• 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

    Disaster for Designers

    • Written by from Bozeman

    At first I loved this mouse, it is very light and easy to move, You can scroll, pan, swipe great idea! Then I used it for work inside Adobe CS and Cad software. You have to be incredibly careful, any light accidental touch on the mouse sent my screen panning to the left or up and down. This mouse might be great for folks who naturally keep all of their fingers in the air above the mouse so as not to accidentally touch it, but I like to work with a relaxed hand. Sure, you can adjust the settings in preferences and turn the swipe/pan functions off, but who wants to do that 3 or 4 times a day. I have had it now for 2 months and it is still driving me crazy, and is hurting my productivity.

    733 of 757 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Drop on anything

    • Written by from sarasota

    it will fall apart. I've now replaced three. But no more.

    595 of 614 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

    Great idea. Poorly executed.

    • Written by from Poulsbo

    Because I appreciate the careful and honest reviews of others, I will detail my experience as follows: I was very exited about this new mouse mainly because the scroll ball on my Mighty Mouse is quite lame. I tried the Magic Mouse at a local Best Buy and though it seemed a little awkward, I hoped I might get used to it at home with my own set-up, so ordered one from Apple. I received it today and after about 30 minutes of Photoshop work, my hand began to cramp quite a bit. My excitement about this new device began to cramp as well. There are a combination of design issues that contribute to ergonomic problems: 1. The low profile gives you practically nothing to hold on to, forcing the use of a flatter hand, which provides less control. 2. The aluminum sides are very slippery and are curved down and inward which causes the mouse to slide away just a little as you press either the left or right buttons while trying to hold the mouse in place. This is amplified by the very slick bottom rails (which, had the body not been so slippery, would be a good thing). 3. The click mechanism is a bit stiffer than on the Mighty Mouse - taking more effort to push and combined with the slippery grip, creates more hand stress. The combination of these issues makes for a very uncomfortable design. Others might like it (and I tried my best) but if you order one, don't be surprised if you soon want to return it. I'm glad the designers had fun making it look pretty but IMO they should have kept the Mighty Mouse shape, ditched the scroll ball and added touch capability. The customer service agent was first rate in handling my return promptly.

    372 of 444 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Mouse Issues

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    Well, I am back to using my good old "plug in" mouse. At first I liked not having a cord but after the first month or so of using it, it began losing connection with my Mac. It jerks around the screen and hasn't been very reliable. Every time I begin to use it, the screen scrolls down and I need to make adjustments. Today, it lost connection again and after turning it on and off, changing the batteries, etc., the arrow was frozen in time. Maybe when Apple makes improvements on the product, I will give it another try but, for now, my "plug in" will be my first choice.

    290 of 297 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Pixie Dust Here with Magic Mouse - Stick with $10 Mouse

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Having been a loyal Apple enthusiast for quite some time, I have to admit that I hesitated a bit in buying the Magic Mouse owing to all the negative reviews it had received out there. But, again being a loyal Apple enthusiast, I bought it.

    I encountered, like many, the connect/disconnect issues on a daily basis, but I didn't find this all that annoying ... the critter had to take a break I guess. What really frustrated me beyond anything was the unpredictable "pauses" the thing would take while I was designing or simply browsing. The cursor would just very briefly yield to nothing while your hand was in the middle of moving the mouse across the design or something. Imagine for a second that you were clipping an image, erasing a fine line, or simply moving to click a button ... and suddenly your cursor is not where you're expecting it!

    I will not buy this product again. It has wasted much of my time, and really disappointed ... I really expected more from Apple ... at least a mouse that works as well as a $10 one.

    242 of 256 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse loses connection frequently

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This mouse interrupts my work frequently by losing its connection to my 2011 iMac. Fresh batteries don't help. Very annoying.

    186 of 192 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is way too sensitive

    • Written by from San Angelo

    I at first was thrilled with the Magic Mouse, now it just drives me crazy when it scrolls for seemingly no reason. I am not even scrolling with the finger on the top of the mouse, but where I stabilize it and move it. All of a sudden I am somewhere else completely on my multi page documents, or when I am isolating a photo in Photoshop. I wish there were more controls besides if you want a secondary button or if you want to use gestures. I want my old fashioned Dell mouse. I am a total Apple fan, except when it comes to this horrible mouse, I even liked the "hockey puck" mouse.

    188 of 197 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life is miserable (1 set of Duracell per month)

    • Written by from Saint-Bruno

    I'm using this mouse at work (mon-fri, typically 38h/week).
    I like the gesture capabilities and design.
    However, the battery life is really poor!
    Since I have it (a little more than 3 months), I had to change the batteries 3 times.
    How come is the battery life so short??
    I'm using a Logitech mouse on my PC and have a battery life of at least 6 months!

    Please Apple, do something regarding battery/energy stuffs. I though the iPhone 4S was the only device with battery life issues.... :(

    175 of 182 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Lexington

    The touch technology is great, but when is Apple going to consider ergonomics in their mouse design?

    172 of 181 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wait justa Magic Minute!

