• 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad ergonomics

    • Written by from Delhi

    Get this mouse if you want to have something pretty sitting on your desk.

    I started having pains in my wrists after using this for a week , definitely not recommended for heavy or power users . It uses 2 AA batteries , the battery life is not appalling , but leaves a lot to be desired. Overall i'd say there are better mice in the market for the same or even lesser price group.

    [ Imac 21in ]

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    try not to be avant garde...

    • Written by from Hillside

    It boggles my mind that people still prefer this mouse. How does one expect to be constantly using this thing hours on end when working in autodesk or adobe? The form is beautiful and should be in theory or a museum, better as a paperweight [not a in a negative}. This shouldn't be in my hands, it is extremely uncomfortable, one week now and i still cant find the correct or comdfortable way to hold this. There is a fine line between form and function, this takes it to another level. what function does this form follow. first thing that comes up is sliding up someones rear end. It may be that steve forced to produce this thing, but this shouldnt have been in production for this long. Apple will forever champion the design of technology but it is slowly loosing grip with its functionality.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but tiring

    • Written by from Grandville

    I switch from Dell/Windows to Apple/OSX last year when I moved into iOS and Rails development. I've come to appreciate the simplicity and lack of clutter in this new environment. So when I needed a mouse for my MacBook Air I went with this Magic Mouse. I wanted to like it since it's simple and clean.

    Unfortunately, it's just not comfortable. First it's too heavy. It's actually tiring after a while. My guess is this comes from the 2 AA batteries vs the single AA all of my other wireless mice have. I recently used a cheap Logitec mouse and going back the light weight felt very freeing.

    Second, the button requires too much effort to push.

    Third, the track speed is way off from other mice I'm used to. I had to speed it way up in Preferences just to be tolerable.

    Lastly, I sometimes click the wrong button. I've set it up for left and right clicks since that's what I'm used to. Occasionally I land a left-click when I intend right.

    So, I'll keep it, but I won't be falling in love with it. It will probably end up on my wife's computer where it won't get a lot of use...but will look really nice.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty good for 6 months.

    • Written by from Portland

    This mouse was mighty impressive. But after 6months it refused to work, my mighty mouse is now alas mighty DEAD. Very frustrating waste for $79.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oconomowoc

    PLEASE, Apple, make a beautiful, functional mouse like this one that is wired. Changing batteries so often is a drag, as is the difficulty in getting the panel off and on to get at them. Also, the computer invariably cannot "find" the mouse once I've changed the batteries, requiring shutting down the computer completely, and possibly other maneuvers. I know your great company is capable of rectifying this situation. Had I known of these problems beforehand, I wouldn't have bought it.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is potentially not bad but in reality it isn't exactly good.

    • Written by from Struthers

    I want to like this mouse, but I can't. Right click/left click. It's all a big guess. Even when I press on the absolute far right and far left sides, the mouse still can't make up its mind.

    I like the touch, sort of. It's a nice idea that works but doesn't work. Things can be going fine and then I just touch it in the right way... uh oh, there went the text box that I was typing in. Swiping on it is convenient except when it isn't. This mouse is just a continuous contradiction.

    I would prefer it if my logitech mouse from my windows PC worked on this computer. It's far more usable than this magic mouse and all of the buttons do what they're supposed to do. Sadly, logitech doesn't support OS X very well.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Poor Battery Life

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    I purchased a magic mouse with my iMac about six months ago, and have been shocked at how quickly it runs through batteries. I have rechargeable AAs but have to swap them out every couple of weeks when -- out of nowhere -- the mouse will lose its connection to the computer. The mouse is also very slow to reconnect, or start back up when it wakes up out of sleep mode. Although I like the mouse when it works, the poor battery life alone makes it not worth the purchase.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste money

    • Written by from Trento

    I have bought this mouse, because there is nothing else there with rich Apple-compatible gestures or 2D inertial scroll. Here are three negative points.

    1) It takes time to get used to the shape. And when you do, holding a regular ergonomic mouse is still like drinking cool water on a hot day. Shape is really something look-at-me only.

    2) It consumes huge amount of battery power. The mouse costs a lot and be ready to buy new batteries every 2-3 weeks depending on usage. For comparison, at my workplace I have been using Logitech wireless laser mouse (not Bluetooth) for more than a year every work day. I have never replaced batteries yet. Amazing!

    3) Even though it swallows batteries like pills, the connection is very unstable. It connects to the Mac from 6 meters away as well as loses the connection once in an hour even with new batteries during normal operation.

    Positive points are: it's beautiful, it's innovative and it's Apple. Consider buying another traditional mouse that will work perfectly.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the worst mouse

    • Written by from San Francisco

    not the worst but for the $ this is a huge fail. skips, not very ergonomic, tracks poorly. you know - all the things a mouse should do well this guy doesn't.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor plastic surface quality!

    • Written by from Puchong

    Been so eager to get a MM yesterday morning, went into a mac store, purchased one and i got scratches on the surface of the plastic within less than a day of mild usage!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Annoying To Use

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I've been using this mouse for quite some time now, and it's gotten to the point where I decided to order a wireless USB mouse instead. The functionality of this mouse is great as far as swiping to refresh pages and such, but the bluetooth is subpar. I am CONSTANTLY getting lag and it makes it impossible to use this mouse. I continually get "Connection Lost" messages on my screen. This hurts my workflow a lot as I'm an audio engineer. They need to improve on the connection this mouse has with the computer, and then maybe I'd continue to use it.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design_ Terrible Quality

    • Written by from somerville

    I'm generally a huge Apple fan buying over the last 10 years: 3 iMac, 1 AirMac, 2 iPads, number iPods and 4 iPhones.

    My only complaint is that I have had to buy 4 of these mice over the last 2 years at $69 each. I guess 5 since this one just stopped working today.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many compatibility issues

    • Written by from Frisco

    1) The bluetooth antenna (which Magic Mouse uses) conflicts with the WiFi antenna. So if I try to use the Magic Mouse my WiFi signal drops within a few seconds. This is a known issue that has been discussed for over 2 years on Apple's forums. And it's not just the Magic Mouse, the Magic Trackpad has the same issue.

    2) The Magic Mouse doesn't work with MS Office 2011 very well. Especially in PowerPoint. The mouse moves erratically. Again, another issue that has been ongoing for at least 3 years.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY versatile, does NOT last long!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I have had the same Magic Mouse for a little less than a year now. I initially found the versatility of this mouse to be far superior to the Windows mice I had with those machines. I am currently having trouble using this mouse anywhere except the table I have my Mac Mini sitting on. This is quite uncomfortable for me to sit on my couch while using my computer. If I bring the mouse to a comfortable position for me to use, it loses connection with the computer (which is only three to four feet away).

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic - don't think so

    • Written by from Princeville

    I have loved the magic mouse when it has worked, which is only a percentage of the time, I have developed severe tendonitis in my mouse hand and now the mouse has quit on me so I am looking at replacing it with a track pad in it's place. After reading other reviews about the design of the mouse causing wrist injury I have to wonder about who is minding the designs for Apple whom I generally adore and own stock in… Now I am looking for plan b.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse not all that magic

    • Written by from Hot Springs Village

    Magic mouse scrolls vertically as advertised. Does not scroll horizontally. Not much better than the old type mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful