• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wayyyy too sensitive

    • Written by from Kew

    Trying to use this thing is the hardest thing I've tried to do in a long time! Zooms, pans, scrolls, jumps when I just touch it. All I want to do is click on one thing on a page but I have to try several times and eventually just use the track pad. So annoying.

    And not to mention so unergonomic with its weird shape and not moving smoothly on the surface beneath it. Urrrgh.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, Bad implementation with lots of issues.

    • Written by from SALEM

    I really want to use this thing as the features are almost required in apps like Final Cut, but it's so laggy, imprecise and uncomfortable it's actually a hinderance and annoyance.

    For nearly 3-years I've tried three different Magic Mice, on a 2009 MacPro and 2011 MacBook Pro through 3 major OS X upgrades with identical results. I've even tried external BlueTooth Adaptors and spent hours with the advanced Bluetooth RSSI utilities trying to resolve possible interference issues, tried different surface types and textures and my conclusion is that is just inferior to a wired USB mouse and even an older LogicTech MX Revolution wireless mouse that uses it's own wireless adaptor.

    I have used e a number of wired mice from cheap to top of the line with predictable and useable results but with the Magic Mouse movements such as fast and tight circles and rapid reversals of direction results in erratic movements sometimes even producing curser movements in the opposite direction. Moving the Magic Mouse very slowly results in skips and lags.

    About time for a new mouse

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So, so disappointing

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    I bought this about 2 years ago and at first thought it was superb. I loved the shape and the ease of use but it has suddenly refused to function and for no reason that we can fathom whereas the one I have had for many years which I use with a different laptop, still Apple, is perfect.
    I love Apple products usually but I shall not buy another of these!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse Blows

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I never thought I'd be this disappointed by a mouse. Where do I start? It's not ergonomically correct. It is too flat, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. The mouse is overly sensitive, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. I'll be zoomed in on a file doing something and "zing!" the d*mn thing will scroll me down 20 pages in a document. The edges of the mouse are sensitive to movement, so just handling the mouse messes up what you're doing. I have adjusted the settings six ways to Sunday to fix this, but no dice. Battery dependency: This is shameful. I have gone through a ton of batteries with this thing. Make it with a cord! It doesn't matter how sleek and cool it looks if it doesn't work. I'm about to go Office Space on this thing...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just can't

    • Written by from Peach Bottom

    My mom has this mouse and I hate using her computer because the mouse just does whatever it wants when you place your hand on it. It is the cause of a lot of frustration and I am buying batteries for her old mouse and changing it for her. She got lost and called me to navigate her home, I used her computer and everytime I tried to move google maps over to see the next intersection it would zoom in or out to the point I couldn't see anything.
    Suggestion: change the sensitivity of the surface so when you place your hand on the mouse it doesn't think you are trying to swip or scroll. I almost threw it against the wall in frustration.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much the worst mouse Ive ever used

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    My work requires that I use their equipment, or I would throw this garbage out the window.

    1) The extremely thin form of the mouse means that my right wrist starts to hurt after prolonged use. After having for 3 months I try to touch it as little as possible. Good news though is my Vim-fu has increased considerably!

    2) The click is very stiff. Im sure this is contributing to my wrist pain, as you have to put some finger oomph into the thing to make it click. Not just a little tap of the finger, your whole wrist has to contract, which if you have to do 500x a day can become very wearing. The tap to click is extremely sensitive, there is no middle ground. Simply resting your finger on the top of the mouse causes it to click on anything and everything.

    3) The scroll is extremely sensitive. Since there is no scroll wheel, and instead uses the neutered built in track-pad, fine scroll control is nearly impossible, as it registers scroll events constantly when I move my finger the tiniest bit. This 'feature' cannot be changed in settings. Besides the physical pain using this mouse causes me, this is the most annoying 'feature,' as scroll control is nearly impossible.

    4) In order to actually customize the functionality of the mouse, you must download a 3rd party controller called MagicPrefs. Without it the mouse is unusable.

