• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    the biggest waste of money

    • Written by from 100 Mile House

    Useless and awkward shape for human hand. Very unsuitable location of functional elements. For so much money I would recommend to look elsewhere. I do not remember that I ever regretted so much my purchase.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have tried to like this mouse!

    • Written by from Warwick

    I have 3 of these and they all have the same "mind of it's own" issues. If you are a professional designer who still like to use a mouse this is not the mouse for you...it has too many glitches that cause me headaches in Photoshop and Illustrator.
    Sorry Apple you normally knock it out of the park but not with this product.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Apple quality expected

    • Written by from Akron

    The standard sleek Apple design is great. The accuracy is terribly disappointing. Sure, it eventually gets you where you need, but I'd rather use a cheap $10 USB mouse than this over-priced mouse. I have a Mac Book, iPad, wireless keyboard, am on my second iPhone and have had countless iPods. All of which I love. This mouse is very jumpy and very "slow to get there" when you're centering in on your desired "click" location. It moves speedy and accurately when generally moving, but as soon as you have to slow down a bit to get ready to click where you need, the mouse slows down A LOT and starts jumping. I am extremely disappointed in the quality that I got for the price that I paid. It's just not Apple quality.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Smart Mouse a disappointment

    • Written by from Bend

    The Apple Smart Mouse came with the iMac I purchased. Its low and sleek appearance is impressive. I also liked its fast scrolling speeds and the way you can switch screens with the swipe of two fingers. However, my subsequent use of the Smart Mouse dampened my enthusiasm.

    While the mouse looks good, its all-metal case feels cheap when you pick it up. When you move the mouse across a surface, it also feels noisy and cheap.

    The battery life is very short, lasting only a month or so. I’m accustomed to mouse batteries lasting over a year. I guess the solution here is to turn the mouse off when you’re not using it.

    Every time I tried replacing batteries, the thin metal battery cover would fly off and fall on the floor. Again this did not feel like a $70 mouse.

    I also found the mouse to be too sensitive, even though I used the toolbox to adjust the mouse settings. Often the screen would magnify without warning.

    The Bluetooth would also often cut out, disconnecting the mouse and making it useless.

    Finally, after months of frustration, I replaced the $70 Apple Smart Mouse with a $12 Logitech Wireless Mouse. The latter is more comfortable, more stable, and easier to use.

    I do not recommend the Apple Smart Mouse. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I give it only 2 stars.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Range is terrible

    • Written by from Broken Arrow

    I really wanted to like this mouse (like every mouse Apple has made) but here they just missed the mark. The concept is just Amazing but in use it doesn't work for me. The range is terrible. Unless the mouse is setting next to the computer it "freezes" and skips when you try to use it. also it is VERY small. I have large hands I had trouble gripping it and moving it. If you are a woman who uses the mouse right next the your computer or Macbook this may be a great mouse but for Men or people who have their keyboard and mouse under their desk on a tray or sliding drawer this mouse does NOT work.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!... if you ONLY want to browse the web!

    • Written by from South Freeport

    I'm a designer working almost exclusively with CS products. This mouse has ADD and keeping it task-oriented is awful when I'm working inside InDesign. I'm ready to throw it out the window or drop it in a bucket of hot water. I'm done!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product if your goal is to test the limits of your own patience.

    • Written by from McLean

    If your goal is to test the limits of your own patience, the Magic Mouse is a great product.

    I've come to believe this product is imbued with genuine magic, but none that sets the owner on course towards a life lived happily ever after. There are only dark supernatural forces at work here, of the kind one encounters in movies that eventually drive the recipient to madness and ruin. This shiny trinket that surely originates from the birth place of awful leviathan worked well for a while, although it had a ravenous hunger for batteries from the beginning. Soon a change for the worse over took it and my computing life. After a relatively short amount of time, influences from the hoary nether world made their malevolent intentions clear. With ever growing frequency and magnitude, they taunted me from beyond. The "mouse" which I will call this dark talisman for lack of knowing it's true demon moniker and fear of speaking it aloud if I did, eventually refused to stay connected with clear contempt for me and my computer. Every time I stopped using it for 30 seconds or more, the "lost connection" icon would appear. Once I would have sworn I saw the glimmer of fiery ember eyes and pointy toothed grin mocking me from my computer screen. Occasionally clicking or lifting and setting it down would result in a reconnection. As often as not, I had to toggle the physical switch on the underbelly of the beast to coax it into reconnecting; or I would have to go to system preference and start the pairing procedure from scratch as if it demanded the electronic connection ritual and digital incantation be spoken more and more, to reaffirm it's growing dark dominance. This "thing" seemed to demand more and more of my attention as time passed. Aside from the maddening connectivity issues, the "mouse" began to have latency problems as well, making the cursor travel with lethargy of the possessed across my screen. I purchased the Apple track pad, which I like for specific tasks. It has no connectivity or latency issues. I find it useful for many things, but prefer a mouse for typical activity done in graphic design applications. I like the ability to chose between the two. After suffering the Magic Mouse and the realization it was more trouble than it was worth, the greatest satisfaction from owning the product came when I let go of the $70 bucks I wasted, embraced the loss, and indulged in the cathartic joy that came from throwing the expensive piece of junk against the wall. Give this Magic Mouse a wide berth, and ignore it's siren song, lest ye be tempted to suffer your own similar tale of despair and wretched woe.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    During 8 months of use, battery life has decreased over time. Now, my Magic Mouse requires a battery change every week using alcalines, either Duracell or Everready.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eh

