• 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse...for the most part.

    • Written by from TORONTO

    This mouse is comfortable, responsive and easy to use. But it eats up batteries like crazy and like everything else Apple, is over priced.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Ergonomics and Usability

    • Written by from Dallas

    I've used high DPI gaming mouses (not for games, though) before and tried this mouse. This mouse is too slow even if I make the tracking speed as fast as possible and it is far less precise and has poor ergonomics.

    I'm returning this mouse. It's a shame because the touch gesture feature is so nice..

    Pros:
    -Touch gesture
    -Pretty
    -Wireless

    Cons:
    -Poor ergonomics
    -Click requires a lot of pressure
    -Slow/imprecise tracking
    -Heavy
    -Too much friction

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from ROME

    I was hesitating to write this review..yes I am an Apple cultist....but I am throughly disappointed in the Magic Mouse that is not...well...very magical. There are many who love it and I give kuddoes to those who do...however I am on my second Magic Mouse. I bought a new iMac 21.5 about a month ago and had so many problems with the mouse Apple replaced it.
    Perhaps my problem is that I am not used to it yet....I can't tell you how many times I have been on the Internet and filling out a form or writing something in a forum, etc and the page suddenly moves/disappears...I must have accidentally breathed on the mouse and I end up losing what I was doing..."sigh" is all I can say. I am going toy give it another month or so and see if it is the Mouse or me.....I love pretty much everything Apple and this is what makes me so surprised about..I don't like this Mouse..yet anyway. Rant over

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, terrible battery life.

    • Written by from mississauga

    The battery life is about 2 weeks, and considering that I'm a graphic designer, I use the mouse quite a bit. The mouse itself is expensive, and you'll be spending even more money on batteries. You might as well get the charger with it as well. I've had this for about a year, and I have a drawer filled with empty batteries from the mouse alone. I lost track at 30 batteries sometime 6 months ago.

    Though the mouse itself is nice and I have no other issues with it other than the battery life.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    First impressions

    • Written by from Baku

    It's a little bit weird. I think it's because of meeting that kind of ergonomics for the first time. That's why my hand is not accustomed, but very functional and sexy (as all Apple products) and weight is a little bit much. For the reason of that sometimes problems appear. In general for the first impressions 3 stars. Maybe in the future it can be changed

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse uses battery quickly

    • Written by from Ho Chi Minh

    Magic Mouse batteries together with used 2 months has expired, I loaded new batteries take 2 weeks lost an average 10% so 2 times per year to change the battery.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh

    • Written by from Coram

    Does the job, but KILLS the battery life, I go through at least one set a month.
    Plus, it's really annoying that it doesn't have a right click.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Imprecise, otherwise great

    • Written by from Minocqua

    Must say I like the mouse, that's why it gets three stars. It's terrific for most purposes though it takes a little while to get used to. I really like being able to customize its functions.

    That all said, I work in a design job that requires precision. If something must by 8x10.75 inches, it can't be 7.998x10.741 inches, but the latter is what I get from the Magic Mouse … or something else close, but not exact.

    So, when working on design, I plug in my corded Mac Mouse and I'm back to precise design. When working on anything else, I use the Magic Mouse. Sorry, Apple, love your products, but some refinement is in order for your Magic Mouse.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to rechargeable

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Seriously $70 for mouse and it still uses AA batteries?? I'm tired of buying batteries for this mouse. Make the next version rechargeable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but it get me crazy disconnecting by itself

    • Written by from Sanford

    The functionality of the mouse if good, easy to use and practicable.
    The down side of it, is that the battery life is poor and for some reason it disconnects a lot during use.
    For the price charged, in my opinion I wouldn't like to experience problems with it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be more ergonomic

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I love this mouse, i really do. From the smooth scrolling to the precise pointing.
    However, I am also a frequent computer user. Although the mouse looks really nice, it absolutely needs to be more ergonomic. My hands would hurt after an hour of using it. I would love to see a change in form factor in the next version of this mouse.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The aluminum part from the bottom of the mouse peels off.

