• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse, Waste of batteries

    • Written by from Columbia

    The magic mouse is quite wonderful when the battery is not dead. This would be the best mouse on the market if I didn't have to buy batteries (that are bad for the environment) over and over again, or purchase separate rechargeable batteries and charger.

    The battery life is ~1 month when used 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (I also turned off the mouse every evening). This is not very good for a professional product. Thats 24 batteries used per year. Think of that per magic mouse user, that is a lot of batteries that Apple could have prevented from going to the land fill (yes, I recycle batteries, but how many people actually do).

    Why Apple did not just install a rechargeable battery with an optional cord (with a mini USB cord similar to PS3 controller plug) is beyond me. Probably because it would disrupt their aesthetic.

    For all of Apple's great integration and keeping everything simple and Apple, this is a major fail.

    Fix the mouse Apple, even if it cost $20 more per mouse, thats $20 in batteries I do not have to buy.

    70 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not ergonomic for me

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    The appearance of this mouse is very high-tech and nice but I have experienced a major shortcoming of the design as not well-suited for my work. I am a graphic designer and since I began using this mouse 2 months ago I have experienced a very sore thumb joint. It seems that the natural utility of my thumb when mousing is not to lift from the underside of the ridge of this ill-fitting mouse, but from the curved side as with the older Mac mouse bodies that I have been using for almost ten years.

    Aside from that, the side-to-side tracking of the mouse is obnoxious and often confused with up-to-down tracking (of course, I changed the setting but still have to discontinue using this mouse).

    Perhaps this is all relative to my mouse-control abilities but I would not recommend. I wish there is another wireless mouse option from Apple!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, if you don't mind feeling like you're dragging it through mud

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    USB Overdrive doesn't support it yet, and OSX's unnatural mouse acceleration cannot be turned off. The device is pretty, but for someone who is used to rapid, precise movements, this feels like a brick. Sending it right back for a refund.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the sliders disintegrate

    • Written by from Aurora

    This mouse is fair, except the sliders disintegrate over time and with use. The metal piece that covers the batters now slides on the desk from time to time.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and elegant but very painful to use: horrible ergonomics

    • Written by from Appleton

    At first I liked this mouse because of its nice swiping functionality. But after a week I had to give up: my arm and wrist hurt too much.

    Use of the Magic Mouse forces an unnatural thumb-downward twist in the forearm, which induces stress and pain in the forearm/wrist after even a short time.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, terrible ergonomics

    • Written by from Toronto

    The Magic Mouse does what it says it will do, and elegantly, but with one fatal flaw: the ergonomics are so terrible that you can develop RSI very rapidly. I bought one and after one week I had to return it, my right arm was so sore. As soon as I stopped using it, the pain went away. It has to do with finger placement, and the way it forces you to hold the mouse. I've used many pointer control devices, and this one caused me the greatest pain of them all.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too touchy

    • Written by from Morgantown

    I usually like Mac/Apple products, but this mouse is just plain frustrating. It looks nice, but that's about it. It's too sensitive/touchy. Even after several months of use, I'm not used to it. I still end up clicking things I don't mean to click and can't control the scrolling properly. And my mac will never respond to it to wake up, which means needing something wired in addition to the wireless mouse. Plus, I desperately miss the functionality of the additional buttons the mighty mouse had. The options in system preferences are very limited for adjusting the functions of this mouse. And, in terms of ergonomics, well, it has none. It's really not comfortable to use for a long time. Overall, I'm ready to throw this mouse out the window and get a cheap one with buttons and a normal scroll wheel.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    totally out of control

    • Written by from LONG ISLAND CITY

    Simple, if you are a production guy, works often with layout editing software, photo editing, or what ever, this mouse makes you waist a lo of valuable time. It is very unpredictable. I zoom in or out when you least expect it. It scrolls horizontally, or vertically on with the slightest touch. I must say that pointer movement is very precise, but finger touch feature is way too sensitive. I have not been able customize a setting that works for me. I use a lot of InDesign, and Photoshop software and I regret to have given my old mouse to a friend of mine. I miss it way too much now.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what you think.

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    I thought the top surface would be like the Magic Trackpad which I own and love. It's not. It is just for scrolling up/down left right on a page. Like one other guy said, you have to lift it to move the cursor to other places on your desktop and it's HEAVY. I've an intuos 4 and the mouse is suuuuuper light and makes working effortless. This is like using a rock.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of garbage

    • Written by from Larchmont

    Don't waste your money. It doesn't "seamlessly" do anything. You have to lift the mouse and move it around to get the cursor to move. I spent half an hour on the phone with Apple help and was told, "yes, that's right, that's how it works." That's how my mouse worked ten years ago. I'm going back to my corded mouse with a tracking wheel. That was much more advanced than this pretty piece of uselessness.

    22 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Unreliable and aggravating

    • Written by from Kentfield

    The magic mouse lives up to its name. It magically does not work most of the time. It seems to need 30-40 seconds to recover between commands. Going to buy the standard mouse. Waste of money.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from T.Bophut

    I hate this mouse, hate it, hate it and hate it. Poor Bluetooth connectivity and freakin' slow, it's just a waste of money. I can't believe this kind of product comes from Apple Inc.

    17 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no USB cable for this otherwise good mouse?

    • Written by from Hengelo

    I try to avoid battery's when ever possible, because there chemical waste more or less and there dead whenever you need them most. So what's the problem of having an USB version? Apple let your costumers decide (and be more true to your green image). The principle of the mouse is good but i sold mine again because this one just eats to much battery's.

    26 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not a green product

    • Written by from Towson

    This mouse would be good if it weren't so much of a power hog. It should go to sleep after a period of inactivity. But as it's designed, it helps fill the landfills with dead alkaline batteries. Don't buy it without a big pack of batteries.

    18 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    I hate this mouse. I really, really hate it. I have two of them, one at work and one at home.

    These little buggers go through batteries like crazy! Really, can't the mouse go to sleep or something so as to not eat up power while I'm not using it? Is that asking too much? I have to turn mine off when I'm not using the mouse or the batteries will be dead in no time. That means every time I come back to my computer I have to reconnect the #$%^ mouse! It's annoying!

    I love the fact that I can navigate around without a ball and without moving the mouse.

    The default behavior of going back in web history if I accidentally move my finger backwards is a serious annoyance. It's wonderful that I can disable this behavior in Preferences. But ya know what? When the battery starts to get low -- which is MOST OF THE TIME -- no preferences apply!

    I hate this mouse.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Bluetooth

    • Written by from BOTHELL

    Bluetooth communication with the host computer is poor and balky at best. Apple should have the option of a magic mouse that plug directly to the computer WITHOUT bluetooth.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Marco Island

    This mouse is horrible. Doesn't even touch your hand, can't move fast and HORRIBLE for any game that requires quick precise movements. Would not recommend to anyone.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse is a major headache

    • Written by from Poughkeepsie

    dear God when are you going to sell a mouse that works better than this? Its horrible, when you just slightly move your finger the page starts automatically scrolling up or down when you don't want it to. Please start selling a wireless mouse with a scroll wheel instead, I WILL BE THE FIRST TO BUY IT.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't work after iMac reboot

    • Written by from Rumford

    I need magic to get this magic mouse to work after I shut down my iMac and reboot. It worked fine for the first few months, but is so frustrating to use now.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    • Written by from Roswell

    I expected the best but have found this mouse to be heavy (awkward in trying to move quickly for games) with a very short battery life. It had a very slow resolution (had to pick up the mouse a couple of times to move across a page until I found a program that made it more responsive). Now that's better but miss my light, fast Microsoft optical mouse that I had before switching to Mac. Will try to find something better. Have had my IMac for just over a month and the batteries on my mouse already need replacing. That's too short for a moderate user.

    8 of 9 people found this useful