• 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

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from York

    To sensitive for the zooming feature. Cannot adjust or disconnect the zoom. (Yes I have tried everything). Happens on maps and other graphical screens. Going out and buying a new mouse.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Mouse

    • Written by from Kettering

    Dear oh dear, have been using PC's for a long time with many different off the shelf mice (plural) and price ranged from £12 to £50, the top end were not much better in performance than the cheaper ones in my view except for look and feel. I moved to an iMac at home, a macbook pro and bought the magic mouse for £59. OMG, from day one it was awkward, massive battery hunger and I ended up smashing the thing to bits in my office in front of somebody after yet another mouse lockout. This was after about 5 months of agonising use. Plugged in a £10 logitech mouse from Asda and 10 months later no problems and just one battery change.

    Rubbish product and these reviews that give it 5 stars and state its excellence are complete horse manure

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very slow!!!

    • Written by from south riding

    just received my IMAC 27...mouse is visually very appealing but when using on a 27'' screen it is very slow...I changed the tracking speed to the fastest but still it is slow...if I need to go from top of the screen to the apps at the bottom of the screen or from one side to the other side, I have to make two moves , because cursor won't move from one side to the other side in one move...I need to drag it on the mouse pad twice to get the cursor to the edges of the screen....I am very happy with my Microsoft mouse 5000.....FOR PPL WHO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE BIG SCREEN I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Microsoft 5000 mouse...with a small move of your wrest you can easily move the cursor from one end of the screen to the other end, gives you a very easy navigation...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for serious graphic designers

    • Written by from Farmington

    Have you tried using this mouse when you're in Illustrator? It's all over the place. I cannot use the Apple Magic Mouse for design and have switched for the trackpad. It took a little getting used to but I use it daily now and have never looked back. When I need to be even more precise I use a Wacom tablet. Apple just can't seem to make a good mouse...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    you're gorgeous...

    • Written by from Victoria

    ... but it's just not working out. you're way too unpredictable. I'm afraid I'm ditching you for your friend logitech m510. Seriously - I've been trying to use this mouse for work for the past 3 months and I just can't take it any more. Way too sensitive when working in illustrator or InDesign. You're zoomed in trying to move an object precisely and Magic mouse decides to go for a run to the opposite side of the page - really really frustrating. Maybe it's me and not you?????

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Chandler

    Very hard to use. Horizontal scroll, really? NOT USEFUL! So annoying.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool but needs some nerve

    • Written by from Weston

    Looks really great and most of time it works.
    But it behaves crazy when I am using maps and power points. Looks like it has a brain, it can scroll or zoom in automatically. I am really crazy some times.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointing

    • Written by from Highland

    In a nutshell, it was unusable. In almost 30 years of buying Apple products, it's the only one I've had to return because of its dismal performance. It's hyper, hyper sensitive and causes the mouse to zip all over the screen at will. It was a tracking nightmare.

    I tried for a few weeks to get accustomed to it, but it behaved erratically from day one and never stopped. By the end, I was ready to pull my hair out.

    I look forward to the day when Apple retires this version and releases a reliable, stable Magic Mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Majic Mouse (hmmph)

    • Written by from PARA HILLS

    I bought the I mac a few months ago and I found the 'magic' mouse rather flimsy and too sensitive and frustrating to use. I would be looking at a page, move the mouse to do something and the page would magnify and to get it back to normal (because tapping the mouse didn't work) I would have to close the page and reopen it, or if I moved the mouse it would slide the page over to another page . It was extremely frustrating. I have had to change 2 batteries in the 'magic' mouse every 3 to 4 weeks, took the mouse back to the shop I purchased it from - they were going to send the mouse away to be repaired until I stood my ground and demanded a replacement as per the law here, the replacement mouse has proven to be as bad as the original in all aspects. I have now gone back to using a Logitech mouse which is easier to use and uses 1 AA battery with an expected lifetime of around 12 months going by past experience.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • 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

    absolute junk

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    This is the second apple magic mouse in one year, that has completely quit. I change the batteries and it simply does not go back on. Tried multiple batteries. I replaced the first one at the crazy price apple charges, and five months later, it just stops. One would assume that since it is one of the priciest mouses on the market the quality would be great. No so. I still love apple, but they are making it harder and harder to love them, over time. God, I miss Steve Jobs!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    reliable connection from up to 33 feet away? Totally bogus