    • Written by from missoula

    I've been only using this mouse less than half year so far, but I've already got the color from the aluminum has been worn out really bad. The parts that are usually contacted by my fingers turned into black! First time when I purchased this sleek looking mouse, I had instinctively thought it should be just like iPhone 5's metal part, but It looks like they processed it differently... Color from the bottom of the mouse wears off so easily.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects by the slightest bump

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The mouse disconnects by the slightest bump. I've tried both normal batteries and the inductive batterypack; both has the same problem. So now I have a wired mouse next to it so I can quickly go to a terminal and run "blueutil off" followed by "blueutil on".

    If I were Apple, I'd solder a reasonably sized capacitor in parallel with the batteries. I looked at the dissection at ifixedit and concluded I would not manage to get it back in one piece if i tried this myself.

    So why three stars and not one? Because when it works it's totally brilliant and I feel handicapped when it's discharged or if I forget it somewhere. Programmed gestures to switch virtual desktop is alone worth its price.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    surprised!!

    • Written by from Bording

    BAAAAD in the hand!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can get very annoying

    • Written by from la puente

    Sometimes the right click doesn't work and if you are using After Effects or Premiere, prepare to get annoyed with the random zooming. This mouse is perfect for browsing back and forth between web pages because of its swipe feature.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

    • Written by from Bedford

    I've had this mouse for over a year now, ever since I bought my iMac. It's a cool mouse, cool functions but every now and then Ill move my hand away barely touching the mouse and it'll move my whole screen. Thats not even the annoying part. The mouse constantly disconnects from my computer when Im using it, full batteries and everything. I have to sit here clicking away until it reconnects, it happens all the time. Sorry Apple, I'll be getting a new mouse with better bluetooth capabilities.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better for desktops.

    • Written by from Racine

    This mouse is pretty awesome, I haven't had any trouble with it really, but for a company that prides itself on good design, this has a catch or two.

    I see other reviewers have complained about the comfort, and I agree with that. I also saw someone say something about getting rid of the mouse mat, and indeed this is also true from experience. I find that a solid plain wooden desk or table works best, doesn't seem to leave scratches or anything. That said, if you have any Macbook, I wouldn't bother buying this. If you're on the go and rarely sitting at a proper table or desk (me), you will probably grow to hate it quickly. It's impossible to find good surfaces to use, and pert near impossible to 'palm' this mouse-- move it by squeezing your palm around the edges and picking it up. That's a comfort issue as well. If I were to buy an iMac, yes, I would love to have it. And I would recommend it. But it's also true that Apple's trackpads are without equal, they are just not quite good enough for gaming. It just seems a tad redundant to have a Magic Trackpad alongside a Macbook.

    I would recommend Logitech's M570 wireless trackball to pair with the Macbook, they are wonderful! But as Macbooks only have TWO USB PORTS, it's something of a pain if you leave the receiver in at all times. And it smacks of dirty pool, basically goading people into using bluetooth for distance interfacing, mice and keyboards which have poorer battery life and signal strength than standard 2.4ghz wireless. Just awful. Is it really so much to ask for just ONE more USB in Macbooks??

    Apple, you guys are awesome, but sometimes "forward thinking" does not do a lick of good for the here and now!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great start to what could be my favorite mouse

    • Written by from Vancouver

    First off I see a lot of reviews about how bad it tracks. That is the one thing it does superior to any mouse I've ever used. The trick for me was to throw away the mouse pad and just use it directly on my desk. Then it is very precise, fluid and responsive. The vertical scrolling is very smooth and linear. First bad thing is battery life. I wanted to say more but I'm tired of seeing the red message saying some of my words cannot be published. I've edited until I'm blue in the face and used two programs to make sure I'm under 300 words. A little more feedback on what words or a word counter would be helpful.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical yes, but frustratingly inconsistent

    • Written by from Quincy

    It's an amazing mouse, when it works OK, which is 95% of the time. But when you run out of battery power (and if you don't have extra AAs around), or when the Bluetooth connection fails for some reason or just takes a few moments to be recognized, you remember how very, VERY essential a mouse is to doing anything on your computer, and it leaves you feeling powerless and absolutely infuriated.

    I came online looking for a corded version (because honestly, a 12-inch cord is not all that intrusive, Apple), and they don't even make one. The touch trackpad has ruined me for all other mice; I mean, you just can't go back. Those wheely scrolls on PC mice are a joke (and of course the tiny scrolly ball that the old mighty mouse had would always jam or break on me after a few months, so that's no better). But I can't take the inconsistency anymore.

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