• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wonderful for scrolling, but overy sensitive & difficult to right-click

    • Written by from North York

    I really like the touch surface for scrolling and page flipping.

    However I find the mouse generates many spurious events when first grasped, or even if it is just brushed on the side.

    In most applications this does nothing more than cause some spurious scrolling, but in many X11 applications (one of the primary applications I use constantly), these events can cause far more annoying effects.

    It's a little narrow for my big hand and much mousing can give me a cramp in my thumb.

    I also find mine a bit difficult to easily right-click with, and sadly it's only effectively a two-button mouse too. I really need a three-button mouse for serious use, but I am definitely stuck on the smooth touch scrolling.

    It also chews through batteries like crazy. I seem to be putting in fresh new top-end batteries every two weeks. I'll definitely have to switch to rechargeable . Meanwhile my wireless keyboard is still on its first set and claiming they are still almost fully charged.

    If it were a three-button mouse, much more ergonomically fitted to my hand, slightly less sensitive to accidental touches, and if it were as easy on batteries as the wireless keyboard then it would be excellent. I give it two stars only for the touch scrolling, otherwise I would give it zero.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse lacks magic

    • Written by from Estepona

    It chews up batteries. It's heavy. No "pinch" function.

    Why can't "green" apple give us a charging dock for their wireless devices? I use rechargeables, but still they don't hold a charge for that long. Mind you, the previous wireless mouse I used also weighed a ton and had the same appetite for batts.

    As to the weight... the two AA batts add to this. I love my wired mouse because it is easier to move around. Yes, I can use one battery, and get half the time of use...

    It doesn't have the side pinch function that I loved to use to access my widgets.

    On the positive side, the finger gestures are cool.

    But also, some programs — mostly Microsoft — go absolutely crazy with the finger gesture sensitivity. Pages seem to scroll all by themselves, even when I'm not touching the finger gesture area of the top of mouse.

    A good first try, but not ready for prime time.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade from Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Bay City

    This mouse looks great and the tracking of the laser eye is wonderful, however I feel like I have been downgraded from a 4 button mouse to a 2 button mouse. This mouse is virtually useless in many of the apps I use simply due to the lack of a middle click. Should be an easy software based fix if apple ever gets around to it.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit disapointed!

    • Written by from Montreal

    No middle click
    No side click
    Cant use in Bootcamp

    A bit on the heavy side

    Have to press surprisingly hard to click.

    Looks very cool though!

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse ever (until it breaks)

    • Written by from Gainesville

    As someone who depends upon their MacBook Pro for design and video, I've grown so accustomed to the Magic Mouse gestures to control things, even simply navigating a web browser, that using the MacBook's trackpad or having to downgrade to a regular mouse feels like handicapping myself. The functionality is superb.

    But I've been through three of these, my most recent one having just died on me about an hour ago. It's frustrating that for such a great tool, the reliability is horrible, especially at this price. Every Magic Mouse I've had gets the eventual intermittent loss of connection that leads to being totally non-functioning. New batteries don't help. Using only rechargeables or using only alkaline or using only lithium batteries has done no good. Using a third-party charger seems to make the lifespan even shorter.

    I'm going to look into other options. I'm too frustrated to buy yet-another Magic Mouse.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic

    • Written by from maple ridge

    It works perfect my only and biggest complaint is that it's not ergonomic, my right hand hurts and is getting numb.
    Too bad: I love it but if you have issues with your wrists hands or elbow... this ain't the mouse for you. I am returning it

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurry up & upgrade this product & don't buy one until they do.

    • Written by from Hobart

    I love the look, feel & use of this product when it works but I agree with so many other people on this, that it disconnects continuously, only seems to like one brand of batteries & only seems to work with those batteries whilst it is fully charged. As soon the charge seems to drop off it starts disconnecting again. I have searched high & low & tried every different "fix" that people claim to have found. I believe that as soon as Apple creates an upgrade for this product, any Apple consumer that has already bought one these should be able to return the old one and get a free "not so Magic Mouse" in payment for the years of pain & suffering for this intolerable gadget.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    almost great

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    very well designed as many others pointed out, however, there is one enormous glitch: when not using standard apple applications there is a confusion between smart scrolling and zooming. I use Vectorworks which is pretty popular cad software and I notices people using Adobe have the same issues: the scrolling/zooming cannot be controlled and, the worst, it cannot be turned off. So just a slight touch can put your somewhere out of focus and since it is so sensitive it just gets in the way of productivity. I am a small business owner, I got all my employees the smart mouse and after one week they all asked for it to be replaced. So much for that mice.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely when it works

    • Written by from Kansas City

    It works. Then it decides not to, becoming disconnected every minute or two. I hate this device. Unreliable. I've tried two and they did not last, and I cannot figure out why it keeps getting disconnected. Solving problems like this one, via online sources, is time consuming and often unsuccessful, so I don't try anymore. I wish Apple still cared and supported their products instead of relying on customers to help each other.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could say different...