    • Written by from Portland

    I recently purchased this mouse from Apple along with a new mini for my home theater setup thinking I would receive a "reliable connection from up to 33 feet away". My surfing sofa is 13 feet away with an unobstructed line-of-sight to the mini. Occasionally from 13 feet I actually do receive a normal mouse like experience, however 95% of the time it is what must be like surfing on quaaludes. You know, you move the cursor and 2 seconds later it moves, or a slight touch to scroll results in either light speed to the top or to the bottom of the page. I am typing this review from 7 feet away and it works flawlessly, but........APPLE, IT IS NOT FROM 33 FEET OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO THAT AND IT WORKS LIKE THE KIND OF STUFF I PICK UP AFTER MY DOG. I do not want to have to spend time and energy taking this back to the happy concerned faces at the local Mac store. That is not part of the grand bargain which is..... you tell the truth in your marketing and I buy your products, we both win and I do not find myself writing unpleasant reviews. Incidentally, this is the second of 2 wireless mice I have purchased from Apple. The first one with the little cute roller ball that gums up did not work either.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, expensive to operate

    • Written by from Lake Jackson

    I have a very hard time controlling the movement of the cursor with this mouse. There is no control for allowing it to respond to more subtle movements. My cursor jerks around the screen, whizzes to the end of long documents and catalogs of photos when my hand barely touches the device. Totally uncontrollable. And, yes, I have looked at all the possible settings. There are none that help.

    Moreover, this mouse eats batteries. They last an unbelievably short time even when I turn it off between each session. My last set of Duracell alkaline "Ultra Power" batteries lasted less than 60 days. I feel certain that this mouse is either not functioning as it should or is just a poor design from the start. I hate to waste money at the Apple Store. I expect to get the best there. I did not in the case of this product.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, feels nice, but is a pain in the you know what!

    • Written by from Cody

    While this mouse is great due to its bluetooth connection, the battery life is so short and thus too frequently it losses connectivity. Doesn't seem to matter if one turns it off in between use. Come on, Apple, you can do much better!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    • Written by from Denver

    I love apple products, but this is the worst experience I have ever had. The battery life is horrible and it takes a very long time to register the mouse when you turn on/wake up the computer. I usually get a message that says a mouse has not been detected and then it will finally detect it. I do not advise buying this product. I am very disappointed that apple would make such a horrible product.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly disconnecting

    • Written by from Lewisham

    I have had problems since I got it. It's fine when it works but it stops working at 10% battery & has had trouble connecting since I got it out of the box.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly disconnects **DO NOT BUY**

    • Written by from aberdeen

    Ive had this mouse since it came out and numerous times it has randomly disconnected from my iMAC. I am beyond frustrated with this product and I would NOT recommend this product to anyone. **DO NOT BUY**

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Fort McMurray

    Did not like this mouse at all!! Had high hopes for it because I absolutely LOVE my MacBook Pro.. It was slow and the mouse hardly moved around the screen.. I thought it was because of the surface I was on but I moved to several different surfaces and it was the same for all of them, not happy because the mouse is expensive too!

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!!!

    • Written by from East Wenatchee

    This mouse is horrible. It looks pretty, I'll give it that, but theres not much else to say for it.

    The surface on the bottom of the mouse is horrible, makes a scraping noise on whatever surface you use the mouse on.

    No dark field laser, so can't use it on a glass desk without a mousepad.

    Ergonomically it is horrendous - will certainly cause carpal tunnel in no time.

    You can't rest your hand on the mouse like you can with normal mice. If you do, you will get sporadic scrolling and zooming. This requires you to basically hold your whole arm up in the air to operate the mouse. Even resting a single finger on the mouse will cause random scrolling issues.

    20% of the time the scrolling doesn't even respond for a few seconds.

    Overall this mouse is plain unsafe to use, unless of course you like chronic pain in your arm for the rest of your life.

    Buy a magic trackpad instead, they're great!

    15 of 19 people found this useful