• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They should have made the rails out of teflon

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    It's a beautiful product but unfortunately the plastic rails under the mouse that make contact with whatever surface you put it on are rough. Put it on your table and it grinds instead of slides. Put it on a cloth pad and you can actually hear the difference from most other mice. Other mice quiet, Magic mouse rough scratchy noises. That noise is not only annoying but it's vibrations travel through to the hands making it feel yucky to slide.

    I'm returning it. If they have change the rails to teflon or something similar I'll be happy to give it another try.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    lots of potential terrible for big hands

    • Written by from Machias

    Great looking mouse. Great connectivity for a bluetooth device. Its just so small and uncomfortable to use. I am a big person with big hands, it might be great for smaller hands.

    I have grown very fond of Logitech's mice and will absolutely be getting another for my new mini and taking the magic mouse back. The lack of buttons and ridiculously small design is just not comfortable, or usable. It seems to take longer to do the same things as my other mice with standard buttons and wheels.

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was hoping for so much more...

    • Written by from DERRY

    I've been wanting to upgrade my Mighty mouse for a while now and was looking forward to this new mouse. Checked it out at the local Apple store and I was disappointed. The heft and tracking was great but I am a big Spaces user and there is no way you can use the mouse for this without losing other functionality. Given the 15 minutes I played with it I can't say ergonomics is an issue but it just did not feel right. Guess I'll look elsewhere.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Poor Battery Life

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    I purchased a magic mouse with my iMac about six months ago, and have been shocked at how quickly it runs through batteries. I have rechargeable AAs but have to swap them out every couple of weeks when -- out of nowhere -- the mouse will lose its connection to the computer. The mouse is also very slow to reconnect, or start back up when it wakes up out of sleep mode. Although I like the mouse when it works, the poor battery life alone makes it not worth the purchase.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the worst mouse

    • Written by from San Francisco

    not the worst but for the $ this is a huge fail. skips, not very ergonomic, tracks poorly. you know - all the things a mouse should do well this guy doesn't.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design_ Terrible Quality

    • Written by from somerville

    I'm generally a huge Apple fan buying over the last 10 years: 3 iMac, 1 AirMac, 2 iPads, number iPods and 4 iPhones.

    My only complaint is that I have had to buy 4 of these mice over the last 2 years at $69 each. I guess 5 since this one just stopped working today.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruins my productivity

    • Written by from Sterling

    While this mouse in nice in concept, the sensitivity of the scrolling surface on the top of the mouse is really problematic. It is far too sensitive and results in constant problems. At the slightest mis-touch of a finger, you will find your slides scrolling up or down, you will find webpages going forward or back, or you will find yourself suddenly on a different page of the document you were working on. It is also difficult to precisely scroll back to a particular slide because the sensitivity is so high. Working with this mouse probably makes me 5-10% less productive on a daily basis because I am constantly having to scroll back to the spot I was working on. I would much prefer the classic scroll wheel or the mini-track ball of the Apple Mouse since it is far less likely that I will accidentally activate those devices.

    4 of 5 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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's alright..

    • Written by from Hsinchu City

    Yes, the touch technology is great, scrolling and finger motions works great, but when using this mouse.. it just doesn't feel right, perhaps too flat and long.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good to use but easily falls apart

    • Written by from Oslo

    I like using the magic mouse, but it annoys me how the battery cover always comes off. I have to use tape to keep it in place, but it is otherwise okay.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less Than Magic

    • Written by from Hopewell Junction

    Ok, so its pretty to look at, very minimalist and the scrolling is nice. However, I have had the magic mouse for about 2 months now (it came with my new imac) and I have now returned to the $10 case logic mouse I was using prior due to the following issues/ annoyances.
    -Randomly pages back to the last screen you were on when you return your hand to the mouse after typing or just while browsing. Like after I type this review and go to click preview the magic mouse interprets my hand returning to the mouse as a page back command. Very frustrating.
    -Heavy to move around= hand strain.
    -Metal bottom. If so much as a grain of sand gets under the mouse's metal bottom it grates against the mousepad like "nails on chalkboard". Eeeek!
    -Eats through batteries, already had to change them..after 2 mos come on.

