• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all it's cracked up to be.

    • Written by from Sturgis

    I got my Magic Mouse three months ago with a new iMac. Although I love the idea of a cordless mouse, I’ve yet to find one that works really well. Magic Mouse is no exception. It’s a battery hog and I’ve had alot of trouble with it causing pages to flip uncontrollably back to top during scrolling and repeated attempts to click on links, making page navigation impossible at times.
    The best thing I can say about it is that it works alot better than the last Apple cordless mouse I had. Nevertheless, I don’t find Magic Mouse worth the headaches. I’m going back to a corded mouse.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic enough for high usage

    • Written by from Sacramento

    After working 22 years as an IT analyst using Microsoft PCs and Logitec ergonomic keyboards and mice, I'm developing finger pain after only three weeks of iMac usage. Based on the type of pain, I'm sure it's caused by the flatness of the mouse. I am very surprised that Apple does not offer a more ergonomicly designed mouse for a $2000 computer. It's ridiculous that I have to spend another $75 for a decent mouse. I'm beginning to think that Apple is more interested in minimalist appearance rather than effective peripherals.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too low for a large hand

    • Written by from Seattle

    It looks nice, and the functionality is useful, but this mouse is simply too flat to fit comfortably in my hand. If I flatten my palm enough for the mouse to fit into it, then my fingers extend off the front end; if I keep my fingers where they're most useful, then I'm gripping the mouse only by thumb and ring finger along the side, and my palm isn't touching it at all, which after a while makes my hand hurt. So I'm disappointed with the Magic Mouse.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Like so many APPLE creations, it

    • Written by

    fails in so many ways, battery life, terrible, a Logitech that was given to me when I bought my MBP is still running on it's first set of batts! This eats power, guess Steve has solar cells in his. Has issues with hard surfaces that are shiny. I could go on and on, so many Apple products with awful batt probs. If I didn't need it so much i'd...... complain more I guess

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eh

    • Written by from Oxford

    first off, this mouse is not ergonomically designed whatsoever. it's really uncomfortable to use for long periods of time, despite it's technological features. it works very well in mac osx, but when I try to use it in windows 7 via bootcamp, it works horribly. constantly freezes and I have to restart the mouse manually to get it to work again. not to mention I had to find the magic mouse drivers for windows themselves on a third-party website because the correct ones are not on apple.com.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses connectivity, can't be used to select a startup disk!

    • Written by from 葛飾区

    The mouse sometimes loses bluetooth connectivity and it could take 10-15 minutes to get it back, which is very frustrating.

    But the show-stopper is that it can't be used to select a startup disk. So you need to have a USB mouse ALSO, so what's the point?

    If they had a USB version it would be nice. The handling is nice, which is why I gave it two stars instead of one.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats up batteries

    • Written by from SAINT ROSE

    First off, I'm a huge fan of all things Mac. This is my first disappointment from Apple.
    This mouse does what it's advertised to do. But there are serious caveats.
    Way too expensive in my opinion.
    The touch scrolling works...too well. I have to avoid touching the top of the mouse at all when I'm viewing a web page. The lightest touch sends the web page scrolling all over the place. Sometimes I'll go to click on a link and just touching the surface moves the page away from the link.
    Battery life? Forget it. I have a Mighty Mouse at work in which the batteries last months. I'm lucky if brand new batteries in the Magic Mouse last 3 weeks. I'm getting close to paying as much for batteries as I did for the mouse. And I turn the mouse off every time I turn my Mac off, which is regularly.
    I'm very disappointed with the Magic Mouse.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the right click capabilities?

    • Written by from Windsor

    I have the previous magic mouse and really miss it, while this mouse seems to talk and react better, it doesn't allow me to right-click, a functionality which I really miss. I also miss the ability to press the button to toggle open programs..... rotten apples :(

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from boca raton

    Well although I love all Apple products. This is one mouse I really would not buy again. I mean it is quite low, plus the movement is not what I expected. And offcourse since I have windows on Mac i cannot use all the features. But still the movement is not that smooth.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice doesnt make up for twice

    • Written by from Spotsylvania

    it has clean looks and nice scrolling features, but the movement of the mouse lacks bigs time. Even with the settings turned up it take twice as much effort to move across the screen then compared to my logitech mouse.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Your hand will not be comfortable on it, and looses connection way too much

    • Written by from Miami

    The idea behind it is genius but I find that my hand is not comfortable. It is too flat and makes it hard to grip or control even. I also find myself putting the track speed full blast because it's too slow. The bluetooth is annoying because you loose connectivity all the time and it takes forever to get back. I like the principle of no buttons but even that becomes and hassle because if your hands sweat the shiny surface becomes a nightmare. APPLE GOOD IDEA BUT NEEDS WORK.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great features but too heavy - need USB version

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    The mouse works great. Fantastic features! And it should continue to work since there is no scroll ball to accumulate dirt/oils. But it's just too heavy. A USB connected magic mouse is needed. Or MUCH lighter batteries (takes 2 AA's).

