• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought my mouse might be defective but apparently not

    • Written by from clearwater

    The more time passes after Job's death, the more apple is showing missteps and poor decisions. It's like the teacher left the room and the students start goofing off and messing everything up.
    Mouse issues - Eats batteries, cover plate falls off a lot and way too easily - seems black tab is not machine spec'd well enough. Hates google maps and other map pages like the MLS - waaaaaaay too sensitive and zooms in and out incredibly fast and unintended.

    But the biggest annoyance is the amount of times per day it disconnects from the bluetooth even as it sits 6 inches away in it's usual spot.
    I am probably going to use my old kensington track ball that's on a usb cord - which should solve all of those problems.

    As an apple user since the beginning, I am really disappointed in the downfall in quality and design it is beginning to take little by little. I guess all good things must come to an end :P

    10 of 12 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.

    9 of 13 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

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, feels awful!

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    The promises that apple makes about this product are true in that this mouse offers very good functionality, that is if you can overlook the extreme discomfort that your wrist is guaranteed to have even after the shortest amount of time with this product. I did enjoy the features that are well designed to mimic the trackpad with OSX however they are not worth the trade off of the wrist pain. After two months, I could not take it anymore and got a $50 Logitech mouse that is extremely comfortable and offers many of the features that the magic mouse offers. They are however in buttons and not in gestures so it does not feel as technologically advanced as the apple controls. I would definitely not recommend this.

    5 of 5 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    • Written by from Courtenay

    I thought that with time I would like and get used to using this mouse, but no. It's harder to maneuver than a normal mouse and yes the added gestures are cool, but they are a little too sensitive and I find myself using them accidentally. Also, using the mouse just feels awkward. It's quite flat, so you are really just resting your hand on top which, again, makes it more difficult to use.
    I hardly ever use my mouse anymore; I'd rather use my trackpad. Needless to say, I'm moving on.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Aurora

    Seems to have a delay when moving the mouse pointer making it difficult to click in a precise point. I've tried changing the speed in the settings but doesn't see to help. Also tried different surfaces. Track pad works better but harder trying to highlight several lines of text quickly.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really cheap feel. Squeaks and feels plasticky.

    • Written by from South Padre Island

    just don't, it is not worth it. Try another brand.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics? Not Hardly

    • Written by from Hebron

    I love the touch capabilities of this mouse and gesture control with the MacBook. But I can't use this mouse for more than a little while. The shape of the mouse looks attractive and modern, but the design hardly caters to the hand. After using the mouse for more than 10 minutes, the hand becomes tires and strained. The low profile makes it difficult to grip the mouse well. Couple that with the fact that it doesn't glide well on most surfaces makes the accuracy poor. My mouse sits in a drawer most of the time and I tend to reach for my Microsoft USB mouse. No gesture controls with the MS mouse, but my hand is rests well and it functions much better, Apple....please redesign this mouse with ergo in mind and I will go back!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointingly Poor Tracking

    • Written by from Green Mountain

    My Magic Mouse came with my new iMac a few months ago, and honestly, has been nothing but disappointing since I began using it. I've experienced very poor tracking with the Magic Mouse, having tried multiple mousepads, surfaces, and positions for using the mouse. Though I love the whole "multi-touch" idea, the poor tracking makes for a disappointing experience, so I can't give a high rating in good conscience.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money! Not a fun mouse to use.

    • Written by from Palm Desert

    I should have listened to the negative reviews and kept my tethered mouse, but I had a cordless mouse before (until I dropped it) which I really liked. This one is very difficult to control. It flies around if I rest my hand on it, which I usually do. I sometimes have to click on buttons multiple times to find the sweet spot and get the buttons activated. It automatically sends me to the dashboard, but when I try to go there, I can't. I find myself wanting to throw it agains the wall numerous times during the day, but haven't yet. I'm considering switching back to the one with a cord, so I don't have to deal with this any more. I really dislike using it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Few other mouses mis the mark so well.

    • Written by from La Canada

    This mouse has a very straightforward design flaw: overloaded input.

    The touch of my finger simply does too much. When I click, the surface senses my skin's position changing, which moves the cursor so I can't select accurately. When I'm scrolling, my finger rarely runs perfectly down the middle of the mouse, so I swing left or right. When I try to click, it might work or it might not, depending on where my finger is on the surface -- which is a problem because I can't *feel* where my finger is on the surface.

