• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from LAKE NEBAGAMON

    I loved my Magic Mouse when I first purchased it (a year ago). Now, I still love the multi-touch capabilities, but the tracking isn't working properly even with new batteries, restarting my computer, and re-pairing the mouse to my imac. :(

    The rails on the bottom of the mouse seem to be useless. They don't make it glide any better on my optical mouse mat. A cheap $10 logitech wireless mouse tracks better.

    I expect a $70 mouse to last longer than a year. Especially if it's an Apple product.

    Sorry Apple, you're losing business. Just bought a Logitech trackball to replace the Magic Mouse.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy

    • Written by from Izmir

    feels cheap doesn't have more than 5 gestures another thing that proofs apple screws up at mouse designing

    18 of 28 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

    I really want to like this mouse

    • Written by from Toronto

    Unfortunately it's many problems far outweigh any good points. I'm happy with most of the Apple products I've bought over the years, but this mouse has so many annoyances that I'm really starting to hate it.
    1. It randomly disconnects, even with fresh batteries. (Don't even think about using rechargeables). You can usually tell a disconnection is about to happen as the cursor movement will slow down or stagger.
    2. Mouse clicks are often interpreted as a scroll. You find yourself desperately trying not to slide or move any other fingers, but more often than not it will interpret the click as a scroll followed by the click, resulting in a click above or below where you intended. Hitting a web link can take multiple tries if the mouse is having a bad day.
    3. The black rails the mouse rests on have too much friction. Unless you lift the mouse slightly you can't make a smooth and precise movement.
    Overall, it seems like Apple didn't do enough QA on the internal hardware. Externally it's lovely.
    Maybe Apple will fix it in a future revision, and hopefully do a better job when testing it.

    21 of 26 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

    Magic Mouse - OUCH!

    • Written by from Morgan Hill

    I love Apple products and I love what this mouse can do. Unfortunately it has some major problems. The sensitivity is such that it can scroll or zoom without provocation, but more importantly, it seriously lacks in the ergonomics department. I also find the mouse to have tracking problems, often dropping whatever you are trying to move. I've learned to get somewhat better at this with a lighter touch, but since when does one need to "learn" how to move a mouse? I've worked on computers for well over 20 years, Macs only, and in all that time I have never encountered discomfort. I'm now seeing an orthopedic doctor, and the pain in my wrist is awful. Each morning and each day is an exercise in pain. I hope the track pad works better. Two stars for what it does Apple, but please address how it does it.

    110 of 116 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Denver

    I usually don't write reviews unless I'm really ticked off. And I'm ticked off.

    This mouse is horrible. It's so unreliable and is constantly disconnecting. It's slow, then it's too fast. I love the idea of a wireless mouse, but Apple needs to fine tune this product.

    67 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Wild Mouse

    • Written by from Hudson

    I find that even after adjusting all the settings that I could find (on my Mac as well as in the software applications I use), the MM is uber sensitive to the lightest touch, and inadvertantly skitters away and flips to other pages on my document. It sometimes likes to zoom in on my images as well, "magically." This is most apparent in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop: pretty much the only aplications I ever use and costs me all kinds of time getting back to where I need to be. The mouse can also get a little crazy when scrolling through folders looking for a file. I love WHAT it does, by I don't love HOW it does it. Two Stars.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is way too sensitive

    • Written by from San Angelo

    I at first was thrilled with the Magic Mouse, now it just drives me crazy when it scrolls for seemingly no reason. I am not even scrolling with the finger on the top of the mouse, but where I stabilize it and move it. All of a sudden I am somewhere else completely on my multi page documents, or when I am isolating a photo in Photoshop. I wish there were more controls besides if you want a secondary button or if you want to use gestures. I want my old fashioned Dell mouse. I am a total Apple fan, except when it comes to this horrible mouse, I even liked the "hockey puck" mouse.

    188 of 197 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by from edmonton

    This mouse is great for casual use. It's responsive and has a very large touch-surface, which makes it fantastic for word processing and web browsing. The battery life is also excellent; I can last for a few months with one set of batteries.

    However, it's very unreliable and uncomfortable for prolonged use. It's small and not ergonomic, so one needs to hold it in a claw grip for best control. Accidentally brushing the surface often registers as a scroll, which is irritating. It also *very* frequently confuses right click with left click. The bluetooth connection is also intermittent and occasionally hiccups. This last point is a personal quibble, but the mouse feels too weighty and hard to drag given its size and responsive touch surface.

    It's a great stylish mouse, but offers very little control, precision, or comfort. This means it's good for infrequent or casual use (no gaming, professional creative apps, etc), but if using it this way, why spend this much on a mouse? Unless you love the look and feel, I'd skip this one.

    75 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's alright..

    • Written by from Hsinchu City

    Yes, the touch technology is great, scrolling and finger motions works great, but when using this mouse.. it just doesn't feel right, perhaps too flat and long.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Lexington

    The touch technology is great, but when is Apple going to consider ergonomics in their mouse design?

    172 of 181 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just get a plain mouse....

    • Written by from WOODBURY

    Reconsider purchasing this mouse----it seems cool, but don't be fooled. I have stopped using my magic mouse and went for old-fashioned wired mouse. Has problem connecting half the time, and other times does not work at all on some games. Please, Apple, improve this seemingly awesome product!!!

    57 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks good, but...

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    it's way too sensitive. I just want a mouse that works like a mouse. Pages zoom and scroll just moving your finger slightly and while holding the mouse. It is a very frustrating experience. I've tried adjusting settings to no avail.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Mouse Issues

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    Well, I am back to using my good old "plug in" mouse. At first I liked not having a cord but after the first month or so of using it, it began losing connection with my Mac. It jerks around the screen and hasn't been very reliable. Every time I begin to use it, the screen scrolls down and I need to make adjustments. Today, it lost connection again and after turning it on and off, changing the batteries, etc., the arrow was frozen in time. Maybe when Apple makes improvements on the product, I will give it another try but, for now, my "plug in" will be my first choice.

    290 of 297 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse loses connection frequently

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This mouse interrupts my work frequently by losing its connection to my 2011 iMac. Fresh batteries don't help. Very annoying.

    186 of 192 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