    • Written by from Oxford

    first off, this mouse is not ergonomically designed whatsoever. it's really uncomfortable to use for long periods of time, despite it's technological features. it works very well in mac osx, but when I try to use it in windows 7 via bootcamp, it works horribly. constantly freezes and I have to restart the mouse manually to get it to work again. not to mention I had to find the magic mouse drivers for windows themselves on a third-party website because the correct ones are not on apple.com.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so hot

    • Written by from Richmond

    I find this mouse a work of art...just not user friendly work of art. Scrolling is less than precise. Mouse optical system makes it pretty picky on the type of mouse pad surface. It is too easy to right click by mistake rather than left click when using constantly because the mouse is too thin and lacks distinctive contour for assuring proper hand placement. The two slide bars on the bottom of the mouse give the thing a rough feel in usage. I know it is needed for the mouse to work properly for some of its features but it does not make it a pleasure to use. I wish I had not bought the thing. Other less expensive mice are much more user friendly.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love/hate relationship

    • Written by from Waxhaw

    I love the wheelless scrolling. It brings the mouse experience closer to that of the new trackpads. But the scroll area of the mouse is large and very sensitive, and the mouse scrolls wildly out of control because of this. Turning off the "Momentum" setting remedies this to some degree, but also negates a potentially cool and helpful behavior, because when Momentum is on and you give the scroll area a hefty flick, it can scroll a long distance. When Momentum is off, it can take 4 or 5 repeated scroll motions to scroll the same distance. Also, the ergonomics hurt my hand, with a sort of carpal tunnel like sensation. I had thought this would go away after a few days, after I had retrained my muscles, but it has not. Also, you grip the mouse by its metal base, and I suspect I must have some skin sensitivity to the metal. No rash, but just skin irritation. Sorry to whine. I wanted to love this thing, Maybe in its next incarnation it will get my vote.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, but not as ergonomic, surfaces limited

    • Written by from Fairfield

    Although the mouse looks great but because of its low profile, it doesn't fill the hand well. Even I don't have large hands -- you'll be struggling to find the right way to hold it. Unfortunately, it's hard to brace from the sides instead because of its low height. Also, you'll find that the mouse struggles or moves much more slowly on matte surfaces like unpolished wood.

    I love the capacitive scrolling and that it works over much of the mouse, but because of the low profile problems above, you'll have to change hand positions back and forth to get a comfortable scroll position. You can try to lock your hand in a "sweet spot" to do both clicking and scrolling but I think you'll be hard pressed to find that spot. I've tried lying my hand flat, forward and back, holding the sides with my finger tips, and "spider fingering" the top of the mouse -- no luck. With the Mighty Mouse, all you have to do is move your finger.

    Although I don't like the Mighty Mouse's tiny scroll wheel and its unreliability, the entire mouse feels much better to use. I'm sticking with it until next design. Hopefully we'll get a design for human hands.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small for big hands

    • Written by from HAMDEN

    I love the scrolling design of this mouse and the fact that it has very few moving parts. Unfortunately it has a very low profile and is not suited for my large hands. I had to return the mouse as my hand was cramping after a few minutes of use. I'm now back to my Apple wireless Mighty mouse which I have always loved. Hoping that Apple will have a larger Magic mouse in the future.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse

    • Written by from Saint-Hubert

    For all of you people that are scared of wireless mouse. This mouse is really nice. But it stays a wireless mouse. Mouse works fine on a MacbookPro 15 inch. When hooked to a 24 inch screen, mouse continually stutters. It makes a nice "on the go mouse". No way I'll get rid of my trusty wired mighty mouse.

    Please apple, consider a wired version of this fantastic mouse!

    22 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good for gaming

    • Written by from Denver

    The loss of the wheel-click and side squeeze removes useful buttons not just from games, but also regular use. For example, the wheel-click on a Mighty Mouse opens the dashboard. Say goodbye to that with the Magic Mouse. It's "Magic" because once very useful features "magically" disappear.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    3D BUTTON???

    • Written by from San Juan

    I love the mouse. It is absolutely amazing and beautiful BUT it lacks the third button for rotating in CAD, Sketch up and other 3d softwares, making it professionally useless. They need to fix this ASAP, else I have to keep using my other mouse

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse.. but again TOO SMALL!

    • Written by from Valley Village

    I really wish Apple would realize there are people with larger hands. This mouse (much like the smaller redesigned keyboard) is just too small for me to use comfortably. I like the touch surface and functionality but for people with larger hands it's going to be difficult to use.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many compatibility issues

    • Written by from Frisco

    1) The bluetooth antenna (which Magic Mouse uses) conflicts with the WiFi antenna. So if I try to use the Magic Mouse my WiFi signal drops within a few seconds. This is a known issue that has been discussed for over 2 years on Apple's forums. And it's not just the Magic Mouse, the Magic Trackpad has the same issue.

    2) The Magic Mouse doesn't work with MS Office 2011 very well. Especially in PowerPoint. The mouse moves erratically. Again, another issue that has been ongoing for at least 3 years.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable, but indestructible.

    • Written by from Dubuque

    THE GOOD:
    - Does a great job utilizing multi-touch mousing features in OS X
    - Sleek, beautiful, minimalist design

    THE BAD:
    - By far the heaviest mouse I've ever used. It's light until you put 2 AA's in it.
    - 2 AA's?? Holy alkaline, Batman!
    - Because of its minimalist design, it is the least ergonomic mouse I've ever used.
    - The weight combined with the material on the bottom makes it hard to move.
    - Overall, not at all a comfortable mouse to use.

    THE UNLIKELY:
    - Extreme durability. I found this mouse laying IN THE GRASS outside my church. It looked like it had been there for months, and one of the batteries was corroded. Not expecting much, I cleaned the contacts with some baking soda solution, and amazingly, IT WORKED! Classic Apple durability.

    SUMMARY:
    If you're thinking about buying this mouse, buy the Magic Trackpad instead. That's what I use at work, and it's a much better experience overall. But hey, for the price of free, I'll use this indestructible little guy at home. :)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing in some respects, but wrong for me.

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I've been using this mouse at work for several months now, so I've spent many hundreds of hours with it.

    First the good news: As an official cheapskate, I've been using cheap, corded mice for a long time. Using a mouse without a cord is wonderful. My mouse cord often got in the way, and eliminating that problem has been great. The batteries on the Magic Mouse last a long time (replacing perhaps every 2 months, under heavy daily use). Bluetooth connectivity has been consistent. The unit is well built, stylish, and feels solid. [I'm quite puzzled by the complaints on bluetooth intermittency & battery life. Maybe some folks have a lot of RF interference in their environment that is making the Magic Mouse struggle to stay connected??]

    For me, however, this is the wrong mouse. The zoomy features that many people like and that sounded so attractive when I bought it are exactly what I have come to dislike about the Magic Mouse.

    I use many different apps, and each one responds differently to the Magic Mouse's scrolling & gestures. The differences in user interface between these various apps are amplified by the high sensitivity and versatility of the Magic Mouse. I find it difficult to control, despite having spent a lot of time trying to optimize settings. Moreover, while using the mouse, I sometimes unintentioally brush my fingers against the tracking surface, which causes wild zooming and/or scrolling. This is a mild annoyance when, say, editing source code. It is problematic when I'm paying for an item on a website and accidentally back up after completing the sale. It is particularly frustrating with image processing, 3D modeling, and mapping apps, where I may spend several minutes getting just the right view of an object and then mess it all up with one accidental gesture. I eventually disabled all of the optional gestures. I didn't miss them at all, sorry to say. I also disabled the momentum scroll, and turned the scrolling speed way down. These 'desensitization' efforts helped, but still I find this mouse frustratingly uncontrollable. I've never had such difficulties with a mouse before.

    So, after months of patiently trying to adapt my habits to this mouse, and trying to adjust the mouse's behavior to suit me, I give up. It's time to shop for something different.

    6 of 6 people found this useful