• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The sides of the mouse. Ick.

    • Written by from Milaca

    I just bought this mouse. I really like the multi-touch surface, but this is really uncomfortable to use. Perhaps I have large hands and the mouse is average sized, but every other mouse I have ever used has been the right size. I also do not like the fact that the sides of the mouse are not rounded. The sides are sharp. It is not comfortable to use at all. I have gone back to my mighty mouse. If Apple decided to make the mouse larger, and round the edges of the mouse, then it would be fine.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Losing Connection all the time

    • Written by from london

    I love the design of this mouse. I love the interaction and ergonomics of this mouse.But I hate more very day as it keep losing connection to my iMac. No reason. Batteries are new - in fact iMac is new. Nothing bluetooth interfering. Checked Apple forum and lots of people have same problem
    I dont want another mouse. I want this one to work all the time

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No magic to this mouse

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I am an avid apple user and I rarely write a bad review.
    This is probably one of the worst gadgets made by apple. Conceptually and esthetically perfect, yet practically deficient. Overly sensitive in some instances yet the opposite in others, hence reliability becomes an issue. Also, whatever you do, do not download MagicPrefs.app as your mouse will definitely get a mind of its own and becomes utterly unpredictable and frustrating.
    I know its cute, but so is a real mouse, that does not mean I want to own one.
    My feedback is based on 3 of these units in my immediate environment as I had bought one for my brother and sister as well as mine....
    with identical problems.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to hold and too light

    • Written by from Austin

    The overall quality, fit and finish, and of course the touch-sensitive surface are very nice, but this mouse is far too small and too low profile to comfortably hold or move. What's worse is that it's so light that attempting to finger-swipe the surface just knocks the mouse around unless you are pinching it between thumb and ring finger and swiping with your index and middle fingers. End result? Worthless and uncomfortable to use for any length of time. I regret purchasing it.

    33 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It lacks buttons like many other apple products

    • Written by from Petaling Jaya

    This is a good looking mouse however it lacks buttons. It does not have middle mouse button which makes it not a good mouse. Nowadays middle mouse button plays a very important role in many software such as XSI, Maya, 3ds MAX, Mudbox, Unity, Shiva and etc. So when it does not have it, it becomes like a cute piece of garbage. Hope that apple hears us and make "at least" the MMB for this product.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going back to my old mouse

    • Written by from Louisville

    I think it works fine for browsing and playing on your computer, but as a graphic designer, the shape of the mouse is not as good as the old mouse. So much of my logo drawing and photoshop retouching relies on the shape of the mouse rather than the tricks it can do. My refurbished imac did not come with the original mouse so I had no choice but to get it. I suppose I will be getting out the old mouse for now!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited features compared to the Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Multi Touch technology works great however, if you are used to the full capabilities of a Mighty Mouse, you should seriously stay away from the Magic Mouse. It does not have button 3 or button 4. Spaces or Exposé can only be assigned to the right click, but then you will loose the ability to use the right click as the secondary button, such as to shoe menus like copy, cut, paste. If you are used to use a right-mouse click button, like the rest of the world, then this is not for you.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost stars, for speed and lack of more multitouch support

    • Written by from Richardson

    This mouse gets the stars is does as it is beautiful to look at, and the most innovative mouse out there right now. That said, it is very pricey, but again, for greatness that could be excused. I have never rated an Apple product this low before.

    Gone from this mouse, which you would find on a multitouch device are two finger tap, pinch, and rotate. Also it's painfully slow tracking.

    I can live without rotate, as perhaps the hardware can't support it, but the pinch and two finger tap, are software issues that I am very used to using. Also missing if you have a newer trackpad and using this for a desktop are the 3 finger swipe and 4 finger Expose, but again, this isn't a trackpad so I can excuse that.

    The mouse is painfully slow in tracking on a larger screen, and a 3rd party driver is needed.

    Two things Apple can clean up with software updates, which I really hope that they do, then this can be a 5 star mouse.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Im sure about one thing

    • Written by from Columbus

    it's an improvement over the mighty mouse, kinda, I was so excited apple finally came out with a new mouse, after adjusting and doing the upgrade, mine worked fine, except for the (2) finger swiping, so I went into sys pref and unchecked the box, then rechecked it, well it then worked for a couple days,so again now it's not working, I will exchange it, if the replacement doesn't work, have to go back to my big scroll ball type, I don't want this "magic mouse" to end up in the recycle bin like my wireless mighty mouse did.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of AA Batteries Going in to Landfills

    • Written by from Hopkinton

    The mouse came with my new iMac, a computer I love. It took a few days to get used to the mouse capabilities, and the ponderously slow tracking speed (even on fastest setting). Have had many phantom page swipes, inadvertent zooming, lost signal issues. But, I could live with the poor ergonomics, it is the battery life that gets me. using top of the line Duracell batteries, this is my third pair in 7 weeks. Shouldn't it go in to some sleep mode when not being used?

