• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many compatibility issues

    • Written by from Frisco

    1) The bluetooth antenna (which Magic Mouse uses) conflicts with the WiFi antenna. So if I try to use the Magic Mouse my WiFi signal drops within a few seconds. This is a known issue that has been discussed for over 2 years on Apple's forums. And it's not just the Magic Mouse, the Magic Trackpad has the same issue.

    2) The Magic Mouse doesn't work with MS Office 2011 very well. Especially in PowerPoint. The mouse moves erratically. Again, another issue that has been ongoing for at least 3 years.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY versatile, does NOT last long!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I have had the same Magic Mouse for a little less than a year now. I initially found the versatility of this mouse to be far superior to the Windows mice I had with those machines. I am currently having trouble using this mouse anywhere except the table I have my Mac Mini sitting on. This is quite uncomfortable for me to sit on my couch while using my computer. If I bring the mouse to a comfortable position for me to use, it loses connection with the computer (which is only three to four feet away).

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic - don't think so

    • Written by from Princeville

    I have loved the magic mouse when it has worked, which is only a percentage of the time, I have developed severe tendonitis in my mouse hand and now the mouse has quit on me so I am looking at replacing it with a track pad in it's place. After reading other reviews about the design of the mouse causing wrist injury I have to wonder about who is minding the designs for Apple whom I generally adore and own stock in… Now I am looking for plan b.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse not all that magic

    • Written by from Hot Springs Village

    Magic mouse scrolls vertically as advertised. Does not scroll horizontally. Not much better than the old type mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much magic on this mouse

    • Written by from Nairobi

    This mouse is problematic, period.

    Scrolling is a nightmare. It responds to the slightest touch and zooms when you don't want it too, scrolls when you don't want it to. And goes mute when you need it to work. You spend too much time just trying to avoid additional touches/scrolling. Sometimes when you scroll, it pops back up to the first page all on its own and does this continuously. When working on a large document or on a deadline, this is not the mouse to use.

    It scratches too easily. I placed a stapled document on its surface (didn't realize) and when I was done reading the document, the mouse had serious scratches on its surface.
    No problem with the design and feel. I actually like those. But I end up more irritated than anything else after a few minutes of using it. The "small" flaws outweigh its usefulness. A mouse should not be the thing that constantly has your attention when you are working. It should enable you to focus on what you are working on and forget about it. Not this mouse!

    Considering how expensive this gadget is, I am sorely disappointed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not-so-magic mouse

    • Written by from Columbia

    This mouse is great, until it breaks.

    Not only are the battery connections an issue, but it will stop working for no reason. Very flimsy construction. I finally just gave up fiddling with it and using a non-apple mouse. Too bad. Wish Apple made a wired version.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok mouse for short term use

    • Written by from Palmerston North

    I love the touch surface, and left and right gestures you can use with this mouse.

    It looks nice, yes. But it feels terrible, its very flat and doesn't fit well in my hand at all. After using this mouse for a long time its easy to have a uncomfortable feeling wrist.

    Also the inferred part on the base is very high up the mouse, which took me a while to get use to. I think I might twist the mouse slightly when I move it, with a normal mouse this is not a problem as the reader part is in the center of the mouse. But when it is near the top it can cause the mouse to move not quite as I was expecting it to.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable, but indestructible.

    • Written by from Dubuque

    THE GOOD:
    - Does a great job utilizing multi-touch mousing features in OS X
    - Sleek, beautiful, minimalist design

    THE BAD:
    - By far the heaviest mouse I've ever used. It's light until you put 2 AA's in it.
    - 2 AA's?? Holy alkaline, Batman!
    - Because of its minimalist design, it is the least ergonomic mouse I've ever used.
    - The weight combined with the material on the bottom makes it hard to move.
    - Overall, not at all a comfortable mouse to use.

