• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by from edmonton

    This mouse is great for casual use. It's responsive and has a very large touch-surface, which makes it fantastic for word processing and web browsing. The battery life is also excellent; I can last for a few months with one set of batteries.

    However, it's very unreliable and uncomfortable for prolonged use. It's small and not ergonomic, so one needs to hold it in a claw grip for best control. Accidentally brushing the surface often registers as a scroll, which is irritating. It also *very* frequently confuses right click with left click. The bluetooth connection is also intermittent and occasionally hiccups. This last point is a personal quibble, but the mouse feels too weighty and hard to drag given its size and responsive touch surface.

    It's a great stylish mouse, but offers very little control, precision, or comfort. This means it's good for infrequent or casual use (no gaming, professional creative apps, etc), but if using it this way, why spend this much on a mouse? Unless you love the look and feel, I'd skip this one.

    75 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for web surfing but...

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Don't even think about using this mouse for any sort of film or sound editing in programs like Final Cut or Pro Tools. I've run into several problems with using it in Pro Tools and have reverted back to a usb mouse. I do however like using it with internet browsers as it is easy to scroll on webpages.

    64 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Denver

    I usually don't write reviews unless I'm really ticked off. And I'm ticked off.

    This mouse is horrible. It's so unreliable and is constantly disconnecting. It's slow, then it's too fast. I love the idea of a wireless mouse, but Apple needs to fine tune this product.

    67 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had been Wired

    • Written by from San Antonio

    It's certainly sleek, durable, and convenient with it's magic moves but the battery drains all too quick.

    As a senior in college, I use my iMac (thus Magic Mouse, too) every day. Word docs, Excel reports, etc.
    - Unless you turn off your Magic Mouse (and wireless keyboard) every time you're away, you'll go through 4 AA batteries every month.
    - It makes you wish there was a Magic (wired) Mouse.
    - Or you could buy a charging station for it.

    Look on those .Org selling sites and you'll notice customers want to get rid of theirs since it came with their iMac, (like me).

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The shortfalls of form over function

    • Written by from Rockford

    My initial reaction to the new Magic Mouse was one of pure gadget lust. The overall concept and purity of form are near the pinnacle of industrial design. After spending two full days with mouse in hand, I have become aware of the shortfalls of form over function.

    The loss of two programmable buttons (side pinch buttons and scroll ball) have disrupted my work flow and my use of Spaces, Expose and Widgets. The slim profile and the crisp upper edge had forced me to change the fundamental way I hold the mouse (between thumb and ring finger to a thumb/middle finger grasp). After the first day, the cuticle area of my ring finger was sore from the crisp edge. The other consequence of the thumb/middle finger grip is that the two-finger swipe motion requires a repositioning of my hand each time I want to use it. It also puts my clicking finger at the far edge of the top surface. I find that my clicking finger is making more frequent and unnatural lateral movements that are causing considerable discomfort. For someone with smaller hands, this may not be an issue.
    The touch surface scrolling seems like a great concept, there is an inefficiency of movement involved. On a Mighty Mouse, scrolling requires a movement of only 1/4", while the same movement on the Magic Mouse requires a 1-1.5" movement with less accuracy. Repeat this 500 times a day, like most graphics professional do, and you see how this is working against you.

    So, while the Magic Mouse get high marks for design, the functionality is really a downgrade for me, because I get really concerned when I leave work and my hand aches because of my mouse.

    My old Mighty Mouse will not get retired to a box in the cupboard just yet. In fact, I just purchased another because, for me, they work perfectly.

    71 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but NO Expose / Spaces / Middle click?

    • Written by from Edmonton

    The design of this mouse is fantastic and excellently does away with the mechanical ball of the original mighty mouse. However, it is missing gestures for Expose and/or Spaces, and a middle-click function! These seem like large oversights on Apple's part.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great mouse

    • Written by from Canton

    This mouse is really sleek and modern looking. The problem is that it is extremely uncomfortable to use. It is WAY too flat, and too narrow. The gestures are extremely different than the trackpad, and you cant have two fingers on the mouse when you do anything. You have to have only one finger touching the surface for a right click, for scrolling, etc. Not happy in the least.

    72 of 90 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just get a plain mouse....

    • Written by from WOODBURY

    Reconsider purchasing this mouse----it seems cool, but don't be fooled. I have stopped using my magic mouse and went for old-fashioned wired mouse. Has problem connecting half the time, and other times does not work at all on some games. Please, Apple, improve this seemingly awesome product!!!

    57 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm shopping for a mouse, but I just can't buy another one of these

    • Written by from MARION

    I've got at least four of these. I love the finger action for scrolling; I'm going to miss that. I love the simple feel of it. But this mouse just has problems. It eats up batteries like crazy. I always have to have two mice ready for a work week, one mouse has a charger, one goes on batteries. I keep a pack of batteries at all times. But this mouse can't be trusted. Sometimes it will just quit working -- new batteries, charged up... doesn't matter. It just disconnects. Sometimes, it simply won't track. That is the most annoying. I'm trying to work and I'm constantly fiddling with this mouse to see what the problem is now: need batteries? bad surface? hates my dress?

    I can never trust that this mouse is going to work and I am sick of it.

    50 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too wireless !!!

    • Written by from Ste-Marthe-sur-le-lac

    Good mouse, good idea but way too wireless. in a prepress production environment where the mice is open 15 hours a day, 2 AA regular batteries is just not enough. Why Apple didn't built it with internal rechargeable battery with a connectable USB wire that can be hooked up while working or off-hours for recharging???

