• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Cra p

    • Written by JASON B from Brooklyn

    it's always doing things i don't want it to do. change things when i have all the gestures turned OFF. Please send us all a free version 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, but otherwise the same as previous models

    • Written by Katherine V from Seattle

    The positive reviews amuse me "Who are these people? Is someone paying irrational, cantankerous antagonists to write one-star reviews?: No. Some of us are just more aware of good vs. bad product design. I have several bones to pick with Apple in general, and this design is one of them. If your mouse runs out of juice, you're screwed until it re-charges. Sorry, that's bad design. Yes, the keyboard does have superior design because it doesn't interrupt your work flow to charge it. Please consider changing this design in the future.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $99 and you can't use it while it's charging?

    • Written by Lyle S from Costa Mesa

    Why didn't the design team put the same idea in this mouse as in the Magic keyboard? At least you can use the keyboard while it's charging, not so with this mouse.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great mouse WAY too sensitive

    • Written by Lynda R from Hatfield

    I normally don't write reviews and I've been drinking the Apple kool-aid for over 25 years but this mouse is absolutely horrible. The overly sensitive horizontal scrolling makes me want to throw this thing away. I am forced to use this on my work mac and I finally tossed my personal one and went back to wired until I find a better solution. Sorry Apple. I love you but you have to go back to the drawing board. At least add an option to disallow the horrible super sensitive horizontal scrolling. PLEASE!!!

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Who approved this?

    • Written by Kaitlin C from Holladay

    Poor design - the charging port is on the bottom so you can't use the mouse while it's charging. Also it's not very ergonomic: too flat and hurts my hand after a few hours of use.

    I do think it's an improvement from the first magic mouse though. I like that it's rechargeable and the battery life lasts forever!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging port placement is a design flaw second only to hockey puck mouse

    • Written by Dave G from San Diego

    When I get the warning that the battery is low, it's too late. I have to stop working and plug it in, because it's going to die any second. Because the port is on the bottom, I can't use my computer.

    How about warning me when the battery level is 25 percent, so I can make it through the end of the day? I love everything else about this mouse, but this issue is nearly a deal-breaker. I want to give it a one-star because of how bad the impact can be on my productivity. Trying hard to be objective as I'm sitting here yet again unable to use my computer while this mouse is charging.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this really an apple product?

    • Written by David V from Dallas

    I've been using the Magic Mouse for years now at home and work. Like every apple mouse it is incredibly un-ergonomic but that is nothing new. I do love the ability to use gestures, that's really the only thing keeping me with this mouse.

    The real kicker here is the new one that came with my iMac, the rechargeable one, can't be used while charging! With the previous model, if you ran out of juice you just popped in some new batteries. With this one, you are dead in the water! Not good for someone who uses it for work 8 hours a day.

    The connection point for the lightning cable is on the bottom of the mouse rendering it useless while charging. It's hard to believe apple designed this. Any idiot would tell you to put the charging point at the front of the mouse so you can continue to use it.

    I can't imagine anyone would actually buy this mouse, I'm sure 99% of folks have it because it came with their computer.

    It's amazing how apple can design something so wonderful like the AirPods but at the same time something so ridiculous like this mouse.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Moments of Bliss, hours of agony

    • Written by James B from Studio City

    When I finally hurled my magic mouse at the book case across the room in an extremely rare moment of impulsive rage, I was rewarded with a sense of serenity. It's elegant design had long held my frustration with random tracking problems and frequent connectivity issues at bay. Over time, though, no matter how thoroughly I cleaned the laser lens, or how many bits of paper I wedged into the battery compartment to prevent movement, it failed me more often than served me. It hit the wall with a very satisfying explosion, and I am happy to be rid of it. I usually admire Apple design and functionality, but not with this product.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design flaw

    • Written by Cathy R from Llandudno

    No complaints with the mouse itself but to have the charging port in a place which renders the mouse unusable while charging is a seriously bad call.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Uncomfortable

    • Written by Nakul G from Wyandotte

    Received this with my 5k iMac. After using it for 10 minutes my hand starts cramping up. It's surprising that Apple would release something so uncomfortable. It looks sleek and nice, but that doesn't mean anything if I can't use it. I used the wired mouse with my old iMac before this and will probably switch back to it.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Laura H from New York

    I've had this mouse for almost 2 years. I have hardly charged it during this time. Today I accidentally dropped it and now it's toast. I charged it for an hour, it worked for 30 seconds then died. NOW WHAT?! I hate using the track pad! And I don't want to spend $99 again!

