• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But Terrible Battery Life

    • Written by from Roy

    The Magic Mouse is awesome so long as you're using the Magic Prefs app and don't mind constantly swapping batteries. I ended up purchasing the Mobee wireless charging system to offset the constant need to replace the two AA batteries every month

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse Blows

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I never thought I'd be this disappointed by a mouse. Where do I start? It's not ergonomically correct. It is too flat, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. The mouse is overly sensitive, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. I'll be zoomed in on a file doing something and "zing!" the d*mn thing will scroll me down 20 pages in a document. The edges of the mouse are sensitive to movement, so just handling the mouse messes up what you're doing. I have adjusted the settings six ways to Sunday to fix this, but no dice. Battery dependency: This is shameful. I have gone through a ton of batteries with this thing. Make it with a cord! It doesn't matter how sleek and cool it looks if it doesn't work. I'm about to go Office Space on this thing...

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from strongsville

    I love the features of this mouse but I'm changing batteries every two weeks! I wish apple would make a magic mouse that had a cord. The only reason I bought one of these was because I was sick of cleaning the track ball on the normal mouse.

    Otherwise I love this mouse the scrolling is a little slower than the older mouse but not bad.


    Please lets go green and make a magic mouse that is corded

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ----Great Disappointment----

    • Written by from Castle Hill

    The apple magic mouse seemed like a good addition to my mac, and i bought it to the disappointment of having it drop in and out of service every 10 seconds. (one second its working, next second its not working and have to wait 10 or more seconds for it to reconnect)
    i have gone back to my Microsoft wired mouse, that i have had for the past 5 years...
    although the magic mouse house great features, it needs to be fixed with the connection issues.
    (yes i changed the batteries on it every time this issue occurred).

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery hog

    • Written by from Katonah

    It works well enough, but uses 4 times more batteries than my old Logitech. Also, the battery cover/plate pops off easily.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be better!

    • Written by from Federal Way

    The mouse once connected works great! But bluetooth connection is really poor, it takes way too long to connect and sometimes you have to click coupe of times to connect to my Mac Pro!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY can't APPLE make this with rechargeable batteries?????????????????

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    waste of batteries all the time, change every few weeks. Make one that plugs into USB overnight to charge.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just can't

    • Written by from Peach Bottom

    My mom has this mouse and I hate using her computer because the mouse just does whatever it wants when you place your hand on it. It is the cause of a lot of frustration and I am buying batteries for her old mouse and changing it for her. She got lost and called me to navigate her home, I used her computer and everytime I tried to move google maps over to see the next intersection it would zoom in or out to the point I couldn't see anything.
    Suggestion: change the sensitivity of the surface so when you place your hand on the mouse it doesn't think you are trying to swip or scroll. I almost threw it against the wall in frustration.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect...

    • Written by from Barnsley

    I love the Apple Magic Mouse, but I that love has it's limits ... just like the batteries. If there'd been a USB cable version, I'd have not had to buy a mouse from someone else.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much the worst mouse Ive ever used

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    My work requires that I use their equipment, or I would throw this garbage out the window.

    1) The extremely thin form of the mouse means that my right wrist starts to hurt after prolonged use. After having for 3 months I try to touch it as little as possible. Good news though is my Vim-fu has increased considerably!

    2) The click is very stiff. Im sure this is contributing to my wrist pain, as you have to put some finger oomph into the thing to make it click. Not just a little tap of the finger, your whole wrist has to contract, which if you have to do 500x a day can become very wearing. The tap to click is extremely sensitive, there is no middle ground. Simply resting your finger on the top of the mouse causes it to click on anything and everything.

    3) The scroll is extremely sensitive. Since there is no scroll wheel, and instead uses the neutered built in track-pad, fine scroll control is nearly impossible, as it registers scroll events constantly when I move my finger the tiniest bit. This 'feature' cannot be changed in settings. Besides the physical pain using this mouse causes me, this is the most annoying 'feature,' as scroll control is nearly impossible.

    4) In order to actually customize the functionality of the mouse, you must download a 3rd party controller called MagicPrefs. Without it the mouse is unusable.

    If you're considering using this in a work environment, where you're going to be using the mouse all day every day for long periods, run, dont walk, away. Ive had to steal the $5 dell mouse from the unoccupied cube next to me so my hand doesnt cramp up every day.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For me it's ok unit.

    • Written by from Fullerton

    Apple Farming user.
    100% love with Apple touch pad on Macbook Air. I didn't have silk soft feeling from any other product then apple.
    Now i have iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook Air, Mac Mini therefore i have 5 apple tree, my dream is having iMac for finalize my Apple farming.

    However sorry about the long story.

    This mouse has pro and con, also this is very focus on my personally experience.

    Pro

    1. Multi touch
    2. Touch respond
    3. Size
    4. Quality of hardware
    5. Bluetooth
    6. no no no driver and crazy setting
    7. no ad's from driver or manufacture.

