• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics nightmare

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    This is the worst design I've experienced in quite a while. And when I say "design", I refer to UX design, not aesthetics, because the only positive thing to say about this nightmarish piece of hardware is that it looks fantastic.

    There are no buttons on this thing, or rather, there are no tactile buttons. If you dare touch the top of mouse where your fingers are, any number of random things happen; you zoom something, you click something, you swipe-navigate something, or content in the window you're hovering over will dance up and down as daring to rest a finger on the mouse means that you're in the midst of scrolling.

    Eventually you learn that resting any digit on the upper part of the mouse is a big no-no, and you end up in a painful thumb-and-pinkie-grab on the mouse with your three remaining fingers cramped upwards hovering over the mouse. This will eventually cause the muscles in the hand to ache and cramp up, a pain that continues after you've stopped using the mouse.

    Actually clicking with this mouse is also frustrating — this mouse actually has a right button, but you have to mash the mouse so far on the right side for it to register that more times than not, right-clicks erroneously become left-clicks.

    Also, the battery cover on the bottom keeps falling off.

    Worst. Design. Ever. I want to destroy this mouse with a hammer.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great in Some Respects but Expect Frequent Disconnects

    • Written by from Lincolnshire

    I've owned this mouse for several years and basically I like the bluetooth aspect because it frees up a USB port on my Macbook Air 2012. I like how I can move from OS X space to the next and back with a two-finger swipe. But there's a downside too.

    The downside is that the mouse disconnects and you'll get the "Connection Lost" message in the center of your screen. While the message automatically goes away, you have to click and/or double-click to restore the connection. This happens multiple times per day. The reflex is part of my nervous system now, but it's always accompanied by some frustration with the mouse. Surely Apple can do better.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever!

    • Written by from Oxfordshire

    I like to use this mouse in Photo Shop and in Auto Cad. Very frustrate I must say.

    The problem is that because all the upper part of the mouse is sensitive and also scrollable, whenever my index finger tough the upper part, it changes the size of my screen and/or icons, because you know, being a designer, your left fingers usually on Control Key or Command key. This cause a great deal of frustration. Sometimes I just want to bin this freaking so-called Magic Mouse.

    Need to make only the middle-upper part of the mouse scrollable. Not all upper part of the mouse.

    Only Apple can do that.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice piece of tech

    • Written by from Austin

    I see a lot of crabby reviews here and, while I understand them, I absolutely don't agree.

    I've used a ridiculous number of mice in my career--three button, two button w/ and w/out scroll wheels, two button with side buttons, wired, wireless, laser, mechanical, you name it--and this is the only one that I've sought out to purchase again. All the rest, it's mostly six of one, half-dozen of the other, but this one has functionality that keeps me coming back and style that makes it a pleasure to see on my desktop.

    Some folks complain about the size--yes, it's flat. You know what? That makes it so much easier to bring with you; you can tuck it into a pocket, or slip it into a slot in your laptop bag. I have never had repetitive stress issues while using my Magic Mouse, which I certainly can't say for many of the other mice I've used. I find the weight wonderful; it gives it a heft and sense of solidity that most mice simply don't.

    Some folks complain about the functionality. Personally, once you're able to slide sideways and go back and forth between web pages with a simple swipe, it's very hard to go back. It sounds like such a little thing, but the amount of mousing it saves you, having to move the cursor to the "Back" and "Forward" buttons, or having to take your hands off the mouse to hit Alt-right arrow on the keyboard, is really significant.

    The only reason I don't give it a higher score is that because it uses Bluetooth, if you have a lot of Bluetooth devices, they can interfere with the Magic Mouse. Not other Apple devices natch, but for example I have a Motorola BT headset; this can interfere with my mouse.

    But otherwise? A very nice piece of tech.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly drops connections

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    Hundreds of articles on how to fix this; but none that actually do.

    Mouse goes crazy with some sites, like Google maps.

    Overly sensitive on the edges.

    Just a constant frustration.

    Worst Apple product I own.

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Issues Are Dreadful

    • Written by from Hartlepool

    Lovely device, but only when it works.
    Not sure at all why support threads are littered with connection problems and still no solution.
    Changed battery types, peeled back battery sleeving and even a brand new macbook pro and a brand new magic mouse still suffer infuriating connection issues.

    Not a good product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever.

    • Written by from Brampton

    My magic mouse just came in the mail and seeing the reviews on youtube i was very excited to use it. it is just how most people disscribe it, Amazing. it is light weight, comfortable to hold and has a amazing. If you ever consider buying a regular usb type mouse over this, you should reconsider because this mouse may be expensive but it is 100% worth the money.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking can be inconsistent

    • Written by from Houston

    When it works, this is the best mouse on earth — it is small and functions both as a mouse and a track pad. However from time to time it hesitates as it tracks making it very annoying to point at a small object on the screen. Do a search on line as this is a common problem. I even found two of the mice in an Apple Store to have the same problem.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse

    • Written by from Mahwah

    I love the Magic Mouse. I have had mine for close to 5 years now. It is the most versatile mouse in the industry. I would not give it up for anything.