    • Written by from Denham Springs

    I wish i could be one of the ones giving high remarks and review... but sadly not. I am on my second one within my first year of being an Apple customer. Bought it with my 1st macbook Pro. Both of my magic mice I have owned had the same exact problem... constant loosing connection... over and over and over. When you make your living with this thing in your hand... it is so disappointing. I have read these reviews as far back as 2011 and it seems nothing has changed. I have also had all the issues of the sensitivity and it swiping you to another screen without you touching it and closing or exiting an application before you ever touch it. You either hate it... or you love it. I am very close to the "hate it" point. I have to say, I took the first one back to the apple store and they replaced it immediately. I am sure they probably would this one... but who wants to keep going through the same thing!? And then there is those that will tell you to not pay attention to the "negative" reviews... That's a crock of bull. These "negative" reviews are real and they are the truth... as much truth as all the positive ones. If people were going to lie in a review... do you seriously think they would do it on a mouse??? I went into the mall store today and was talking to an apple rep about my issue... his suggestion... buy a Mobee(sp?) super charger so you wouldn't have to worry about batteries. Really? spend another $40??? So I would have to spend over $100 (I spent $69 on the mouse!) just to get a mouse that works??? I cant believe that was his suggestion! I have to say as many others have... this is the only product from Apple that has ever disappointed me. Look... we all love all our other Apple products.. none of us would leave apple and go back to PC over a mouse issue... so why not make a good one!? I don't want another exchange Apple! I want a wireless mouse that works... Please.... pretty please.... pretty please with sugar on top! Can you do that? Will you do that? Can you imagine the change in all these reviews if you did!!?? I ... for one... would certainly come back and do just as i have done here... tell the truth!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much magic on this mouse

    • Written by from Nairobi

    This mouse is problematic, period.

    Scrolling is a nightmare. It responds to the slightest touch and zooms when you don't want it too, scrolls when you don't want it to. And goes mute when you need it to work. You spend too much time just trying to avoid additional touches/scrolling. Sometimes when you scroll, it pops back up to the first page all on its own and does this continuously. When working on a large document or on a deadline, this is not the mouse to use.

    It scratches too easily. I placed a stapled document on its surface (didn't realize) and when I was done reading the document, the mouse had serious scratches on its surface.
    No problem with the design and feel. I actually like those. But I end up more irritated than anything else after a few minutes of using it. The "small" flaws outweigh its usefulness. A mouse should not be the thing that constantly has your attention when you are working. It should enable you to focus on what you are working on and forget about it. Not this mouse!

    Considering how expensive this gadget is, I am sorely disappointed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't ever buy this product if you use Adobe software

    • Written by from Caldwell

    This mouse will drive you absolutely bonkers if you use InDesign or some other Adobe products. It's like trying to navigate a document while in a plane that is experiencing ongoing turbulence. After 4 years neither Adobe or Apple has corrected the issue.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some functions stopped working

    • Written by from Calgary

    I bought this mouse to use with my Macbook. After a few months of use the scrolling function no longer works. I've tried taking out the batteries, re-syncing the device with my computer and nothing seems to work. I when to apple store for help and they refused to believe me. After syncing it with a store computer and the same issues were present the employee just shrugged and said buy a new one, but I can't guarantee it will work any better. Frankly I'm not impressed that half the functions of this mouse don't work.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have tried to like this mouse!

    • Written by from Warwick

    I have 3 of these and they all have the same "mind of it's own" issues. If you are a professional designer who still like to use a mouse this is not the mouse for you...it has too many glitches that cause me headaches in Photoshop and Illustrator.
    Sorry Apple you normally knock it out of the park but not with this product.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Apple quality expected

    • Written by from Akron

    The standard sleek Apple design is great. The accuracy is terribly disappointing. Sure, it eventually gets you where you need, but I'd rather use a cheap $10 USB mouse than this over-priced mouse. I have a Mac Book, iPad, wireless keyboard, am on my second iPhone and have had countless iPods. All of which I love. This mouse is very jumpy and very "slow to get there" when you're centering in on your desired "click" location. It moves speedy and accurately when generally moving, but as soon as you have to slow down a bit to get ready to click where you need, the mouse slows down A LOT and starts jumping. I am extremely disappointed in the quality that I got for the price that I paid. It's just not Apple quality.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Smart Mouse a disappointment

    • Written by from Bend

    The Apple Smart Mouse came with the iMac I purchased. Its low and sleek appearance is impressive. I also liked its fast scrolling speeds and the way you can switch screens with the swipe of two fingers. However, my subsequent use of the Smart Mouse dampened my enthusiasm.

