• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Like so many APPLE creations, it

    • Written by

    fails in so many ways, battery life, terrible, a Logitech that was given to me when I bought my MBP is still running on it's first set of batts! This eats power, guess Steve has solar cells in his. Has issues with hard surfaces that are shiny. I could go on and on, so many Apple products with awful batt probs. If I didn't need it so much i'd...... complain more I guess

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Battery Life

    • Written by from Fort lauderdale

    I really love the look, shape, function, BUT i have to change the batteries every two weeks. Does everyone have this problem or do I have a bad mouse?

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice gizmo, but low on utility

    • Written by

    I found the Magic Mouse to be of limited use. It's a great mouse for web surfing, but difficult to use in any other application. It's absolutely horrible at gaming. Third party apps like Magic Perfs greatly extend the features of the mouse. But features do not equate to utility. The touch surface is hard to use while holding the mouse. Multi-touch is a nice feature, but it causes more problems than it's worth. Ergonomically, the mouse isn't very good either. It's too flat and doesn't slide very well. I see this device as a great gizmo, but it's not too useful.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from delmar

    The Apple Magic mouse does have great features but has one major draw back. It is not terribly ergonomic. I really should have gotten my money back. Now it is sitting collecting dust. Too bad they did not build these features into the shape of the mighty mouse. It took using the mouse for a while before I noticed the ergonomic problem. When I used it for extended periods even after 10-15 minutes I start feeling major discomfort. My daughter and girlfriend experienced the same thing with the mouse so we stopped using it. I just with there were ergonomic mice that are Apple compatible with programmable buttons. Maybe it is time for Apple to reinvent ergonomics.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery use well over the top

    • Written by from Delden

    Great concept but very power hungry. Working with this mouse now over 2 month and need to change batteries every other day. Should have come with rechargeable batteries and loading stand or so.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too sensitive!!!!

    • Written by from ATGLEN

    My hands shake.. They have since I was a kid.. Plus... I have fat fingers.. The mouse is too darn sensitive.. To many unintentional inputs.. I have tried to tweak the mouse to my style but no luck.. Its a GREAT design and concept but doesn't work for everyone.
    I need to go back to the Mighty mouse with the scroll wheel button..

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, but has a few major flaws

    • Written by from Willow River

    Once again, a great design concept from Apple, but not much for functionality.
    I think a software upgrade with more options (2 finger scroll only, etc.) might help with the "jumping" and unintentional scrolling issues with this mouse.
    I actually went back to my mighty mouse, because of slow productivity.
    Keep trying!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Actual use nowhere near as great as slick advertising

    • Written by from Del Mar

    The best feature on this mouse is the gesture support and kinetic scrolling. The design certainly looks very slick. However, I think this is the case of form way before function.

    Therein lies Magic Mouse biggest and for user like myself most glaring fault, everyday usability. The mouse is so slim (and I have very small hand) yet heavy that the device does not feel very balanced.

    I found myself lifting the mouse off the mat several times. General movement feels more laboriously than average mouse. At the end of the day, I noticed that I'm a lot more productive in my day-to-day task using old mouse from Logitec.

    I do get a lot of nice comment for my Magic Mouse, but for daily use I sadly turned back to my old mouse. I just sold my Magic Mouse at a loss and look to purchase one from...gasp...Microsoft.

    3 of 3 people found this useful