• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't by the Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Plano

    Save the money and buy a good USB mouse. Just look on the forums and you will see this is a poorly designed mouse with many flaws. A mouse is one of those basic devices that must have complete durability and reliability. This mouse has none of them.

    I'm surprise the Apple keeps peddling this "mouse trap."

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life and erratic, unpredictable mouse movements.

    • Written by from Coatesville

    Battery life is about 2 weeks normal usage on mine. The page keeps moving side to side without warning, most of the time losing the page altogether. Very frustrating, it does this if I just nudge the mouse by mistake, sometimes without touching it at all! And if I am on the internet this is a unacceptable, sometimes losing my page and a site altogether!!!. My friends have the same problem. I do not remember this being this bad on my old Mighty Mouse which just quit after 2 years. Maybe this is worsened by Lion? I had hoped the battery thing would be fixed, but it hasn't. This is not a mouse you want to buy nor is the wireless keyboard I threw away. Blue Tooth has problems at Apple! Is this static electricity?

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from Chicago

    Horrible product - jerky mouse movement makes it useless.

    11 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy if:

    • Written by from Beirut

    1. You have SWEATY palms (hours of work will make ur hands slightly sweaty that u will hate to use the scroll feature!)

    2. Very sensitive, like ur skating bare foot on ice! (moves u to another page with the slightest accidental touch)

    3. Its bottom skates ONLY move on smooth SOLID surfaces. (i sometimes use my mouse on the couch..or anywhere i am sitting)

    4. Heavy!

    5. Painful for MS Office users.

    33 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

    • Written by

    There are times I really like it, it scrolls easily throughout most Word documents. If you remember to turn it off each night, the batteries will probably last longer for you--I always forget. It is just AWFUL in Excel (I am using Office 2011) as well as in two of our in-house database programs. The slightest touch, the lightest breath, and it flies through these software packages and I have to scroll back to where I was only to have it jump forward again immediately. It won't sit long inside a cell--it just doesn't like Excel. I have set it to slow down as much as I can, and this hasn't helped. It's like driving on black ice. Given my enthusiasm when I took it out of the box, I now have to say I hate it.

    282 of 293 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Vernon

    Have used apple products for many years-this has to be one of the worst they have come up with. Ended up turning off all the options, and buying lots of batteries!!!

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST apple gadget

    • Written by from Belgrade

    I'm very loyal Apple user for many years. They never stopped to amaze me with ingenious new products. I hoped that it would be the case with Magic mouse... Boy how wrong was I!!!
    If You ever need middle button on mouse, you would never want this THING near!!!
    So imprecise, so unergonomic, so TRAGIC... !!!!!

    99 of 111 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    • Written by from Farmington

    If you feel like going through a pack of batteries literally every week then go for it! Oh but there's the option to buy an alkaline battery charger for an extra $30 to make it a $100 mouse. Are you kidding me? What a joke. Put a rechargeable lithium battery in it! Come on, this is the 21st century! Must have some deal cut with the battery companies. The corded mouse is just as bad. The down scroll broke a week in. 2011, the year Steve Jobs and Apple died.

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine died very young :-(

    • Written by from Napanee

    This mouse was wonderful while it worked. It came with the iMac 27" when I converted to that from my PC, in August 2011, but by mid September it was *very* frequently losing connection with the iMac. I changed batteries several times to see if that might solve the problem, to no avail. Finally I plugged in an old USB MS IntelliMouse and have been working fine ever since.

    113 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    By far, the most uncomfortable mouse I have ever used! I like the concept, but would love it if it followed the same form and structure of Apple's regular mouse. The old style, with it's curved design, just fits better.

    399 of 410 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    frustrating, don't buy!

    • Written by from Brampton

    I really dislike this mouse. It has very finicky touch detection. There are two major things that I've noticed: It constantly does not detect when I want to right click. More frustratingly, the touch interface which allows you to scroll constantly thinks I am trying to go to the previous page (when using the web), which has resulted in me loosing text I have entered in web pages.

    I do not recommend.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    would have been a great gift but...

    • Written by from winter garden

    just got a new magic mouse went use it for the first time and it did not scroll..looked up why and it said it would not work with my older software 0x 10.4.11 on my mac book pro...go figure.. same thing happened when i bought my i pad 2 and wanted to synch it with my mac book..hate the way apple makes new gadgets but u cant integrate them with apples you currently have that are running perfectly fine just the way they are..... now i have to upgrade my operating system again which i cant afford right now to use my new mouse...the stores should ask you when you purchase their equipment what operating system you are using to see if it will be compatible.There was no information on the packaging letting u know what operating system would work with the magic mouse what happened to customer service at apple...

