• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for iPad users

    • Written by from Lillington

    Unless one wishes to use the iMac like an iPad, this mouse is quite a disappointment. Inadvertent slight lateral movements of the finger result in the page one is working on being swiped to the right out of sight; then, when one learns how to get the page back into view, he finds that all the work he has done on the page has disappeared. One learns that the lateral swipe losses can be prevented by going to the mouse icon under System Preferences and disabling the lateral swipe function. Then he is left with a page that is rather loosely contained within a box that's a little bit larger than the page itself within which the page wiggles and jiggles and bounces around so that it is rather difficult to do things like put a dot in a circle that's on the page because the page moves erratically in response to slight inadvertent movements of fingers on the mouse shell. I am now trying to find a replacement mouse as my original mouse (the Mighty Mouse) lost ability to scroll up and down pages. I got the Magic Mouse because it is the only mouse now available that is made by Apple, which means I must go through a process of finding a Logitech mouse that works satisfactorily ― more about that under Logitech options.

    66 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is TOO sensitive!

    • Written by from New York

    I have this mouse and I do NOT recommend it. It's constantly doing things I DON'T want it to do because it responds to EVERY move I make. I far prefer a mouse that responds only to discrete movements that I purposely choose.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An ergonomic DISASTER

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I love this mouse. The multi-touch scrolling is awesome... but I hate this mouse! It's too flat and puts the hand in an uncomfortable position. I experience wrist pain when using for several hours. Unfortunately, there is nothing else on the market that fills the void, so I've been using my old USB mighty mouse lately, only because it is a more comfortable shape. Another thing with regards to ergonomics; why can't there be a wired version? Pushing around batteries all day long puts unnecessary strain on the wrist; a battery free mouse is so much lighter.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISCONNECTS!!

    • Written by from Reno

    The mouse is HORRIBLE!!! It disconnects all the time... seems that it does not work well with iMac's bluetooth!!!

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Control Issues

    • Written by from Theodore

    This is without question the worse performing mouse I have ever experienced. The amount of effort just to manage entries in a spreadsheet is doubled due to the unexpected behavior of the mouse. It is difficult to stop a scroll in the exact location. It skitters rapidly across columns or rows sometimes without even a touch. No amount of sensitivity adjustments make the device acceptable. It is impossible to control in a scrolling function. Don't waste your money on this 'not for prime time' device.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from FREEPORT

    I hate this mouse almost as much as the stupid trackpad. One of the worst interfaces in computer history.
    Terrible battery life. Loses connection constantly even with new batteries.
    After twenty years of computer mac useage, i feel the new direction apple is going is just plain terrible.

    115 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT! a good choice...

    • Written by from Glasgow

    This seemed to be a magnificent choice when I was looking for a smooth mouse for my new Macbook pro, but it turns out to be a really annoying piece of equipment.

    Ok, the design is really beautiful, and it feels great in your hand BUT it's super heavy, hard to move around and above all SLOOOOOOOW. It's is super slow, I had to change the settings in terminal to be able to make ir quicker.

    So, I ended up using my sister's Acer Mouse from her Acer netbook :S It's small and quick...

    118 of 128 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad News...

    • Written by from Berthoud

    So I have a new imac about a year old.... Now magic mouse won't work. Took it to work it worked fine brought it home the clock just spins.... Don't work! Slam it into a million peaces... I feel better. At least I have my USB. Also huge amont of batteries and recharges...Mac user since 85! Will not buy another one! Stick with USB or trackpad

    83 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever!

    • Written by from East Boston

    This mouse drains batteries within days. My old mouse worked perfectly fine with my last iMac. However, when the last one crashed and we had to replace it, this new iMac came with this new mouse and my old one no longer worked with this new iMac and I hate it. I'm constantly changing batteries every week and it will just stop working all of a sudden just days after I change the batteries. Apple products have really started slipping.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse A CONSTANT BATTLE

    • Written by from Palm Desert

    I have always enjoyed my apple products, but the Apple Magic Mouse is by far the biggest let down. No actually it's complete frustration. As a professional web and graphic designer, the fact that the mouse jumps and scrolls as if there were a ghost in the machine makes this by far the worst mouse I have ever owned. APPLE please fix this mouse. I would not recommend this mouse to anyone!

