• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could say different...

    • Written by from Denham Springs

    I wish i could be one of the ones giving high remarks and review... but sadly not. I am on my second one within my first year of being an Apple customer. Bought it with my 1st macbook Pro. Both of my magic mice I have owned had the same exact problem... constant loosing connection... over and over and over. When you make your living with this thing in your hand... it is so disappointing. I have read these reviews as far back as 2011 and it seems nothing has changed. I have also had all the issues of the sensitivity and it swiping you to another screen without you touching it and closing or exiting an application before you ever touch it. You either hate it... or you love it. I am very close to the "hate it" point. I have to say, I took the first one back to the apple store and they replaced it immediately. I am sure they probably would this one... but who wants to keep going through the same thing!? And then there is those that will tell you to not pay attention to the "negative" reviews... That's a crock of bull. These "negative" reviews are real and they are the truth... as much truth as all the positive ones. If people were going to lie in a review... do you seriously think they would do it on a mouse??? I went into the mall store today and was talking to an apple rep about my issue... his suggestion... buy a Mobee(sp?) super charger so you wouldn't have to worry about batteries. Really? spend another $40??? So I would have to spend over $100 (I spent $69 on the mouse!) just to get a mouse that works??? I cant believe that was his suggestion! I have to say as many others have... this is the only product from Apple that has ever disappointed me. Look... we all love all our other Apple products.. none of us would leave apple and go back to PC over a mouse issue... so why not make a good one!? I don't want another exchange Apple! I want a wireless mouse that works... Please.... pretty please.... pretty please with sugar on top! Can you do that? Will you do that? Can you imagine the change in all these reviews if you did!!?? I ... for one... would certainly come back and do just as i have done here... tell the truth!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad ergonomics

    • Written by from Delhi

    Get this mouse if you want to have something pretty sitting on your desk.

    I started having pains in my wrists after using this for a week , definitely not recommended for heavy or power users . It uses 2 AA batteries , the battery life is not appalling , but leaves a lot to be desired. Overall i'd say there are better mice in the market for the same or even lesser price group.

    [ Imac 21in ]

    7 of 8 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

  • 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

    • Written by

    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

    Terrible

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I love Apple products, usually. The Magic Mouse is awful. It eats batteries like crazy. Batteries aren't cheap and it's ridiculous how many are used.

    Apple needs to come up with a solution and let's make it in America, not China.

    12 of 18 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