    Con
    1. Size - too thin for me. (I am very use to with Razer Naga, it's very big and thick mouse)
    2. Touch respond is ok but DPI is very low. (personally set Naga at 8000 DPI, my friend and family member having a hard time when they using my mouse, However use mouse at this rate for very long time i am so use to with this) - this will not cut down the star, because it's only personal reference.
    3. Battery - Mouse drain battery power fast. When i use normal battery type it's nightmare. But it stay very long when i use high density cap battery. So expensive mouse must have expensive battery if you don't like replace them every 2 week. Normal battery personally i replace them every 2weeks but after having high density battery i replace them every 7weeks.
    4. My friend was right. If i give them a choice of between Magic mouse and Magic touchpad which one you prefer more? 100 / 100 friend said "Magic Touchpad" why? because it's just better then Magic mouse. After having and using both mouse and touchpad, hmm i know why people willing to have extra Magic Touchpad.


    not pro not con

    1. Default Magic Mouse or Magic Touchpad apple control panel setting is great but if you have "JiTouch" app it will help you and give you more option with touch mouse and pad. I am using it about 6 month, it's very useful.
    2. This is review is very focus on my personal experience.

    Thank you so much reading long story. And sorry about the spell and sentence error.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    On the fence

    • Written by from San Diego

    Geek factor is through the roof. There's no doubt this mouse is cool. The bigger issue is getting through the day without feeling like I put my hand into a blender. A nearby Logitech m705 is my "gotta get stuff done" mouse.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really stylish if unergonomic

    • Written by from Zemun

    This is not your Logitech or Genius mouse. This is full touch sensitive, most stylish mouse you'll see. It behaves very well, tracks very well as long as it is on a proper mousepad and multitouch works really nicely.

    Still, it's not ergonomic. It is a bit awkward to hold - but this really depends on your holding style. If you rest your hand on mousepad you should be fine. If you rest your hand on the mouse... you're out of luck, unless you have hands of an alien.

    Still, I am very content with Magic Mouse. Recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function -- Bad Ergonomics and Overly Sensitive

    • Written by from Park City

    Another Form over Function Apple product .... why does Apple seem to do that these days.

    - Shape: Looks really, really cool. But, it isn't as comfortable to use as other Mice (Microsoft Touchpoint is much more comfortable)
    - Overly Sensitive:
    -- The entire surface of the mouse is touch sensitive and it seems to pickup movement of my thumb along the side of the mouse ... which makes the pointer move
    -- When you're filling out a form (especially web forms) or clicking on a webpage, it jumps the pointer around as you move to click on the field or link. Have to take your hand off the mouse, then put it back on.

    One work around that seems to take care of 70% of the problems is to turn off scrolling inertia (System Preferences - Accessibility - Mouse & Trackpad -> change to Scrolling without inertia). I also suggest increasing the scrolling speed (same location) to make up for inertia being turned off.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is very sensitive.

    • Written by from New York

    I have learned never to edit content directly online, especially when using this mouse. An unintentional brush of the finger tip from keyboard to mouse for example, would suddenly bring me to a new page, unable to recover any of the prior work. If you plan to publish or edit content for the web, always do yourself the favor of editing and saving offline first. This mouse became a reminder of why that is important.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever Designed

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    This is the worst, most useless mouse ever designed. The low profile makes it impossible to hold, and the razor shard edges will cut into your flesh after long hours of use. If you want a poorly designed, ergonomically weak mouse with razor sharp edges, then buy this mouse. If you want a mouse you can actually use all day long, look elsewhere.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible. Worst Apple Item I've Ever Owned

    • Written by from Oceanside

    If you plan on doing significant amount of keyboard/mouse work, do NOT buy this mouse. I'm sure it's fine for a little word processing/internet surfing/social media. My wife is taking classes to learn Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop which require a LOT of mousing. She's developed carpal tunnel because of how non-ergonomic this mouse is. Additionally, the "cool" feature of being able to scroll/swipe by touching it actually is fairly annoying because it can start scrolling/swiping as you hand comes into or breaks contact with the mouse unless you are super careful. I've thought of throwing it through a window, but the anger management classes are helping.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical

    • Written by from Winchester

    Not only a sleek and elegant design but the most useful for the whole family! For toes blind parents you just double tap and it will zoom in and zoom out. the way it feels and is shaped matches everyones hands.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Greenbrae

    I've been using the wireless Mighty Mouse for years and love the roller ball feature. However I dropped it and apparently Apple doesn't make the wireless version any more. So first I tried the Magic track pad and don't like it because it's not ergonomic and my hand starts to hurt. Then I tried the Magic Mouse. I hate it! There is no roller ball so you can't move the cursor around the page without moving the mouse, which makes it just like any ordinary mouse. No magic here. You can't move the cursor sideways on a page, which is something I rely on for writing and editing docs. All you can do is scroll up and down or swipe side to side. I don't know why Apple has discontinued making the wireless version of the Mighty Mouse since they still make the wired version. Luckily I found one on Amazon, because I would rather use my old broken Mighty Mouse than a brand new Magic Mouse. Mighty Mouse rules!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most annoying mouse EVER. beautiful but frustrating.

    • Written by from Guelph

    I really like apple products. Some may call me apple junkie but I'm sorry to say that apple mice are the worst. They beautiful to look at it, they are conceptully good, but a nightmare to use them. They are super heavy, super hard to click on the buttons, not sensitive at all, a lot of friction to use them. PLEASE APPLE DO SOMETHING!!!! Completely annoying product. Also, it's not fare to spend $2500 in a combo like iMac and still you have to go an spend some extra dollars to get a decent mouse. I really hope the message get apple and they get to do something about it. SAD, SAD, SAD. I don't get to enjoy my computer for this frustrating piece, beautiful but frustrating.

    4 of 6 people found this useful