• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Mouse

    • Written by from Kettering

    Dear oh dear, have been using PC's for a long time with many different off the shelf mice (plural) and price ranged from £12 to £50, the top end were not much better in performance than the cheaper ones in my view except for look and feel. I moved to an iMac at home, a macbook pro and bought the magic mouse for £59. OMG, from day one it was awkward, massive battery hunger and I ended up smashing the thing to bits in my office in front of somebody after yet another mouse lockout. This was after about 5 months of agonising use. Plugged in a £10 logitech mouse from Asda and 10 months later no problems and just one battery change.

    Rubbish product and these reviews that give it 5 stars and state its excellence are complete horse manure

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very slow!!!

    • Written by from south riding

    just received my IMAC 27...mouse is visually very appealing but when using on a 27'' screen it is very slow...I changed the tracking speed to the fastest but still it is slow...if I need to go from top of the screen to the apps at the bottom of the screen or from one side to the other side, I have to make two moves , because cursor won't move from one side to the other side in one move...I need to drag it on the mouse pad twice to get the cursor to the edges of the screen....I am very happy with my Microsoft mouse 5000.....FOR PPL WHO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE BIG SCREEN I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Microsoft 5000 mouse...with a small move of your wrest you can easily move the cursor from one end of the screen to the other end, gives you a very easy navigation...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If only it didn't require batteries...

    • Written by from Aurora

    I really love this mouse especially for side scrolling when editing but the bluetooth connectivity makes it useless. It's glitchy and it seems to burn through batteries fairly quickly. If only apple made a wired version. Mighty mouse is in the drawer for now.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for serious graphic designers

    • Written by from Farmington

    Have you tried using this mouse when you're in Illustrator? It's all over the place. I cannot use the Apple Magic Mouse for design and have switched for the trackpad. It took a little getting used to but I use it daily now and have never looked back. When I need to be even more precise I use a Wacom tablet. Apple just can't seem to make a good mouse...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form leaves function in the dust

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My new magic mouse is beautiful. Typical Apple elegance, redefining the aesthetic concept of the lowly mouse. Except - every time I try to use it, I am horribly disappointed. My fingers find no natural home on the impeccably symmetrical, totally convex flowing surface. I have tried everything from gripping the sharp edges with my thumb and ring finger and arching my forefinger and middle finger to the forward corners of the upper surface, to laying my entire palm atop the device and trying to capture it against the table. Nothing works well; unintended commands send my now overly feature-laden desktop skidding off in odd directions.

    I hate this thing. And I hate that I am forced to hate it. Apple, please reconsider the relative contributions of form and function before you design your next piece of art.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Mouse...

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This mouse is beautiful, amazing, fast, holds incredibly battery life and feels great in your hand. It's amazing what Apple can do!

    I bought this a few years back along with the rechargeable battery pack which is a life saver. Everything Apple creates is carefully thought through on a consumers daily use. The rechargeable pack is small, charges quickly and doesn't take up space in your suitcase, backpack or even a pocket. Whereas chargers for Energizer, Duracell and other 3rd party brands are invasive.

    I highly recommend this mouse, it's the best $69 you'll ever spend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse I have ever used

    • Written by from royersford

    I Love this mouse from Apple and wish I would have bought it a long time ago after messing around with all of the Logitech's!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    you're gorgeous...

    • Written by from Victoria

    ... but it's just not working out. you're way too unpredictable. I'm afraid I'm ditching you for your friend logitech m510. Seriously - I've been trying to use this mouse for work for the past 3 months and I just can't take it any more. Way too sensitive when working in illustrator or InDesign. You're zoomed in trying to move an object precisely and Magic mouse decides to go for a run to the opposite side of the page - really really frustrating. Maybe it's me and not you?????

