• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's so "Multi-touch" about it?

    • Written by from Nepean

    Sure, it beautifully solves the roller ball problem that the mighty mouse had, but in doing so it completely sacrifices the "third button" the mighty mouse had. It was a useful button, and was introduced because it is useful, something the old mouse didn't have. Also, sacrifices the side buttons. Why? What's multi touch about it? All I'm doing with it is scrolling....The "swipe" is SUCH an awkward motion to do, why include it? The
    "control zoom" has always been available, this isn't anything new! So really, it's a wireless mighty mouse with functionality compromises and a fix for the roller ball. I'm going back to might mouse, unless this is redesigned. Very weak from Apple.

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for every application

    • Written by from RESEDA

    Excellent form, bad function. Although beautifully designed, the magic mouse falls short of being a magical solution for most applications where a wheel button is a must. panning and navigating within an application is a nightmare. The mouse is way too sensitive and it scrolls when you don't want it to. It is very heavy and does not slide smoothly on any surface. For any serious workstation or Pro users this product is a skip. I was very excited at first but ended very disappointed and I am true Mac enthusiast.

    67 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Taos

    Two have failed in just over a year.

    45 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice at first but:

    • Written by

    I think the good reviews are written by people who have not used the mouse for very long. I would have given it a good review also but after using it now for a few months this mouse gets the thumbs down for several reasons.
    1) The anthropometrics are extremely poor, meaning it is extremely uncomfortable to touch after a while, because of the sharp edge around it, can someone tell me if it's OK to file the edge round or will I ruin it? Make it comfortable the next time, that's basic industrial design!
    2) It is also too heavy but someone mentioned that lighter batteries might be available.
    3) The worst thing is the touch sensitive surface, although a great novelty and makes scrolling fun it also has a MAJOR problem of causing the window to scroll or zoom when you don't want it to! just by touching the mouse. This happens all the time. This can get somewhat very annoying. Try zooming in Cinema 4D. Totaly wacked. Just now I touched my mouse and this window jumped back to a previous page accidentally. In cover flow it scrolls so fast it's difficult to stop where you want. In PKR poker the scene jumps in or out so often and you have to constantly correct for this. When playing a first person shooter game the weapons you use will change when you don't want them to. Did anyone check this out before approving this design?
    For the next design of the mouse I suggest that either the touch sensitive area be small and in the area of a middle mouse button, and why not make that area a button as well, GREAT idea. Maybe with this magic mouse would it be possible for you guys at Apple to write software to allow a user to define the touch sensitive area. There is no reason to have the entire surface to be touch sensitive.

    On the plus side, it looks cool, I think that's the main thing. (not) And it's wireless, that's wonderful, and it tracks very nicely and precisely.
    But overall this mouse should have been left on the design shelf as well as the hockey puck mouse, and the mighty mouse and the black keyboard. I suggest Apple fire the Industrial designer and hire me. I would make you the most awesome mouse in the world. LOL but it's true.
    Sorry Apple but you failed with this one Big-time.
    But it's cool like I said and it will sell because of that, even if it doesn't work non to good. Next time hopefully, keeping fingers crossed.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this if you just purchased a 15" retina display MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Honolulu

    basically it has trouble pairing with bluetooth, not just me, but everyone that I've talked to who just bought the 15" retina macbook is having trouble. apple should fix this issue, because it's not the cheapest mouse :(

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not meant For Doing Real Work

    • Written by from Baulkham Hills

    Its nice in theory but not ideal for my weekly 9-5 Product / Graphic Design work.

    Firstly, theres no way to use a middle or third button without installing a third party software that modifies the device. That means its useless for all your CAD programs if you're in that industry. Secondly, the form is pretty but I've noticed a significant increase of pain in my right arm from manipulating it all day. Thirdly it tends to cut out or freeze more often then the "mighty mouse".

    My conclusion - If you're planning on using it in a job where you have to hold a mouse all day long, stick to the Mighty Mouse with its middle button plus 360 scrolling capability.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... At first

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I was totally in love with this mouse. I had really gotten used to video editing with the older Mighty Mouse, but was tired of trying to clean the track ball every month or so.

    When I picked the Magic Mouse up I thought my prayers had been answered, and they were. I was able to edit a lot faster, life was good. Then one day the Magic Mouse turned into the old Apple one click mouse. I couldn't swipe or do any gestures, I couldn't even get the right click to work.

    I searched through forums and after trying all solutions nothing worked. My Magic Mouse now sits in a drawer with the twisty-ties, cables, and other useless computer junk.

    47 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Slow

    • Written by from Seattle

    Everything about this mouse screams, "YEA!". BUT, I have found the best mousing is the quickest mousing and this mouse ain't quick. Even the fastest setting is mediocre compared to any logitech. I love the sleekness of the MM, and the scrolling is very cool, but can't get past the speed. That is a huge deal breaker for me, especially since it should have been easy to have given it a wide range of speeds. Apple, fix this.

    49 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail

    • Written by from Hermosa Beach

    I purchased 4 of these mice for different computers. 2 (50%) have failed within about a year (long enough no warranty). I have had dozens and dozens of mice from many manufactures over the last 40 years and have never seen such poor quality.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dissapointed and a bit upset

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I got this mouse a year ago and it worked fantastic until recently. Just barely after the warranty expired the mouse started to short out and to stop working, rendering the mouse useless. I honestly expected an Apple product to last for a longer time period than this and to have better quality. CLEARLY, I was wrong.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not stand up to everyday use

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Bought 6 iMacs that came with these magic mouses for work. Unfortunately after 6 months of everyday use...5 of these already have stopped working or our staff had to constantly unplug batteries and reset or reconnect via blue tooth. The iMac were a hit when we changed from PCs..but these mouse really stink!! Everyone has bought 3rd party wired mouses now. Sure, these mouses were cool looking, but they just don't live up to everyday use. Please avoid if you want more than the cool factor.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    Fed up with the scroll ball failing on several mighty mouses (which otherwise I love) I jumped at the Magic Mouse.
    Tracking is smooth, the touch scrolling is great but ... it is desperately uncomfortable.

    I've used dozens of different mice and never had any wrist pain, but after just an hour of this my wrist hurts. I've tried to get used to it, held it differently, but the design is very poor and I am going back to my mighty mouse.

    I will wait for Apple to fix the ergonomics problems and try Magic Mouse Version 2

    38 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Expose?!?!????

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Two words: NO EXPOSE. Well yet another Apple mouse that looks good but is out performed by almost every other mouse. Maybe someday I'll be able to use a Apple mouse with my Apple computer.

    36 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sluggish Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Old Tappan

    A number of people are experiencing lost connection with Magic mouse, I am using it with MacBook Air 2012 and MacBook Pro 15 2011. It seems some signal power or interference issue is causing the mouse to have jittery traction and lost connection.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The coolest thing about this mouse is....

    • Written by from San Jose

    ...it lets you go back one page instantly by dragging two fingers across the top right to left. In this regard its much faster and easier than a key combo and it becomes intuitive very quickly.

    The people who are complaining about the ergonomics of Magic Mouse are correct. The design is too thin, and you must hold it differently and adjust your grip constantly because you don't have the range of motion with your pointer while resting the heel of your hand on the mousing surface. Yes, it is beautiful but the Mighty Mouse is a much better shape for moving the pointer.

    At least the tiny non-cleanable track pea is gone. If it were not for this constant source of irritation i would prefer the Mighty Mouse heavily.

    The Magic Mouse is fun and kewl, but the discomfort of using it for long periods of time make me less than thrilled with it.

    35 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    • Written by from Pinehurst

    I do a lot of desk top publishing and decided to upgrade to this mouse. It scrolls nicely, it zooms in and out nicely, but when it comes to clicking, or highlighting or wanting to insert text into an existing sentence it fails miserably. It freezes. I have to click elsewhere and then return to try again. It hesitates. It will not allow me to insert text into an existing file name. I have resurrected my old microsoft Intelimouse, plugged it in and it is working the way a mouse should work. I'm returning this magic mouse to the store!

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Duluth

    Who cares if it looks cool? It is literally a pain to use. It has no hand support. The touch sensors are annoying. I can't use Photoshop at all because this stupid mouse is constantly zooming in and out! Apple really has to stop designing product based on on aesthetics. They constantly drop the ball on practicality. No apple product is worth the money, and this mouse is a prime example. Can I rate lower than one star?

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money.

    • Written by from Kilwinning

    This has got to be the worst product Apple has made yet. Even if it was quarter the price, it would still be a waste of money! The mouse doesn't feel good in the hand; it just doesn't work ergonomically. Design over substance! Theoretically, its great on paper, the finger movements are all very Apple; but the Bluetooth lags, and the mouse is slow: even at the optimum speed. Very poor Apple, I am very disappointed with this. If I could return it and take back my money, I would.

    36 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Barcelona

    The worst apple product I ever bought

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... while it works

    • Written by from Santiago

    I bought an iMac 1 year and a month ago (so the warranty already expired, lucky me) and yesterday this Magic Mouse stopped working. Just like that. How is it possible? This is a 70 USD mouse !!! This mouse never fell or anything, I was working with it yesterday and it just stopped working. At first, I thought this was about the batteries (this is another issue, battery drainage in this mouse and keyboard is incredible). But no. It just died. Connects to iMac but with no response. I am so disappointed, had to go to the supermarket at 10pm to buy an emergency mouse to continue working. This is my second disappointment with Apple products, before my ipod touch 3G also just died, for no apparent reason. and let me tell you, I really take very good care of my stuff.

    35 of 49 people found this useful