• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from MEMPHIS

    Problems with the magic mouse constantly losing connection. Came with my new Mac
    in Dec. 2011, has gotten progressively worse. Please tell me that after 2 years it has improved.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for throwing!!!!

    • Written by from Brentwood

    I just smashed mine on the floor after months of fighting with it. Screen jumps and other issues made this mouse drive me insane. You need to make it a little bigger and allow the top to be completely turned off. Had to resort to an old Dell mouse just to get me off the ledge.

    Apple, you have a mouse problem

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Failure but Technological Win

    • Written by from Grand Falls

    I love Apple products, and own a MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, iPad and several Apple peripherals. I simply cannot get myself to enjoy the Magic Mouse. Although I love the mouse's functions, I do not like how if feels in my hand. Because it is awkward to use, I've switched to a USB mobile mouse by (gulp) Microsoft which I love. My guess is that Apple designers chose the flatter surface of the MM for finger gestures, at the expense of ergonomics. I work from a computer all day and despite many efforts, I just don't like this mouse. Functionality is not enough - feel it important as well.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool technology, needs a better shape.

    • Written by from Wichita

    The mouse is innovative, so it wins a star there, it also wins another for being a thin mouse with an off switch that can easily slide into my laptop bag and not waste battery while there.

    My problem arose when I bought a Mac Pro and this came with it. First thing is that it's very uncomfortable to hold for an extended period of time, the sharp edges are bothersome. The inward curving bottom half of the mouse is also very odd, sometimes it wants to rock instead of move. It's too flat for a desktop mouse, your fingers don't want to hold that shape for an extended period of time.

    Also, the right and left click buttons are not independent, so you can't press one while having the other depressed already. The mouse can only detect one button at a time, strangely for having the term "multi-touch" attached to it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gave it a try

    • Written by from Sanford

    I got the magic mouse with my new imac and decided to give it a try. I found it takes way too much movement to move the mouse from side to side and the bottom tray that covers the battery compartment kept falling off. Just for fun, I tried this in Starcraft 2 and it was abysmal. This mouse might be ok if all you do is light surfing/email, but for my needs I found it lacking.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic enough for high usage

    • Written by from Sacramento

    After working 22 years as an IT analyst using Microsoft PCs and Logitec ergonomic keyboards and mice, I'm developing finger pain after only three weeks of iMac usage. Based on the type of pain, I'm sure it's caused by the flatness of the mouse. I am very surprised that Apple does not offer a more ergonomicly designed mouse for a $2000 computer. It's ridiculous that I have to spend another $75 for a decent mouse. I'm beginning to think that Apple is more interested in minimalist appearance rather than effective peripherals.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great; works not so great.

    • Written by from Chicopee

    I went from using a corded Apple Mighty Mouse to using the Magic Mouse, and I'm seriously considering returning the Magic Mouse and just using my regular old Mighty Mouse.

    First off, the difference in weight is very noticeable, the Mighty weighing in at 77g (2.7oz), and the Magic at 105g, fully one ounce heavier. This may not sound like much, but it's about a 37% increase in weight, which is very noticeable when you're not used to heavier mice. (This isn’t exactly a fair comparison, though, as the difference is not nearly as pronounced when going from one wireless mouse to another. Batteries can add a considerable amount of weight.)

    Second is the lack of buttons. While the Magic has the touch features, they don't make up for losing the ability to click the scroll wheel, and the 4th (side) buttons are completely absent. I'm very used to using my scroll button for a contextual menu button in many applications, and having it go away seriously hamstrings my productivity.

    Third, the touch surface of the mouse itself is far too smooth and glossy, causing my fingers to grip rather than slide across the surface. This results in undue strain on the hand from trying to hold the mouse steady while swiping two fingers across, compounded by the fact that I cannot press down to hold the mouse steadier, because the entire top surface is a button and will click under light pressure.

    The only reason I gave this device two stars instead of one is because it just looks ridiculously awesome, and the gesture-based actions work fantastically well with Apple’s iLife suite.

    Beyond iLife, though, I only wish that overall it functioned as well as it looks.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun, But Painfull

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Bought this mouse because I loved the scrolling features, but it gave my hand, wrist, and arm pain. I believe this was because its very low to the desk, so I returned it.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is nice but it is too flat /Low and a bit heavy.

    • Written by from LOWER HUTT

    It is nice design, how ever it is too heavy for me, and it is too flat and low and small,you have to try to fit the mouse , the mouse can not let your hand relax on the mouse , after I tried few mins , My hand and wrist start tired.

    I hope the mouse could be lighter and not too flat ,mouse shape is the best which would be easier too move and your hand could relax hold the mouse(just like the mise shape). better have the back lights can use at night.

    I am waiting for the new version come out, I would by if it followed my idea.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    High Hopes But Doesn't Deliver

    • Written by from Sycamore

    After the tragedy that was the Mighty Mouse, I was hopeful that Apple's next attempt at the mouse would improve upon the previous design, and while the new Magic Mouse is a grand departure from the primitive clickers of the past, it removes a lot of functionality that many users have come to appreciate on their mice.