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    Being a recent Windows convert, it took some time to get accustom to this mouse. But now I love it and is probably the best mouse I have ever used.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Chandler

    Very hard to use. Horizontal scroll, really? NOT USEFUL! So annoying.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Magic Mouse is disappointing

    • Written by from Ontario

    The Magic Mouse is visually appealing and when it is working, it is fine (better than okay, but not excellent). These are some of the more frustrating problem areas:
    --It uses up two AA batteries (as others have written) approximately every three-four weeks. Irritating. I ordered some high-capacity rechargeable batteries in hopes that this would help me from buying new ones. This created a new problem with rechargeable batteries. Because they are not as strong as regular AAs, they need to be replaced about once each week, which is quite inconvenient.
    --It disconnects. About every few weeks, my Magic Mouse decides that it is not going to connect/pair with my MacBook Pro laptop. Irritating. Even if the batteries are registering as more than 50 percent charged, I usually have to replace the batteries to get it to pair with my MBP.
    As a comparison, my Apple wireless keyboard works terrifically well, never drops its connection with my MBP, and the batteries last for about a year or more.
    I was going to buy another Magic Mouse, thinking that mine was just a dud. After reading the reviews, I will wait until a new and improved model is available. We should not have to buy a competitor's product just to get a mouse that works.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Garden City

    This mouse is great. I was apprehensive in buying the mouse. I myself am a review reader so I get hesitant when reading some of these bad reviews. I use a 2013 macbook pro and have had no problems with this mouse. I find the multifunctions very useful and not confusing at all. I also use this in the classroom. I can have my computer at my desk and the mouse up in front of the classroom to teach and it works just fine. I have had to change the original batteries recently (thought the battery life on those were a little short) but I put in some lithium batteries and seems to be doing just fine. Love the fact that I do not have to shut off this mouse all the time. It senses when the computer is on and off, or sleeping. This is a very functional and useful mouse. Only thing it falls short on is tasks that require you to hold down the first "button" which clicking the second. For example in a first-person shooter where you zoom in your scope with one button and fire the shot with the second. I don't expect this mouse to be a gaming mouse at all but found it almost useless in first person shooters like Borderlands 2.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing product

    • Written by from Davis

    The BEST mouse I have been ever used. Amazing product

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of AA Batteries Going in to Landfills

    • Written by from Hopkinton

    The mouse came with my new iMac, a computer I love. It took a few days to get used to the mouse capabilities, and the ponderously slow tracking speed (even on fastest setting). Have had many phantom page swipes, inadvertent zooming, lost signal issues. But, I could live with the poor ergonomics, it is the battery life that gets me. using top of the line Duracell batteries, this is my third pair in 7 weeks. Shouldn't it go in to some sleep mode when not being used?

    Going back to my Logitech Wireless.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE Best

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I have been using all kinds of mice since the first computer came out and nothing compares to the ease of use with the Magic Mouse. I love the smooth action and multi functionality on every surface (wood, concrete, granite, pants leg...). It is also extremely accurate. You should check it out for yourself at an Apple store near you.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool but needs some nerve

    • Written by from Weston

    Looks really great and most of time it works.
    But it behaves crazy when I am using maps and power points. Looks like it has a brain, it can scroll or zoom in automatically. I am really crazy some times.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Johannesburg

    The thing about Apple products is that they are designed with the human in mind. Intuitive. Smart. Incredible aesthetic. The magic mouse is incredible!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointing

    • Written by from Highland

    In a nutshell, it was unusable. In almost 30 years of buying Apple products, it's the only one I've had to return because of its dismal performance. It's hyper, hyper sensitive and causes the mouse to zip all over the screen at will. It was a tracking nightmare.

    I tried for a few weeks to get accustomed to it, but it behaved erratically from day one and never stopped. By the end, I was ready to pull my hair out.

    I look forward to the day when Apple retires this version and releases a reliable, stable Magic Mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool functionality, terrible battery life

    • Written by from Tracy

    I received the Magic Mouse with my new iMac 27" and it took a little awhile to get used to. The added functions are unique to the design (swiping up and down) but it does cause problems from time to time. My page will accidentally swipe sometimes with only the slightest touch and it's frustrating to use with Adobe Bridge (if you're a Photoshop user). If you remove your hand from the mouse while in Bridge and put it back on, the thumbnails will freak as they bounce back and forth between photos numerous times. Or, it will scroll through dozens of photos by the slightest touch. It's a common problem and has been noted on Adobe forums extensively.

    But the worst thing about it is the drain on batteries. Like most Apple products, this is a real bummer. I go through batteries every three or four weeks. I use my computer about 8 to 10 hours a day. So, it's been a real toss-up between functionality and battery life issues.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Reliable

    • Written by from SHOREWOOD

    Mouse is the best ever until it stops working. Lasted less than one year, not long enough for something this expensive. Stopped tracking accurately.

    5 of 9 people found this useful