• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still waiting for a good mouse from Apple

    • Written by from Gilbert

    Tried the mighty mouse 2 years ago, returned it a week later. Tried the magic mouse this month, and it too lasted only a week. Apple mice are consistently too stiff (the L/R buttons) and their form factor hurts my hand after only a short session. My wife and mother both bought iMacs within the last month and independently came to the same conclusion I did: too heavy, WAY too slow, too stiff, and hand hurts after a short session of use. All three of us have switched back to our previous mice (two are MS, one is Logitech). Their included magic mice are now in a drawer gathering dust. Conclusion is Apple is an amazing company but continues to choose to make mice as works of art instead of functional tools. Suggest Apple hire an ergonomics expert to help them design their next mouse. If it hurts my hand I won't use it no matter how 'beautiful' it is. I value my hand tendons more than the style. Both are possible in one unit, if Apple would only try.

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Plainfield

    Yeah it is nice with no scroll ball, but why would you leave out this feature???? It makes no sense to me that you cant map the left and right swipes to activate expose. Really bad call on that one apple.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not just me...

    • Written by from Danville

    A few days ago I watched a sales associate at my local Apple store struggling with the same unwanted zooms/paging/scrolling, which I have experienced with the Magic Mouse. Like many, I have turned off Screen Zoom and the two-finger swipe (and almost everything else). But after struggling with it for another month I just went back to my Mighty Mouse, which still functions perfectly with Lion.

    The touch-sensitive technology of the Magic Mouse is a tremendous step forward. It has not, however, been paired with adequate software. I find it odd that Apple includes this mouse with many computers, but requires software from a third party (not included it in the initial purchase) in order to make it function in an acceptable fashion.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Control Issues

    • Written by from Theodore

    This is without question the worse performing mouse I have ever experienced. The amount of effort just to manage entries in a spreadsheet is doubled due to the unexpected behavior of the mouse. It is difficult to stop a scroll in the exact location. It skitters rapidly across columns or rows sometimes without even a touch. No amount of sensitivity adjustments make the device acceptable. It is impossible to control in a scrolling function. Don't waste your money on this 'not for prime time' device.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life and erratic, unpredictable mouse movements.

    • Written by from Coatesville

    Battery life is about 2 weeks normal usage on mine. The page keeps moving side to side without warning, most of the time losing the page altogether. Very frustrating, it does this if I just nudge the mouse by mistake, sometimes without touching it at all! And if I am on the internet this is a unacceptable, sometimes losing my page and a site altogether!!!. My friends have the same problem. I do not remember this being this bad on my old Mighty Mouse which just quit after 2 years. Maybe this is worsened by Lion? I had hoped the battery thing would be fixed, but it hasn't. This is not a mouse you want to buy nor is the wireless keyboard I threw away. Blue Tooth has problems at Apple! Is this static electricity?

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to love this but can't!!

    • Written by from Sydney

    Always been an Apple user and using this mouse 10 hours a day for 5 weeks straight with a new iMac. (Audio Production: Logic Pro/Pro Tools)

    Main problems:

    Intermittently losing blue tooth connection (Not Connected) happens 4 times a day with fresh batteries. About 5 seconds to reconnect.

    - If you like setting your mouse tracking to fast (so you don't have to move your hand as much) then this is not for you. At fastest setting it still only operates at 70% compared to any other mouse.

    - Too much drag caused by 2 full length bars under the mouse and of course 2 x AA batteries.

    - Remembering to turn it off when I shut down? How about my iMac sends a blue tooth message to my mouse turning it off, or at least some form of motion detection adjustable in system preferences so when it's idol for 5 minutes it turns off.

    - Still not used to the touch surface thing randomly scrolling 10 minutes down a time line whilst editing... bahhhh.....

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Magic Here

    • Written by from Merced

    The only magical about this mouse is how you spend 75 bucks and like magic it's gone. It can predict the future. Buy it and your future will have much frustration and a cramped hand.

    Its uncomfortable to use for any length of time. The tracking is painfully slow. I had to download two programs just to make the mouse somewhat useable.

    I wish I could return it and buy a mouse that actually works.

    Out of the box it's a two button mouse. In a world where three is pretty much standard it's a two button mouse. They throw in a swipe feature that's only semi-useful in some programs. NO EXPOSE. And on the fastest setting I had to pick up the mouse to go from one side of my 15 inch MBP screen.

    Magic prefs and MZoom make it bearable to use.

    I think this has finally taught me my lesson about buying mice from Apple.

    Unfortunately I just blew 75 bucks (tax included) on this and am stuck using it. I bought it at a third party retailer and I'm just stuck.

    Cramped hands and frustration in my future.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking is too slow

    • Written by from Libertyville

    The mouse looks incredible but tracking is too slow, even when set to thte highest speed. I find myself constantly running off my desk and having to pick up the mouse and start again. Too much work for me. A waste of money in my eyes.

    35 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 6 Month Review

    • Written by from Asheville

    This mouse is the best and worst mouse ever. When it works it is incredible; like a touchpad on top of a mouse....great. The bad part is when it gives up randomly and screws up your whole day to try and reestablish a bluetooth mouse when you don't have a working mouse. I have tried new batteries and everything. It just sometimes stops and won't come on. Then it will stay off for 3 days and then decide to turn back on. For these reasons I have to give the Magic Mouse only 1 star. Even if it is awesome, whats the use if it is totally unreliable.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky it's a looker as this is a lemon.

