• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited gesture support on Snow Leopard

    • Written by from Madison

    I'm an interactive media student (basically a design, media production, computer science major) and I've been doing design work on my macbook pro's trackpad. I love being able to work on projects with the gestures at my fingertips, but I needed the precision of a mouse. I thought I could get the best of both worlds with the Magic Mouse. I went to the Apple Store to test out the mouse, but I have Snow Leopard and all the display computers had Lion. I really wanted test out the gestures on my OS and software, so I bought it, knowing I could return it.

    Well, I'm returning it. As an overpriced mouse, I expect it to be above average in all categories. When I first used the mouse, the precision was appalling. I fixed the tracking in system preferences; now I would rate the precision as mediocre. My primary qualm with the product is its gesture support. Even in system preferences, you can't add more gestures, leaving you with scrolling and swiping left and right. Basically, the Magic Mouse has the same functionality as a standard mouse with a scroll wheel and buttons on the side. I then compared the gestures to that of the trackpad. Results: trackpad executes gestures flawlessly, mouse was not accurate (moving around within a 2d image does not work so great).

    For how much you pay, I'm disappointed by the outrageously priced charger and the poor ergonomic design. I also dislike the hard metal on my desk--I'd prefer the soft plastic pads on other mice.

    I'm sure Apple will one day make this mouse worth buying, but until then, I'm going to use a mouse at half the price and equal functionality that feels better to hold. I just can't justify paying more for something that I genuinely feels works less, despite its hypothetically beneficial features.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product, but...

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I thought I loved this mouse (came with my new imac), but after a week it started losing its connection with the computer. I've changed the batteries several times, though the problem seems to be getting worse. Others are having this problem as well.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Apple quality expected

    • Written by from Akron

    The standard sleek Apple design is great. The accuracy is terribly disappointing. Sure, it eventually gets you where you need, but I'd rather use a cheap $10 USB mouse than this over-priced mouse. I have a Mac Book, iPad, wireless keyboard, am on my second iPhone and have had countless iPods. All of which I love. This mouse is very jumpy and very "slow to get there" when you're centering in on your desired "click" location. It moves speedy and accurately when generally moving, but as soon as you have to slow down a bit to get ready to click where you need, the mouse slows down A LOT and starts jumping. I am extremely disappointed in the quality that I got for the price that I paid. It's just not Apple quality.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Smart Mouse a disappointment

    • Written by from Bend

    The Apple Smart Mouse came with the iMac I purchased. Its low and sleek appearance is impressive. I also liked its fast scrolling speeds and the way you can switch screens with the swipe of two fingers. However, my subsequent use of the Smart Mouse dampened my enthusiasm.

    While the mouse looks good, its all-metal case feels cheap when you pick it up. When you move the mouse across a surface, it also feels noisy and cheap.

    The battery life is very short, lasting only a month or so. I’m accustomed to mouse batteries lasting over a year. I guess the solution here is to turn the mouse off when you’re not using it.

    Every time I tried replacing batteries, the thin metal battery cover would fly off and fall on the floor. Again this did not feel like a $70 mouse.

    I also found the mouse to be too sensitive, even though I used the toolbox to adjust the mouse settings. Often the screen would magnify without warning.

    The Bluetooth would also often cut out, disconnecting the mouse and making it useless.

    Finally, after months of frustration, I replaced the $70 Apple Smart Mouse with a $12 Logitech Wireless Mouse. The latter is more comfortable, more stable, and easier to use.

    I do not recommend the Apple Smart Mouse. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I give it only 2 stars.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for throwing!!!!

    • Written by from Brentwood

    I just smashed mine on the floor after months of fighting with it. Screen jumps and other issues made this mouse drive me insane. You need to make it a little bigger and allow the top to be completely turned off. Had to resort to an old Dell mouse just to get me off the ledge.

    Apple, you have a mouse problem

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Random Scrolling

    • Written by from Keizer

    Maybe it's just me, but I've gotten tired of my cursor careening all over the screen when I'm using my Magic Mouse. I thought it would get better with time and experience in using the mouse. I've turned off all scrolling.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life is terrible. Lasts about 1 month.

    • Written by from Lake Forest

    The mouse is a dream in terms of use. But this thing drains the battery life like nothing I've seen before. The battery life needs constant replacement as the average life of the battery is about 3-4 weeks. In other words, you go through 24 batteries in a year. That's really not acceptable.

    I'm looking for a replacement. Maybe the touchpad has a longer life.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It seams to loose a connection a lot!

