• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Somebody saved on me when replacing center unidirectional button with touch

    • Written by from Moscow

    Cool design, accurate movement, long life, BUT occasional actions due to unintentional contact with touch surface sometime ruins work, boy I miss Mighty Mouse central multi-directions ball. Actually moved back to Mighty just to get back to comfort and predictability!

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Hog!

    • Written by

    Magic mouse is a battery hog. My office Logitech wireless mouse with 5 buttons has also two AA cells but out lasts Magic mouse 5 to 1. I used my office mouse longer per day than my home Apple mouse. For 18 months I haven't needed battery cells for Logitech while my Apple Magic mouse eats battery cells almost every 4 months. I suspect it is a poor design and consumes power every time your hand touches it. So if you are thinking or reading a document with the hand resting on the mouse, it continues to draw power even when no action is occurring.

    74 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First Bad Apple Review

    • Written by from Danville

    I love Apple products, and this is my first negative review. The Apple Magic Mouse battery life is very bad. I got the MM with my new iMac this summer. Within the first month, I brought the MM to the Apple store because it had stopped working. It just didn't occur to me that the batteries that came with the MM were dead already. But, that's what it was. I put in two new AA Duracell alkaline batteries, and they last about 3 to 4 weeks. I use the computer an average of 5-hours a day, and turn off the MM when not in use. I inquired at an Apple store yesterday, and they said they were always replacing the batteries on the demos, and 3 to 4 weeks may be about right.

    I'm back to using my Logitech nano mouse, which gets about 8 months of use with two AAA Duracells. And, that's without turning off the mouse when not in use.

    I'm ready to sell the Apple MM. I refuse to spend more on rechargeable batteries. There's something wrong with the Apple MM design that Apple should fix. Other than the battery life, the Apple MM is a good product.

    BTW, I'm still using the original batteries in the wireless keyboard that came with the iMac. No problem there.

    (MM = Mighty Mouse)

    102 of 124 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Sylacauga

    If you use Photoshop or Illustrator at all this mouse has a mind of its own! I have used it for a few months now and it will skip all around and never do what you want it to. Also if you are gaming of any kind on your mac it doesn't handle that well either. It works fine with simple things like surfing the net but that is about it.

    My recommendation: if you do any design or gaming don't buy!!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    getting it to work is a magic trick

    • Written by from Lakewood

    This mouse sounded like a good idea (I love the mutitouch pad on my MBP 13 inch). When using this mouse, the cursor skips all over the screen, even after buying a new mousepad. After 1 week of owning it, it has also started to literally come apart at the seams. Went back to my cheap $30 Logitech notebook mouse after I was close to throwing the magic mouse up against a wall. Cheap mouse works ten times better.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Nieuwerkerk ad IJssel

    For me this mouse is not good. It might be technically a magic product, ergonomically its a nightmare. I can't work long with this mouse, my hand is going to hurt. So I had to change back to my old (Logitech) mouse. The same applies for me to the wireless keyboard: I will change it soon to a normal one. That's my feeling with apple: they sometimes put (too) much emphasize on design forgetting usebility. So yes the mouse and the keyboard looks great, but that's all I am afraid.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Suitable for any serious work

    • Written by from Daly City

    I use Final Cut Studio 3 heavily.

    Every time I leave my index & middle finger sitting on the mouse as I move the pointer across any window, all sliders will go nuts.

    Big disruption when you need total control (i.e. 3-way color correcting).

    You can turn off scrolling but it really kills the purpose of replacing the small ball from the (formerly Mighty) Mouse with multi-touch.

    Home users who don't do anything serious, this mouse is just another wireless mouse. No Magic.

    Professionals must avoid it like a plague--notice when Randy Ubillos was demoing iMovie '11, he did not hover on any windows with sliders and yet he is having a hard time navigating naturally. From time to time he would hold it still with one hand and scroll with his other hand.

    Apple, please kindly ALSO listen to Randy Ubillos. For goodness sake do you even know that he (and several other brilliant minds) invented Final Cut, iMovie, and Premier Pro?

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Suffolk

    I like the iMac but hate this mouse because it takes way too much hand motion to move the cursor across the 27 inch monitor. I like the scrolling feature though. Maybe something could be done to speed it up if the user preferred a faster mouse. With my previous mouse I could move the cursor anywhere on a 24 inch monitor without moving the heel of my hand.

