• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for regular heavy usage.

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I bought this mouse about a year ago. I stopped using it about 4-months ago. I work from home and my work requires heavy mouse usage (CAD). This thing died on me so many times. I had to change the batteries so many times. It eats them in a snap!

    I went through a very large package of batteries in these months and I stopped feel comfortable changing the batteries so often. Both for the environment and the wallet.

    And also, if you enable "two-button" on the "magical" surface, and have a larger or heavy hand, then stay tuned to get accustomed to martial arts like focus on the mouse to get the job done.

    Then I decided to go with a $10 microsoft mouse. I couldn't be happier with the $10 mouse at the beginning and I felt freedom in my hand to do whatever I want.

    Now, the $10 mouse developed the double-click instead of a single-click issue.

    I thought I should write this review to give you heads up. I am currently shopping for a new mouse or buy several of these $10 mices. Still lower cost than this apple mouse that eats the batteries in no time under heavy usage (many clicks, many movements, extended work hours).

    My wishes:
    1) A more intelligent surface motion processing/sensing that can automatically understand that the user comes from a Microsoft two-button world.
    2) An automatic wireless charger. The technology is developed, ready for licensing and it is out there and Apple can use it off the shelve.
    3) ergonomics, this is a mouse not a decor!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, and neat, but useless

    • Written by from Maricopa

    Ok the mouse looks great, and has really cool features.

    The multi touch input functions seem to integrate into Maverick really well. The problem is that the touch is too sensitive and it ends up doing some times things I do want it to do.

    The mouse is really uncomfortable. After using it for a little while, I've noticed it really does nothing to support the shape of the hand, or wrist.

    It also does not really move around on a mouse pad too well.. Its kind of jerky, and you have to maybe very slightly use more effort into getting the pointer where you want it. And on that super high res desktop, some times that can be a pain, over time it makes me really dislike the mouse. Using it on a different surface does really help.

    Give me the larger clunky 2 button/scroll wheel PC mouse any day. I actually felt forced to get a replacement from somewhere else.

    Sorry Apple, but design should never take front seat to comfort or useability.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful slickness, but frustatingly spotty performance

    • Written by from Stamford

    It's too sensitive, does what it wants. Using CAD or other graphics, it is most unprecise pointing device ever. Spotty, jumpy. Battery hungry as well. After almost one year of using it, I've had it. I'm looking for an alternative. Given the poor reviews on wired apple mouse. I am dissapointed to have to look elsewhere. Nice to make it pretty, but Apple, please make it work!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Handle Gestures Well

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    I love this mouse except for an important flaw that even the Apple Store admits is a problem: After a few seconds of inactivity, mouse gestures stop working, requiring you to move the mouse around to get it to "wake up" again.

    I love the two-finger swipe to move through my virtual desktops (Spaces) as well as the two-finger double tap to view all my spaces at once. Unfortunately, if I've been typing on the keyboard for more than about 10 seconds, those gestures fail to register when I switch back to the mouse. Instead, I have to repeatedly try the gesture, click on the page I'm on or move the mouse around the screen for it to finally recognize gestures again. I don't know why the mouse continues to register movement and clicking, but stops recognizing gestures but it's highly annoying and reduces productivity. My dad's identical mouse has the same issues so I know it's not specific to mine.

    So there you have it. One of the main reasons to buy this mouse becomes it's main liability.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse has a Mind of it's own

    • Written by from Orange

    Plain and simple worst all around mouse I've ever owned. Also, like a lot of Apple products way over priced.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad material. It scratch very easily

    • Written by from Sunrise

    The mouse is great, but the material on top is terrible. I had a couple of scratches just two weeks after I bought the mouse. I don't have children, and I just use my mouse at home. I went to the Apple in Square One in Mississauga (where I bought It) and the person said: its not a malfunction, its a cosmetic problem, and we don't replace the mouse. How can a weakness in the material be a cosmetic thing? I research in Internet and I am not the only one with that problem.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT recommended

    • Written by from Chandler

    The Good: very nice design by Apple, Touch surface works, quite dirt resistant.

    The Bad: takes ages to connect/pair (tested on a 2012 rMBP and a 2010 Mac Pro), and once connected drops connection frequently, even on full batteries (extremely annoying!!!); won't connect at all if multiple Macs have Bluetooth turned on; is a battery waster - especially rechargeable batteries will die quickly.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    functions but immense wrist pain

    • Written by from Washington

    I've had this mouse for over a year now. It still functions as it should, but I have developed wrist problems from using it. Specifically, after several hours of use, my wrist becomes sore and starts making horrible cracking sounds. If you have wrist problems, this probably is not the mouse for you.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless mouse

    • Written by from Oakville

    Batteries last between 4 - 2 months. Best to get rechargeable ones if you don't want to get frustrated.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love/Hate this mouse

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    It is like one year to the day and it dies. I am now on my third mouse and it is showing signs of dying. It is eating batteries and it is constantly loosing connection. The signs of dying, I recognize them from the two times before. At $70 a pop it is getting ridiculous. I have a logitech mouse that is 5 years old and still works great. I keep pulling it back out as a back up while I wait for the new one to be delivered. Come on Apple if my Mac is so awesome could you not make a mouse that is awesome too? I am not going to order again, no matter how well it works between deaths, no matter how loyal I am, I would rather put my money elsewhere. :(

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If only it didn't require batteries...

