• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to use

    • Written by from New York

    This mouse is a tech wonder, BUT it is an ergonometric nightmare...my hand began to hurt within a few days and stiffen and then extreme pain after a few weeks. At first I did not know it was the mouse, then my doctor asked me some questions and suggested I try a more traditional mouse that fit the hand...Problem solved, and within a week or so the pain is gone.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Medford

    Very sleek in design however the mouse is too heavy and a bit cumbersome to use. Replacing with the touch pad today!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very pretty, but not a workhorse

    • Written by from tucson

    The scroll button broke on my old mouse, So I picked up the Magic mouse. I was pretty excited. At first I loved it, then I noticed there was no middle button. With the programs I use, the middle button is as common as a left click. At that point I knew I would have to return it, but I continued to use it through out the day. More and more, I was disappointed by its performance. At times, I would have to click three or four times for it to register. other times, it would only register a left click and not the right click. I'm sure this mouse is perfect for surfing the web and reading emails, but for a professional, it's nothing, but frustrating.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries run out fast!

    • Written by from La Grange

    If you are like me, you will forget to turn off your mouse when not in use. I sometimes remember, but not often enough -- I've had this mouse for about 5 weeks and have needed to replace the batteries twice already.

    If you choose this mouse, go with the rechargeable batteries and charger accessory.

    It's great to have some features, like the scrolling and swiping, when using the web. But as a graphic designer, it's also takes a little while to get used to it. You need a much lighter touch, or your work will suddenly swing left or right. I also found it a little uncomfortable when designing for longer periods of time -- not good for someone with carpal tunnel.

    Ultimately, I am going back to my previous mouse, cord and all.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice toy, unusable mouse

    • Written by

    Great design, nice to put on the desk to impress people. Mine worked out of the box as advertised and did a good job browsing the net. But... completely unusable in any serious work like MS Word, iWork Pages etc, let alone Indesign or Illustrator. The problem is the unwanted scrolling that occurs at the slightest touch and throws you pages/chapters/ages away from where you need to be. A gadget for people that earn their money elsewhere than working on an computer. Footballers, hairdressers...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's My Functionality?

    • Written by from Franklin

    Unless I'm missing something obvious (which is entirely possible) the new Magic Mouse set-up doesn't allow me to clear my screen. With my Mighty Mouse I could easily configure a set-up where squeezing the two side buttons simultaneously would clear all open windows from my screen... thus allowing me to see my desktop. Is it possible that Magic Mouse won't allow that? I'll be deeply disappointed if that's true. It's one of the best features of the Mighty Mouse.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from Plainview

    Goes through the batteries, plus the touch surface i always getting touchy when you don't want it to respond, such as sitting your hand back on it. I would love a normal scroll wheel, but that is not apple's thing. I went back to my Logitech since I am on the computer for hours and hours every day. Right Click works every time now! ;-)

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but does not move well on the mousepad

    • Written by from GERMANTOWN

    I like the design but to move it right and left is not easy, i am not very happy with this mouse and I think its cost is very high... Now I am going to get a mousepad and try different mouse pads to see if it will move a bit faster on the pad.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big wrist problems

    • Written by from Burlington

    The wireless Apple mouse looks great next to my computer; it is sleek and responsive and connects easily. However the flat design provides no support for my wrist. I have had my mac for about 5 months now, and whenever I would use the wireless mouse for longer than an hour at a time, my wrist would feel week and tired. After spending a week on the computer doing web design work (20 hours that week) my carpel nerve was in real paint. My wrist was weak and achey and making popping noises. I had to wear a wrist brace to even think of using the computer after that. And my wrist took several weeks to heal after that stress. I replaced my mouse immediately after that. I will never use the wireless mouse again because there is just no support.

    24 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy it just for decoration not for the work.

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    Looks very cool and stylish but doesn't feel the same way when you hold it and using.
    Ok for internet browsing but terrible if you work with any graphic applications, your project will fly away from you and not always come back (my guess, too sensitive)

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not that great

    • Written by from TRINITY

    Solid mouse nice design and features but I think leading logitech mice are much more effective and functional

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a reliable product

    • Written by from Livermore

    The mouse is not all it's cracked up to be. We exchanged the first one because of connectivity problems. The second one didn't work much better. We talked to the store and were told that we probably were holding it upside down or that we weren't having the mouse face the computer. However, this is not the problem. We are returning to the store and will try to buy one that connects to the computer. Hopefully, we will have better luck with a different type.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expose WHERE ARE YOU?

