• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!... if you ONLY want to browse the web!

    • Written by from South Freeport

    I'm a designer working almost exclusively with CS products. This mouse has ADD and keeping it task-oriented is awful when I'm working inside InDesign. I'm ready to throw it out the window or drop it in a bucket of hot water. I'm done!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The sides disintegrates

    • Written by from montreal

    Functions are good, but the body is made ​​with poor material. Really bad..

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just too heavy

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Two AA batteries are just too heavy. Wish they have lighter mouse in the near future.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe on a good day....

    • Written by from Westport

    I always love anything Apple does. The new Magic Mouse is however an exception. For me, it's TOO touchy. I feel as if I burped in its direction it might do something. Maybe I'm too clutzy--but the highly sensitive surface causes unwanted choices and changes. I spend all my time designing and have found with Magic Mouse that my screen zoom goes in and out plus all kinds of unnecessary "choices" present themselves when I least expect them. Will return to the old "tethered" version and give my Magic Mouse to someone more patient than myself. It is however beautiful to look at.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Novelty

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    This mouse is beautiful, and with the right plugin is really functional, but is VERY uncomfortable for every day use, is a little too heavy once you're used to the normal Apple Mouse (mighty mouse) and has done a real number on my wrist in just a few days. It's a great idea, but if you rest your hand on the mouse you'll have problems.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product if your goal is to test the limits of your own patience.

    • Written by from McLean

    If your goal is to test the limits of your own patience, the Magic Mouse is a great product.

    I've come to believe this product is imbued with genuine magic, but none that sets the owner on course towards a life lived happily ever after. There are only dark supernatural forces at work here, of the kind one encounters in movies that eventually drive the recipient to madness and ruin. This shiny trinket that surely originates from the birth place of awful leviathan worked well for a while, although it had a ravenous hunger for batteries from the beginning. Soon a change for the worse over took it and my computing life. After a relatively short amount of time, influences from the hoary nether world made their malevolent intentions clear. With ever growing frequency and magnitude, they taunted me from beyond. The "mouse" which I will call this dark talisman for lack of knowing it's true demon moniker and fear of speaking it aloud if I did, eventually refused to stay connected with clear contempt for me and my computer. Every time I stopped using it for 30 seconds or more, the "lost connection" icon would appear. Once I would have sworn I saw the glimmer of fiery ember eyes and pointy toothed grin mocking me from my computer screen. Occasionally clicking or lifting and setting it down would result in a reconnection. As often as not, I had to toggle the physical switch on the underbelly of the beast to coax it into reconnecting; or I would have to go to system preference and start the pairing procedure from scratch as if it demanded the electronic connection ritual and digital incantation be spoken more and more, to reaffirm it's growing dark dominance. This "thing" seemed to demand more and more of my attention as time passed. Aside from the maddening connectivity issues, the "mouse" began to have latency problems as well, making the cursor travel with lethargy of the possessed across my screen. I purchased the Apple track pad, which I like for specific tasks. It has no connectivity or latency issues. I find it useful for many things, but prefer a mouse for typical activity done in graphic design applications. I like the ability to chose between the two. After suffering the Magic Mouse and the realization it was more trouble than it was worth, the greatest satisfaction from owning the product came when I let go of the $70 bucks I wasted, embraced the loss, and indulged in the cathartic joy that came from throwing the expensive piece of junk against the wall. Give this Magic Mouse a wide berth, and ignore it's siren song, lest ye be tempted to suffer your own similar tale of despair and wretched woe.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse trapped

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    am I missing something? this mouse is a drag on virtually every surface i put under it--mousepad, glossy paper stock, formica, plexiglass, foamcore; and the worst; a thin panel of glass on top of a desk and the mouse is stalls. on the upside, it is sleek and feels good under-hand, the scrolling is smooth, though not dime-stopping precise.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible with Adobe Creative Suite

    • Written by from Toronto

    The mouse has amazing potential but it does not work with Adobe software very well. It constantly jumps to different pages and parts of the screen while you are working. I even installed Magic Prefs and set a custom defined scroll area (a very tiny area) to try to prevent it but it still happens way to frequently. The scrolling in general in Adobe is brutal, the scroll increments are completely off and you can only make large jumps around the page, instead of the subtle movement you can get on regular mac programs.

