• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats batteries like crazy - useless!

    • Written by from HAMPTON COVE

    This mouse goes through about 1 set of batteries every week or so - today I just put in NEW batteries and within 10 minutes it said batteries are at 5% and has started dropping the connection. How is that possible. Absolute waste of money!!! Can I give a minus stars rating???

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great first 4 years, then just a crock

    • Written by from BERKELEY

    MM's been working fine on my laminated desk surface for the first four years and then started getting more and more choppy. I've tried, as someone has suggested, stuffind paper in the battery compartment for a snug fit: it makes no difference. I've even bought a 3m special pad for $8. The only thing that works is the glossy surface of the package the 3M pad came in. Otherwise, the 3M pad produces absolutely 0 tracking. Go figure!
    I have an old MS USB mouse, and it works just fine, except that it's ugly and takes one USB port.
    By the way, I've just replaced my four-year-old MBP with the most recent model. Made no difference for the magic mouse.
    There is a person (persons) with the same problem on the Apple Forum, and Apple has not provided any answers.

    2 of 3 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you like charging batteries daily, this is the mouse for you.

    • Written by from Portland

    Absolute junk. Can't hold a charge for more than a few hours compared to my Microsoft Mouse that holds a charge for weeks - maybe more than a month. The Apple Mouse, keyboard and trackpad are horrible products to be avoided. I am falling in love with my new PC more everyday that i have to put up with my over priced under performing Mac equipment. Don't waste your money on Apple. Take a look at the latest PCs. They are better in every way.

    0 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Burnaby

    THIS BARELY EVEN COUNTS AS A MOUSE. MORE "INGENIUS DESIGN" FROM APPLE.

    F/10

    WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drops connection all the time - poor product

    • Written by from Henlow

    My first Magic Mouse was useful for about 3 weeks then it started dropping connection. I got a replacement mouse today - it is doing the same thing, only stays connected for 5 - 10 seconds. Very frustrating!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big hand - no way to run.

    • Written by from Minsk

    My hand is not so small and thus this mouse (that flat as xxxx) is not for me at all.
    P.S. And drivers.. - turtle speed without extra "Magic Mouse" software initially?! Are you kidding us?

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries don't last

    • Written by from Newburgh

    I've had this mouse and computer for 4 months. Today I again needed to replace the battery. I've gone through 3 sets of batteries in 4 months. I don't use this for work as I'm retired. I give up. Back to corded mouse for me.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy the apple mouse

    • Written by from Vancouver

    My parents bought me an apple computer with a wireless mouse.
    The computer is outstanding.
    The mouse is useless. It goes threw batteries like crazy.
    It is also very badly designed it is very uncomfortable for my hand when I use it.

    5 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

    6 of 8 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.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse won't behave

    • Written by from Scotts Valley

    This mouse came with my new iMac that I bought 2 weeks ago. I'd tried wireless mice years ago and hated them because everything kept zipping around, so I went back to a wired mouse. Thinking I should get with the 21st Century and maybe technology has improved, I let my beloved wired mouse go with my old computer. Big mistake. I'm a writer/editor and I do lots of highlight-cut-paste. I'd try to highlight something and the mouse jerked to another part of the page. Or a different page. Or went whizzing up and down pages. I'd try to read an article on-line and the page kept jiggling up and down or it would open another page. I called AppleCare twice. First time the tech had me uncheck all the Mouse items in Systems Preferences and set the mouse to Slow. Still misbehaved.

    On the 2nd call the tech said my Magic Mouse seems to be a "scroll mouse" that's going to scroll no matter what I want to do. Since I want to use it like a wired mouse, why not get one? "Does Apple still sell wired mice?" I almost wept with relief. "Yes," he assured me, "In any Apple store."

