• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a tease!

    • Written by from Spokane

    I've had this mouse for less than a year. I was very impressed with how it worked. I loved every feature about it. Then it quit working. I can still scroll up and down , and left and right click, but I can't move the cursor around. Luckily I have my old Mighty Mouse, so I can still use that. I've looked online to try to find ways to fix it, but nothing has worked. I then tried to call apple to have them help me, but I would need to shell out more money for that, which is a major disappointment. In the end, I wouldn't recommend this mouse to anyone, which is unfortunate, because I really did like it until it quit working.

    17 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not meant For Doing Real Work

    • Written by from Baulkham Hills

    Its nice in theory but not ideal for my weekly 9-5 Product / Graphic Design work.

    Firstly, theres no way to use a middle or third button without installing a third party software that modifies the device. That means its useless for all your CAD programs if you're in that industry. Secondly, the form is pretty but I've noticed a significant increase of pain in my right arm from manipulating it all day. Thirdly it tends to cut out or freeze more often then the "mighty mouse".

    My conclusion - If you're planning on using it in a job where you have to hold a mouse all day long, stick to the Mighty Mouse with its middle button plus 360 scrolling capability.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to love this but can't!!

    • Written by from Sydney

    Always been an Apple user and using this mouse 10 hours a day for 5 weeks straight with a new iMac. (Audio Production: Logic Pro/Pro Tools)

    Main problems:

    Intermittently losing blue tooth connection (Not Connected) happens 4 times a day with fresh batteries. About 5 seconds to reconnect.

    - If you like setting your mouse tracking to fast (so you don't have to move your hand as much) then this is not for you. At fastest setting it still only operates at 70% compared to any other mouse.

    - Too much drag caused by 2 full length bars under the mouse and of course 2 x AA batteries.

    - Remembering to turn it off when I shut down? How about my iMac sends a blue tooth message to my mouse turning it off, or at least some form of motion detection adjustable in system preferences so when it's idol for 5 minutes it turns off.

    - Still not used to the touch surface thing randomly scrolling 10 minutes down a time line whilst editing... bahhhh.....

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, if it weren't an ergonomic disaster.

    • Written by from Chicago

    Perhaps one day apple will make a mouse with any regard for user comfort, but it hasn't happened yet. Multitouch is nice, but I found this mouse to be totally unusable for serious work. My hands cramp up after about 10 minutes, and I don't have particularly large hands. I ditched this mouse and bought a logitech performance mouse, which is great. If you need multitouch gestures, the magic trackpad is a vastly better option.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse isn't really magic

    • Written by from plano

    I bought this mouse with high hopes; it would look great with my new macbook pro. It looks stunning, and the form factor is exquisite.

    But thats's where all the positive aspects about this mouse ends. If you play any kind of games that requires a mouse, you are out of luck; the mouse is neither tactile nor ergonomic enough for that sort of use. I understand apple wants to make beautiful products, but you have to be able to use them well too.

    But if it were just that, I would be giving this review 4 stars. Instead, i'm giving it a 1 star because this device simply doesn't work. The forst one I bought broke; it simply refuses to connect via bluetooth. I thought this was a fluke, so I bought another one, and I was faced with the same problem. It's not the computer's problem, because it can't sync with our iMac either. Hopefully apple will come out with a mouse that works.

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Magic in the mouse

    • Written by from Rochester

    This mouse is terrible! I had to purchase a bluetooth dongle, and now every time I want to use my desktop when it is in the sleep mode, I have to unplug and plug in the dongle to use the mouse. Totally useless, I would have bought the pad, but it wasn't out at the time. Don't waste you time with this piece of junk!!!!!

    11 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    crash with airport

    • Written by from Pecs

    I just bought it, for new 13" MCB. It's working good, as mouse, but it allways make crash with airport anf I fallen from the internet, so I can't use the it, when I use the internet. I can't to imagne, the apple why sale this item, if they know, old, known this problem. I did not receive it no warning the apple shop, when I bought it.

    6 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I do not recommend.

    • Written by from dracena

    I bought my mouse one year ago and I still have problems using it.
    It's too much slow.
    Configuration at all (Ex: sensitivity) is terrible.
    You can buy better mouses with half money that I spent on mine.

    9 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst buy ever

    • Written by from Buenos Aires

    I fully recommend you don't buy this product. There's nothing magic about it. It's heavy, your hand doesn't fit on the mouse, and the touchpad does not work when you want to move horizontally. It only works when you move vertically, just the same as any mouse with a wheel. Besides, it's terribly expensive for its functionality. Worst Apple product I ever bought.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting, But...

    • Written by from Ames

    OK, so it's pretty cool. But how about 2 serious deficiencies.

    1 - There are virtually no functional options for the L&R clicks. Come on! Couldn't you let the user do something else besides a left and right click, and the option of switching sides.

    How about letting the right click do a double click, or something that's also useful. I can always control left click to get the contextual menus, something I don't do very often.

    Let me do something more productive with the right click. Or don't you think Apple users are smart enough to make these decisions for themselves?

