• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be amazing if it worked well.

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    The idea behind this mouse is great, but the connection isn't good. The scroll feature isn't consistent. I can scroll with my finger over and over and over and the page won't move and then suddenly it's scrolled all the way down.
    The pointer control is similarly inconsistent.
    DO NOT BUY!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uni-Left-Right Mouse Button Design = EPIC FAIL

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you want constant frustration, than get this mouse.

    Otherwise get one that has separate left and right mouse buttons such as a Logitech or Microsoft.

    This mouse may be called 'Magic' but it comes no where close to being magical in its design and function.

    The uni-button design fails 99% of the time to distinguish between a left and right mouse click and often leaves me frustrated as it would perform a mouse action opposite to what I intended.

    Not worth the price and you're better off getting 2-3 mice for the price of this Apple 'Magic' Mouse.

    I finally ended up throwing it out and replacing the Apple Magic Mouse with a Logitech one that has separate Left and Right mouse buttons.

    Do yourself a favor of not spending the money and experiencing the level of frustration by getting another branded mouse that has a better design and function (separate left-right mouse buttons).

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally given up

    • Written by from Wilmington

    I've used the Magic Mouse since they first came out. 10 years?...I don't even know. I've gone through 4 just recently; battery dies in a heartbeat, and the battery house stinks so it keeps shutting off. After folding up bits of paper to tighten the batteries in there, and the Bluetooth constantly disconnecting, I've finally said 'forget it'. I WANT another one. I love the design, the ease-of-use, side scrolling, etc. etc. But $69 every 6+ months is plain silly, and apparently I'm just a glutton. The irony? I'm using a Microsoft mouse for my Mac, and it works beautifully, lasts forever, and cost <$20. Wake up, Apple.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad in every significant way

    • Written by from Redmond

    I have the Apple mouse, don't know the product number or SKU but it is wireless, no buttons or side scrollers or anything. Cost like 70 USD, if that's any clue.

    The thing is lousy. EATS batteries like it's Shark Week, not for breakfast, merely as appetizer. Secondly, loses connection CONSTANTLY, like every few minutes I need to go into system preferences and try to re-connect, but lately i just give up and switch back to the trackpad (macbook pro). Thirdly, the battery cover is a total train wreck! Impossible to replace back on the unit once you've taken it off (which you need to do every day or two due to the pathetic battery life). It's this little tin plate that's like something made by some stoner kid needing to pass shop class in the final week with at least a C- average or he can't graduate. I mean, THIS is what we're all supposed to wonder and adore as the apogee of 21st century DESIGN and ERGNOMICS and cool efficiency, APPLE COMPUTER CORP?? Total joke.

    (By the way, this review system is also crummy, when you submit it says "Some words in your review cannot be published. Please revise your review" But it doesn't say or highlight which words are verboten! I thought this company is the sine qua non of USER INTERFACE DESIGN! Good for a laugh. I do understand though - when you have 70 Billion cash reserves you don't need to worry about this kind of chickenfeed.)

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had such a poor mouse!

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    It's the third that goes bad on me in two years! Apple is letting their standards go to the dogs! Very disappointing. And on top one mouse costs $ 69 plus taxes!!!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Dying

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    I have to re-synch this mouse to my computer every few hours. Today, after less than a year, it will not stay in synch for more than a minute. This is the second one I've bought in 18 months. NOT IMPRESSED.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way to flat and small

    • Written by from LIMA

    The mouse is great if you have small hands and fingers but if you have larger hands and fingers like I do, its way too flat and small. Go back to the drawing board Apple or at least come up with a larger mouse. I give it a one-star for me.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Lost... Connected... Connection Lost... Connected...

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I mean, even if it wasn't for the constant FAILURE this mouse would still FAIL. I mean, you're supposed to be the most cutting-edge company on the planet and I'm replacing AA batteries every two weeks? Apple is Radio Shack with a better graphic design team.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good!

    • Written by from Maple

    Can't write the review due to sensorship. Trade it for a corded mouse. Thing doesn't work.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First bad Apple product I've owned.

