• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    • Written by from Denver

    I love apple products, but this is the worst experience I have ever had. The battery life is horrible and it takes a very long time to register the mouse when you turn on/wake up the computer. I usually get a message that says a mouse has not been detected and then it will finally detect it. I do not advise buying this product. I am very disappointed that apple would make such a horrible product.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MY ARM HURTS

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    As much as I'd like to say that I like this mouse because of the cool gestures, I really can't. 5 minutes with this mouse and I have wrist and forearm pain...this is the first time I've ever experienced anything of the sort in my 20some years of hardcore computer use. It is pretty clear to me that ergonomics didn't come into mind when designing this mouse. Fashion won over function apparently. I'm going to put this thing back in the box and buy myself a nice, comfy Logitech mouse. To go along with my Logitech solar powered keyboard. Apple, you need to work on your peripherals. Nobody wants wrist/arm pain, and nobody wants to change batteries. Period.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A crazy product

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    It drives me nuts. The whole page would disappear when I accidentally touched the mouse without knowing it. You don't a jet to take you to the next block. Nobody in our studio likes it. We all switched back to the $10 mouse with a scrolling wheel now.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless intereference

    • Written by from EL CERRITO

    We have an airport extreme base station, and I found that when using this bluetooth wireless mouse, the WIFI kept losing the signal. Like every couple of minutes. Even though I had it set to automatically join known networks, it kept just dropping the signal, then I had to go select our home network and tell it to join manually, truly a pain. It turns out that even Apple's support site mentions the possibility of signal interference between these products. Duh.
    I went back to using a wired mouse, which solved the WIFI signal issue, but for some odd reason, Apple's wired mouse only comes with a 29 inch cord, which is barely long enough to go around the back and into the USB ports, which are on the left of the MacBook.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy if:

    • Written by from Beirut

    1. You have SWEATY palms (hours of work will make ur hands slightly sweaty that u will hate to use the scroll feature!)

    2. Very sensitive, like ur skating bare foot on ice! (moves u to another page with the slightest accidental touch)

    3. Its bottom skates ONLY move on smooth SOLID surfaces. (i sometimes use my mouse on the couch..or anywhere i am sitting)

    4. Heavy!

    5. Painful for MS Office users.

    33 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Camberwell South

    Looks good, feels good, works poorly. This mouse has not worked well for me at all. It's jerky and the cursor jumps all over the place. I'm a designer and makes using apps very difficult when doing really precise work with points/pixels. Actions like scrolling are intermittent. I think it has poor bluetooth connectivity. Also I often accidentally open widgets and can't swipe them away.
    I'm using it with Lion on a 15" mid-2009 MacBook Pro. Never had issues like this on my previous gen macBook Pro with wireless Mighty Mouse.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of art/crap... Beautiful/unusable design... with poor battery life.

    • Written by from Columbus

    It simply beautiful thing to behold... Unfortunately its hard to hold.

    Not only do you need to have a triple jointed circus freak hand to use the multi touch feature. But the thing is so slim that even the tiniest circus freak hands get sore. No scroll ball? Really? When I click, it sometimes thinks I'm scrolling instead. And you can forget about having the option to set it up for a middle click! There is only one 'gesture' I can think of for that feature bright idea!

    It's obvious this was simply designed for aesthetics. And once your battery runs out, it will go back to doing just that. Being a lifeless sculpture. (I've only had my new 27" iMac since Christmas, two weeks ago, and its already at 60% battery life. 20% per week means it will be depleted in 5 weeks!) My logitech mouse is uglier than sin, but you know what? I have had the same batteries for a year and a half and I rarely remember to turn the thing off! And Apple prides itself on being green? Battery acid is good for the environment?

    Maybe it's good for people that browse the internetz or check emails with their computer. But I'm a designer/developer and I don't find the thing that magical.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uncomfortable

    • Written by from Covina

    This thing is way overhyped. It is too small for my hand. Sometimes the swiping stops working. I went back to my larger more comfortable logitech wireless mouse. Also, the speed of the magic mouse is way too slow. I put it on high speed and it moves at half the speed I need. I have to pick up the magic mouse at least once and move it back across my mouse pad to go across the screen. The only plus is scrolling up and down works nicely. Other than that, I put it away for good.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Enhancement needed

    • Written by from Sterling

    Just got this mouse with the new iMac. I was very excited to use it, but immediately found that it is a step back--limited new gesture functionality, and the loss of the 3rd and forth mouse button will keep this guy shelved and collecting dust.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst electronic product I have ever purchased!