    45 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from Ludlow

    Awesome concept, great first couple months. Started losing connection a lot even after batteries were replaced. Fell off my desk and broke like a crystal figurine. Now I'd farther use a $10 Logitech wireless mouse that takes less batteries and never loose connection then pay $70 to replace the Mighty Mouse.

    55 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes out to Quickly

    • Written by from Somerville

    I dislike this product because it just stops working and never works again. I have had two mice now and now my second one has stopped working. I haven't spilled anything on it I keep it along with all of my other apple products on my desk and now I am going to have to buy ANOTHER mouse. So to anyone looking to buy this mouse I strongly recommend you do not.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you have the hand of a small child.

    • Written by from BALWYN NORTH

    Although many people like this mouse, I have to say that it is nowhere near as good as it could be.
    First the good points:
    1) It looks great.
    2) Battery lasts for a while.

    Now the problems:
    1) Takes a while to engage with the bluetooth where turning it on.
    2) If you have any sweat or moisture on your fingers it is difficult and uncomfortable to use the touch scrolling.
    3) It is WAY too small. I have normal size male hand and it is uncomfortable to use for a long time.
    4) The scrolling mechanism can become very annoying during game play due to unwanted zooming. the slightest touch of the left or right button can begin zooming - sure you can change this in the settings, but that mean you need to do this for every application.
    5) Quite noisy when in using it on a laminated table.
    6) It would be good that the clicking would not be as loud too.

    Well, you can make up your mind.. Read the other reviews. You will see that many people have similar issues and the positive reviews hang on its good looking design.
    Over all looks good on the desk but uncomfortable to in use.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not stand up to everyday use

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Bought 6 iMacs that came with these magic mouses for work. Unfortunately after 6 months of everyday use...5 of these already have stopped working or our staff had to constantly unplug batteries and reset or reconnect via blue tooth. The iMac were a hit when we changed from PCs..but these mouse really stink!! Everyone has bought 3rd party wired mouses now. Sure, these mouses were cool looking, but they just don't live up to everyday use. Please avoid if you want more than the cool factor.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    • Written by from Maroussi

    This is the worst product Apple has ever produced. Very genius concept; very bad result though. Sometimes it stops working and you need to remove the batteries, then put them back. If you want to right click, you have to take extra care not to touch the mouse with any other finger due to the multitouch. Sometimes it lags very badly.

    208 of 218 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A terrible mouse

    • Written by from Littleton

    I've used this mouse for over two years, on and off. It's an utter disappointment. You'll buy it because it's cute, and the promise of the touch surface is promising, but the reality is somewhat less than satisfying.

    First of all, the surface is too sensitive. It'll pick up your fingers holding/touching the edges to move the mouse and perform all sorts of strange zooms and pans seemingly out of nowhere. Additionally, there seems to be something wrong with the bluetooth (at least on the MacMini): whenever your disk is busy (backing up, moving large files, etc.) the mouse scrolling and clicks stop working. And battery life is quite poor, compared to Logitech and Microsoft mice.

    In particular if you have big hands, stay away from this mouse. It's a very small mouse, and uncomfortable to use for long periods. My hand would start to cramp after a while from the sort of "pinch" position at which I had to hold the mouse, because it was smaller than my palm. It's like using one of those tiny laptop mice.

    The biggest problem is you'll start making allowances for this mouse. It's bluetooth, so it's not very accurate. It's small and uncomfortable, and the touch surface is overly sensitive while its tracking is not sensitive enough. But it's ok, because it's Apple. When you do eventually try another mouse again--and you will--you'll find it's a world of difference and wonder what you were thinking ever using this mouse.

    191 of 202 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The mouse is dying

    • Written by from Ashley

    I got my Magic Mouse in Oct. 2009. Worked great for a time but in the last year it has gotten progressively worse. It lags so badly now and acts as though there is no connection that I have stopped using the little rat. Drove me crazy! The old mouse stills works better than this one. I started using a Logitech mouse again and will go get a new one as I don't intend to use the Magic Mouse any longer. If you have some ideas on why this is please fill me in.

    176 of 185 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money.

    • Written by from Kilwinning

    This has got to be the worst product Apple has made yet. Even if it was quarter the price, it would still be a waste of money! The mouse doesn't feel good in the hand; it just doesn't work ergonomically. Design over substance! Theoretically, its great on paper, the finger movements are all very Apple; but the Bluetooth lags, and the mouse is slow: even at the optimum speed. Very poor Apple, I am very disappointed with this. If I could return it and take back my money, I would.

    36 of 49 people found this useful