• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Loses Connection

    • Written by from Richmond

    Slick device. Solves the problems with its predecessor's roller button, which attracted glop and couldn't easily be cleaned. BUT, at least 10% of the time it's a brick -- the blue tooth connectivity is unreliable and its takes far too long to reconnect. Looks like I'm not the only one, either. I've substituted a Logitech USB mouse and am much happier. Really a disappointment.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good for gaming

    • Written by from Swartz Creek

    this mouse runs out of battery quickly and it is not responsive enough for games, very frustrating

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    While technologically superior...ergonomically a bust

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I admit this little device is very intuitive and has great potential. But, it still has to be touched and held to be of any help. This is where the Magic Mouse is completely wrong. The shape is completely incorrect. It's flat. Your hand, in a resting position is curved -wrong. It has sharp edges. Your hand is made of soft tissue that is "allergic" to sharp edges -wrong. It is narrow and long. Your hand's width is easily 2-3 times that of the MM -wrong. Testament to this...one has to grip the sides of a mouse to do mouse activity and the MM has the absolutely worst side profiles I've ever come across. They are thin, sharp, lack any contour, and a downright displeasure to the comfort of the hand. So while all the functionality may be great, it is by no means a proper fit to the human hand. Check out the pioneers of mouse devices Mr. Apple (i.e., Logitech and Microsoft) for the answers to these riddles. I would not recommend this device to anyone that has to use a mouse on a regular basis and I make my living as an Ergonomist. I give this product 2 stars for its functionality but since it doesn't fit the hand, it is caustic to use, at least by serious mouse operators. This is a good example of chic design (form factor only) being emphasized over functional design, and the results speak for themselves.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from HYTHE

    Good: Great mouse for internet browsing
    Bad: Difficult to do anything precise as their's no tactile feedback and that makes it a nightmare to work with in 3D apps - slightest brush in the wrong place, little finger hovering over the surface - zoom - wizz - impossible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Technology - Poor Design

    • Written by from Bethesda

    The finger touch operation in general is very nice - takes a bit of getting used to. For instance when using say Powerpoint an unintended brush of your finger on the trackpad surface will send you to who knows where. So you have to be careful and continually focus while using this device.

    My lower rating is however mainly focused on how poorly designed this mouse is. From the extremely thin, flimsy, hard to use battery cover to the barely discernible battery direction icons, this device seemed to receive a lot of attention from the technical arm of Apple but the human oriented industrial design people of Jonathan Ives fame must have been focused somewhere else.

    I hope the next iteration of this product returns to Apple standards of total design integration but at their price point I will have to wait - unless the battery cover fails.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle click, weird ergonomics

    • Written by from Indian Trail

    The idea for this mouse is great but it just doesn't cut it for me. I use the middle click for quite a few functions for my work and this mouse doesn't support it. Also, the mouse just doesn't feel right in my palm. It feels too flat.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool technology, needs a better shape.

    • Written by from Wichita

    The mouse is innovative, so it wins a star there, it also wins another for being a thin mouse with an off switch that can easily slide into my laptop bag and not waste battery while there.

    My problem arose when I bought a Mac Pro and this came with it. First thing is that it's very uncomfortable to hold for an extended period of time, the sharp edges are bothersome. The inward curving bottom half of the mouse is also very odd, sometimes it wants to rock instead of move. It's too flat for a desktop mouse, your fingers don't want to hold that shape for an extended period of time.

    Also, the right and left click buttons are not independent, so you can't press one while having the other depressed already. The mouse can only detect one button at a time, strangely for having the term "multi-touch" attached to it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing accessory

    • Written by from Whiting

    While the style is beautiful, the inability to right click on the mouse is so counter-productive that it just can't be ignored. If there is some way to counter this deficiency, please let me know. Very counter-productive and inefficient for those who use computers for work not play.

    10 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick design, pain in the wrist

    • Written by from Hampton

    I have been using the Mighty Mouse for nearly 2 years now and love it. I just bought a honking 27" iMac that came with the Magic Mouse. After three days of extreme work (like 20 hours/day) on the new iMac --- and loving it -- tonight I developed severe pain in my wrist and arm. Google reveals that I am not the only one experiencing this symptom with the Magic Mouse. I still have my Mighty Mouse and think that I will go back to it. The Magic can go with my 21" iMac which will primarily be for surfing, movies and music.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Features but

    • Written by from MIAMI

    Great look features are awesome built quality its second to none. but very uncomfortable. after use it for about 4 months I went back to my Mighty Mouse since the Magic Mouse makes my hand cramped sore. I think it is to thin and the odd shape.
    it is a shame because I love the features on this mouse. I guess that I'll give it try to the Pad

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but...

    • Written by from Toronto

    ...it's just a mouse like all the others. With third party software you can enable more gestures, but why should you need a third party software? It does the same as a $9 mouse you get from ebay. It lacks the innovation and uniqueness you expect from Apple. But nobody is perfect.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    second one with same problem

    • Written by from Staten Island

    Works fine at start, but then stalls on vertical motions. Only effects vertical. Returned my first one with this problem and then the same thing started happening with the second. Makes using photoshop major frustration.

    6 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Accidental touching makes scrolling annoying!

    • Written by from Great Bend

    Like most Mac users I was excited about this mouse! Sadly it has proven to be extremely annoying to use.

    While using the mouse within a browser, or any document in which you can scroll, it will scroll away from what you are trying to do with just the slightest brush of a finger. Often it will scroll when just trying to left click.

    I have also found that it regularly doesn't recognize the right click. It always feels as though I am a mouse newbie that doesn't know how to use one at all.

    I am tech savvy and have been using this mouse for over a year.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Promising start, but didn't hold up under heavy use

    • Written by from Sacramento

    The mouse came with my MacPro tower and I was thrilled, at first. The buttonless surface felt good and scrolling with a gesture worked well. No problem with the right/left click. The profile seemed a bit low, and it dragged a bit on the mouse pad, but I got used to it quickly. When the alkaline batteries that came with it got to 53% power after a week, the tracking got sketchy so I switched to NiHM rechargables. I can get a couple days at most on a charge, but by the 3rd day, the bluetooth connection comes and goes, tracking slows, and scrolling gets jumpy, unpredictable. It seems to run better on alkalines, but I don't want to feed that habit. The Magic Mouse is promising, but I've had to go back to my old mouse (which runs a month or two on a two NiHM AA batteries) until it is improved.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over Function!

    • Written by from South Melbourne

    I was quite disappointed with this product. The mouse does not slide well on a surface due to the pads running the length of the mouse which adds significant sliding friction. It also means they will collect a lot more dirt and grime in normal use. Mouse movement was also quite laggy and suffered from many bluetooth dropouts.
    I decided to buy a Magic Trackpad which is a fantastic peripheral and gave the mouse away to a friend, now they are complaining to me about how poor the device is....
    Product is a classic case of form over function!!! Get a trackpad!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too "touchy"

    • Written by from Chicago

    Been trying to use this mouse for about a month now and have decided to switch to something else. Not having a defined area for scrolling has created so many unintentional scrolls and zooms while working within applications that it's costing me too much time. It's clear that this mouse was designed around Apple's suite of programs but falls flat when working in professional applications like Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop. It's even a pain with Apple Pro apps like Logic. I used the terminal to disable side scrolling but it's still not enough to suffer this mouse any longer. Reminds me of the hockey puck mouse days. Bad for Apple, good for 3rd party mouse developers.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really that magical

    • Written by from niles

    I tried one at work for a couple of minutes and honestly I was impressed the first time. I just tried out the wheel less scrolling and I loved it. The mouse looked great. It seemed like nothing is wrong with it till I bought one myself.

    So I plugged it in, no problems with the bluetooth connection. Instant plug and play. I downloaded a third party app for more control because apparently the options for the magic mouse with OSX isn't enough.

    Cool, I now have the option to activate expose using the third party app plus my middle scroll action. Now here's where the fun begins.

    I began to work in Photoshop (I usually prefer a mouse over the intuos pen), and boy this mouse was a problem in every aspect. The mouse sits really low so basically you have to grasp it with three fingers like a birds talon, while navigating through your photo, while it scrolls and switches my windows all at once. So I was thinking maybe I just have to give it one more day because I'm probably not used to it at all.

    Next day I was kinda terrified to hold it again. I tried it out one more time for like a couple of hours and all it gave me was a bad hand cramp. I was thinking maybe a year of this and I'll have to go to the doctor for carpal tunnel syndrome. So the next day I returned it and replaced it with a Logitech performance mx mouse...and that was the smartest thing I have done that week.

    Not really bad if you're just surfing the web, checking your email, or just displaying it in your living room together with your mac. But for working...get something else.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade please!!

    • Written by from GREENSBOROUGH

    Came with my new iMac. Looks great, absolute rubbish to use.

    Massively oversensitive, every time you turn your head it scrolls the page left to right, and from an ex-windows user point of view, setting the thing up for a right-click is a waste of time, as for the things you want sensitivity for, it has none.

    The only thing I have found good about it is the vertical scroll, swipe system, works good.

    I think they need to do some real-world product testing in future, not just with the nerds in the lab.

    Can we have the old mouse back please?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Bradford

    Review is based on use with a 2010 Macbook Pro running Windows 7 in bootcamp.

    Most of my work involves using Windows based software packages as such this review is based soley on experience of the mouse under windows.

    1. Appearance - A thing of beauty, Apple have once again produced something that looks seriously pretty.
    2. Ergonomics - A little small if you have big hands, but otherwise very nice to use.
    3. Productivity - this is where it falls down. A complete piece of junk. Probably down to the windows drivers, however mouse zoom function occurs regardless of if you have requested it, mouse drifts regularly, click and right click are not as vague as the zoom function but just as irritating.
    4. Conclusion - looks great, works badly (yes I have setup the mouse using recommended bootcamp settings). If Apple ever get round to re-writing the drivers for this device things might get better but in the meantime stick to Microsoft mice, they work.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but one huge problem

    • Written by from Manhattan

    Have to drag mouse over 8" to move cursor from the top of my screen to the bottom! Will have to use a welcome mat for a mouse pad I guess.

    6 of 19 people found this useful