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great features, loses connection often

    • Written by from Simpsonville

    This is the coolest mouse I've ever used on any computer. The engineering, fit and finish, and features are typical Apple and are truly marvelous. The problem I have constantly is, however, that my mouse loses its bluetooth connection many times per day. I am a video editor, and this situation is extremely frustrating. I have tried many things others recommended to keep this from happening, but none has worked. And it's very hungry for batteries. If there were a wired version of this mouse I'd have it in a minute.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Technologically Brilliant but Ergonomically Useless!

    • Written by from Ware

    It works flawlessly and has all the right technology.

    BUT.... If you have mid size to large hands this mouse is uncomfortable and prolonged use will cause hand pain. The edges are also sharp.

    As much as I love the look of it and functionality I may have to ditch it for one that is comfortable.

    Style over substance lets this mouse down.

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is awful...awfully frustrating, anyway.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I wanted to love this mouse. Like everything Apple designs, it's gorgeous. The functionality is unlimited. But like everything Apple does, it's severely limited in its functionality under their control.

    I was patient with it, trying the default setting in System Preferences, then toying with those, realizing I couldn't set the settings I wanted, then downloading freeware with extended functionality, then paid software, all to get this incredibly frustrating thing to work the way I wanted it to. Simple things, such as swiping sideways with two fingers to the right to delete items, swiping sideways with two fingers to the right to simulate "Enter", things like that.

    I find it to be overly sensitive at times, unresponsive at other times, and completely unpredictable always. ALWAYS. And we all know that the bane of the computer geek is unpredictability. It's what we try to minimize and eliminate. Well, this thing will drive you crazy.

    Can't tell you how much I despise the Mighty Mouse. Every day I stubbornly try to get it to do what it's supposed to do, and each time is does the opposite of the intended effect. I look back on my Logitech with fondness and devotion. I give up.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed in Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Venice

    The mouse was recommended to me by a hand specialist. My thumb has had it with clicking and she thought this product was the answer. Not in the least. Yes, it can scroll, but what it doesn't do is exactly what I bought it for - it doesn't respond to taps. You can't move the cursor, you can't highlight a word, in short, you still have to click. This seems such an obvious need that I'm surprised Apple hasn't addressed it. Not so magic, this mouse.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life

    • Written by from Houston

    1. Battery life is terrible. For my way of using it about a month. It is 3 times shorter than for my previous wireless mouse. Very bad.
    2. Touch surface was pretty disappointing for me. In all this touch interface the only thing I really like is scroll with momentum. Back/Forward are terrible.Button system with touch detection is bad idea too. I prefer to have 2 normal buttons.
    3. Body size and shape are done for this touch surface and completely inconvenient for holding a mouse.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    no wire??

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Love the mouse... hate the battery... I have this sitting on my desk right now because I don't want to keep putting batteries in it... if they made one with a cord on it I would buy it and give it 5 stars...

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse, but eats batteries!

    • Written by from ASHEVILLE

    I love how one can scroll sideways and up and down by just gliding the finger, without dealing with a trackball. The main problem I have with this mouse, though, is that I have to replace the batteries every 30 days. I had to keep calling Apple Tech about it, first on how to change the batteries, and secondly because the first time I replaced batteries, it refused to sync up again, even after restart, and I had to download some fix (this was a month after I bought the computer). If I turn the mouse off at night to try to conserve battery power, I can't get it to sync up again with my computer and invariably have to restart my computer before it will connect with my mouse again. The mouse is also incredibly sensitive, and if your finger is just hovering over it, it will suddenly scroll the page off in all directions, so I have to keep my hand well away from it while working.

    41 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oshawa

    The touch features of this mouse make it the most versatile mouse I have ever used! You can program the perfect touch sequence for you. The mouse fits in the palm of your hand perfectly and does not cause any discomfort.
    Although, I do have one complaint about this mouse... It eats batteries! I noticed soon after my purchase that the original batteries were only at 50% and thought ok, maybe they were not full when I put the in. I know now that I go through batteries extremely quickly! I even tried turning the power off while not using my computer, which cause me grief as I sometimes had to turn it on and off several times to get the bluetooth to connect.

    8 of 12 people found this useful