    • Written by from Basalt

    It seams that it is very easy for the mouse to loose its connection. This drives me crazy. I have to wait several seconds to recover and reconnect! Not that happy with it.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware long hours

    • Written by from Rogersville

    Love the functions. But, if it is used many hours per day beware of repetitive stress in hand. Ergonomics of product is terrible. Had to discontinue use due to severe hand pain after 3 weeks of use.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not Last!

    • Written by from Newfane

    I loved the new Magic Mouse, and it seemed much better than the Mighty Mouse. problem is, just recently when changing the batteries the left click does not work anymore. The scroll and the right click work, but now left click, unless I keep clicking it. Now I am back using my Mighty Mouse and use the Magic Mouse to scroll. The thing is, it is after the one year warranty, which stinks since I would not have it that long. I would have given 5 stars if it still worked properly, but it would seem these mouses do not last that long. :(

    105 of 108 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wayne

    I have medium/large man hands. I have been using for about 1 year. The mouse is too low profiled proving to be very uncorfortable over the course of an 8 hour day. I see that this is a common problem so I am hoping it is addressed with the design of the next generation mouse.

    Also, the tracks on the bottom of the mouse seem to get gunked up causing it to drag.

    I could overlook the rate at which it consumes batteries if these other things were not a problem.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Drop on anything

    • Written by from sarasota

    it will fall apart. I've now replaced three. But no more.

    595 of 614 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice...unless you are working on Word, Powerpoint or Excel

    • Written by from 秦野市

    I really loved my magic mouse first time I got it. It was an amazing piece of technology.... until I started to use it on microsoft Office. Its absolutely difficult to use it in powerpoint when you making slides, because it starts behaving erratically. It starts jumping from one slide to another erratically...also does the same in word and Excel. Extremely difficult to control. I turned off the inertia option in the mouse preferences, hoping it would solve the problem...but no! The same problem happens with Adobe photoshop too. I behaves well with web browser. I wanted to give this mouse 5 stars first....but now maybe just 2 or even 1. Sad...specially since its from apple. Disappointed.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overly sensitive

    • Written by from Smyrna

    I wanted to love this device so much but in the end I replaced it with the trackpad. My main complaints are over the sensitivity. For instance when using maps it would zoom in way too much are out too far when barely moving my fingers, or simply trying to drag and drop. Often times I would be moving the mouse over the map and it would zoom.

    Another example is I could not be using the mouse and when I go to rest my hand from using the keyboard I would accidentally touch the side, moving the cursor to another window and it would change focus.

    As great as an idea as this was the execution just did not pan out. I recommend getting the trackpad instead.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    • Written by from Eugene

    The magic mouse worked great until I upgraded my iMac to Lion. Now it keeps locking up, losing connection, freezes - went back to a wired mouse. Spent numerous hours trying various fixes but still the same issues. I would not recommend purchasing the Magic Mouse unti Apple finds a fix to this problem.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great in windows on my Macbook Air

    • Written by from Laval

    Slow to resume... Need to click the left button. Right button click need to pressed too far on the right. The scrolling is not as precise as it is with a scroll wheel. The top shinny part is extremmely easy to scratch. Just left it in my bag for a day and tons of scratch already. I much prefered my old mouse.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life is miserable (1 set of Duracell per month)

    • Written by from Saint-Bruno

    I'm using this mouse at work (mon-fri, typically 38h/week).
    I like the gesture capabilities and design.
    However, the battery life is really poor!
    Since I have it (a little more than 3 months), I had to change the batteries 3 times.
    How come is the battery life so short??
    I'm using a Logitech mouse on my PC and have a battery life of at least 6 months!

    Please Apple, do something regarding battery/energy stuffs. I though the iPhone 4S was the only device with battery life issues.... :(

    175 of 182 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good to use but easily falls apart

    • Written by from Oslo

    I like using the magic mouse, but it annoys me how the battery cover always comes off. I have to use tape to keep it in place, but it is otherwise okay.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    previous mouse design would tell you when battery life is low(indicator at top of screen shows). this one just stops-no warning. this one's metal strip/bottom will fall off fairly easy. its a flimsy mouse...poorly designed

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Battery Life Disappeared overnight like MAGIC

    • Written by from Goodna

    I'm pretty happy with the Apple Magic Mouse (all the function) swiping which is cool to have. But for something that cost $75AUD retail would it be good to have longer battery life? Don't you think? Battery Life Disappeared just like the name MAGIC.

    113 of 116 people found this useful