• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    • Written by from Roswell

    I expected the best but have found this mouse to be heavy (awkward in trying to move quickly for games) with a very short battery life. It had a very slow resolution (had to pick up the mouse a couple of times to move across a page until I found a program that made it more responsive). Now that's better but miss my light, fast Microsoft optical mouse that I had before switching to Mac. Will try to find something better. Have had my IMac for just over a month and the batteries on my mouse already need replacing. That's too short for a moderate user.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product

    • Written by from Issaquah

    poor battery life.
    poor performance.
    poor feel.
    poor buttons.

    It was really more of a nuisance than an effective mouse.

    26 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dissapointed and a bit upset

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I got this mouse a year ago and it worked fantastic until recently. Just barely after the warranty expired the mouse started to short out and to stop working, rendering the mouse useless. I honestly expected an Apple product to last for a longer time period than this and to have better quality. CLEARLY, I was wrong.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what i expected....

    • Written by from fort worth

    I Bought the magic mouse but was very disappointed as soon as i made the first swipe. The mouse had a coated shine on the top which was annoying when trying to swipe your fingers. I also had to set the pointer speed all the way up and the was still not what i wanted. So luckily I returned it and got the MAGIC TRACKPAD. This turned out to work much much better than the magic mouse did.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Energy Hog

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    This mouse goes through batteries way too fast. Two batteries only last two months. Also gives me wrist cramps. Wish I could get a simple USB optical mouse that doesn't take batteries to use.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Covington

    the bottom will not stay on this mouse. falls off when i lift it out of my computer case. falls off just sitting on my desk. falls off a half dozen times when i try to fit it on so i can put it down before it falls off again. when it stays in one piece for a while it seems like magic, that is true. still, it is a very poor joke of a product.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wheres the wired version?

    • Written by from Monroe Township

    as terrible as the mighty mouse is, with the scroll wheel that stops working around 8 months or so....this was the perfect answer. only problem? WHERES THE WIRED VERSION!??!? i and many others have no reason for this to be wireless, and my older mac G5 doesnt have bluetooth tech.

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of junk

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I've had my mouse replaced once and I am ready to go back to good old reliable wired mouse. The battery life is one week after being used a couple hours a day and left in sleep mode when not in use. If I don't use the sleep mode and shut off the computer along with the mouse each time I use it, it extends the time to two months. Can't just shut off only the mouse because the computer won't go into sleep mode until it can find the mouse. After 2- 3 weeks of use like this, however, the battery begins to wear down and it disconnects every 15 min. of use. I then have to take the batteries out and apply spit on the end of each battery and replace them in the mouse. This improves the connection. What a pain. Why would anyone want to put up with this when there are wired mice that never loose connection as long as the electricity is up and running. There are some major bugs that are going to need to be ironed out before I ever get a wireless mouse again. Otherwise, love Apple computers.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An idea

    • Written by from Paradise

    Use a charging pad for a mouse pad and your batteries will stay charged, other wise an OK product from mac/apple

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Somebody saved on me when replacing center unidirectional button with touch

    • Written by from Moscow

    Cool design, accurate movement, long life, BUT occasional actions due to unintentional contact with touch surface sometime ruins work, boy I miss Mighty Mouse central multi-directions ball. Actually moved back to Mighty just to get back to comfort and predictability!

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Hog!

    • Written by

    Magic mouse is a battery hog. My office Logitech wireless mouse with 5 buttons has also two AA cells but out lasts Magic mouse 5 to 1. I used my office mouse longer per day than my home Apple mouse. For 18 months I haven't needed battery cells for Logitech while my Apple Magic mouse eats battery cells almost every 4 months. I suspect it is a poor design and consumes power every time your hand touches it. So if you are thinking or reading a document with the hand resting on the mouse, it continues to draw power even when no action is occurring.

    74 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First Bad Apple Review

    • Written by from Danville

    I love Apple products, and this is my first negative review. The Apple Magic Mouse battery life is very bad. I got the MM with my new iMac this summer. Within the first month, I brought the MM to the Apple store because it had stopped working. It just didn't occur to me that the batteries that came with the MM were dead already. But, that's what it was. I put in two new AA Duracell alkaline batteries, and they last about 3 to 4 weeks. I use the computer an average of 5-hours a day, and turn off the MM when not in use. I inquired at an Apple store yesterday, and they said they were always replacing the batteries on the demos, and 3 to 4 weeks may be about right.

