• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful!

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I love the idea of this mouse but for me it was physically painful to use. The mouse is very small and flat and is the opposite of ergonomic for my hands.

    Using any of the gestures requied me to curl my fingers under into a sort of claw which after two weeks lead to knots and pain in my shoulder/trapezius and bestowed the name "torture mouse" upon this product.

    My advice - !!!Try one for several days of normal work routines before buying!!!
    In the end I bought the magic trackpad which is much more comfortable for me.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice looking mouse... but that's about it.

    • Written by from Halifax

    I bought mine as soon as the Magic Mouse came out and is still using it.
    Sure, Magic Mouse looks very nice on a desktop compared to my prehistoric but comfortable Logitech mouse. But if you want function, reliability, and comfort, don't even fancy the idea of buying this mouse for any serious work other than light web surfing.
    As soon as you touch the mouse, you will feel like the cold metal is sucking the heat right out of your hand. I find myself trying to warm my right hand constantly while using this mouse. It literally repels your touch with its soul suckingly cold metal.
    The pretty but completely non-ergonomic design of the mouse will also tire out your fingers and hand very quickly.
    The lack of buttons which you can program is also a huge downside to the mouse.
    Only reason I still use this mouse is because I don't do any serious work on my iMac and because of the shame of admitting that I bought a completely useless mouse because I thought it was pretty.
    Do yourself a favor, go buy a regular mouse. Your eyes might disagree, but your hand will thank you.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If this one breaks, I'm not replacing it.

    • Written by from Suncook

    This is probably the second worst mouse I've ever used. I love the idea. The inertial scrolling is a good feature, but its not anything you can't do with an $80 logitech mouse (with a wheel). After about 2 hours of use, your hand just hurts. Its such at awkward position.

    Things this mouse is good for:
    -browsing the net
    -writing documents (basically occasional use things)
    -looking awesome on your desk

    Things that this mouse is bad at:
    -Photoshop/Illustrator
    -Moving the pointer across a screen without picking it up
    -being comfortable

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but KILLING my arm!

    • Written by from New York

    For the 1st week I LOVED this new mouse. Actually I still do, the functionality is superb. But after the 1st week my forearm and wrist were killing me. It has been 3 weeks now and my arm aches. I bought an ergonomic mouse yesterday. This is the 1st Apple product I have not been totally thrilled with!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but Frustrating

    • Written by from Calgary

    I love the look but it's sensitivity is so frustrating when in applications like Illustrator. The screen consistently jumps or slides shooting my work across the screen. I find myself managing the mouse rather than my work.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very pretty, but not a workhorse

    • Written by from tucson

    The scroll button broke on my old mouse, So I picked up the Magic mouse. I was pretty excited. At first I loved it, then I noticed there was no middle button. With the programs I use, the middle button is as common as a left click. At that point I knew I would have to return it, but I continued to use it through out the day. More and more, I was disappointed by its performance. At times, I would have to click three or four times for it to register. other times, it would only register a left click and not the right click. I'm sure this mouse is perfect for surfing the web and reading emails, but for a professional, it's nothing, but frustrating.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for home use, not so good for professionals

    • Written by from SAN JOSE

    I am an IT professional working with my MacBook Pro at home and on the road.
    My setup is the MacBook Pro, with a wireless Apple keyboard and two wireless mice (one home, one for travel).
    I use a wireless mouse configuration with Button 1 for left click, Button 2 for right click, Button 3 for Spaces and Button 4 for Expose, plus the small ball for scrolling. A great and effective setup.

    The new Magic Mouse works fine out of the box, setup is easy and quick. The Button 1 and Button 2 for left/right click work fine.

    The new swipe feature for scrolling works good, maybe better than the old, small ball.

    The new 2 finger zoom is a little awkward, because you essentially have to let loose of the mouse, position you 2 fingers on top, then move them apart, and ensure that the mouse itself does not move. This takes some time to getting used to.

    The big drawback I found is the lack of Button 3 and Button 4. I was not able to configure the Magic Mouse in a way that it could replace my old wireless Apple mouse.
    The old Apple wireless mouse is a true professional tool, the new Magic Mouse is only a gadget for home use or less demanding professionals.
    I hope that Apple will bring a 4 button Magic Mouse soon.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    In principle a great idea

    • Written by from Southampton

    In principle the touch sensitive mouse without buttons is great. But the big draw back is that it is not possible to activate exposé nor spaces as it was possible with the previous Mighty Mouse. I use this functionality daily with my Mighty Mouse and do not want to miss it. :-/

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing a middle button!

    • Written by from Kendall Park

    I was all prepared to love this mouse, until I realized that there is no "middle" button. Perhaps most users don't make use of this, but I find it indispensable. Without this, there is no way to "middle click" a link in Safari and have it open in a new tab. Apple please: bring back this feature in a software update (it's Multi-touch, after all).

    46 of 76 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product, but...

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I thought I loved this mouse (came with my new imac), but after a week it started losing its connection with the computer. I've changed the batteries several times, though the problem seems to be getting worse. Others are having this problem as well.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A Challenge to Use

    • Written by from SANTA CLARA

    Apple's Magic Mouse is visually beautiful and well built, but a challenge to use. The shape doesn't fit naturally to the hand. The lack of conspicuously different buttons causes unwanted scrolling. The position of the sensor is too far forward causing the cursor to halt when the mouse moves to the top of the mouse pad. In brief, the mouse movements are unpredictable.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Random Scrolling

    • Written by from Keizer

    Maybe it's just me, but I've gotten tired of my cursor careening all over the screen when I'm using my Magic Mouse. I thought it would get better with time and experience in using the mouse. I've turned off all scrolling.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay i guess...

    • Written by from Maitland

    The mouse has a sleek modern design to it, and I like how secondary clicking is available. But, there is no way to click a mouse scrolling wheel, and that compromises quite a few things I would like to do.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too low for a large hand

    • Written by from Seattle

    It looks nice, and the functionality is useful, but this mouse is simply too flat to fit comfortably in my hand. If I flatten my palm enough for the mouse to fit into it, then my fingers extend off the front end; if I keep my fingers where they're most useful, then I'm gripping the mouse only by thumb and ring finger along the side, and my palm isn't touching it at all, which after a while makes my hand hurt. So I'm disappointed with the Magic Mouse.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats up batteries

    • Written by from SAINT ROSE

    First off, I'm a huge fan of all things Mac. This is my first disappointment from Apple.
    This mouse does what it's advertised to do. But there are serious caveats.
    Way too expensive in my opinion.
    The touch scrolling works...too well. I have to avoid touching the top of the mouse at all when I'm viewing a web page. The lightest touch sends the web page scrolling all over the place. Sometimes I'll go to click on a link and just touching the surface moves the page away from the link.
    Battery life? Forget it. I have a Mighty Mouse at work in which the batteries last months. I'm lucky if brand new batteries in the Magic Mouse last 3 weeks. I'm getting close to paying as much for batteries as I did for the mouse. And I turn the mouse off every time I turn my Mac off, which is regularly.
    I'm very disappointed with the Magic Mouse.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    caution: it does magic on its own

    • Written by from Seattle

    This mouse is great if you are NOT doing any design or film-making work. If you do, be extra careful with your fingers because it can easily "misread" your movements and go on its own through layers and levels, spoiling your work.

    I personally prefer the mighty mouse. I miss having the ability to go between windows by pressing its side buttons (a functionality that the magic mouse doesn't have).

    It is a cool device but it doesn't have as many features as older models

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy and tiresome to use over time...a certain path to carpal tunnel

    • Written by from Danbury

    I'v bought Macs since the original 128K machine in 1984. As soon as mouse options became available, I would opt for a non-Apple product. I have numerous Apple mice around the office that are still virgins...having never been used. For years now, I have bought Microsoft mice (heresy) which I believe are a superior product. Used one on my iMac 24 for 3 yrs. Recently bought a new 21 in iMac and stuck with the "Magic Mouse" for more than a month. I fiound it to be heavy and tiresome to use. I just today grabbed an old MS IntelliMouse off an old Mac. What a relief. Mr. Jobs seems determined never to give Mac users the mouse they want. Going out to buy a new MS mouse for the iMac.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some cool features, but not a great mouse.

    • Written by from Winter Park

    I must first qualify by saying my previous mouse was a Logitech, and they obviously excel at making great computer mice. The Mighty Mouse is a very cool idea, but unfortunately for me it fails at the most basic function for a mouse. Tracking accuracy.

    I have adjusted the tracking speed to the highest setting and am still not completely satisfied. I find myself having to pick up and move the mouse constantly to navigate my screen. I also find the Bluetooth connection to my MacBook Pro to be spotty. Sometimes it works well, and sometimes it lags or doesn't transfer the controls I am inputting. Very frustrating.

    It also seems to be finicky about the surface you are working on. I have always used my mice on a simple mouse pad which works great. But the Magic Mouse does not seem to like tracking on mouse pads. It prefers to be on my bare table surface. But I prefer mouse pads for the consistent friction level during movement. So this is another annoyance.

    Bottom line is that I use music software like Ableton Live and must use the mouse quickly to click and drag. This Magic Mouse has made my life harder, not easier.... due to the poor tracking accuracy. There appears to be an acceleration to the mouse pointer. Logitech allows users to disable the acceleration feature. Apple does not.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor ergonomics, no grip, no middle and side buttons, very heavy

    • Written by from Cork

    This mouse does not fit in the palm, it does not provide any rest for the hand causing more stress to the carpal tunnel.
    It keeps slipping from your hand and the lack of physical beacon for your fingers causes not wanted scroll action.
    The 2 batteries necessary for its operation make it so heavy you regret your USB mighty mouse immediately.
    3D modelers and Color users, do not throw away your previous mouse, there is no middle button on the magic mouse.

    It is worth staying at the modern art museum, not on my desk!

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow Tracking

    • Written by from Mount Juliet

    I was ready to go in and buy this new mouse after seeing it on the web. However, after trying it out at a local Apple Store I was very disappointed in the slow tracking and there are not extra buttons. Great idea but lacking in features.

    17 of 20 people found this useful