• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lose connectivity

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I have one at home and one for work. Both constantly lose connectivity. If you work a lot in PowerPoint for Mac, this mouse is very frustrating to work with, once touch and you fly 150 slides down the presentation. So for me, this mouse is really bad.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No reliability

    • Written by from Tangerang Selatan

    at first, i was amazed with this magic mouse, less than a year it was broken. Since i like it, i bought myself a new one, but it was broken again, less than six months, and cannot be fixed. Come on this is a good product, put some reliability on it...

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless piece of junk.

    • Written by from La Honda

    This bluetooth mouse isn't worth the money I paid for it. It constantly looses connection (in use no more than 12 inches from my Mac Mini). I have changed the battery numerous times. Turned it off, turned it on, swiped it on different surfaces. Nothing helps. I've gone back to using the USB mouse I had before. Thank goodness I didn't toss that.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not all that

    • Written by from Novato

    The only software I have that actually needs all the functionality of this mouse, doesn't work correctly, many key features are unavailable. Just spent $2k on a new machine with the 'wonder mouse' and now I need to buy another one that actually does work. I wonder how much that's gonna cost me . . .

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    totally out of control

    • Written by from LONG ISLAND CITY

    Simple, if you are a production guy, works often with layout editing software, photo editing, or what ever, this mouse makes you waist a lo of valuable time. It is very unpredictable. I zoom in or out when you least expect it. It scrolls horizontally, or vertically on with the slightest touch. I must say that pointer movement is very precise, but finger touch feature is way too sensitive. I have not been able customize a setting that works for me. I use a lot of InDesign, and Photoshop software and I regret to have given my old mouse to a friend of mine. I miss it way too much now.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still waiting for a good mouse from Apple

    • Written by from Gilbert

    Tried the mighty mouse 2 years ago, returned it a week later. Tried the magic mouse this month, and it too lasted only a week. Apple mice are consistently too stiff (the L/R buttons) and their form factor hurts my hand after only a short session. My wife and mother both bought iMacs within the last month and independently came to the same conclusion I did: too heavy, WAY too slow, too stiff, and hand hurts after a short session of use. All three of us have switched back to our previous mice (two are MS, one is Logitech). Their included magic mice are now in a drawer gathering dust. Conclusion is Apple is an amazing company but continues to choose to make mice as works of art instead of functional tools. Suggest Apple hire an ergonomics expert to help them design their next mouse. If it hurts my hand I won't use it no matter how 'beautiful' it is. I value my hand tendons more than the style. Both are possible in one unit, if Apple would only try.

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Plainfield

    Yeah it is nice with no scroll ball, but why would you leave out this feature???? It makes no sense to me that you cant map the left and right swipes to activate expose. Really bad call on that one apple.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drops connection all the time - poor product

    • Written by from Henlow

    My first Magic Mouse was useful for about 3 weeks then it started dropping connection. I got a replacement mouse today - it is doing the same thing, only stays connected for 5 - 10 seconds. Very frustrating!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not just me...

    • Written by from Danville

    A few days ago I watched a sales associate at my local Apple store struggling with the same unwanted zooms/paging/scrolling, which I have experienced with the Magic Mouse. Like many, I have turned off Screen Zoom and the two-finger swipe (and almost everything else). But after struggling with it for another month I just went back to my Mighty Mouse, which still functions perfectly with Lion.

    The touch-sensitive technology of the Magic Mouse is a tremendous step forward. It has not, however, been paired with adequate software. I find it odd that Apple includes this mouse with many computers, but requires software from a third party (not included it in the initial purchase) in order to make it function in an acceptable fashion.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Control Issues

    • Written by from Theodore

    This is without question the worse performing mouse I have ever experienced. The amount of effort just to manage entries in a spreadsheet is doubled due to the unexpected behavior of the mouse. It is difficult to stop a scroll in the exact location. It skitters rapidly across columns or rows sometimes without even a touch. No amount of sensitivity adjustments make the device acceptable. It is impossible to control in a scrolling function. Don't waste your money on this 'not for prime time' device.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life and erratic, unpredictable mouse movements.

    • Written by from Coatesville

    Battery life is about 2 weeks normal usage on mine. The page keeps moving side to side without warning, most of the time losing the page altogether. Very frustrating, it does this if I just nudge the mouse by mistake, sometimes without touching it at all! And if I am on the internet this is a unacceptable, sometimes losing my page and a site altogether!!!. My friends have the same problem. I do not remember this being this bad on my old Mighty Mouse which just quit after 2 years. Maybe this is worsened by Lion? I had hoped the battery thing would be fixed, but it hasn't. This is not a mouse you want to buy nor is the wireless keyboard I threw away. Blue Tooth has problems at Apple! Is this static electricity?

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to love this but can't!!