    So bye-bye wireless mouse.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from charlotte

    This is just the worst wireless mouse ever. It disconnects just constantly and takes a while to reconnect. I do not recommend this mouse to anyone. Buy a different one

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product Apple Makes

    • Written by from Walnut Cove

    This mouse works nicely...when it works. The bluetooth connection drops constantly, I literally have to reconnect it 5 times or more with less than 10 minutes of use. I tried looking to online forums for help, with suggestions ranging from "adding foil between batteries" to "don't move it too much". This is simply a terrible design flaw. I bought a $12 USB mouse and have had no issues with it at all. I would never recommend this product.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely the worst APPLE product

    • Written by from Geneva

    It is a beautiful peace of industrial design but ultimately this is the worst mouse i ever used. I got it with my iMac and using MM is a frustration feast. For gaming it is useless due to the lack of simultaneous left/right mouse button detection but even worst, a single right mouse click detection is beyond awful. I was hoping that at least it will serve as goon MacBook mouse (i love the bluetooth idea and no usb dongle implementation). But even there this mouse fails miserably due to the same right click detection issues. Since i wanted BT mouse i eventually just threw away MM and settled with Razer Orochi. It's also far from perfect but there is not many BT mouse alternatives. This could have been a beautiful product if only APPLE worked as much on the functionality of MM as it worked on it's gorgeous looks.
    Do not buy.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor compared to Apple's trackpads and even most other mouses

    • Written by from Wheat Ridge

    The Magic Mouse is anything but. The trackpads on the MacBooks and sold separately are far superior to the Magic Mouse. Apple, please put the optical sensor in the middle of the mouse, not at the front. Every other mouse since the dawn of time has done so. Placing it at the front effectively makes it a pointer, not a mouse, where only the movement at the front of the device is registered. The makes it a radical departure from most every other mouse I've ever used. Having the entire top of the mouse "pinch" down pinches your finger's flesh making it very uncomfortable. Using the gestures on the mouse is hit and miss; much like using gestures on a Wintel laptop trackpad, very inconsistent. The mouse is too thin to be held correctly, and has sharp edges; a serious design flaw where form has defeated function. Yep, it's real pretty. Unfortunately it is an ergonomic disaster. I did not find the motion across a mouse pad to be smooth. In fact I like almost nothing about this mouse. My retina MacBookPro is awesome in almost every way. And still no right-click? This mouse is awful. Apple, when will you create a good mouse again?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from York

    To sensitive for the zooming feature. Cannot adjust or disconnect the zoom. (Yes I have tried everything). Happens on maps and other graphical screens. Going out and buying a new mouse.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Mouse

    • Written by from Kettering

    Dear oh dear, have been using PC's for a long time with many different off the shelf mice (plural) and price ranged from £12 to £50, the top end were not much better in performance than the cheaper ones in my view except for look and feel. I moved to an iMac at home, a macbook pro and bought the magic mouse for £59. OMG, from day one it was awkward, massive battery hunger and I ended up smashing the thing to bits in my office in front of somebody after yet another mouse lockout. This was after about 5 months of agonising use. Plugged in a £10 logitech mouse from Asda and 10 months later no problems and just one battery change.

    Rubbish product and these reviews that give it 5 stars and state its excellence are complete horse manure

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very slow!!!

    • Written by from south riding

    just received my IMAC 27...mouse is visually very appealing but when using on a 27'' screen it is very slow...I changed the tracking speed to the fastest but still it is slow...if I need to go from top of the screen to the apps at the bottom of the screen or from one side to the other side, I have to make two moves , because cursor won't move from one side to the other side in one move...I need to drag it on the mouse pad twice to get the cursor to the edges of the screen....I am very happy with my Microsoft mouse 5000.....FOR PPL WHO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE BIG SCREEN I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Microsoft 5000 mouse...with a small move of your wrest you can easily move the cursor from one end of the screen to the other end, gives you a very easy navigation...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for serious graphic designers

    • Written by from Farmington

    Have you tried using this mouse when you're in Illustrator? It's all over the place. I cannot use the Apple Magic Mouse for design and have switched for the trackpad. It took a little getting used to but I use it daily now and have never looked back. When I need to be even more precise I use a Wacom tablet. Apple just can't seem to make a good mouse...

    5 of 6 people found this useful