• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A crazy product

    • Written by

    It drives me nuts. The whole page would disappear when I accidentally touched the mouse without knowing it. You don't a jet to take you to the next block. Nobody in our studio likes it. We all switched back to the $10 mouse with a scrolling wheel now.

    17 of 24 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

    Do NOT buy if:

    • Written by from Beirut

    1. You have SWEATY palms (hours of work will make ur hands slightly sweaty that u will hate to use the scroll feature!)

    2. Very sensitive, like ur skating bare foot on ice! (moves u to another page with the slightest accidental touch)

    3. Its bottom skates ONLY move on smooth SOLID surfaces. (i sometimes use my mouse on the couch..or anywhere i am sitting)

    4. Heavy!

    5. Painful for MS Office users.

    33 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Camberwell South

    Looks good, feels good, works poorly. This mouse has not worked well for me at all. It's jerky and the cursor jumps all over the place. I'm a designer and makes using apps very difficult when doing really precise work with points/pixels. Actions like scrolling are intermittent. I think it has poor bluetooth connectivity. Also I often accidentally open widgets and can't swipe them away.
    I'm using it with Lion on a 15" mid-2009 MacBook Pro. Never had issues like this on my previous gen macBook Pro with wireless Mighty Mouse.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of art/crap... Beautiful/unusable design... with poor battery life.

    • Written by from Columbus

    It simply beautiful thing to behold... Unfortunately its hard to hold.

    Not only do you need to have a triple jointed circus freak hand to use the multi touch feature. But the thing is so slim that even the tiniest circus freak hands get sore. No scroll ball? Really? When I click, it sometimes thinks I'm scrolling instead. And you can forget about having the option to set it up for a middle click! There is only one 'gesture' I can think of for that feature bright idea!

    It's obvious this was simply designed for aesthetics. And once your battery runs out, it will go back to doing just that. Being a lifeless sculpture. (I've only had my new 27" iMac since Christmas, two weeks ago, and its already at 60% battery life. 20% per week means it will be depleted in 5 weeks!) My logitech mouse is uglier than sin, but you know what? I have had the same batteries for a year and a half and I rarely remember to turn the thing off! And Apple prides itself on being green? Battery acid is good for the environment?

    Maybe it's good for people that browse the internetz or check emails with their computer. But I'm a designer/developer and I don't find the thing that magical.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uncomfortable

    • Written by from Covina

    This thing is way overhyped. It is too small for my hand. Sometimes the swiping stops working. I went back to my larger more comfortable logitech wireless mouse. Also, the speed of the magic mouse is way too slow. I put it on high speed and it moves at half the speed I need. I have to pick up the magic mouse at least once and move it back across my mouse pad to go across the screen. The only plus is scrolling up and down works nicely. Other than that, I put it away for good.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Enhancement needed

    • Written by from Sterling

    Just got this mouse with the new iMac. I was very excited to use it, but immediately found that it is a step back--limited new gesture functionality, and the loss of the 3rd and forth mouse button will keep this guy shelved and collecting dust.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Dying

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    I have to re-synch this mouse to my computer every few hours. Today, after less than a year, it will not stay in synch for more than a minute. This is the second one I've bought in 18 months. NOT IMPRESSED.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First bad Apple product I've owned.

    • Written by from Encino

    I sought out this review section and I never write reviews. But I simply can NOT let this go. I've used this Beelzebub-designed product for over a year now and it has never stopped being anything but ATROCIOUS.

    Let's just not waste your time and run through the complaints.

    -Enjoy replacing the batteries at an insanely ridiculous rate, like faster than Data's Bullet Blinders from the Goonies.
    -Enjoy constant "magical" shortcuts that you are not anticipating or want. Like sending an email you weren't done with.
    -Enjoy the dock constantly moving to your second monitor at the drop of a hat.
    -Enjoy trying to view videos and whoops your hand grazed your mouse now everything went to Diablo and your quicktime can't tell if you're saying fast forward or reverse.
    -Enjoy "magically" swiping screens you were just on out of the blue which is really fun during live broadcasts.

    This thing is an overly-sensitive battery-sucking piece of garbage and you might as well need to know sign language to master everything. If you have big hands like me you're basically sentenced to an eternity of unintentional shortcuts. I work for a company that gives me no choice but to deal with this demon spawn and I absolutely gnash my teeth every day.

    Save yourselves. It's too late for me.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most annoying mouse on the planet.

