• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, difficult to work with

    • Written by from Seattle

    I got a 2013 iMac and it came with a wireless Magic Mouse. I've found it to be painful to work with. Finder windows are always scrolling around because the mouse is so sensitive to touch that large amount of unintended movement takes places. Applications constantly are misbehaving with unintended scrolling, documents moving around with slight touches to the scroll surface. It frequently disconnects in the middle of something and I have to wait for Bluetooth to reconnect.

    Apple is trying to too hard to do cool things and at the expense of functionality.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not waste your money

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    This is the worst mouse I've ever used. I like the design of it, but other than that, it's so hard to use. Sometimes it just scrolls for no reason, oh, and it just disconnects, like at least 5x a day. I'll take the old Apple Mouse with the roller ball that stops working after awhile over this one any day!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid little critter

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I just bought my iMac two days ago and I'm already developing athritis on my left wrist because of this stupid mouse.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    surprisingly poor performance - bad value

    • Written by from Murray

    pointer is not responsive to movement of the mouse - very choppy. Unusable and extremely frustrating.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Actually zero stars.

    • Written by from Conover

    Others have said it as well as I can. Try to click on a link, the page bops up and down can't hit the link to open it. Try to right click you get a left click action. A $25 Logitech mouse does a better job. Okay I can use it like a track pad, sort of, but thats not how I use my mouse so a useless feature. I recommend you try one extensively before wasting $69 on this very pretty and very annoying toy.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 5 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.

    Problem:
    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.

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

    Action:
    Only Apple can do that.

    3 of 5 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.

    1 of 3 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.

    1 of 2 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.

    Really?

    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.

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  • 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.

    6 of 9 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...

    4 of 4 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.

    2 of 2 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).

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is terrible

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought one last year and it keeps losing a connection with BT but my apple keyboard isn't affected and it drains battery life quickly. Now I give up and I'm looking for another mouse. Oh my wrist hurts too.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropping connection!

    • Written by from Astoria

    This is a very nice mouse with one very annoying flaw, it keeps dropping bluetooth connection! Every an hour or so it disconnects for a couple seconds and then you will have to move the mouse around while keep clicking to wake it up. I notices that it became an unconscious habit of mine. The mac support forum is full of this issue. I tried a couple of suggested solutions to fix the issue, nothing worked. Will have to buy another mouse elsewhere.

    Note: this is my 3rd Mac and all of them have had bluetooth related issues (mouse, keyboard, speakers). This is ironic considering that apple is moving away from wired connections (think new Macbook)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Sluggish. Bluetooth does not play nice since last Yosemite update

    • Written by from Delta

    I have been having nothing but problems. Bluetooth and mouse lose connect. Been to the store twice. The solution looks like wait for an update or use a different mouse. Do not buy until they have fixed the problem. Logitech mouse - receiver mouse is awesome and snappy. Like I said, do not buy until Apple gets this fixed. No use asking their tech people at store. They just want you to log the problem. How nice being a tester for Apple. Go Logitech non Bluetooth mouse and save yourself a lot of aggrevation.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wayyyy too sensitive

    • Written by from Kew

    Trying to use this thing is the hardest thing I've tried to do in a long time! Zooms, pans, scrolls, jumps when I just touch it. All I want to do is click on one thing on a page but I have to try several times and eventually just use the track pad. So annoying.

    And not to mention so unergonomic with its weird shape and not moving smoothly on the surface beneath it. Urrrgh.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, Bad implementation with lots of issues.

    • Written by from SALEM

    I really want to use this thing as the features are almost required in apps like Final Cut, but it's so laggy, imprecise and uncomfortable it's actually a hinderance and annoyance.

    For nearly 3-years I've tried three different Magic Mice, on a 2009 MacPro and 2011 MacBook Pro through 3 major OS X upgrades with identical results. I've even tried external BlueTooth Adaptors and spent hours with the advanced Bluetooth RSSI utilities trying to resolve possible interference issues, tried different surface types and textures and my conclusion is that is just inferior to a wired USB mouse and even an older LogicTech MX Revolution wireless mouse that uses it's own wireless adaptor.

    I have used e a number of wired mice from cheap to top of the line with predictable and useable results but with the Magic Mouse movements such as fast and tight circles and rapid reversals of direction results in erratic movements sometimes even producing curser movements in the opposite direction. Moving the Magic Mouse very slowly results in skips and lags.

    About time for a new mouse

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So, so disappointing

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    I bought this about 2 years ago and at first thought it was superb. I loved the shape and the ease of use but it has suddenly refused to function and for no reason that we can fathom whereas the one I have had for many years which I use with a different laptop, still Apple, is perfect.
    I love Apple products usually but I shall not buy another of these!

    6 of 6 people found this useful