• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Magic Mouse is disappointing

    • Written by from Ontario

    The Magic Mouse is visually appealing and when it is working, it is fine (better than okay, but not excellent). These are some of the more frustrating problem areas:
    --It uses up two AA batteries (as others have written) approximately every three-four weeks. Irritating. I ordered some high-capacity rechargeable batteries in hopes that this would help me from buying new ones. This created a new problem with rechargeable batteries. Because they are not as strong as regular AAs, they need to be replaced about once each week, which is quite inconvenient.
    --It disconnects. About every few weeks, my Magic Mouse decides that it is not going to connect/pair with my MacBook Pro laptop. Irritating. Even if the batteries are registering as more than 50 percent charged, I usually have to replace the batteries to get it to pair with my MBP.
    As a comparison, my Apple wireless keyboard works terrifically well, never drops its connection with my MBP, and the batteries last for about a year or more.
    I was going to buy another Magic Mouse, thinking that mine was just a dud. After reading the reviews, I will wait until a new and improved model is available. We should not have to buy a competitor's product just to get a mouse that works.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty good for 6 months.

    • Written by from Portland

    This mouse was mighty impressive. But after 6months it refused to work, my mighty mouse is now alas mighty DEAD. Very frustrating waste for $79.

    5 of 6 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

    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

    mighty mouse

    • Written by from Framingham

    love it but unfortunately works sporadically with my macbook pro. Constantly losing connection, re-connect, lose connection re-connect. It's not the mouse to use for a macbook pro and I wish Apple mentioned this with the product information. Ridiculously frustrating so heading back to the tethered mouse.

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    Love the idea, the multi touch features work well and the movement and tracking are smooth...

    However, the body of the mouse is too shallow, presumably to allow for the touch gestures on the top, hence for my big hands I can't use this for more than 5 mins without getting cramp.

    If there was a bigger version for people with larger hands I'd love to swap the boxed one for that and re-evaluate.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from HYTHE

    Good: Great mouse for internet browsing
    Bad: Difficult to do anything precise as their's no tactile feedback and that makes it a nightmare to work with in 3D apps - slightest brush in the wrong place, little finger hovering over the surface - zoom - wizz - impossible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Technology - Poor Design

    • Written by from Bethesda

    The finger touch operation in general is very nice - takes a bit of getting used to. For instance when using say Powerpoint an unintended brush of your finger on the trackpad surface will send you to who knows where. So you have to be careful and continually focus while using this device.

    My lower rating is however mainly focused on how poorly designed this mouse is. From the extremely thin, flimsy, hard to use battery cover to the barely discernible battery direction icons, this device seemed to receive a lot of attention from the technical arm of Apple but the human oriented industrial design people of Jonathan Ives fame must have been focused somewhere else.

    I hope the next iteration of this product returns to Apple standards of total design integration but at their price point I will have to wait - unless the battery cover fails.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over Function!

    • Written by from South Melbourne

    I was quite disappointed with this product. The mouse does not slide well on a surface due to the pads running the length of the mouse which adds significant sliding friction. It also means they will collect a lot more dirt and grime in normal use. Mouse movement was also quite laggy and suffered from many bluetooth dropouts.
    I decided to buy a Magic Trackpad which is a fantastic peripheral and gave the mouse away to a friend, now they are complaining to me about how poor the device is....
    Product is a classic case of form over function!!! Get a trackpad!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade please!!

    • Written by from GREENSBOROUGH

    Came with my new iMac. Looks great, absolute rubbish to use.

    Massively oversensitive, every time you turn your head it scrolls the page left to right, and from an ex-windows user point of view, setting the thing up for a right-click is a waste of time, as for the things you want sensitivity for, it has none.

    The only thing I have found good about it is the vertical scroll, swipe system, works good.

    I think they need to do some real-world product testing in future, not just with the nerds in the lab.

    Can we have the old mouse back please?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slower than slow...

    • Written by from Mountain View

    The Magic Mouse came with a new iMac I purchased, I had seen the commercial and thought it would work out great. The convenience of the bluetooth was great, but I cant even get the mouse half way across the screen on one stoke against my large trackpad. I turned the mouse speed all the way up in settings to attempt to make use of this otherwise useless mouse but no luck. I ended up giving it away out of frustration.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oshawa

    The touch features of this mouse make it the most versatile mouse I have ever used! You can program the perfect touch sequence for you. The mouse fits in the palm of your hand perfectly and does not cause any discomfort.
    Although, I do have one complaint about this mouse... It eats batteries! I noticed soon after my purchase that the original batteries were only at 50% and thought ok, maybe they were not full when I put the in. I know now that I go through batteries extremely quickly! I even tried turning the power off while not using my computer, which cause me grief as I sometimes had to turn it on and off several times to get the bluetooth to connect.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not for Creative

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    It looks great but if you are doing graphic design and/or DTP, I wouldn't recommend because the mouse has magic touch and it will keep moving the canvas.
    It really frustrate me and it ended up HURTING my entire wrist which I had no problem with Wireless Mighty Mouse.
    Also, it feels so HEAVY when you click.

    so I went back to Wireless Mighty Mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful tracking

    • Written by from louisville

    This mouse looks great but is overpriced and tracks horribly! It doesn't recognize fine movement very well at all which has become quite frustrating. Furthermore, the two button feature has begun to malfunction after about a month. It only recognizes that I have clicked on something about 75% of the time. So I've found myself shaking the mouse to get it to track better and making multiple clicks much more often than I would like. I would recommend staying with the corded version of this mouse.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've seen better

    • Written by from Caledonia

    The multi-touch is really great. The mouse looks great too. I do a lot of stuff with Photoshop and the mouse just doesn't seem very sensitive. The mouse cursor is also very slow. I have it set to the fastest setting and it's still slower than the MacBook's trackpad. The secondary-click (right-click) does not work very well either. I gave this product 3 stars because of it's looks and the multi-touch.

    9 of 14 people found this useful