• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Anti-ergonomic nightmare

    • Written by from Mississauga

    The Magic Mouse is really cool for its design and touch sensitive shell, but it is expensive and an anti-ergonomic nightmare (too flat maybe?) if used for a long period (specially if for example: you're a graphic designer and spend hours clicking, everyday), ending with a hand cramp, is heavy and the battery runs out fast. With the mighty mouse this never happened.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful, but useless for any mouse intensive task

    • Written by from Palma de Mallorca

    As usual with apple this shiny minimal mouse looks great. After the mighty mouse fiasco I thought this would be the definitive mouse but I was wrong.

    I bought it as a present to my partner. She didn't like it so I took it for me and experienced myself the flaws.

    First it's too heavy after inserting the batteries. Why did apple choose AA instead of AAA?

    Second it's noisy. Every click you do can be heard even in the other room...

    Third, Apple's acceleration curves are not meant for heavy mouse using. The tracking speed is not enough to me (that can be solved with a third party software), but then when you go into slow mode the cursor moves too slow. That makes it useless for anything other than browsing. For example any activity which needs fast precision such as design, or music production.

    Fourth, the touch zone can't be configured by default. You need to download a third party software to make the scrolling zone smaller, so you can rest your fingers over the mouse without scrolling accidentally.

    Fifth, my partner complained from pain in her hand after using the mouse for a few hours. It didn't happen to me though.

    Apart from that, the mouse is very well built and beautifully designed.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slower than slow...

    • Written by from Mountain View

    The Magic Mouse came with a new iMac I purchased, I had seen the commercial and thought it would work out great. The convenience of the bluetooth was great, but I cant even get the mouse half way across the screen on one stoke against my large trackpad. I turned the mouse speed all the way up in settings to attempt to make use of this otherwise useless mouse but no luck. I ended up giving it away out of frustration.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too slow!

    • Written by from wesley chapel

    I already adjusted the speed to the maximum, but on my 27" iMac it's still slow! Everything else works just fine. I would rate it 5 stars, but the slow speed made me buy a logitech mouse to use on my mac.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Lag

    • Written by from New York

    I want to love this mouse but I can't because of the lag... It just isn't as responsive as a corded mouse. If you're a designer and you use Photoshop or Illustrator this mouse just can't keep up. Isn't sensitive enough for detailed pointing... It's sad though because I love using the mouse for surfing the web... It's great for that but otherwise it's just not as accurate. I hope Apple considers a corded version soon!!!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses Connection!!!

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    Have had the Magic Mouse for 8 months, it worked great until recently. The curser freezes on the monitor and "Connection Lost" appears. Changed batteries, over and over, switched on & off, stood on my head, nothing worked. Then suddenly, connection resumes intermittently without any visible reason. This became very frequent and frustrating. However, it worked beautifully for a while, love the sleek, wireless design and swiping and scrolling action. But the darn thing needs to work!! I read several reviews of others with this problem. Apple, please work out the bugs on this cool device!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost useless.....

    • Written by from Richmond

    on any wooden, leather or stone topped desk. In my circumstance a mousepad is required. Try one before you wind up wasting money.

    15 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If only it were corded.

    • Written by from Wappingers Falls

    Wish it had a cord. Wireless mice have too much lag. I need true 1:1 precision. Would probably be cheaper and lighter with a cord as well.

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too heavy and not as responsive as other mice

    • Written by from Normal

    While I love the fact that I can scroll up, down and sideways, the batteries make it too heavy. Can you make one without batteries? I personally feel blue tooth is over rated, it isn't as responsive as the UBS mice and I don't like having to maneuver a heavy mouse.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cook idea, but impracticalities that lead to huge annoyance

    • Written by from Amesbury

    No one can fault the sleek design and the convenience of a Bluetooth-connected wireless mouse. The idea of a touch-sensitive surface scrolling is at first cool.

    However, whereas a normal mouse has a separate scroll wheel or ball, which you can avoid touching when not using it, the entire top of the Magic Mouse is the scroll wheel, so you are always fingering the scroll function no matter if you want to or not. This can be extremely frustrating because you can't help but scroll every time you so much as brush your finger across any part of the top surface, even if just trying to push to click.

    Using Google Earth or other programs where scrolling is integral is a nightmare. In GE, you hold down the mouse button to "grap" the view and move the map. With the Magic Mouse, that means you are also using the "scroll wheel" functionality. In GE, that means you are essentially moving the map and manipulating the zoom at the same time. Every subtle slip of your finger will zoom you in and out as if the program has become possessed and intent on making it impossible for you to navigate and maintain your desired zoom.

    The idea of the entire top of a mouse being one huge, always active scroll wheel seems cool at first, but in practice it becomes extremely impractical. The scroll functionality should be limited to a certain area of the mouse. As is, even if the palm of your hand lightly brushes the very end of the mouse, you will scroll.

