• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Omaha

    I'll add my two cents to the pile. I was just about to buy a new mouse since this one loses connection so much, and I fly through batteries so much. I guess everyone else has the same problem. I noticed that when the green light goes out, I lose connection. Sometimes it takes more than a few seconds to relight. Thanks goodness I can plug in my old mouse and get some work done.
    'Hope the engineers are listening.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse

    • Written by from Framingham

    love it but unfortunately works sporadically with my macbook pro. Constantly losing connection, re-connect, lose connection re-connect. It's not the mouse to use for a macbook pro and I wish Apple mentioned this with the product information. Ridiculously frustrating so heading back to the tethered mouse.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Connection Issues

    • Written by from Portland

    love this mouse, the feel & functionality, no wires but constantly loses connection. Battery life is so short and once the battery gets to 50% FORGET IT.... just change them or you will end up taking a hammer to the poor mouse. The connection issues drive me mad and its not worth the money. I would rather have my old mouse back with the wireless usb plug. I also have the magic mouse pad i hope it doesnt have the same issues...i havent even taken it out of the box yet. If anyone knows how to stop this connection issue please inform me because i love the mouse otherwise. Im using it on a marble table.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery live.

    • Written by from Sanford

    The Mouse's functionality it's really good, but the batteries discharge really fast making it really expensive to use.

    17 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate the edges

    • Written by from DENVER

    This mouse is not round and does not fit in your hand nicely

    9 of 166 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse hurts my hand

    • Written by from Calgary

    I love the idea of Magic Mouse, but I can't deal with the pain. I'm going back to the original.

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from Windsor

    The touchpad is great, and having a wireless mouse on your desktop seems like a good enough idea - until your batteries start dying on you in the middle of doing something at least once a month.

    After a few years, mine started losing its connection all the time - even with full battery. I think what happens is the batteries jostle around inside and then it loses power for just a second. Then it loses connection and stops working, and I have to wait a few minutes for the computer to find it again. My mouse loses connection like 10 times a day now. It's all but useless. I'm going to have to go buy a wired mouse, because this is just stupid.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling

    • Written by from Arlington

    Bought this mouse new from Apple a little over a year ago. Since the moment I purchased it, I thought something was wrong because it was so sensitive, but no that's just how it was designed (evidenced by others on display). My apartment complex also uses these, so I went with it.

    GOODS: mouse gestures (swiping across the mouse to go forward/back in browser); it's glossy finish is beautiful and smooth texture feels nice; it's design seems like its good for both right and left handers

    BADS: super sensitive at times, other times clicks don't register (like a keyboard where the button doesn't come back up) and that is frustrating; is not very ergonomic (eventual hand pain) and is kind of small

    It's a good attempt, but a bad product. I can't believe I spent $70 on this and another ~$40 on the Mobee charger (which worked great, but is now useless). Now a year later and it's stopped working after an accidental drop onto the floor (I was sitting in Starbucks and it fell ~2-3 feet and no longer turned on). So not only is it click-mechanism sensitive, it is also sensitive to one accidental drop. -- I'll see how the Logitech holds up

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I love Apple products, usually. The Magic Mouse is awful. It eats batteries like crazy. Batteries aren't cheap and it's ridiculous how many are used.

    Apple needs to come up with a solution and let's make it in America, not China.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    edges of mouse too SHARP... it hurts and make my fingers NUMB!!!!!!!

    • Written by from NORTHWOOD

    Love the functions of the Magic Mouse, however the edges of the mouse feels like the sharp edge of broken glass or the cutting edge of a sharp knife. going back too my cheap knock-off brand!!!! waste of money, unless you like dis-comfort.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, poor execution

    • Written by from TACOMA

    Thank god I got this thing for free--I'll be dipped in dung before I ever pay $69 for it. What can I say? I'm a huge Mac lover, in my eyes they can usually do no wrong, but they missed the mark with this guy. Beautiful to look at, but its technology is flawed. I got this one second-hand after my Mighty finally died. First off, whose idea was it to put the mouse on skis? The little black plastic strips on the bottom are moronic. Using it on a mousepad doesn't work; it gets stuck on the fibers, and I tried it on a brand new one. The mouse makes an irritating scraping, sliding noise when used directly on my desk, which is IKEA white veneer and completely flat and smooth. I've tried it on every type of surface imaginable and it's the same old story: the tracking is whack. I try adjusting its settings but it's stubborn as a mule. The pointer floats around and basically just does whatever it wants, which is usually nothing. I find myself having to pick the mouse up and put it back down to get it to where I want. That's fun. The indistinguishable buttons are lovely--to look at. But I always find myself clicking more towards the middle of the two, which gives me both a menu and selection. Annoying! The swype scrolling is also a nice idea but I find it exhausting to use because it scrolls too fast and jumpy. And on websites such as Google Maps, where scrolling controls the zoom-in/out feature, it's a nightmare. The slightest touch and suddenly you're looking at the map from outer space, WTH...Apple, I love you guys but just stop. You can do better!

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    its alrighr

    • Written by from Calgary

    It was working great for me for a while.. but then it started to drain batteies like crazy and i had to replace them about once a month.. Now it just doesent work at all and is in the garbage. overpriced. save your money and get a fancy logitech mouse instead

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 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