• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Idea, cool. Ergonomics, fail.

    • Written by from Pittsfield

    I just got Apple's Magic Mouse on Thursday night. I'm a woman with smallish hands, and the first thing I noticed was the awkward feel of the edges of the mouse under my palm. They're not rounded well, and they're not user-friendly to try and get a grip on. The first thing a mouse has to have is good ergonomics, well, after basic click and move functionality. The design on this is very pretty, but it's too low and long to fit my hand comfortably. The scrolling ability that is built into the surface is revolutionary for a mouse, but painful to try to execute on a small curved surface. After just a half hour of use, I felt my wrist aching and numbness in my fingers. It's a gorgeous piece of plastic, but ergonomics sometimes aren't pretty. Back to Apple it goes, 10% restocking fee and all. Sorry, Steve! (I ended up with a Logitech mouse from Best Buy who had a ton of cordless mice to try out in their display aisle. And it was about thirty bucks cheaper.)

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed interface design

    • Written by from APO

    The Magic Mouse seemed like such a nice idea. In practice, while it works well enough, the interface is difficult to use and ergonomically painful.

    For those with even medium hands, the mouse is small. This makes it awkward to hold, and multi-touch support is erratic. The functional button push areas aren't well delineated! Multi-touch responses are invoked by random contact while trying to move the cursor.

    While the uncleanable mini-ball of the previous mouse was a nightmare, it had buttons that reliably generated specific commands. The magic mouse has more options (magicprefs), it's a dice roll which command will be invoked by a given action.

    If you never use the middle button and are a strict adherent of the ever-changing way of Jobs, you might like this. But it's really NOT a meaningful improvement; the touch sensitivity is too unreliable in feedback to give real control.

    This mouse is a DISASTER using Google Earth/Maps. Any attempt to push buttons results in a scroll command zooming your map in unexpected ways.

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Jakarta

    I previously owned a Mighty Mouse and the left-click button failed on me after being used for 3 months. Yes, I probably used it quite rigorously so I accepted this is my mistake (can't blame me for trying to kill those zombies with lots of bullets!).
    After considering carefully, I finally purchased Magic Mouse in June. However, after using it for 3 weeks with "proper" manner, the right-click button is now failing on me. I cannot click the top right corner of the mouse (no clicking sound).
    Don't get me wrong, I love Apple products (in fact, my house filled with them) and this Mouse is designed beautifully. But I have to warn you all that if you are going to use this mouse, you better be prepared to use it delicately.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very short battery life = terrible mouse

    • Written by from calgary

    I have used a lot of mice and athough the magic mouse looks great, it chew through batteries every 2-3 week. I have gone five sets and two mice since I have starting using this mouse before xmas. I use it about 3-4hr/day. I was so frustrated I went to the apple store and they gave me a new one. But the power comsumption was the same. When I went back, they told to turn off the mouse when I'm not using it and buy rechargable battery - terrible workarounds that does not address the drainage issue.

    Mouse response is good, but the my logitech vx is equal response and the battery life much much better. I change out my logitech battery perhap every 8-12 months. I love apple products, but this mouse is a total failure from an enviromental and service prespective. I expected more .

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Magic Alright, Batteries Life Will Magically Disappear!!

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I got a new 27" iMac loaded up just over two weeks ago and my mouse died today. I think it's been 2 weeks and 1 day. WIth terrible battery life and a lack of navigation buttons I can not recommend this product to anyone. Scrolling quickly by flicking is great but try to scroll slow and smoothly. No matter how you adjust the settings it's just not as good as a scroll wheel. This mouse is not for a "real" computer user just the casual internet surfer. Try working in Photoshop, Dreamweaver or any other real application and the Magic Mouse's faults quickly become apparent. I've got all of the latest updates that were supposed to help battery life but it's still just terrible. Having said all of that I just moved from PC to Mac and if this is the worst problem I run into I'm still impressed overall with Apple. As for the Magic Mouse goes though do yourself a favor and buy a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard bundle and skip the Magic Mouse.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great!

