• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most frustrating computer product I've owned in 30 years

    • Written by from California City

    This is my 6th Apple Mouse - 2 wired and 4 bluetooth and currently I am on my second Magic Mouse. Occasionally, it does work properly. And when it does, it really is Magic. It is, to me, an absolute gem as I have a sight problem and when this mouse behaves, my ability to maneuver objects, drag and drop and generally control my visual environment is fabulous - I am on par with anyone else. But (I estimate) about 80% of the time, it is so sensitive that it becomes wayward; it scrolls pages left or right and shoots them up and down and frequently zooms in (but not out) without any control or help from me other than that my finger(s) are in close proximity to the top curved plate --- NOT touching --- but close. Then, of course, with a sight impairment, it is more than disconcerting for me to find where the heck I am in an application or surfing the internet or even finding the cursor at all, at times. I have finally accidentally dropped the blasted thing in utter exasperation and now a new mouse is required - NOT, I hasten to add, an Apple Magic Mouse. I love the usual quality of Apple products - of which I have several - but this is utter rubbish. The concept is tremendous; its application is poor - very poor indeed - and my outboard Magic Trackpad is not that hot, either. Come on Apple: make us a sensible mouse at last.

    1062 of 1169 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Camberwell South

    Looks good, feels good, works poorly. This mouse has not worked well for me at all. It's jerky and the cursor jumps all over the place. I'm a designer and makes using apps very difficult when doing really precise work with points/pixels. Actions like scrolling are intermittent. I think it has poor bluetooth connectivity. Also I often accidentally open widgets and can't swipe them away.
    I'm using it with Lion on a 15" mid-2009 MacBook Pro. Never had issues like this on my previous gen macBook Pro with wireless Mighty Mouse.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst mouse I have ever used!!!!

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    I have never seen such a terrible mouse. I need to edit pictures and it's terrible! if there's a detail to edit, the mouse jumps or simply doesn't follow. I hate it!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Design = Horrible Ergonomics

    • Written by from Houston

    if you have your mac as part of a museum piece, this it the perfect mouse

    However if you work on the computer 8-10 hrs a day better get another mouse this will definitely give you carpal tunnel or at least kill every muscle/ligament of your hand/wrist.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    complete pice of trash

    • Written by from Chicago

    i bought this and after a week i had issues once i first changed the batteries it for the most part refuses to connect and when it ides it loses connection fast

    22 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointed actually

    • Written by from Oakville

    I just picked up this mouse because my wireless Mighty Mouse (last generation) finally died, and I am pretty shocked. This one is pretty, but lacks a key function for me. Without expose (the two side buttons) I still need to use the trackpad or keyboard to get peak functionality, and I use that function probably 50+ times a day (even with an exterior monitor). I recommend buying a wireless Mighty Mouse rather than the Magic Mouse if you can find one. Hopefully the next step is the same functionality as the trackpad.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow

    • Written by from VISTA

    Natively slow, even at its fastest setting. It needed a third party app to boost its speed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not so magic mouse

    • Written by from Columbus

    I HAVE A MAGIC MOUSE AND KEYBOARD THAT APPEARS TO NEED A MAGICIAN TO MAKE IT WORK. KEYBOARD WORKS MORE THAN THE MOUSE. MOUSE WORKS VERY LITTLE. I HAD TO GO BACK TO MY WIRED KEYBOARD AND MOUSE ON MY NEW iMAC WITH GREAT 27" SCREEN.

    803 of 847 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Tracking - CAD Operators Beware

    • Written by from Ocala

    I love the look and feel of the Apple Magic Mouse, and the multi-touch gestures are great. But I ended up purchasing an Apple Trackpad and Logitech mouse as I found the Magic Mouse unusable. I am a CAD operator and this mouse just isn't suitable for this work. I also find it awkward for regular MAC use. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but the tracking just isn't right. It is probably a combination of acceleration and the ratios of vertical and horizontal tracking speeds that is all wrong. I found when I had the horizontal tracking just right, the vertical would be too slow. Anyone working in CAD and switching from WINPC/Logitech will most likely have trouble adapting. I tried an App called Better Touch but that still didn't fix the problem. What Apple really needs to add is a system preference to change tracking speed of Vertical and Horizontal separately. This would be a big help as this is where I think the main problem is.