    If I had to think of a metaphor for trying to use this mouse it would run along the lines of trying to tap a specific spot on a ball, while balancing that ball on another ball, and moving both balls to indicate where you want the mouse, while trying your hardest not to move any other part of your skin that contacts the entire apparatus.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Pasig

    Do not be deceived, this product is horribly inaccurate and so difficult to hold and use! I regret buying this product and should be selling mine to someone very soon.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ----Great Disappointment----

    • Written by from Castle Hill

    The apple magic mouse seemed like a good addition to my mac, and i bought it to the disappointment of having it drop in and out of service every 10 seconds. (one second its working, next second its not working and have to wait 10 or more seconds for it to reconnect)
    i have gone back to my Microsoft wired mouse, that i have had for the past 5 years...
    although the magic mouse house great features, it needs to be fixed with the connection issues.
    (yes i changed the batteries on it every time this issue occurred).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY can't APPLE make this with rechargeable batteries?????????????????

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    waste of batteries all the time, change every few weeks. Make one that plugs into USB overnight to charge.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is very sensitive.

    • Written by from New York

    I have learned never to edit content directly online, especially when using this mouse. An unintentional brush of the finger tip from keyboard to mouse for example, would suddenly bring me to a new page, unable to recover any of the prior work. If you plan to publish or edit content for the web, always do yourself the favor of editing and saving offline first. This mouse became a reminder of why that is important.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I'm not sure what the thought process was behind putting basic double AA batteries in the "Magic Mouse," but it was a horrible decision. Yes, the feeling and swipe functions are great. However, it runs out of power every 1-2 weeks. It magically eats money and time even with rechargeable batteries.

    Compared to the design and smooth process of the rest Apples products, it just seems clunky. One idea is just to make a mouse-pad that charges it or a little station you place it on at the end of the day. My Braun toothbrush even has this down.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very pleased

    • Written by from Somerset

    I love the horizontal scrolling feature of the mac mice. I decided to go with the wireless this time, since my first non-wireless mouse only lasted a year after the chord started to rip. Well this one is super sensitive and drives me nuts. As a designer, it is always moving my art boards around when I don't want it to, changing web pages with the forward and backward side swiping feature.. it is WAY TOO SENSITIVE. But the biggest disappointment of all is with that this mouse DRAINS THE BATTERIES. I had to change my batteries after only having this mouse for ONE MONTH. Then again after ANOTHER MONTH—not to mention I do shut it off. I will have to purchase rechargeable batteries, but I have had a logitech mouse for an entire year and left it on all the time and NEVER had to change the batteries. Apple makes great computers, but once again disappointed with yet another poorly made accessory from them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware.

    • Written by from East York

    The Magic Mouse has been a bit of a disappointment to me. I bought it to replace an aging Pro Mouse which was still performing it’s single function admirably and without fail. Only when my girlfriend picked up Magic Mouse did I fall for it’s design and versatility. When it’s working, it’s a joy to use. I can even get a month or two out of daily office use on one set of batteries. However too often it looses it’s connection. Often it reconnects after a few minutes on it’s own, but more often I’ve got to track pad my way over to the Bluetooth icon and pair it manually. On a number of occasions I’ve had to delete it’s Bluetooth record completely and re-pair as if the mouse were new. Finally, on one occasion the Magic Mouse remained un-discoverable by Yosemite for two days despite a battery change an multiple power cycles. (Both computer and mouse).

    My bottom line is that I truly enjoy the Magic mouse as a beautifully designed and versatile tool, but I live in fear of reliability issues. Especially during presentations and after battery changes. 2/5 from me. It’s pretty, but it’s made me look unprepared enough that it now stays behind while my MBP and I attend meetings.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but drains loads of battery

    • Written by from Harderwijk

    The functioning of the Magic Mouse is great. It perfectly fits all needs and provides the best mouse alternative to the Magic Trackpad. However, never in my life have I had a product, especially a mouse, that drains battery as fast as this one. I understand that a more capable product requires more energy, but I'm well under way to having to replace the batteries every 3-4 weeks at a normal use. Back in the darker Windows-ages of my life, I had a mouse that could easily work for 4-5 months straight. That's really not what I expect from Apple products.

    3 of 3 people found this useful