    • Written by from Encino

    I sought out this review section and I never write reviews. But I simply can NOT let this go. I've used this Beelzebub-designed product for over a year now and it has never stopped being anything but ATROCIOUS.

    Let's just not waste your time and run through the complaints.

    -Enjoy replacing the batteries at an insanely ridiculous rate, like faster than Data's Bullet Blinders from the Goonies.
    -Enjoy constant "magical" shortcuts that you are not anticipating or want. Like sending an email you weren't done with.
    -Enjoy the dock constantly moving to your second monitor at the drop of a hat.
    -Enjoy trying to view videos and whoops your hand grazed your mouse now everything went to Diablo and your quicktime can't tell if you're saying fast forward or reverse.
    -Enjoy "magically" swiping screens you were just on out of the blue which is really fun during live broadcasts.

    This thing is an overly-sensitive battery-sucking piece of garbage and you might as well need to know sign language to master everything. If you have big hands like me you're basically sentenced to an eternity of unintentional shortcuts. I work for a company that gives me no choice but to deal with this demon spawn and I absolutely gnash my teeth every day.

    Save yourselves. It's too late for me.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First mouse to hurt my hand in 15 years

    • Written by from burbank

    I couldn't keep using this mouse it hurts my hand very much. I changed to other brand and now the pain is slowly going away. I wish I could leave just grey stars in the rating.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Maggie Valley

    I've had this mouse for 2 years. I seldom use it but bought it to compliment the Bluetooth keyboard. It worked ok but I did get annoyed with the gestures. My problem with it is that it stopped working. It connects but will not move the cursor. I took it to the Apple Store and they wouldn't even look at it. Their solution? Buy a new one. They don't repair them only replace them. For $70 I expect it to last longer than 24 months of light use. I usually have good luck with Apple products but not this one. Basically you're just paying for the looks and the logo. Very disappointed. I'll be looking elsewhere for a replacement.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good at all!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The battery and touch things are terrible, do not buy!

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    substandard product

    • Written by from Shune De

    Yep, after reading the stellar reviews

    got the mouse, the second time I have been stupid enough to do this, obviously changed the battery contact design material, as the mouse KEEPS disconnecting and going dead every time it experiences slight vibration


    Battery connection design so bad it does not break any oxide layers on the battery contacts, who in their right mind makes a completely FLAT battery contact?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!! Take Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from New York

    Unpredictable, annoying mouse; changes safari pages by its self, do not mark properly, probably too sensitive. As of now the worst purchase at Apple (but the first one, other products are fine so long). The previous mouse was a way better.
    Take Magic Trackpad instead!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most annoying mouse on the planet.

    • Written by from pinole

    I'm sorry I usually love apple products but this mouse came with my new iMac and I have to say for a graphic designer & video editor this is the worst purchase you could make. I have been forcing myself to try and adjust for the last month to using it and I just can't! There's one too many multitouch gestures/functions on the mouse and with the slightest touch they randomly become active. I have the worst time with drop down menus it randomly throws my web browser into "zoom" mode. And it took me forever to find out how to activate right click which to me should be a standard setting already applied to any mouse. The design of the mouse itself looks lovely. But feels terrible and bulky in your hand. The edges are not smooth. To be honest it feels like your holding a piece of raw edged plexiglass and even for a girl I have long fingers and the mouse doesn't fit into my hand the way i'd like it to. if this didnt come with my iMac I would be bringing it right back to ya'll I can't image someone purchasing this on it's own and being happy with it.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible mouse

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This could be the worst thing apple have ever created. Terrible mouse that doesn't work with most professional software, works well with the usual Mac teenager tools and apps.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Stay Connected

    • Written by from Los Alamos

    I've owned this mouse (and charger) now for almost two years, and aside from a few quirks have been generally pleased with its convenience and performance. I use it with my MacBook Pro when it sits in its desktop stand. Now, over the past few weeks, the mouse will not maintain its connection with the laptop. It loses the connection at least once every minute and usually more often. Sometimes in reconnects; sometimes it just won't reconnect. My Mac maintains other bluetooth connections without difficulty. The problem is solely with the Magic Mouse. I would not recommend this product. The 'Magic' is gone!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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???

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 13 people found this useful