• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Quality I Expected

    • Written by from Sterling

    I do a lot of formatting work in documents, so I need a mouse. I also have tendonitis in both wrists. This mouse is comfortable, but I've only had it about 40 days and have had to change the batteries twice already--ridiculous! Also, the mouse goes wonky. Not zippy mouse, more stuck mouse. The way an optical mouse does if something gets in the optic part. Only there's nothing in this. Not impressed, and Apple impressed me with everything else when I bought my MacBook Air.

    423 of 428 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from ARCADIA

    The bottom falls out of the mouse constantly as you work. I spoke with both Apple customer service and Apple techs. No one seemed to care and no one could suggest how to fix the problem. One sent me to an apple store who only suggested changing the mouse. I did so and it is the same. I have tried 3 and they all lose their bottom/

    ALSO, my mouse zooms in and out on its own whenever it feels like it. Yes, I am careful how I hold it.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine and great, but VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

    • Written by from Toronto

    This mouse works great. I have no problems with finger motions and connections. However this mouse is really flat, that means your wrist and hand will be very uncomfortable. The design itself is really simple and cool-looking, but in real-life, you're gonna have a problem with this. I wish the down part of the mouse was a bit more like ball-shaped at least. I wish Apple would make new mouse to improve the comfortability.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but needs improvement

    • Written by from Perrysburg

    While the features are excellent I give it 3 stars for ergonomic reasons my fingers, palm area aches during usage and it happens every time that i stopped using it

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool concept, but not as efficient as the trackpad!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Pros: look, sleek, creativity

    Cons: It is glossy! sometimes your fingertips stick slightly to the mouse which means you can't scroll or swipe as smooth as well as the trackpad! The trackpad is not made of glass or gloss which makes scrolling and swiping super efficient. 3/5 for the magic mouse, 5/5 for the trackpad.

    1536 of 2202 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't for me.

    • Written by from Bynum

    Did not like the form factor at all, too shallow for me. Also could not get the right click working very good. Took it back.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery power

    • Written by from Richmond

    I love almost everything about the Magic Mouse, except that it takes rechargeable batteries. I feel like I am constantly changing the batteries in this thing. I wish the Magic Mouse could be recharged via USB cable, like an iPod. That would make it perfect.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has a mind of its own

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    It's pretty cool most of the time, but if you're ever trying to do something on a map it can really mess you up. Every 5 minutes or so you have to start over. I wish I had my old scrolly wheel back on the mouse, then I could control when it zooms way out or in.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    compared to the Trackpad...

    • Written by from North Saint Paul

    I can not rate the magic mouse very high only because of the the battery drains way to fast. Otherwise I would highly recommend it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating to use when in Google Maps

    • Written by from Thunder Bay

    I find the Magic Mouse very frustrating to use in Google Maps. The very sensitive top surface causes the maps zoom in and zoom out uncontrollably.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as expected

    • Written by from Edmonton

    The mouse tracks well enough, but the clicking (left or right side) isn't always accurate, the two plastic tracks on the bottom don't move very smoothly on a mouse pad compared to a standard mouse, and I found the multi-touch features to be far less responsive than the magic track pad or the track pad on any of the laptops. I hope they come out with a second version that improves on this one. Still, it's sure a huge step up from the Apple mouse.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Calgary

    At first I thought this mouse was "neat". Now unfortunately it is the biggest frustration on my desk. This thing goes through batteries like Kobayashi goes through Hot Dogs.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a bit to get use to

    • Written by from Poplar Bluff

    I got my mouse today actually and using it is different. You have to get use to it for a while but after that it is awesome. One note though, even with apple's tracking all the way up it mouse is still slow. I like my mouse settings tight so i barely move the mouse and the mouse flys across the screen I used another piece of software to make it even faster than what apple will allow it. Now it is perfect. Best (and most expensive) mouse I have ever bought.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    battery dont last long

    • Written by from tyresö

    Didnt last more than a month thats pretty bad. was the included ones.

    Hopefully its just bad batteries

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet design

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I love the mouse. i Just got my first Mac Book Pro and partition it so as to use windows 7 and it works great on both sides...right click and left click works fine also the scroll .... .My only issue with this mouse is that with all its features it does not have the PAN feature and it takes getting use to on Auto-CAD Architecture which i have substituted with the zoom feature..(PAN would be nice).. i'm hoping an update comes up to fix that feature issue. so far so good.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's nifty, but...

    • Written by

    Got this mouse with my new iMac (great machine btw). It's a nifty little device and I can see where apple was trying to go with the trackpad built into the top of it. However, it's an ergonomic nightmare. I suffer from carpal tunnel and this mouse does nothing but make my wrist scream out in pain. It's also horrible for gaming, if you move your hand at all it will register as a scroll and you've just changed weapons, or locked the controls in order to select a weapon.

    If you're used to a mouse with some grip to it I'd say stay away from this little guy. If your hands can take a bit more punishment and you're not a gamer, then go ahead and buy it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't control mouse in Excel!

    • Written by from Bradford

    I am new to Apple, and generally love all of it. The Magic Mouse works fine for everything EXCEPT Excel. It is way too sensitive, and for some reason keeps scrolling right when I want it to stay still so that I can enter data. I have important spreadsheets which are now in peril.

    I've adjusted everything I can adjust, but no luck. Do I really have to plug my old Dell mouse in?

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's wonderful for multitouch. That's about it.

    • Written by from Belton

    I have had my Magic Mouse for about 2 and a half weeks now. The multitouch features are what really sells this mouse. Although... I can't get the thing to track fast enough, it has this feature to where if you drag it slowly it moves at a minimal pace but if you move it faster it moves longer distances. This contrast between the amount you move it and the amount the cursor moves it just too... weird It's really awkward to use at first.. It's no good for playing any kind of games. While playing a game it uses that same feature to where if you're sniping in a FPS or trying to be precise in any kind of game you can't be but whenever you get frustrated at how slow its moving and move it faster, your scope or whatever moves completely off target.

    Great for general Mac use. Awesome multitouch features.

    Doesn't track fast enough, and isn't good for gaming at all.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be great...

    • Written by from Madison

    I bet there are a ton of these types of reviews, but this mouse is too small! The touch features are great, wireless is fine (though some might complain about batteries, but not an issue for me), but this thing hurts my wrist! I just wish that Apple would make a larger one, feel free to charge more, that fit comfortably in your hand and had all of the touch features (really like how there's no ball that gets nasty anymore). I'd rather not buy the latex thing that fits it to your palm, why can't we just have a larger one.

    P.S. Where did this belief come from that everyone wants smaller tools, like the keyboard? Maybe if you use a computer rarely, but those of us who use them daily and often prefer to have equipment that's comfortable rather than take up less real estate.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What a cool mouse with TONS OF HAND PAIN.

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I bought this mouse to because I am an Apple Fan. Apple did a good job making this mouse, I like the finger swap features. The first day when it came, within 10 min. my hands were hurting. Sadly within 3 days my hands really started complaining because of the ergonomics of this mouse. With large hands this became a problem. I also tried the magic mouse fix and that didn't work either I had no choice to return this and buy a Logitech M510.

    18 of 25 people found this useful