    Going back to my Logitech Wireless.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad ergonomics

    • Written by from Delhi

    Get this mouse if you want to have something pretty sitting on your desk.

    I started having pains in my wrists after using this for a week , definitely not recommended for heavy or power users . It uses 2 AA batteries , the battery life is not appalling , but leaves a lot to be desired. Overall i'd say there are better mice in the market for the same or even lesser price group.

    [ Imac 21in ]

    5 of 6 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

    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

    I give up

    • Written by from Otis

    After 5 months of trying to get used to Magic Mouse, I dug my old Logitech Bluetooth mouse out of the drawer. The Magic Mouse is unpredictable. I'm forever clicking right when I mean to click left. I accidentally swipe (or something) and my Web page disappears. I've even had to re-do online forms because the mouse did something unexpected. I need predictability.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Omaha

    I'll add my two cents to the pile. I was just about to buy a new mouse since this one loses connection so much, and I fly through batteries so much. I guess everyone else has the same problem. I noticed that when the green light goes out, I lose connection. Sometimes it takes more than a few seconds to relight. Thanks goodness I can plug in my old mouse and get some work done.
    'Hope the engineers are listening.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling

    • Written by from Arlington

    Bought this mouse new from Apple a little over a year ago. Since the moment I purchased it, I thought something was wrong because it was so sensitive, but no that's just how it was designed (evidenced by others on display). My apartment complex also uses these, so I went with it.

    GOODS: mouse gestures (swiping across the mouse to go forward/back in browser); it's glossy finish is beautiful and smooth texture feels nice; it's design seems like its good for both right and left handers

    BADS: super sensitive at times, other times clicks don't register (like a keyboard where the button doesn't come back up) and that is frustrating; is not very ergonomic (eventual hand pain) and is kind of small

    It's a good attempt, but a bad product. I can't believe I spent $70 on this and another ~$40 on the Mobee charger (which worked great, but is now useless). Now a year later and it's stopped working after an accidental drop onto the floor (I was sitting in Starbucks and it fell ~2-3 feet and no longer turned on). So not only is it click-mechanism sensitive, it is also sensitive to one accidental drop. -- I'll see how the Logitech holds up

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Washington

    it worked great for about a month. bad purchase! now it acts like any cheap mouse but for a lot more money. don't buy.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice at a price

    • Written by from pickerington

    great once it syncs to the computer which takes a long time.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Masr el Gedida

    I am a new mac user, switched just recently from PC.

    The apple magic mouse looks great, but I can't say the same about its performance.

    The mouse is a little uncomfortable to use - mainly because the curvature doesn't match the arc of my hand. I have to constantly keep my fingers slightly straight to avoid accidental touching or clicking.

    I'm quite disappointed, feature-wise. I would expect a $70 mouse to at least have a button for expose for more fluent movements. It makes me think that apple has put form over function for this one.

    As the mouse is wireless, batteries must be changes frequently. I am a student who uses the computer from the moment I wake up, which means the batteries seemingly lasts shorter for me than for users who don't extensively use the computer. Rechargeable batteries have an even shorter charge - more charging for me. I wish apple had provided us with the same mouse, but with a wired option. I now feel more inclined to use the mouse that came with my wacom tablet - ugly and bulky, but it works wirelessly and includes no batteries (magnetic).

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but needs refinement

    • Written by from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    This is a great mouse concept, the trackpad idea is an amazing idea. But it could be refined. First of all, there is no distinction between the buttons and the trackpad, so it's very easy to touch the trackpad when clicking the buttons or just by brushing it a little with your palm, especially annoying when playing a game which requires scrolling.

    Also with the normal Apple mouse to which I'm used, I really liked the fact that I could program four different functions on it: Exposé when clicking the trackball and Dashboard with the side buttons. I cannot do that anymore.

    So despite the innovation (not talking about the wireless part which is nothing new), when you consider that the original could do everything that the magic mouse can do, and more, then I see no point for it. What I want to see is a hybrid of the 2 mouses somehow: more distinction between pad and buttons, and more buttons. Also more ergonomy. It's giving me cramps.

    5 of 6 people found this useful