• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it's not!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have this mouse and it worked ok for a few months. But now even after I change the batteries for a new pair it still won't connect sometimes. I hate having to restart my computer because of this stupid blue tooth mouse! And changing batteries in your mouse all the time is stupid. For now I'm using a cheapy corded mouse, and it's so far more reliable, although not touch sensitive.

    I'll take an ugly one that works over a pretty one that doesn't.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try before you buy!

    • Written by from Boulder

    If you live near and Apple store it might be worth your while to give it a test drive. I was seriously considering this mouse so I went to my local Apple dealer and spent 30 minutes with the mouse. That was enough to convince me I didn't want it. I may be beautiful to look at, but ergonomically it is not comfortable to use. In particular I couldn't get used to the sharp edges. I have an Iogear bluetooth mouse that works just as well and is much more comfortable.

    My guess is that Apple will eventually come out with a redesign. I'll wait till they do.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Sensitive for Indesign

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I got so frustrated using this mouse with Indesign that I ended-up throwing it on the floor and plugging in my previous mouse. This "Magic Mouse" may be good for web browsing, but not for page layout and design work.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetics over Usability - Disappointing performance and ergonomics

    • Written by from Zurich

    I paid 100 dollars as I bought mine in the Zurich apple store, for that kind of money the expectation is high. I use my computer all day working as a graphic designer and this mouse seriously slows me down and also causes me pain in my hand and wrist.

    The scrolling is too sensitive in the adobe programs and jumps around the pages at the slightest touch, this considerably slows me down.

    With the ergonomics the mouse is too flat and does not support the hand, i.e you can not rest your hand or fingers on the mouse. The sharp edges also are not nice to hold. I think it looks great but most of the time I am near it, it is hidden under my ugly hand.

    Performance-wise it takes ages to connect with bluetooth and I usually have to go into the preferences to get it to pair with my laptop. Battery consumption is also high.

    Im using my old mighty USB one now to work, as magic mouse is only good for browsing web pages for short periods.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    design=YES; ergonomic=NO; right button=NO

    • Written by from Göteborg

    I'm working with Mac more than 15 years. I never liked any type of Apple Mouse. I thought it could change with the new Magic Mouse. But unfortunately the design is not worth the bad ergonomic holding and especially not the bad function of the right mouse-button.

    So if you need the right mouse-button very often, then please don't buy this mouse. Unless Apple corrects the function...

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connections Problems = Headache

    • Written by from Ocala

    Let me first say that, yes, the scrolling is revolutionary. Very helpful knowing that the non-existent trackball won't suddenly stop working due to over-use or dust collection.
    Having said that, i have never been so frustrated with a mac item, let alone a mouse. Aside from the fact that bluetooth drains the battery (a minor problem) the mouse has an extremely difficult time connecting to my Macbook. I'm a big gamer, to have my mouse suddenly and inexplicably disconnect mid-game is abhorrent. Upon starting up the laptop, it is a contest between turning on/off the mouse and on/off with the bluetooth on my computer until, finally, it connects (in hopes it won't disconnect). Quite frankly, i'd rather take up a USB port than deal with this annoying bluetooth feature. For a mac item to work this inconsistently, it is disgusting and disappointing. I love mac, but this mouse is a pain in my behind.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get used to

    • Written by from Berwyn

    Very nice design, but hard to get used to. Scrolling feature is good, but handling the actual mouse is uncomfortable. Difficult to maneuver to point and click.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing features

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    Somebody explain to me why they would build this magic mouse without the main features that we all are accustomed to?!?! The swiping might be easier but the side buttons and the middle button functionality is not there which I would have a VERY hard time not using on a mouse. Their answer is to use the FN keys on the keyboard or to click on the dashboard icon instead of the middle button. That to me is insane!!! Make me do more work to accomplish what I can already do with my current mouse. Only negative thing with the old might mouse is the ball gets worn but other than that there's no reason to upgrade to this magic mouse!!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Sherwood

    I was excited when I first got the Magic Mouse. The swiping features are really cool. However, the tracking on this mouse is so slow and erratic (even when set on fastest tracking) that it is useless. I have turned is off and it is now a nice looking paper weight on my desk!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to my expections.

