• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design defect

    • Written by from Macon

    When this works new out of the box, it is a wonderful, innovative product. No other mouse I know approaches its versatility and ease of use. Pairing was easy with a MacBook Air. But after only a few months when the batteries ran down and I didn't use it (I was out of the country), the batteries leaked and the mouse became inoperative. The green LED did not come on with new batteries and cleaned terminals. The batteries were not the culprits, they were good Duracell batteries. On other web sites I have noticed the same problem.
    Apple has to correct this design defect. This is an unacceptable shortcoming from an otherwise very innovative product. For its price, I cannot afford to replace them twice a year.
    I trust Apple engineer read these reviews and will rectify this unfortunate design defect.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but poor design

    • Written by from Floral Park

    It took a little bit to get used to it but once I did liked it a lot. However with daily use the bottom starts to grind off leaving metal filing from it all over my work space and on me. Noting this to a few friends who also have it, it doesn't matter if a mouse pad is used or not. So in the end it's a health hazard.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad tracking / Not precise

    • Written by from Columbia

    The mouse keeps having issues moving on the mouse mat. I tried it with it, without it, over glass, over paper, over leather, over a matte plastic surface, and nothing. The precision of it is really bad. The rubber pads at the bottom make the mouse to stick to almost every surface, so when you have to be very precise, and apply little force to it to move it 2 or 3 pixels, it keeps sticking to the surface, and if you apply more force it "jumps" from where you are. Dissapointed. I am going back to the Apple Store for a refund. My old Dell plastic US$ 3 mouse does it waaaaay better than this US$ 74.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get used to

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Very hard to get used to, the slightest touch causes me to scroll all over the page. I preferred the Apple Mighty Mouse but the scroll ball kept getting stuck so I thought I would try this one. No scroll ball to get stuck but the surface is hypersensitive. Also the batter life stinks, I have to replace the batteries about every 5 weeks.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruins my productivity

    • Written by from Sterling

    While this mouse in nice in concept, the sensitivity of the scrolling surface on the top of the mouse is really problematic. It is far too sensitive and results in constant problems. At the slightest mis-touch of a finger, you will find your slides scrolling up or down, you will find webpages going forward or back, or you will find yourself suddenly on a different page of the document you were working on. It is also difficult to precisely scroll back to a particular slide because the sensitivity is so high. Working with this mouse probably makes me 5-10% less productive on a daily basis because I am constantly having to scroll back to the spot I was working on. I would much prefer the classic scroll wheel or the mini-track ball of the Apple Mouse since it is far less likely that I will accidentally activate those devices.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Freaking Sensitive

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I cant do anything with this its scrolling is way too sensitive but othere wise its pretty good

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Counterproductive for Graphic Designers

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    When I bought the Magic Mouse, the main thing I was excited about was the touch side-scrolling. For any designer who works in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign at length, easy side-scrolling makes for an incredible, uninterrupted workflow. However, the shape of the mouse ended up impeding my workflow instead of helping it.

    As I tried to grip the mouse and side-scroll around my artboards, I would inevitably touch the top edge of the mouse's surface with my thumb or ring-finger, which would jump the cursor all around the screen (trying to avoid this resulted in hand-cramps). I've since switched back to using my cheap, plastic two buttons-and-a-wheel mouse. At least it's reliable.

    My side scrolling dreams were totally defeated by the sexy-but-unusable shape of the Magic Mouse. I would not recommend it to professional designers or digital artists.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse - but loses connection repeatedly

    • Written by from Yellowknife

    I like this mouse but it constantly loses connection with my MacPro. Very frustrating when you're on a deadline and have to repeatedly stop and wait for the connection to be re-established.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Painful, Love/ Hate Relationship

    • Written by from Brookhaven

    The best mouse ever...I HATE IT.
    Great features, works flawlessly. It's a shame I can't use it, it hurts my wrist and forearm after about 10 minutes of use. I have tried the Track Pad and found some issues with that too. It's a shame, my first experience with having an Apple computer and I'm very disappointed , I may try the older wired one that I have seen in the Apple store , I really want to use an Apple mouse on my iMac so I'm not giving up, I refuse to use any of my older PC stuff on my Mac....The search is on

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse for the Kind...

    • Written by from Rehoboth

    The Magic Mouse is a wonderful mouse when it comes to function. It is easy to get into and use and it serves its purpose as a functional, wireless mouse.

