• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery hungry fella

    • Written by from ROUBAIX

    The mouse is great. It's not easy to manage with it but still.... Logitech stole the show :) As for energy. Well this is hungry fella man. It eats up the batteries.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this mouse!!

    • Written by from Mountain Top

    At first, this is a great little mouse. All of the features work well, and it's very convenient. But after having this mouse for a little over a year it just doesn't want to connect to my Mac anymore. I've tried everything - charging the batteries, replacing them - NOTHING WILL WORK!! If it didn't break so easily it might be worth the extra money it costs to get it, but after breaking so soon it's just not worth $70...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible ergonomics negate all the good features

    • Written by from Wantagh

    I bought the Magic Mouse with my new MacBook Pro. While I love the features of the mouse, it is terribly designed in terms of ergonomics. The mouse is WAY too small and slim and it makes it difficult to hold. The flat design does not fit at all the way a mouse should in your hand and actually makes it painful to hold the mouse. It will be going back to the store tomorrow and ends my streak of never returning an Apple product.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad Day.

    • Written by from Corona

    Ok I got my magic mouse with my brand new iMac and absolutely loved it. I had a problem with the first mouse randomly turning itself on and off again. So I took it into the Apple Store, and after enough complaining and explaining my situation time and time again to employees/managers, I was able to get a new Magic mouse in exchange for my old one. This one has the same problems as the old one of turning on/off randomly, etc. etc. etc.

    So basically, i love the mouse, and all it's features of the multitouch etc. I think it's great. But for some reason, the thing keeps turning itself off still. So I think the Old Mighty Mouse is looking like a good bet right now.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting concept but inconsistencies plague this device...

    • Written by from Pound Ridge

    I was very excited to buy this device and use it with my wireless keyboard. Sadly, the right mouse button is very inconsistent. I can push the button over and over again in the same spot (at the right edge and/or right side of the mouse) and many times it will performa the correct right mouse button action, but then occasionally it performs the left button action instead. This is extremely annoying and interrupts the natural flow of mouse use. I have decided to return mine and use my previous logitech USB mouse instead.

    I'm giving this 2 stars because it is still very useful as a one button mouse. Perhaps they will fix this in a future incarnation of the wireless mouse.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought it - about to return it

    • Written by from Burlington

    Perhaps there are some good uses for this mouse but I'm not taking the time to find out, I plugged in my cheap Microsoft optical mouse from my PC and it works perfect so the Magic Mouse is going back.

    I need a mouse as a supplement to the track pad because I spend so much time on the computer and the skin on my finger can only take so much, the sharp edge on the Mac cuts into my palm and the change is good to reduce carpal tunnel symptoms. If I wanted a separate trackpad I would have just bought it - although I may still do that to get away from the sharp edge and let me use my laptop in other positions.

    I agree with the other negative comments I read about performance. Its too heavy, too slow even with the settings maxed out and takes too much wrist and hand movement to negotiate the screen. If the basics aren't covered then the rest don't matter.

    As for how it looks on my desk, this is the least import feature. Most of the great comments I read start with its appearance. If it works great AND looks great bonus but let's start with works great.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Huntington

    I know it is my fault not reading more carefully what this mouse does but with its smooth surface, I had expected it to have very similar functions to the trackpad on my new Air. I have tried using Magic Preferences but that is way too complicated for my needs and they aren't joking when they say that tapping can be difficult.

    It is a pity because I use my Air as a desktop and I had hoped that the MM would work as a substitute for the trackpad. Back to Logitech.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Range is terrible

    • Written by from Broken Arrow

    I really wanted to like this mouse (like every mouse Apple has made) but here they just missed the mark. The concept is just Amazing but in use it doesn't work for me. The range is terrible. Unless the mouse is setting next to the computer it "freezes" and skips when you try to use it. also it is VERY small. I have large hands I had trouble gripping it and moving it. If you are a woman who uses the mouse right next the your computer or Macbook this may be a great mouse but for Men or people who have their keyboard and mouse under their desk on a tray or sliding drawer this mouse does NOT work.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery killer, poor quality control

    • Written by from Érd

    The bundled Energizer batteries lasted 30 days. Other batteries may last as short as 9 days.
    The tracking speed is way too slow for comfortable use, even on the highest setting (OS's fault).
    I bought mine new and it was scratched on the bottom out of the box, and the right click has a noticeable play accompanied by an unpleasant clicking sound.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for light use, but an ergonomic nightmare

    • Written by from Lubbock

    Pros: incredible scroll action, beautiful design, Bluetooth connection

    Cons: physically painful to use, Bluetooth occasionally loses connection

    After a week of using this mouse heavily for 7+ hours each day, I experienced significant pain/swelling in my wrist and twitching in my fingers. I am 25. It was a little scary.

    My hands are large, which meant I had to strain to hold the mouse’s narrow body. Because of the mouse’s low profile and sensitive touchpad, I couldn’t rest my hand on the mouse. I also found the weight of my hand caused accidental clicks because the click button is large and sensitive.

    The finger-swipe thing is a good idea, but it makes the mouse slide back and forth. I found it easier just to click to navigate.

