• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible. Worst Apple Item I've Ever Owned

    • Written by from Oceanside

    If you plan on doing significant amount of keyboard/mouse work, do NOT buy this mouse. I'm sure it's fine for a little word processing/internet surfing/social media. My wife is taking classes to learn Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop which require a LOT of mousing. She's developed carpal tunnel because of how non-ergonomic this mouse is. Additionally, the "cool" feature of being able to scroll/swipe by touching it actually is fairly annoying because it can start scrolling/swiping as you hand comes into or breaks contact with the mouse unless you are super careful. I've thought of throwing it through a window, but the anger management classes are helping.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Greenbrae

    I've been using the wireless Mighty Mouse for years and love the roller ball feature. However I dropped it and apparently Apple doesn't make the wireless version any more. So first I tried the Magic track pad and don't like it because it's not ergonomic and my hand starts to hurt. Then I tried the Magic Mouse. I hate it! There is no roller ball so you can't move the cursor around the page without moving the mouse, which makes it just like any ordinary mouse. No magic here. You can't move the cursor sideways on a page, which is something I rely on for writing and editing docs. All you can do is scroll up and down or swipe side to side. I don't know why Apple has discontinued making the wireless version of the Mighty Mouse since they still make the wired version. Luckily I found one on Amazon, because I would rather use my old broken Mighty Mouse than a brand new Magic Mouse. Mighty Mouse rules!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most annoying mouse EVER. beautiful but frustrating.

    • Written by from Guelph

    I really like apple products. Some may call me apple junkie but I'm sorry to say that apple mice are the worst. They beautiful to look at it, they are conceptully good, but a nightmare to use them. They are super heavy, super hard to click on the buttons, not sensitive at all, a lot of friction to use them. PLEASE APPLE DO SOMETHING!!!! Completely annoying product. Also, it's not fare to spend $2500 in a combo like iMac and still you have to go an spend some extra dollars to get a decent mouse. I really hope the message get apple and they get to do something about it. SAD, SAD, SAD. I don't get to enjoy my computer for this frustrating piece, beautiful but frustrating.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but terribly-designed

    • Written by from Redwood City

    Don't use this mouse if you care at all about your hands. It's the least ergonomic mouse I've ever owned, and I wish I hadn't bought it.

    My hand starts to hurt after using it for more than maybe an hour (and yes, that's with breaks for typing, stretching, etc.). If you want to hold the mouse comfortably, you'd better have TINY hands -- anyone with average-size or large hands will have to curl their fingers into an unnatural claw-like grip to hold it securely, and your hand will tire quickly. Clicking is even worse -- you almost have to curl your finger back on itself.

    Scrolling is a bit better -- you don't have to exert any force like you do with clicking. But you still have to keep your fingers in an awkward, claw-like position, which makes it hard to hold the mouse itself steady while scrolling.

    Finally, there's the fact that it's wireless -- there are always batteries to change, and for that, you get a range of ... 6 feet? So if you're thinking of using this mouse to control a media-center computer or similar, don't bother. Bluetooth just doesn't have the range.

    About the best that can be said of this mouse is that it's functional -- I've never had any problems scrolling, clicking, or moving the pointer. But the serious ergonomic issues make it difficult to control, and therefore rather imprecise.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, when it is working

    • Written by from Monticello rd

    This mouse is great, I love the side scrolling and how easy it is to use. BUT it is very difficult to pair with my laptop. A lot of the time it does not even turn on-I have wasted so much time playing around with this thing to try to get the little green light to come on to even try to pair it with my laptop. It is wasting more of my time than helping my productivity. I love apple products but this one is very frustrating.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money - High priced Apple garbage

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This is the worse mouse I have ever owned. The battery compartment is not small enough for batteries, so they can dislodge and the mouse randomly disconnects itself, then you have to turn it over and push them in. It even does this when you have a piece of notecard in their pushing them upward. It disconnects probably every few minutes. For how much money I spent on this, I expect Apple to have actually tested it and realized their design was flawed. If it actually worked it would be nice, but it is horribly annoying and wastes so much time in that you have to fiddle with it every few minutes to get it to reconnect because of the battery problem.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!

