• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I'm not sure what the thought process was behind putting basic double AA batteries in the "Magic Mouse," but it was a horrible decision. Yes, the feeling and swipe functions are great. However, it runs out of power every 1-2 weeks. It magically eats money and time even with rechargeable batteries.

    Compared to the design and smooth process of the rest Apples products, it just seems clunky. One idea is just to make a mouse-pad that charges it or a little station you place it on at the end of the day. My Braun toothbrush even has this down.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very pleased

    • Written by from Somerset

    I love the horizontal scrolling feature of the mac mice. I decided to go with the wireless this time, since my first non-wireless mouse only lasted a year after the chord started to rip. Well this one is super sensitive and drives me nuts. As a designer, it is always moving my art boards around when I don't want it to, changing web pages with the forward and backward side swiping feature.. it is WAY TOO SENSITIVE. But the biggest disappointment of all is with that this mouse DRAINS THE BATTERIES. I had to change my batteries after only having this mouse for ONE MONTH. Then again after ANOTHER MONTH—not to mention I do shut it off. I will have to purchase rechargeable batteries, but I have had a logitech mouse for an entire year and left it on all the time and NEVER had to change the batteries. Apple makes great computers, but once again disappointed with yet another poorly made accessory from them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware.

    • Written by from East York

    The Magic Mouse has been a bit of a disappointment to me. I bought it to replace an aging Pro Mouse which was still performing it’s single function admirably and without fail. Only when my girlfriend picked up Magic Mouse did I fall for it’s design and versatility. When it’s working, it’s a joy to use. I can even get a month or two out of daily office use on one set of batteries. However too often it looses it’s connection. Often it reconnects after a few minutes on it’s own, but more often I’ve got to track pad my way over to the Bluetooth icon and pair it manually. On a number of occasions I’ve had to delete it’s Bluetooth record completely and re-pair as if the mouse were new. Finally, on one occasion the Magic Mouse remained un-discoverable by Yosemite for two days despite a battery change an multiple power cycles. (Both computer and mouse).

    My bottom line is that I truly enjoy the Magic mouse as a beautifully designed and versatile tool, but I live in fear of reliability issues. Especially during presentations and after battery changes. 2/5 from me. It’s pretty, but it’s made me look unprepared enough that it now stays behind while my MBP and I attend meetings.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but drains loads of battery

    • Written by from Harderwijk

    The functioning of the Magic Mouse is great. It perfectly fits all needs and provides the best mouse alternative to the Magic Trackpad. However, never in my life have I had a product, especially a mouse, that drains battery as fast as this one. I understand that a more capable product requires more energy, but I'm well under way to having to replace the batteries every 3-4 weeks at a normal use. Back in the darker Windows-ages of my life, I had a mouse that could easily work for 4-5 months straight. That's really not what I expect from Apple products.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much functionality falls short of a usable experience

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Today I finally threw my Magic Mouse in the garbage. I feel silly for using it for so long. This mouse was amazing to use, not just tracking but swiping between webpages and sizing. But after a year I gave up on it's bluetooth connectivity. It worked just fine about 90% of the time, but would occasionally something would go wrong in the connection and it would become all but unusable. Connecting/disconnecting constantly, the movement would be jittery and you could land the cursor on your target, and all the swiping magic would just come to a screeching halt. I'm giving this a mouse 2 stars because I did love the controls, but the fact is that it's completely unusable.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    owwwwww my mouse hurts!!!!

    • Written by from Winter Haven

    My new mouse works wonderfully.... was way happy with it until..... owwwwww!!!!! The sharp sides of this design are sooooooo uncomfortable - after just a few days of use I could no longer use it as I now had a tender right ring finger knuckle spot owwwwww! It was so nice using this mouse - as it, like my other sensitive touch apple products was wonderfully sensitive with each other, except not sensitive with me.... not sensitive to my fingers... so I have unfortunately retired it and have gone back to my smooth sided logitech... so disappointed - The mouse design department needs to rethink the sharp edges and make it sensitive for humans as well as sensitive to the computer. HA!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    UNCOMFORTABLE

    • Written by from Pompano Beach

    Cool idea for a mouse but it is very uncomfortable in your hand. I don't recommend this mouse.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why can't I choose when to scroll?

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    Awful mouse. I would prefer to go back to a hard-wire mouse. I work in InDesign for hours every day, and this mouse is always scrolling from left to right (or right to left) when I'm not even asking it to... Over the years, I have developed a fast and efficient working style in my layout program which has my right hand on the mouse constantly, while occasionally using both hands for keyboard commands. But now, with this mouse, I'm constantly having to re-position my view to the center of the page layout (command zero). And the worst thing is, apparently we can't turn OFF this scrolling feature. Why not? Why does apple think it knows what I want to do? I want to do the scrolling on my own. Yes, it's nice when navigating web pages, but overall, this device is way too sensitive!