    So sad and definitely not what I was expecting from apple or a $70 mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great when it pairs

    • Written by from Mayer

    I have had the Magic Mouse for over a year. After six months it started to un-pair. Had trouble with it reconnecting. Sometimes it pairs with another Mac in the next room. Liked all the features of the mouse. Really liked the no wheel. I have a Bluetooth Mouse from Logitech that I use that does not have all these connect problems.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just don't lift your hand

    • Written by from Camano Island

    Many things about this mouse are cool - the looks, the streamlined feel - but unlike every other mouse I've owned I can't take my hand off it. I do take my hand off my mouse to pick up a cup of coffee, etc but 30% of the time when I put my hand back on, instead of being ready to scroll or click the mouse reads the touch as a back click and does exactly that. It's annoying when I'm reading but if I'm doing any online games and say paused to answer the phone or take that sip of coffee, all my work is gone and then the mouse is lucky I don't own a shotgun. I also don't like the number of batteries the thing eats up. We've had this mouse for over a year but its days are numbered.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this mouse!!

    • Written by from Mountain Top

    At first, this is a great little mouse. All of the features work well, and it's very convenient. But after having this mouse for a little over a year it just doesn't want to connect to my Mac anymore. I've tried everything - charging the batteries, replacing them - NOTHING WILL WORK!! If it didn't break so easily it might be worth the extra money it costs to get it, but after breaking so soon it's just not worth $70...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The sides disintegrates

    • Written by from montreal

    Functions are good, but the body is made ​​with poor material. Really bad..

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse trapped

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    am I missing something? this mouse is a drag on virtually every surface i put under it--mousepad, glossy paper stock, formica, plexiglass, foamcore; and the worst; a thin panel of glass on top of a desk and the mouse is stalls. on the upside, it is sleek and feels good under-hand, the scrolling is smooth, though not dime-stopping precise.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where'd all of my mighty mouse buttons go?

    • Written by from San Angelo

    This mouse is cool, but lacks all of the features that made the mighty mouse the best mouse ever. Sure it scrolls in 360 degrees, and it looks cool, but the fact that it doesn't have the squeeze buttons or the scroll click makes it pretty much a paper weight in my house. Also, the side scroll is a little too sensitive to play games without frustration.

    Pros: Looks cool, wireless
    Cons: too sensitive, lacks buttons

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ENVIRONMENTALLY UNSOUND WIRELESS MOUSE

    • Written by from Vancouver

    LOVE the design and operation/functions of this mouse, but (and it's a HUGE but) this mouse is totally environmentally unsound as far as battery consumption goes. My non-Aplle wireless mouse used one-fifth the battery power. Have had to replace batteries on the Apple Mighty Mouse every 2 months in comparison to my non-Apple wireless mouse being changed about every 10 months. I noticed this with my old Apple mouse (previous generation) also, so it's obviously an on-going Apple issue. Come on Apple get your act together. Can't take your claims of being enviromentally conscious very seriously when you continue to put out a wireless mouse that is completely energy inefficient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really that magical

    • Written by from niles

    I tried one at work for a couple of minutes and honestly I was impressed the first time. I just tried out the wheel less scrolling and I loved it. The mouse looked great. It seemed like nothing is wrong with it till I bought one myself.

    So I plugged it in, no problems with the bluetooth connection. Instant plug and play. I downloaded a third party app for more control because apparently the options for the magic mouse with OSX isn't enough.

    Cool, I now have the option to activate expose using the third party app plus my middle scroll action. Now here's where the fun begins.

    I began to work in Photoshop (I usually prefer a mouse over the intuos pen), and boy this mouse was a problem in every aspect. The mouse sits really low so basically you have to grasp it with three fingers like a birds talon, while navigating through your photo, while it scrolls and switches my windows all at once. So I was thinking maybe I just have to give it one more day because I'm probably not used to it at all.

    Next day I was kinda terrified to hold it again. I tried it out one more time for like a couple of hours and all it gave me was a bad hand cramp. I was thinking maybe a year of this and I'll have to go to the doctor for carpal tunnel syndrome. So the next day I returned it and replaced it with a Logitech performance mx mouse...and that was the smartest thing I have done that week.

    Not really bad if you're just surfing the web, checking your email, or just displaying it in your living room together with your mac. But for working...get something else.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from Plainview

    Goes through the batteries, plus the touch surface i always getting touchy when you don't want it to respond, such as sitting your hand back on it. I would love a normal scroll wheel, but that is not apple's thing. I went back to my Logitech since I am on the computer for hours and hours every day. Right Click works every time now! ;-)

    7 of 11 people found this useful