, I can't. I find myself wanting to throw it agains the wall numerous times during the day, but haven't yet. I'm considering switching back to the one with a cord, so I don't have to deal with this any more. I really dislike using it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse with one exception

    • Written by from Texarkana

    I read most of the reviews before I purchased the mouse, and was somewhat leery about buying one. I decided to take a chance, and I'm mostly glad I did. I'm not having any of the problems the other reviewers have had, so I'm happy about that. The problem I have with mine is that it looses connection with the laptop, and it does it fairly often which drives me crazy. Other than that, it's a nice little mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse

    • Written by from Freeland

    I love this mouse and when I opened a second office I called Apple and wanted the exact same setup I have in my current office - a Mac Pro, the Thunderbolt monitor and a mouse. They sent me some cheep USB mouse, not the magic mouse. God, I hated it. The monitor was DOA, so when I called them I complained about the mouse they sent me. They FedEX'd me a new magic mouse overnight (which was nice of them) at no extra cost. When I received it I couldn't get it to sync until I tried new batteries, and then it worked. The batteries they included were dead. All of this has nothing to do with the mouse, except to say Apple has very good customer service. The mouse I'm addicted to - it's awesome. Using this on a Mac, it's nice as when the batteries get low I get a message telling me how much power is left. It works well on my desk but at my new office I have a glass top to my desk and it won't work on it - I have to have a mouse pad.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is terrible

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought one last year and it keeps losing a connection with BT but my apple keyboard isn't affected and it drains battery life quickly. Now I give up and I'm looking for another mouse. Oh my wrist hurts too.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropping connection!

    • Written by from Astoria

    This is a very nice mouse with one very annoying flaw, it keeps dropping bluetooth connection! Every an hour or so it disconnects for a couple seconds and then you will have to move the mouse around while keep clicking to wake it up. I notices that it became an unconscious habit of mine. The mac support forum is full of this issue. I tried a couple of suggested solutions to fix the issue, nothing worked. Will have to buy another mouse elsewhere.

    Note: this is my 3rd Mac and all of them have had bluetooth related issues (mouse, keyboard, speakers). This is ironic considering that apple is moving away from wired connections (think new Macbook)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Few other mouses mis the mark so well.

    • Written by from La Canada

    This mouse has a very straightforward design flaw: overloaded input.

    The touch of my finger simply does too much. When I click, the surface senses my skin's position changing, which moves the cursor so I can't select accurately. When I'm scrolling, my finger rarely runs perfectly down the middle of the mouse, so I swing left or right. When I try to click, it might work or it might not, depending on where my finger is on the surface -- which is a problem because I can't *feel* where my finger is on the surface.

    If I had to think of a metaphor for trying to use this mouse it would run along the lines of trying to tap a specific spot on a ball, while balancing that ball on another ball, and moving both balls to indicate where you want the mouse, while trying your hardest not to move any other part of your skin that contacts the entire apparatus.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Sluggish. Bluetooth does not play nice since last Yosemite update

    • Written by from Delta

    I have been having nothing but problems. Bluetooth and mouse lose connect. Been to the store twice. The solution looks like wait for an update or use a different mouse. Do not buy until they have fixed the problem. Logitech mouse - receiver mouse is awesome and snappy. Like I said, do not buy until Apple gets this fixed. No use asking their tech people at store. They just want you to log the problem. How nice being a tester for Apple. Go Logitech non Bluetooth mouse and save yourself a lot of aggrevation.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Overall: 9/10 For me the elegance and unique momentum touch-tracking-scrolling features far outweigh the slight over-price. But this delicate piece of electronic art is about as tough as a wine glass. The cool plastic case it comes in which, ironically, is actually tough, should actually come a "handle with care" label on it. But still . . .My FAVORITE mouse, ever.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wayyyy too sensitive

    • Written by from Kew

    Trying to use this thing is the hardest thing I've tried to do in a long time! Zooms, pans, scrolls, jumps when I just touch it. All I want to do is click on one thing on a page but I have to try several times and eventually just use the track pad. So annoying.