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not realble

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    i have bought this mouse .. it very stubied mouse that i have bought .. i have to move it around all my table to move it one inch in the desktop

    7 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it. Worst mouse for my MacBook

    • Written by from Buffalo Grove

    I got this as a gift...and I hate it. The mouse is NOT an ergonomic fit to my hand. You have to move the mouse farther to move the pointer up and down (not customizable in my MacBook), the sound it makes as you move the mouse grates on me, I have to move my hand off the mouse to move forward and back on web pages and trying to scroll up and down a page with one finger is difficult as the mouse slides on a semi-smooth surface. Giving this to my daughter who is in love with this monstrosity and going back to my Microsoft Wireless Mobile two button mouse.

    Whomever designed this should be fired. NO STARS if that was a choice!

    20 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Disappointment

    • Written by from Havertown

    Half the time the mouse pointer doesn't move or starts something I did not mean to do. I am back with the Apple mouse. It is painful to say but I was stupid to buy this garbage.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST MOUSE EVER - 0 stars

    • Written by from Austin

    This product should have never been sold, much less packaged with an Apple computer. The main "finger scrolling" feature is a complete nightmare, since it seems to always causes the mouse cursor to fly off in action with ANY inadvertent move (which seems to be any time you touch the mouse). Totally unusable with most drawing programs (the action of the mouse causes the continual enlarge/shrink function to activate). A total nightmare to use with Windows too - jerks all over the place.

    All you can do is turn off the scrolling - then you don't have a basic scroll wheel. Form over function - Shame on you Apple for this piece of junk.

    (and I have used these with 2 mac pros and a macbook pro laptop. I replaced it with a $10 corded mouse to gain function). Garbage

    21 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic hurts my wrists after 10 minutes of use

    • Written by from La Grange Park

    This mouse is not ergonomic at all. It is too flat. Apple is trying to make everything sleek and flat looking right now, like the new Mac Books, iPad and that is fine but it just doesn't work for a mouse. Companies have been spending 20 years on research trying to make mice ergonomic so that your wrist doesn't hurt after using it for too long and Apple just throws that all out and does what it wants well it doesn't work this time Apple! My wrist hurts after 10 minutes of using this backwards piece of junk.

    23 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no i say no

    • Written by from henderson

    My opinion of this mouse is that it is not useful when getting a brand new computer and is difficult to find the buttons and has a poor tracking system. It has very poor ability when it comes to playing games. I say it needs improvement to say the least. please improve it.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Mouse is not fit for purpose

    • Written by from Holyhead

    This mouse is not fit for purpose. When using it, the cursor jumps all over the screen; random distances and directions, approximately 10 times a minute (sometimes more, sometimes less). This is extremely frustrating. It is too small and flat to hold comfortably for any length of time and I end up with a sharp pain in my hand, where the tendons for my fingers are. When clicking, because the whole top-forward surface of the mouse depresses, it catches and scrapes the skin on my thumb and finger holding the mouse on either side. I wonder if I can get my money back for it since it came as part of my Mac package.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The lack of middle button is really annoying me!

    • Written by from New York

    For some reason, the middle mouse button doesn't work in the MAYA. As lots of people know, middle mouse button is huge important in the Maya program. This is the first time I disappointed about Apple!

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PAIN Pain Pain

    • Written by from Southborough

    Nice product design, unless you want to actually use it for any length of time. Not long before you get wrist and hand pain. Button is too hard to push (index finger pain as well).

    Also not full functionality compared to the external track pad.

    Apple should provide the option to swap these for something that doesn't hurt to use.

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Idea, cool. Ergonomics, fail.

    • Written by from Pittsfield

    I just got Apple's Magic Mouse on Thursday night. I'm a woman with smallish hands, and the first thing I noticed was the awkward feel of the edges of the mouse under my palm. They're not rounded well, and they're not user-friendly to try and get a grip on. The first thing a mouse has to have is good ergonomics, well, after basic click and move functionality. The design on this is very pretty, but it's too low and long to fit my hand comfortably. The scrolling ability that is built into the surface is revolutionary for a mouse, but painful to try to execute on a small curved surface. After just a half hour of use, I felt my wrist aching and numbness in my fingers. It's a gorgeous piece of plastic, but ergonomics sometimes aren't pretty. Back to Apple it goes, 10% restocking fee and all. Sorry, Steve! (I ended up with a Logitech mouse from Best Buy who had a ton of cordless mice to try out in their display aisle. And it was about thirty bucks cheaper.)

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Plainfield

    I have it but I will continue to use my Microsoft mouse - I can r1ght click with that one. I have heard that Jobs doesn't like the right click and that's why it isn't present. I got news for you Stevie Boy - a lot of users do.
    The next time I run across the Woz, I'll ask him his preference.

    3 of 20 people found this useful