• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A low point of an otherwise great computer.

    • Written by from Portland

    A touch pad on a mouse just isn't as good an idea has it sounds. You have to hold the mouse to move it while avoiding touching the surface or it will scroll when you don't want it to. Or when reaching for the mouse, you'll likely use the tips of your fingers to know where it is without looking... oops, you just scrolled. This messes me up most when web browsing has back attached to scrolling--I have lost a lot of comments that way. You can make this mouse work certainly, but why should anyone have to concentrate on making their mouse work? I'm a graphic designer and an avid gamer, so I have well developed fine motor control, but I find this mouse a pain. Especially if you are making the switch to Mac for the first time don't let this sour the experience. The very exellent Mac platform deserves a better mouse.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Escondido

    I have gone through two of the Magic Mouse's (aka Mice) in two and a half years. The first one broke. The second one keeps loosing connection. It seems to be overly sensitive to just moving across the mouse pad. A very little pressure on the battery compartment door turns the mouse on and off and this seems to be the cause it loses connectivity. Naturally one month after the warrantee expired so did my second mouse. Lucky I still have my old Apple wired mouse. Apple needs to replace this Magic Mouse with a mouse that reflects the quality of its other products. Except for this mouse, I have been extremely pleased with Apple products and their quality.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    the biggest waste of money

    • Written by from 100 Mile House

    Useless and awkward shape for human hand. Very unsuitable location of functional elements. For so much money I would recommend to look elsewhere. I do not remember that I ever regretted so much my purchase.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some functions stopped working

    • Written by from Calgary

    I bought this mouse to use with my Macbook. After a few months of use the scrolling function no longer works. I've tried taking out the batteries, re-syncing the device with my computer and nothing seems to work. I when to apple store for help and they refused to believe me. After syncing it with a store computer and the same issues were present the employee just shrugged and said buy a new one, but I can't guarantee it will work any better. Frankly I'm not impressed that half the functions of this mouse don't work.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Washington

    it worked great for about a month. bad purchase! now it acts like any cheap mouse but for a lot more money. don't buy.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish, but Impractical

    • Written by from Arlington

    Although stylish, this mouse is not practical. It loses the connection to the computer so often that I frequently find it easier to use the touchpad than to click on the appropriate icons to reconnect the mouse every ten minutes. Additionally, the battery life is very short. I had to replace the battery after only a few months of receiving the mouse. And I only use the mouse for typical web surfing.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for web surfing but...

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Don't even think about using this mouse for any sort of film or sound editing in programs like Final Cut or Pro Tools. I've run into several problems with using it in Pro Tools and have reverted back to a usb mouse. I do however like using it with internet browsers as it is easy to scroll on webpages.

    64 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Giving Up

    • Written by from Charlotte

    After a year of constantly replacing batteries (yes, many battery changes in a year) I have to throw in the towel. The mouse constantly loses connection. It is beyond frustrating to have to jimmy it around and hope that it finds its way again so I can finish whatever task I am working on.
    My Office Manager jokes that MM is either having a good day or a bad day. And unfortunately for us, it's a bad day 5 days out of 7.
    I thought I might have gotten a lemon but it seems other Apple MM users are experiencing the same problems.
    Also, I have started using it for a drawing program and it is impossible to control fine, fine detail being that the speed is jumpy.
    So sad for us that we will be going back to unattractive but functional (and most likely) old school mice.
    Please Apple, find a way to improve upon this good looking but non functioning mouse.

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Changing the batteries

    • Written by from olney

    This mouse is great except that it is difficult to know how to change the batteries. I should be simple and easy to open the compartment.

    7 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequently looses connection, has difficulty re-connecting

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Nice design attempt, but poor bluetooth implementation compared to the Apple bluetooth keyboards. Have two magic mice, and both loose their connection frequently, and once the connection has been lost, it can take over a minute or require a power cycle or two to re-connect. Very annoying. Some mentions on the web that loose batteries might be the problem. Doesn't explain the long reconnect times. I recommend the keyboard, not the mouse.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse - Not the expected quality

    • Written by from Zurich

    So now I have the 3rd Magic mouse breaking down again. You probably ask yourself why I bought three of them, well so do I. For each mouse, after a couple of months of use, you have it disconnect and connect on regular basis, making you loose time and patience. If you just put the mouse down on the mat, a bit too hard, or if it barely touches your coffee cup, it will disconnect. Just annoying quality - I think I ll go with a cheap mouse again

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Worked awesome for awhile, but after about a year, a TON of glitches, including not being able to scroll, and when you right click-it left clicks.....ANNOYING!

    Will not buy this product again, although was fun while it lasted....

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Pixie Dust Here with Magic Mouse - Stick with $10 Mouse

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Having been a loyal Apple enthusiast for quite some time, I have to admit that I hesitated a bit in buying the Magic Mouse owing to all the negative reviews it had received out there. But, again being a loyal Apple enthusiast, I bought it.

