• 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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)

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good design

    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

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacks Gesture and Control

    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!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works but upside down charging is senseless

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Does Not Follow Function in Magic Mouse Design

    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?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst apple product I ever use

    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 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried to use this mouse for way too long

    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.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Try to change the batteries? Break your nails.

    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 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prioritizes good looks over usability

    Pros/Cons Overview:

    Pros:
    - Gesture Functionality
    - Battery Life
    - Good looks

    Cons:
    - Lack of comfort
    - Bad usability
    - Charging port location

    What keeps this mouse from receiving even an average score for me, is not the charging port location alone (which is sensible criticism for many people here) but something much more fundamental: Its disappointing lack of comfort and usability. Let me explain:

    Comfort: I have below average sized male hands (2-inch thumb and 2.5" inch pinky), and still find myself feeling uncomfortable as my right hand tries to grip the sides of the mouse to move it. It just doesn't feel good, and resembles the awkward feeling you get when you try to grip a miniature-sized pen to write with. I can only imagine what it would be like for someone with bigger hands. Makes me wonder what human species type this was designed for.

    Usability: I use a mousepad that is a bit gripper than others, and creates more friction than other surfaces such as wood or regular plastic, so a bit of an extra effort to move the mouse around is expected. Alas, this particular mouse has a very serious problem with friction and is what completely breaks the experience for me. To be sure, I've tried two other mice, a Microsoft one and a Logitech one, and neither had the same problem with maneuvering. In fact, they slid almost effortlessly.

    Overall, I appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness that Apple puts into 99% of their products, but this mouse constitutes the 1% that begs for drastic improvements. Buyers, beware of the potential discomfort from medium to long computer use, and be mindful of the surface you will be using this on (glass doesn't work at all). Apple engineers, please rethink your priorities and go back to prototyping, hopefully taking into account some of MS and Logitech's ergonomics as your baseline to your designs. I hope you don't repeat the same mistakes with Magic Mouse 3.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until the battery dies...

    Can't use the mouse while it's charging due to silly design flaw. I don't know how nobody thought that would be a problem. Further, I can't even leave it at work overnight to charge since I take my computer home and it won't charge unless plugged into my Macbook, which requires a dongle. Stop overcomplicating stuff, Apple.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiot engineer

    Works fine, but who was the idiot who designed the charge port to be under the mouse so it could not be used while charging. And how did that pass final muster????? Next edition should have it on the side.

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flat

    Change the shape to make it somehow comfortable!!!! Please!!!!!!
    That would make it higher... than you could put the charging port in front and you wouldn't have to ridiculously turn it upside down to charge it.
    Gestures, multitouch... perfect.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure how this one got out the door at Apple

    It's not the worst product I've ever seen, but it's definitely the worst mouse I've owned. Now, let's qualify that. The thing works. It lets you do what you have to do, but it's the little things that Apple overlooked when designing this product. The shortcomings of this product have been heavily chronicled in this thread, but I'll name just a few that really perplex me as I have come to expect design excellence from this company.

    1) It pinches the skin on your fingers. If you let your fingers drape down over the edge of the mouse, and you click it, the upper surface that sits like a thin "turtle shell" on the lower surface, pinches you slightly between the two surfaces. Now, it's not like getting your finger slammed in a car door or something, but it is an unpleasant sensation. Sure, if you hold it "just so," you don't have this problem, but shouldn't you able to let your hand sit upon any mouse in a relaxed fasion, whatever that might be for a given user? This is really unacceptable.

    2) The auto zoom cannot be controlled. Websites that have magnify features are a nightmare. The slightest touch on the mouse causes an unwanted zoom-in or out depending on your hand motion. I have read numerous posts on the net about how to fix this and none of them have worked. In addition, it causes you to scroll through pages on a PDF and like UIs at the slightest touch. It's frustrating as heck. Again, the designer might say, "Well keep your hand off the mouse when reading the PDF." Sure, I could do that, but again, wouldn't better design have prevented this from being an issue? I should be able to place my hand wherever I please.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a smooth, reliable wired mouse for much cheaper

    Pros: cute, rechargeable.

    Cons: right-click is unreliable, scroll is unreliable, expensive, has to be recharged, and generally subject to all the downsides of a Bluetooth device.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    I bought this mouse about 9 months ago after I got my Mac Book Pro. I recently stopped responding to movements on my mouse pad. It still scrolls but I thought it would last longer.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't connect!

    My original Magic Mouse that came with my iMac worked hard and long for three years. When it died, I replaced it temporarily with a Logitech wireless mouse that I had on hand so I could stay in business while I ordered another MM. When my new MM2 arrived it would not connect. Of course, I cannot disconnect the Logitech mouse because then I cannot make the menu selections required in connect the MM2!

    A total aggravation!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the best

    I am not as happy with the new mouse, it doesn't function properly a lot of times even though it is fully charged, it seems to get stuck and won't work, I don't like that you can't use the mouse as your charging it like the key board. I prefer the batteries at this point maybe I just got a bad one, will get a new one, if still having the same issues will go back to the old mouse.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok for casual use, no good for working with.

    I use my computer primarily for work and this mouse lags, is constantly needing to be recharged and since the charger is on the bottom, I have to stop working until it does. If you are using it for personal reasons and you can afford to waste your time, then it's ok, not worth the money though.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great in use!...But...

    This is a great mouse, a little inaccuracy now and then, but overall a good 8/10. BUT... like, what the h***.. Charging port under the mouse? You dont have to be a Rocket Surgeon to understand that it is a terrible idea..

    4 stars for Use
    0 stars for charging port
    = 2 stars in average..

    13 of 16 people found this useful