• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much style, not enough substance

    • Written by from Gainesville

    If I could give this mouse 0 stars I would. Just getting one was such a complete exercise in futility, that I don't think I will be spending money on any Apple products for quite a long time. But that is a different story.

    The mouse tracks horribly. It claims to track on any surface, but short of something covered in grease, I cannot imagine any surface this mouse works well on. It has two very thin, dull plastic feet that drag on every mouse pad and surface I've tried. The pointer itself crawls, even on the highest speed setting. I've tried it on lion, mountain lion, and snow leopard, and it’s equally slow in each OS. The touch surface however is overly sensitive, and you have to be extremely careful to not graze it while you’re moving the mouse around, or it will activate one of the gestures, or scroll your page.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded to OS X.8 and it stopped working

    • Written by from Boulder City

    Often unseen by computers. and not seen or usable with OS X.8

    71 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not all that

    • Written by from Novato

    The only software I have that actually needs all the functionality of this mouse, doesn't work correctly, many key features are unavailable. Just spent $2k on a new machine with the 'wonder mouse' and now I need to buy another one that actually does work. I wonder how much that's gonna cost me . . .

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sluggish Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Old Tappan

    A number of people are experiencing lost connection with Magic mouse, I am using it with MacBook Air 2012 and MacBook Pro 15 2011. It seems some signal power or interference issue is causing the mouse to have jittery traction and lost connection.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gimmicks over useability

    • Written by from southminster

    The touch element of this product is erratic to the point of being unusable. Even with a third party app used to decrease sensitivity and remove some of the unnecessary gestures, this mouse is still completely useless in a large number of programs. It is also difficult to use with with google maps and other programs that require the user to click and drag.

    This mouse is completely incompatible with Adobe creative Suite software.

    The worst piece of Apple hardware i've used to date.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable.

    • Written by from warrenville

    This is by far the worst mouse I've ever own. I'm a photographer and I spend a lot of time in front of my computer editing. I bought this because of its wireless capabilities, however, It is so uncomfortable to work with. After the first hours my wrist was really in pain and the pain increases as you use it.

    It's is a nice looking mouse and it goes pretty good with your laptop, but I you are considering buying this to work doing edition you should consider another one

    60 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from closter

    I have had this mouse for about 6 months now and have paired it with a 2009 Macbook Pro and a 2009 Mac Pro. Neither machine ever stays connected to the mouse for more than 10 seconds. The thing doesn't ever work and, in the extremely rare occasions when it did work, i couldn't move the mouse more than a foot away from the computer.

    Great idea, horrible execution.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from McKinney

    As good as most of Apple's products are, this one stinks. I have two Macs and it exhibits the exact same behavior with both. It runs ok for about 10 minutes, and then the connection is lost. I switched from a Dell Bluetooth mouse because I wanted the touch surface, but as long as this mouse is going to have such an unreliable connection, it's useless to me.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail

    • Written by from Hermosa Beach

    I purchased 4 of these mice for different computers. 2 (50%) have failed within about a year (long enough no warranty). I have had dozens and dozens of mice from many manufactures over the last 40 years and have never seen such poor quality.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... while it works

    • Written by from Santiago

    I bought an iMac 1 year and a month ago (so the warranty already expired, lucky me) and yesterday this Magic Mouse stopped working. Just like that. How is it possible? This is a 70 USD mouse !!! This mouse never fell or anything, I was working with it yesterday and it just stopped working. At first, I thought this was about the batteries (this is another issue, battery drainage in this mouse and keyboard is incredible). But no. It just died. Connects to iMac but with no response. I am so disappointed, had to go to the supermarket at 10pm to buy an emergency mouse to continue working. This is my second disappointment with Apple products, before my ipod touch 3G also just died, for no apparent reason. and let me tell you, I really take very good care of my stuff.

    35 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse

    • Written by from Taos

    Two have failed in just over a year.

    45 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try using excel. FAIL

    • Written by from Duluth

    Try to work on any excel spreadsheet with this "magic" mouse. Not magic, just failure. Just one more reason why Apple won't make it in to the business world.

