• 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

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Maggie Valley

    I've had this mouse for 2 years. I seldom use it but bought it to compliment the Bluetooth keyboard. It worked ok but I did get annoyed with the gestures. My problem with it is that it stopped working. It connects but will not move the cursor. I took it to the Apple Store and they wouldn't even look at it. Their solution? Buy a new one. They don't repair them only replace them. For $70 I expect it to last longer than 24 months of light use. I usually have good luck with Apple products but not this one. Basically you're just paying for the looks and the logo. Very disappointed. I'll be looking elsewhere for a replacement.

    11 of 13 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!!!!

    • Written by

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very short battery life = terrible mouse

    • Written by from calgary

    I have used a lot of mice and athough the magic mouse looks great, it chew through batteries every 2-3 week. I have gone five sets and two mice since I have starting using this mouse before xmas. I use it about 3-4hr/day. I was so frustrated I went to the apple store and they gave me a new one. But the power comsumption was the same. When I went back, they told to turn off the mouse when I'm not using it and buy rechargable battery - terrible workarounds that does not address the drainage issue.

    Mouse response is good, but the my logitech vx is equal response and the battery life much much better. I change out my logitech battery perhap every 8-12 months. I love apple products, but this mouse is a total failure from an enviromental and service prespective. I expected more .

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Magic Alright, Batteries Life Will Magically Disappear!!

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I got a new 27" iMac loaded up just over two weeks ago and my mouse died today. I think it's been 2 weeks and 1 day. WIth terrible battery life and a lack of navigation buttons I can not recommend this product to anyone. Scrolling quickly by flicking is great but try to scroll slow and smoothly. No matter how you adjust the settings it's just not as good as a scroll wheel. This mouse is not for a "real" computer user just the casual internet surfer. Try working in Photoshop, Dreamweaver or any other real application and the Magic Mouse's faults quickly become apparent. I've got all of the latest updates that were supposed to help battery life but it's still just terrible. Having said all of that I just moved from PC to Mac and if this is the worst problem I run into I'm still impressed overall with Apple. As for the Magic Mouse goes though do yourself a favor and buy a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard bundle and skip the Magic Mouse.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great!

    • Written by from irvine

    I really wanted to like this, but it just doesn't seem to work very well, I sometimes scroll all over the place just because my finger just touches the mouse a bit, not very productive for me. oh also, THERE'S NO WAY THAT THE BATTERIES WILL LAST YOU 4 MONTHS. My batteries went down to 71% just after 4 days of use. I'm going back to my mighty mouse, and this is going onto ebay, nice try apple, but this thing is flawed.

    21 of 33 people found this useful