• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Try it out first

    • Written by from honolulu

    I have used this mouse (or rather tried to), and I must say that there is a huge flaw with the design of the mouse. The flaw is that this mouse is too flat with nothing for the hand to hold on to, forcing you to place your palm flat over the mouse, or cause a cramp if otherwise. I do not feel comfortable resting my entire hand flat on the mouse because it feels awkward and there is not enough control. This mouse should be made meatier so the user can grab on to it and hold it comfortably in the hand. This one flaw makes this mouse unusable. I recommend that you physically try this mouse and see how you like the feel of it.

    20 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse

    • Written by from Punta Gorda

    The Magic Mouse's slim profile is just too close to the table to use efficiently. Lack of ergonomics is very disappointing and maybe even painful after few hours of work.
    Lack of support by Boot Camp makes magic Mouse very limited if I need to use it in Windows. Half price Logitech will do better job than Magic Mouse.
    Need ergonomics and software improvement. Nothing magic for the end user....

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oconomowoc

    PLEASE, Apple, make a beautiful, functional mouse like this one that is wired. Changing batteries so often is a drag, as is the difficulty in getting the panel off and on to get at them. Also, the computer invariably cannot "find" the mouse once I've changed the batteries, requiring shutting down the computer completely, and possibly other maneuvers. I know your great company is capable of rectifying this situation. Had I known of these problems beforehand, I wouldn't have bought it.

    10 of 11 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

    It seams to loose a connection a lot!

    • Written by from Basalt

    It seams that it is very easy for the mouse to loose its connection. This drives me crazy. I have to wait several seconds to recover and reconnect! Not that happy with it.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overly sensitive

    • Written by from Smyrna

    I wanted to love this device so much but in the end I replaced it with the trackpad. My main complaints are over the sensitivity. For instance when using maps it would zoom in way too much are out too far when barely moving my fingers, or simply trying to drag and drop. Often times I would be moving the mouse over the map and it would zoom.

    Another example is I could not be using the mouse and when I go to rest my hand from using the keyboard I would accidentally touch the side, moving the cursor to another window and it would change focus.

    As great as an idea as this was the execution just did not pan out. I recommend getting the trackpad instead.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery killer, poor quality control

    • Written by from Érd

    The bundled Energizer batteries lasted 30 days. Other batteries may last as short as 9 days.
    The tracking speed is way too slow for comfortable use, even on the highest setting (OS's fault).
    I bought mine new and it was scratched on the bottom out of the box, and the right click has a noticeable play accompanied by an unpleasant clicking sound.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life

    • Written by from metairie

    The mouse itself is ok, but, the battery life on both the magic mouse and the wireless keyboard is AWFUL. On my PC, using an MS wireless KB & Mouse, I had to change batteries maybe once every 18 months. These two Apple products, however, require a battery change monthly, and it's NOT because I use this computer more than I used my old PC. So much for Apple being "green" with all the alkaline batteries they force you to go through. I have tried NiMH rechargeable batteries too, but, they don't seem to last even a month.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ADOBE PROBLEMS: Moves and clicks on its own in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I tried to use the Magic Mouse for 40 hours a week for 3 months and I found it too frustrating having it move several windows around very quickly on it's own without me even touching it. This would usually occur a 5-20 times a day. Finally I disabled all of the scrolling features in System Preferences, as well as the "gesturing" feature in the Adobe application preferences which makes it just like any other mouse.

    I have heard similar stories from a 5 other designer friends of mine as well as 3 Adobe software training specialist I asked at a CS5 launch event.

    I wouldn't have written a review if Apple or Adobe was at all willing to admit that this is a problem. I'd love to return it for a track pad, but I'm not sure how it would perform in the same software environments.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's My Functionality?

    • Written by from Franklin

    Unless I'm missing something obvious (which is entirely possible) the new Magic Mouse set-up doesn't allow me to clear my screen. With my Mighty Mouse I could easily configure a set-up where squeezing the two side buttons simultaneously would clear all open windows from my screen... thus allowing me to see my desktop. Is it possible that Magic Mouse won't allow that? I'll be deeply disappointed if that's true. It's one of the best features of the Mighty Mouse.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses Connection!!!

    • Written by

    Have had the Magic Mouse for 8 months, it worked great until recently. The curser freezes on the monitor and "Connection Lost" appears. Changed batteries, over and over, switched on & off, stood on my head, nothing worked. Then suddenly, connection resumes intermittently without any visible reason. This became very frequent and frustrating. However, it worked beautifully for a while, love the sleek, wireless design and swiping and scrolling action. But the darn thing needs to work!! I read several reviews of others with this problem. Apple, please work out the bugs on this cool device!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SLOW

    • Written by from Huntington

    This mouse is pretty cool, but it is very SLOW. I moved the tracking to the fastest setting and I still have to move my entire arm a lot to get the mouse to go from one side of the screen to the other (21.5" imac). Is there any way to speed this thing up a little?

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Scrolls on it's own

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I bought the magic mouse when i had my white iMac and loved it, until it started scrolling by itself. I would move my mouse up and none of my fingers are on the top of the mouse and the page i'm on scrolls by itself. After I bought my new 27inch iMac, the Magic Mouse came with it and it does the same thing. I tried adjusting the settings for the mouse, but it doesn't help. Hopefully Apple gets more complaints about this issue and fixes it.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Bad and Ugly?

    • Written by from Redwood City

    Pros: Scrolling, cool looking
    Cons: Tracking slow even when adjusted to fast, sharp edges, low non ergonomic profile, heavy, does not drag well

    38 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hot Design, Not So Hot Grip

    • Written by from New York

    pros
    - hot design
    - awesome multi-touch concept

    cons
    - it sits TOO LOW, and does not conform to a natural ergonomic grip. my wrist is hurting after 2 days! (switching back to ergonomic mouse)
    - while the multi-touch is awesome, the fact that i have to lift my fingers backwards to perform the tasks (instead of pressing downwards on an ergo mouse), in combination with the non ergonomic grip -- really aggravated my wrist and fingers in the long run.
    - the "Fast" Tracking setting was just a bit short for my 27" imac screen, so a lot of time, i find myself moving the "heavy" mouse more than comfortable wrist position just to go from one end of the screen to another. the problem is exponential b/c the mouse is SO low profile, that gripping it in entire comfort is impossible. thed tips of my pinky and thumbs are barely holding onto the mouse.

    Note to apple...in your video, the demonstrator is holding onto the mouse with the thumb, (sometimes middle finger), fourth, and pinky. umm, i have a normal hand, and those are VERY uncomfortable positions. i find that its easier to use the multi-touch with my index, middle and fourth finger on the surface. otherwise, i cannot send the correct multi-touch signals to mouse (i have to end up holding it almost 45 degrees the way you have it in the mini videos).

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Right-clicky is tricky & my handy is crampy

    • Written by from Allen

    Scrolling is amazing, but I couldn't live with the difficulty of right-clicking. Even if I have the proper one finger on the right side of the mouse, it takes too much pressure to click, and it just feels awkward. Tracking was slow even when set on the highest setting, and as a result I was constantly going off the mousepad with it trying to get from one side of my 30" screen to the other. Ergonomics are not the best – I haven't had my hand cramp up this badly since The Great Kensington Trackball Incident of 1998. I like my Razer Death Adder and Razer Pro Click Mobile mice much better.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy clicker

    • Written by from Remington

    While the scrolling feature is really cool, the basic functionality of the mouse (clicking things) stinks. I have it configured as a two button mouse, but countless times during the day a click that is clearly on the left side registers as a right click. And sometimes a click doesn't register at all. Very frustrating!

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A spastic mouse that eats energy

    • Written by from Moscow

    I did not like this mouse. Yes, it is sleek, but I tried changing many parameters and never did find settings that yielded a stable unit. It was particularly bad when trying to work with a powerpoint document. A slight twitch and I would go from slide 25 to slide 2. It was very frustrating. If I sneezed, my screen would zoom out and get stuck in the spooky margins outside my view. I turned off the battery every night and still it sucked power. I don't like the battery system.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for regular heavy usage.

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I bought this mouse about a year ago. I stopped using it about 4-months ago. I work from home and my work requires heavy mouse usage (CAD). This thing died on me so many times. I had to change the batteries so many times. It eats them in a snap!

    I went through a very large package of batteries in these months and I stopped feel comfortable changing the batteries so often. Both for the environment and the wallet.

    And also, if you enable "two-button" on the "magical" surface, and have a larger or heavy hand, then stay tuned to get accustomed to martial arts like focus on the mouse to get the job done.

    Then I decided to go with a $10 microsoft mouse. I couldn't be happier with the $10 mouse at the beginning and I felt freedom in my hand to do whatever I want.

    Now, the $10 mouse developed the double-click instead of a single-click issue.

    I thought I should write this review to give you heads up. I am currently shopping for a new mouse or buy several of these $10 mices. Still lower cost than this apple mouse that eats the batteries in no time under heavy usage (many clicks, many movements, extended work hours).

    My wishes:
    1) A more intelligent surface motion processing/sensing that can automatically understand that the user comes from a Microsoft two-button world.
    2) An automatic wireless charger. The technology is developed, ready for licensing and it is out there and Apple can use it off the shelve.
    3) ergonomics, this is a mouse not a decor!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Handle Gestures Well

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    I love this mouse except for an important flaw that even the Apple Store admits is a problem: After a few seconds of inactivity, mouse gestures stop working, requiring you to move the mouse around to get it to "wake up" again.

    I love the two-finger swipe to move through my virtual desktops (Spaces) as well as the two-finger double tap to view all my spaces at once. Unfortunately, if I've been typing on the keyboard for more than about 10 seconds, those gestures fail to register when I switch back to the mouse. Instead, I have to repeatedly try the gesture, click on the page I'm on or move the mouse around the screen for it to finally recognize gestures again. I don't know why the mouse continues to register movement and clicking, but stops recognizing gestures but it's highly annoying and reduces productivity. My dad's identical mouse has the same issues so I know it's not specific to mine.

    So there you have it. One of the main reasons to buy this mouse becomes it's main liability.

    8 of 8 people found this useful