    The Good:
    1) Elegant design
    2) Responsive touch surface, fewer right-click hiccups than the Mighty Mouse
    3) No trackball to gum up

    The Bad:
    1) No more middle clicking (a real pain for opening links in a new tab from Safari)
    2) No side buttons for bringing up Dashboard or Expose
    3) Very poor tracking response, slow and jittery at times
    4) Mouse feels too small for large hands, too flush to the desk
    5) Multi-finger gestures are terribly difficult to pull of while trying to hold the mouse

    I had hoped this would replace all of our mice at work, but it looks like the flawed Mighty Mouses will stick around for a while.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but tiring

    • Written by from Grandville

    I switch from Dell/Windows to Apple/OSX last year when I moved into iOS and Rails development. I've come to appreciate the simplicity and lack of clutter in this new environment. So when I needed a mouse for my MacBook Air I went with this Magic Mouse. I wanted to like it since it's simple and clean.

    Unfortunately, it's just not comfortable. First it's too heavy. It's actually tiring after a while. My guess is this comes from the 2 AA batteries vs the single AA all of my other wireless mice have. I recently used a cheap Logitec mouse and going back the light weight felt very freeing.

    Second, the button requires too much effort to push.

    Third, the track speed is way off from other mice I'm used to. I had to speed it way up in Preferences just to be tolerable.

    Lastly, I sometimes click the wrong button. I've set it up for left and right clicks since that's what I'm used to. Occasionally I land a left-click when I intend right.

    So, I'll keep it, but I won't be falling in love with it. It will probably end up on my wife's computer where it won't get a lot of use...but will look really nice.

    11 of 12 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

    Not very good at all

    • Written by from WARRAGUL SOUTH

    I have stopped using mine as it erratically loses connection. Its much better to use a wired in mouse that is available all the time!
    It looks and feels beautiful though.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest

    • Written by from Regina

    The mouse is amazing compared to anything else out there, I love the idea of what you can do with it. The problem I have with the mouse is the tracking, I use a hard surface mouse pad and it lags and jumps terribly, very difficult to control, played with the speed settings many times but the mouse is still difficult to use. I have tried it with different types of mouse pads with the same results. I don't want to go back to using my old mouse but this Magic Mouse needs some work Apple. The bottom of the mouse is the problem, poor design, or material.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    • Written by from Eugene

    The magic mouse worked great until I upgraded my iMac to Lion. Now it keeps locking up, losing connection, freezes - went back to a wired mouse. Spent numerous hours trying various fixes but still the same issues. I would not recommend purchasing the Magic Mouse unti Apple finds a fix to this problem.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the trackpad instead

    • Written by from Whitesboro

    I have a Magic Mouse that I use at work and a Magic Trackpad that I use at home. The Magic Trackpad is far superior to the Magic Mouse. Gestures are second nature on the trackpad which makes the overall experience of using OSX Lion far more enjoyable. The Magic Mouse is a great mouse, but every day I wish I had a Magic Trackpad at work.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good for gaming

    • Written by from Swartz Creek

    this mouse runs out of battery quickly and it is not responsive enough for games, very frustrating

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful, but useless for any mouse intensive task

    • Written by from Palma de Mallorca

    As usual with apple this shiny minimal mouse looks great. After the mighty mouse fiasco I thought this would be the definitive mouse but I was wrong.

    I bought it as a present to my partner. She didn't like it so I took it for me and experienced myself the flaws.

    First it's too heavy after inserting the batteries. Why did apple choose AA instead of AAA?

    Second it's noisy. Every click you do can be heard even in the other room...

    Third, Apple's acceleration curves are not meant for heavy mouse using. The tracking speed is not enough to me (that can be solved with a third party software), but then when you go into slow mode the cursor moves too slow. That makes it useless for anything other than browsing. For example any activity which needs fast precision such as design, or music production.

    Fourth, the touch zone can't be configured by default. You need to download a third party software to make the scrolling zone smaller, so you can rest your fingers over the mouse without scrolling accidentally.

    Fifth, my partner complained from pain in her hand after using the mouse for a few hours. It didn't happen to me though.

    Apart from that, the mouse is very well built and beautifully designed.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice doesnt make up for twice

    • Written by from Spotsylvania

    it has clean looks and nice scrolling features, but the movement of the mouse lacks bigs time. Even with the settings turned up it take twice as much effort to move across the screen then compared to my logitech mouse.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse is something Apple failed.

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I bought a Magic mouse to use with my latest Macbook Pro (i7). I am thoroughly disappointed about its performance. Every time to move across you need to lift the mouse, its scrolling speed is pretty bad and its highly inconvenient to use it. I would like to know if Apple has any way to rectify this problem and swap the mouse.I find those cheap mouse work way better than the Magic Mouse.

    16 of 22 people found this useful