• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Well intentioned, but misses the mark

    • Written by from Arlington

    I really wanted to like this mouse, but after three days of use, I just couldn't do it. Upgrading from the Mighty Mouse just exchanged one set of annoyances (bad scroll wheel, poor right-click recognition) for another (see below). I like the idea of a multi-touch surface on a mouse, as it brings a lot of potential for new functionality, but the problems of this mouse outweigh the potential benefits, at least in its current form.

    It constantly scrolled at random times. Sometimes the slightest of touches would make it scroll - while editing a google spreadsheet, this is a HUGE annoyance. This alone made it simply too aggravating to keep. I was constantly having to hold my hand in awkward positions to avoid touching it for fear of it scrolling my spreadsheets of the screen.

    In addition: cost. This mouse does nothing that a $25 basic scroll wheel mouse doesn't do. They both scroll; they both navigate in a browser; they both move a cursor. Why do I need to spend $45 dollar more... just for the added benefit of having to change batteries?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could Be Improved

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    I haven't bought the magic mouse but I have tried it out in the Apple Store. I will admit it does make it much easier to use the iMac, but I have one problem with it, The shape and feeling of it in your hands is simply uncomfortable. I like a mouse that a can feel in the palm of my hands and rest my hand on not something that flat. Sure it looks sleek but when it comes to using it, No thanks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to Use, Missing Expose Buttons

    • Written by from Brookline

    I thought this would be an awesome mouse. It's not.

    1. It's heavy, so it slides away from you if you use an ergonomic tray.

    2. It's shape causing hand pain after a full days use. I am a designer and it was rough.

    3. It's missing those side buttons! A terrible mistake and the main reason why I returned it.

    4. The scroll wheel is actually easier to use than a non-tactile surface. I found the touch surface kind of useless after a while.

    5. Battery dies VERY quickly. They should last 6 months. Nope - a few days. Geez.

    I am back to the original mouse and it's great. Better knowing what a failure the magic mouse is.

    The next version of this mouse needs:

    1. Less weight
    2. Better battery life
    3. More ergonomic shape
    4. Expose button
    5. More useful touch surface. Just scrolling and zooming isn't enough.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool but ultimately useless

    • Written by from Winnetka

    I have a Magic Mouse, and loved it at first. However, it loses the bluetooth connection to my iMac (a new one) almost every 5-10 minutes and you have to wait for it to re-connect. It is a disaster. My old apple bluetooth mouse, and my apple wireless keyboard, work fine, so this is definitely a Magic Mouse isssue.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Installation is a nightmare

    • Written by from Regina

    I'd love to tell you how the mouse works, but installation is a total nightmare - 2 updates needed before you can even think about installing it. And the packaging is awful, hard to access, sticky bits for no apparent reason. I loved it in the Apple store but had no idea how hard it would be to actually get this thing going! (I'm still working on that....)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but fell short on expectations

    • Written by from JACKSON HEIGHTS

    The mouse is a revolutionary pointing device, however it is uncomfortable and actually unhealthy to use in the long run for your wrist. It puts excessive strain on the carpal tunnel in my opinion and hand muscles and may cause a person to develop a carpal tunnel syndrome or exacerbate existing one. Swiping with two fingers is not as easy as I thought. It will probably take some time before this device is perfected.
    Very esthetically pleasing.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept...needs a lot of work

    • Written by from Madison Heights

    I love the idea behind the Magic Mouse but it was poorly executed. tracking is way too slow and randomly slows down for no apparent reason. I have tried several surfaces and the tracking is still unstable. The scrolling works in a similar fashion, it appears that if your hand is touching the top of the mouse the gestures don't work as well.
    I wish the shape were more arched, it's too flat. Another Apple mouse that will sit in the closet. Here's hoping a firmware upgrade can address the tracking and gestures problems.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so magic after all.....

    • Written by from London

    I love the design, and even the packaging is smart, but the mouse loses bluetooth signal too often and slows down from time to time.
    I switched back to my old wireless mouse and was relieved that the scroll wheel still works, and with a reassuring squeeze, I was able to see my Open aps (something you can't do on the new mouse).
    Apple, this is like a prototype, and needs more work.

    4 of 5 people found this useful