• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 6 Month Review

    • Written by from Asheville

    This mouse is the best and worst mouse ever. When it works it is incredible; like a touchpad on top of a mouse....great. The bad part is when it gives up randomly and screws up your whole day to try and reestablish a bluetooth mouse when you don't have a working mouse. I have tried new batteries and everything. It just sometimes stops and won't come on. Then it will stay off for 3 days and then decide to turn back on. For these reasons I have to give the Magic Mouse only 1 star. Even if it is awesome, whats the use if it is totally unreliable.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MY ARM HURTS

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    As much as I'd like to say that I like this mouse because of the cool gestures, I really can't. 5 minutes with this mouse and I have wrist and forearm pain...this is the first time I've ever experienced anything of the sort in my 20some years of hardcore computer use. It is pretty clear to me that ergonomics didn't come into mind when designing this mouse. Fashion won over function apparently. I'm going to put this thing back in the box and buy myself a nice, comfy Logitech mouse. To go along with my Logitech solar powered keyboard. Apple, you need to work on your peripherals. Nobody wants wrist/arm pain, and nobody wants to change batteries. Period.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrist pain

    • Written by from Geneva

    I've never had hand/wrist problems with computer use in my life until I started using this mouse. I've been using it at work for a couple of months now, I kept thinking I just needed to get used to it, but time is up. It's just evil.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from NORFOLK

    It's not clear from scanning the reviews how long people have owned this mouse. In my experience, it loses connection more and more over time. I have to wait in frustration until it reconnects. It always has fresh batteries. The metal back has come off so many times that I just leave it off. However attractive, I have ditched this mouse for a good old fashion plug in.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    constanlty mucks up!

    • Written by from kailua kona

    60% of the time that I hit on the mouse, left,front,back,center etc, during a game or using for everyday click, it RIGHT clicks and opens up Options instead of doing what it should. I despise this mouse but it was included in my newest iMac purchase and the mouse is pure rubbish.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I'm on my second "Magic Mouse" and it again doesn't work well. It constantly disconnects from the computer (while in use), the right button works intermittently, it eats batteries, has unsteady tracking, and scrolls erratically. The first "Magic Mouse" had the same problems until it just stopped working. My wife has a "Magic Mouse" and it too has similar problems. My circa 2006 USB Apple Mouse works better than the "Magic Mouse".

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    I titled this"Garbage," because that is where my my "magic mouse" is. And not the first one, the second one. These things are cheap, and they are garbage. I wish I could have my $140 back. Apple should be ashamed for putting this product out. And I am NOT tough on equipment, these are just poorly made. Save your money and use the touchpad. It is a good indicator of quality that Apple won't let me use the word C.R.A.P. in this review. What are they worried about?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from CALHOUN

    Logitech mouse works so much faster than the Apple complicated mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Geez! What happened to dependability?

    • Written by from American Canyon

    I am very disappointed that after a year, my MM's laser tracking is not responding. I had to pull out my 2002 wired mouse to bail me out! Seriously Apple! $75 for a product that has not endurance. SMH!!! I will try to get a replacement (free) from Apple. Stay posted on outcome.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad.....

    • Written by from South Mills

    If I scroll down, 70% of the time it will swipe back.

    This mouse drains batteries in 5-10 days.

    After about a week, even though this should last longer, the mouse dies in the middle of Logic Pro use.....

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great wish it worked with the iPhone 5!

    • Written by from White Plains

    Have my new iPhone 5 works great only problem is the carpel tunnel I'm getting in both hands from holding with one and typing or clicking with the other. I'm nearsighted and the display is great without my glasses if I hold it up close but unfortunately this appears to be just right to mess up both hands. If I could use a mouse with my wrist strait it would help greatly. But unfortunately that's not to be since apple has decided otherwise and you can't even use an aftermarket Bluetooth mouse with it. Very disappointed in an otherwise impressive product .

