• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try using excel. FAIL

    • Written by from Duluth

    Try to work on any excel spreadsheet with this "magic" mouse. Not magic, just failure. Just one more reason why Apple won't make it in to the business world.

    16 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    • Written by from Burlington

    After less than a year, I just launched mine across the office and put the pieces in the trash. It felt very good.

    The connection was unreliable, constantly dropping off. It had an annoying tendency to just not track well: sometimes only would track up and down, and sometimes only left and right.

    I have a very old Apple USB mouse that I have been using flawlessly.

    I liked the tap and swipe features of the Magic Mouse. They worked well... when it would stay connected. Perhaps I had a bad mouse but for $70, I think I'll wait before testing that assumption.

    98 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable connection

    • Written by from Newton

    The mouse loses its Bluetooth connection roughly once an hour. Replacing the batteries doesn't help; it's just a fundamentally unreliable piece of hardware. I keep a trackpad handy and the mouse system preferences open at all times so I can reconnect it. I'm pretty much ready to buy a USB mouse and throw this in the trash. Apple should make a USB Magic Mouse in order to combine reliability and multitouch functionality.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Duluth

    Who cares if it looks cool? It is literally a pain to use. It has no hand support. The touch sensors are annoying. I can't use Photoshop at all because this stupid mouse is constantly zooming in and out! Apple really has to stop designing product based on on aesthetics. They constantly drop the ball on practicality. No apple product is worth the money, and this mouse is a prime example. Can I rate lower than one star?

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... At first

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I was totally in love with this mouse. I had really gotten used to video editing with the older Mighty Mouse, but was tired of trying to clean the track ball every month or so.

    When I picked the Magic Mouse up I thought my prayers had been answered, and they were. I was able to edit a lot faster, life was good. Then one day the Magic Mouse turned into the old Apple one click mouse. I couldn't swipe or do any gestures, I couldn't even get the right click to work.

    I searched through forums and after trying all solutions nothing worked. My Magic Mouse now sits in a drawer with the twisty-ties, cables, and other useless computer junk.

    47 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So cool. I wanted to like it. I hate it

    • Written by from Phoenix

    It does everything you'd want a mouse to do...and more. It's just so uncomfortable, it refuses to be used. I tried for as long as I could, then reverted to a 2 button that is ergonomically designed. Swing and a miss Apple.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFULL PRODUCT!! would give it zero stars if that was possible....

    • Written by from HILO

    My trusty old mouse won't work with Lion (don't get me started on what I think about Lion or icloud!!) and now I have arthritis in my thumb from this stupid thing. There is no support for the entire hand -- and I have really small hands. I agree with a reviewer that I read online: Apple products are now no better than PC so why am I spending the extra $$$? I plan to make a slow switch over time. It's just not worth it any more.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Catonsville

    this mouse was fine. now it's not. it won't track on my desk. if I put a magazine under it, it works. according to the Apple support forums this is a problem many other customers have. I am disappointed that I will have to replace this expensive and necessary accessory after owning it for perhaps 2 years.

    92 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for iPad users

    • Written by from Lillington

    Unless one wishes to use the iMac like an iPad, this mouse is quite a disappointment. Inadvertent slight lateral movements of the finger result in the page one is working on being swiped to the right out of sight; then, when one learns how to get the page back into view, he finds that all the work he has done on the page has disappeared. One learns that the lateral swipe losses can be prevented by going to the mouse icon under System Preferences and disabling the lateral swipe function. Then he is left with a page that is rather loosely contained within a box that's a little bit larger than the page itself within which the page wiggles and jiggles and bounces around so that it is rather difficult to do things like put a dot in a circle that's on the page because the page moves erratically in response to slight inadvertent movements of fingers on the mouse shell. I am now trying to find a replacement mouse as my original mouse (the Mighty Mouse) lost ability to scroll up and down pages. I got the Magic Mouse because it is the only mouse now available that is made by Apple, which means I must go through a process of finding a Logitech mouse that works satisfactorily ― more about that under Logitech options.

    66 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is TOO sensitive!

