• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing...if it's working

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Multi touch features are obviously incredible and it's a pleasure to use. However, if you use it for about a year it just stops working. It seems to be made cheaply and I would really expect a lot more from an apple product. This mouse is a great idea but it is built at a quality worth half of what they are selling it for. Unless you are willing to replace this mouse annually, get a different one.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    constanlty mucks up!

    • Written by from kailua kona

    60% of the time that I hit on the mouse, left,front,back,center etc, during a game or using for everyday click, it RIGHT clicks and opens up Options instead of doing what it should. I despise this mouse but it was included in my newest iMac purchase and the mouse is pure rubbish.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    • Written by

    Constantly disconnects from Macbook. Makes it almost impossible to use. In fact has already disconnected twice while typing this review. Fresh batteries do not help.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you have the hand of a small child.

    • Written by from BALWYN NORTH

    Although many people like this mouse, I have to say that it is nowhere near as good as it could be.
    First the good points:
    1) It looks great.
    2) Battery lasts for a while.

    Now the problems:
    1) Takes a while to engage with the bluetooth where turning it on.
    2) If you have any sweat or moisture on your fingers it is difficult and uncomfortable to use the touch scrolling.
    3) It is WAY too small. I have normal size male hand and it is uncomfortable to use for a long time.
    4) The scrolling mechanism can become very annoying during game play due to unwanted zooming. the slightest touch of the left or right button can begin zooming - sure you can change this in the settings, but that mean you need to do this for every application.
    5) Quite noisy when in using it on a laminated table.
    6) It would be good that the clicking would not be as loud too.

    Well, you can make up your mind.. Read the other reviews. You will see that many people have similar issues and the positive reviews hang on its good looking design.
    Over all looks good on the desk but uncomfortable to in use.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats batteries

    • Written by from BRENTWOOD

    See title

    5 of 5 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

    Worst buy ever

    • Written by from Buenos Aires

    I fully recommend you don't buy this product. There's nothing magic about it. It's heavy, your hand doesn't fit on the mouse, and the touchpad does not work when you want to move horizontally. It only works when you move vertically, just the same as any mouse with a wheel. Besides, it's terribly expensive for its functionality. Worst Apple product I ever bought.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chews up batteries!

    • Written by from Bloomingdale

    As a solution Apple makes you buy rechargeable batteries. Where there should have been a rechargeable lithium-ion battery implemented into the mouses design from the start. I've had mine for about a year now and I think the earth has become warmer by a few degrees from all of the batteries used up globally by this horrible mouse design. Hope they'll fix it soon. DON'T GET IT! There really is nothing special about this product. The swipe features are not that amazing nor will they improve your work speed when working on projects. It's also annoying in Adobe Suite products. Completely incongruent with the way the zoom and pan features work (along with keyboard shortcuts). I have gone back to the previous Apple mouse. Also, really annoying in Google Maps.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, terrible ergonomics

    • Written by from Toronto

    The Magic Mouse does what it says it will do, and elegantly, but with one fatal flaw: the ergonomics are so terrible that you can develop RSI very rapidly. I bought one and after one week I had to return it, my right arm was so sore. As soon as I stopped using it, the pain went away. It has to do with finger placement, and the way it forces you to hold the mouse. I've used many pointer control devices, and this one caused me the greatest pain of them all.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't work after iMac reboot

    • Written by from Rumford

    I need magic to get this magic mouse to work after I shut down my iMac and reboot. It worked fine for the first few months, but is so frustrating to use now.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sharp Edges & Other Issues Caused Me to Pass

    • Written by from Fishers

    The Magic Mouse is great in theory but poor in execution. Apple chose form over function and clearly missed the boat on this product. Physically, the mouse is too low to be comfortable, is too small for my average sized hands and far too sharp on the edges to be comfortable. The execution of gestures I found to be very difficult in a device that want's to move. It's ironically too loose on a desk to use gestures and too sticky to use as a smooth mouse! To solve my gesture needs, I ended up with the infinitely superior Magic Trackpad. If you're deciding between the two, I highly recommend going up to your local Apple store to try them both out first. If you're not in a position to do that, let the reviews tell the story. If you read the Magic Trackpad reviews, you'll see numerous stories of people trading in their Magic Mouse for the Magic Trackpad.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CONNECTION ISSUES!!!!!

    • Written by from Del Mar

    This is one of the most frustrating Apple products I have ever owned. I've been a devoted Macie for over ten years and am one of the biggest advocates of anything Mac, but this mouse STINKS!

    I'm using the Magic Mouse with my Mac Mini, and at least about once every twenty minutes, a message appears on screen saying "Connection Lost". It’s kinda hard to sing its praises when it won't even maintain a connection with my computer! I end up spending two minutes clicking and moving my mouse around waiting for it to reconnect, only to do so and get disconnected again after only 30 seconds of use! And it continues to happen over and over.