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Sensitive

    • Written by from Boston

    I've been trying for over a year to get used to this mouse. It's too sensitive and will bounce me back a page when I just graze the surface of it. This is insanely frustrating when you have to retype all your data. I am going to look for the old, reliable, corded mouse tomorrow because this one makes me feel like crushing it with a giant boulder.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy!

    • Written by from Astoria

    It is very heavy and causes you get serious carpal tunnel, it moves very very slow even on the fastest setting and you have to run your poor hand all over the table... Very disappointed, expected much better from Apple!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would rather have a wired mouse

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    Mouse came with new iMac. I think the battery life stinks. Also the sensitivity is bad, it seems that if there is just a bit of dirt or dust on the surface it doesn't perform as it should. The wife hates the scroll and won't even use her fingers on it because it's too sensitive for her. Basically a failure in my opinion.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spastic rodent

    • Written by from Centreville

    The cursor is constantly skidding away from where it is supposed to be. Didn't someone at Apple try this annoying appliance out before foisting it on us?

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Mouse is Truly Magical!!!!

    • Written by from Copiague

    The fact that it loses its blue tooth connection EVERY 10 seconds to maybe a minute, is magic. Just to get to this spot in the review took 20 minutes! I am disabled so to return it would have been a hassle. When I first got the not so magic mouse, I came here looking for answers and at one point thought I did find an answer. I followed the directions and it did work better…for one day. Now it has gotten so bad that I was forced to buy a different mouse, which I did and am waiting for the delivery. If I could have given a rating of no stars, I would have. So save your money and the aggravation and get yourself a different Mac compatible mouse! BTW, I know 2 people who threw theirs out!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Schenectady

    Listen to the other reviews. Try working with a speadsheet and have the thing zoom your sheet 100 columns to the right out of the blue.

    I was in the Albany, NY store a few days ago. They have 8-9 iMacs and a few minis. It used to be that only 2 or 3 had the trackpad and the rest were the "magic" mouse. Now, there is only ONE iMac with the magic mouse. I wonder why that is?

    Maybe I'm "holding it wrong". This mouse should be recalled. I want it swapped for a wired mouse.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO STARS EVER!!

    • Written by from Dulwich Hill

    This is the biggest piece of rubbish in the history of computing. This mouses loses its connection with my laptop, positioned no more than 10 cm away, literally every single time I attempt to use it; sometime multiple times. I spend more time switching it off and on again, and clicking and moving it randomly until the connection is restored than actually using it for its intended purpose. I have used more disposable batteries in this device alone than in all other battery operated devices in the remainder of my life, and even with Apple branded rechargeable batteries, which I stupidly also purchased, I am constantly switching them. This is the most frustrating device you will ever own!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky it's a looker as this is a lemon.

    • Written by from Hillarys

    A lot of people complain about the ergonomics. I've never personally had a problem with the ergonomics because I stop using it out of frustration long before any physical discomfort can set in. The acceleration/deceleration is poor - shocking in fact. When slowing down it's like moving the cursor through lumpy molasses. And then you find you've run out of room and need to pick the thing up in order to continue the movement because you haven't quite reached where you needed to go.

    "built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want" the synopsis on this site tells us. This is simply not true. For example, the acceleration isn't adjustable in the default settings. Why, why, why? You can change this setting in the terminal which helps somewhat but this doesn't fix the problem of its inexact, jittery movement to begin with. This, it turns out, can be partially remedied with a mouse pad that my 6 year old $15 mouse never needed. I suspect the rest of its jitters is down to the bluetooth connection (an overrated technology if there ever was one).

    On the plus side, the gestures work well and it is nice to look at.

    Poor, Apple, poor. Your marketing department sure can sell a story though. All style, no substance.

    Buy this mouse only if you don't mind troubleshooting, workarounds and compromises.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible for spreadsheets

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I really, really want to like this mouse. But it is utterly useless when using spreadsheets. It seemingly randomly jumps hundreds of cells, meaning that I spend more time going back to the desired cell than actually entering information. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I've put my "magic" mouse on the shelf and have mouse a logitech mouse. Not as pretty, but lets me do my work...

    11 of 15 people found this useful