    • Written by from New York

    I have this mouse and I do NOT recommend it. It's constantly doing things I DON'T want it to do because it responds to EVERY move I make. I far prefer a mouse that responds only to discrete movements that I purposely choose.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An ergonomic DISASTER

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I love this mouse. The multi-touch scrolling is awesome... but I hate this mouse! It's too flat and puts the hand in an uncomfortable position. I experience wrist pain when using for several hours. Unfortunately, there is nothing else on the market that fills the void, so I've been using my old USB mighty mouse lately, only because it is a more comfortable shape. Another thing with regards to ergonomics; why can't there be a wired version? Pushing around batteries all day long puts unnecessary strain on the wrist; a battery free mouse is so much lighter.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Reno

    The mouse is HORRIBLE!!! It disconnects all the time... seems that it does not work well with iMac's bluetooth!!!

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Control Issues

    • Written by from Theodore

    This is without question the worse performing mouse I have ever experienced. The amount of effort just to manage entries in a spreadsheet is doubled due to the unexpected behavior of the mouse. It is difficult to stop a scroll in the exact location. It skitters rapidly across columns or rows sometimes without even a touch. No amount of sensitivity adjustments make the device acceptable. It is impossible to control in a scrolling function. Don't waste your money on this 'not for prime time' device.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from FREEPORT

    I hate this mouse almost as much as the stupid trackpad. One of the worst interfaces in computer history.
    Terrible battery life. Loses connection constantly even with new batteries.
    After twenty years of computer mac useage, i feel the new direction apple is going is just plain terrible.

    115 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT! a good choice...

    • Written by from Glasgow

    This seemed to be a magnificent choice when I was looking for a smooth mouse for my new Macbook pro, but it turns out to be a really annoying piece of equipment.

    Ok, the design is really beautiful, and it feels great in your hand BUT it's super heavy, hard to move around and above all SLOOOOOOOW. It's is super slow, I had to change the settings in terminal to be able to make ir quicker.

    So, I ended up using my sister's Acer Mouse from her Acer netbook :S It's small and quick...

    120 of 130 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad News...

    • Written by from Berthoud

    So I have a new imac about a year old.... Now magic mouse won't work. Took it to work it worked fine brought it home the clock just spins.... Don't work! Slam it into a million peaces... I feel better. At least I have my USB. Also huge amont of batteries and recharges...Mac user since 85! Will not buy another one! Stick with USB or trackpad

    83 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever!

    • Written by from East Boston

    This mouse drains batteries within days. My old mouse worked perfectly fine with my last iMac. However, when the last one crashed and we had to replace it, this new iMac came with this new mouse and my old one no longer worked with this new iMac and I hate it. I'm constantly changing batteries every week and it will just stop working all of a sudden just days after I change the batteries. Apple products have really started slipping.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse A CONSTANT BATTLE

    • Written by from Palm Desert

    I have always enjoyed my apple products, but the Apple Magic Mouse is by far the biggest let down. No actually it's complete frustration. As a professional web and graphic designer, the fact that the mouse jumps and scrolls as if there were a ghost in the machine makes this by far the worst mouse I have ever owned. APPLE please fix this mouse. I would not recommend this mouse to anyone!

    89 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh how much do I hate this mouse, let me count the ways.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I would give it a zero rating if I could. Every single time I have to change the batteries on this mouse it then has pairing problems with the computer. Apple support has suggestions for fixing this, but THEY REQUIRE A MOUSE. They actually advise you to have a wired or usb mouse in order to install your wireless mouse (and the batteries go out pretty frequently). Wait until they improve the technology, it is so not worth the stress and aggravation.

    54 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uncontrollably twitchy

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This is a terrible mouse. It is almost impossible to control. The surface is so sensitive that the cursor is constantly twitching whenever you move your finger near the surface. And then if you turn the sensitivity down, it doesn't move when you want it to. I am a video editor. I struggled with this mouse on and off for two years. I finally have given up. It looks pretty, but it works horribly.

    18 of 25 people found this useful