    2 - I have a weak arch in my right hand. Too many years with a regular mouse I could rest my palm on. (I can't play the piano either.) Well when my palm makes contact with the back half of the shell, it makes the Magic mouse go bonkers. When I want to scroll or something else, it thinks I'm touching the rear of the shell on purpose and bounces things around like a superball. I can't believe I'm the only one experiencing this problem.

    Let me restrict how far back on the mouse it senses a touch. If I could somehow restrict this area, I'd be happy one happy Apple devotee. (Been around since the Apple IIe days.)

    Give me a little love and I'll raise my rating to 4 or better immediately.

    Otherwise, it stays at one measly star for deficiencies and arrogance.

    Yes, it's cool, but not enough thought went into the practical side of this device. Let real people test these products, not just the techorati.

    The ball is in your court.

    For now, the Magic Mouse is back in Best Buys.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frantic Mouse

    • Written by from Corona Del Mar

    This is the second magic mouse I've tried. Bought the first one to go with my new '27" I MAC. When I'm in I PHOTO and I try to click out of one event and into the other, it may jump to an all together event. Very frustrating. And the zoom feature in I PHOTO ,Google Maps, and Google Earth zooms crazily in our out with just the faintest touch. I have adjusted the mouse in preferences many times to get just the right setting and nothing seems to work. So after a few months, I turned it into the local Apple store for a new one and it does the same thing.

    I'm going back to the basic mouse.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Much trouble with mouse

    • Written by from Owensboro

    I really dislike the "magic mouse," as it's been nothing but trouble since I got my iMac back in January 2011. The crux of the problem is that there are some kind of sensors on the mouse which frequently malfunction. For example, I will be on one webpage and suddenly, the previous web page will pop up. Not a big problem you think. What about when you've just finished your daily blog, and you're going to post with the mouse, and this happens. Then, it's not such a small thing. And, there is no going back to what was being written on the previous page. Somehow (?) that page no longer exists. In fact, I will be surprised if I can really post this review given the plethora of problems I've had with this particular mouse. Another major problem I have is with Google maps and Mapquest. I am a geography buff, and there is absolutely no rhyme or reason when my hand is on the mouse if the map will enlarge or move as directed. I've tried placing my hand on different places on the mouse, but that experiment was fruitless. There is no logic to my seemingly illogical mouse. Maybe the problem is with this particular mouse, but suffice to say, I will never buy another "magic mouse."

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Magic Mouse

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I would agree with most users and was very satisfied with the mouse. Until a week ago when all of a sudden the mouse just died, without any warning. No green light, no pairing via bluetooth, despite following all leads found online and via my local genius. I'm just over warranty so SOL. Buyer, beware - I'm not the only one.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic but very limited.

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    Yes it is nice design and "Magical" with swipes and scrolling etc etc. But thats it. what else can you do. My 2 year old mouse has additional buttons for expose, scroll wheel and middle button press for more options.

    Also, because the surface is touch sensitive I always have problem with accidental scrolling when you don't want to. Then you have to keep your fingers raised which makes your wrist to be in a awkward position.

    I would not recommend this mouse. Looks nice but terrible.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks aren't everything

    • Written by from Chicago

    While the Magic Mouse is really cool and sleek looking it's a horrible product. I don't know if the Magic Mouse software has changed in the past 2 years but I bought one 1-2 years ago and have been miserable using it ever since. I went back to my regular (not so sleek) wireless apple mouse.

    The Magic Mouse is so jittery and the slightest finger brush across it (lifting your finger off the mouse) sends your document scrolling mindlessly to the left or right; loosing your place.

    I've tried everything to configure this thing so that it works well from the preference settings to third party settings and nothing works. Don't wast your money or you'll get frustrated. Apple, you need to work on the touch sensitive software and do further testing before releasing a product like this. I wish I could get my $69 back. :(

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chews up batteries!

    • Written by from Bloomingdale

    As a solution Apple makes you buy rechargeable batteries. Where there should have been a rechargeable lithium-ion battery implemented into the mouses design from the start. I've had mine for about a year now and I think the earth has become warmer by a few degrees from all of the batteries used up globally by this horrible mouse design. Hope they'll fix it soon. DON'T GET IT! There really is nothing special about this product. The swipe features are not that amazing nor will they improve your work speed when working on projects. It's also annoying in Adobe Suite products. Completely incongruent with the way the zoom and pan features work (along with keyboard shortcuts). I have gone back to the previous Apple mouse. Also, really annoying in Google Maps.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Mouse

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    Go by yourself a generic $20 mouse over this hyped-up piece of junk. Incredibly poor drag, awkward to hold and use, and constantly disconnecting.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable at all

    • Written by

    mighty mouse comforter than magic mouse I will return to old one, and the multitouch some time does not work correctly.
    Please Apple Make new generation of apple mouse!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated

    • Written by from Keilor

    Unless there are some settings that need adjustment (I have checked preferences) this mous is a waste. It seems to have a mind of its own and responds only when it feels like it. I intend on returning/exchanging it.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Eating Monster

    • Written by from New York

    This product is a joke! It needs batteries constantly!!! Using rechargeable batteries will last max 3 weeks. What a waste on the environment!!! Where are the recycle battery boxes at the Mac stores????

    5 of 16 people found this useful