    And not to mention so unergonomic with its weird shape and not moving smoothly on the surface beneath it. Urrrgh.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Afton

    I have been using the Magic Mouse at work for over a year now and I love it!!! I just purchased a new Mac and there wasn't a question in my mind that I absolutely had to have the Magic Mouse to make my Mac complete. I have seen some reviews about the mouse not moving smoothly and how it's to small etc... In my opinion it moves just fine and it's the perfect size. I don't play games so I wouldn't know about how " precise the mouse must be" but I do edit tons of photos and videos and it works great.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Pasig

    Do not be deceived, this product is horribly inaccurate and so difficult to hold and use! I regret buying this product and should be selling mine to someone very soon.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, Bad implementation with lots of issues.

    • Written by from SALEM

    I really want to use this thing as the features are almost required in apps like Final Cut, but it's so laggy, imprecise and uncomfortable it's actually a hinderance and annoyance.

    For nearly 3-years I've tried three different Magic Mice, on a 2009 MacPro and 2011 MacBook Pro through 3 major OS X upgrades with identical results. I've even tried external BlueTooth Adaptors and spent hours with the advanced Bluetooth RSSI utilities trying to resolve possible interference issues, tried different surface types and textures and my conclusion is that is just inferior to a wired USB mouse and even an older LogicTech MX Revolution wireless mouse that uses it's own wireless adaptor.

    I have used e a number of wired mice from cheap to top of the line with predictable and useable results but with the Magic Mouse movements such as fast and tight circles and rapid reversals of direction results in erratic movements sometimes even producing curser movements in the opposite direction. Moving the Magic Mouse very slowly results in skips and lags.

    About time for a new mouse

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So, so disappointing

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    I bought this about 2 years ago and at first thought it was superb. I loved the shape and the ease of use but it has suddenly refused to function and for no reason that we can fathom whereas the one I have had for many years which I use with a different laptop, still Apple, is perfect.
    I love Apple products usually but I shall not buy another of these!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But Terrible Battery Life

    • Written by from Roy

    The Magic Mouse is awesome so long as you're using the Magic Prefs app and don't mind constantly swapping batteries. I ended up purchasing the Mobee wireless charging system to offset the constant need to replace the two AA batteries every month

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse Blows

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I never thought I'd be this disappointed by a mouse. Where do I start? It's not ergonomically correct. It is too flat, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. The mouse is overly sensitive, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. I'll be zoomed in on a file doing something and "zing!" the d*mn thing will scroll me down 20 pages in a document. The edges of the mouse are sensitive to movement, so just handling the mouse messes up what you're doing. I have adjusted the settings six ways to Sunday to fix this, but no dice. Battery dependency: This is shameful. I have gone through a ton of batteries with this thing. Make it with a cord! It doesn't matter how sleek and cool it looks if it doesn't work. I'm about to go Office Space on this thing...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from strongsville

    I love the features of this mouse but I'm changing batteries every two weeks! I wish apple would make a magic mouse that had a cord. The only reason I bought one of these was because I was sick of cleaning the track ball on the normal mouse.

    Otherwise I love this mouse the scrolling is a little slower than the older mouse but not bad.

    Please lets go green and make a magic mouse that is corded

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ----Great Disappointment----

    • Written by from Castle Hill

    The apple magic mouse seemed like a good addition to my mac, and i bought it to the disappointment of having it drop in and out of service every 10 seconds. (one second its working, next second its not working and have to wait 10 or more seconds for it to reconnect)
    i have gone back to my Microsoft wired mouse, that i have had for the past 5 years...
    although the magic mouse house great features, it needs to be fixed with the connection issues.
    (yes i changed the batteries on it every time this issue occurred).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery hog

    • Written by from Katonah

    It works well enough, but uses 4 times more batteries than my old Logitech. Also, the battery cover/plate pops off easily.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be better!

    • Written by from Federal Way

    The mouse once connected works great! But bluetooth connection is really poor, it takes way too long to connect and sometimes you have to click coupe of times to connect to my Mac Pro!

    3 of 3 people found this useful