• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Giving Up

    • Written by from Charlotte

    After a year of constantly replacing batteries (yes, many battery changes in a year) I have to throw in the towel. The mouse constantly loses connection. It is beyond frustrating to have to jimmy it around and hope that it finds its way again so I can finish whatever task I am working on.
    My Office Manager jokes that MM is either having a good day or a bad day. And unfortunately for us, it's a bad day 5 days out of 7.
    I thought I might have gotten a lemon but it seems other Apple MM users are experiencing the same problems.
    Also, I have started using it for a drawing program and it is impossible to control fine, fine detail being that the speed is jumpy.
    So sad for us that we will be going back to unattractive but functional (and most likely) old school mice.
    Please Apple, find a way to improve upon this good looking but non functioning mouse.

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Changing the batteries

    • Written by from olney

    This mouse is great except that it is difficult to know how to change the batteries. I should be simple and easy to open the compartment.

    7 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequently looses connection, has difficulty re-connecting

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Nice design attempt, but poor bluetooth implementation compared to the Apple bluetooth keyboards. Have two magic mice, and both loose their connection frequently, and once the connection has been lost, it can take over a minute or require a power cycle or two to re-connect. Very annoying. Some mentions on the web that loose batteries might be the problem. Doesn't explain the long reconnect times. I recommend the keyboard, not the mouse.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse - Not the expected quality

    • Written by from Zurich

    So now I have the 3rd Magic mouse breaking down again. You probably ask yourself why I bought three of them, well so do I. For each mouse, after a couple of months of use, you have it disconnect and connect on regular basis, making you loose time and patience. If you just put the mouse down on the mat, a bit too hard, or if it barely touches your coffee cup, it will disconnect. Just annoying quality - I think I ll go with a cheap mouse again

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Worked awesome for awhile, but after about a year, a TON of glitches, including not being able to scroll, and when you right click-it left clicks.....ANNOYING!

    Will not buy this product again, although was fun while it lasted....

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Pixie Dust Here with Magic Mouse - Stick with $10 Mouse

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Having been a loyal Apple enthusiast for quite some time, I have to admit that I hesitated a bit in buying the Magic Mouse owing to all the negative reviews it had received out there. But, again being a loyal Apple enthusiast, I bought it.

    I encountered, like many, the connect/disconnect issues on a daily basis, but I didn't find this all that annoying ... the critter had to take a break I guess. What really frustrated me beyond anything was the unpredictable "pauses" the thing would take while I was designing or simply browsing. The cursor would just very briefly yield to nothing while your hand was in the middle of moving the mouse across the design or something. Imagine for a second that you were clipping an image, erasing a fine line, or simply moving to click a button ... and suddenly your cursor is not where you're expecting it!

    I will not buy this product again. It has wasted much of my time, and really disappointed ... I really expected more from Apple ... at least a mouse that works as well as a $10 one.

    242 of 256 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely Design...not so Lovely when Designing.... (Not very ergonomic)

    • Written by from Lexington

    The mouse looks so sleek and great and functions well as a wireless device etc. Props there, however as a Graphic Designer I use the mouse all day long every day. Since getting a new imac and this mouse I've noticed unusual pain in my hand and wrist after using the mouse for long periods of time. A more ergonomic mouse would be make my job that much more wonderful!

    58 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great mouse

    • Written by from Canton

    This mouse is really sleek and modern looking. The problem is that it is extremely uncomfortable to use. It is WAY too flat, and too narrow. The gestures are extremely different than the trackpad, and you cant have two fingers on the mouse when you do anything. You have to have only one finger touching the surface for a right click, for scrolling, etc. Not happy in the least.

    72 of 90 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Jonathan Ive, pleast STOP designing museum pieces!

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    Dear Jonathan,
    I'm 99% sure that you have never used this "mouse" for your work. Because if you did, you would find out that is utterly useless to anyone but occasional Mac user whose only interaction with a computer is to check email or do some light web browsing (in Safari?).

    What Jonathan doesn't fully understand is that the mouse is your one-way connection to the machine, not other way around. This mouse is perfect piece for MoMA exhibit and not for a serious computer users desk.

    Dear Jonathan, I challenge you to design your next Apple hardware masterpiece using nothing but this mouse. You will find out in no time that it flies really nicely across your studio and it doesn’t lose much speed when it hits the wall, because it is very aerodynamically shaped.

    Pros:
    - Beautiful ambidextrous design
    - Easy to configure and to connect from “cold start” with your Mac
    - Tracks and responds very nicely for a wireless mouse
    - Eliminates “one more wire” from your desk
    - Great for casual Mac user
    Cons:
    - Relatively heavy for its size
    - Doesn’t glide easily at all over mouse pad or a desk surface
    - Awkward non-ergonomically design
    - “Lag” feel when clicking – bad micro switch internal placing position?
    - Surface feels “sticky” for smooth finger gesture operation
    - Interference when used close to the Wacom tablet
    - Useless with application that require middle mouse button

    Conclusion:
    For me personally the mouse, besides the keyboard, is the only piece of hardware that must perform flawlessly. This mouse fails way to short for my personal use. It seems to me that Apple for years now tries so hard to re-invent the wheel. In this case Apple is so stubborn in their mouse design philosophy – form over function.