    • Written by from PADUCAH

    Love the mouse. Great design/product. MINUS missing features from the Mighty Mouse. How would you make a mouse that can't access Expose and Right Clicking at the same time? Apple fix this problem now!!!!!!!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't even use it

    • Written by from New York

    I love Apple products, and the Magic Mouse seems great in theory. But this is one Apple product I won't endorse. It's not ergonomic, so it will hurt your hand after a while. And the Bluetooth connectivity is choppy, so the mouse sort of sputters sometimes on the screen. Both these reasons make it impossible to use this for business purposes. I still wouldn't use it for personal use either. After doing some research I found that the Logitech Performance MX was a much better mouse. So much so, I bought 2 of them. It uses a tiny USB receiver to connect, which is simply much smoother than Bluetooth for whatever reason. It's also incredibly ergonomic and feels natural to hold.

    The concept behind the Magic Mouse seems brilliant to me, but after using it I'm sorry to say it's not very practical.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gave it a try

    • Written by from Sanford

    I got the magic mouse with my new imac and decided to give it a try. I found it takes way too much movement to move the mouse from side to side and the bottom tray that covers the battery compartment kept falling off. Just for fun, I tried this in Starcraft 2 and it was abysmal. This mouse might be ok if all you do is light surfing/email, but for my needs I found it lacking.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Anti-ergonomic nightmare

    • Written by from Mississauga

    The Magic Mouse is really cool for its design and touch sensitive shell, but it is expensive and an anti-ergonomic nightmare (too flat maybe?) if used for a long period (specially if for example: you're a graphic designer and spend hours clicking, everyday), ending with a hand cramp, is heavy and the battery runs out fast. With the mighty mouse this never happened.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful, but useless for any mouse intensive task

    • Written by from Palma de Mallorca

    As usual with apple this shiny minimal mouse looks great. After the mighty mouse fiasco I thought this would be the definitive mouse but I was wrong.

    I bought it as a present to my partner. She didn't like it so I took it for me and experienced myself the flaws.

    First it's too heavy after inserting the batteries. Why did apple choose AA instead of AAA?

    Second it's noisy. Every click you do can be heard even in the other room...

    Third, Apple's acceleration curves are not meant for heavy mouse using. The tracking speed is not enough to me (that can be solved with a third party software), but then when you go into slow mode the cursor moves too slow. That makes it useless for anything other than browsing. For example any activity which needs fast precision such as design, or music production.

    Fourth, the touch zone can't be configured by default. You need to download a third party software to make the scrolling zone smaller, so you can rest your fingers over the mouse without scrolling accidentally.

    Fifth, my partner complained from pain in her hand after using the mouse for a few hours. It didn't happen to me though.

    Apart from that, the mouse is very well built and beautifully designed.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slower than slow...

    • Written by from Mountain View

    The Magic Mouse came with a new iMac I purchased, I had seen the commercial and thought it would work out great. The convenience of the bluetooth was great, but I cant even get the mouse half way across the screen on one stoke against my large trackpad. I turned the mouse speed all the way up in settings to attempt to make use of this otherwise useless mouse but no luck. I ended up giving it away out of frustration.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too slow!

    • Written by from wesley chapel

    I already adjusted the speed to the maximum, but on my 27" iMac it's still slow! Everything else works just fine. I would rate it 5 stars, but the slow speed made me buy a logitech mouse to use on my mac.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Lag

    • Written by from New York

    I want to love this mouse but I can't because of the lag... It just isn't as responsive as a corded mouse. If you're a designer and you use Photoshop or Illustrator this mouse just can't keep up. Isn't sensitive enough for detailed pointing... It's sad though because I love using the mouse for surfing the web... It's great for that but otherwise it's just not as accurate. I hope Apple considers a corded version soon!!!

    16 of 19 people found this useful