• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work well with Thunderblot/Apple Screen

    • Written by from Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot

    Nice design, very useful, especially on the road, but it won't work well if you're working on a laptop hooked to a thunderbolt/Apple screen. The pointer will be very sluggish at times, to the point of you getting so frustrated that you'll want to throw this thing out the window, regardless of how much it cost.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Problems

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I wanted to love the Magic Mouse, but the connection problems made me want to throw the thing across the room. Some days, it worked beautifully; other days, the mouse lost Bluetooth connection a few times an hour and became very jumpy (the cursor wouldn't move at all and then would suddenly shoot across the screen). The only thing that helped was to open the battery compartment and make sure the batteries were shoved as far in as possible (they came loose every time I raised the mouse off my desk, even slightly). I read lots of posts in forums talking about this issue, and there are MacGyver-type solutions (involving tin foil and folded paper), but I couldn't justify having to do that after what this mouse cost. So, I took it back to the Apple Store and exchanged it for the Magic Trackpad, which has worked flawlessly.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful slickness, but frustatingly spotty performance

    • Written by from Stamford

    It's too sensitive, does what it wants. Using CAD or other graphics, it is most unprecise pointing device ever. Spotty, jumpy. Battery hungry as well. After almost one year of using it, I've had it. I'm looking for an alternative. Given the poor reviews on wired apple mouse. I am dissapointed to have to look elsewhere. Nice to make it pretty, but Apple, please make it work!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love/Hate this mouse

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    It is like one year to the day and it dies. I am now on my third mouse and it is showing signs of dying. It is eating batteries and it is constantly loosing connection. The signs of dying, I recognize them from the two times before. At $70 a pop it is getting ridiculous. I have a logitech mouse that is 5 years old and still works great. I keep pulling it back out as a back up while I wait for the new one to be delivered. Come on Apple if my Mac is so awesome could you not make a mouse that is awesome too? I am not going to order again, no matter how well it works between deaths, no matter how loyal I am, I would rather put my money elsewhere. :(

    5 of 7 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.

    4 of 5 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

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Omaha

    I'll add my two cents to the pile. I was just about to buy a new mouse since this one loses connection so much, and I fly through batteries so much. I guess everyone else has the same problem. I noticed that when the green light goes out, I lose connection. Sometimes it takes more than a few seconds to relight. Thanks goodness I can plug in my old mouse and get some work done.
    'Hope the engineers are listening.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling

    • Written by from Arlington

    Bought this mouse new from Apple a little over a year ago. Since the moment I purchased it, I thought something was wrong because it was so sensitive, but no that's just how it was designed (evidenced by others on display). My apartment complex also uses these, so I went with it.

    GOODS: mouse gestures (swiping across the mouse to go forward/back in browser); it's glossy finish is beautiful and smooth texture feels nice; it's design seems like its good for both right and left handers

    BADS: super sensitive at times, other times clicks don't register (like a keyboard where the button doesn't come back up) and that is frustrating; is not very ergonomic (eventual hand pain) and is kind of small

    It's a good attempt, but a bad product. I can't believe I spent $70 on this and another ~$40 on the Mobee charger (which worked great, but is now useless). Now a year later and it's stopped working after an accidental drop onto the floor (I was sitting in Starbucks and it fell ~2-3 feet and no longer turned on). So not only is it click-mechanism sensitive, it is also sensitive to one accidental drop. -- I'll see how the Logitech holds up

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Washington

    it worked great for about a month. bad purchase! now it acts like any cheap mouse but for a lot more money. don't buy.

    6 of 9 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