    I've tried editing all the different mouse preferences, but if there is something I am missing, please let me know.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    almost great

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    very well designed as many others pointed out, however, there is one enormous glitch: when not using standard apple applications there is a confusion between smart scrolling and zooming. I use Vectorworks which is pretty popular cad software and I notices people using Adobe have the same issues: the scrolling/zooming cannot be controlled and, the worst, it cannot be turned off. So just a slight touch can put your somewhere out of focus and since it is so sensitive it just gets in the way of productivity. I am a small business owner, I got all my employees the smart mouse and after one week they all asked for it to be replaced. So much for that mice.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work well with Thunderblot/Apple Screen

    • Written by from Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot

    Nice design, very useful, especially on the road, but it won't work well if you're working on a laptop hooked to a thunderbolt/Apple screen. The pointer will be very sluggish at times, to the point of you getting so frustrated that you'll want to throw this thing out the window, regardless of how much it cost.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Ergonomic Design

    • Written by from Strathfield

    THE BAD:

    - The ergonomic design is too flat and doesn't allow your hand to curve hug the mouse in a relax state.
    - You tend to over stress and strain your hand upon long duration use.
    - Your hand starts to hurt after about 30 minutes of use.
    - Mac OS default settings only allow you to change the tracking speed
    - Mac OS magic mouse comes default with enhance precision pointing i.e. it slows down to ease precision pointing, which is annoying because you won't be able to cover the whole desktop in a single slide within your wrist's limit.
    - Not suitable for Windows OS. There are much better alternatives like the Logitech range.


    THE GOOD:

    - Excellent Multi Functionality and only Mac OS can bring out the full potential of the Magic Mouse.
    - Comes with an On Off switch to preserve battery power.

    10 of 11 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

    Connection gets lost all he time

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I've had my Mac computer for 2-3 years and have the wireless keyboard and mouse. I love the idea of wireless, but for more than a year it always seems to lose connection. I think it needs new batteries but that doesn't help. Reading reviews for the regular mouse are not so great, so I guess I will have to suffer with this, or just get a new one.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely when it works

    • Written by from Kansas City

    It works. Then it decides not to, becoming disconnected every minute or two. I hate this device. Unreliable. I've tried two and they did not last, and I cannot figure out why it keeps getting disconnected. Solving problems like this one, via online sources, is time consuming and often unsuccessful, so I don't try anymore. I wish Apple still cared and supported their products instead of relying on customers to help each other.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved, but not really

    • Written by from Camrose

    Glass top is a nice improvement over the mini-ball of the mighty, which gunks up and requires replacement every few months, but this mouse is ergonomically painful and hurts the back of the hand & wrist within minutes of use and chomps through batteries which are full of nasty chemicals. Strange, this company doesn't seem to have the wit or will to figure it out. Expensive landfill matter.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Problems

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I wanted to love the Magic Mouse, but the connection problems made me want to throw the thing across the room. Some days, it worked beautifully; other days, the mouse lost Bluetooth connection a few times an hour and became very jumpy (the cursor wouldn't move at all and then would suddenly shoot across the screen). The only thing that helped was to open the battery compartment and make sure the batteries were shoved as far in as possible (they came loose every time I raised the mouse off my desk, even slightly). I read lots of posts in forums talking about this issue, and there are MacGyver-type solutions (involving tin foil and folded paper), but I couldn't justify having to do that after what this mouse cost. So, I took it back to the Apple Store and exchanged it for the Magic Trackpad, which has worked flawlessly.

    5 of 7 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

    A spastic mouse that eats energy

    • Written by from Moscow

    I did not like this mouse. Yes, it is sleek, but I tried changing many parameters and never did find settings that yielded a stable unit. It was particularly bad when trying to work with a powerpoint document. A slight twitch and I would go from slide 25 to slide 2. It was very frustrating. If I sneezed, my screen would zoom out and get stuck in the spooky margins outside my view. I turned off the battery every night and still it sucked power. I don't like the battery system.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for regular heavy usage.

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I bought this mouse about a year ago. I stopped using it about 4-months ago. I work from home and my work requires heavy mouse usage (CAD). This thing died on me so many times. I had to change the batteries so many times. It eats them in a snap!

    I went through a very large package of batteries in these months and I stopped feel comfortable changing the batteries so often. Both for the environment and the wallet.

    And also, if you enable "two-button" on the "magical" surface, and have a larger or heavy hand, then stay tuned to get accustomed to martial arts like focus on the mouse to get the job done.

    Then I decided to go with a $10 microsoft mouse. I couldn't be happier with the $10 mouse at the beginning and I felt freedom in my hand to do whatever I want.

    Now, the $10 mouse developed the double-click instead of a single-click issue.

    I thought I should write this review to give you heads up. I am currently shopping for a new mouse or buy several of these $10 mices. Still lower cost than this apple mouse that eats the batteries in no time under heavy usage (many clicks, many movements, extended work hours).

    My wishes:
    1) A more intelligent surface motion processing/sensing that can automatically understand that the user comes from a Microsoft two-button world.
    2) An automatic wireless charger. The technology is developed, ready for licensing and it is out there and Apple can use it off the shelve.
    3) ergonomics, this is a mouse not a decor!

    8 of 8 people found this useful