• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Reading

    Bought my magic mouse 18 months - 2 years ago - now doesn't work at all - can't get it to power on at all - not what I expect for a £60 mouse!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is nonsense.

    • Written by from LONDON

    If you are graphic designer or CAD designer do not buy it.

    Gesture control supposed to be a good thing but in the end it is a disaster. I have top MBP late 2013 so it is fast but if I accidentally swipe mouse in InDesign with 16 pages portfolio you can not stop movement. Whole screen just floats in direction of your swipe. All you can do is just wait.

    If you I accidentally swipe mouse when setting any numerical parameters in PS it is a complete disaster - numbers goes up or down depends on direction of the swipe. You can not stop the process. Especially if it is something heavy like a blur or noise on a high res pic.

    CAD. I tried it with Rhino and was very very very disappointed with result - camera rotating is out of control! Zoom is uncontrollable, it just goes random sometimes.

    Windows. If you have two OS on your Mac you can not use this mouse for windows. There is no right click support. It acts ridiculously strange in Windows.

    Gesture control is so sensitive that if you slightly move one of your fingers on the mouse screen start to tilt. This feature is killing me. I've turned off gesture control nearly completely so I have just good looking piece of polycarbonate.

    Huge disappointment in Apple. They are so crazy about details but this mouse is compete mess. In this case form does not follow function but it prevent product to function properly. I can not return this thing since 14 days has passed. All I can do now is to train myself to not pay attention to constantly tilting display...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment

    • Written by from GUILDFORD

    Initially the mouse worked fine together with the charger. Of late it has increasingly lost contact and it is now impossible to use. Fortunately I have a trackpad but my preference is for a mouse that works! For the cost involved the situation is very disappointing to say the least and I am reluctant to purchase a replacement, and presumably another charger.
    Not what I expect from Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just awful

    • Written by from Southampton

    - hate the touch sensitive scrolling feature
    - soaks up battery in no time
    - cheap feel
    - unresponsive a lot of the time
    - overall design

    Would prefer a good old fashioned wired Microsoft mouse.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is bad. Bluetooth disconnects.

    • Written by from Helsinki

    Battery should be better! New batteries needed 2 times a month!
    And the bluetooth-connection disconnects really easily. For example, if I shake my table by accident and the mouse "jumps" because of that, bluetooth will disconnect. This happens 2-3 times a day.
    Design should be more robust!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful excuse for a mouse in graphics programmes

    • Written by from Thornton Cleveleys

    I know I'm not the only graphic designer out there who can not get along with the Magic Mouse. Its absolutely terrible in Indesign & Illustrator, perhaps more a problem with Adobe than Apple but even so, apple should compensate. You can't do minute movements without your page jumping all over the place. Google Magic Mouse Illustrator problems to know its not me being all negative!!! I'd really like to get on with it, the rest of the time its great but its almost impossible to use as a mouse in that graphics environment. Not tried it in many other mouse critical programmes to comment!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from penzance

    The life lasts no longer than 4 weeks per set of batteries, and my mouse literally looses connection to my Mac every 1 minue-5 minutes, It's appalling especially in a brand new mouse... Very upset and I feel ripped off completely, AVOID THIS PRODUCT AT ALL COSTS!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would have liked a choice

    • Written by from Tickenham

    I have carpal tunnel and arthritis in my thumb and I find the Magic Mouse so painful and difficult to use, I am forever having to move it just to get the pointer where I want it to be, it ruins my whole iMac experience. I have since learnt there is a track pad which retails at the same price, perhaps this should be offered as a second choice to the mouse for people who struggle with their hands? I am now loath to pay an extra £50.00 odd to get one while my mouse just sits redundant!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects so often I just smashed it in a rage!

    • Written by from Newmarket

    I've enjoyed using this mouse in the two years I've had it, but the rate at which it eats through batteries and the number of times it loses connection make my blood boil.

    In the last week it must have lost connection about 30 or 40 times, and that's with brand new batteries still showing 100%. Today was the final straw, it's been crashing safari when I swipe backpage and dropping the signal all morning. The third time it happened in an hour, I threw it across my office so hard it broke into 10 bits.

    Bye bye mighty mouse. Hello wired mouse.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH!!!!

    • Written by from Sheffiel

    Failure designed, can not do things accurately,!!! useless!!!!!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    • Written by from Nottingham

    Every time I try to move the mouse to a new location it tries to scroll.

    Pulling my hair out!!!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never buy this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Northampton

    I got this mouse for about 1 year,i can say that it is a really bad mouse,if you play games,it will cost you two battery each WEEK!!! and sometimes it does not wrk at all,never never buy it,get a logitech or razer for that price is much more better than this!! Trust me

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A sleek disaster

    • Written by from Ipswich

    Pro's
    +Mouse is awesome looking, sleek and clean
    +Small and thin in looks (That's the bad part to)
    +Multi-Touch is nice

    Con's
    -Mouse is too thin and small and is really crampy for normal hands.
    -Sensor is terrible, so unprecise and unpredictable BAD for Adobe AE/PS work & gaming.
    -Very little multitouch, scrolling is nice and mission control is nice, but offers NO launchpad controls
    -Sensor is just really bad, you just cannot use this mouse

    Overall 1 star
    Apple built this mouse for stunning slick futuristic looks for than actual efficient ergonomics. As said before, sensor is nothing iv'e ever used really bad.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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!

    2 of 2 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 2 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 4 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