• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Accidental touching makes scrolling annoying!

    • Written by from Great Bend

    Like most Mac users I was excited about this mouse! Sadly it has proven to be extremely annoying to use.

    While using the mouse within a browser, or any document in which you can scroll, it will scroll away from what you are trying to do with just the slightest brush of a finger. Often it will scroll when just trying to left click.

    I have also found that it regularly doesn't recognize the right click. It always feels as though I am a mouse newbie that doesn't know how to use one at all.

    I am tech savvy and have been using this mouse for over a year.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Promising start, but didn't hold up under heavy use

    • Written by from Sacramento

    The mouse came with my MacPro tower and I was thrilled, at first. The buttonless surface felt good and scrolling with a gesture worked well. No problem with the right/left click. The profile seemed a bit low, and it dragged a bit on the mouse pad, but I got used to it quickly. When the alkaline batteries that came with it got to 53% power after a week, the tracking got sketchy so I switched to NiHM rechargables. I can get a couple days at most on a charge, but by the 3rd day, the bluetooth connection comes and goes, tracking slows, and scrolling gets jumpy, unpredictable. It seems to run better on alkalines, but I don't want to feed that habit. The Magic Mouse is promising, but I've had to go back to my old mouse (which runs a month or two on a two NiHM AA batteries) until it is improved.

    16 of 19 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

    Too "touchy"

    • Written by from Chicago

    Been trying to use this mouse for about a month now and have decided to switch to something else. Not having a defined area for scrolling has created so many unintentional scrolls and zooms while working within applications that it's costing me too much time. It's clear that this mouse was designed around Apple's suite of programs but falls flat when working in professional applications like Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop. It's even a pain with Apple Pro apps like Logic. I used the terminal to disable side scrolling but it's still not enough to suffer this mouse any longer. Reminds me of the hockey puck mouse days. Bad for Apple, good for 3rd party mouse developers.

    14 of 22 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

    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

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Bradford

    Review is based on use with a 2010 Macbook Pro running Windows 7 in bootcamp.

    Most of my work involves using Windows based software packages as such this review is based soley on experience of the mouse under windows.

    1. Appearance - A thing of beauty, Apple have once again produced something that looks seriously pretty.
    2. Ergonomics - A little small if you have big hands, but otherwise very nice to use.
    3. Productivity - this is where it falls down. A complete piece of junk. Probably down to the windows drivers, however mouse zoom function occurs regardless of if you have requested it, mouse drifts regularly, click and right click are not as vague as the zoom function but just as irritating.
    4. Conclusion - looks great, works badly (yes I have setup the mouse using recommended bootcamp settings). If Apple ever get round to re-writing the drivers for this device things might get better but in the meantime stick to Microsoft mice, they work.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but one huge problem

    • Written by from Manhattan

    Have to drag mouse over 8" to move cursor from the top of my screen to the bottom! Will have to use a welcome mat for a mouse pad I guess.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but....

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I have had this mouse for 10 months and it has been great!! Recently the mouse started disconnecting more than usual and took me a long time to get it going again. Now the computer cannot even find the mouse after batteries changed and everything. That little green light just blinks.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Blaster

    • Written by from Ascot Vale

    My Magic mouse is fantastic other than the fact I'm changing batteries every 2 days, sometimes when I use it heavily all day, over an 8 hour period or so it goes from 100% down to below 20%

    When there's a corded version of this mouse I will purchase that but for the time being I'm sticking with my cruddy old microsoft mouse, I challenge you to take the maze of contact options on offer to solve this issue.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Total disappointment!!!!

    • Written by from Bristol

    I am about to smash this sucker with my bare hands, because it doesn't seem to respond to you when you double click, I have to DOUBLE CLICK 10 times to open a document, and when I scroll down the very sensitive scrolling sensor thinks that I am scrolling up, it is driving me mental. However do not let the looks of it trick you into buying it, unless you are dying to have something drive you crazy.

    16 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to use

    • Written by from New York

    This mouse is a tech wonder, BUT it is an ergonometric nightmare...my hand began to hurt within a few days and stiffen and then extreme pain after a few weeks. At first I did not know it was the mouse, then my doctor asked me some questions and suggested I try a more traditional mouse that fit the hand...Problem solved, and within a week or so the pain is gone.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Medford

    Very sleek in design however the mouse is too heavy and a bit cumbersome to use. Replacing with the touch pad today!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very pretty, but not a workhorse

    • Written by from tucson

    The scroll button broke on my old mouse, So I picked up the Magic mouse. I was pretty excited. At first I loved it, then I noticed there was no middle button. With the programs I use, the middle button is as common as a left click. At that point I knew I would have to return it, but I continued to use it through out the day. More and more, I was disappointed by its performance. At times, I would have to click three or four times for it to register. other times, it would only register a left click and not the right click. I'm sure this mouse is perfect for surfing the web and reading emails, but for a professional, it's nothing, but frustrating.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries run out fast!

    • Written by from La Grange

    If you are like me, you will forget to turn off your mouse when not in use. I sometimes remember, but not often enough -- I've had this mouse for about 5 weeks and have needed to replace the batteries twice already.

    If you choose this mouse, go with the rechargeable batteries and charger accessory.

    It's great to have some features, like the scrolling and swiping, when using the web. But as a graphic designer, it's also takes a little while to get used to it. You need a much lighter touch, or your work will suddenly swing left or right. I also found it a little uncomfortable when designing for longer periods of time -- not good for someone with carpal tunnel.

    Ultimately, I am going back to my previous mouse, cord and all.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice toy, unusable mouse

    • Written by

    Great design, nice to put on the desk to impress people. Mine worked out of the box as advertised and did a good job browsing the net. But... completely unusable in any serious work like MS Word, iWork Pages etc, let alone Indesign or Illustrator. The problem is the unwanted scrolling that occurs at the slightest touch and throws you pages/chapters/ages away from where you need to be. A gadget for people that earn their money elsewhere than working on an computer. Footballers, hairdressers...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's My Functionality?

    • Written by from Franklin

    Unless I'm missing something obvious (which is entirely possible) the new Magic Mouse set-up doesn't allow me to clear my screen. With my Mighty Mouse I could easily configure a set-up where squeezing the two side buttons simultaneously would clear all open windows from my screen... thus allowing me to see my desktop. Is it possible that Magic Mouse won't allow that? I'll be deeply disappointed if that's true. It's one of the best features of the Mighty Mouse.

    13 of 17 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but does not move well on the mousepad

    • Written by from GERMANTOWN

    I like the design but to move it right and left is not easy, i am not very happy with this mouse and I think its cost is very high... Now I am going to get a mousepad and try different mouse pads to see if it will move a bit faster on the pad.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big wrist problems

    • Written by from Burlington

    The wireless Apple mouse looks great next to my computer; it is sleek and responsive and connects easily. However the flat design provides no support for my wrist. I have had my mac for about 5 months now, and whenever I would use the wireless mouse for longer than an hour at a time, my wrist would feel week and tired. After spending a week on the computer doing web design work (20 hours that week) my carpel nerve was in real paint. My wrist was weak and achey and making popping noises. I had to wear a wrist brace to even think of using the computer after that. And my wrist took several weeks to heal after that stress. I replaced my mouse immediately after that. I will never use the wireless mouse again because there is just no support.

    24 of 40 people found this useful