• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse awsome but I hate when I click each time gives sound,

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I love this mouse can You make silent mouse without sound when I click I don't want to listen tik sound, I cannot use this mouse when My wife sleeps, cause of sound of mouse, she hates sound...

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing in some respects, but wrong for me.

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I've been using this mouse at work for several months now, so I've spent many hundreds of hours with it.

    First the good news: As an official cheapskate, I've been using cheap, corded mice for a long time. Using a mouse without a cord is wonderful. My mouse cord often got in the way, and eliminating that problem has been great. The batteries on the Magic Mouse last a long time (replacing perhaps every 2 months, under heavy daily use). Bluetooth connectivity has been consistent. The unit is well built, stylish, and feels solid. [I'm quite puzzled by the complaints on bluetooth intermittency & battery life. Maybe some folks have a lot of RF interference in their environment that is making the Magic Mouse struggle to stay connected??]

    For me, however, this is the wrong mouse. The zoomy features that many people like and that sounded so attractive when I bought it are exactly what I have come to dislike about the Magic Mouse.

    I use many different apps, and each one responds differently to the Magic Mouse's scrolling & gestures. The differences in user interface between these various apps are amplified by the high sensitivity and versatility of the Magic Mouse. I find it difficult to control, despite having spent a lot of time trying to optimize settings. Moreover, while using the mouse, I sometimes unintentioally brush my fingers against the tracking surface, which causes wild zooming and/or scrolling. This is a mild annoyance when, say, editing source code. It is problematic when I'm paying for an item on a website and accidentally back up after completing the sale. It is particularly frustrating with image processing, 3D modeling, and mapping apps, where I may spend several minutes getting just the right view of an object and then mess it all up with one accidental gesture. I eventually disabled all of the optional gestures. I didn't miss them at all, sorry to say. I also disabled the momentum scroll, and turned the scrolling speed way down. These 'desensitization' efforts helped, but still I find this mouse frustratingly uncontrollable. I've never had such difficulties with a mouse before.

    So, after months of patiently trying to adapt my habits to this mouse, and trying to adjust the mouse's behavior to suit me, I give up. It's time to shop for something different.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy and no middle click

    • Written by from Hollis

    I just got my Magic Mouse in the mail and after using for 15 minutes have decided to return it. The mouse feels solid, I'll give it that, but the noise on click is louder than your average mouse. And It makes a lot of noise just moving it around on a mouse pad! It's pretty loud moving around on a bare hard table surface as well.

    The last straw was the missing middle click. I didn't realize just how much I use the middle mouse button (clicking the wheel on a traditional wheel mouse). I use that constantly in a browser to open a link in a new tab.

    I'll go back to my $10 5yr old Dell mouse, thanks.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great for nearly four years

    • Written by from Juneau

    I bought my magic mouse a month or so after it was released. I had always hated Mac mice. This mouse has been fantastic. I use it with my '09 MacBook Pro, and am currently using Mavericks. The mouse has never stuttered, it has nice range (20 feet or so), needs batteries only once every couple months. I'm about to purchase one for a co-worker. Hopefully the quality is still the same!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get this mouse

    • Written by from Honolulu

    About half of the total reviews give this mouse 1 star because the mouse doesn't work within the first year.

    DON'T GET THIS MOUSE!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to like this Magic Mouse......

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    But unfortunately it didn't work as well as I hoped. I have been using a regular PC bluetooth mouse for years on various macbooks, and since i got a new macbook air, I thought I'd try the magic mouse to be able to use the 2 and 3 finger swipes on the mouse instead of the trackpad on the macbook. But unfortunately after 3 weeks of use i don't find it easier to use than the trackpad, as there is far too much friction on the mouse which makes it tedious to swipe on. The mouse is very expensive, so I was hoping it would be worth the cost, but have decided to switch back to my old pc mouse which is more ergonomically comfortable. Hopefully Apple will release a better version of the magic mouse in the future, but for the time being all stick with the cheaper and more comfortable pc mouse option.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    Perfect !

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No reliability

    • Written by from Tangerang Selatan

    at first, i was amazed with this magic mouse, less than a year it was broken. Since i like it, i bought myself a new one, but it was broken again, less than six months, and cannot be fixed. Come on this is a good product, put some reliability on it...

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great mouse

    • Written by from Escondido

    great every day mouse, not good for gaming though.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible mouse.

    • Written by from CENTERVILLE

    This mouse is horrible and so frustrating. It looses connection constantly and interrupts my work all day long as there is no mouse-to-computer communication when it happens. It takes some jiggling, waiting, begging and fancy footwork to get it to connect again. It also slides my pages around the computer without me doing it. All of a sudden my page is swiped away. Often I can get it back; sometimes I cannot. This is a huge time waster as is the connection issue. I would return it but the cord is too short on my only other (Apple) mouse and I can't go without a mouse right now so I am stuck with it. What a waste of money. I do not recommend this product at all.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse!

    • Written by from New York

    I read the reviews here and on the Apple website before I bought this mouse, and they were so mixed. Ultimately, I decided to purchase it anyway and I'm glad I did. This has easily been the best mouse I've ever used. I'm using Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I bought the mouse in mid-September, so I've been using it for about a month. I also want to state that since I read the reviews and knew about some of the problems, I immediately downloaded MagicPrefs before I even started using the mouse.

