• 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

    It's definitely magical!

    • Written by from New York

    Oh so magical…

    While using Google Maps, it magically zooms in and out all the time. Even when you don't want it to! (Especially when you don't want it too!)

    Pages and windows are magically swiped away when you least expect it.

    I wish my magic mouse could magically take me back in time to when I bought my MacPro and make me decide not get it. It's way too sensitive to touch and does stuff you don't want it to all the time. Unless you are really, really careful, Google Maps is unusable with this mouse.

    Other than that, it's great.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrist pain

    • Written by from Geneva

    I've never had hand/wrist problems with computer use in my life until I started using this mouse. I've been using it at work for a couple of months now, I kept thinking I just needed to get used to it, but time is up. It's just evil.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    I titled this"Garbage," because that is where my my "magic mouse" is. And not the first one, the second one. These things are cheap, and they are garbage. I wish I could have my $140 back. Apple should be ashamed for putting this product out. And I am NOT tough on equipment, these are just poorly made. Save your money and use the touchpad. It is a good indicator of quality that Apple won't let me use the word C.R.A.P. in this review. What are they worried about?

    8 of 9 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HATE THIS MOUSE!

    • Written by from PRAIRIE VILLAGE

    I have renamed this mouse the "Phantom Mouse" because it will take me places where my hand did not move it! I am a graphic designer and my job is stressful enough as it is. I don't need this additional frustration.

    So thank you, magic mouse. Thank you for making me so utterly and painfully frustrated. What happened to keeping things simple? These "techy" devices are making the simplest tasks more challenging and complicated!

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't even bother buying!

    • Written by from Demotte

    I should of listened to the majority of reviews on here and steered away from purchasing this mouse, but I didn't. The next day I took it back to Best Buy. Talk about uncomfortable, way to slim, it really hurts the wrist to use. The material they used for the thing to slide is absolutely awful! ! It doesn't want to move and if you put it on a table, it WILL scratch it! Forget about a mouse pad, doesn't work well at all.The concept is great, but that's about all that's great about this mouse. If you buy as I did, Good Luck! Allocate alittle money for the gas your going to use to take it back. I love Apple, but they really failed big on this one.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    c r a p

    • Written by from Bogota

    the sensitivity one these mice are utter c r a p.
    wired mice are the way to go being more direct and fluid like.
    the only thing that i think is goos about it the scroll anywhere on the mouse. but other than that, go with a logitech. 26$ for a mouse that you doing have to be disappointed with. or be hip and write a less-than-3-star review

    17 of 27 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

    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

    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

    frustrating, don't buy!

    • Written by from Brampton

    I really dislike this mouse. It has very finicky touch detection. There are two major things that I've noticed: It constantly does not detect when I want to right click. More frustratingly, the touch interface which allows you to scroll constantly thinks I am trying to go to the previous page (when using the web), which has resulted in me loosing text I have entered in web pages.

    I do not recommend.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, if it weren't an ergonomic disaster.

    • Written by from Chicago

    Perhaps one day apple will make a mouse with any regard for user comfort, but it hasn't happened yet. Multitouch is nice, but I found this mouse to be totally unusable for serious work. My hands cramp up after about 10 minutes, and I don't have particularly large hands. I ditched this mouse and bought a logitech performance mouse, which is great. If you need multitouch gestures, the magic trackpad is a vastly better option.

    11 of 15 people found this useful