• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Vernon

    Have used apple products for many years-this has to be one of the worst they have come up with. Ended up turning off all the options, and buying lots of batteries!!!

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes out to Quickly

    • Written by from Somerville

    I dislike this product because it just stops working and never works again. I have had two mice now and now my second one has stopped working. I haven't spilled anything on it I keep it along with all of my other apple products on my desk and now I am going to have to buy ANOTHER mouse. So to anyone looking to buy this mouse I strongly recommend you do not.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow

    • Written by from VISTA

    Natively slow, even at its fastest setting. It needed a third party app to boost its speed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Energy Hog

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    This mouse goes through batteries way too fast. Two batteries only last two months. Also gives me wrist cramps. Wish I could get a simple USB optical mouse that doesn't take batteries to use.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Disappointed the Side Buttons are gone.

    • Written by from sacramento

    I just purchased this so called "magic mouse" not really doing any research as to what apple has taken away from the previous mighty mouse. I opened the box up synced it with my computer and realized they no longer have the side button functionality which i use religiously with my daily tasks. The "Application Switcher" option when hitting the two side buttons was one of the best features of the mouse along with the secondary click. I think apple has went to far with trying to be cool and destroying functionality. I love apple, but this is a product from them that i dislike.

    Pros: Sleek, no more scroll ball to stop working, secondary click
    Cons: A little too small for my hand, doesn't fit as nicely as the might mouse. No side buttons, and a lot heavier than the previous mighty mouse.

    cheers.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from West Rockport

    I had high expectations for this mouse based on how well the multi-touch trackpad on my MacBook Pro works; however, I have to say that the Magic Mouse is the worst mouse I have ever tried (with the exception of the old-school dirty-ball types).

    1. Tracking Acceleration: Can't be adjusted and third-party products didn't help. This was the biggest problem, making it very difficult to move across the screen quickly and click a button. The acceleration variance always seemed to cause me to over/undershoot the target.

    2. Tracking Speed: Even at the highest setting, it took about 2 1/2 strokes across the mousepad to move the cursor across the screen. (You'll need a third-party product to fix this issue.)

    3. Tracking Smoothness: In a head-to-head comparison with a Logitech V450, the Logitech tracked smoothy & accurately. The sleek new Magic Mouse skipped and jumped along; not by huge amounts, but enough to be annoying and contribute to the difficulty of use.

    4. The glossy surface of the mouse can be sticky, not allowing your fingers to slide easily like the Multi-Touch trackpad.

    5. It can be difficult to perform gestures across the curved surface of the mouse with two fingers, while trying to hold it still with the remainder. Even after getting the hang of this, the muscle strain can get to you.

    6. Apple only supports gestures with one or two fingers, not three & four like the Multi-Touch trackpad. (Again, you'll need third-party software to improve this.)

    7. Apple does not support tapping. (Once again, look to third-party software.)

    Overall, I felt like I was fighting with this mouse the whole time. I love the idea of gestures. I use them all the time; but performing them on top of a moveable platform just doesn't work that well. The real deal-breaker for me, however, was the extremely poor tracking.

    I'm now happily using my Logitech again, appreciating just how beautifully it handles.

    43 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries

    • Written by from GRANTS PASS

    When I purchased this product nowhere did it say that it would be eating batteries at a rate of about two per month. I would never have purchased the product had I been aware of that. I consider the use of unnecessary batteries unethical and harmful to the planet. For the product to be "cool" is no justification for it to be environmentally unsustainable. When I sought to return the product it took an unconscionable amount of time and argument. I have always been an Apple fan, but here they let me down.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very practical

    • Written by from Brampton

    At first when i bought it, i thought, wow, what an awesome mouse, its totally cool looking, and its features that other mice only dreams of.. Then when i brought it home and used it for a couple of hours with my new mac.....

    My hand started to hurt!! I thought nothing of it, maybe it was just me on the computer too long again.. Gave it a rest and came back the next day, started working again on the computer and that pain came back. I started to wonder if it was the mouse, then i looked at the posture and i noticed that i'm not resting my hand on the mouse, and its creating tremendous pain after a few hours.. After examining the mouse, i think the problem is that its too FLAT, yes the mouse is too flat, it needs more of a curve on its back. And its not like i have big hands.. I kind of feel sorry for people wiht big hands, good luck with it.. :) So i returned it.. and used my old Microsoft laser mouse.. And the pain and the lag went away.. Oh yes, there was also lag on that mouse with the cursor.. The mouse really looks cool... Too bad it wasn't user friendly.. :(

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    It sounds cool at first, but it is terrible in reality. Its the most uncomfortable thing I have ever touched, and if you play games like Call of Duty you can't aim and shoot... Its also has low sensitivity even when setting the sensitivity to its highest standards. TO APPLE: We know you want to make everything smaller, but there is no point in compromising on a mouse or keyboard. The keyboard is also too small, and it feels like im typing on air, theres nothing to rest my hands on. STOP making small keyboards and mice that are so uncomfortable..

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No more middle button to activate spaces

    • Written by from Negaunee

    I have the last generation of wireless bluetooth mouse and use the middle roller button to activate my spaces. It rocks and amazes any PC user! I thought I would be able to use the two-finger swipe action to do the same, but nope its not an option. I went back to using my old mouse because it is so much faster to multi-task quickly. I'm pretty disappointed in Apple on this one. Mac user since I was 4 and 20 years later, still one. C'mon Apple lets get a fix going for this.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking way too slow. So much potential but many improvements needed

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I was really excited to get the mouse. I ordered it online as soon as they announced it. When it arrived I was so disappointed. The tracking is so slow it is almost useless. I had to put it on the highest tracking speed and it still doesn't feel very comfortable. What's more, it feels like it has too much friction on any surface. I hate to do it but I'm going to have to switch back to my old mouse.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lose connectivity

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I have one at home and one for work. Both constantly lose connectivity. If you work a lot in PowerPoint for Mac, this mouse is very frustrating to work with, once touch and you fly 150 slides down the presentation. So for me, this mouse is really bad.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST Mouse EVER

    • Written by from cary

    First the only positive I see is that its very sleek looking, But looks are pointless if the product is unusable.
    The mouse is the most uncomfortable piece of tech Ive ever used. It is painful on my large hands and it so slow it make playing games or doing any kind of quick work impossible. I got it with my new iMac and I threw it in a box and got a logitech that is much quicker and more precise. I love apple but this mouse is a dud

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - Way Too Slow

    • Written by from New York

    Even at the most sensitive and highest power settings the Magic Mouse is far too slow to be used. I had to revert to my Logitech because the Magic Mouse's tracking speeds were so slow. No matter what adjustment I made, It never was a usable mouse. IF there was just an adjustment that could make the tracking speed reasonable but there isn't

    Mine Now sits in a box, ( nice box, the packaging is good ) I used it for about a week, and could not stand it anymore, Horrible Product.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Hope

    The mouse came with my 1 year old iMac 27",i love that computer to death,but when it comes to that so acclaimed magic mouse...What a piece of junk that thing is.I'm glad it came with the computer and i didn't have to spend 69$for it.The major problem is connectivity,it simply quits working even with brand new batteries in it.When you play games,it can be very frustrating having to switch the mouse on and off a few times to regain connection.I simply had enough of that hi tech thing and went on craiglist to find an old usb cable apple mouse that works like a charm.The magic mouse ended up magically flying across the room and colliding violently with the opposite wall and blowing into small tiny pieces...There goes apple engineering.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly disconnects **DO NOT BUY**

    • Written by from aberdeen

    Ive had this mouse since it came out and numerous times it has randomly disconnected from my iMAC. I am beyond frustrated with this product and I would NOT recommend this product to anyone. **DO NOT BUY**

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the most disappointing product apple has ever made

    • Written by from Shiloh

    Could be phenomenal, but... like so many here have said, the lag and stuttering makes me want to throw it against the wall. I don't have disconnects, but, everytime anything that happens in the background (drive access, wireless access, etc) occurs this thing just stutters and spits and doesn't move or moves randomly. They really need to address this. I wish I could get my money back. I loved my mouse with my wacom tablet, but those suffer from other dependabilty issues (switch bounce)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from NORFOLK

    It's not clear from scanning the reviews how long people have owned this mouse. In my experience, it loses connection more and more over time. I have to wait in frustration until it reconnects. It always has fresh batteries. The metal back has come off so many times that I just leave it off. However attractive, I have ditched this mouse for a good old fashion plug in.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy!

    • Written by from Astoria

    It is very heavy and causes you get serious carpal tunnel, it moves very very slow even on the fastest setting and you have to run your poor hand all over the table... Very disappointed, expected much better from Apple!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible for spreadsheets

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I really, really want to like this mouse. But it is utterly useless when using spreadsheets. It seemingly randomly jumps hundreds of cells, meaning that I spend more time going back to the desired cell than actually entering information. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I've put my "magic" mouse on the shelf and have mouse a logitech mouse. Not as pretty, but lets me do my work...

    11 of 15 people found this useful