    16 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    • Written by from Burlington

    After less than a year, I just launched mine across the office and put the pieces in the trash. It felt very good.

    The connection was unreliable, constantly dropping off. It had an annoying tendency to just not track well: sometimes only would track up and down, and sometimes only left and right.

    I have a very old Apple USB mouse that I have been using flawlessly.

    I liked the tap and swipe features of the Magic Mouse. They worked well... when it would stay connected. Perhaps I had a bad mouse but for $70, I think I'll wait before testing that assumption.

    98 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable connection

    • Written by from Newton

    The mouse loses its Bluetooth connection roughly once an hour. Replacing the batteries doesn't help; it's just a fundamentally unreliable piece of hardware. I keep a trackpad handy and the mouse system preferences open at all times so I can reconnect it. I'm pretty much ready to buy a USB mouse and throw this in the trash. Apple should make a USB Magic Mouse in order to combine reliability and multitouch functionality.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UNCOMFORTABLE

    • Written by from Duluth

    Who cares if it looks cool? It is literally a pain to use. It has no hand support. The touch sensors are annoying. I can't use Photoshop at all because this stupid mouse is constantly zooming in and out! Apple really has to stop designing product based on on aesthetics. They constantly drop the ball on practicality. No apple product is worth the money, and this mouse is a prime example. Can I rate lower than one star?

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... At first

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I was totally in love with this mouse. I had really gotten used to video editing with the older Mighty Mouse, but was tired of trying to clean the track ball every month or so.

    When I picked the Magic Mouse up I thought my prayers had been answered, and they were. I was able to edit a lot faster, life was good. Then one day the Magic Mouse turned into the old Apple one click mouse. I couldn't swipe or do any gestures, I couldn't even get the right click to work.

    I searched through forums and after trying all solutions nothing worked. My Magic Mouse now sits in a drawer with the twisty-ties, cables, and other useless computer junk.

    47 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So cool. I wanted to like it. I hate it

    • Written by from Phoenix

    It does everything you'd want a mouse to do...and more. It's just so uncomfortable, it refuses to be used. I tried for as long as I could, then reverted to a 2 button that is ergonomically designed. Swing and a miss Apple.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFULL PRODUCT!! would give it zero stars if that was possible....

    • Written by from HILO

    My trusty old mouse won't work with Lion (don't get me started on what I think about Lion or icloud!!) and now I have arthritis in my thumb from this stupid thing. There is no support for the entire hand -- and I have really small hands. I agree with a reviewer that I read online: Apple products are now no better than PC so why am I spending the extra $$$? I plan to make a slow switch over time. It's just not worth it any more.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Catonsville

    this mouse was fine. now it's not. it won't track on my desk. if I put a magazine under it, it works. according to the Apple support forums this is a problem many other customers have. I am disappointed that I will have to replace this expensive and necessary accessory after owning it for perhaps 2 years.

    92 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for iPad users

    • Written by from Lillington

    Unless one wishes to use the iMac like an iPad, this mouse is quite a disappointment. Inadvertent slight lateral movements of the finger result in the page one is working on being swiped to the right out of sight; then, when one learns how to get the page back into view, he finds that all the work he has done on the page has disappeared. One learns that the lateral swipe losses can be prevented by going to the mouse icon under System Preferences and disabling the lateral swipe function. Then he is left with a page that is rather loosely contained within a box that's a little bit larger than the page itself within which the page wiggles and jiggles and bounces around so that it is rather difficult to do things like put a dot in a circle that's on the page because the page moves erratically in response to slight inadvertent movements of fingers on the mouse shell. I am now trying to find a replacement mouse as my original mouse (the Mighty Mouse) lost ability to scroll up and down pages. I got the Magic Mouse because it is the only mouse now available that is made by Apple, which means I must go through a process of finding a Logitech mouse that works satisfactorily ― more about that under Logitech options.

    66 of 72 people found this useful