    • Written by from Durham

    I am so frustrated with this mouse! I can't believe I paid so much money for this and now I have to go back to using my old, cheap Logitech mouse, which has stood me well for over four years now. As a grad student, I am constantly writing papers, and as a geek I play Minecraft in my (very little) free time. This brand new mouse is constantly disconnecting itself from my brand new Mac for no apparent reason! What is the point of a mouse that you can't use fifty percent of the time?? I liked the scroll function at first, until I found that, like other reviews said, you have to be super careful because it's so sensitive sometimes that it will flip you back and forth horizontally between pages. I can't even use this mouse to play Minecraft because you can't leave your hand sitting on the mouse or it will respond to the tiniest pressure and start going crazy, scrolling the screens around. And to make matters worse, when it's not being super-sensitive, it is just the opposite: sluggish, jerky, and non-responsive! I have to move the whole mouse and my hand a solid eight inches to get the pointer to move across the screen. I have tried for three months now with this mouse and I'm finally giving up and throwing it out. What a waste of money.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Annoying Mouse that repeatedly disconnects

    • Written by from South Orange

    I have used this mouse for some time and have not had time to figure out what it wrong with it, but after reading other reviews, now know that it is the mouse. Please Apple do something about this. This little mouse is way too costly to disconnect like this.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ideal for carpal tunnel syndrome

    • Written by from Kings Lynn

    Surely designed to keep carpal tunnel surgeons in business? I wanted the mouse to succeed but after a few days use, painful hand and arm symptoms appeared. Returned to my old Dell wired mouse - symptoms went away. Tried Magic Mouse once again - they returned. The most un-ergonomic and painful to use mouse ever. Avoid if you think you are at all susceptible to RSI/CTS.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible mouse

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I was having troubles with my old scrolling apple wireless mouse, so I thought I should buy the new mouse. Man was I wrong. It's horrible. It disconnects 20 times a day and that's being generous, it might be more. I change batteries constantly thinking that might fix it, but no it does not. The worse part is that I threw away the old bad scrolling apple mouse. Really sad about this.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, actually bad

    • Written by from Fremont

    Have to replace batteries less than two weeks. I'm using Duracell, suppose be good batteries.

    Really difficult to control when you scroll up and down in a large file in code editor, say Intellij IDEA.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very non-responsive

    • Written by from LITTLETON

    even when preferences shows that the battery is 100% it is still non responsive. it works, but in a very jerky, non-responsive way (the kind of performance you'd expect with a dying battery, not 100%)

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no physical click on right click, poor on/off switch

    • Written by from Los altos

    I have 3 Magic Mice - and each one of them has faults!!
    One of them, after 1-2 years, stopped clicking when pressing in the right top area - so it's very inconvenient, you have to really press hard and can't feel when it really works. Because of this, I just order new mouse, same model - and to my complete surprise - the new mouse had THE SAME problem right out of the box!! (still didn't get time to bring it back to Apple Store)
    The 3rd mouse, the oldest one, started having problems with on/off switch in few months after it was purchased. So I had to install some small plastic piece to always keep it in ON position...

    Very strange to see this kind of quality from Apple... :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    most jerky mouse ever

    • Written by from brunswick heads

    While the mouse is cool and sleek and fits well to you hand, it is the most unstable mouse ever. It is so jerky that you can't point and click correctly. Installing apps such as smooth mouse or magic prefs helps a little, but not a lot. It's still jerky.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Get it!

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Before you buy, Google and search for 'Magic Mouse doesn't move' or 'Magic Mouse no longer Tracks'. These mouses are faulty and Apple is not doing anything to fix them. After a short period the mouse will be able to click, but will not track the pointer, which makes it useless. There are far too many issues with this. Personally, i used the mouse 5 times, stored it as i moved to an apartment without a desk, and have now brought it back out after warranty and it doesn't work. Googled the issue and found out how bad they are.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed. Inconsistent conexion

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Nice design, great idea, very useful to work with protools,.......but is driving me crazy.
    Conected - Conexion Lost - Conected - Conexion Lost.....all the time, even with new batteries. I had to add a substitute wired mouse ready to use it every time magic mouse lost conexion. Very disappointed.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

    • Written by from London

    This is a dreadful piece of kit. It looks great, but barely functions as a mouse. Sometimes the cursor jumps about all over the place, and the tracking, although clever, is awkward and over complex for the task- what's wrong with standard microswitched buttons? Apple stuff can be great, but avoid this one and save your money.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, works ugly.

    • Written by from Pensacola

    The absolute worst mouse I have ever owned. It looks really nice from a design point of view, but it basically is unusable in anything with precision needed. Avoid if you are a creative professional like my self. I do film and audio production and no way I could use this mouse for hours on end, day in and day out on small GUI interfaces that are the norm with those type of programs. I'll stick with Logitech for now.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke it in a month

    • Written by from Hampshire

    On the bottom there are two black things that help it move. Well now they broke off after a month. It doesnt work like at all. It doesnt work on most surfaces and is horrible for anything besides scrolling. DO NOT BUY!

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works 1/2 of the Time

    • Written by from Lubbock

    At home, it works - drops signal once an hour. When out in public (e.g. at a coffeehouse) it will not work at all. Poor product, and definitely not worth 70 dollars from bestbuy. Save your money and buy another mouse.

    7 of 8 people found this useful