• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oconomowoc

    PLEASE, Apple, make a beautiful, functional mouse like this one that is wired. Changing batteries so often is a drag, as is the difficulty in getting the panel off and on to get at them. Also, the computer invariably cannot "find" the mouse once I've changed the batteries, requiring shutting down the computer completely, and possibly other maneuvers. I know your great company is capable of rectifying this situation. Had I known of these problems beforehand, I wouldn't have bought it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is potentially not bad but in reality it isn't exactly good.

    • Written by from Struthers

    I want to like this mouse, but I can't. Right click/left click. It's all a big guess. Even when I press on the absolute far right and far left sides, the mouse still can't make up its mind.

    I like the touch, sort of. It's a nice idea that works but doesn't work. Things can be going fine and then I just touch it in the right way... uh oh, there went the text box that I was typing in. Swiping on it is convenient except when it isn't. This mouse is just a continuous contradiction.

    I would prefer it if my logitech mouse from my windows PC worked on this computer. It's far more usable than this magic mouse and all of the buttons do what they're supposed to do. Sadly, logitech doesn't support OS X very well.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Poor Battery Life

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    I purchased a magic mouse with my iMac about six months ago, and have been shocked at how quickly it runs through batteries. I have rechargeable AAs but have to swap them out every couple of weeks when -- out of nowhere -- the mouse will lose its connection to the computer. The mouse is also very slow to reconnect, or start back up when it wakes up out of sleep mode. Although I like the mouse when it works, the poor battery life alone makes it not worth the purchase.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste money

    • Written by from Trento

    I have bought this mouse, because there is nothing else there with rich Apple-compatible gestures or 2D inertial scroll. Here are three negative points.

    1) It takes time to get used to the shape. And when you do, holding a regular ergonomic mouse is still like drinking cool water on a hot day. Shape is really something look-at-me only.

    2) It consumes huge amount of battery power. The mouse costs a lot and be ready to buy new batteries every 2-3 weeks depending on usage. For comparison, at my workplace I have been using Logitech wireless laser mouse (not Bluetooth) for more than a year every work day. I have never replaced batteries yet. Amazing!

    3) Even though it swallows batteries like pills, the connection is very unstable. It connects to the Mac from 6 meters away as well as loses the connection once in an hour even with new batteries during normal operation.

    Positive points are: it's beautiful, it's innovative and it's Apple. Consider buying another traditional mouse that will work perfectly.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the worst mouse

    • Written by from San Francisco

    not the worst but for the $ this is a huge fail. skips, not very ergonomic, tracks poorly. you know - all the things a mouse should do well this guy doesn't.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor plastic surface quality!

    • Written by from Puchong

    Been so eager to get a MM yesterday morning, went into a mac store, purchased one and i got scratches on the surface of the plastic within less than a day of mild usage!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Annoying To Use

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I've been using this mouse for quite some time now, and it's gotten to the point where I decided to order a wireless USB mouse instead. The functionality of this mouse is great as far as swiping to refresh pages and such, but the bluetooth is subpar. I am CONSTANTLY getting lag and it makes it impossible to use this mouse. I continually get "Connection Lost" messages on my screen. This hurts my workflow a lot as I'm an audio engineer. They need to improve on the connection this mouse has with the computer, and then maybe I'd continue to use it.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design_ Terrible Quality

    • Written by from somerville

    I'm generally a huge Apple fan buying over the last 10 years: 3 iMac, 1 AirMac, 2 iPads, number iPods and 4 iPhones.

    My only complaint is that I have had to buy 4 of these mice over the last 2 years at $69 each. I guess 5 since this one just stopped working today.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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