    Ultimately it was a frustrating and painful tool to work with, despite its sleek appearance. I switched to an ugly Logitech mouse and no longer have to sleep in a wrist brace (one of the mouse’s hidden costs for me).

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    Constantly loses Bluetooth connection! I have used this on the iMac it came with and my white MacBook. I have the same issues on both.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Hugo

    Mouse is awesome...I love the scroll feature, but is anyone else going through like ten million batteries?

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but needs refinement

    • Written by from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    This is a great mouse concept, the trackpad idea is an amazing idea. But it could be refined. First of all, there is no distinction between the buttons and the trackpad, so it's very easy to touch the trackpad when clicking the buttons or just by brushing it a little with your palm, especially annoying when playing a game which requires scrolling.

    Also with the normal Apple mouse to which I'm used, I really liked the fact that I could program four different functions on it: Exposé when clicking the trackball and Dashboard with the side buttons. I cannot do that anymore.

    So despite the innovation (not talking about the wireless part which is nothing new), when you consider that the original could do everything that the magic mouse can do, and more, then I see no point for it. What I want to see is a hybrid of the 2 mouses somehow: more distinction between pad and buttons, and more buttons. Also more ergonomy. It's giving me cramps.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Laser Is Bad

    • Written by from FRISCO

    i was very excited to use this mouse when i first got it so i connected it to my macbook pro on my smooth granite counter. they lie when they say it works on any surface it was horrible on and sort of rock counter

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses Connection CONSTANTLY

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    Sometimes the mouse will lose its wireless connection every few hours but sometimes it loses connection every couple of minutes. Plenty of blogs out there complaining of this so I am not alone. There are lots of theories how to solve it but I have found none of them to work. I'm so aggravated by constantly having to restore the wireless connection that I'm giving up and retiring the mouse. Very disappointing product from Apple.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice looking mouse... but that's about it.

    • Written by from Halifax

    I bought mine as soon as the Magic Mouse came out and is still using it.
    Sure, Magic Mouse looks very nice on a desktop compared to my prehistoric but comfortable Logitech mouse. But if you want function, reliability, and comfort, don't even fancy the idea of buying this mouse for any serious work other than light web surfing.
    As soon as you touch the mouse, you will feel like the cold metal is sucking the heat right out of your hand. I find myself trying to warm my right hand constantly while using this mouse. It literally repels your touch with its soul suckingly cold metal.
    The pretty but completely non-ergonomic design of the mouse will also tire out your fingers and hand very quickly.
    The lack of buttons which you can program is also a huge downside to the mouse.
    Only reason I still use this mouse is because I don't do any serious work on my iMac and because of the shame of admitting that I bought a completely useless mouse because I thought it was pretty.
    Do yourself a favor, go buy a regular mouse. Your eyes might disagree, but your hand will thank you.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Conceptually promising. Just doesn't work.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I bought this to replace a mighty mouse on a 2008 Mac Pro. While the mighty mouse had very good bluetooth reception (but fragile and had poor ergonomic design) the Magic Mouse has the exact opposite problem. It's well designed and forward looking, but creates the the most frustrating user experience when paired with a 2008 Mac Pro. It stutters constantly with only the occasional moment of non-stuttering. Works fine with my 2008 MacBook pro as a consolation, but have no use for it there.

    Also the battery cover falls off very, very easily. So yes, it's fragile too.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If this one breaks, I'm not replacing it.

    • Written by from Suncook

    This is probably the second worst mouse I've ever used. I love the idea. The inertial scrolling is a good feature, but its not anything you can't do with an $80 logitech mouse (with a wheel). After about 2 hours of use, your hand just hurts. Its such at awkward position.

    Things this mouse is good for:
    -browsing the net
    -writing documents (basically occasional use things)
    -looking awesome on your desk

    Things that this mouse is bad at:
    -Photoshop/Illustrator
    -Moving the pointer across a screen without picking it up
    -being comfortable

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good idea poorly executed

    • Written by from Calgary

    the laser does not work well on some surfaces and it does not fit well in the hand.
    The touch pad is a good concept and I like the philosophy of minimal moving parts but the wheel is still a much more useful feature.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun concept, but not so fun to work with

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I was super-excited to use this mouse at work, but unfortunately, once the cool factor of the (limited) touch interface wears off, you are left with:

    * Relatively slow drag response -- I had to adjust the tracking speed beyond normal limits using Terminal to be satisfied with tracking across the screen

    * Random scrolling -- periodically, when clicking frequently, the mouse will scroll in or out (super frustrating in games, for example, where scroll wheel changes weapons)

    * Repetitive stress injury -- I had never had a problem with repetitive stress before, but after 3 months of using this mouse at work, I get pain while using my laptop trackpad and had to switch to a trackball to get relief

    To add insult to (tangible, physical) injury, the thing burnt through the AA's it came with just sitting alone for a few weeks, and the next set a few weeks after that. The amount it is used does not seem to affect the longevity, just whether or not it is on. (But beware-- switch it off to save batteries, and it may not reconnect if the computer has gone to sleep...)

    I was, again, excited to try this mouse, but after months of use, I can only recommend it to extremely casual users. Power users/developers (or even just those who use the computer for ANYTHING all day), beware.

    Two stars because I think folks who use it two hours a week will enjoy it without damage.

    10 of 14 people found this useful