• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by from edmonton

    This mouse is great for casual use. It's responsive and has a very large touch-surface, which makes it fantastic for word processing and web browsing. The battery life is also excellent; I can last for a few months with one set of batteries.

    However, it's very unreliable and uncomfortable for prolonged use. It's small and not ergonomic, so one needs to hold it in a claw grip for best control. Accidentally brushing the surface often registers as a scroll, which is irritating. It also *very* frequently confuses right click with left click. The bluetooth connection is also intermittent and occasionally hiccups. This last point is a personal quibble, but the mouse feels too weighty and hard to drag given its size and responsive touch surface.

    It's a great stylish mouse, but offers very little control, precision, or comfort. This means it's good for infrequent or casual use (no gaming, professional creative apps, etc), but if using it this way, why spend this much on a mouse? Unless you love the look and feel, I'd skip this one.

    75 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's alright..

    • Written by from Hsinchu City

    Yes, the touch technology is great, scrolling and finger motions works great, but when using this mouse.. it just doesn't feel right, perhaps too flat and long.

    8 of 13 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

    Just get a plain mouse....

    • Written by from WOODBURY

    Reconsider purchasing this mouse----it seems cool, but don't be fooled. I have stopped using my magic mouse and went for old-fashioned wired mouse. Has problem connecting half the time, and other times does not work at all on some games. Please, Apple, improve this seemingly awesome product!!!

    57 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks good, but...

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    it's way too sensitive. I just want a mouse that works like a mouse. Pages zoom and scroll just moving your finger slightly and while holding the mouse. It is a very frustrating experience. I've tried adjusting settings to no avail.

    11 of 13 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

    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

    Not very good at all

    • Written by from WARRAGUL SOUTH

    I have stopped using mine as it erratically loses connection. Its much better to use a wired in mouse that is available all the time!
    It looks and feels beautiful though.

    11 of 12 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 bother with this mouse

    • Written by from Englewood

    don't waste your money. the pointer jumps around, skips and is absolutely impossible to use if you require any sort of precision, as with programs like photoshop, final cut, etc.

    additionally, i've spent a significant amount of time searching support and message boards to find out what the problem is, and evidently apple has been completely unresponsive to MANY similar complaints about this mouse.

    this was a complete waste of my money.

    55 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses connection constantly

    • Written by from Watertown

    When it works, it's a great mouse. But it is overly sensitive and loses connection constantly. Then it takes minutes and minutes to get reconnected. It is a total pain. I would rather a wired mouse than this one. Waste of money.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't drop it

    • Written by from Tempe

    The Apple Magic Mouse has so far proven to be a pain to use, primarily because of its bluetooth connection, which is tenuous in the extreme. Since its sensitivity is so low, I have to constantly pick up the mouse and set it back down on the mouse pad, and when I do so my Mac loses connection to it. And if you fumble and drop it off your desk, even onto a thickly carpeted floor like I have in my room, it will again lose connection. All of which would be fine if it would just reconnect no problem, but instead I have to wait 5 minutes while my computer searches for a mouse, and finally finally reconnects. Terrible for work, worthless for gaming.

    Never ever buy this mouse, get a logitech mouse instead. Way more expensive than it is worth.

    41 of 64 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy!

    • Written by from La Crosse

    After approx. 1 month of use, the right click sensor in the mouse wore out. Product Quality is lacking it's former strength. This mouse is overpriced, and NOT worth the money.

    21 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have tried to like this mouse!

    • Written by from Warwick

    I have 3 of these and they all have the same "mind of it's own" issues. If you are a professional designer who still like to use a mouse this is not the mouse for you...it has too many glitches that cause me headaches in Photoshop and Illustrator.
    Sorry Apple you normally knock it out of the park but not with this product.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rechargeable batteries won't work?!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this mouse a while ago, and I have some alcaline batteries and it worked fine. But I had to change them, and of course, it is essential to me that I can use rechargeable batteries. Well, they DO NOT work in this mouse!!! I tried two sets, and they worked perfectly in my other mouse (logitech, not apple) and my other electronic devices. How does that even make sense?? Anyway, I hope to speak to somebody about fixing this because if it won't work, I don't see the point of having a mouse with batteries if I can't use rechargeable ones. What a waste!

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest

    • Written by from Regina

    The mouse is amazing compared to anything else out there, I love the idea of what you can do with it. The problem I have with the mouse is the tracking, I use a hard surface mouse pad and it lags and jumps terribly, very difficult to control, played with the speed settings many times but the mouse is still difficult to use. I have tried it with different types of mouse pads with the same results. I don't want to go back to using my old mouse but this Magic Mouse needs some work Apple. The bottom of the mouse is the problem, poor design, or material.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from MEMPHIS

    Problems with the magic mouse constantly losing connection. Came with my new Mac
    in Dec. 2011, has gotten progressively worse. Please tell me that after 2 years it has improved.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited gesture support on Snow Leopard

    • Written by from Madison

    I'm an interactive media student (basically a design, media production, computer science major) and I've been doing design work on my macbook pro's trackpad. I love being able to work on projects with the gestures at my fingertips, but I needed the precision of a mouse. I thought I could get the best of both worlds with the Magic Mouse. I went to the Apple Store to test out the mouse, but I have Snow Leopard and all the display computers had Lion. I really wanted test out the gestures on my OS and software, so I bought it, knowing I could return it.

    Well, I'm returning it. As an overpriced mouse, I expect it to be above average in all categories. When I first used the mouse, the precision was appalling. I fixed the tracking in system preferences; now I would rate the precision as mediocre. My primary qualm with the product is its gesture support. Even in system preferences, you can't add more gestures, leaving you with scrolling and swiping left and right. Basically, the Magic Mouse has the same functionality as a standard mouse with a scroll wheel and buttons on the side. I then compared the gestures to that of the trackpad. Results: trackpad executes gestures flawlessly, mouse was not accurate (moving around within a 2d image does not work so great).

    For how much you pay, I'm disappointed by the outrageously priced charger and the poor ergonomic design. I also dislike the hard metal on my desk--I'd prefer the soft plastic pads on other mice.

    I'm sure Apple will one day make this mouse worth buying, but until then, I'm going to use a mouse at half the price and equal functionality that feels better to hold. I just can't justify paying more for something that I genuinely feels works less, despite its hypothetically beneficial features.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product, but...

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I thought I loved this mouse (came with my new imac), but after a week it started losing its connection with the computer. I've changed the batteries several times, though the problem seems to be getting worse. Others are having this problem as well.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Apple quality expected

    • Written by from Akron

    The standard sleek Apple design is great. The accuracy is terribly disappointing. Sure, it eventually gets you where you need, but I'd rather use a cheap $10 USB mouse than this over-priced mouse. I have a Mac Book, iPad, wireless keyboard, am on my second iPhone and have had countless iPods. All of which I love. This mouse is very jumpy and very "slow to get there" when you're centering in on your desired "click" location. It moves speedy and accurately when generally moving, but as soon as you have to slow down a bit to get ready to click where you need, the mouse slows down A LOT and starts jumping. I am extremely disappointed in the quality that I got for the price that I paid. It's just not Apple quality.

    9 of 11 people found this useful