    I will be going back to the might mouse with scroll ball. Apple, please work with Adobe next time to work out these bugs.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all about looks.

    • Written by

    Crummy mouse. Sure it has the 'scrolling' capabilities but overall it loses it's bluetooth connection way too often to really be functionally sound. If you are a power user I suggest going with something wired. I've also noticed that due to the extreme sensitivity of the mouse surface mis-scrolling, errors and page jumps occur much more often and the position the hand has to be in to prevent accidental input creates more discomfort. Nice try Apple. Another beautiful design to look at, just not to use.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the most uncomfortable mouse I have ever touched!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Enough said.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but...

    • Written by from Limerick

    We are a hardcore Apple family, we have multiple computers, iPads and iPhones...I use this mouse at both home on my iMAC and work on my Macbook Pro. It definately eats batteries like no other mouse. Rechargeables help this be more of a green experience. There are some scrolling issues with them at times, almost like the mouse phantom takes control and it is not clear what is happening. Also one of my mice just died one day after about 6 months of use. This equals $10 a month for a mouse. Definately not a good thing. I will probably just replace the dead one with a more standard wireless mouse. Bottom line is these are pretty good and fun looking but just not quite worth the $70.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend

    • Written by from Chandler

    I've had this mouse for several months now, I use it pretty much 40 hours a week, and I really don't care for it. I really tried to like it because it seemed like a great idea, but I find it very aggravating at times. No matter how I change the settings in the preferences, I have trouble with the mouse accidentally scrolling (usually horizontally, but vertically as well) when I don't want it to. I also end up right-clicking when I'm intending to left-click and end up having to actually look at the mouse and click again or just use the hierarchical menu (after I tried clicking at least twice already). Of course, I never liked the mighty mouse either. I am a real Apple fangirl, too, but I've never liked any of their mice and this one is no exception.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    During 8 months of use, battery life has decreased over time. Now, my Magic Mouse requires a battery change every week using alcalines, either Duracell or Everready.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    what a magical mouse- not!!

    • Written by from new york

    Dear apple. This mouse is not good for designers are used to complete precision control. It moves on its own, it will even zoom on its own. You pick something up and put it down and the screen slides away from you. Frustrating and infuriating. I've been using this for a few weeks hoping it was just a matter of getting used to the ultra ultra ultra high sensitivity but this is a little ridiculous.

    Its almost like it detects the sweat on my finger and jumps into action!

    Please allow some control over sensitivity of TOUCH!!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life

    • Written by from metairie

    The mouse itself is ok, but, the battery life on both the magic mouse and the wireless keyboard is AWFUL. On my PC, using an MS wireless KB & Mouse, I had to change batteries maybe once every 18 months. These two Apple products, however, require a battery change monthly, and it's NOT because I use this computer more than I used my old PC. So much for Apple being "green" with all the alkaline batteries they force you to go through. I have tried NiMH rechargeable batteries too, but, they don't seem to last even a month.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not very reliable

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    After waking my computer, my mouse has frozen several times. AppleCare helps me to get my mouse working again but what a hassle. Bought my first MAC in December 2010 and I have called at least five time with this problem. Two times in the last two days. Now they are sending me a new one as it maybe a defective. You think!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    really,apple?? :(

    • Written by from Calgary

    this is just like a regular mouse. i tried to do the hand things (like the flick or whatever) but you had to move the mouse like everyother wireless mouse.
    i didn't give it a 1 star because there is some potential.....it has a clean, sleek design but needs to be thought over

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but KILLING my arm!

    • Written by from New York

    For the 1st week I LOVED this new mouse. Actually I still do, the functionality is superb. But after the 1st week my forearm and wrist were killing me. It has been 3 weeks now and my arm aches. I bought an ergonomic mouse yesterday. This is the 1st Apple product I have not been totally thrilled with!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Huntersville

    Cool look and features but the resolution is poor. I have to pick mouse up twice to move an object across the screen. Just bought another Bluetooth mouse from another manufacturer and it solved my issue. It's great not to use USB. Apple can do better.

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful with a Macbook pro

    • Written by from IRAKLEIO

    If you want to use it with a Macbook pro while your computer is wirelessly connected to a WiFi router at the 2,4Mhz frequency, then you're out of luck. The mouse will lag, specially when downloading a big file or streaming video.

    Also, scrolling can be awkward, specially on a long page.

    10 of 12 people found this useful