    88 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh how much do I hate this mouse, let me count the ways.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I would give it a zero rating if I could. Every single time I have to change the batteries on this mouse it then has pairing problems with the computer. Apple support has suggestions for fixing this, but THEY REQUIRE A MOUSE. They actually advise you to have a wired or usb mouse in order to install your wireless mouse (and the batteries go out pretty frequently). Wait until they improve the technology, it is so not worth the stress and aggravation.

    54 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uncontrollably twitchy

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This is a terrible mouse. It is almost impossible to control. The surface is so sensitive that the cursor is constantly twitching whenever you move your finger near the surface. And then if you turn the sensitivity down, it doesn't move when you want it to. I am a video editor. I struggled with this mouse on and off for two years. I finally have given up. It looks pretty, but it works horribly.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too slow and gangling!!!

    • Written by from Myrtle Beach

    Multi-Touch trackpad Is mutch better tha Magic Mouse.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Very Unreliable Product

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The Magic Mouse is great when it deigns to connect with the computer but most of the time it doesn't, even with batteries that it (eventually) rates at 100% when a connection has been established. If you buy one you will be frustrated by the fact that it continually disconnects or fails to establish a connection. There is no advice that I have read that resolves the problem. It has now become a very expensive artwork on my desk because it fulfils no other function. Save your money until Apple can make it work reliably.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Killer

    • Written by from Placentia

    This thing burns through batteries like a sailor on shore leave guzzles beer. Much faster than competing products. Just say no.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish!

    • Written by from paris

    It worked for a few months only. Replacing the batteries does not bring it back to life. Have read numerous similar problems on the forum when I was trying to search for some help with how to fix it. What a waste of money.

    18 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, terrible, terrible for spreadsheets

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I want to love this mouse. It does so many things so well, but it is absolutely, positively terrible for spreadsheets. I have my scrolling speed set as slow as possible and have turned off inertia, but even the smallest motions still cause the spreadsheet to jump 20 or more columns and/or rows. It often takes a couple minutes to figure where I was in the spreadsheet, which is huge hit to productivity.

    If you spend any time doing spreadsheets, you will not be able to retain your sanity when using this mouse.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost connections

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I keep losing connectivity with the magic mouse. It seems to be a battery problem in that changing the batteries always restores the connection. However, this seems to be happening more frequently--every month now (I've had the computer and the mouse for a year). I've decided to give up and buy a conventional mouse.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice looking sitting on my desk, hardly usable.

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I am unsure why there is more positive reviews than negative regarding this mouse.

    The mouse itself is a really great design cosmetically, however the Multi Touch is hardly usable as your fingers stick to the smooth surface. I guess you could spread a light coating vegetable oil on it to allow your fingers to glide across. So unless you are just stuck on having it in your Apple collection I would not waste your money on it.

    16 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why did I have to miss the return window on this?

    • Written by from Bethesda

    Horrible mouse, and an expensive one at that. Whenever I use this mouse I feel like I'm dragging a heavy rock through my desk. Precision and tracking are really bad, I adjusted to the maximum speed and I still feel like I'm going on slow motion. My hand feels uncomfortable just after a few minutes of use, and even the additional gestures are much slower compared with the track pad. So really no redeeming qualities. I'm a developer and I live by my mouse and keyboard, so I've tried numerous keyboards and mouses for my other Windows computer looking for the most comfortable, quiet and faster ones, this mouse doesn't even rank. I'm so upset that I missed the chance to return it just because I bought it and didn't properly try it until a month later. So do yourself a favor and NOT buy it.

    16 of 64 people found this useful