    • Written by from San Bruno

    Bought it online, and sold it the second day I received it. Whoever designed it chose looks over comfort. It doesn't fit well in the hand. Soon your hand will cramp.

    It does work as advertised though. however, swiping 2 fingers is as uncomfortable as it can get. They could better utilize the multi-touch surface and come up with gestures that ergonomically makes sense.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Annoying Mouse that repeatedly disconnects

    • Written by from South Orange

    I have used this mouse for some time and have not had time to figure out what it wrong with it, but after reading other reviews, now know that it is the mouse. Please Apple do something about this. This little mouse is way too costly to disconnect like this.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, actually bad

    • Written by from Fremont

    Have to replace batteries less than two weeks. I'm using Duracell, suppose be good batteries.

    Really difficult to control when you scroll up and down in a large file in code editor, say Intellij IDEA.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had such a poor mouse!

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    It's the third that goes bad on me in two years! Apple is letting their standards go to the dogs! Very disappointing. And on top one mouse costs $ 69 plus taxes!!!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way to flat and small

    • Written by from LIMA

    The mouse is great if you have small hands and fingers but if you have larger hands and fingers like I do, its way too flat and small. Go back to the drawing board Apple or at least come up with a larger mouse. I give it a one-star for me.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good!

    • Written by from Maple

    Can't write the review due to sensorship. Trade it for a corded mouse. Thing doesn't work.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First mouse to hurt my hand in 15 years

    • Written by from burbank

    I couldn't keep using this mouse it hurts my hand very much. I changed to other brand and now the pain is slowly going away. I wish I could leave just grey stars in the rating.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great first 4 years, then just a crock

    • Written by from BERKELEY

    MM's been working fine on my laminated desk surface for the first four years and then started getting more and more choppy. I've tried, as someone has suggested, stuffind paper in the battery compartment for a snug fit: it makes no difference. I've even bought a 3m special pad for $8. The only thing that works is the glossy surface of the package the 3M pad came in. Otherwise, the 3M pad produces absolutely 0 tracking. Go figure!
    I have an old MS USB mouse, and it works just fine, except that it's ugly and takes one USB port.
    By the way, I've just replaced my four-year-old MBP with the most recent model. Made no difference for the magic mouse.
    There is a person (persons) with the same problem on the Apple Forum, and Apple has not provided any answers.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for serious graphic designers

    • Written by from Farmington

    Have you tried using this mouse when you're in Illustrator? It's all over the place. I cannot use the Apple Magic Mouse for design and have switched for the trackpad. It took a little getting used to but I use it daily now and have never looked back. When I need to be even more precise I use a Wacom tablet. Apple just can't seem to make a good mouse...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Chandler

    Very hard to use. Horizontal scroll, really? NOT USEFUL! So annoying.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    reliable connection from up to 33 feet away? Totally bogus

    • Written by from Portland

    I recently purchased this mouse from Apple along with a new mini for my home theater setup thinking I would receive a "reliable connection from up to 33 feet away". My surfing sofa is 13 feet away with an unobstructed line-of-sight to the mini. Occasionally from 13 feet I actually do receive a normal mouse like experience, however 95% of the time it is what must be like surfing on quaaludes. You know, you move the cursor and 2 seconds later it moves, or a slight touch to scroll results in either light speed to the top or to the bottom of the page. I am typing this review from 7 feet away and it works flawlessly, but........APPLE, IT IS NOT FROM 33 FEET OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO THAT AND IT WORKS LIKE THE KIND OF STUFF I PICK UP AFTER MY DOG. I do not want to have to spend time and energy taking this back to the happy concerned faces at the local Mac store. That is not part of the grand bargain which is..... you tell the truth in your marketing and I buy your products, we both win and I do not find myself writing unpleasant reviews. Incidentally, this is the second of 2 wireless mice I have purchased from Apple. The first one with the little cute roller ball that gums up did not work either.

    7 of 9 people found this useful