• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less Than Magic

    • Written by from Hopewell Junction

    Ok, so its pretty to look at, very minimalist and the scrolling is nice. However, I have had the magic mouse for about 2 months now (it came with my new imac) and I have now returned to the $10 case logic mouse I was using prior due to the following issues/ annoyances.
    -Randomly pages back to the last screen you were on when you return your hand to the mouse after typing or just while browsing. Like after I type this review and go to click preview the magic mouse interprets my hand returning to the mouse as a page back command. Very frustrating.
    -Heavy to move around= hand strain.
    -Metal bottom. If so much as a grain of sand gets under the mouse's metal bottom it grates against the mousepad like "nails on chalkboard". Eeeek!
    -Eats through batteries, already had to change them..after 2 mos come on.

    So sad and definitely not what I was expecting from apple or a $70 mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    love it except when it doesn't work!!!

    • Written by from new york

    Left click stops working randomly for long periods of time, comes back when it feels like it. Tried the "trick" of sliding the power button ever so slightly down towards "off" but that stopped working. It is not "found" by bluetooth even when it's working (odd!), and changing the settings under "mouse" doesn't help. (Switching left-click to right click, for example, only makes the left-click not work as a right-click, so then you have two clicks not working.) I love this mouse except when it stops working!!! I've only had it since august (less than three months). Driving me nuts. And I haven't even upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard yet. Cannot recommend it as I see it's very buggy all over the internet forums. Ironically, it's working now, as I click "submit." Poor mouse.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the trackpad instead

    • Written by from Whitesboro

    I have a Magic Mouse that I use at work and a Magic Trackpad that I use at home. The Magic Trackpad is far superior to the Magic Mouse. Gestures are second nature on the trackpad which makes the overall experience of using OSX Lion far more enjoyable. The Magic Mouse is a great mouse, but every day I wish I had a Magic Trackpad at work.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    power consumption is very large .....

    • Written by from Hillsborough

    I've used this mice for over 6 months. The shape and function is better than previous version, but the power consumption is very bad. I need to change twice per month. I hope Apple can improve this point in the next version???

    360 of 363 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sacramento

    I love the idea of this mouse but for me it was physically painful to use. The mouse is very small and flat and is the opposite of ergonomic for my hands.

    Using any of the gestures requied me to curl my fingers under into a sort of claw which after two weeks lead to knots and pain in my shoulder/trapezius and bestowed the name "torture mouse" upon this product.

    My advice - !!!Try one for several days of normal work routines before buying!!!
    In the end I bought the magic trackpad which is much more comfortable for me.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok while it lasted...

    • Written by from Trussville

    When I bought my iMac and pulled the magic mouse out I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Until time passed, more and more problems arose.

    First off, it doesn't let you right-click, second, the bottom of the mouse is rough and it scrapes both the table and underneath the mouse.

    One day it just stopped working all-together. Just stopped. So i had enough, I bought a white Microsoft wireless mouse and it works just as well (maybe even better)

    892 of 960 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    love everything apple except this mouse

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    its not user friendly.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    For College Students

    • Written by from la quinta

    This mouse is quite nice. It is sleek and it is beautiful. However, if you are in college and are debating whether or not to get this mouse, i would suggest no. I bought this and i am rather unhappy with the dual finger swipe options. If you have a laptop, do not get the mouse. Buy lion and use the trackpad. It is better and more convenient. Don't be like me and have it sit near your computer all the time and never use it.

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This does not appear to be among Apples's finest moments. Battery compartment can fall open after a little use. Battery drains fast....It's hard to resist a wireless mouse but Track Pad is a better deal.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomically awful

    • Written by from Moscow City

    The thing is so thin your fingers would heart after about half an hour of actively surfing the web. It doesn't seem so hi-technological when you realize that a product full of such a nice features was just not so well designed. I'd rather buy a Microsoft's ergonomic mouse.

    20 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea. Less than great execution.

    • Written by from Duns Creek

    Don't get me wrong, the IDEA of the wireless Magic Mouse is great. The ability to scroll with just the touch of a finger on its smooth surface is wonderful. Not getting hung up in a cord is terrific.

    Now, if only the little darling would stay connected without me having to use my track pad once or twice a day to "find Bluetooth mouse." And if only the actual mousing experience wasn't so sluggish.

    I'm a graphic designer. The mouse is a precision tool for me. Well, it used to be. With the Magic Mouse it's kinda "well the cursor is NEAR where you want it, isn't that good enough?"

    I think I'd put up with the cord just to have a mouse that stayed connected to my mac, and moved as well as my old mouse on my previous mac. Or maybe I'll just buy a trackball. Yeah, that's an idea. Buy a trackball. Right, over to the store for me...

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice at a price

    • Written by from pickerington

    great once it syncs to the computer which takes a long time.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse

    • Written by from Manchester

    It does everything a mouse has to do. It does it well for being wireless. The only downside which is a real killer for me is the scrolling. It ruins just about everything. It is often unresponsive or simply lags on movement. Without this defect it would be perfect.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great when it pairs

    • Written by from Mayer

    I have had the Magic Mouse for over a year. After six months it started to un-pair. Had trouble with it reconnecting. Sometimes it pairs with another Mac in the next room. Liked all the features of the mouse. Really liked the no wheel. I have a Bluetooth Mouse from Logitech that I use that does not have all these connect problems.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hi-tech but tooooo heavy

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I like all its techs. But it's too heavy for me to remove. My hand gets tired after 5-minute using. And it seems the mouse lacks of human engineering. I feel uncomfortable resting my hand on it.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Impossible in Adobe programs

    • Written by from Orlando

    This mouse is infuriating in Illustrator and InDesign. It will randomly scroll, especially when you're dragging something on your board. It's got some cool features and if you're not using those programs, it's a cool mouse but as soon as you try to do some real work in high caliber programs, it just completely fails. The options should at least have the option to shut off scroll in certain programs.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Work

    • Written by from Fargo

    This is an incredibly innovative product that still needs a whole lot of work. I bought this mouse because I wanted to take full advantage of the finger motions in Lion. As far as the finger motions go this mouse is great. The tracking is smooth and accurate. It is however, the most unergonomic device I have ever used. It feels plain awkward. Unless you're absolutely crazy about finger motions (sadly this is the only mouse on the market that supports them) save your money, and buy a Logitec for half the price.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It could be perfect

    • Written by from London

    I have to say, I love this mouse. The only issue is that it randomly disconnects. It wasn't always this way. It worked flawlessly for the first couple of months, but over time it got worse. Now I every time I wake up my Mac and try to do something it disconnects and then takes a while before it reconnects. I think I'm going to try the Magic Trackpad next.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay i guess...

    • Written by from Maitland

    The mouse has a sleek modern design to it, and I like how secondary clicking is available. But, there is no way to click a mouse scrolling wheel, and that compromises quite a few things I would like to do.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior product

    • Written by from Vancouver

    The design and concept behind Magic Mouse are superb but unfortunately the execution is a clear miss. I am not sure how Apple's quality control segment did not mark this one as a failure. The mouse literally behaves how it wishes from day to day. The scrolling is choppy or hesitates and takes a minute to catch up, but the biggest irritation is when I go to use the mouse and before my hand touches it I have already been sent back to a previously viewed webpage. There is a clear flaw in the sensitivity feature. Sorely disappointed.

    15 of 22 people found this useful