    THE UNLIKELY:
    - Extreme durability. I found this mouse laying IN THE GRASS outside my church. It looked like it had been there for months, and one of the batteries was corroded. Not expecting much, I cleaned the contacts with some baking soda solution, and amazingly, IT WORKED! Classic Apple durability.

    SUMMARY:
    If you're thinking about buying this mouse, buy the Magic Trackpad instead. That's what I use at work, and it's a much better experience overall. But hey, for the price of free, I'll use this indestructible little guy at home. :)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse awsome but I hate when I click each time gives sound,

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I love this mouse can You make silent mouse without sound when I click I don't want to listen tik sound, I cannot use this mouse when My wife sleeps, cause of sound of mouse, she hates sound...

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing in some respects, but wrong for me.

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I've been using this mouse at work for several months now, so I've spent many hundreds of hours with it.

    First the good news: As an official cheapskate, I've been using cheap, corded mice for a long time. Using a mouse without a cord is wonderful. My mouse cord often got in the way, and eliminating that problem has been great. The batteries on the Magic Mouse last a long time (replacing perhaps every 2 months, under heavy daily use). Bluetooth connectivity has been consistent. The unit is well built, stylish, and feels solid. [I'm quite puzzled by the complaints on bluetooth intermittency & battery life. Maybe some folks have a lot of RF interference in their environment that is making the Magic Mouse struggle to stay connected??]

    For me, however, this is the wrong mouse. The zoomy features that many people like and that sounded so attractive when I bought it are exactly what I have come to dislike about the Magic Mouse.

    I use many different apps, and each one responds differently to the Magic Mouse's scrolling & gestures. The differences in user interface between these various apps are amplified by the high sensitivity and versatility of the Magic Mouse. I find it difficult to control, despite having spent a lot of time trying to optimize settings. Moreover, while using the mouse, I sometimes unintentioally brush my fingers against the tracking surface, which causes wild zooming and/or scrolling. This is a mild annoyance when, say, editing source code. It is problematic when I'm paying for an item on a website and accidentally back up after completing the sale. It is particularly frustrating with image processing, 3D modeling, and mapping apps, where I may spend several minutes getting just the right view of an object and then mess it all up with one accidental gesture. I eventually disabled all of the optional gestures. I didn't miss them at all, sorry to say. I also disabled the momentum scroll, and turned the scrolling speed way down. These 'desensitization' efforts helped, but still I find this mouse frustratingly uncontrollable. I've never had such difficulties with a mouse before.

    So, after months of patiently trying to adapt my habits to this mouse, and trying to adjust the mouse's behavior to suit me, I give up. It's time to shop for something different.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy and no middle click

    • Written by from Hollis

    I just got my Magic Mouse in the mail and after using for 15 minutes have decided to return it. The mouse feels solid, I'll give it that, but the noise on click is louder than your average mouse. And It makes a lot of noise just moving it around on a mouse pad! It's pretty loud moving around on a bare hard table surface as well.

    The last straw was the missing middle click. I didn't realize just how much I use the middle mouse button (clicking the wheel on a traditional wheel mouse). I use that constantly in a browser to open a link in a new tab.

    I'll go back to my $10 5yr old Dell mouse, thanks.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to like this Magic Mouse......

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    But unfortunately it didn't work as well as I hoped. I have been using a regular PC bluetooth mouse for years on various macbooks, and since i got a new macbook air, I thought I'd try the magic mouse to be able to use the 2 and 3 finger swipes on the mouse instead of the trackpad on the macbook. But unfortunately after 3 weeks of use i don't find it easier to use than the trackpad, as there is far too much friction on the mouse which makes it tedious to swipe on. The mouse is very expensive, so I was hoping it would be worth the cost, but have decided to switch back to my old pc mouse which is more ergonomically comfortable. Hopefully Apple will release a better version of the magic mouse in the future, but for the time being all stick with the cheaper and more comfortable pc mouse option.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Product

    • Written by from Toronto

    On many levels it should be delight. But this mouse is technically flawed. Well, my unit is notoriously bad at staying connected. It'll just drops—with plenty of battery—then reconnects. Sometimes I have to flick the switch on the back on then off to make it happen. That little switch is also so flimsy that you half expect it to give up the ghost and really make for totally inconsistent experience.

