• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    • Written by

    Constantly disconnects from Macbook. Makes it almost impossible to use. In fact has already disconnected twice while typing this review. Fresh batteries do not help.

    8 of 10 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

    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

    Looks nice but don't use it at work

    • Written by from Hornsby

    Sadly, this mouse is triumph of form over function. Looks great, but is such a piece of junk, at least in an office environment where other Bluetooth devices may be operating nearby.

    I had to replace the batteries every 4-5 weeks, even when I switched it off before going home at night.

    Even on nearly new batteries, several times a day it would lose the Bluetooth connection to the iMac just a foot away. (The stock iMac keyboard is nearly as bad as the mouse in this respect.)

    If Apple made a wired version I would consider it, but wireless is a waste of money.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh

    • Written by from Huntington

    This mouse loses its connection to the computer in the middle of any task. It happens every day, usually several times, and requires a reboot to reestablish the connection. It often loses the connection after a period of "sleep" and again, requires a reboot. MOST ANNOYING !! Don't throw your wired mouse away!!!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Charlestown

    This mouse is uncomfortable in the hand and causes involuntary navigation back and forward - a lot. If your surface has bumps it will switch off the mouse while moving and it takes quite a while to reconnect. I would have been better off with a $10 mouse.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the sliders disintegrate

    • Written by from Aurora

    This mouse is fair, except the sliders disintegrate over time and with use. The metal piece that covers the batters now slides on the desk from time to time.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No

    • Written by from Marco Island

    This mouse is horrible. Doesn't even touch your hand, can't move fast and HORRIBLE for any game that requires quick precise movements. Would not recommend to anyone.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it's not!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have this mouse and it worked ok for a few months. But now even after I change the batteries for a new pair it still won't connect sometimes. I hate having to restart my computer because of this stupid blue tooth mouse! And changing batteries in your mouse all the time is stupid. For now I'm using a cheapy corded mouse, and it's so far more reliable, although not touch sensitive.

    I'll take an ugly one that works over a pretty one that doesn't.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try before you buy!

    • Written by from Boulder

    If you live near and Apple store it might be worth your while to give it a test drive. I was seriously considering this mouse so I went to my local Apple dealer and spent 30 minutes with the mouse. That was enough to convince me I didn't want it. I may be beautiful to look at, but ergonomically it is not comfortable to use. In particular I couldn't get used to the sharp edges. I have an Iogear bluetooth mouse that works just as well and is much more comfortable.

    My guess is that Apple will eventually come out with a redesign. I'll wait till they do.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Sensitive for Indesign

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I got so frustrated using this mouse with Indesign that I ended-up throwing it on the floor and plugging in my previous mouse. This "Magic Mouse" may be good for web browsing, but not for page layout and design work.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetics over Usability - Disappointing performance and ergonomics

    • Written by from Zurich

    I paid 100 dollars as I bought mine in the Zurich apple store, for that kind of money the expectation is high. I use my computer all day working as a graphic designer and this mouse seriously slows me down and also causes me pain in my hand and wrist.

    The scrolling is too sensitive in the adobe programs and jumps around the pages at the slightest touch, this considerably slows me down.

    With the ergonomics the mouse is too flat and does not support the hand, i.e you can not rest your hand or fingers on the mouse. The sharp edges also are not nice to hold. I think it looks great but most of the time I am near it, it is hidden under my ugly hand.

    Performance-wise it takes ages to connect with bluetooth and I usually have to go into the preferences to get it to pair with my laptop. Battery consumption is also high.

    Im using my old mighty USB one now to work, as magic mouse is only good for browsing web pages for short periods.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    design=YES; ergonomic=NO; right button=NO

    • Written by from Göteborg

    I'm working with Mac more than 15 years. I never liked any type of Apple Mouse. I thought it could change with the new Magic Mouse. But unfortunately the design is not worth the bad ergonomic holding and especially not the bad function of the right mouse-button.

    So if you need the right mouse-button very often, then please don't buy this mouse. Unless Apple corrects the function...

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connections Problems = Headache

    • Written by from Ocala

    Let me first say that, yes, the scrolling is revolutionary. Very helpful knowing that the non-existent trackball won't suddenly stop working due to over-use or dust collection.
    Having said that, i have never been so frustrated with a mac item, let alone a mouse. Aside from the fact that bluetooth drains the battery (a minor problem) the mouse has an extremely difficult time connecting to my Macbook. I'm a big gamer, to have my mouse suddenly and inexplicably disconnect mid-game is abhorrent. Upon starting up the laptop, it is a contest between turning on/off the mouse and on/off with the bluetooth on my computer until, finally, it connects (in hopes it won't disconnect). Quite frankly, i'd rather take up a USB port than deal with this annoying bluetooth feature. For a mac item to work this inconsistently, it is disgusting and disappointing. I love mac, but this mouse is a pain in my behind.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get used to

    • Written by from Berwyn

    Very nice design, but hard to get used to. Scrolling feature is good, but handling the actual mouse is uncomfortable. Difficult to maneuver to point and click.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing features

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    Somebody explain to me why they would build this magic mouse without the main features that we all are accustomed to?!?! The swiping might be easier but the side buttons and the middle button functionality is not there which I would have a VERY hard time not using on a mouse. Their answer is to use the FN keys on the keyboard or to click on the dashboard icon instead of the middle button. That to me is insane!!! Make me do more work to accomplish what I can already do with my current mouse. Only negative thing with the old might mouse is the ball gets worn but other than that there's no reason to upgrade to this magic mouse!!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Sherwood

    I was excited when I first got the Magic Mouse. The swiping features are really cool. However, the tracking on this mouse is so slow and erratic (even when set on fastest tracking) that it is useless. I have turned is off and it is now a nice looking paper weight on my desk!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to my expections.

    • Written by from San Bruno

    Bought it online, and sold it the second day I received it. Whoever designed it chose looks over comfort. It doesn't fit well in the hand. Soon your hand will cramp.

    It does work as advertised though. however, swiping 2 fingers is as uncomfortable as it can get. They could better utilize the multi-touch surface and come up with gestures that ergonomically makes sense.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics nightmare

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    This is the worst design I've experienced in quite a while. And when I say "design", I refer to UX design, not aesthetics, because the only positive thing to say about this nightmarish piece of hardware is that it looks fantastic.

    There are no buttons on this thing, or rather, there are no tactile buttons. If you dare touch the top of mouse where your fingers are, any number of random things happen; you zoom something, you click something, you swipe-navigate something, or content in the window you're hovering over will dance up and down as daring to rest a finger on the mouse means that you're in the midst of scrolling.

    Eventually you learn that resting any digit on the upper part of the mouse is a big no-no, and you end up in a painful thumb-and-pinkie-grab on the mouse with your three remaining fingers cramped upwards hovering over the mouse. This will eventually cause the muscles in the hand to ache and cramp up, a pain that continues after you've stopped using the mouse.

    Actually clicking with this mouse is also frustrating — this mouse actually has a right button, but you have to mash the mouse so far on the right side for it to register that more times than not, right-clicks erroneously become left-clicks.

    Also, the battery cover on the bottom keeps falling off.

    Worst. Design. Ever. I want to destroy this mouse with a hammer.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from Nepean

    Bought this product a few years ago when I bought my Pro with Retina, and the mouse was glitchy from the start. It randomly disconnects and you have to smack it on the desk for it to reconnect. Recently, I watched a Youtube video on how to take it apart and check to make sure the ribbon was properly connected. Did that, reconnected it, and it worked for about a week and now it does it's own thing. Terrible product and I told Apple but they wouldn't accept an exchange within the one year "warranty". Buyers beware.

    8 of 11 people found this useful