• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great features, poor quality

    • Written by from Rancho Santa Margarita

    I like this mouse. I really do. It does what I want it to do when it does what I want it to do.

    The bluetooth is not reliable. It constantly disconnects and connects. Several times a minute.

    I have looked everywhere and done everything to fix the problem - even put paper in the battery tray to keep them in place and still it's just a piece of junk

    Apple says - make sure there aren't other blue tooth devices close by.

    Really?

    So you want to have Apple products in an office environment, but somehow you can't have more than one Magic Mouse within 10 feet of each other? Is that really reasonable?

    If I knew these problems were going to be so persistent I would not have spent as much money as Apple demands - which is pretty pricey.

    I expect better from Apple, but with every Update and every Apple product I get, the quality continues to lower their reputation.

    I don't buy Apple products expecting Microsoft results.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from Nepean

    Bought this product a few years ago when I bought my Pro with Retina, and the mouse was glitchy from the start. It randomly disconnects and you have to smack it on the desk for it to reconnect. Recently, I watched a Youtube video on how to take it apart and check to make sure the ribbon was properly connected. Did that, reconnected it, and it worked for about a week and now it does it's own thing. Terrible product and I told Apple but they wouldn't accept an exchange within the one year "warranty". Buyers beware.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps disconnecting

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    The most annoying, worthless and expensive mouse I have ever owned. When it works, it's pretty awesome. But this mouse keeps disconnecting. Some days, it just disconnects and I need to reboot my laptop to get it working again. Other days, it just disconnects and directly after that connects again. Sometimes, it works without any problems.

    I would not recommend this mouse to anyone and I'm thinking of buying another one.

    For this price, you would expect a working mouse...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! until it loses signal.....

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I live and breathe Apple products. This is now my second one (first one was great). This mouse is a diamond in the ruff......when it works. More times than not, it loses signal, which makes me lose ability to work or want to work. I kid you not, when a mouse loses signal 3 times per minute at minimum, it's really hard to get anything done. Not sure if something is wrong with this specific one or what, but I would definitely not recommend the wireless one to anyone considering this experience.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionality < Looks

    • Written by from Richmond

    I like how the mouse looks, but simply put, its functionality does not match its elegance. Firstly, it's overly thin, making it very uncomfortable to use over long periods of time, and when you have the gestures on (which is necessary to make full use of this $70 mouse and get your money's worth), you cannot have both your index and middle fingers resting on the left and right click key at the same time, because it will activate the gesture to swipe your page left or right. Furthermore, because the left click and right click buttons are not clearly defined, it is very common to have your right clicks registered as left clicks. All this became especially apparent when I bought a Logitech M705. I was going to return it, because I found the scrolling slightly awkward, when I found myself honestly unable to revert to the Magic Mouse. The comfort and functionality of the Logitech M705 surpasses the Magic Mouse greatly, and knowing that I had to do an animation (which would require a lot of time on the mouse) I could honestly not fathom using the thin and uncomfortable Magic Mouse. Another short point that everybody might not relate with, would be the lack of macro buttons. Some would argue that the macro buttons are made up for by the gestures, but the gestures aren't actually programmable - they are preprogrammed. This is unlike macro buttons, which can be programmed to do every gesture on the Magic Mouse as well as open files, open applications, perform commands, and more still. Overall, I am genuinely dissatisfied with this product, and in my personal opinion, for $70, you can find yourself a much nicer, more functional and more comfortable mouse... my Logitech was only $40 on sale ($60 MRSP).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is terrible

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought one last year and it keeps losing a connection with BT but my apple keyboard isn't affected and it drains battery life quickly. Now I give up and I'm looking for another mouse. Oh my wrist hurts too.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropping connection!

    • Written by from Astoria

    This is a very nice mouse with one very annoying flaw, it keeps dropping bluetooth connection! Every an hour or so it disconnects for a couple seconds and then you will have to move the mouse around while keep clicking to wake it up. I notices that it became an unconscious habit of mine. The mac support forum is full of this issue. I tried a couple of suggested solutions to fix the issue, nothing worked. Will have to buy another mouse elsewhere.

    Note: this is my 3rd Mac and all of them have had bluetooth related issues (mouse, keyboard, speakers). This is ironic considering that apple is moving away from wired connections (think new Macbook)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 6 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

    3 of 3 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!

    6 of 6 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...

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  • 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.

    3 of 3 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

  • 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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 8 people found this useful