    • Written by from Aurora

    I really love this mouse especially for side scrolling when editing but the bluetooth connectivity makes it useless. It's glitchy and it seems to burn through batteries fairly quickly. If only apple made a wired version. Mighty mouse is in the drawer for now.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form leaves function in the dust

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My new magic mouse is beautiful. Typical Apple elegance, redefining the aesthetic concept of the lowly mouse. Except - every time I try to use it, I am horribly disappointed. My fingers find no natural home on the impeccably symmetrical, totally convex flowing surface. I have tried everything from gripping the sharp edges with my thumb and ring finger and arching my forefinger and middle finger to the forward corners of the upper surface, to laying my entire palm atop the device and trying to capture it against the table. Nothing works well; unintended commands send my now overly feature-laden desktop skidding off in odd directions.

    I hate this thing. And I hate that I am forced to hate it. Apple, please reconsider the relative contributions of form and function before you design your next piece of art.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Magic Mouse is disappointing

    • Written by from Ontario

    The Magic Mouse is visually appealing and when it is working, it is fine (better than okay, but not excellent). These are some of the more frustrating problem areas:
    --It uses up two AA batteries (as others have written) approximately every three-four weeks. Irritating. I ordered some high-capacity rechargeable batteries in hopes that this would help me from buying new ones. This created a new problem with rechargeable batteries. Because they are not as strong as regular AAs, they need to be replaced about once each week, which is quite inconvenient.
    --It disconnects. About every few weeks, my Magic Mouse decides that it is not going to connect/pair with my MacBook Pro laptop. Irritating. Even if the batteries are registering as more than 50 percent charged, I usually have to replace the batteries to get it to pair with my MBP.
    As a comparison, my Apple wireless keyboard works terrifically well, never drops its connection with my MBP, and the batteries last for about a year or more.
    I was going to buy another Magic Mouse, thinking that mine was just a dud. After reading the reviews, I will wait until a new and improved model is available. We should not have to buy a competitor's product just to get a mouse that works.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of AA Batteries Going in to Landfills

    • Written by from Hopkinton

    The mouse came with my new iMac, a computer I love. It took a few days to get used to the mouse capabilities, and the ponderously slow tracking speed (even on fastest setting). Have had many phantom page swipes, inadvertent zooming, lost signal issues. But, I could live with the poor ergonomics, it is the battery life that gets me. using top of the line Duracell batteries, this is my third pair in 7 weeks. Shouldn't it go in to some sleep mode when not being used?

    Going back to my Logitech Wireless.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Reliable

    • Written by from SHOREWOOD

    Mouse is the best ever until it stops working. Lasted less than one year, not long enough for something this expensive. Stopped tracking accurately.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad ergonomics

    • Written by from Delhi

    Get this mouse if you want to have something pretty sitting on your desk.

    I started having pains in my wrists after using this for a week , definitely not recommended for heavy or power users . It uses 2 AA batteries , the battery life is not appalling , but leaves a lot to be desired. Overall i'd say there are better mice in the market for the same or even lesser price group.

    [ Imac 21in ]

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    try not to be avant garde...

    • Written by from Hillside

    It boggles my mind that people still prefer this mouse. How does one expect to be constantly using this thing hours on end when working in autodesk or adobe? The form is beautiful and should be in theory or a museum, better as a paperweight [not a in a negative}. This shouldn't be in my hands, it is extremely uncomfortable, one week now and i still cant find the correct or comdfortable way to hold this. There is a fine line between form and function, this takes it to another level. what function does this form follow. first thing that comes up is sliding up someones rear end. It may be that steve forced to produce this thing, but this shouldnt have been in production for this long. Apple will forever champion the design of technology but it is slowly loosing grip with its functionality.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but tiring

    • Written by from Grandville

    I switch from Dell/Windows to Apple/OSX last year when I moved into iOS and Rails development. I've come to appreciate the simplicity and lack of clutter in this new environment. So when I needed a mouse for my MacBook Air I went with this Magic Mouse. I wanted to like it since it's simple and clean.

    Unfortunately, it's just not comfortable. First it's too heavy. It's actually tiring after a while. My guess is this comes from the 2 AA batteries vs the single AA all of my other wireless mice have. I recently used a cheap Logitec mouse and going back the light weight felt very freeing.

    Second, the button requires too much effort to push.

    Third, the track speed is way off from other mice I'm used to. I had to speed it way up in Preferences just to be tolerable.

    Lastly, I sometimes click the wrong button. I've set it up for left and right clicks since that's what I'm used to. Occasionally I land a left-click when I intend right.

    So, I'll keep it, but I won't be falling in love with it. It will probably end up on my wife's computer where it won't get a lot of use...but will look really nice.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty good for 6 months.

    • Written by from Portland

    This mouse was mighty impressive. But after 6months it refused to work, my mighty mouse is now alas mighty DEAD. Very frustrating waste for $79.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oconomowoc

    PLEASE, Apple, make a beautiful, functional mouse like this one that is wired. Changing batteries so often is a drag, as is the difficulty in getting the panel off and on to get at them. Also, the computer invariably cannot "find" the mouse once I've changed the batteries, requiring shutting down the computer completely, and possibly other maneuvers. I know your great company is capable of rectifying this situation. Had I known of these problems beforehand, I wouldn't have bought it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful