• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but with technical problem

    • Written by from Chicago

    Everything is fine for the first two months. But after that, it will frequently lose the connection.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Promising start, but didn't hold up under heavy use

    • Written by from Sacramento

    The mouse came with my MacPro tower and I was thrilled, at first. The buttonless surface felt good and scrolling with a gesture worked well. No problem with the right/left click. The profile seemed a bit low, and it dragged a bit on the mouse pad, but I got used to it quickly. When the alkaline batteries that came with it got to 53% power after a week, the tracking got sketchy so I switched to NiHM rechargables. I can get a couple days at most on a charge, but by the 3rd day, the bluetooth connection comes and goes, tracking slows, and scrolling gets jumpy, unpredictable. It seems to run better on alkalines, but I don't want to feed that habit. The Magic Mouse is promising, but I've had to go back to my old mouse (which runs a month or two on a two NiHM AA batteries) until it is improved.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Lag

    • Written by from New York

    I want to love this mouse but I can't because of the lag... It just isn't as responsive as a corded mouse. If you're a designer and you use Photoshop or Illustrator this mouse just can't keep up. Isn't sensitive enough for detailed pointing... It's sad though because I love using the mouse for surfing the web... It's great for that but otherwise it's just not as accurate. I hope Apple considers a corded version soon!!!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best.

    • Written by from College Station

    Scrolling is fun, until it scrolls when you don't want it too. Mostly that's not a problem, unless you ever even think about using Google Maps. This mouse renders that website impossible.
    Just make 2 buttons. This one is better than Apple's past mice, but it still does normal click when you want right click, or the other way around.
    Back and forth is kinky, it doesn't work nearly 1/3 of the time.
    If you don't care about scrolling or right click or navigation though, this is a really good mouse. It doesn't use visible light, so there's no blinding yourself, and the tracking is furthermore really good, on all surfaces.
    Battery life is also good.
    But I want a mouse that does perform the aforementioned features well.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Two Problems

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    Two problems: unintended scrolling, especially in certain applications, and battery life of only a few weeks. Other than these issues, it's great.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks nice...

    • Written by from San Diego

    but it's okay at best. This came with my new iMac. The 2 finger swipe works about 50% of the time now( after a month of use). I do like the touch scroll feature, but the proile is too small (just like the blutooth keyboard). I replaced both the keyboard and magic mouse with Logitech's DiNovo Keyboard and Anywhere Mouse MX. These devices is what the iMac should have came with instead. They work much better in my opinion.

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Counter-Productive with a Superior Product

    • Written by from Glendale

    As a Designer I use Adobe software throughout my work day. I find that the quality of the magic mouse is far superior than any other. My complaint lies with the trackpad multi-touch capability. Within Adobe software, as you graze your finger across the mouse it flings your workspace across the screen. I find that I am constantly having to reposition my work. I rely far too heavily on cmd+0 to re-center my work. Not to mention, as I attempt to duplicate objects or text boxes the screen zooms at random (by holding alt to select and drag – my finger changes position on the mouse). I refuse to purchase another Mighty Mouse as I have already gone through three of them, due to the trackball no longer working. This magic mouse has the capability to be the best, however, it causes frustrations at a level not previously experienced. What I mentioned above are only a couple issues related to using the mouse in a production environment.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    crashes constantly

    • Written by from Toronto

    The no scroll wheel is great but this mouse constantly crashes and disconnect in OS Lion. Also battery drains fast. My rechargeable battery goes in less than a week. My Mighty Mouse wireless could last a month with the same usage.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It could be perfect

    • Written by from London

    I have to say, I love this mouse. The only issue is that it randomly disconnects. It wasn't always this way. It worked flawlessly for the first couple of months, but over time it got worse. Now I every time I wake up my Mac and try to do something it disconnects and then takes a while before it reconnects. I think I'm going to try the Magic Trackpad next.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe on a good day....

    • Written by from Westport

    I always love anything Apple does. The new Magic Mouse is however an exception. For me, it's TOO touchy. I feel as if I burped in its direction it might do something. Maybe I'm too clutzy--but the highly sensitive surface causes unwanted choices and changes. I spend all my time designing and have found with Magic Mouse that my screen zoom goes in and out plus all kinds of unnecessary "choices" present themselves when I least expect them. Will return to the old "tethered" version and give my Magic Mouse to someone more patient than myself. It is however beautiful to look at.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    While technologically superior...ergonomically a bust

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I admit this little device is very intuitive and has great potential. But, it still has to be touched and held to be of any help. This is where the Magic Mouse is completely wrong. The shape is completely incorrect. It's flat. Your hand, in a resting position is curved -wrong. It has sharp edges. Your hand is made of soft tissue that is "allergic" to sharp edges -wrong. It is narrow and long. Your hand's width is easily 2-3 times that of the MM -wrong. Testament to this...one has to grip the sides of a mouse to do mouse activity and the MM has the absolutely worst side profiles I've ever come across. They are thin, sharp, lack any contour, and a downright displeasure to the comfort of the hand. So while all the functionality may be great, it is by no means a proper fit to the human hand. Check out the pioneers of mouse devices Mr. Apple (i.e., Logitech and Microsoft) for the answers to these riddles. I would not recommend this device to anyone that has to use a mouse on a regular basis and I make my living as an Ergonomist. I give this product 2 stars for its functionality but since it doesn't fit the hand, it is caustic to use, at least by serious mouse operators. This is a good example of chic design (form factor only) being emphasized over functional design, and the results speak for themselves.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice toy, unusable mouse