    I encountered, like many, the connect/disconnect issues on a daily basis, but I didn't find this all that annoying ... the critter had to take a break I guess. What really frustrated me beyond anything was the unpredictable "pauses" the thing would take while I was designing or simply browsing. The cursor would just very briefly yield to nothing while your hand was in the middle of moving the mouse across the design or something. Imagine for a second that you were clipping an image, erasing a fine line, or simply moving to click a button ... and suddenly your cursor is not where you're expecting it!

    I will not buy this product again. It has wasted much of my time, and really disappointed ... I really expected more from Apple ... at least a mouse that works as well as a $10 one.

    242 of 256 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely Design...not so Lovely when Designing.... (Not very ergonomic)

    • Written by from Lexington

    The mouse looks so sleek and great and functions well as a wireless device etc. Props there, however as a Graphic Designer I use the mouse all day long every day. Since getting a new imac and this mouse I've noticed unusual pain in my hand and wrist after using the mouse for long periods of time. A more ergonomic mouse would be make my job that much more wonderful!

    58 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great mouse

    • Written by from Canton

    This mouse is really sleek and modern looking. The problem is that it is extremely uncomfortable to use. It is WAY too flat, and too narrow. The gestures are extremely different than the trackpad, and you cant have two fingers on the mouse when you do anything. You have to have only one finger touching the surface for a right click, for scrolling, etc. Not happy in the least.

    72 of 90 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Jonathan Ive, pleast STOP designing museum pieces!

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    Dear Jonathan,
    I'm 99% sure that you have never used this "mouse" for your work. Because if you did, you would find out that is utterly useless to anyone but occasional Mac user whose only interaction with a computer is to check email or do some light web browsing (in Safari?).

    What Jonathan doesn't fully understand is that the mouse is your one-way connection to the machine, not other way around. This mouse is perfect piece for MoMA exhibit and not for a serious computer users desk.

    Dear Jonathan, I challenge you to design your next Apple hardware masterpiece using nothing but this mouse. You will find out in no time that it flies really nicely across your studio and it doesn’t lose much speed when it hits the wall, because it is very aerodynamically shaped.

    Pros:
    - Beautiful ambidextrous design
    - Easy to configure and to connect from “cold start” with your Mac
    - Tracks and responds very nicely for a wireless mouse
    - Eliminates “one more wire” from your desk
    - Great for casual Mac user
    Cons:
    - Relatively heavy for its size
    - Doesn’t glide easily at all over mouse pad or a desk surface
    - Awkward non-ergonomically design
    - “Lag” feel when clicking – bad micro switch internal placing position?
    - Surface feels “sticky” for smooth finger gesture operation
    - Interference when used close to the Wacom tablet
    - Useless with application that require middle mouse button

    Conclusion:
    For me personally the mouse, besides the keyboard, is the only piece of hardware that must perform flawlessly. This mouse fails way to short for my personal use. It seems to me that Apple for years now tries so hard to re-invent the wheel. In this case Apple is so stubborn in their mouse design philosophy – form over function.

    If you want to interact occasionally with your Mac and OS X, and you want to use gestures, please consider the Magic Trackpad over the Magic Mouse.

    And for you Jonathan.. get back to the drawing board and make us something good looking and functional.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had been Wired

    • Written by from San Antonio

    It's certainly sleek, durable, and convenient with it's magic moves but the battery drains all too quick.

    As a senior in college, I use my iMac (thus Magic Mouse, too) every day. Word docs, Excel reports, etc.
    - Unless you turn off your Magic Mouse (and wireless keyboard) every time you're away, you'll go through 4 AA batteries every month.
    - It makes you wish there was a Magic (wired) Mouse.
    - Or you could buy a charging station for it.

    Look on those .Org selling sites and you'll notice customers want to get rid of theirs since it came with their iMac, (like me).

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get used to

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I don't own this mouse, but use it constantly in college, and I must say, although it looks ergonomic, I find it too small and heavy. The pads on the bottom get dirt constantly, which makes the movement stutter. The other problem I had, is that the surface is very sensitive, you need a whole new approach for moving, and clicking. The swipes are great, but the surface is sticky, so you need to clean it constantly. I wanted to buy this mouse, before I started using it, because I really wanted to free up a USB port (The only 2 USBs on the MBP are a joke), but this is just too expensive, and not worth it for me, I would rather go to a wireless, but not multitouch mouse!

    122 of 127 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product but low quality

    • Written by from Singapore

    I like the functionality of the Magic Mouse, but sadly the quality does not live up to Apple standards. Mine has low usage and stopped moving the cursor, but the other functions worked. When I purchased a new one, the store told me they get about 6 months life. This is poor when taking the price into consideration and comparing to other mice.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried . . . I really tried

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My Logitech Revolution mouse was crapping out, and saw my window to add another Apple product to my desktop. So, I reluctantly changed up my mousing workflow to try the Magic Mouse. Not only was it uncomfortable (the crisp edges dug into my fingers), but this mouse is way to prone to ghost gestures--scrolling and clicking when your hand hits the wrong place. It's going back in the box, and back to the store, and my Logitech is coming back out of the garbage. Trust me, it isn't an easy decision, but this is one thing that Apple has not mastered.

    101 of 110 people found this useful