    If you're considering using this in a work environment, where you're going to be using the mouse all day every day for long periods, run, dont walk, away. Ive had to steal the $5 dell mouse from the unoccupied cube next to me so my hand doesnt cramp up every day.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function -- Bad Ergonomics and Overly Sensitive

    • Written by from Park City

    Another Form over Function Apple product .... why does Apple seem to do that these days.

    - Shape: Looks really, really cool. But, it isn't as comfortable to use as other Mice (Microsoft Touchpoint is much more comfortable)
    - Overly Sensitive:
    -- The entire surface of the mouse is touch sensitive and it seems to pickup movement of my thumb along the side of the mouse ... which makes the pointer move
    -- When you're filling out a form (especially web forms) or clicking on a webpage, it jumps the pointer around as you move to click on the field or link. Have to take your hand off the mouse, then put it back on.

    One work around that seems to take care of 70% of the problems is to turn off scrolling inertia (System Preferences - Accessibility - Mouse & Trackpad -> change to Scrolling without inertia). I also suggest increasing the scrolling speed (same location) to make up for inertia being turned off.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever Designed

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    This is the worst, most useless mouse ever designed. The low profile makes it impossible to hold, and the razor shard edges will cut into your flesh after long hours of use. If you want a poorly designed, ergonomically weak mouse with razor sharp edges, then buy this mouse. If you want a mouse you can actually use all day long, look elsewhere.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible. Worst Apple Item I've Ever Owned

    • Written by from Oceanside

    If you plan on doing significant amount of keyboard/mouse work, do NOT buy this mouse. I'm sure it's fine for a little word processing/internet surfing/social media. My wife is taking classes to learn Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop which require a LOT of mousing. She's developed carpal tunnel because of how non-ergonomic this mouse is. Additionally, the "cool" feature of being able to scroll/swipe by touching it actually is fairly annoying because it can start scrolling/swiping as you hand comes into or breaks contact with the mouse unless you are super careful. I've thought of throwing it through a window, but the anger management classes are helping.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Greenbrae

    I've been using the wireless Mighty Mouse for years and love the roller ball feature. However I dropped it and apparently Apple doesn't make the wireless version any more. So first I tried the Magic track pad and don't like it because it's not ergonomic and my hand starts to hurt. Then I tried the Magic Mouse. I hate it! There is no roller ball so you can't move the cursor around the page without moving the mouse, which makes it just like any ordinary mouse. No magic here. You can't move the cursor sideways on a page, which is something I rely on for writing and editing docs. All you can do is scroll up and down or swipe side to side. I don't know why Apple has discontinued making the wireless version of the Mighty Mouse since they still make the wired version. Luckily I found one on Amazon, because I would rather use my old broken Mighty Mouse than a brand new Magic Mouse. Mighty Mouse rules!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most annoying mouse EVER. beautiful but frustrating.

    • Written by from Guelph

    I really like apple products. Some may call me apple junkie but I'm sorry to say that apple mice are the worst. They beautiful to look at it, they are conceptully good, but a nightmare to use them. They are super heavy, super hard to click on the buttons, not sensitive at all, a lot of friction to use them. PLEASE APPLE DO SOMETHING!!!! Completely annoying product. Also, it's not fare to spend $2500 in a combo like iMac and still you have to go an spend some extra dollars to get a decent mouse. I really hope the message get apple and they get to do something about it. SAD, SAD, SAD. I don't get to enjoy my computer for this frustrating piece, beautiful but frustrating.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but terribly-designed

    • Written by from Redwood City

    Don't use this mouse if you care at all about your hands. It's the least ergonomic mouse I've ever owned, and I wish I hadn't bought it.

    My hand starts to hurt after using it for more than maybe an hour (and yes, that's with breaks for typing, stretching, etc.). If you want to hold the mouse comfortably, you'd better have TINY hands -- anyone with average-size or large hands will have to curl their fingers into an unnatural claw-like grip to hold it securely, and your hand will tire quickly. Clicking is even worse -- you almost have to curl your finger back on itself.

    Scrolling is a bit better -- you don't have to exert any force like you do with clicking. But you still have to keep your fingers in an awkward, claw-like position, which makes it hard to hold the mouse itself steady while scrolling.