    66 of 84 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely Design...not so Lovely when Designing.... (Not very ergonomic)

    • Written by from Lexington

    The mouse looks so sleek and great and functions well as a wireless device etc. Props there, however as a Graphic Designer I use the mouse all day long every day. Since getting a new imac and this mouse I've noticed unusual pain in my hand and wrist after using the mouse for long periods of time. A more ergonomic mouse would be make my job that much more wonderful!

    58 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a couple of months

    • Written by from BLOOMINGTON

    I love the mouse. But today started getting the "Connection lost" syndrome. Even with a fresh set of batteries and the control panel showing 100% and a reboot. I'll see how long I can tolerate this and if it doesn't get better I may have to go the Logitech route. Shame too because it is easy to use left or right handed.

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    For College Students

    • Written by from la quinta

    This mouse is quite nice. It is sleek and it is beautiful. However, if you are in college and are debating whether or not to get this mouse, i would suggest no. I bought this and i am rather unhappy with the dual finger swipe options. If you have a laptop, do not get the mouse. Buy lion and use the trackpad. It is better and more convenient. Don't be like me and have it sit near your computer all the time and never use it.

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, poor execution

    • Written by from TACOMA

    Thank god I got this thing for free--I'll be dipped in dung before I ever pay $69 for it. What can I say? I'm a huge Mac lover, in my eyes they can usually do no wrong, but they missed the mark with this guy. Beautiful to look at, but its technology is flawed. I got this one second-hand after my Mighty finally died. First off, whose idea was it to put the mouse on skis? The little black plastic strips on the bottom are moronic. Using it on a mousepad doesn't work; it gets stuck on the fibers, and I tried it on a brand new one. The mouse makes an irritating scraping, sliding noise when used directly on my desk, which is IKEA white veneer and completely flat and smooth. I've tried it on every type of surface imaginable and it's the same old story: the tracking is whack. I try adjusting its settings but it's stubborn as a mule. The pointer floats around and basically just does whatever it wants, which is usually nothing. I find myself having to pick the mouse up and put it back down to get it to where I want. That's fun. The indistinguishable buttons are lovely--to look at. But I always find myself clicking more towards the middle of the two, which gives me both a menu and selection. Annoying! The swype scrolling is also a nice idea but I find it exhausting to use because it scrolls too fast and jumpy. And on websites such as Google Maps, where scrolling controls the zoom-in/out feature, it's a nightmare. The slightest touch and suddenly you're looking at the map from outer space, WTH...Apple, I love you guys but just stop. You can do better!

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    do not bother with this mouse

    • Written by from Englewood

    don't waste your money. the pointer jumps around, skips and is absolutely impossible to use if you require any sort of precision, as with programs like photoshop, final cut, etc.

    additionally, i've spent a significant amount of time searching support and message boards to find out what the problem is, and evidently apple has been completely unresponsive to MANY similar complaints about this mouse.

    this was a complete waste of my money.

    55 of 71 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

    Giving Up

    • Written by from Charlotte

    After a year of constantly replacing batteries (yes, many battery changes in a year) I have to throw in the towel. The mouse constantly loses connection. It is beyond frustrating to have to jimmy it around and hope that it finds its way again so I can finish whatever task I am working on.
    My Office Manager jokes that MM is either having a good day or a bad day. And unfortunately for us, it's a bad day 5 days out of 7.
    I thought I might have gotten a lemon but it seems other Apple MM users are experiencing the same problems.
    Also, I have started using it for a drawing program and it is impossible to control fine, fine detail being that the speed is jumpy.
    So sad for us that we will be going back to unattractive but functional (and most likely) old school mice.
    Please Apple, find a way to improve upon this good looking but non functioning mouse.

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool design, not ergonomic, limited functionality

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I love the design but feel they could have done so much with the multi-touch interface. First and most important, there is no middle mouse function. This alone is why my Magic Mouse is sitting at the side of my desk and I'm back to using my old wired mouse. I can't use it with most of my work apps w/o a MMB. And for long term use my hand aches as it's low profile is hardly ergonomic. Cool concept but a regretful purchase.

    52 of 72 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A low point of an otherwise great computer.

    • Written by from Portland

    A touch pad on a mouse just isn't as good an idea has it sounds. You have to hold the mouse to move it while avoiding touching the surface or it will scroll when you don't want it to. Or when reaching for the mouse, you'll likely use the tips of your fingers to know where it is without looking... oops, you just scrolled. This messes me up most when web browsing has back attached to scrolling--I have lost a lot of comments that way. You can make this mouse work certainly, but why should anyone have to concentrate on making their mouse work? I'm a graphic designer and an avid gamer, so I have well developed fine motor control, but I find this mouse a pain. Especially if you are making the switch to Mac for the first time don't let this sour the experience. The very exellent Mac platform deserves a better mouse.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from LAKE NEBAGAMON

    I loved my Magic Mouse when I first purchased it (a year ago). Now, I still love the multi-touch capabilities, but the tracking isn't working properly even with new batteries, restarting my computer, and re-pairing the mouse to my imac. :(

    The rails on the bottom of the mouse seem to be useless. They don't make it glide any better on my optical mouse mat. A cheap $10 logitech wireless mouse tracks better.

    I expect a $70 mouse to last longer than a year. Especially if it's an Apple product.

    Sorry Apple, you're losing business. Just bought a Logitech trackball to replace the Magic Mouse.

    32 of 35 people found this useful