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Colbert T from Budapest

    For some reason every time my Mac goes to sleep when I log back on, my mouse is unresponsive I have to go threw the hassle of turning on and off the magic mouse until it starts working again, not sure if its connectivity issue or not because once i turn the magic mouse off my Mac shows a mouse disconnected pop up, meaning it was still connected its just unresponsive.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging a Mouse

    • Written by Stephanie C from Mastic beach

    I love all apple products. The only thing I am very upset with is how exactly you have to charge your mouse for the Mac. Why would Apple make a product that you cannot use while charging???? This is crazy to me!!!

    Please make a mouse that can be used while being charged!!!!

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No good for developing or designing

    • Written by Richard H from Walsall

    Has a mind of its own, rarely can your right-click the correct thing, switched to using a normal USB mouse.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function

    • Written by Steven H from Ashton

    Favors form over function. The mania for thinness means the mouse does not fit comfortably in your hand. The magic part? Accidentally brushing the surface of the mouse causes your screen to scroll or even moves your web browser back a page. Very annoying.
    After a year of use, the mouse will not charge quickly so we have to charge it overnight. If it loses power while you're using it, you're out of luck since the magic mouse was cleverly designed so it cannot be charged while in use. I don't recommend buying it.

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics sacrificed for aesthetics

    • Written by Thomas O from troy

    I have been using a MacBook Pro for at least the past 9-10 years maybe more can't even remember because it is by far the most reliable and stable machine out there and I am in no way trying to bash Apple, love the products overall. But the magic mouse and wireless keyboard have really taken a toll on my hands and fingers. Aesthetically pleasing? Sure. But ergonomically healthy for a heavy user? Absolutely not, especially the mouse. The claw-like position the hand must be in with the arm twisted inward instead of a handshake-like position and the constant micro-use of the finger muscles hovering above the touch pad are horrible. If you are an occasional user this is fine, looks nice, etc. But if your keyboard and mouse are how you make your living I would steer clear. And Apple, if you are listening, can you PLEASE dedicate some of your seemingly infinite resources to developing a mouse for the human body and not just the showroom? I have a potentially revolutionary idea if you would like to talk! Seriously! Thanks..

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Expensive & Impractical

    • Written by Joyce N from Brooklyn

    I've been using a Mac for about 10 years. I'm sure it's as long as many but I appreciated the options between having Bluetooth peripherals and the wired kind. I was disappointed when the wired peripherals were discontinued and the prices for pre-owned ones skyrocketed. Anyway, I have this mouse at home and it's absolutely impractical. Not denying that the battery life is good, but assuming there comes a situation where you have no ports to charge or simply don't have time to charge, you can't charge and use it at the same time. Not only that but I found out to be uncomfortable to use. The mouse is super flat and just doesn't feel right for the hands. I never got used to it. I only use this mouse as desperate backup now. Oh, and it feels really fragile for something so expensive. Beautifully designed but not worth the price.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Who was the genius that designed this? They need to be fired

    • Written by Journet C from Riverdale

    This has to be the worst design ever. My 11-year-old nephew could have come up with a better design than having the mouse lay on its side in order to charge!!!! I just bought this mouse today and I'm ready to return it. I'm normally an Apple fan but this takes the cake. Where is Apple's QC dept? I can't believe that such a badly designed product actually got into production. Since they only want to hire the elite of tech, how did this get past the trash can? Is Apple sleeping on their skills? Seriously, Apple needs to look to the consumer for feedback before they create another dud like this. Get it together or third-party manufacturers will be getting rich off your huge design mistakes. I only gave it two stars since the shape of the mouse didn't change (thank god)

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good design

    • Written by Amir Y from portland

    This might be a good design if you have NEVER used another mouse before but stay away if you have, it will takes a long time to get used to it . This is the very first bad design by apple, steve would have fired the whole team

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacks Gesture and Control

    • Written by Edward E from Minneapolis

    This mouse is VERY poor for the price.
    The trackpad offers so much more gestural interaction that the mouse feels like an incomplete tool. Half the time the "right click"/"two finger click" doesn't register and you're just clicking through to things unintentionally.

    If you're a designer like me, this can be a real nightmare. It also doesn't have a zoom out function, which is obnoxious while navigating large design files. There's actually no way to even quit an application from the apple task bar using this mouse so you have to either use the trackpad, or get a different mouse... literally. Even though I have the mouse, I can't even use it while I design.

    This thing is a HUGE waste of money, do not recommend especially if you are a designer! Just get yourself a wireless mouse from someone else, the markup here is huge, it doesn't even integrate well into the other mac interfaces. Clearly just more money-pushing, incomplete product launches from Apple. Wait for the next one or get a mouse somewhere else!

    8 of 16 people found this useful