    • Written by from irvine

    I really wanted to like this, but it just doesn't seem to work very well, I sometimes scroll all over the place just because my finger just touches the mouse a bit, not very productive for me. oh also, THERE'S NO WAY THAT THE BATTERIES WILL LAST YOU 4 MONTHS. My batteries went down to 71% just after 4 days of use. I'm going back to my mighty mouse, and this is going onto ebay, nice try apple, but this thing is flawed.

    21 of 33 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!

    • Written by from Durham

    I am so frustrated with this mouse! I can't believe I paid so much money for this and now I have to go back to using my old, cheap Logitech mouse, which has stood me well for over four years now. As a grad student, I am constantly writing papers, and as a geek I play Minecraft in my (very little) free time. This brand new mouse is constantly disconnecting itself from my brand new Mac for no apparent reason! What is the point of a mouse that you can't use fifty percent of the time?? I liked the scroll function at first, until I found that, like other reviews said, you have to be super careful because it's so sensitive sometimes that it will flip you back and forth horizontally between pages. I can't even use this mouse to play Minecraft because you can't leave your hand sitting on the mouse or it will respond to the tiniest pressure and start going crazy, scrolling the screens around. And to make matters worse, when it's not being super-sensitive, it is just the opposite: sluggish, jerky, and non-responsive! I have to move the whole mouse and my hand a solid eight inches to get the pointer to move across the screen. I have tried for three months now with this mouse and I'm finally giving up and throwing it out. What a waste of money.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uni-Left-Right Mouse Button Design = EPIC FAIL

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you want constant frustration, than get this mouse.

    Otherwise get one that has separate left and right mouse buttons such as a Logitech or Microsoft.

    This mouse may be called 'Magic' but it comes no where close to being magical in its design and function.

    The uni-button design fails 99% of the time to distinguish between a left and right mouse click and often leaves me frustrated as it would perform a mouse action opposite to what I intended.

    Not worth the price and you're better off getting 2-3 mice for the price of this Apple 'Magic' Mouse.

    I finally ended up throwing it out and replacing the Apple Magic Mouse with a Logitech one that has separate Left and Right mouse buttons.

    Do yourself a favor of not spending the money and experiencing the level of frustration by getting another branded mouse that has a better design and function (separate left-right mouse buttons).

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad in every significant way

    • Written by from Redmond

    I have the Apple mouse, don't know the product number or SKU but it is wireless, no buttons or side scrollers or anything. Cost like 70 USD, if that's any clue.

    The thing is lousy. EATS batteries like it's Shark Week, not for breakfast, merely as appetizer. Secondly, loses connection CONSTANTLY, like every few minutes I need to go into system preferences and try to re-connect, but lately i just give up and switch back to the trackpad (macbook pro). Thirdly, the battery cover is a total train wreck! Impossible to replace back on the unit once you've taken it off (which you need to do every day or two due to the pathetic battery life). It's this little tin plate that's like something made by some stoner kid needing to pass shop class in the final week with at least a C- average or he can't graduate. I mean, THIS is what we're all supposed to wonder and adore as the apogee of 21st century DESIGN and ERGNOMICS and cool efficiency, APPLE COMPUTER CORP?? Total joke.

    (By the way, this review system is also crummy, when you submit it says "Some words in your review cannot be published. Please revise your review" But it doesn't say or highlight which words are verboten! I thought this company is the sine qua non of USER INTERFACE DESIGN! Good for a laugh. I do understand though - when you have 70 Billion cash reserves you don't need to worry about this kind of chickenfeed.)

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Maggie Valley

    I've had this mouse for 2 years. I seldom use it but bought it to compliment the Bluetooth keyboard. It worked ok but I did get annoyed with the gestures. My problem with it is that it stopped working. It connects but will not move the cursor. I took it to the Apple Store and they wouldn't even look at it. Their solution? Buy a new one. They don't repair them only replace them. For $70 I expect it to last longer than 24 months of light use. I usually have good luck with Apple products but not this one. Basically you're just paying for the looks and the logo. Very disappointed. I'll be looking elsewhere for a replacement.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST Mouse EVER

    • Written by from cary

    First the only positive I see is that its very sleek looking, But looks are pointless if the product is unusable.
    The mouse is the most uncomfortable piece of tech Ive ever used. It is painful on my large hands and it so slow it make playing games or doing any kind of quick work impossible. I got it with my new iMac and I threw it in a box and got a logitech that is much quicker and more precise. I love apple but this mouse is a dud