    • Written by

    Great design, nice to put on the desk to impress people. Mine worked out of the box as advertised and did a good job browsing the net. But... completely unusable in any serious work like MS Word, iWork Pages etc, let alone Indesign or Illustrator. The problem is the unwanted scrolling that occurs at the slightest touch and throws you pages/chapters/ages away from where you need to be. A gadget for people that earn their money elsewhere than working on an computer. Footballers, hairdressers...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cook idea, but impracticalities that lead to huge annoyance

    • Written by from Amesbury

    No one can fault the sleek design and the convenience of a Bluetooth-connected wireless mouse. The idea of a touch-sensitive surface scrolling is at first cool.

    However, whereas a normal mouse has a separate scroll wheel or ball, which you can avoid touching when not using it, the entire top of the Magic Mouse is the scroll wheel, so you are always fingering the scroll function no matter if you want to or not. This can be extremely frustrating because you can't help but scroll every time you so much as brush your finger across any part of the top surface, even if just trying to push to click.

    Using Google Earth or other programs where scrolling is integral is a nightmare. In GE, you hold down the mouse button to "grap" the view and move the map. With the Magic Mouse, that means you are also using the "scroll wheel" functionality. In GE, that means you are essentially moving the map and manipulating the zoom at the same time. Every subtle slip of your finger will zoom you in and out as if the program has become possessed and intent on making it impossible for you to navigate and maintain your desired zoom.

    The idea of the entire top of a mouse being one huge, always active scroll wheel seems cool at first, but in practice it becomes extremely impractical. The scroll functionality should be limited to a certain area of the mouse. As is, even if the palm of your hand lightly brushes the very end of the mouse, you will scroll.

    The right-click functionality is difficult to use. You have to practically push on the very extreme outside edge of the right side to make it work. Otherwise, the mouse clearly prefers the left click and will left-click even if you push down on the right-side of the center line.

    Beautiful design, cool idea, impractical to use. I am planning to return it and find an actual two-click mouse with the tried-and-true (and immanently more practical) scroll wheel.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but eats batteries.

    • Written by from Seattle

    I love this mouse in all respects except that I'm swapping out batteries every few days. Even using Duracells, I'm going through a pair of batteries every four or five days.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not precise

    • Written by from Chicago

    While I like the idea of the magic mouse tremendously, I find that scrolling is no where near as precise as scrolling on the iPhone. I like to scroll through webpages slowly as I read along, and zoom in and out of google maps, but scrolling with this mouse results in jerky motions, which end up over-shooting the amount of scrolling I desired. I am sure there will be improvements in the future, but as for now, I'm not as happy with this product as I would like to be.

    At first I was skeptical of having a wireless mouse, but it seems to be working OK. After two weeks of use, I'm at 81% charge. It would be better if this mouse had a lithium ion rechargeable battery, and the option for a usb connection at the front so that you would always have a backup way of using your mouse when the battery dies.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Major omission of a function!!!

    • Written by from Sacramento

    While some folks have mentioned the loss of buttons 3 & 4, I feel a major omission, which may be fixed with a software update, is to be able to move the cursor by just using one finger on the surface. It would then act either as a mouse or a track pad and the user could switch between the 2.

    Come on Apple. Also, the low profile is a major downside, especially for us older users that have arthritis.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the Exposé side buttons?

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I really want to love this mouse, but what happened to the Exposé side buttons? Being a graphic artist who works on multiple files at once, the Exposé side buttons of the Mighty Mouse made it so easy to bounce back and forth from all of those files. Sure the keyboard has an Exposé button, but in order to assign style sheets to those F# buttons in indesign, I have to deactivate the F3's Exposé function, leaving me Exposé-less. The trackball issues that the Mighy Mouse had may have been solved, but It has totally messed up my work flow by removing the Exposé side buttons.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    missing the middle button

    • Written by from La Crescenta

    I visited the Apple Store, in the hope that someone got an idea how to get a middle mouse button function working (maybe pressing the left and right at the same time?)
    Just a simple NO was the answer, it is not possible, with an suggestion to use the old one. Wow.
    OK, that will not work for me, maybe more stars when that thing is fixed. Then I will buy for all my macs a new mouse.

    On the other hand, the design looks perfect, the weight of the mouse is excellent and the whole material quality feels Apple like. I love to adapt new technology, but the two finger swipe is not in my taste as well.

    Well done Apple, except, it's useless for some applications.

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for just only a month.

    • Written by from Newark

    I use this mouse for Diablo III. This mouse is good during the first month with me. One day, I just can't click it. It connect to my Mac pro and moves normally but can't click. Don't recommend for heavy duty use.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses connection constantly

    • Written by from Watertown

    When it works, it's a great mouse. But it is overly sensitive and loses connection constantly. Then it takes minutes and minutes to get reconnected. It is a total pain. I would rather a wired mouse than this one. Waste of money.

    13 of 15 people found this useful