    • Written by from Sydney

    Always been an Apple user and using this mouse 10 hours a day for 5 weeks straight with a new iMac. (Audio Production: Logic Pro/Pro Tools)

    Main problems:

    Intermittently losing blue tooth connection (Not Connected) happens 4 times a day with fresh batteries. About 5 seconds to reconnect.

    - If you like setting your mouse tracking to fast (so you don't have to move your hand as much) then this is not for you. At fastest setting it still only operates at 70% compared to any other mouse.

    - Too much drag caused by 2 full length bars under the mouse and of course 2 x AA batteries.

    - Remembering to turn it off when I shut down? How about my iMac sends a blue tooth message to my mouse turning it off, or at least some form of motion detection adjustable in system preferences so when it's idol for 5 minutes it turns off.

    - Still not used to the touch surface thing randomly scrolling 10 minutes down a time line whilst editing... bahhhh.....

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Magic Here

    • Written by from Merced

    The only magical about this mouse is how you spend 75 bucks and like magic it's gone. It can predict the future. Buy it and your future will have much frustration and a cramped hand.

    Its uncomfortable to use for any length of time. The tracking is painfully slow. I had to download two programs just to make the mouse somewhat useable.

    I wish I could return it and buy a mouse that actually works.

    Out of the box it's a two button mouse. In a world where three is pretty much standard it's a two button mouse. They throw in a swipe feature that's only semi-useful in some programs. NO EXPOSE. And on the fastest setting I had to pick up the mouse to go from one side of my 15 inch MBP screen.

    Magic prefs and MZoom make it bearable to use.

    I think this has finally taught me my lesson about buying mice from Apple.

    Unfortunately I just blew 75 bucks (tax included) on this and am stuck using it. I bought it at a third party retailer and I'm just stuck.

    Cramped hands and frustration in my future.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking is too slow

    • Written by from Libertyville

    The mouse looks incredible but tracking is too slow, even when set to thte highest speed. I find myself constantly running off my desk and having to pick up the mouse and start again. Too much work for me. A waste of money in my eyes.

    35 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from Gorham

    This is the first Apple product that I really, truly hate. I have been torturing myself using it for nearly a year. Two different operating systems...yes, I am on the latest...and having tried every adjustment suggested in Preferences, it still drives me crazy in both Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. It has cost me hours of frustration and wasted time and I am finally done with it. I will go back to a wired mouse or find a better wireless mouse. One star...it looks and feels great. Shame on you Apple for making such a poor product.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    S*#t Product

    • Written by from Richmond

    The 'magic' mouse is S&#T! My iMac is almost two years old, and this weekend is the FOURTH time I will be going back to Apple to have it replaced. Lucky (if one could call it that) the first three were replaced free of charge by Apple here in Sydney. Keeps cutting off even with fresh batteries, very frustrating. Using my old corded mouse for now, helluva' lot better.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 6 Month Review

    • Written by from Asheville

    This mouse is the best and worst mouse ever. When it works it is incredible; like a touchpad on top of a mouse....great. The bad part is when it gives up randomly and screws up your whole day to try and reestablish a bluetooth mouse when you don't have a working mouse. I have tried new batteries and everything. It just sometimes stops and won't come on. Then it will stay off for 3 days and then decide to turn back on. For these reasons I have to give the Magic Mouse only 1 star. Even if it is awesome, whats the use if it is totally unreliable.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky it's a looker as this is a lemon.

    • Written by from Hillarys

    A lot of people complain about the ergonomics. I've never personally had a problem with the ergonomics because I stop using it out of frustration long before any physical discomfort can set in. The acceleration/deceleration is poor - shocking in fact. When slowing down it's like moving the cursor through lumpy molasses. And then you find you've run out of room and need to pick the thing up in order to continue the movement because you haven't quite reached where you needed to go.

    "built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want" the synopsis on this site tells us. This is simply not true. For example, the acceleration isn't adjustable in the default settings. Why, why, why? You can change this setting in the terminal which helps somewhat but this doesn't fix the problem of its inexact, jittery movement to begin with. This, it turns out, can be partially remedied with a mouse pad that my 6 year old $15 mouse never needed. I suspect the rest of its jitters is down to the bluetooth connection (an overrated technology if there ever was one).

    On the plus side, the gestures work well and it is nice to look at.

    Poor, Apple, poor. Your marketing department sure can sell a story though. All style, no substance.

    Buy this mouse only if you don't mind troubleshooting, workarounds and compromises.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    To sensitive.

    • Written by from Albertville

    I hate this mouse. I am a graphic designer and constantly have my hand on the mouse as I work. The slightest touch or graze of the mouse and my pages are flying left and right. I HATE this mouse. I am more upset because it cost me so much money. If you are not a designer and are just doing web browsing it wouldn't be so bad - for for working with it in design programs it is a nightmare.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cookstown

    If you are a graphic designer or use any Adobe products this mouse will drive you crazy especially in after effects!! You try and do anything and after effects will zoom into 1600% drives me crazy!!! I'm going to smash this mouse against the wall very soon!!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful