• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse trapped

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    am I missing something? this mouse is a drag on virtually every surface i put under it--mousepad, glossy paper stock, formica, plexiglass, foamcore; and the worst; a thin panel of glass on top of a desk and the mouse is stalls. on the upside, it is sleek and feels good under-hand, the scrolling is smooth, though not dime-stopping precise.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible with Adobe Creative Suite

    • Written by from Toronto

    The mouse has amazing potential but it does not work with Adobe software very well. It constantly jumps to different pages and parts of the screen while you are working. I even installed Magic Prefs and set a custom defined scroll area (a very tiny area) to try to prevent it but it still happens way to frequently. The scrolling in general in Adobe is brutal, the scroll increments are completely off and you can only make large jumps around the page, instead of the subtle movement you can get on regular mac programs.

    I will be going back to the might mouse with scroll ball. Apple, please work with Adobe next time to work out these bugs.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all about looks.

    • Written by

    Crummy mouse. Sure it has the 'scrolling' capabilities but overall it loses it's bluetooth connection way too often to really be functionally sound. If you are a power user I suggest going with something wired. I've also noticed that due to the extreme sensitivity of the mouse surface mis-scrolling, errors and page jumps occur much more often and the position the hand has to be in to prevent accidental input creates more discomfort. Nice try Apple. Another beautiful design to look at, just not to use.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the most uncomfortable mouse I have ever touched!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Enough said.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but...

    • Written by from Limerick

    We are a hardcore Apple family, we have multiple computers, iPads and iPhones...I use this mouse at both home on my iMAC and work on my Macbook Pro. It definately eats batteries like no other mouse. Rechargeables help this be more of a green experience. There are some scrolling issues with them at times, almost like the mouse phantom takes control and it is not clear what is happening. Also one of my mice just died one day after about 6 months of use. This equals $10 a month for a mouse. Definately not a good thing. I will probably just replace the dead one with a more standard wireless mouse. Bottom line is these are pretty good and fun looking but just not quite worth the $70.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend

    • Written by from Chandler

    I've had this mouse for several months now, I use it pretty much 40 hours a week, and I really don't care for it. I really tried to like it because it seemed like a great idea, but I find it very aggravating at times. No matter how I change the settings in the preferences, I have trouble with the mouse accidentally scrolling (usually horizontally, but vertically as well) when I don't want it to. I also end up right-clicking when I'm intending to left-click and end up having to actually look at the mouse and click again or just use the hierarchical menu (after I tried clicking at least twice already). Of course, I never liked the mighty mouse either. I am a real Apple fangirl, too, but I've never liked any of their mice and this one is no exception.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    During 8 months of use, battery life has decreased over time. Now, my Magic Mouse requires a battery change every week using alcalines, either Duracell or Everready.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    what a magical mouse- not!!

    • Written by from new york

    Dear apple. This mouse is not good for designers are used to complete precision control. It moves on its own, it will even zoom on its own. You pick something up and put it down and the screen slides away from you. Frustrating and infuriating. I've been using this for a few weeks hoping it was just a matter of getting used to the ultra ultra ultra high sensitivity but this is a little ridiculous.

    Its almost like it detects the sweat on my finger and jumps into action!

    Please allow some control over sensitivity of TOUCH!!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life

    • Written by from metairie

    The mouse itself is ok, but, the battery life on both the magic mouse and the wireless keyboard is AWFUL. On my PC, using an MS wireless KB & Mouse, I had to change batteries maybe once every 18 months. These two Apple products, however, require a battery change monthly, and it's NOT because I use this computer more than I used my old PC. So much for Apple being "green" with all the alkaline batteries they force you to go through. I have tried NiMH rechargeable batteries too, but, they don't seem to last even a month.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not very reliable

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    After waking my computer, my mouse has frozen several times. AppleCare helps me to get my mouse working again but what a hassle. Bought my first MAC in December 2010 and I have called at least five time with this problem. Two times in the last two days. Now they are sending me a new one as it maybe a defective. You think!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    really,apple?? :(

    • Written by from Calgary

    this is just like a regular mouse. i tried to do the hand things (like the flick or whatever) but you had to move the mouse like everyother wireless mouse.
    i didn't give it a 1 star because there is some potential.....it has a clean, sleek design but needs to be thought over

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but KILLING my arm!

    • Written by from New York

    For the 1st week I LOVED this new mouse. Actually I still do, the functionality is superb. But after the 1st week my forearm and wrist were killing me. It has been 3 weeks now and my arm aches. I bought an ergonomic mouse yesterday. This is the 1st Apple product I have not been totally thrilled with!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Huntersville

    Cool look and features but the resolution is poor. I have to pick mouse up twice to move an object across the screen. Just bought another Bluetooth mouse from another manufacturer and it solved my issue. It's great not to use USB. Apple can do better.

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful with a Macbook pro

    • Written by from IRAKLEIO

    If you want to use it with a Macbook pro while your computer is wirelessly connected to a WiFi router at the 2,4Mhz frequency, then you're out of luck. The mouse will lag, specially when downloading a big file or streaming video.

    Also, scrolling can be awkward, specially on a long page.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good mouse. after u get used to it?

    • Written by from sellersburg

    The mouse is very small making it hard to use.

    also the gestures didnt work as easily as apple makes it seem. though i have gotten used to it and now use it rather than my microsoft arc mouse.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    Love the idea, the multi touch features work well and the movement and tracking are smooth...

    However, the body of the mouse is too shallow, presumably to allow for the touch gestures on the top, hence for my big hands I can't use this for more than 5 mins without getting cramp.

    If there was a bigger version for people with larger hands I'd love to swap the boxed one for that and re-evaluate.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ADOBE PROBLEMS: Moves and clicks on its own in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I tried to use the Magic Mouse for 40 hours a week for 3 months and I found it too frustrating having it move several windows around very quickly on it's own without me even touching it. This would usually occur a 5-20 times a day. Finally I disabled all of the scrolling features in System Preferences, as well as the "gesturing" feature in the Adobe application preferences which makes it just like any other mouse.

    I have heard similar stories from a 5 other designer friends of mine as well as 3 Adobe software training specialist I asked at a CS5 launch event.

    I wouldn't have written a review if Apple or Adobe was at all willing to admit that this is a problem. I'd love to return it for a track pad, but I'm not sure how it would perform in the same software environments.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but extremely hard to change batteries

    • Written by from Orono

    How to open the battery door is a mystery to me. Half hour of struggle and it will eventually open. Other than that, the mouse is good.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic

    • Written by

    I thought this mouse was cool before I bought it. After buying it, I take back my words. It is not ergonomic and my hand hurts when I using it for more than couple of hours. It is too sleek and flat to handle. The batteries died too fast and movement of the mouse is too slow. I had never expected this kind of product from Apple.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but Frustrating

    • Written by from Calgary

    I love the look but it's sensitivity is so frustrating when in applications like Illustrator. The screen consistently jumps or slides shooting my work across the screen. I find myself managing the mouse rather than my work.

    21 of 26 people found this useful