• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I'm not sure what the thought process was behind putting basic double AA batteries in the "Magic Mouse," but it was a horrible decision. Yes, the feeling and swipe functions are great. However, it runs out of power every 1-2 weeks. It magically eats money and time even with rechargeable batteries.

    Compared to the design and smooth process of the rest Apples products, it just seems clunky. One idea is just to make a mouse-pad that charges it or a little station you place it on at the end of the day. My Braun toothbrush even has this down.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very pleased

    • Written by from Somerset

    I love the horizontal scrolling feature of the mac mice. I decided to go with the wireless this time, since my first non-wireless mouse only lasted a year after the chord started to rip. Well this one is super sensitive and drives me nuts. As a designer, it is always moving my art boards around when I don't want it to, changing web pages with the forward and backward side swiping feature.. it is WAY TOO SENSITIVE. But the biggest disappointment of all is with that this mouse DRAINS THE BATTERIES. I had to change my batteries after only having this mouse for ONE MONTH. Then again after ANOTHER MONTH—not to mention I do shut it off. I will have to purchase rechargeable batteries, but I have had a logitech mouse for an entire year and left it on all the time and NEVER had to change the batteries. Apple makes great computers, but once again disappointed with yet another poorly made accessory from them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much functionality falls short of a usable experience

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Today I finally threw my Magic Mouse in the garbage. I feel silly for using it for so long. This mouse was amazing to use, not just tracking but swiping between webpages and sizing. But after a year I gave up on it's bluetooth connectivity. It worked just fine about 90% of the time, but would occasionally something would go wrong in the connection and it would become all but unusable. Connecting/disconnecting constantly, the movement would be jittery and you could land the cursor on your target, and all the swiping magic would just come to a screeching halt. I'm giving this a mouse 2 stars because I did love the controls, but the fact is that it's completely unusable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection gets lost all he time

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I've had my Mac computer for 2-3 years and have the wireless keyboard and mouse. I love the idea of wireless, but for more than a year it always seems to lose connection. I think it needs new batteries but that doesn't help. Reading reviews for the regular mouse are not so great, so I guess I will have to suffer with this, or just get a new one.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved, but not really

    • Written by from Camrose

    Glass top is a nice improvement over the mini-ball of the mighty, which gunks up and requires replacement every few months, but this mouse is ergonomically painful and hurts the back of the hand & wrist within minutes of use and chomps through batteries which are full of nasty chemicals. Strange, this company doesn't seem to have the wit or will to figure it out. Expensive landfill matter.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse has a Mind of it's own

    • Written by from Orange

    Plain and simple worst all around mouse I've ever owned. Also, like a lot of Apple products way over priced.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad material. It scratch very easily

    • Written by from Sunrise

    The mouse is great, but the material on top is terrible. I had a couple of scratches just two weeks after I bought the mouse. I don't have children, and I just use my mouse at home. I went to the Apple in Square One in Mississauga (where I bought It) and the person said: its not a malfunction, its a cosmetic problem, and we don't replace the mouse. How can a weakness in the material be a cosmetic thing? I research in Internet and I am not the only one with that problem.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form leaves function in the dust

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My new magic mouse is beautiful. Typical Apple elegance, redefining the aesthetic concept of the lowly mouse. Except - every time I try to use it, I am horribly disappointed. My fingers find no natural home on the impeccably symmetrical, totally convex flowing surface. I have tried everything from gripping the sharp edges with my thumb and ring finger and arching my forefinger and middle finger to the forward corners of the upper surface, to laying my entire palm atop the device and trying to capture it against the table. Nothing works well; unintended commands send my now overly feature-laden desktop skidding off in odd directions.

    I hate this thing. And I hate that I am forced to hate it. Apple, please reconsider the relative contributions of form and function before you design your next piece of art.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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