    • Written by from Chicago

    What is going wrong with Apple? How can you ship a product that is terrible and never works well. First of all, it keep disconnecting, even after I did reset of wireless configurations. Second, every time that mouse is two or three feet away from macbook, it disconnect. Third, it kills the batteries every month.

    And its the most expensive mouse in the market.

    Shame on you!

    12 of 15 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...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very non-responsive

    • Written by from LITTLETON

    even when preferences shows that the battery is 100% it is still non responsive. it works, but in a very jerky, non-responsive way (the kind of performance you'd expect with a dying battery, not 100%)

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, works ugly.

    • Written by from Pensacola

    The absolute worst mouse I have ever owned. It looks really nice from a design point of view, but it basically is unusable in anything with precision needed. Avoid if you are a creative professional like my self. I do film and audio production and no way I could use this mouse for hours on end, day in and day out on small GUI interfaces that are the norm with those type of programs. I'll stick with Logitech for now.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Dying

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    I have to re-synch this mouse to my computer every few hours. Today, after less than a year, it will not stay in synch for more than a minute. This is the second one I've bought in 18 months. NOT IMPRESSED.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most annoying mouse on the planet.

    • Written by from pinole

    I'm sorry I usually love apple products but this mouse came with my new iMac and I have to say for a graphic designer & video editor this is the worst purchase you could make. I have been forcing myself to try and adjust for the last month to using it and I just can't! There's one too many multitouch gestures/functions on the mouse and with the slightest touch they randomly become active. I have the worst time with drop down menus it randomly throws my web browser into "zoom" mode. And it took me forever to find out how to activate right click which to me should be a standard setting already applied to any mouse. The design of the mouse itself looks lovely. But feels terrible and bulky in your hand. The edges are not smooth. To be honest it feels like your holding a piece of raw edged plexiglass and even for a girl I have long fingers and the mouse doesn't fit into my hand the way i'd like it to. if this didnt come with my iMac I would be bringing it right back to ya'll I can't image someone purchasing this on it's own and being happy with it.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A complete waste of money!

    • Written by from Decatur

    I had this mouse for a couple of days, and it started to hurt my hand. On top of that, it is so unbelievably unreliable and will disconnect randomly. It's just a gimmick, in my opinion.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Very Unreliable Product

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The Magic Mouse is great when it deigns to connect with the computer but most of the time it doesn't, even with batteries that it (eventually) rates at 100% when a connection has been established. If you buy one you will be frustrated by the fact that it continually disconnects or fails to establish a connection. There is no advice that I have read that resolves the problem. It has now become a very expensive artwork on my desk because it fulfils no other function. Save your money until Apple can make it work reliably.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Reliability

    • Written by from San Francisco

    When it works, it is magic. But mine rarely works. And this is the second one I've had. It just isn't reliable. It loses its connection constantly. And it will just turn itself off in the middle of an action.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst mouse I have ever used!!!!

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    I have never seen such a terrible mouse. I need to edit pictures and it's terrible! if there's a detail to edit, the mouse jumps or simply doesn't follow. I hate it!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks aren't everything

    • Written by from Chicago

    While the Magic Mouse is really cool and sleek looking it's a horrible product. I don't know if the Magic Mouse software has changed in the past 2 years but I bought one 1-2 years ago and have been miserable using it ever since. I went back to my regular (not so sleek) wireless apple mouse.

    The Magic Mouse is so jittery and the slightest finger brush across it (lifting your finger off the mouse) sends your document scrolling mindlessly to the left or right; loosing your place.

    I've tried everything to configure this thing so that it works well from the preference settings to third party settings and nothing works. Don't wast your money or you'll get frustrated. Apple, you need to work on the touch sensitive software and do further testing before releasing a product like this. I wish I could get my $69 back. :(

    12 of 15 people found this useful