    If you want to interact occasionally with your Mac and OS X, and you want to use gestures, please consider the Magic Trackpad over the Magic Mouse.

    And for you Jonathan.. get back to the drawing board and make us something good looking and functional.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had been Wired

    • Written by from San Antonio

    It's certainly sleek, durable, and convenient with it's magic moves but the battery drains all too quick.

    As a senior in college, I use my iMac (thus Magic Mouse, too) every day. Word docs, Excel reports, etc.
    - Unless you turn off your Magic Mouse (and wireless keyboard) every time you're away, you'll go through 4 AA batteries every month.
    - It makes you wish there was a Magic (wired) Mouse.
    - Or you could buy a charging station for it.

    Look on those .Org selling sites and you'll notice customers want to get rid of theirs since it came with their iMac, (like me).

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get used to

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I don't own this mouse, but use it constantly in college, and I must say, although it looks ergonomic, I find it too small and heavy. The pads on the bottom get dirt constantly, which makes the movement stutter. The other problem I had, is that the surface is very sensitive, you need a whole new approach for moving, and clicking. The swipes are great, but the surface is sticky, so you need to clean it constantly. I wanted to buy this mouse, before I started using it, because I really wanted to free up a USB port (The only 2 USBs on the MBP are a joke), but this is just too expensive, and not worth it for me, I would rather go to a wireless, but not multitouch mouse!

    122 of 127 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product but low quality

    • Written by from Singapore

    I like the functionality of the Magic Mouse, but sadly the quality does not live up to Apple standards. Mine has low usage and stopped moving the cursor, but the other functions worked. When I purchased a new one, the store told me they get about 6 months life. This is poor when taking the price into consideration and comparing to other mice.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried . . . I really tried

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My Logitech Revolution mouse was crapping out, and saw my window to add another Apple product to my desktop. So, I reluctantly changed up my mousing workflow to try the Magic Mouse. Not only was it uncomfortable (the crisp edges dug into my fingers), but this mouse is way to prone to ghost gestures--scrolling and clicking when your hand hits the wrong place. It's going back in the box, and back to the store, and my Logitech is coming back out of the garbage. Trust me, it isn't an easy decision, but this is one thing that Apple has not mastered.

    101 of 110 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd love it if....

    • Written by from Jersey City

    It didn't constantly have weird ghost movements on screen or simply lag or not move at all when I move the mouse. But the gestures are nice. Too bad the mouse doesn't work properly.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If is working is good, but....

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    whatever I'm trying to do just get disconnected randomly.
    Works for hours, and suddenly is like dead (Disconnected - message on the screen) again is connected, again disconnected... you got it...
    It is frustrating and should be a recall from Apple - looks like thousands are dealing with same issues.
    Not recommended to buy!

    100 of 104 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was ok, now it's useless!

    • Written by from Nolanville

    When I first bought this expensive paperweight it worked and connected pretty well. Having an iPad 3 and MacBook helped me with the swiping technique, though I agree with several how you can be knocked back into previous pages. Now I get connectivity issues. It WON'T connect at all. I have had the mouse for longer than 3 months so the warranty is useless. I will NOT recommend this and would rather take up a precious USB port with any other kind of mouse.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm shopping for a mouse, but I just can't buy another one of these

    • Written by from MARION

    I've got at least four of these. I love the finger action for scrolling; I'm going to miss that. I love the simple feel of it. But this mouse just has problems. It eats up batteries like crazy. I always have to have two mice ready for a work week, one mouse has a charger, one goes on batteries. I keep a pack of batteries at all times. But this mouse can't be trusted. Sometimes it will just quit working -- new batteries, charged up... doesn't matter. It just disconnects. Sometimes, it simply won't track. That is the most annoying. I'm trying to work and I'm constantly fiddling with this mouse to see what the problem is now: need batteries? bad surface? hates my dress?

    I can never trust that this mouse is going to work and I am sick of it.

    50 of 52 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

    Worked for a couple of months

    • Written by from BLOOMINGTON

    I love the mouse. But today started getting the "Connection lost" syndrome. Even with a fresh set of batteries and the control panel showing 100% and a reboot. I'll see how long I can tolerate this and if it doesn't get better I may have to go the Logitech route. Shame too because it is easy to use left or right handed.

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would love it but ...

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    ... it will not stay connected to my computer. I have the newest Macbook and all the new software with this new mouse so it should all work great, right? Well I've replaced the batteries 3 times in the last 2 weeks and it still loses connectivity for no reason. If I bump it against the desk at all it loses it. If I'm moving too quickly from page to page it loses it. Every time that "Connection Lost" pops up on my screen it infuriates me. I love the functionality of it and find it very useful for my daily work, but I'm not putting up with it anymore. I just ordered a Logitech trackball.

    117 of 124 people found this useful