    While the mouse looks good, its all-metal case feels cheap when you pick it up. When you move the mouse across a surface, it also feels noisy and cheap.

    The battery life is very short, lasting only a month or so. I’m accustomed to mouse batteries lasting over a year. I guess the solution here is to turn the mouse off when you’re not using it.

    Every time I tried replacing batteries, the thin metal battery cover would fly off and fall on the floor. Again this did not feel like a $70 mouse.

    I also found the mouse to be too sensitive, even though I used the toolbox to adjust the mouse settings. Often the screen would magnify without warning.

    The Bluetooth would also often cut out, disconnecting the mouse and making it useless.

    Finally, after months of frustration, I replaced the $70 Apple Smart Mouse with a $12 Logitech Wireless Mouse. The latter is more comfortable, more stable, and easier to use.

    I do not recommend the Apple Smart Mouse. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I give it only 2 stars.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Range is terrible

    • Written by from Broken Arrow

    I really wanted to like this mouse (like every mouse Apple has made) but here they just missed the mark. The concept is just Amazing but in use it doesn't work for me. The range is terrible. Unless the mouse is setting next to the computer it "freezes" and skips when you try to use it. also it is VERY small. I have large hands I had trouble gripping it and moving it. If you are a woman who uses the mouse right next the your computer or Macbook this may be a great mouse but for Men or people who have their keyboard and mouse under their desk on a tray or sliding drawer this mouse does NOT work.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!... if you ONLY want to browse the web!

    • Written by from South Freeport

    I'm a designer working almost exclusively with CS products. This mouse has ADD and keeping it task-oriented is awful when I'm working inside InDesign. I'm ready to throw it out the window or drop it in a bucket of hot water. I'm done!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product if your goal is to test the limits of your own patience.

    • Written by from McLean

    If your goal is to test the limits of your own patience, the Magic Mouse is a great product.

    I've come to believe this product is imbued with genuine magic, but none that sets the owner on course towards a life lived happily ever after. There are only dark supernatural forces at work here, of the kind one encounters in movies that eventually drive the recipient to madness and ruin. This shiny trinket that surely originates from the birth place of awful leviathan worked well for a while, although it had a ravenous hunger for batteries from the beginning. Soon a change for the worse over took it and my computing life. After a relatively short amount of time, influences from the hoary nether world made their malevolent intentions clear. With ever growing frequency and magnitude, they taunted me from beyond. The "mouse" which I will call this dark talisman for lack of knowing it's true demon moniker and fear of speaking it aloud if I did, eventually refused to stay connected with clear contempt for me and my computer. Every time I stopped using it for 30 seconds or more, the "lost connection" icon would appear. Once I would have sworn I saw the glimmer of fiery ember eyes and pointy toothed grin mocking me from my computer screen. Occasionally clicking or lifting and setting it down would result in a reconnection. As often as not, I had to toggle the physical switch on the underbelly of the beast to coax it into reconnecting; or I would have to go to system preference and start the pairing procedure from scratch as if it demanded the electronic connection ritual and digital incantation be spoken more and more, to reaffirm it's growing dark dominance. This "thing" seemed to demand more and more of my attention as time passed. Aside from the maddening connectivity issues, the "mouse" began to have latency problems as well, making the cursor travel with lethargy of the possessed across my screen. I purchased the Apple track pad, which I like for specific tasks. It has no connectivity or latency issues. I find it useful for many things, but prefer a mouse for typical activity done in graphic design applications. I like the ability to chose between the two. After suffering the Magic Mouse and the realization it was more trouble than it was worth, the greatest satisfaction from owning the product came when I let go of the $70 bucks I wasted, embraced the loss, and indulged in the cathartic joy that came from throwing the expensive piece of junk against the wall. Give this Magic Mouse a wide berth, and ignore it's siren song, lest ye be tempted to suffer your own similar tale of despair and wretched woe.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    During 8 months of use, battery life has decreased over time. Now, my Magic Mouse requires a battery change every week using alcalines, either Duracell or Everready.

    14 of 21 people found this useful