• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive disappointment

    • Written by from Worcester

    I loved the idea of a bluetooth mouse with a recharging pad - but what a disappointment. It constantly loses its connection with the iMac - so frustrating!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The loudest mouse I've come across

    • Written by from Godalming

    I had high hopes for the Magic Mouse but I'm very disappointed. Firstly, the click is louder than every mouse I've ever used. Also, it clicks once when you press the mouse and again when you release it. Sitting at my MacBook, there is a constant click-click, click-click, click-click. I would expect the sound to be comparable to key presses on the keyboard, but it's a completely different level of sound. It seems as though, because you are pressing the whole top of the mouse, the click is transmitted to the desk which amplifies the sound.

    Secondly, it's really noisy moving the mouse around. Rather than the little slidy feet of other mice, this has two bars that run the whole length of the mouse. These scrape across the desk and also seem to transmit the scraping sound into the desktop, where it becomes louder. I can only imagine that the Apple design offices are really noisy and they all still use mouse-mats.

    Finally, when the mouse arrived, it had some adhesive film to protect the bottom. Pulling the film off left glue on the bottom of the mouse. I expect better than this of Apple packaging.

    If you work in a quiet environment, think twice before you buy this mouse.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Dundee

    Purchased an imac and this mouse came with. This is now my SECOND mouse because it constantly kept un-connecting, purchased the apple recharger and it still doesnt work. My mouse at the moment constantly un-connects every 5 seconds, its very annoying!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance

    • Written by from Huddersfield

    CONS:

    * Having to lift my left finger away from the left button in order to right-click is incredibly irritating when I've been accustomed to the 'normal' pattern of using mice for around 18 years. i.e. left-click/right-click at your leisure, regardless of whether either finger is in contact with the button area.

    * Battery life isn't fantastic, I got roughly 12 hours per week out of it before needing a recharge.

    * If you require precision, this mouse is not for you. It's sluggish and unpredictable.

    * From an ergonomic perspective, I personally found it uncomfortable to use through my working day. The hand should be relaxed when using a mouse, not gripping it in an awkward fashion.

    PROS:

    * Looks pretty.

    * 360 scrolling is nice to use (although if that floats your boat, you may as well opt for the Magic Trackpad instead).

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    Bottom line: I trialled my Magic Mouse for at least three months, and ended up switching to a bog-standard wired mouse out of sheer frustration. My Magic Mouse now serves as a pretty paperweight.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, badly executed

    • Written by from London

    Sounds great on paper but, in practice, this mouse is tiny and unergonomic; it hurts my hand after about 30 mins of use.

    Also, the touch sensitive scrolling is far too sensitive and imprecise, therefore useless for anything but scrolling through documents (where precision is less important).

    It probably goes without saying that this mouse is useless for gaming, as it's impossible to press both mouse buttons at the same time (FPS games in particular will usually require that you hold down the right mouse button to aim iron-sights and then click with the left to shoot).

    For general desktop use, you would be far better off with the Magic Trackpad, which offers much more precision and less ergonomic pain (although still useless for gaming of course).

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive paperweight

    • Written by from Slough

    I need to get some work done so I have gone back to using my old cheap pc mouse. This is just too jumpy.

    6 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chronic Wrist/Hand Pain

    • Written by from Dublin

    I've been using this mouse for over a month now, and I've never been in so much pain! Even when I'm home from the office over the weekends not using the mouse, my wrist, knuckles, and pinky finger still ache. I've found the only semi-comfortable way to use it (if you're a frequent user like myself) is to place a bit of stiff cloth in the palm of my hand to fill that awkward bit of space between your hand and the mouse. I will be ordering a 3rd party device or at least a mmfixed shortly to avoid any permanent carpal tunnel or tendon damage

    12 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from Somerset

    The mouse looks nice, but it is not suitable for extended periods of use. Batteries drain in about a month compared to other mice lasting a year or so, It does not work well on google maps (end up zooming out all the way by accident / zooming in fully). And now mine has stopped working properly... have to click very hard for anything to happen. Why can't Apple just make something so simple as a mouse WORK properly, not cost a ridiculous amount of money and just do its job without pretending to be some super-ergonomic god device.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Despicably stupid idea

    • Written by from marlow

    WHAT were they thinking by designing a mouse that runs only on aa batteries, I get through 2 aa batteries every week! Surly they must have considered being able to charge it via plugging into the computer or apple device, but no, its just a way to keep AA battery companies in business!

    6 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful mouse

    • Written by from Insch

    Have thrown it in the bin. Far too sensitive to use for a host of programmes

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this product.

    • Written by from UUSIKAUPUNKI

    The title should emphasize my message. Do not acquire this product. You'll be sorely let down.

    First of all. Ergonomics are totally wrong. They have been sacrificed on the altar of nice shape. My hand is totally broken using this product.

    Second of all. This might be my personal preference but, the motion sensor of the mouse is positioned on the top of the mouse bottom. This means that all the mouses that I have used since 1994 which have had either ball, infrared or laser in the middle of the mouse will feel weird. Actually I never got used to the Magic Mouse. The motion just feels bad.

    The touch sensitive surface is a good innovation but not practical. Usually I just end up touching it by accident and end up scrolling somewhere that I do not want to.

    Conclusion, if you have ever before used a mouse do not buy this. It'll not be worth it.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Total Disaster

    • Written by from Amersham

    If you enjoy having to replace batteries every few months, enjoy having periods where the mouse loses connection..... then buy this mouse. Like Apple Maps it is a heap of overpriced rubbish.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the worst mouse

    • Written by from Twickwnham

    I paid a lot of money to this mouse, however, I would suggest you to buy with the cable one. It is impossible to do designs on my MAC with this mouse. First, it disconnects often even if you have 100% battery. Second, it is not ergonomic at all. It is difficult to do right and left clicks. Third, battery goes very quick and you need to spend money for batteries over and over or battery charger.

    Please do not buy this mouse. It is waste of money. You will be regret, trust me. Therefore, I will buy cheaper version with the cable one.

    68 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had such a poor experience with such an expensive mouse

    • Written by from bromley

    Got this home one morning after trip to Apple Store and tried for ages to sync with MacBook. Eventually I opened the back to remove batteries and try my own, only to find the batteries included with the mouse had leaked and rendered mouse useless. Not impressed! Had to jump in car and spend another two hours travelling to shop, parking and exchanging it. Poor experience!

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big disappointment

    • Written by from Helsinki

    I expected much more from this mouse. Firstly, I was disappointed that the tracking speed couldn't be set to be (much) higher, since I'm used to having a much more sensitive mouse, which requires far less wrist movement.

    Secondly, it is really irritating that the slower the mouse is moved, the cursor starts to move IMPOSSIBLY slowly. This is especially painful when navigating menus, for example, when the mouse speed is typically slower than average.

    I don't know if other brands' wireless mice work with mac computers, but if they do, I would recommend them 100%.

    It's nice to have some gestures that can be performed on the mouse, like on the trackpad. But that hardly matters when Apple haven't even got the basics right and there's no way to change these settings. Big disappointment.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Promises much delivers not much

    • Written by from Yeovil

    The most disappointing Apple merchandise ever? Has never tracked properly dips in and out which is intensely frustrating. No benefit to being wireless at all got it with my iMac but still feel the pain. Don't buy. Use my old wired mouse now.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't recommend - lost functionality after 1 year

    • Written by from Woking

    Nice when it works but mine started to malfunction after about a year (i.e. after the warranty finished). Essentially it wouldn't track well. I tried all the recommended solutions with no success. Apple refused to repair or replace. I would really expect Apple stuff to last longer. Very disappointing for a mouse that costs £59! I can't recommend this to anyone.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product Apple ever produced

    • Written by from Newport

    Somebody should have tried the product alongside the wireless keyboard - there is a bizarre imbalance between the light and overly small keyboard and the seemingly overlong, narrow, very heavy and very, VERY scraping - on any surface - (and sharp-edged) Magic Mouse.

    Apple used to excel themselves at ergonomics as well as design. In recent times, Apple managed in a few areas to make design more important e.g. sharp edges on Apple iPhone, cold metal casing on MacBook Pro, overly heavy iPad. Those are minor inconveniences for which there are acceptable workarounds.

    I have tried workarounds for the cumbersome weight and intensely annoying scraping, but this is a premium product and I shouldn't have to. Sorry Apple start again on this one - this is Scarily Not Great! Wireless trackpad, anyone?

    12 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish- go old skool

    • Written by from high wycombe

    It really hard to work in adobe suites with it, so I have had to switch all of the functionality off. Not only that but it looses connection every 5 mins.

    I have replaced the battery 8 times since Jan in an effort ti resolve the issue, and yes i switch it off.

    If you just a web browser and not a creative professional then the mouse would indeed rock. But if you want to work with this don't bother and get the old faithfuls.

    I extend this as well to the wireless keyboard equally frustrating!!!

    So i have about £100 plus sitting in a cupboard and i am back using the old equipment i luckily hung on to.

    16 of 723 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - constantly loses wireless connection

    • Written by from Teignmouth

    I've had this for 6 months now. I'm absolutely sick of it. It loses the wireless connection several times an hour whenever the mouse is jolted. I have tried all types of different batteries and tried the trick of wedging card in between the batteries to keep the connection. This is a well-known problem with the magic mouse and still no solution. In contrast the trackpad never loses the connection. Sort it out Apple.

    10 of 20 people found this useful