    Unfortunately, if you are a more "violent" mouse user (someone who sort of picks up the mouse slightly to move it from place to place while using) like myself, this mouse is not the right solution. For the price it is not built to withstand even the most subtle of mouse drops and will disconnect from bluetooth constantly. This has happened on multiple magic mice for me, but never before on cheaper logitech or even microsoft alternatives. Those other mice miss the cool functionality of the magic mouse, but for 70 bones Apple, you have to make the thing at least a bit durable.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I give up

    • Written by from Otis

    After 5 months of trying to get used to Magic Mouse, I dug my old Logitech Bluetooth mouse out of the drawer. The Magic Mouse is unpredictable. I'm forever clicking right when I mean to click left. I accidentally swipe (or something) and my Web page disappears. I've even had to re-do online forms because the mouse did something unexpected. I need predictability.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't know about this one...

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This mouse is unpredictable at times...somethings it does double click actions when I'm just wanting a single click. At other times I'm listening to music/videos and all of a sudden it sends the volume control full blast! Almost blew my ears off and that's detrimental and could damage my hearing. Nope...the surface is too sensitive and of course it doesn't help when you have your hands hovering over it most of the time. I do like the design and how it glides without a mousepad. But that's really it.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't ever buy this product if you use Adobe software

    • Written by from Caldwell

    This mouse will drive you absolutely bonkers if you use InDesign or some other Adobe products. It's like trying to navigate a document while in a plane that is experiencing ongoing turbulence. After 4 years neither Adobe or Apple has corrected the issue.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better

    • Written by from Revere

    I like the features of this mouse - the touch controls are clever. But the highest speed setting is still not enough for a 27" iMac. Also, the tracking is not fluid. Perhaps it would be better on a perfect surface, but I don't have a perfect surface. Also, the optical sensor that reads the movement is located very near the front of the mouse. I just couldn't really adapt to this after using so many mice with the sensor near the center - it really effects how you must move your hand around.

    After about 10 days of use, I retrieved the cheapo Dell mouse from the PC that the iMac replaced. It works beautifully!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Counter-Productive with a Superior Product

    • Written by from Glendale

    As a Designer I use Adobe software throughout my work day. I find that the quality of the magic mouse is far superior than any other. My complaint lies with the trackpad multi-touch capability. Within Adobe software, as you graze your finger across the mouse it flings your workspace across the screen. I find that I am constantly having to reposition my work. I rely far too heavily on cmd+0 to re-center my work. Not to mention, as I attempt to duplicate objects or text boxes the screen zooms at random (by holding alt to select and drag – my finger changes position on the mouse). I refuse to purchase another Mighty Mouse as I have already gone through three of them, due to the trackball no longer working. This magic mouse has the capability to be the best, however, it causes frustrations at a level not previously experienced. What I mentioned above are only a couple issues related to using the mouse in a production environment.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but with technical problem

    • Written by from Chicago

    Everything is fine for the first two months. But after that, it will frequently lose the connection.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty bad

    • Written by

    This mouse is terrible for gaming you cannot press both buttons at the same time which is essential for some games also the left button is kind of hard to find other than that it is nice not to have to switch between screens with the track pad

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works ok but battery life is ridiculous

    • Written by from Vancouver

    works fine overall, but the battery life is ludicrous

    some brand new batteries only last a couple weeks, the best rechargeables fully charged can last almost a month under normal use. You waste a lot of time and money changing batteries

    Apple should design a mouse that is more energy efficient--this kind of battery life is ludicrous

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from VINELAND

    When this mouse works it's great but the connection is so sporadic it renders it useless, the bluetooth functionality of both mouse and keyboard leave a lot to be desired, I went back to my old wireless pc mouse and the connection is fine.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The real identity of the "mouse"

    • Written by from Sebastopol

    While the Apple "Magic" Mouse has some good features going for it, such as lopping off the tail and discarding the connection to the keyboard, there's really no "magic" apparent in its performance. It's proclivities to initiate operations without operator intention are annoying and frustrating. The slightest shift in hand position will alter your desktop view, or zoom in on your work, or scroll down on a document, or pop your pizza out of the oven 5 minutes too soon, for all I can tell.

    Apple should rename this magical battery holder the "squirrel," because you just never know which way it's going to go.

    10 of 12 people found this useful