    1067 of 1160 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly disconnects, poor ergonomics

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Without a doubt, this is a beautiful looking mouse, and the multi-touch ability is really nice. However, it's all form and poor function. The mouse consistently disconnects, a problem I don't have with other mice, and it's the most uncomfortable mouse I've ever used. It's low profile makes it uncomfortable to use for extended periods. Most importantly, though, it's the least reliable bluetooth mouse I've ever used, disconnecting constantly (once every five minutes or so).

    Maybe I got a bad one. I certainly think I may have, given the glowing reviews from others. However, I feel I should judge this based on my own experience, just to balance things out over all the reviews.

    238 of 244 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    The mouse does not open links correctly. Once you click it gives you dialogue box similar to a right click that you cant click off of. The scrolling touch mouse does not work either. WORST APPLE PRODUCT EVER.

    550 of 582 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    • Written by from Pulaski

    This is the worst mouse yet. I love everything about Apple products except the mouse. I have been using a PC mouse for the last 4 years I have had my Mac...the Mac mouse sits in a box. I thought they had finally gotten it right, but I was wrong! This "mouse" is slow and unresponsive as they have always been!

    96 of 123 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I generally really enjoy apple products but the magic mouse is awful. I've had so many problems with it - everything from having to replace the batteries twice a week (seriously) to constant disconnecting and reconnecting so much that it's unusable. I've even called apple and the best answer they can give me is to buy new batteries. Do not buy this product.

    295 of 325 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is sad that a logitech smokes any mouse made by apple

    • Written by from Midland

    I have not used an apple's mouse for a long time. #1 Lack of controls. #2 The most uncomfortable shape for the human hand and idiotic design. This product is serious waste of plastic. Apple, why is it so hard for you guys to come up with a user friendly and comfortable mouse?

    846 of 889 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Tulln

    Loses connection, jumpy, and sometimes the battery cover just opens for no reason. I usually like Apple products for all the obvious reasons, but this one has been a waste of money, unfortunately.

    1163 of 1404 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, really bad!

    • Written by from Aurora

    The mouse loses it's connection constantly and sometimes it seems to just freeze up and you can't get it to move and you have to switch it off then on. If you are in the middle of a game or other program you just lose everything. Nice idea but very flawed!

    109 of 112 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh

    • Written by from Huntington

    This mouse loses its connection to the computer in the middle of any task. It happens every day, usually several times, and requires a reboot to reestablish the connection. It often loses the connection after a period of "sleep" and again, requires a reboot. MOST ANNOYING !! Don't throw your wired mouse away!!!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Jumpy, makes you work twice as hard... Why release something so imperfect?

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    The title pretty much sums up my review of this product. Apple can do amazing things, but sometimes in their pursuit of being "the firstest with the bestest" they release technologies where they haven't worked out the bugs for all of their users. I do not have an extraordinary work environment, yet the mouse does not let me select and click on any of my desired items with any ease like a hardwired mouse does, no matter the battery power, distance from the computer, etc... And I really SHOULDN'T have to do this dance. The thing should work out of the box, as it is. I shouldn't have to call apple support, as I have several times, to get it to work. So I have spent $50? (I don't really remember now) and will have now spend an additional sum this morning to buy a hard wired apple mouse that works. Here's an idea for you Apple. Why don't you actually do testing in Cupertino instead of releasing products and having your customers do the testing for you. It's not really the way to operate a business and it is starting to get to be really, really annoying. And this ain't the first time. Maybe "Think Different" might mean "Do It Right The First Time". Think about it...

    1006 of 1077 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for real work....

    • Written by from perth amboy

    Beautiful but no ergonomically designed. Feels un natural in the hand. Hurt after hours of work.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps losing connection with the computer

    • Written by from Hollywood

    This mouse is terrible. I have had to restart my computer several times because the mouse, all of the sudden, stops working and lose the connection. I have lost all my work several times because you can be stuck with no way to get it around your mac if you only owns this mouse. If you decide to buy it, make sure you have a wire mouse as a back up

    9 of 15 people found this useful