• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Luzern

    Was very disappointed in Magic Mouse. It is too low and not at all easy to use. Ended up with a very sore hand after a time. Also no middle button (Dashboard, Expose, etc.) My main grip is the hard perturbing rubber lines on the base. This makes an annoying noise as you move it. Tried it on various mouse pads and surfaces. Still the scrapping noise. Sent it back.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great with everything but a Mac Pro

    • Written by from Boston

    I would have given this mouse 5 stars for its design and functionality, had it not been that it is unusable with my recently-purchased Mac Pro. Due to poorly designed Bluetooth circuitry on the Mac Pro, and to the metal casing of this mouse, the cursor experiences really slow, jittery tracking. In plain English, when you move the cursor it stops and jumps randomly instead of providing smooth motion.
    The issue is as much a problem in the Mac Pro as in the mouse. Earlier models of Mac Pros could experience Bluetooth issues due to improper wiring done by Apple, but not so for Mac Pros sold in 2009, such as mine. In my case, the internal Bluetooth/Airport antennas are wired correctly but the mouse appears too weak to maintain a solid link with the computer.
    After a few days of frustration (reinstalling drivers, replacing batteries, upgrading to 10.6.2) I discovered that I could get better tracking by "popping the hood", i.e. removing the battery compartment cover so that there would be less metal stopping the Bluetooth signals from traveling from the mouse to the computer. The thought of ruining a marvel of modern design by ripping it open is wrong at a fundamental level. Besides "popping the hood" on the Magic Mouse is not a 100% reliable solution to poor Bluetooth connectivity.

    Bottom line: if you own a Mac Pro, there is a potential that you will never be able to enjoy a Magic Mouse due to its insufficient signal strength.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    where's the middle button??

    • Written by

    I bought this mouse and I was really happy.
    Then I open the 3D cad and...where's the middle button?????? Ok...probably I don't understand well how to obtain this functionality, so I try to study it, even on internet and...THERE IS NOT MIDDLE BUTTON FUNCTIONALITY!!!!

    If you use programs like Solidworks or other 3D CAD this mouse is useless.
    And moreover this mouse is really expensive.

    Now I must go back to my 30$ mouse with the middle click...really really sad!

    It is not so difficult, please fix this bug and add the middle click functionality!!!!!!

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible mouse.

    • Written by from CENTERVILLE

    This mouse is horrible and so frustrating. It looses connection constantly and interrupts my work all day long as there is no mouse-to-computer communication when it happens. It takes some jiggling, waiting, begging and fancy footwork to get it to connect again. It also slides my pages around the computer without me doing it. All of a sudden my page is swiped away. Often I can get it back; sometimes I cannot. This is a huge time waster as is the connection issue. I would return it but the cord is too short on my only other (Apple) mouse and I can't go without a mouse right now so I am stuck with it. What a waste of money. I do not recommend this product at all.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    would have been a great gift but...

    • Written by from winter garden

    just got a new magic mouse went use it for the first time and it did not scroll..looked up why and it said it would not work with my older software 0x 10.4.11 on my mac book pro...go figure.. same thing happened when i bought my i pad 2 and wanted to synch it with my mac book..hate the way apple makes new gadgets but u cant integrate them with apples you currently have that are running perfectly fine just the way they are..... now i have to upgrade my operating system again which i cant afford right now to use my new mouse...the stores should ask you when you purchase their equipment what operating system you are using to see if it will be compatible.There was no information on the packaging letting u know what operating system would work with the magic mouse what happened to customer service at apple...

    45 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    I hate this mouse. I really, really hate it. I have two of them, one at work and one at home.

    These little buggers go through batteries like crazy! Really, can't the mouse go to sleep or something so as to not eat up power while I'm not using it? Is that asking too much? I have to turn mine off when I'm not using the mouse or the batteries will be dead in no time. That means every time I come back to my computer I have to reconnect the #$%^ mouse! It's annoying!

    I love the fact that I can navigate around without a ball and without moving the mouse.

    The default behavior of going back in web history if I accidentally move my finger backwards is a serious annoyance. It's wonderful that I can disable this behavior in Preferences. But ya know what? When the battery starts to get low -- which is MOST OF THE TIME -- no preferences apply!

    I hate this mouse.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much style, not enough substance

    • Written by from Gainesville

    If I could give this mouse 0 stars I would. Just getting one was such a complete exercise in futility, that I don't think I will be spending money on any Apple products for quite a long time. But that is a different story.

    The mouse tracks horribly. It claims to track on any surface, but short of something covered in grease, I cannot imagine any surface this mouse works well on. It has two very thin, dull plastic feet that drag on every mouse pad and surface I've tried. The pointer itself crawls, even on the highest speed setting. I've tried it on lion, mountain lion, and snow leopard, and it’s equally slow in each OS. The touch surface however is overly sensitive, and you have to be extremely careful to not graze it while you’re moving the mouse around, or it will activate one of the gestures, or scroll your page.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, terrible, terrible for spreadsheets

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I want to love this mouse. It does so many things so well, but it is absolutely, positively terrible for spreadsheets. I have my scrolling speed set as slow as possible and have turned off inertia, but even the smallest motions still cause the spreadsheet to jump 20 or more columns and/or rows. It often takes a couple minutes to figure where I was in the spreadsheet, which is huge hit to productivity.