    • Written by from pinole

    I'm sorry I usually love apple products but this mouse came with my new iMac and I have to say for a graphic designer & video editor this is the worst purchase you could make. I have been forcing myself to try and adjust for the last month to using it and I just can't! There's one too many multitouch gestures/functions on the mouse and with the slightest touch they randomly become active. I have the worst time with drop down menus it randomly throws my web browser into "zoom" mode. And it took me forever to find out how to activate right click which to me should be a standard setting already applied to any mouse. The design of the mouse itself looks lovely. But feels terrible and bulky in your hand. The edges are not smooth. To be honest it feels like your holding a piece of raw edged plexiglass and even for a girl I have long fingers and the mouse doesn't fit into my hand the way i'd like it to. if this didnt come with my iMac I would be bringing it right back to ya'll I can't image someone purchasing this on it's own and being happy with it.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A complete waste of money!

    • Written by from Decatur

    I had this mouse for a couple of days, and it started to hurt my hand. On top of that, it is so unbelievably unreliable and will disconnect randomly. It's just a gimmick, in my opinion.

    13 of 17 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst mouse I have ever used!!!!

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    I have never seen such a terrible mouse. I need to edit pictures and it's terrible! if there's a detail to edit, the mouse jumps or simply doesn't follow. I hate it!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks aren't everything

    • Written by from Chicago

    While the Magic Mouse is really cool and sleek looking it's a horrible product. I don't know if the Magic Mouse software has changed in the past 2 years but I bought one 1-2 years ago and have been miserable using it ever since. I went back to my regular (not so sleek) wireless apple mouse.

    The Magic Mouse is so jittery and the slightest finger brush across it (lifting your finger off the mouse) sends your document scrolling mindlessly to the left or right; loosing your place.

    I've tried everything to configure this thing so that it works well from the preference settings to third party settings and nothing works. Don't wast your money or you'll get frustrated. Apple, you need to work on the touch sensitive software and do further testing before releasing a product like this. I wish I could get my $69 back. :(

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product

    • Written by from Issaquah

    poor battery life.
    poor performance.
    poor feel.
    poor buttons.

    It was really more of a nuisance than an effective mouse.

    26 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic hurts my wrists after 10 minutes of use

    • Written by from La Grange Park

    This mouse is not ergonomic at all. It is too flat. Apple is trying to make everything sleek and flat looking right now, like the new Mac Books, iPad and that is fine but it just doesn't work for a mouse. Companies have been spending 20 years on research trying to make mice ergonomic so that your wrist doesn't hurt after using it for too long and Apple just throws that all out and does what it wants well it doesn't work this time Apple! My wrist hurts after 10 minutes of using this backwards piece of junk.

    23 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Idea, cool. Ergonomics, fail.

    • Written by from Pittsfield

    I just got Apple's Magic Mouse on Thursday night. I'm a woman with smallish hands, and the first thing I noticed was the awkward feel of the edges of the mouse under my palm. They're not rounded well, and they're not user-friendly to try and get a grip on. The first thing a mouse has to have is good ergonomics, well, after basic click and move functionality. The design on this is very pretty, but it's too low and long to fit my hand comfortably. The scrolling ability that is built into the surface is revolutionary for a mouse, but painful to try to execute on a small curved surface. After just a half hour of use, I felt my wrist aching and numbness in my fingers. It's a gorgeous piece of plastic, but ergonomics sometimes aren't pretty. Back to Apple it goes, 10% restocking fee and all. Sorry, Steve! (I ended up with a Logitech mouse from Best Buy who had a ton of cordless mice to try out in their display aisle. And it was about thirty bucks cheaper.)

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed interface design

    • Written by from APO

    The Magic Mouse seemed like such a nice idea. In practice, while it works well enough, the interface is difficult to use and ergonomically painful.

    For those with even medium hands, the mouse is small. This makes it awkward to hold, and multi-touch support is erratic. The functional button push areas aren't well delineated! Multi-touch responses are invoked by random contact while trying to move the cursor.

    While the uncleanable mini-ball of the previous mouse was a nightmare, it had buttons that reliably generated specific commands. The magic mouse has more options (magicprefs), it's a dice roll which command will be invoked by a given action.

    If you never use the middle button and are a strict adherent of the ever-changing way of Jobs, you might like this. But it's really NOT a meaningful improvement; the touch sensitivity is too unreliable in feedback to give real control.

    This mouse is a DISASTER using Google Earth/Maps. Any attempt to push buttons results in a scroll command zooming your map in unexpected ways.

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile!

    • Written by from Jakarta

    I previously owned a Mighty Mouse and the left-click button failed on me after being used for 3 months. Yes, I probably used it quite rigorously so I accepted this is my mistake (can't blame me for trying to kill those zombies with lots of bullets!).
    After considering carefully, I finally purchased Magic Mouse in June. However, after using it for 3 weeks with "proper" manner, the right-click button is now failing on me. I cannot click the top right corner of the mouse (no clicking sound).
    Don't get me wrong, I love Apple products (in fact, my house filled with them) and this Mouse is designed beautifully. But I have to warn you all that if you are going to use this mouse, you better be prepared to use it delicately.

    18 of 27 people found this useful