    Finally, there's the fact that it's wireless -- there are always batteries to change, and for that, you get a range of ... 6 feet? So if you're thinking of using this mouse to control a media-center computer or similar, don't bother. Bluetooth just doesn't have the range.

    About the best that can be said of this mouse is that it's functional -- I've never had any problems scrolling, clicking, or moving the pointer. But the serious ergonomic issues make it difficult to control, and therefore rather imprecise.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, when it is working

    • Written by from Monticello rd

    This mouse is great, I love the side scrolling and how easy it is to use. BUT it is very difficult to pair with my laptop. A lot of the time it does not even turn on-I have wasted so much time playing around with this thing to try to get the little green light to come on to even try to pair it with my laptop. It is wasting more of my time than helping my productivity. I love apple products but this one is very frustrating.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money - High priced Apple garbage

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This is the worse mouse I have ever owned. The battery compartment is not small enough for batteries, so they can dislodge and the mouse randomly disconnects itself, then you have to turn it over and push them in. It even does this when you have a piece of notecard in their pushing them upward. It disconnects probably every few minutes. For how much money I spent on this, I expect Apple to have actually tested it and realized their design was flawed. If it actually worked it would be nice, but it is horribly annoying and wastes so much time in that you have to fiddle with it every few minutes to get it to reconnect because of the battery problem.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!

    • Written by from Durham

    I am so frustrated with this mouse! I can't believe I paid so much money for this and now I have to go back to using my old, cheap Logitech mouse, which has stood me well for over four years now. As a grad student, I am constantly writing papers, and as a geek I play Minecraft in my (very little) free time. This brand new mouse is constantly disconnecting itself from my brand new Mac for no apparent reason! What is the point of a mouse that you can't use fifty percent of the time?? I liked the scroll function at first, until I found that, like other reviews said, you have to be super careful because it's so sensitive sometimes that it will flip you back and forth horizontally between pages. I can't even use this mouse to play Minecraft because you can't leave your hand sitting on the mouse or it will respond to the tiniest pressure and start going crazy, scrolling the screens around. And to make matters worse, when it's not being super-sensitive, it is just the opposite: sluggish, jerky, and non-responsive! I have to move the whole mouse and my hand a solid eight inches to get the pointer to move across the screen. I have tried for three months now with this mouse and I'm finally giving up and throwing it out. What a waste of money.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Annoying Mouse that repeatedly disconnects

    • Written by from South Orange

    I have used this mouse for some time and have not had time to figure out what it wrong with it, but after reading other reviews, now know that it is the mouse. Please Apple do something about this. This little mouse is way too costly to disconnect like this.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible mouse

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I was having troubles with my old scrolling apple wireless mouse, so I thought I should buy the new mouse. Man was I wrong. It's horrible. It disconnects 20 times a day and that's being generous, it might be more. I change batteries constantly thinking that might fix it, but no it does not. The worse part is that I threw away the old bad scrolling apple mouse. Really sad about this.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, actually bad

    • Written by from Fremont

    Have to replace batteries less than two weeks. I'm using Duracell, suppose be good batteries.

    Really difficult to control when you scroll up and down in a large file in code editor, say Intellij IDEA.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very non-responsive

    • Written by from LITTLETON

    even when preferences shows that the battery is 100% it is still non responsive. it works, but in a very jerky, non-responsive way (the kind of performance you'd expect with a dying battery, not 100%)

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no physical click on right click, poor on/off switch

    • Written by from Los altos

    I have 3 Magic Mice - and each one of them has faults!!
    One of them, after 1-2 years, stopped clicking when pressing in the right top area - so it's very inconvenient, you have to really press hard and can't feel when it really works. Because of this, I just order new mouse, same model - and to my complete surprise - the new mouse had THE SAME problem right out of the box!! (still didn't get time to bring it back to Apple Store)
    The 3rd mouse, the oldest one, started having problems with on/off switch in few months after it was purchased. So I had to install some small plastic piece to always keep it in ON position...

    Very strange to see this kind of quality from Apple... :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful