• 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.

    0 of 3 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.

    5 of 10 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.

    4 of 7 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.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    IT STOPPED WORKING

    • 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!

    2 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connectivity

    • 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.

    2 of 4 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!!!!

    11 of 23 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.

    8 of 18 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.

    4 of 15 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..

    6 of 13 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.

    5 of 11 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)

    8 of 19 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

    5 of 18 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 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works but upside down charging is senseless

    • Written by Masood N from San Rafael

    PROS
    The mouse works as intended most of the time.

    CONS
    1. I routinely run out of energy on the mouse. Why? Because MacOS fails to warn me.
    2. When recharging, I have to flip it upside down and plug it in. This leaves me mouse-less for about an hour while it charges.
    3. Why an hour? Because there is no battery charge indicator on the mouse and it's disconnected from the laptop.

    CONCLUSION
    Decently engineered hardware but horribly unthought out design. A first year HCI student would know better than to disable usage during a normal lifecycle process on an input device. Not providing a mechanism to inform the consumer of the charge strength exacerbates this issue. This is yet another bad design decision by Apple.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Does Not Follow Function in Magic Mouse Design

    • Written by catherine O from Seattle

    I am a graphic designer, detail & accuracy, in Photoshop or Illustrator and InDesign is critical. Using the Magic Mouse ULTRA sensitive touch surface, just removing my finger after an input click moves the item I have just very carefully and accurately placed or edited. I almost always must then resort to the Magic TrackPad with iMac to get some semblance of accuracy - It drives me crazy because this reveals the Magic Mouse was a carelessly conceived design - apparently never tested well in "Real World" use.

    To make this mouse useable I ask only that the System Preferences Panel for the Magic Mouse, offer an option(s) to reduce the surface function or sensitivity to more like the magic trackpad or former Mouse with the tiny roller ball. This would solve the erroneous input with attendant frustration. The surface of this mouse is WAY too sensitive, to the point of being ridiculous. If I am setting type and using the Type Panel say in Illustrator and my finger touches the surface, the point size changes, I don't even have to apply pressure - it's insane.

    For professional graphic designers we don't need or want all the consumer whizzbang gimmicks, we need dependable accuracy and simplicity of use…something Steve Jobs would have totally agreed with… though I do remember watching him introduce the onstage demo of the MagicMouse with Touch Surface - revealing an embarrassing difficulty the person giving the demo had with the Magic Mouse - he kept experiencing some of the issues I have just described – Ding Ding Ding! Didn't anyone at Apple notice this, then immediately start working on implementing a solution…I've got one: Start Over!

    Apple, I hardly recognize you - where is the ghost of Steve Jobs to guide you back to the design ethos: Form Follows Function?

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst apple product I ever use

    • Written by Weicheng Z from Ames

    This mouse definitely has some design defect. Wen I use some text editors, it often zoom in or out when I try to copy something...

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried to use this mouse for way too long

    • Written by Mark T from Great Falls

    I was giving a 5k iMac August 2017 for work. I have been using the Magic Mouse for nearly a year when I could stand it no longer. The slightest swipe of the finger would send pages flying. This was especially true with web pages. I don't know how many forms that went bye-bye with a little swipe of the finger. I tried to adjust sensitivity too but it was too limited.

    I finally broke down and bought a Logitech Freedom Plus M557 blue tooth mouse and am feeling pretty good. I like the ability of the magic mouse to swipe sideways when I need to, I just hated that it did it too easily. The Freedom Plus has a much better solution. You simply push the scroll will right or left and swipe sideways.

    13 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small, can't charge and use, battery dies quickly, hyper sensitive

    • Written by Shane G from Mountain View

    First - let me start with the positive. I love having a touch surface on the mouse. Limited multi-gesture support is pretty cool, and adds a lot of nice integrated capabilities. Only because of that, do I give this mouse a 2 star rating when I really want to give it a 1 star.

    But. There are so many things wrong with this thing - that almost universally relates to Form OVER Function ... Apple - some day ... you really need to realize that Form is great - but FUNCTION is king.

    Problems:

    1. The battery life is fairly short ... about 2 to 3 weeks depending on how long a day I use it (which is a lot).

    2. You can't charge this mouse and use it at the same time. Some brainiac thought "just stick the charge port on the BOTTOM of the mouse ... who cares about functional problems like "battery running out or dead, and still need to use the mouse" ...

    3. This is partially "my fault" - as I have very large hands. This mouse is so freaking tiny - that it's only the width of my 3 middle fingers - consequently - it's incredibly uncomfortable to hold and use - again - a Form over Function - at least provide 2 or 3 sizes of mice for different sized hands.

    4. The touch surface is WAY too sensitive - it's constantly taking input just by my fingers "hovering" over the surface - I have to stay at least 1/2 inch away of the surface to be sure that I don't accidentally trigger clicks on things I didn't mean to - but it still happens regularly ... I've triggered deletes of things, selections of things I didn't mean to, etc... rather annoying.

    5. Charging the mouse off of the laptop itself does not provide any feedback on the charge percentage unless you TURN ON the mouse - so you have to "guess" when it's charged enough to start using again. If you turn on the mouse, it takes a LOT longer to actually charge the thing ... so you have to accept a slow charge rate to be able to see the charging status.

    6. There is no small led light or similar on the mouse itself to indicate it's fully charged. You have to turn the mouse on, open up your desktop/login and view the Bluetooth battery status to see if it's charged.

    The idea is amazing - but like most Apple products it is so rigid in it's conceived/perceived use case that it's useless or impractical for most of the rest of the world.

    I would desperately love the see the following things to make this a 5 star product:

    * charge port accessible while still using it
    * larger mouse options for bigger hands
    * sensitivity setting of the touch surface area to increase/reduce sensitivity per the users needs
    * small fully charged led light status - which could also simply blink 1, 2, and 3x to indicate 25%, 50%, 75%, and steady for 100% charge rage
    * more ergonomic design the flat curve surface is purely designed for aesthetic looks and not shaped how a human hand holds a mouse - see some of the common Logitech and Microsoft "natural" style mice - they're actually designed to be comfortable to use and hold

    31 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Try to change the batteries? Break your nails.

    • Written by Paul D from Birmingham

    Apple mouse feels good and responds well to various touch inputs. Try to change the batteries? Good luck. The mouse has a poor design to remove the cover. Breaks off my finger nails - just about threw the device against a nice sold concrete block wall. Otherwise, it's average.

    8 of 42 people found this useful