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - Way Too Slow

    • Written by from New York

    Even at the most sensitive and highest power settings the Magic Mouse is far too slow to be used. I had to revert to my Logitech because the Magic Mouse's tracking speeds were so slow. No matter what adjustment I made, It never was a usable mouse. IF there was just an adjustment that could make the tracking speed reasonable but there isn't

    Mine Now sits in a box, ( nice box, the packaging is good ) I used it for about a week, and could not stand it anymore, Horrible Product.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product Apple Makes

    • Written by from Walnut Cove

    This mouse works nicely...when it works. The bluetooth connection drops constantly, I literally have to reconnect it 5 times or more with less than 10 minutes of use. I tried looking to online forums for help, with suggestions ranging from "adding foil between batteries" to "don't move it too much". This is simply a terrible design flaw. I bought a $12 USB mouse and have had no issues with it at all. I would never recommend this product.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor compared to Apple's trackpads and even most other mouses

    • Written by from Wheat Ridge

    The Magic Mouse is anything but. The trackpads on the MacBooks and sold separately are far superior to the Magic Mouse. Apple, please put the optical sensor in the middle of the mouse, not at the front. Every other mouse since the dawn of time has done so. Placing it at the front effectively makes it a pointer, not a mouse, where only the movement at the front of the device is registered. The makes it a radical departure from most every other mouse I've ever used. Having the entire top of the mouse "pinch" down pinches your finger's flesh making it very uncomfortable. Using the gestures on the mouse is hit and miss; much like using gestures on a Wintel laptop trackpad, very inconsistent. The mouse is too thin to be held correctly, and has sharp edges; a serious design flaw where form has defeated function. Yep, it's real pretty. Unfortunately it is an ergonomic disaster. I did not find the motion across a mouse pad to be smooth. In fact I like almost nothing about this mouse. My retina MacBookPro is awesome in almost every way. And still no right-click? This mouse is awful. Apple, when will you create a good mouse again?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hope

    The mouse came with my 1 year old iMac 27",i love that computer to death,but when it comes to that so acclaimed magic mouse...What a piece of junk that thing is.I'm glad it came with the computer and i didn't have to spend 69$for it.The major problem is connectivity,it simply quits working even with brand new batteries in it.When you play games,it can be very frustrating having to switch the mouse on and off a few times to regain connection.I simply had enough of that hi tech thing and went on craiglist to find an old usb cable apple mouse that works like a charm.The magic mouse ended up magically flying across the room and colliding violently with the opposite wall and blowing into small tiny pieces...There goes apple engineering.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's definitely magical!

    • Written by from New York

    Oh so magical…

    While using Google Maps, it magically zooms in and out all the time. Even when you don't want it to! (Especially when you don't want it too!)

    Pages and windows are magically swiped away when you least expect it.

    I wish my magic mouse could magically take me back in time to when I bought my MacPro and make me decide not get it. It's way too sensitive to touch and does stuff you don't want it to all the time. Unless you are really, really careful, Google Maps is unusable with this mouse.

    Other than that, it's great.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst to be used with MacPro

    • Written by from Vernon Hills

    my magic mouse became so slow and buggy, so I attached Bluetooth transmitter that people recommended. NO LUCK! Still buggy. I don't wanna put my MacPro on the desk right next to my head, either!!! Why is there NO SOLUTION?? WHY????

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrist pain

    • Written by from Geneva

    I've never had hand/wrist problems with computer use in my life until I started using this mouse. I've been using it at work for a couple of months now, I kept thinking I just needed to get used to it, but time is up. It's just evil.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    I titled this"Garbage," because that is where my my "magic mouse" is. And not the first one, the second one. These things are cheap, and they are garbage. I wish I could have my $140 back. Apple should be ashamed for putting this product out. And I am NOT tough on equipment, these are just poorly made. Save your money and use the touchpad. It is a good indicator of quality that Apple won't let me use the word C.R.A.P. in this review. What are they worried about?

    9 of 10 people found this useful