    The right-click functionality is difficult to use. You have to practically push on the very extreme outside edge of the right side to make it work. Otherwise, the mouse clearly prefers the left click and will left-click even if you push down on the right-side of the center line.

    Beautiful design, cool idea, impractical to use. I am planning to return it and find an actual two-click mouse with the tried-and-true (and immanently more practical) scroll wheel.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs 3rd and 4th Buttons as well as other improvements

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    just got mine, here are some first impressions.

    it looks sweet! i prefer form over function, though. i am so used to using the 3rd and 4th buttons on my mighty mouse. the new one does not have this great, efficiency boosting feature. it also would be great if while holding function, ctrl, optn, or cmnd while scrolling, the screen jumped the top of the page. APPLE: read this and get the software updates going!

    doesn't quite feel as comfortable, either. perhaps i'm not holding it correctly?

    hindsight 20/20...i woulda stuck with my good ol' mighty mouse

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, but horrible design

    • Written by from Huber Heights

    The idea of a multitouch mouse is sweet. I love it. It works fantastic, and its the next generation in OS - User Interface

    However, the fact that Apple is taking its thin and sleek deisign to mouses is, for lack of better terms, a rancid idea. I say this with the Apple Keyboard too, if I'm going to buy a keyboard, im not going to buy a laptop keyboard. Simple enough.

    The errogonomics of the mouse is horrible. Sustanied use for more than a half hour causes strain on my hand. I 'd much rather have a comfortable mouse without multitouch than a uncomfortable one with it.

    If Apple can make the design of it more hand friendly, than this will revolutionize input devices.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too heavy, too sleek

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    This one's ergonomically challenged. I much prefer the higher profile and lighter weight of its wired predecessors. While the Magic Mouse looks great, its weight (due to 2xAA) and low profile make extended use a definite strain. A majority of the people in my household and several of my employees have independently voiced the exact same sentiment.

    I guess this is a matter of individual preference, but it's worth voicing in the event that it helps others make an informed decision.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work Well & Drains Too much Battery

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    Used this mouse for about 4 months. Gave it up because the left/right clicks don't work as they should, and has issues with screen drifting. Moreover, the batteries run for only a couple of weeks of daily use. It really needs rechargeable batteries with a docking charger. But it does have nice features that no other mouse has.

    I've used just about all different kinds, including trackball types. I'm still in search of a good reliable mouse.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Right click never worked properly

    • Written by from San Diego

    I think Magic Mouse is a beautifully designed product, and I wanted very much for it to work out for me since I don't like having wires draped across my desk. Unfortunately, I could never get the right click to mechanically work reliably. In addition, I greatly missed having the "squeeze" buttons on my wired mouse, since I use them frequently to invoke Expose. Thus, in the end, I decided to return my Magic Mouse and return to my wired model, which does exactly what I want it to do ALL THE TIME.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A little disappointed

    • Written by from SAN CLEMENTE

    Great design and eye catching. But after a week I found my wrist hurting. The mouse is really flat and most hands are arched leaving no place for the center of your palm to rest. Also, I found that even at the most sensitive setting I still wasn't able to move fast enough to work with two screens. THe right hand click is a little disappointing making it sensitive to navigate without accidentally hitting it all the time. I ended up returning mine back for a logitech. Sorry mac, I love your product but this on was needed more work.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get the excitement

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I really don't understand the excitement over this thing-- I used it for a while, then wound up putting it in a drawer. It looks nice, but wanders around (drifts) way too much, which when using word or excel can be amazingly frustrating. I am never sure where I am. It also doesn't fit into the hand nicely, so I am always having to watch where my hand is on this thing, lest I start some function I don't want to happen. It also makes my hand sore--which is to say, you have to pay way to much attention to it. The previous mice have their problems, but at least they stay in place--there were times when I wanted to throw this thing against the wall. But I just put it in the drawer instead. Once again, too much design over function.

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses connection

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    This is the second mouse I have had since Dec. It continues to lose connection. i have changed the batteries to no avail. I will get a different one tomorrow.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I Don't like it

    • Written by from Coos Bay

    I find it very annoying to be on a page that all of a sudden goes away because of this stupid mouse I bought. Perhaps I don't know how to program it correctly. I am NOT impressed with this overpriced mouse

    3 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best.

    • Written by from College Station

    Scrolling is fun, until it scrolls when you don't want it too. Mostly that's not a problem, unless you ever even think about using Google Maps. This mouse renders that website impossible.
    Just make 2 buttons. This one is better than Apple's past mice, but it still does normal click when you want right click, or the other way around.
    Back and forth is kinky, it doesn't work nearly 1/3 of the time.
    If you don't care about scrolling or right click or navigation though, this is a really good mouse. It doesn't use visible light, so there's no blinding yourself, and the tracking is furthermore really good, on all surfaces.
    Battery life is also good.
    But I want a mouse that does perform the aforementioned features well.

    18 of 23 people found this useful