    I'm back to using my Logitech nano mouse, which gets about 8 months of use with two AAA Duracells. And, that's without turning off the mouse when not in use.

    I'm ready to sell the Apple MM. I refuse to spend more on rechargeable batteries. There's something wrong with the Apple MM design that Apple should fix. Other than the battery life, the Apple MM is a good product.

    BTW, I'm still using the original batteries in the wireless keyboard that came with the iMac. No problem there.

    (MM = Mighty Mouse)

    102 of 124 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Sylacauga

    If you use Photoshop or Illustrator at all this mouse has a mind of its own! I have used it for a few months now and it will skip all around and never do what you want it to. Also if you are gaming of any kind on your mac it doesn't handle that well either. It works fine with simple things like surfing the net but that is about it.

    My recommendation: if you do any design or gaming don't buy!!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    getting it to work is a magic trick

    • Written by from Lakewood

    This mouse sounded like a good idea (I love the mutitouch pad on my MBP 13 inch). When using this mouse, the cursor skips all over the screen, even after buying a new mousepad. After 1 week of owning it, it has also started to literally come apart at the seams. Went back to my cheap $30 Logitech notebook mouse after I was close to throwing the magic mouse up against a wall. Cheap mouse works ten times better.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Nieuwerkerk ad IJssel

    For me this mouse is not good. It might be technically a magic product, ergonomically its a nightmare. I can't work long with this mouse, my hand is going to hurt. So I had to change back to my old (Logitech) mouse. The same applies for me to the wireless keyboard: I will change it soon to a normal one. That's my feeling with apple: they sometimes put (too) much emphasize on design forgetting usebility. So yes the mouse and the keyboard looks great, but that's all I am afraid.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Suitable for any serious work

    • Written by from Daly City

    I use Final Cut Studio 3 heavily.

    Every time I leave my index & middle finger sitting on the mouse as I move the pointer across any window, all sliders will go nuts.

    Big disruption when you need total control (i.e. 3-way color correcting).

    You can turn off scrolling but it really kills the purpose of replacing the small ball from the (formerly Mighty) Mouse with multi-touch.

    Home users who don't do anything serious, this mouse is just another wireless mouse. No Magic.

    Professionals must avoid it like a plague--notice when Randy Ubillos was demoing iMovie '11, he did not hover on any windows with sliders and yet he is having a hard time navigating naturally. From time to time he would hold it still with one hand and scroll with his other hand.

    Apple, please kindly ALSO listen to Randy Ubillos. For goodness sake do you even know that he (and several other brilliant minds) invented Final Cut, iMovie, and Premier Pro?

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it's not!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have this mouse and it worked ok for a few months. But now even after I change the batteries for a new pair it still won't connect sometimes. I hate having to restart my computer because of this stupid blue tooth mouse! And changing batteries in your mouse all the time is stupid. For now I'm using a cheapy corded mouse, and it's so far more reliable, although not touch sensitive.

    I'll take an ugly one that works over a pretty one that doesn't.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Suffolk

    I like the iMac but hate this mouse because it takes way too much hand motion to move the cursor across the 27 inch monitor. I like the scrolling feature though. Maybe something could be done to speed it up if the user preferred a faster mouse. With my previous mouse I could move the cursor anywhere on a 24 inch monitor without moving the heel of my hand.

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not realble

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    i have bought this mouse .. it very stubied mouse that i have bought .. i have to move it around all my table to move it one inch in the desktop

    7 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it. Worst mouse for my MacBook

    • Written by from Buffalo Grove

    I got this as a gift...and I hate it. The mouse is NOT an ergonomic fit to my hand. You have to move the mouse farther to move the pointer up and down (not customizable in my MacBook), the sound it makes as you move the mouse grates on me, I have to move my hand off the mouse to move forward and back on web pages and trying to scroll up and down a page with one finger is difficult as the mouse slides on a semi-smooth surface. Giving this to my daughter who is in love with this monstrosity and going back to my Microsoft Wireless Mobile two button mouse.

    Whomever designed this should be fired. NO STARS if that was a choice!

    20 of 47 people found this useful