• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better

    • Written by from Revere

    I like the features of this mouse - the touch controls are clever. But the highest speed setting is still not enough for a 27" iMac. Also, the tracking is not fluid. Perhaps it would be better on a perfect surface, but I don't have a perfect surface. Also, the optical sensor that reads the movement is located very near the front of the mouse. I just couldn't really adapt to this after using so many mice with the sensor near the center - it really effects how you must move your hand around.

    After about 10 days of use, I retrieved the cheapo Dell mouse from the PC that the iMac replaced. It works beautifully!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty bad

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    This mouse is terrible for gaming you cannot press both buttons at the same time which is essential for some games also the left button is kind of hard to find other than that it is nice not to have to switch between screens with the track pad

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from Windsor

    The touchpad is great, and having a wireless mouse on your desktop seems like a good enough idea - until your batteries start dying on you in the middle of doing something at least once a month.

    After a few years, mine started losing its connection all the time - even with full battery. I think what happens is the batteries jostle around inside and then it loses power for just a second. Then it loses connection and stops working, and I have to wait a few minutes for the computer to find it again. My mouse loses connection like 10 times a day now. It's all but useless. I'm going to have to go buy a wired mouse, because this is just stupid.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Escondido

    I have gone through two of the Magic Mouse's (aka Mice) in two and a half years. The first one broke. The second one keeps loosing connection. It seems to be overly sensitive to just moving across the mouse pad. A very little pressure on the battery compartment door turns the mouse on and off and this seems to be the cause it loses connectivity. Naturally one month after the warrantee expired so did my second mouse. Lucky I still have my old Apple wired mouse. Apple needs to replace this Magic Mouse with a mouse that reflects the quality of its other products. Except for this mouse, I have been extremely pleased with Apple products and their quality.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse - Not the expected quality

    • Written by from Zurich

    So now I have the 3rd Magic mouse breaking down again. You probably ask yourself why I bought three of them, well so do I. For each mouse, after a couple of months of use, you have it disconnect and connect on regular basis, making you loose time and patience. If you just put the mouse down on the mat, a bit too hard, or if it barely touches your coffee cup, it will disconnect. Just annoying quality - I think I ll go with a cheap mouse again

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse

    • Written by from Manchester

    It does everything a mouse has to do. It does it well for being wireless. The only downside which is a real killer for me is the scrolling. It ruins just about everything. It is often unresponsive or simply lags on movement. Without this defect it would be perfect.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Work

    • Written by from Fargo

    This is an incredibly innovative product that still needs a whole lot of work. I bought this mouse because I wanted to take full advantage of the finger motions in Lion. As far as the finger motions go this mouse is great. The tracking is smooth and accurate. It is however, the most unergonomic device I have ever used. It feels plain awkward. Unless you're absolutely crazy about finger motions (sadly this is the only mouse on the market that supports them) save your money, and buy a Logitec for half the price.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery hungry fella

    • Written by from ROUBAIX

    The mouse is great. It's not easy to manage with it but still.... Logitech stole the show :) As for energy. Well this is hungry fella man. It eats up the batteries.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible ergonomics negate all the good features

    • Written by from Wantagh

    I bought the Magic Mouse with my new MacBook Pro. While I love the features of the mouse, it is terribly designed in terms of ergonomics. The mouse is WAY too small and slim and it makes it difficult to hold. The flat design does not fit at all the way a mouse should in your hand and actually makes it painful to hold the mouse. It will be going back to the store tomorrow and ends my streak of never returning an Apple product.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for light use, but an ergonomic nightmare

    • Written by from Lubbock

    Pros: incredible scroll action, beautiful design, Bluetooth connection

    Cons: physically painful to use, Bluetooth occasionally loses connection

    After a week of using this mouse heavily for 7+ hours each day, I experienced significant pain/swelling in my wrist and twitching in my fingers. I am 25. It was a little scary.

    My hands are large, which meant I had to strain to hold the mouse’s narrow body. Because of the mouse’s low profile and sensitive touchpad, I couldn’t rest my hand on the mouse. I also found the weight of my hand caused accidental clicks because the click button is large and sensitive.

    The finger-swipe thing is a good idea, but it makes the mouse slide back and forth. I found it easier just to click to navigate.

    Ultimately it was a frustrating and painful tool to work with, despite its sleek appearance. I switched to an ugly Logitech mouse and no longer have to sleep in a wrist brace (one of the mouse’s hidden costs for me).

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good idea poorly executed

    • Written by from Calgary

    the laser does not work well on some surfaces and it does not fit well in the hand.
    The touch pad is a good concept and I like the philosophy of minimal moving parts but the wheel is still a much more useful feature.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun concept, but not so fun to work with

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I was super-excited to use this mouse at work, but unfortunately, once the cool factor of the (limited) touch interface wears off, you are left with:

    * Relatively slow drag response -- I had to adjust the tracking speed beyond normal limits using Terminal to be satisfied with tracking across the screen

    * Random scrolling -- periodically, when clicking frequently, the mouse will scroll in or out (super frustrating in games, for example, where scroll wheel changes weapons)

    * Repetitive stress injury -- I had never had a problem with repetitive stress before, but after 3 months of using this mouse at work, I get pain while using my laptop trackpad and had to switch to a trackball to get relief

    To add insult to (tangible, physical) injury, the thing burnt through the AA's it came with just sitting alone for a few weeks, and the next set a few weeks after that. The amount it is used does not seem to affect the longevity, just whether or not it is on. (But beware-- switch it off to save batteries, and it may not reconnect if the computer has gone to sleep...)

    I was, again, excited to try this mouse, but after months of use, I can only recommend it to extremely casual users. Power users/developers (or even just those who use the computer for ANYTHING all day), beware.

    Two stars because I think folks who use it two hours a week will enjoy it without damage.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible with Adobe Creative Suite

    • Written by from Toronto

    The mouse has amazing potential but it does not work with Adobe software very well. It constantly jumps to different pages and parts of the screen while you are working. I even installed Magic Prefs and set a custom defined scroll area (a very tiny area) to try to prevent it but it still happens way to frequently. The scrolling in general in Adobe is brutal, the scroll increments are completely off and you can only make large jumps around the page, instead of the subtle movement you can get on regular mac programs.

    I will be going back to the might mouse with scroll ball. Apple, please work with Adobe next time to work out these bugs.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but...

    • Written by from Limerick

    We are a hardcore Apple family, we have multiple computers, iPads and iPhones...I use this mouse at both home on my iMAC and work on my Macbook Pro. It definately eats batteries like no other mouse. Rechargeables help this be more of a green experience. There are some scrolling issues with them at times, almost like the mouse phantom takes control and it is not clear what is happening. Also one of my mice just died one day after about 6 months of use. This equals $10 a month for a mouse. Definately not a good thing. I will probably just replace the dead one with a more standard wireless mouse. Bottom line is these are pretty good and fun looking but just not quite worth the $70.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too "touchy"

    • Written by from Chicago

    Been trying to use this mouse for about a month now and have decided to switch to something else. Not having a defined area for scrolling has created so many unintentional scrolls and zooms while working within applications that it's costing me too much time. It's clear that this mouse was designed around Apple's suite of programs but falls flat when working in professional applications like Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop. It's even a pain with Apple Pro apps like Logic. I used the terminal to disable side scrolling but it's still not enough to suffer this mouse any longer. Reminds me of the hockey puck mouse days. Bad for Apple, good for 3rd party mouse developers.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but does not move well on the mousepad

    • Written by from GERMANTOWN

    I like the design but to move it right and left is not easy, i am not very happy with this mouse and I think its cost is very high... Now I am going to get a mousepad and try different mouse pads to see if it will move a bit faster on the pad.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is awful...awfully frustrating, anyway.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I wanted to love this mouse. Like everything Apple designs, it's gorgeous. The functionality is unlimited. But like everything Apple does, it's severely limited in its functionality under their control.

    I was patient with it, trying the default setting in System Preferences, then toying with those, realizing I couldn't set the settings I wanted, then downloading freeware with extended functionality, then paid software, all to get this incredibly frustrating thing to work the way I wanted it to. Simple things, such as swiping sideways with two fingers to the right to delete items, swiping sideways with two fingers to the right to simulate "Enter", things like that.

    I find it to be overly sensitive at times, unresponsive at other times, and completely unpredictable always. ALWAYS. And we all know that the bane of the computer geek is unpredictability. It's what we try to minimize and eliminate. Well, this thing will drive you crazy.

    Can't tell you how much I despise the Mighty Mouse. Every day I stubbornly try to get it to do what it's supposed to do, and each time is does the opposite of the intended effect. I look back on my Logitech with fondness and devotion. I give up.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life as a main problem

    • Written by from HELSINKI

    It's sleek as only an Apple product can be, but it comes with two major letdowns:

    1) The battery life is rather poor: 1-2 months with branded alkaline batteries

    2) The scroll-sensitive are is very large and you can't change it in settings. This means a lot of accidental scrolling that can be quite annoying

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but a little annoying. Short Battery life.

    • Written by

    Love the look and the scrolling is great. Nice to be able to scroll from any point on the mouse. Not limited to the scroll wheel. Page jumpes around in any of the Adobe applications since it wants to follow your finger if you move it slightly. That gets old.

    Battery life is really short. Just a few weeks. NOT VERY GREEN.

    Also FYI. I thought the top was glass like the iPhone but it isn't. I used a little solvent to get some tape residue that accidently got on there. It melted the top ;-(. Still works though, just has a different texture now.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    After two months of consistent use with a brand new macbook pro

    • Written by from Grosse Ile

    Pros: This mouse is a beautiful piece of visual art, for that as well as some of the functions they tried to make it do i give it two stars.

    Cons: Surface is not hard plastic so it dings and scratches very easily during travel. It is ABSOLUTELY NOT ergonomically designed and is quite awkward to use. The scroll functions are choppy and you have to touch it just right for it to register your gesture. The right click function only registers if you perform it perfectly, any lazy right clicking gives you a left click.

    Overall: I love the design of this mouse, i just wish they had done more user testing before sending it to market. Sorry apple, not with ya on this one.

    18 of 30 people found this useful