• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much the worst mouse Ive ever used

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    My work requires that I use their equipment, or I would throw this garbage out the window.

    1) The extremely thin form of the mouse means that my right wrist starts to hurt after prolonged use. After having for 3 months I try to touch it as little as possible. Good news though is my Vim-fu has increased considerably!

    2) The click is very stiff. Im sure this is contributing to my wrist pain, as you have to put some finger oomph into the thing to make it click. Not just a little tap of the finger, your whole wrist has to contract, which if you have to do 500x a day can become very wearing. The tap to click is extremely sensitive, there is no middle ground. Simply resting your finger on the top of the mouse causes it to click on anything and everything.

    3) The scroll is extremely sensitive. Since there is no scroll wheel, and instead uses the neutered built in track-pad, fine scroll control is nearly impossible, as it registers scroll events constantly when I move my finger the tiniest bit. This 'feature' cannot be changed in settings. Besides the physical pain using this mouse causes me, this is the most annoying 'feature,' as scroll control is nearly impossible.

    4) In order to actually customize the functionality of the mouse, you must download a 3rd party controller called MagicPrefs. Without it the mouse is unusable.

    If you're considering using this in a work environment, where you're going to be using the mouse all day every day for long periods, run, dont walk, away. Ive had to steal the $5 dell mouse from the unoccupied cube next to me so my hand doesnt cramp up every day.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For me it's ok unit.

    • Written by from Fullerton

    Apple Farming user.
    100% love with Apple touch pad on Macbook Air. I didn't have silk soft feeling from any other product then apple.
    Now i have iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook Air, Mac Mini therefore i have 5 apple tree, my dream is having iMac for finalize my Apple farming.

    However sorry about the long story.

    This mouse has pro and con, also this is very focus on my personally experience.

    Pro

    1. Multi touch
    2. Touch respond
    3. Size
    4. Quality of hardware
    5. Bluetooth
    6. no no no driver and crazy setting
    7. no ad's from driver or manufacture.

    Con
    1. Size - too thin for me. (I am very use to with Razer Naga, it's very big and thick mouse)
    2. Touch respond is ok but DPI is very low. (personally set Naga at 8000 DPI, my friend and family member having a hard time when they using my mouse, However use mouse at this rate for very long time i am so use to with this) - this will not cut down the star, because it's only personal reference.
    3. Battery - Mouse drain battery power fast. When i use normal battery type it's nightmare. But it stay very long when i use high density cap battery. So expensive mouse must have expensive battery if you don't like replace them every 2 week. Normal battery personally i replace them every 2weeks but after having high density battery i replace them every 7weeks.
    4. My friend was right. If i give them a choice of between Magic mouse and Magic touchpad which one you prefer more? 100 / 100 friend said "Magic Touchpad" why? because it's just better then Magic mouse. After having and using both mouse and touchpad, hmm i know why people willing to have extra Magic Touchpad.


    not pro not con

    1. Default Magic Mouse or Magic Touchpad apple control panel setting is great but if you have "JiTouch" app it will help you and give you more option with touch mouse and pad. I am using it about 6 month, it's very useful.
    2. This is review is very focus on my personal experience.

    Thank you so much reading long story. And sorry about the spell and sentence error.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    On the fence

    • Written by from San Diego

    Geek factor is through the roof. There's no doubt this mouse is cool. The bigger issue is getting through the day without feeling like I put my hand into a blender. A nearby Logitech m705 is my "gotta get stuff done" mouse.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really stylish if unergonomic

    • Written by from Zemun

    This is not your Logitech or Genius mouse. This is full touch sensitive, most stylish mouse you'll see. It behaves very well, tracks very well as long as it is on a proper mousepad and multitouch works really nicely.

    Still, it's not ergonomic. It is a bit awkward to hold - but this really depends on your holding style. If you rest your hand on mousepad you should be fine. If you rest your hand on the mouse... you're out of luck, unless you have hands of an alien.

    Still, I am very content with Magic Mouse. Recommended!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function -- Bad Ergonomics and Overly Sensitive

    • Written by from Park City

    Another Form over Function Apple product .... why does Apple seem to do that these days.

    - Shape: Looks really, really cool. But, it isn't as comfortable to use as other Mice (Microsoft Touchpoint is much more comfortable)
    - Overly Sensitive:
    -- The entire surface of the mouse is touch sensitive and it seems to pickup movement of my thumb along the side of the mouse ... which makes the pointer move
    -- When you're filling out a form (especially web forms) or clicking on a webpage, it jumps the pointer around as you move to click on the field or link. Have to take your hand off the mouse, then put it back on.

    One work around that seems to take care of 70% of the problems is to turn off scrolling inertia (System Preferences - Accessibility - Mouse & Trackpad -> change to Scrolling without inertia). I also suggest increasing the scrolling speed (same location) to make up for inertia being turned off.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is very sensitive.

    • Written by from New York

    I have learned never to edit content directly online, especially when using this mouse. An unintentional brush of the finger tip from keyboard to mouse for example, would suddenly bring me to a new page, unable to recover any of the prior work. If you plan to publish or edit content for the web, always do yourself the favor of editing and saving offline first. This mouse became a reminder of why that is important.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever Designed

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    This is the worst, most useless mouse ever designed. The low profile makes it impossible to hold, and the razor shard edges will cut into your flesh after long hours of use. If you want a poorly designed, ergonomically weak mouse with razor sharp edges, then buy this mouse. If you want a mouse you can actually use all day long, look elsewhere.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible. Worst Apple Item I've Ever Owned

    • Written by from Oceanside

    If you plan on doing significant amount of keyboard/mouse work, do NOT buy this mouse. I'm sure it's fine for a little word processing/internet surfing/social media. My wife is taking classes to learn Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop which require a LOT of mousing. She's developed carpal tunnel because of how non-ergonomic this mouse is. Additionally, the "cool" feature of being able to scroll/swipe by touching it actually is fairly annoying because it can start scrolling/swiping as you hand comes into or breaks contact with the mouse unless you are super careful. I've thought of throwing it through a window, but the anger management classes are helping.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical

    • Written by from Winchester

    Not only a sleek and elegant design but the most useful for the whole family! For toes blind parents you just double tap and it will zoom in and zoom out. the way it feels and is shaped matches everyones hands.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Greenbrae

    I've been using the wireless Mighty Mouse for years and love the roller ball feature. However I dropped it and apparently Apple doesn't make the wireless version any more. So first I tried the Magic track pad and don't like it because it's not ergonomic and my hand starts to hurt. Then I tried the Magic Mouse. I hate it! There is no roller ball so you can't move the cursor around the page without moving the mouse, which makes it just like any ordinary mouse. No magic here. You can't move the cursor sideways on a page, which is something I rely on for writing and editing docs. All you can do is scroll up and down or swipe side to side. I don't know why Apple has discontinued making the wireless version of the Mighty Mouse since they still make the wired version. Luckily I found one on Amazon, because I would rather use my old broken Mighty Mouse than a brand new Magic Mouse. Mighty Mouse rules!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most annoying mouse EVER. beautiful but frustrating.

    • Written by from Guelph

    I really like apple products. Some may call me apple junkie but I'm sorry to say that apple mice are the worst. They beautiful to look at it, they are conceptully good, but a nightmare to use them. They are super heavy, super hard to click on the buttons, not sensitive at all, a lot of friction to use them. PLEASE APPLE DO SOMETHING!!!! Completely annoying product. Also, it's not fare to spend $2500 in a combo like iMac and still you have to go an spend some extra dollars to get a decent mouse. I really hope the message get apple and they get to do something about it. SAD, SAD, SAD. I don't get to enjoy my computer for this frustrating piece, beautiful but frustrating.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome yet Awful at the Same Time

    • Written by from Bristow

    Absolutely love the mouse... almost all of the time. The multitouch is amazing, the feel is perfect. The accuracy is superb. Love the scrolling up and down by simple and smooth finger strokes. It is exactly the right height, weight and made of very durable materials (read last sentence of review). The mouse fits into a bag without causing a bulge or being obnoxiously in the way of other bag gear. The battery lasts forever and in a pinch, you can actually use just one battery to power the rodent! (nice job Apple power engineers!).

    What drives me absolutely bat-ship are two features and they really not the mouse but the operating system:
    1 - Smart Zoom
    2 - Swipe Between Pages

    Both of these are like mouse-crack. Once you use it, you have to have to have it. But BUT they typically don't work right when you try to use them and then surprise you by working when you don't intend to use them.

    1 - a slight gitter in your finger as you put your finger down on the mouse activates this feature. Drink two cups of coffee and you will be activating this feature randomly all day. It is disastrous for presentations and completely distracting (like dripping and landing on your face distracting) while working.

    2 - OMG, it never works right. I can try to use this feature 10 times and can't get the browser to go back or forward a page. It threatens by going half way and snapping back. But as soon as I reach from the keyboard and brush the mouse with my pinky finger, BAM, I just go back a page and lose all the information (like this review) that I have been typing.

    The side effect of both of these issues is a periodic onset of Turrets Syndrome and the random activation of the aviation feature of the mouse (Fly Be Free! - Mork).

    Except for these two little mouse droppings, best dang mouse ever produced by anybody.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but terribly-designed

    • Written by from Redwood City

    Don't use this mouse if you care at all about your hands. It's the least ergonomic mouse I've ever owned, and I wish I hadn't bought it.

