• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO STARS EVER!!

    • Written by from Dulwich Hill

    This is the biggest piece of rubbish in the history of computing. This mouses loses its connection with my laptop, positioned no more than 10 cm away, literally every single time I attempt to use it; sometime multiple times. I spend more time switching it off and on again, and clicking and moving it randomly until the connection is restored than actually using it for its intended purpose. I have used more disposable batteries in this device alone than in all other battery operated devices in the remainder of my life, and even with Apple branded rechargeable batteries, which I stupidly also purchased, I am constantly switching them. This is the most frustrating device you will ever own!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky it's a looker as this is a lemon.

    • Written by from Hillarys

    A lot of people complain about the ergonomics. I've never personally had a problem with the ergonomics because I stop using it out of frustration long before any physical discomfort can set in. The acceleration/deceleration is poor - shocking in fact. When slowing down it's like moving the cursor through lumpy molasses. And then you find you've run out of room and need to pick the thing up in order to continue the movement because you haven't quite reached where you needed to go.

    "built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want" the synopsis on this site tells us. This is simply not true. For example, the acceleration isn't adjustable in the default settings. Why, why, why? You can change this setting in the terminal which helps somewhat but this doesn't fix the problem of its inexact, jittery movement to begin with. This, it turns out, can be partially remedied with a mouse pad that my 6 year old $15 mouse never needed. I suspect the rest of its jitters is down to the bluetooth connection (an overrated technology if there ever was one).

    On the plus side, the gestures work well and it is nice to look at.

    Poor, Apple, poor. Your marketing department sure can sell a story though. All style, no substance.

    Buy this mouse only if you don't mind troubleshooting, workarounds and compromises.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works ok but battery life is ridiculous

    • Written by from Vancouver

    works fine overall, but the battery life is ludicrous

    some brand new batteries only last a couple weeks, the best rechargeables fully charged can last almost a month under normal use. You waste a lot of time and money changing batteries

    Apple should design a mouse that is more energy efficient--this kind of battery life is ludicrous

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Brossard

    Love it !!! It's light weight and easy to use !!! Connecting to bluetooth was easy like 1,2,3 !

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Works Great

    • Written by from Dallas

    It would appear that all the "professional" mouse users really don't know what they are doing. I have used this mouse for years with no problems what so ever. I'm buying another just for fun.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by

    I was sceptical about buying this mouse. I read a lot of good and a lot of bad reviews. Then i decided to buy it and now I love it. (only had for 20 mins) so far so good will see how it performs later on.
    Thank you apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible for spreadsheets

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I really, really want to like this mouse. But it is utterly useless when using spreadsheets. It seemingly randomly jumps hundreds of cells, meaning that I spend more time going back to the desired cell than actually entering information. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I've put my "magic" mouse on the shelf and have mouse a logitech mouse. Not as pretty, but lets me do my work...

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from VINELAND

    When this mouse works it's great but the connection is so sporadic it renders it useless, the bluetooth functionality of both mouse and keyboard leave a lot to be desired, I went back to my old wireless pc mouse and the connection is fine.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful Edges

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I'm an art director, so I use Photoshop.... A lot. Since it requires constant mouse use for making paths and selections, the sharp edges on the sides begin to cut into the side of my finger. I had to switch back to the previous, more rounded version of the mighty mouse. I love the design, but they should taper the corners a bit more

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS MOUSE STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Fredericksburg

    THE MOUSE IS SUPER HARD TO USE

    19 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HATE THIS MOUSE!

    • Written by from PRAIRIE VILLAGE

    I have renamed this mouse the "Phantom Mouse" because it will take me places where my hand did not move it! I am a graphic designer and my job is stressful enough as it is. I don't need this additional frustration.

    So thank you, magic mouse. Thank you for making me so utterly and painfully frustrated. What happened to keeping things simple? These "techy" devices are making the simplest tasks more challenging and complicated!

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A crazy product

    • Written by

    It drives me nuts. The whole page would disappear when I accidentally touched the mouse without knowing it. You don't a jet to take you to the next block. Nobody in our studio likes it. We all switched back to the $10 mouse with a scrolling wheel now.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The real identity of the "mouse"

    • Written by from Sebastopol

    While the Apple "Magic" Mouse has some good features going for it, such as lopping off the tail and discarding the connection to the keyboard, there's really no "magic" apparent in its performance. It's proclivities to initiate operations without operator intention are annoying and frustrating. The slightest shift in hand position will alter your desktop view, or zoom in on your work, or scroll down on a document, or pop your pizza out of the oven 5 minutes too soon, for all I can tell.

    Apple should rename this magical battery holder the "squirrel," because you just never know which way it's going to go.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Omaha

    I'll add my two cents to the pile. I was just about to buy a new mouse since this one loses connection so much, and I fly through batteries so much. I guess everyone else has the same problem. I noticed that when the green light goes out, I lose connection. Sometimes it takes more than a few seconds to relight. Thanks goodness I can plug in my old mouse and get some work done.
    'Hope the engineers are listening.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleased

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I am very pleased with this mouse. Very slim and feels good in your hand. I work on my MacBook Pro and having all the gestures available at your finger tips combined with expose makes only having 1 screen amazing. Bring up multiple desktops with documents on each, and just flip through all of them. I have only been using mine for 2 weeks now but battery still says 100%.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse

    • Written by from Framingham

    love it but unfortunately works sporadically with my macbook pro. Constantly losing connection, re-connect, lose connection re-connect. It's not the mouse to use for a macbook pro and I wish Apple mentioned this with the product information. Ridiculously frustrating so heading back to the tethered mouse.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    CONNECTION

    • Written by from Waterloo

    All functions are awesome and very comfortable. However, connection is lost very often. When battery is about 50%, you will probably suffer of misconnection every 10 minutes.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection problems

    • Written by from Новосибирск

    It loses connection constantly. Several times a day I have to realization that mouse isn't connected to my MacBook Pro. It isn't really a problem to connect it, but it's really annoying. Because each time you have to find Bluetooth mark on the top on the screen, and then in two clicks connect the mouse with MacBook.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Connection Issues

    • Written by from Portland

    love this mouse, the feel & functionality, no wires but constantly loses connection. Battery life is so short and once the battery gets to 50% FORGET IT.... just change them or you will end up taking a hammer to the poor mouse. The connection issues drive me mad and its not worth the money. I would rather have my old mouse back with the wireless usb plug. I also have the magic mouse pad i hope it doesnt have the same issues...i havent even taken it out of the box yet. If anyone knows how to stop this connection issue please inform me because i love the mouse otherwise. Im using it on a marble table.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love/Hate

    • Written by from Memphis

    I love the feel of this item and love how it works, but i hate that it requires batterie. My children use the computer a lot and it means I have a stash of batteries just for the mouse and keyboard to alleviate tantrums. Aside from the battery issue I actually love using this item and would recommend it to friends.

    10 of 43 people found this useful