• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse A CONSTANT BATTLE

    • Written by from Palm Desert

    I have always enjoyed my apple products, but the Apple Magic Mouse is by far the biggest let down. No actually it's complete frustration. As a professional web and graphic designer, the fact that the mouse jumps and scrolls as if there were a ghost in the machine makes this by far the worst mouse I have ever owned. APPLE please fix this mouse. I would not recommend this mouse to anyone!

    88 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh how much do I hate this mouse, let me count the ways.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I would give it a zero rating if I could. Every single time I have to change the batteries on this mouse it then has pairing problems with the computer. Apple support has suggestions for fixing this, but THEY REQUIRE A MOUSE. They actually advise you to have a wired or usb mouse in order to install your wireless mouse (and the batteries go out pretty frequently). Wait until they improve the technology, it is so not worth the stress and aggravation.

    54 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uncontrollably twitchy

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This is a terrible mouse. It is almost impossible to control. The surface is so sensitive that the cursor is constantly twitching whenever you move your finger near the surface. And then if you turn the sensitivity down, it doesn't move when you want it to. I am a video editor. I struggled with this mouse on and off for two years. I finally have given up. It looks pretty, but it works horribly.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too slow and gangling!!!

    • Written by from Myrtle Beach

    Multi-Touch trackpad Is mutch better tha Magic Mouse.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Very Unreliable Product

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The Magic Mouse is great when it deigns to connect with the computer but most of the time it doesn't, even with batteries that it (eventually) rates at 100% when a connection has been established. If you buy one you will be frustrated by the fact that it continually disconnects or fails to establish a connection. There is no advice that I have read that resolves the problem. It has now become a very expensive artwork on my desk because it fulfils no other function. Save your money until Apple can make it work reliably.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Killer

    • Written by from Placentia

    This thing burns through batteries like a sailor on shore leave guzzles beer. Much faster than competing products. Just say no.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish!

    • Written by from paris

    It worked for a few months only. Replacing the batteries does not bring it back to life. Have read numerous similar problems on the forum when I was trying to search for some help with how to fix it. What a waste of money.

    18 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, terrible, terrible for spreadsheets

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I want to love this mouse. It does so many things so well, but it is absolutely, positively terrible for spreadsheets. I have my scrolling speed set as slow as possible and have turned off inertia, but even the smallest motions still cause the spreadsheet to jump 20 or more columns and/or rows. It often takes a couple minutes to figure where I was in the spreadsheet, which is huge hit to productivity.

    If you spend any time doing spreadsheets, you will not be able to retain your sanity when using this mouse.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost connections

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I keep losing connectivity with the magic mouse. It seems to be a battery problem in that changing the batteries always restores the connection. However, this seems to be happening more frequently--every month now (I've had the computer and the mouse for a year). I've decided to give up and buy a conventional mouse.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice looking sitting on my desk, hardly usable.

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I am unsure why there is more positive reviews than negative regarding this mouse.

    The mouse itself is a really great design cosmetically, however the Multi Touch is hardly usable as your fingers stick to the smooth surface. I guess you could spread a light coating vegetable oil on it to allow your fingers to glide across. So unless you are just stuck on having it in your Apple collection I would not waste your money on it.

    16 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why did I have to miss the return window on this?

    • Written by from Bethesda

    Horrible mouse, and an expensive one at that. Whenever I use this mouse I feel like I'm dragging a heavy rock through my desk. Precision and tracking are really bad, I adjusted to the maximum speed and I still feel like I'm going on slow motion. My hand feels uncomfortable just after a few minutes of use, and even the additional gestures are much slower compared with the track pad. So really no redeeming qualities. I'm a developer and I live by my mouse and keyboard, so I've tried numerous keyboards and mouses for my other Windows computer looking for the most comfortable, quiet and faster ones, this mouse doesn't even rank. I'm so upset that I missed the chance to return it just because I bought it and didn't properly try it until a month later. So do yourself a favor and NOT buy it.

    16 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Ergonomics

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Hand gets strained after using the mouse, really bad ergo. Otherwise the function on it work ok but loses connection every now and then.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes Through Batteries Like Whoa!

    • Written by from Newark

    I like how this mouse works, but we've had it for about a year now and we have to change batteries EVERYDAY! We've bought industrial batteries and rechargeable, and we turn off the mouse when the computer is not in use. What is the point of having a better product if it's so NOT environmentally friendly? I'd buy the mouse that plugs in, but it got terrible reviews for it's roller ball not working. What am I supposed to do, memorize all the possible key strokes so I can be mouse free?

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No.

    • Written by from Stratford

    Bought a new iMac (with Magic Mouse) in December. The mouse worked great for the first week or so, but then it started losing connection periodically. By January it was happening so often (every few minutes) that I had to dig up an old USB-powered mouse to get any work done.

    31 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works, it is magic

    • Written by from Granada Hills

    When it works, it is magic, looks grate but it is good When it works, sometimes it's so slow, i phone apple for help... answer was bluetooth is just slow it self sometimes. $40 for help $69 for the Mouse... business is grate apple.now i got $25 Mouse works grate it is not magic but works grate

    24 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy a Magic Mouse!

    • Written by from Berkeley

    I have no idea why it is that Apple can be such a pioneer in technology, and yet they can't make a decent mouse. From the moment I bought it, it was jumpy and difficult to use, and the touch surface stopped working after about 2 months. Next time, I'm definitely going to get the wireless trackpad.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but don't use it at work

    • Written by from Hornsby

    Sadly, this mouse is triumph of form over function. Looks great, but is such a piece of junk, at least in an office environment where other Bluetooth devices may be operating nearby.

    I had to replace the batteries every 4-5 weeks, even when I switched it off before going home at night.

    Even on nearly new batteries, several times a day it would lose the Bluetooth connection to the iMac just a foot away. (The stock iMac keyboard is nearly as bad as the mouse in this respect.)

    If Apple made a wired version I would consider it, but wireless is a waste of money.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless intereference

    • Written by from EL CERRITO

    We have an airport extreme base station, and I found that when using this bluetooth wireless mouse, the WIFI kept losing the signal. Like every couple of minutes. Even though I had it set to automatically join known networks, it kept just dropping the signal, then I had to go select our home network and tell it to join manually, truly a pain. It turns out that even Apple's support site mentions the possibility of signal interference between these products. Duh.
    I went back to using a wired mouse, which solved the WIFI signal issue, but for some odd reason, Apple's wired mouse only comes with a 29 inch cord, which is barely long enough to go around the back and into the USB ports, which are on the left of the MacBook.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Pescara

    It's expensive and poor quality.
    This is not an Apple product ... it's just stylish, glamourous ... but low quality!
    Any cheap Logitech mouse is better than this mouse.
    It often loose the bluetooth connection, multi touch gesture is not ergonomic.
    Must cost 15USD ... no more.
    Shame of you

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Reliability

    • Written by from San Francisco

    When it works, it is magic. But mine rarely works. And this is the second one I've had. It just isn't reliable. It loses its connection constantly. And it will just turn itself off in the middle of an action.

    12 of 15 people found this useful