    My hand starts to hurt after using it for more than maybe an hour (and yes, that's with breaks for typing, stretching, etc.). If you want to hold the mouse comfortably, you'd better have TINY hands -- anyone with average-size or large hands will have to curl their fingers into an unnatural claw-like grip to hold it securely, and your hand will tire quickly. Clicking is even worse -- you almost have to curl your finger back on itself.

    Scrolling is a bit better -- you don't have to exert any force like you do with clicking. But you still have to keep your fingers in an awkward, claw-like position, which makes it hard to hold the mouse itself steady while scrolling.

    Finally, there's the fact that it's wireless -- there are always batteries to change, and for that, you get a range of ... 6 feet? So if you're thinking of using this mouse to control a media-center computer or similar, don't bother. Bluetooth just doesn't have the range.

    About the best that can be said of this mouse is that it's functional -- I've never had any problems scrolling, clicking, or moving the pointer. But the serious ergonomic issues make it difficult to control, and therefore rather imprecise.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I'm not sure what the thought process was behind putting basic double AA batteries in the "Magic Mouse," but it was a horrible decision. Yes, the feeling and swipe functions are great. However, it runs out of power every 1-2 weeks. It magically eats money and time even with rechargeable batteries.

    Compared to the design and smooth process of the rest Apples products, it just seems clunky. One idea is just to make a mouse-pad that charges it or a little station you place it on at the end of the day. My Braun toothbrush even has this down.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very pleased

    • Written by from Somerset

    I love the horizontal scrolling feature of the mac mice. I decided to go with the wireless this time, since my first non-wireless mouse only lasted a year after the chord started to rip. Well this one is super sensitive and drives me nuts. As a designer, it is always moving my art boards around when I don't want it to, changing web pages with the forward and backward side swiping feature.. it is WAY TOO SENSITIVE. But the biggest disappointment of all is with that this mouse DRAINS THE BATTERIES. I had to change my batteries after only having this mouse for ONE MONTH. Then again after ANOTHER MONTH—not to mention I do shut it off. I will have to purchase rechargeable batteries, but I have had a logitech mouse for an entire year and left it on all the time and NEVER had to change the batteries. Apple makes great computers, but once again disappointed with yet another poorly made accessory from them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't get the bad reviews

    • Written by from Jackson

    I love using this mouse when I need something other than the trackpad on my laptop. It goes with me to use on digital exams when I have to click quickly and precisely, but otherwise it usually lives on my desktop for when I use the laptop in clamshell mode. The multitouch gestures are very convenient and reliable. My only complaint is the tracking speed is somewhat slow out of the box, but that was pretty easily corrected by just upping the sensitivity.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware.

    • Written by from East York

    The Magic Mouse has been a bit of a disappointment to me. I bought it to replace an aging Pro Mouse which was still performing it’s single function admirably and without fail. Only when my girlfriend picked up Magic Mouse did I fall for it’s design and versatility. When it’s working, it’s a joy to use. I can even get a month or two out of daily office use on one set of batteries. However too often it looses it’s connection. Often it reconnects after a few minutes on it’s own, but more often I’ve got to track pad my way over to the Bluetooth icon and pair it manually. On a number of occasions I’ve had to delete it’s Bluetooth record completely and re-pair as if the mouse were new. Finally, on one occasion the Magic Mouse remained un-discoverable by Yosemite for two days despite a battery change an multiple power cycles. (Both computer and mouse).

    My bottom line is that I truly enjoy the Magic mouse as a beautifully designed and versatile tool, but I live in fear of reliability issues. Especially during presentations and after battery changes. 2/5 from me. It’s pretty, but it’s made me look unprepared enough that it now stays behind while my MBP and I attend meetings.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase!

    • Written by from Wallingford

    I got this for Christmas a couple years ago and still use it all the time! It's very functional as a student and easy to bring with me on-the-go. The battery lasts surprisingly long. I definitely recommend this product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but drains loads of battery

    • Written by from Harderwijk

    The functioning of the Magic Mouse is great. It perfectly fits all needs and provides the best mouse alternative to the Magic Trackpad. However, never in my life have I had a product, especially a mouse, that drains battery as fast as this one. I understand that a more capable product requires more energy, but I'm well under way to having to replace the batteries every 3-4 weeks at a normal use. Back in the darker Windows-ages of my life, I had a mouse that could easily work for 4-5 months straight. That's really not what I expect from Apple products.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much functionality falls short of a usable experience

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Today I finally threw my Magic Mouse in the garbage. I feel silly for using it for so long. This mouse was amazing to use, not just tracking but swiping between webpages and sizing. But after a year I gave up on it's bluetooth connectivity. It worked just fine about 90% of the time, but would occasionally something would go wrong in the connection and it would become all but unusable. Connecting/disconnecting constantly, the movement would be jittery and you could land the cursor on your target, and all the swiping magic would just come to a screeching halt. I'm giving this a mouse 2 stars because I did love the controls, but the fact is that it's completely unusable.

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