    First of all, form factor. I don't really care how my mouse looks - I want it to work. However, I DO care about portability, and this mouse is super portable. I had a little Vera Bradley zip ID case (the Clip Zip ID) that I wasn't using, and I can slip the mouse in there easily and throw it in my bag. With Bluetooth there are no dongles to keep track of in the computer or outside, and I have found that the drain on my MacBook Pro isn't as bad as I thought it would be keeping the Bluetooth on all day. I still get about 5 or 6 hours out of my MacBook Pro (I can probably stretch it to 7 hours without the Bluetooth on all day).

    As for comfort - holding this mouse does take some getting used to if you are used to resting your palm against a bigger/fatter mouse, but once I got used to it I have found that this mouse is not terribly uncomfortable and actually improves the position of my wrist greatly. I will say that I get fatigue with this mouse faster than with others - my fingers go stiff faster. However, that's after HOURS a day of usage.

    I have had zero Bluetooth connectivity problems. This mouse has very smooth tracking. It comes on one of the lowest speed settings by default, so you can always turn up the speed, but personally the mid-level speed is fine for me.

    The most magical thing about this mouse is the scrolling. The momentum scrolling is just great - it allows precise control of scroll down a page. I can flick and send my page spinning; I can scroll to an exact place. It's very smooth and honestly, this by itself makes the mouse worth it to me.

    In the past I have found that Apple mice have very unsatisfying clicks since the entire thing depresses, but that's not the case with this mouse - it gives a satisfying click. I have my (regular) preferences set to secondary click, so I can use right click. I have had very few problems with the mouse recognizing the difference between a right click and a left click, and it's usually because I've used my right finger a little too far to the left.

    I think that for most people the regular preferences out of the box are sufficient. With the regular preferences, you can enable secondary click (for a right click) and use the regular scrolling with one finger. If you double tap with your left finger, you can use "smart zoom," which will either zoom in farther or zoom out. I have found that to be jumpy and not all that smart, so I don't use it much. Swiping left or right with one finger allows you to swipe through pages within apps (or for example, I can swipe my Firefox tabs across the top of my window if I have too many tabs open to see in one window), and swiping left or right with two fingers allows you to swipe between apps. Double-tapping with two fingers brings up Mission Control. This works much more reliably than the smart zoom double-tap, for some reason. This, alone, is more than a traditional mouse would give you, so I think it's a bit absurd to say that the Magic Mouse is basically unusable out of the box.

    So basically, I think any OS X user who wants smooth tracking and a variety of options in their mouse would do well to take a look at this one!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from New York

    Battery life is horrible. Despite new battery connections drops very frequently. Will not recommend to buy it.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Product

    • Written by from Toronto

    On many levels it should be delight. But this mouse is technically flawed. Well, my unit is notoriously bad at staying connected. It'll just drops—with plenty of battery—then reconnects. Sometimes I have to flick the switch on the back on then off to make it happen. That little switch is also so flimsy that you half expect it to give up the ghost and really make for totally inconsistent experience.

    I want a usable mouse, which this isn't over the long-term. This product simply doesn't meet Apple's otherwise high standards.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design defect

    • Written by from Macon

    When this works new out of the box, it is a wonderful, innovative product. No other mouse I know approaches its versatility and ease of use. Pairing was easy with a MacBook Air. But after only a few months when the batteries ran down and I didn't use it (I was out of the country), the batteries leaked and the mouse became inoperative. The green LED did not come on with new batteries and cleaned terminals. The batteries were not the culprits, they were good Duracell batteries. On other web sites I have noticed the same problem.
    Apple has to correct this design defect. This is an unacceptable shortcoming from an otherwise very innovative product. For its price, I cannot afford to replace them twice a year.
    I trust Apple engineer read these reviews and will rectify this unfortunate design defect.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless piece of junk.

    • Written by from La Honda

    This bluetooth mouse isn't worth the money I paid for it. It constantly looses connection (in use no more than 12 inches from my Mac Mini). I have changed the battery numerous times. Turned it off, turned it on, swiped it on different surfaces. Nothing helps. I've gone back to using the USB mouse I had before. Thank goodness I didn't toss that.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but poor design

    • Written by from Floral Park

    It took a little bit to get used to it but once I did liked it a lot. However with daily use the bottom starts to grind off leaving metal filing from it all over my work space and on me. Noting this to a few friends who also have it, it doesn't matter if a mouse pad is used or not. So in the end it's a health hazard.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to rechargeable

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Seriously $70 for mouse and it still uses AA batteries?? I'm tired of buying batteries for this mouse. Make the next version rechargeable.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad tracking / Not precise

    • Written by from Columbia

    The mouse keeps having issues moving on the mouse mat. I tried it with it, without it, over glass, over paper, over leather, over a matte plastic surface, and nothing. The precision of it is really bad. The rubber pads at the bottom make the mouse to stick to almost every surface, so when you have to be very precise, and apply little force to it to move it 2 or 3 pixels, it keeps sticking to the surface, and if you apply more force it "jumps" from where you are. Dissapointed. I am going back to the Apple Store for a refund. My old Dell plastic US$ 3 mouse does it waaaaay better than this US$ 74.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but it get me crazy disconnecting by itself

    • Written by from Sanford

    The functionality of the mouse if good, easy to use and practicable.
    The down side of it, is that the battery life is poor and for some reason it disconnects a lot during use.
    For the price charged, in my opinion I wouldn't like to experience problems with it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't know why people keep complaining.

    • Written by from Albert Lea

    I've owned my magic mouse for 4 months and haven't had to replace the batteries yet. It's tracking works great and it never misreads my touches or clicks. It is my favorite mouse I have ever owned.

    506 of 509 people found this useful