    Don't get me wrong; this mouse does have some great features that you can read all about in other posts. But it’s pretty hard to utilize them when it won't even stay connected!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses the connection too easily.

    • Written by from Northfield

    There's really nothing worse than when you're trying to move the cursor around and the mouse won't respond. This happens to me several times a minute with this thing. I consider it a waste of money. I have trouble with the Mighty Mouse too because the roller ball stops working after a few months, but at least it's responsive while it's working. I also don't like how easy it is to hit the mouse so the pages on the screen fan out. NOT a fan.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Austin

    This mouse was a tragedy. When I first purchased it was great but the more and more I used it the more I noticed the bugs. It's overly sensitive and constantly goes off on tangents when you are trying to do the simplest of tasks. The two finger swipe to navigate works when you don't want it to yet does nothing when you actually use the feature. It just led to frustration and anger. The mouse I purchased is now in a million pieces on my front porch because of this. I recommend waiting for the second or third generation because right now this is just a waste of $75. Do yourself a favor, pay 10 bucks for a mouse that actually works or try the Magic Trackpad.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse.....only good for cat food

    • Written by from Aurora

    Bought it, used it for 2 weeks when i had to recharge the batteries to Duracell rechargeables. Used it for 3 days, no lase lights came on when I switched it on.
    Rechecked position of batteries to made sure, flicked the on/off switch for a couple of times, no lights came on. Control panel mouse preference discovery said "No mouse found". I tell you, this mouse is dead. Two days later, as I was frustrated, I went through the whole procedures again, used brand new batteries but the mouse still did not give any signs of live. A dead mouse is only good for cat food. I am a Mac user since 1984 and I never experienced an Apple product failure until now.
    Is there anyone who had similar problems ???

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, but my wrist is hurting

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The slim and wireless design is nice. But the hard, smooth surface lacks any sense of tactile connection between your fingertips and the sensor, so it kind of feels like an iPhone without a case—hard and slippery. Not very ergonomically pleasant, because I feel like I'm straining to control the sensors.

    When I'm in my layout program, I found that the page automatically starts scrolling up when editing in a text box. I slowed the scroll settings down in system preferences, but it kept doing it so I turned that functionality off. But it's really inconvenient when working in layout design.

    It also takes a long time for this mouse to communicate with my wireless keyboard after I've been away from my computer for a while.

    My wrist and back are hurting from trying to harness this thing while working in a very information-heavy layout with a lot of type. I gave in and went back to my old mouse.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable with (Closed) Laptop and Time Machine Backing Up

    • Written by from Louisville

    This mouse is great, except when you use it in conjunction with an external display and you close your laptop screen, while Time Machine is running the mouse becomes almost completely unusable because of the lag.

    21 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 months later and....

    • Written by from Elk Grove Village

    I purchased this on Nov 3, and couldn't wait till it shipped to my door step. When I started using it, I loved every single thing about it. From swipe to scroll to the feel and I could care less about the negative skepticism about no button for expose nor dashboard. After 4 months of heavy use I realized this mouse is completely worthless because of one reason. COMFORT. It gave me such big hand aches or discomfort in my wrist that I felt reluctant on using my computer. I mind you that I type a lot of research papers for school and use my mac at least 5 hours a day. The flaw is within the shape of the mouse itself and after reading some of other reviews I realized I wasn't alone. The mouse is too flat so your hand nor fingers rest when at use. The only possible solution I found is to use a non-padded wrist mouse pad, so your hand can lay sort of flat on the mouse itself. But even this after time would become uncomfortable. I found true magic in Microsoft 5000 mobile BT mouse. Best one so far.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stick With the Mighty Mouse, Magic Mouse is still in BETA, IMHO

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I have the Magic Mouse and I don't like it for several reasons:

    1) You still cannot squeeze it and this is huge for me. I am a power user and constantly have between 6 and 10 windows open at a time when I am working

    2) It is too low of a profile

    3) It's very loud when you move it around, much louder than the mighty mouse, and quite annoying!

    4) I find it difficult to hold onto without accidentally dropping it or letting it go.

    My overall review... 1/5 stars. It was a great idea, but a total FAIL on Apple's part, and as a business owner, we have our own business account and own A LOT of Apple products!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse, worst mouse ever.

    • Written by from Calgary

    Reason one. You cannot use this for gaming at all because it is one button, you cant hold right click and press left click at the same time.
    Reason two. Hand starts to hurt because of its shape, its really flat so its hard to rest your hand on it, when you do.. the top of the hand gets strained and hurts!
    Reason three. It can be a little grippy, seems like theres a lot of friction on the bottom on a regular plastic mouse pad. It has those long sliders, while a regular mouse has 4 small ones and are smoother.

    8 of 11 people found this useful