    I want a usable mouse, which this isn't over the long-term. This product simply doesn't meet Apple's otherwise high standards.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design defect

    • Written by from Macon

    When this works new out of the box, it is a wonderful, innovative product. No other mouse I know approaches its versatility and ease of use. Pairing was easy with a MacBook Air. But after only a few months when the batteries ran down and I didn't use it (I was out of the country), the batteries leaked and the mouse became inoperative. The green LED did not come on with new batteries and cleaned terminals. The batteries were not the culprits, they were good Duracell batteries. On other web sites I have noticed the same problem.
    Apple has to correct this design defect. This is an unacceptable shortcoming from an otherwise very innovative product. For its price, I cannot afford to replace them twice a year.
    I trust Apple engineer read these reviews and will rectify this unfortunate design defect.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but poor design

    • Written by from Floral Park

    It took a little bit to get used to it but once I did liked it a lot. However with daily use the bottom starts to grind off leaving metal filing from it all over my work space and on me. Noting this to a few friends who also have it, it doesn't matter if a mouse pad is used or not. So in the end it's a health hazard.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad tracking / Not precise

    • Written by from Columbia

    The mouse keeps having issues moving on the mouse mat. I tried it with it, without it, over glass, over paper, over leather, over a matte plastic surface, and nothing. The precision of it is really bad. The rubber pads at the bottom make the mouse to stick to almost every surface, so when you have to be very precise, and apply little force to it to move it 2 or 3 pixels, it keeps sticking to the surface, and if you apply more force it "jumps" from where you are. Dissapointed. I am going back to the Apple Store for a refund. My old Dell plastic US$ 3 mouse does it waaaaay better than this US$ 74.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get used to

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Very hard to get used to, the slightest touch causes me to scroll all over the page. I preferred the Apple Mighty Mouse but the scroll ball kept getting stuck so I thought I would try this one. No scroll ball to get stuck but the surface is hypersensitive. Also the batter life stinks, I have to replace the batteries about every 5 weeks.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruins my productivity

    • Written by from Sterling

    While this mouse in nice in concept, the sensitivity of the scrolling surface on the top of the mouse is really problematic. It is far too sensitive and results in constant problems. At the slightest mis-touch of a finger, you will find your slides scrolling up or down, you will find webpages going forward or back, or you will find yourself suddenly on a different page of the document you were working on. It is also difficult to precisely scroll back to a particular slide because the sensitivity is so high. Working with this mouse probably makes me 5-10% less productive on a daily basis because I am constantly having to scroll back to the spot I was working on. I would much prefer the classic scroll wheel or the mini-track ball of the Apple Mouse since it is far less likely that I will accidentally activate those devices.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Freaking Sensitive

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I cant do anything with this its scrolling is way too sensitive but othere wise its pretty good

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Counterproductive for Graphic Designers

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    When I bought the Magic Mouse, the main thing I was excited about was the touch side-scrolling. For any designer who works in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign at length, easy side-scrolling makes for an incredible, uninterrupted workflow. However, the shape of the mouse ended up impeding my workflow instead of helping it.

    As I tried to grip the mouse and side-scroll around my artboards, I would inevitably touch the top edge of the mouse's surface with my thumb or ring-finger, which would jump the cursor all around the screen (trying to avoid this resulted in hand-cramps). I've since switched back to using my cheap, plastic two buttons-and-a-wheel mouse. At least it's reliable.

    My side scrolling dreams were totally defeated by the sexy-but-unusable shape of the Magic Mouse. I would not recommend it to professional designers or digital artists.

    1 of 1 people found this useful