• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life and constant connection problems

    • Written by from Penarth

    The battery life is just appalling. Alkaline batteries lasted about 1 month. Rechargeable ones less than 1 week. I switch the mouse off overnight, but this leads to all sorts of connection problems, so I always have an old cable mouse plugged in for standby. Not a very usable product, even though I like the touch-scroll functionality.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Mouse

    • Written by from Guildford

    This has to be the worst, most useless mouse I have EVER used. The "magic" touch sensitive mouse seemingly has a mind of its own, the slightest nudge can cause whatever you're working on to scroll (or zoom) out of view, and there doesn't appear to be a setting to alter the sensitivity of it. Also ergonomically it just does not feel good at all, along with the tiny cramp inducing keyboard.

    1797 of 3175 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MAD MOUSE!!!

    • Written by from Loughborough

    Has Apple totally lost sight of it's roots? What was the Mac originally conceived for? Answer, design!

    Used in a design environment, trying using in Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, you won't be able to as the touch sensitivity that sits along the top of the mouse will render any detailed use of the curser pretty much impossible. Line up your curser to do that intricate piece of editing, slowly now, just nudge that node... Ooops the page has just shot away from from you!

    APPLE! WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE SO OVER ENGINEERED IN A CONSTANT QUEST TO TRY AND LAUNCH SOMETHING NEW?

    DON'T BUY THIS MOUSE ITS HOPELESS - YOU ARE WARNED!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse from hell/The devils own mouse.

    • Written by from OMAGH

    This mouse gives you drop down menus whether you want them or not, no matter what way you set the preferences up. I'm surprised more people are not complaining about this frustrating little piece of plastic voodoo.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working on all surfaces after 9 months

    • Written by from London

    This mouse came with my new Mac (which is fantastic). After 10 months of trouble free use, the mouse stopped working on a mouse mat, but would still work on a desk surface (not a huge problem but annoying). Then two months later it stopped working on the desk surface and only worked on a shiny surface. Now it works on nothing and is out of warranty despite initially being faulty within the timeframe. Given the expense of replacing it when it goes wrong, i would avoid this product.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic .... What Ev's

    • Written by from Ashford

    Worst apple product I've ever bought! Disconnects ... all the time!! Grrrrr!!! When it works (Not very often) it really is an amazing mouse - Easy to use, accurate, intuitive, looks amazing etc. But for £1 shy of £60 it's a rip off for a bit of hardware that clearly has a design flaw somewhere. If I could give less than 1 star I would. An expensive but good looking paperweight.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Erratic performance

    • Written by from little chalfont

    This mouse when working is great. However it suddenly can stop working if there is local interference, thus requiring another wired mouse to 'rescue' it. Too clever for its own boots.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY !

    • Written by from London

    Don't buy this mouse if you want safe money on batteries !
    Apple didn't mentioned that this mouse is a POWER MONSTER !

    This mouse need new pair of batteries every 8-10 days !

    So pair of good batteries in UK cost about 2 GBP.
    After one month you'll spend 8 GBP on batteries.

    After one year is almost 100 GBP !

    Thank you very much. I am going back to normal USB mouse.

    Lol !

    34 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool, but in real life.... it is not worth $1

    • Written by from Wasserbillig

    The mouse looks VERY cool, and most of the time it works okay, but...

    It's slow, and if you have a nice big screen (27" Apple), you can not go from left to right without lifting the mouse within a normal mouse pad size.

    if you use non Apple applications e.g MS Office for MAC, connect to a Windows Terminal server or if you have a seamlessly windows app the scrolling will drive you crazy.

    8 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How can Apple get a simple mouse So Wrong!

    • Written by from Broadstairs

    I am not alone in thinking that this mouse is the worst bit of kit Apple have ever released. I have tried different textured mat, reflective mats, graph paper - just about everything to try and coax this evil rodent into action, but it simply stutters and jerks across the screen with a mind of it's own. It is a joke and would strongly urge anyone contemplating the purchase of one of these to save your money or look elsewhere.
    Doesn't deserve one star

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance: The worst mouse I've ever used

    • Written by from CAMBRIDGE

    The magic mouse is somewhat uncomfortable to use for long periods. It's too thin and flat to support the hand so you have to hold your hand like a claw to use it.

    It gets worse when you try to use the right button, the click detection is so poor that you have to spend time clicking different parts of the mouse until you finally get the right click.

    It doesn't matter how cool it looks, what's the point of a mouse without buttons that work accurately. Bring back the wireless mighty mouse.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch...

    • Written by from kolding

    Brilliant looks. Great for browsing web. But for me it's to small, so I get wrist pain. And if you use indesign the mouse scrolls all over the place and it is very unprecise. So for me it is useless.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice look - bad functions

    • Written by from Allerød

    If you use windows on your Mac, don't use this mouse as the right clicking is very difficult

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A whole lot of (wrist) pain

    • Written by from Peterborough

    It looks nice, the scrolling is clever and useful but it doesn't right click if you have any other fingers resting on it. Highly irritating.

    The worst thing about this mouse is that after an evening of light usage if gave me severe pains in my hand because it is simply not comfortable to hold. The pain lasted days and i truly believe you could seriously Injure your hand using this mouse.

    Im an apple fan and i even liked the old mighty mouse. This mouse on the other hand is a complete ergonomic failure.

    Google "magic mouse pain". Im not the only one injured by this horrid thing.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking Rubbish

    • Written by from Banbridge

    Will not connect with my iMac - wasted hours trying

    7 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch!

    • Written by from Dartford

    Its a great looking device and I like its use the a browser. However, I've ended up with significant strain in my forearm due to the way you hand is forced to rest when using it.

    I'd say that if you are a heavy user, then look at something else.

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance with Mac Pro

    • Written by from Belfast

    Well, I got this mouse a while ago, quite a while ago actually, to use with my Mac Pro, but I never got around to writing this review. So here it is now.

    All I can say is that the performance with that particular machine is terrible at best. Everything lags, and scrolling, tracking are just unusable. I never tried it with an iMac or one of the laptops, so I don't know how well it works with those, but with the Mac Pro it was just unusable. In the end I went back to using my Mighty (now Apple) Mouse, which works just fine apart from the occasional jammed scroll ball, which is still a lot better than having to deal with, well, the non existent usability of the "Magic" Mouse.
    The one thing I can't understand is that Apple kept on telling me that it's an issue with bluetooth, but sure if my Mac's bluetooth reception is bad, how is it possible for the Mighty Mouse to work flawlessly at all times??

    So all in all, I'd just like to let other Mac Pro users know to stay well away from this mouse. If there was a possibility of giving it 0 stars, I would.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just is not accurate

    • Written by from Skelmersdale

    I really wanted to like this, but after nearly six months of struggle, I can only say that for Photoshop users this just is not accurate. The gesture business is a nightmare and the sideways swipe for sideways scrolling is a total nuisance in applications such as Excell, where the spreadsheet just suddenly flips itself over to the right and all your calculations vanish. I've switched to a graphics tablet for 'Shop and back to the Mighty Mouse for everything else. I want my money back!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply ghastly

    • Written by from LONDON

    I love apple products, but this is a disaster. The range is poor, the multitouch pointless, there is no right click the battery runs out every 15 minutes. Right, off to sell my apple stock.

    16 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power hungry mouse

    • Written by from LONDON

    it's all very good to have wireless mouse and ketyboard, but they use up batteries at the rate of 2 per month for the mouse, and 2/every 3months for the keyboard - over a year, it's not a lot, maybe but it certainly is not exactly environmentally friendly. all those batteries make a lot of unrecycleable waste. not quite sure why they couldn't usb cables as an option as well...

    6 of 17 people found this useful