    If you spend any time doing spreadsheets, you will not be able to retain your sanity when using this mouse.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product Apple ever made

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    This is the most frustrating mouse I have used. When it is active it works great. The problem is that it goes off constantly and you don't have a mouse until it comes back on again. I have changed batteries and still does the same thing. I have switched back to my wired mouse.

    33 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    super slow tracking

    • Written by from Greeley

    Tracking way to slow even at full speed. I have to lift it 3 times just to get the arrow to the other side of the screen. Who would think this is okay? Fix it or I will return it.

    29 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from New York

    Battery life is horrible. Despite new battery connections drops very frequently. Will not recommend to buy it.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised by all the positive reviews

    • Written by from Northridge

    I am surprised by all the positive reviews. The connection is lost every few minutes which makes working with Excel sheets a nightmare. I continually need to wait until the mouse connects again. Will be returning to the the standard mouse so that I can finish my work without swearing every 3 minutes

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Fresno

    Don't spend the money on this mouse. I could get used to all the erratic swipes and pans but it loses the Bluetooth connection about 50 times a day. I have replaced batteries, put little squares of paper inside, turned off every Bluetooth device within a mile radius and it still does not work. I am on a band new Macbook Pro but it just drops the connection. Terrible product. I am forced to go back to an old Dell mouse. At least it works!

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Causes Pain in Hand

    • Written by from PROVINCETOWN

    Puzzled that this mouse has been around for several years, and in spite of many complaints, it hasn't been redesigned.

    Having the latest technical features in your mouse can't trump having to o to a doctor because of pain in your hand. I also developed a callus on the part of they hand where the wrist meets the rest of the hand.

    I'm returning to Apple it pronto!

    35 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An unstable, useless, poorly designed piece of....

    • Written by from Boston

    I've never hated an apple product before - yes that's right HATED BUT I HATE THIS ONE. Your magic mouse regular sends my pages off to god knows where just about the time I finish writing them and requires I start all over again. I've had it with this useless piece of junk. I've made every effort to learn what the magic is to getting this to stop bouncing my pages around and snatching them away and I'm finally giving up. It is unstable, unpredictable, and I'm bringing this piece of JUNK back to the store tomorrow for an old fashioned wired mouse if necessary. Someone really screwed up on this one. Steve Jobs would not be very pleased with this mouse that acts like a rat. I urge who ever is considering buying one of these things not to do it. You'll be sorry if you do.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Lost... Connected... Connection Lost... Connected...

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I mean, even if it wasn't for the constant FAILURE this mouse would still FAIL. I mean, you're supposed to be the most cutting-edge company on the planet and I'm replacing AA batteries every two weeks? Apple is Radio Shack with a better graphic design team.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool features. HORRIBLE ERGONOMICS

    • Written by from Hattiesburg

    Good idea, cool looks but thats about it. The motion gestures and scrolling you can do are handy but sometimes it is too sensitive or a left click will register as a right click. My biggest complaint is the shape. This mouse is for the most part flat on top with only a little bit of curve (does not fit naturally to your hand) If you will be using it for extended periods of time for programs such as Illustrator or Photoshop this mouse simply won't do. I have had to stop using mine completely because it makes my hand hurt.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes Through Batteries Like Whoa!

    • Written by from Newark

    I like how this mouse works, but we've had it for about a year now and we have to change batteries EVERYDAY! We've bought industrial batteries and rechargeable, and we turn off the mouse when the computer is not in use. What is the point of having a better product if it's so NOT environmentally friendly? I'd buy the mouse that plugs in, but it got terrible reviews for it's roller ball not working. What am I supposed to do, memorize all the possible key strokes so I can be mouse free?

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Stratford

    Bought a new iMac (with Magic Mouse) in December. The mouse worked great for the first week or so, but then it started losing connection periodically. By January it was happening so often (every few minutes) that I had to dig up an old USB-powered mouse to get any work done.

    31 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burns through batteries

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    My $$ certainly does magically disappear on replacement batteries for this mouse. It came with my iMac and the Duracell Ultra Advanced batteries I use don't last for more than 2 or 3 months (max) -- and it's not the batteries, because they've been powering flashlights and remotes without a problem. For long-term use, this is a very expensive Apple "idea". For the environmentally conscious: where are all the drained batteries supposed to go? Are battery-recycling bins everywhere to be found? No! So what did Apple imagine was going to happen when Magic Mouse owners trash all their quickly-drained batteries?

    20 of 23 people found this useful