• 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

    Good and Bad.

    • Written by from Redding

    The concept of the Magic Mouse is great. Love the way it works like both a mouse and a touch pad. Love the ability to scroll gracefully horizontally and vertically with the top of the mouse (this part is elite). However, the tracking not super accurate or as smooth as you'd expect from Apple, but even this is Ok for most of my uses. Low to mid-level gamers should go clearly go somewhere else.

    The thing that is most bothersome to me is the ability to 'right-click'. Even after months of practice I'm only able to get a successful 'right-click maybe 50-60% of the time. This wastes a lot of time.

    With my experience with Apple's normal standards in mind (very high), this mouse is well below average. I ended up using another mouse for a year and only keep this one as a backup. It is basically a great concept that hasn't fully arrived (IMO). I would totally get and use one if they fix these 2 issues (tracking and right click).

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the design, yet I won't use it anymore

    • Written by from Punta Umbría

    Bought it a year ago, and I am giving up. The mouse keeps disconnecting. I have tried all. Even bought the Apple rechargable batteries, which by the way, one pair of them is already gone after using them just one time. Very disappointed with this product.

    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

    - 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.

    - 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.

    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


    • 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