• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Few other mouses mis the mark so well.

    • Written by from La Canada

    This mouse has a very straightforward design flaw: overloaded input.

    The touch of my finger simply does too much. When I click, the surface senses my skin's position changing, which moves the cursor so I can't select accurately. When I'm scrolling, my finger rarely runs perfectly down the middle of the mouse, so I swing left or right. When I try to click, it might work or it might not, depending on where my finger is on the surface -- which is a problem because I can't *feel* where my finger is on the surface.

    If I had to think of a metaphor for trying to use this mouse it would run along the lines of trying to tap a specific spot on a ball, while balancing that ball on another ball, and moving both balls to indicate where you want the mouse, while trying your hardest not to move any other part of your skin that contacts the entire apparatus.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Sluggish. Bluetooth does not play nice since last Yosemite update

    • Written by from Delta

    I have been having nothing but problems. Bluetooth and mouse lose connect. Been to the store twice. The solution looks like wait for an update or use a different mouse. Do not buy until they have fixed the problem. Logitech mouse - receiver mouse is awesome and snappy. Like I said, do not buy until Apple gets this fixed. No use asking their tech people at store. They just want you to log the problem. How nice being a tester for Apple. Go Logitech non Bluetooth mouse and save yourself a lot of aggrevation.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Overall: 9/10 For me the elegance and unique momentum touch-tracking-scrolling features far outweigh the slight over-price. But this delicate piece of electronic art is about as tough as a wine glass. The cool plastic case it comes in which, ironically, is actually tough, should actually come a "handle with care" label on it. But still . . .My FAVORITE mouse, ever.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wayyyy too sensitive

    • Written by from Kew

    Trying to use this thing is the hardest thing I've tried to do in a long time! Zooms, pans, scrolls, jumps when I just touch it. All I want to do is click on one thing on a page but I have to try several times and eventually just use the track pad. So annoying.

    And not to mention so unergonomic with its weird shape and not moving smoothly on the surface beneath it. Urrrgh.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Afton

    I have been using the Magic Mouse at work for over a year now and I love it!!! I just purchased a new Mac and there wasn't a question in my mind that I absolutely had to have the Magic Mouse to make my Mac complete. I have seen some reviews about the mouse not moving smoothly and how it's to small etc... In my opinion it moves just fine and it's the perfect size. I don't play games so I wouldn't know about how " precise the mouse must be" but I do edit tons of photos and videos and it works great.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Pasig

    Do not be deceived, this product is horribly inaccurate and so difficult to hold and use! I regret buying this product and should be selling mine to someone very soon.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, Bad implementation with lots of issues.

    • Written by from SALEM

    I really want to use this thing as the features are almost required in apps like Final Cut, but it's so laggy, imprecise and uncomfortable it's actually a hinderance and annoyance.

    For nearly 3-years I've tried three different Magic Mice, on a 2009 MacPro and 2011 MacBook Pro through 3 major OS X upgrades with identical results. I've even tried external BlueTooth Adaptors and spent hours with the advanced Bluetooth RSSI utilities trying to resolve possible interference issues, tried different surface types and textures and my conclusion is that is just inferior to a wired USB mouse and even an older LogicTech MX Revolution wireless mouse that uses it's own wireless adaptor.

    I have used e a number of wired mice from cheap to top of the line with predictable and useable results but with the Magic Mouse movements such as fast and tight circles and rapid reversals of direction results in erratic movements sometimes even producing curser movements in the opposite direction. Moving the Magic Mouse very slowly results in skips and lags.

    About time for a new mouse

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So, so disappointing

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    I bought this about 2 years ago and at first thought it was superb. I loved the shape and the ease of use but it has suddenly refused to function and for no reason that we can fathom whereas the one I have had for many years which I use with a different laptop, still Apple, is perfect.
    I love Apple products usually but I shall not buy another of these!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But Terrible Battery Life

    • Written by from Roy

    The Magic Mouse is awesome so long as you're using the Magic Prefs app and don't mind constantly swapping batteries. I ended up purchasing the Mobee wireless charging system to offset the constant need to replace the two AA batteries every month

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse Blows

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I never thought I'd be this disappointed by a mouse. Where do I start? It's not ergonomically correct. It is too flat, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. The mouse is overly sensitive, which requires you to hold it in an unnatural position. I'll be zoomed in on a file doing something and "zing!" the d*mn thing will scroll me down 20 pages in a document. The edges of the mouse are sensitive to movement, so just handling the mouse messes up what you're doing. I have adjusted the settings six ways to Sunday to fix this, but no dice. Battery dependency: This is shameful. I have gone through a ton of batteries with this thing. Make it with a cord! It doesn't matter how sleek and cool it looks if it doesn't work. I'm about to go Office Space on this thing...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from strongsville

    I love the features of this mouse but I'm changing batteries every two weeks! I wish apple would make a magic mouse that had a cord. The only reason I bought one of these was because I was sick of cleaning the track ball on the normal mouse.

    Otherwise I love this mouse the scrolling is a little slower than the older mouse but not bad.


    Please lets go green and make a magic mouse that is corded

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ----Great Disappointment----

    • Written by from Castle Hill

    The apple magic mouse seemed like a good addition to my mac, and i bought it to the disappointment of having it drop in and out of service every 10 seconds. (one second its working, next second its not working and have to wait 10 or more seconds for it to reconnect)
    i have gone back to my Microsoft wired mouse, that i have had for the past 5 years...
    although the magic mouse house great features, it needs to be fixed with the connection issues.
    (yes i changed the batteries on it every time this issue occurred).

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery hog

    • Written by from Katonah

    It works well enough, but uses 4 times more batteries than my old Logitech. Also, the battery cover/plate pops off easily.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be better!

    • Written by from Federal Way

    The mouse once connected works great! But bluetooth connection is really poor, it takes way too long to connect and sometimes you have to click coupe of times to connect to my Mac Pro!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY can't APPLE make this with rechargeable batteries?????????????????

    • Written by

    waste of batteries all the time, change every few weeks. Make one that plugs into USB overnight to charge.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just can't

    • Written by from Peach Bottom

    My mom has this mouse and I hate using her computer because the mouse just does whatever it wants when you place your hand on it. It is the cause of a lot of frustration and I am buying batteries for her old mouse and changing it for her. She got lost and called me to navigate her home, I used her computer and everytime I tried to move google maps over to see the next intersection it would zoom in or out to the point I couldn't see anything.
    Suggestion: change the sensitivity of the surface so when you place your hand on the mouse it doesn't think you are trying to swip or scroll. I almost threw it against the wall in frustration.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect...

    • Written by from Barnsley

    I love the Apple Magic Mouse, but I that love has it's limits ... just like the batteries. If there'd been a USB cable version, I'd have not had to buy a mouse from someone else.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful