• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd love it if....

    • Written by from Jersey City

    It didn't constantly have weird ghost movements on screen or simply lag or not move at all when I move the mouse. But the gestures are nice. Too bad the mouse doesn't work properly.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If is working is good, but....

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    whatever I'm trying to do just get disconnected randomly.
    Works for hours, and suddenly is like dead (Disconnected - message on the screen) again is connected, again disconnected... you got it...
    It is frustrating and should be a recall from Apple - looks like thousands are dealing with same issues.
    Not recommended to buy!

    100 of 104 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was ok, now it's useless!

    • Written by from Nolanville

    When I first bought this expensive paperweight it worked and connected pretty well. Having an iPad 3 and MacBook helped me with the swiping technique, though I agree with several how you can be knocked back into previous pages. Now I get connectivity issues. It WON'T connect at all. I have had the mouse for longer than 3 months so the warranty is useless. I will NOT recommend this and would rather take up a precious USB port with any other kind of mouse.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm shopping for a mouse, but I just can't buy another one of these

    • Written by from MARION

    I've got at least four of these. I love the finger action for scrolling; I'm going to miss that. I love the simple feel of it. But this mouse just has problems. It eats up batteries like crazy. I always have to have two mice ready for a work week, one mouse has a charger, one goes on batteries. I keep a pack of batteries at all times. But this mouse can't be trusted. Sometimes it will just quit working -- new batteries, charged up... doesn't matter. It just disconnects. Sometimes, it simply won't track. That is the most annoying. I'm trying to work and I'm constantly fiddling with this mouse to see what the problem is now: need batteries? bad surface? hates my dress?

    I can never trust that this mouse is going to work and I am sick of it.

    50 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A Challenge to Use

    • Written by from SANTA CLARA

    Apple's Magic Mouse is visually beautiful and well built, but a challenge to use. The shape doesn't fit naturally to the hand. The lack of conspicuously different buttons causes unwanted scrolling. The position of the sensor is too far forward causing the cursor to halt when the mouse moves to the top of the mouse pad. In brief, the mouse movements are unpredictable.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a couple of months

    • Written by from BLOOMINGTON

    I love the mouse. But today started getting the "Connection lost" syndrome. Even with a fresh set of batteries and the control panel showing 100% and a reboot. I'll see how long I can tolerate this and if it doesn't get better I may have to go the Logitech route. Shame too because it is easy to use left or right handed.

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would love it but ...

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    ... it will not stay connected to my computer. I have the newest Macbook and all the new software with this new mouse so it should all work great, right? Well I've replaced the batteries 3 times in the last 2 weeks and it still loses connectivity for no reason. If I bump it against the desk at all it loses it. If I'm moving too quickly from page to page it loses it. Every time that "Connection Lost" pops up on my screen it infuriates me. I love the functionality of it and find it very useful for my daily work, but I'm not putting up with it anymore. I just ordered a Logitech trackball.

    117 of 124 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay.

    • Written by from LAKE NEBAGAMON

    I loved my Magic Mouse when I first purchased it (a year ago). Now, I still love the multi-touch capabilities, but the tracking isn't working properly even with new batteries, restarting my computer, and re-pairing the mouse to my imac. :(

    The rails on the bottom of the mouse seem to be useless. They don't make it glide any better on my optical mouse mat. A cheap $10 logitech wireless mouse tracks better.

    I expect a $70 mouse to last longer than a year. Especially if it's an Apple product.

    Sorry Apple, you're losing business. Just bought a Logitech trackball to replace the Magic Mouse.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy

    • Written by from Izmir

    feels cheap doesn't have more than 5 gestures another thing that proofs apple screws up at mouse designing

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for just only a month.

    • Written by from Newark

    I use this mouse for Diablo III. This mouse is good during the first month with me. One day, I just can't click it. It connect to my Mac pro and moves normally but can't click. Don't recommend for heavy duty use.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I really want to like this mouse

    • Written by from Toronto

    Unfortunately it's many problems far outweigh any good points. I'm happy with most of the Apple products I've bought over the years, but this mouse has so many annoyances that I'm really starting to hate it.
    1. It randomly disconnects, even with fresh batteries. (Don't even think about using rechargeables). You can usually tell a disconnection is about to happen as the cursor movement will slow down or stagger.
    2. Mouse clicks are often interpreted as a scroll. You find yourself desperately trying not to slide or move any other fingers, but more often than not it will interpret the click as a scroll followed by the click, resulting in a click above or below where you intended. Hitting a web link can take multiple tries if the mouse is having a bad day.
    3. The black rails the mouse rests on have too much friction. Unless you lift the mouse slightly you can't make a smooth and precise movement.
    Overall, it seems like Apple didn't do enough QA on the internal hardware. Externally it's lovely.
    Maybe Apple will fix it in a future revision, and hopefully do a better job when testing it.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    crashes constantly

    • Written by from Toronto

    The no scroll wheel is great but this mouse constantly crashes and disconnect in OS Lion. Also battery drains fast. My rechargeable battery goes in less than a week. My Mighty Mouse wireless could last a month with the same usage.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse - OUCH!

    • Written by from Morgan Hill

    I love Apple products and I love what this mouse can do. Unfortunately it has some major problems. The sensitivity is such that it can scroll or zoom without provocation, but more importantly, it seriously lacks in the ergonomics department. I also find the mouse to have tracking problems, often dropping whatever you are trying to move. I've learned to get somewhat better at this with a lighter touch, but since when does one need to "learn" how to move a mouse? I've worked on computers for well over 20 years, Macs only, and in all that time I have never encountered discomfort. I'm now seeing an orthopedic doctor, and the pain in my wrist is awful. Each morning and each day is an exercise in pain. I hope the track pad works better. Two stars for what it does Apple, but please address how it does it.

    110 of 116 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST APPLE PRODUCT EVER.

    • Written by from Denver

    I usually don't write reviews unless I'm really ticked off. And I'm ticked off.

    This mouse is horrible. It's so unreliable and is constantly disconnecting. It's slow, then it's too fast. I love the idea of a wireless mouse, but Apple needs to fine tune this product.

    67 of 73 people found this useful