    • Written by from Hillarys

    A lot of people complain about the ergonomics. I've never personally had a problem with the ergonomics because I stop using it out of frustration long before any physical discomfort can set in. The acceleration/deceleration is poor - shocking in fact. When slowing down it's like moving the cursor through lumpy molasses. And then you find you've run out of room and need to pick the thing up in order to continue the movement because you haven't quite reached where you needed to go.

    "built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want" the synopsis on this site tells us. This is simply not true. For example, the acceleration isn't adjustable in the default settings. Why, why, why? You can change this setting in the terminal which helps somewhat but this doesn't fix the problem of its inexact, jittery movement to begin with. This, it turns out, can be partially remedied with a mouse pad that my 6 year old $15 mouse never needed. I suspect the rest of its jitters is down to the bluetooth connection (an overrated technology if there ever was one).

    On the plus side, the gestures work well and it is nice to look at.

    Poor, Apple, poor. Your marketing department sure can sell a story though. All style, no substance.

    Buy this mouse only if you don't mind troubleshooting, workarounds and compromises.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    To sensitive.

    • Written by from Albertville

    I hate this mouse. I am a graphic designer and constantly have my hand on the mouse as I work. The slightest touch or graze of the mouse and my pages are flying left and right. I HATE this mouse. I am more upset because it cost me so much money. If you are not a designer and are just doing web browsing it wouldn't be so bad - for for working with it in design programs it is a nightmare.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cookstown

    If you are a graphic designer or use any Adobe products this mouse will drive you crazy especially in after effects!! You try and do anything and after effects will zoom into 1600% drives me crazy!!! I'm going to smash this mouse against the wall very soon!!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So cool. I wanted to like it. I hate it

    • Written by from Phoenix

    It does everything you'd want a mouse to do...and more. It's just so uncomfortable, it refuses to be used. I tried for as long as I could, then reverted to a 2 button that is ergonomically designed. Swing and a miss Apple.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever!

    • Written by from East Boston

    This mouse drains batteries within days. My old mouse worked perfectly fine with my last iMac. However, when the last one crashed and we had to replace it, this new iMac came with this new mouse and my old one no longer worked with this new iMac and I hate it. I'm constantly changing batteries every week and it will just stop working all of a sudden just days after I change the batteries. Apple products have really started slipping.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for real work....

    • Written by from perth amboy

    Beautiful but no ergonomically designed. Feels un natural in the hand. Hurt after hours of work.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from ORANGE CITY

    If you are in the design industry, do NOT get this mouse! Whenever I'm working in Adobe, every little bump makes my screen fly all over the place. I spend more time trying to find my work out in "space" then actually working! The wireless is nice, but not worth it...

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    • Written by from Wakefield

    I was really excited about the new Magic Mouse, but after using it for about 20 minutes I was sorely disappointed. Scrolling is smooth and far superior to the ball on the Apple Mouse. However, my hand started to cramp up because the mouse has a much lower profile than the Apple Mouse. I am also very surprised that it's functionality is so limited. There's no option to launch expose or dashboard with this mouse... Apple recommends using F-keys to launch them instead. To me, the ability to launch expose and dashboard from the mouse were huge features of the Apple Mouse. There's virtually no customizing options on this mouse. IMO, definitely not worth the price. I will be returning this mouse ASAP.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't bother for detailed work

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Don't buy this mouse if you need to do any sort of detailed work such as editing photos. The sensitivity of the mouse is just too touchy no matter how you set it, which makes using it extremely frustrating.
    Even simpler tasks such as zooming around Google Maps is difficult as the mouse is constantly reading your touch.

    Apple has a great industrial design team yet they have never made a decent mouse, and the mighty mouse fails again.

    30 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Carpal Tunnel from a Mouse?

    • Written by from Chicago

    I've used so many mice over the years, and all of the technical features of the Magic Mouse are outstanding, but it's my primary source of income.

    The mouse is the object I touch the most in my life.

    The Magic Mouse would be fantastic, but it is the anti-ergonomic mouse I have ever used.

    I've used it for a week now and my wrist has never hurt like this before. I actually thought I must have twisted or sprained it from something, but the doctor says it's just muscle fatigue/strain. Switched to a different mouse and my wrist is fine.

    *This is petty, but I don't understand why new Mac displays are black and silver, but the peripherals continue to be white and silver. If design is so important that you forgo basic ergonomics, you can at least match your products.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!!!

    • Written by from East Wenatchee

    This mouse is horrible. It looks pretty, I'll give it that, but theres not much else to say for it.

    The surface on the bottom of the mouse is horrible, makes a scraping noise on whatever surface you use the mouse on.

    No dark field laser, so can't use it on a glass desk without a mousepad.

    Ergonomically it is horrendous - will certainly cause carpal tunnel in no time.

    You can't rest your hand on the mouse like you can with normal mice. If you do, you will get sporadic scrolling and zooming. This requires you to basically hold your whole arm up in the air to operate the mouse. Even resting a single finger on the mouse will cause random scrolling issues.

    20% of the time the scrolling doesn't even respond for a few seconds.

    Overall this mouse is plain unsafe to use, unless of course you like chronic pain in your arm for the rest of your life.

    Buy a magic trackpad instead, they're great!

    15 of 19 people found this useful