    My mouse initially disconnected a few times a day till I found an article via a Google search. I put paper inside the battery cover and the problem went away. For the past 3 years, I have been using it without the paper with no battery disconnects.

    My only complaint and the reason I gave it four stars, is that I have to replace the batteries at least once a month. I wish the batteries on the Magic Mouse lasted as long as the batteries on bluetooth keyboard.

    I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

    7 of 7 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great features, poor quality

    • Written by from Rancho Santa Margarita

    I like this mouse. I really do. It does what I want it to do when it does what I want it to do.

    The bluetooth is not reliable. It constantly disconnects and connects. Several times a minute.

    I have looked everywhere and done everything to fix the problem - even put paper in the battery tray to keep them in place and still it's just a piece of junk

    Apple says - make sure there aren't other blue tooth devices close by.


    So you want to have Apple products in an office environment, but somehow you can't have more than one Magic Mouse within 10 feet of each other? Is that really reasonable?

    If I knew these problems were going to be so persistent I would not have spent as much money as Apple demands - which is pretty pricey.

    I expect better from Apple, but with every Update and every Apple product I get, the quality continues to lower their reputation.

    I don't buy Apple products expecting Microsoft results.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from Nepean

    Bought this product a few years ago when I bought my Pro with Retina, and the mouse was glitchy from the start. It randomly disconnects and you have to smack it on the desk for it to reconnect. Recently, I watched a Youtube video on how to take it apart and check to make sure the ribbon was properly connected. Did that, reconnected it, and it worked for about a week and now it does it's own thing. Terrible product and I told Apple but they wouldn't accept an exchange within the one year "warranty". Buyers beware.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Crofton

    I read most of the reviews, good and bad. I decided, despite the bad reviews, that I would go ahead and purchase the Apple Mouse. Having had many Apple products, I knew that their stuff was first rate. I was not disappointed with the mouse. I think it is terrific. It is my second week of using it, and I have not one complaint!

    4 of 5 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps disconnecting

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    The most annoying, worthless and expensive mouse I have ever owned. When it works, it's pretty awesome. But this mouse keeps disconnecting. Some days, it just disconnects and I need to reboot my laptop to get it working again. Other days, it just disconnects and directly after that connects again. Sometimes, it works without any problems.

    I would not recommend this mouse to anyone and I'm thinking of buying another one.

    For this price, you would expect a working mouse...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! until it loses signal.....

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I live and breathe Apple products. This is now my second one (first one was great). This mouse is a diamond in the ruff......when it works. More times than not, it loses signal, which makes me lose ability to work or want to work. I kid you not, when a mouse loses signal 3 times per minute at minimum, it's really hard to get anything done. Not sure if something is wrong with this specific one or what, but I would definitely not recommend the wireless one to anyone considering this experience.

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical, yet expensive

    • Written by from Singapore

    This mouse is another excellent product released by Apple, and characteristically it is expensive. It's a great product, all the features work very fluently. Scrolling is very intuitive and responsive, and while it's not a gaming mouse it does't perform too bad while playing games. It's also compact, and it just looks great in general, but it does't live up to the 70 dollar price tag...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionality < Looks

    • Written by from Richmond

    I like how the mouse looks, but simply put, its functionality does not match its elegance. Firstly, it's overly thin, making it very uncomfortable to use over long periods of time, and when you have the gestures on (which is necessary to make full use of this $70 mouse and get your money's worth), you cannot have both your index and middle fingers resting on the left and right click key at the same time, because it will activate the gesture to swipe your page left or right. Furthermore, because the left click and right click buttons are not clearly defined, it is very common to have your right clicks registered as left clicks. All this became especially apparent when I bought a Logitech M705. I was going to return it, because I found the scrolling slightly awkward, when I found myself honestly unable to revert to the Magic Mouse. The comfort and functionality of the Logitech M705 surpasses the Magic Mouse greatly, and knowing that I had to do an animation (which would require a lot of time on the mouse) I could honestly not fathom using the thin and uncomfortable Magic Mouse. Another short point that everybody might not relate with, would be the lack of macro buttons. Some would argue that the macro buttons are made up for by the gestures, but the gestures aren't actually programmable - they are preprogrammed. This is unlike macro buttons, which can be programmed to do every gesture on the Magic Mouse as well as open files, open applications, perform commands, and more still. Overall, I am genuinely dissatisfied with this product, and in my personal opinion, for $70, you can find yourself a much nicer, more functional and more comfortable mouse... my Logitech was only $40 on sale ($60 MRSP).

    4 of 4 people found this useful