    • Written by from Englewood

    Great look! The Multi-Touch functions are nice but it's not very comfortable to rest your hand upon. The biggest deal breaker for me is the lack of Dashborad and Expose! Two functions I use alot, so as cool as it may be its not truly an upgrade. I think I will be returning mine.

    202 of 282 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get used to

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I don't own this mouse, but use it constantly in college, and I must say, although it looks ergonomic, I find it too small and heavy. The pads on the bottom get dirt constantly, which makes the movement stutter. The other problem I had, is that the surface is very sensitive, you need a whole new approach for moving, and clicking. The swipes are great, but the surface is sticky, so you need to clean it constantly. I wanted to buy this mouse, before I started using it, because I really wanted to free up a USB port (The only 2 USBs on the MBP are a joke), but this is just too expensive, and not worth it for me, I would rather go to a wireless, but not multitouch mouse!

    122 of 127 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would love it but ...

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    ... it will not stay connected to my computer. I have the newest Macbook and all the new software with this new mouse so it should all work great, right? Well I've replaced the batteries 3 times in the last 2 weeks and it still loses connectivity for no reason. If I bump it against the desk at all it loses it. If I'm moving too quickly from page to page it loses it. Every time that "Connection Lost" pops up on my screen it infuriates me. I love the functionality of it and find it very useful for my daily work, but I'm not putting up with it anymore. I just ordered a Logitech trackball.

    117 of 124 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Battery Life Disappeared overnight like MAGIC

    • Written by from Goodna

    I'm pretty happy with the Apple Magic Mouse (all the function) swiping which is cool to have. But for something that cost $75AUD retail would it be good to have longer battery life? Don't you think? Battery Life Disappeared just like the name MAGIC.

    113 of 116 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse - OUCH!

    • Written by from Morgan Hill

    I love Apple products and I love what this mouse can do. Unfortunately it has some major problems. The sensitivity is such that it can scroll or zoom without provocation, but more importantly, it seriously lacks in the ergonomics department. I also find the mouse to have tracking problems, often dropping whatever you are trying to move. I've learned to get somewhat better at this with a lighter touch, but since when does one need to "learn" how to move a mouse? I've worked on computers for well over 20 years, Macs only, and in all that time I have never encountered discomfort. I'm now seeing an orthopedic doctor, and the pain in my wrist is awful. Each morning and each day is an exercise in pain. I hope the track pad works better. Two stars for what it does Apple, but please address how it does it.

    110 of 116 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not Last!

    • Written by from Newfane

    I loved the new Magic Mouse, and it seemed much better than the Mighty Mouse. problem is, just recently when changing the batteries the left click does not work anymore. The scroll and the right click work, but now left click, unless I keep clicking it. Now I am back using my Mighty Mouse and use the Magic Mouse to scroll. The thing is, it is after the one year warranty, which stinks since I would not have it that long. I would have given 5 stars if it still worked properly, but it would seem these mouses do not last that long. :(

    105 of 108 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If is working is good, but....

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    whatever I'm trying to do just get disconnected randomly.
    Works for hours, and suddenly is like dead (Disconnected - message on the screen) again is connected, again disconnected... you got it...
    It is frustrating and should be a recall from Apple - looks like thousands are dealing with same issues.
    Not recommended to buy!

    100 of 104 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried . . . I really tried

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My Logitech Revolution mouse was crapping out, and saw my window to add another Apple product to my desktop. So, I reluctantly changed up my mousing workflow to try the Magic Mouse. Not only was it uncomfortable (the crisp edges dug into my fingers), but this mouse is way to prone to ghost gestures--scrolling and clicking when your hand hits the wrong place. It's going back in the box, and back to the store, and my Logitech is coming back out of the garbage. Trust me, it isn't an easy decision, but this is one thing that Apple has not mastered.

    101 of 110 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Already returned it.

    • Written by from Mountville

    I owned the Magic Mouse for a grand total of 8 days, and back it went. My thoughts echo that of the majority of other users: great looks, bad usability. Here are my gripes...

    - Its profile is too low to use other than your fingertips when mousing, and there's no hump to rest your wrist on.
    - Tracking is way too slow, requiring my arm to get involved with mousing. Using a mouse for me has never meant more than wrist action. I pray for those with 24" displays or larger. You can download third-party software to crank up the speed, but I shouldn't have to do that with a $70 mouse, should I?
    - The clicks and the scraping sound on the desk are louder than the average mouse.
    - My desk has a birch veneer, and the cursor can get stuck or skip when pointing. It's got better performance than a standard optical mouse, but I've used cheaper laser mice with greater accuracy. A mousepad may be required for better accuracy/noise control.
    - Swipe gestures didn't always register, requiring a second or third try.
    - I believe the aluminum-looking underside is plastic, by the way. While this may be necessary for proper function, I just thought I'd make a note of it it as I haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere.
    - Not recommended for those already used to multi-button mice. It's a fine upgrade if you've only moused with previous Apple pointing devices.

    So what DID I like about it? Aside from the looks, the touch-sensitive top was an absolute dream. Flicking a webpage up or down like you're flicking on an iPhone is a pleasure to use on the desktop. But it simply can't save the overpriced and underperforming Magic Mouse.

    92 of 109 people found this useful