• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, when it is working

    • Written by from Monticello rd

    This mouse is great, I love the side scrolling and how easy it is to use. BUT it is very difficult to pair with my laptop. A lot of the time it does not even turn on-I have wasted so much time playing around with this thing to try to get the little green light to come on to even try to pair it with my laptop. It is wasting more of my time than helping my productivity. I love apple products but this one is very frustrating.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money - High priced Apple garbage

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This is the worse mouse I have ever owned. The battery compartment is not small enough for batteries, so they can dislodge and the mouse randomly disconnects itself, then you have to turn it over and push them in. It even does this when you have a piece of notecard in their pushing them upward. It disconnects probably every few minutes. For how much money I spent on this, I expect Apple to have actually tested it and realized their design was flawed. If it actually worked it would be nice, but it is horribly annoying and wastes so much time in that you have to fiddle with it every few minutes to get it to reconnect because of the battery problem.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!

    • Written by from Durham

    I am so frustrated with this mouse! I can't believe I paid so much money for this and now I have to go back to using my old, cheap Logitech mouse, which has stood me well for over four years now. As a grad student, I am constantly writing papers, and as a geek I play Minecraft in my (very little) free time. This brand new mouse is constantly disconnecting itself from my brand new Mac for no apparent reason! What is the point of a mouse that you can't use fifty percent of the time?? I liked the scroll function at first, until I found that, like other reviews said, you have to be super careful because it's so sensitive sometimes that it will flip you back and forth horizontally between pages. I can't even use this mouse to play Minecraft because you can't leave your hand sitting on the mouse or it will respond to the tiniest pressure and start going crazy, scrolling the screens around. And to make matters worse, when it's not being super-sensitive, it is just the opposite: sluggish, jerky, and non-responsive! I have to move the whole mouse and my hand a solid eight inches to get the pointer to move across the screen. I have tried for three months now with this mouse and I'm finally giving up and throwing it out. What a waste of money.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Annoying Mouse that repeatedly disconnects

    • Written by from South Orange

    I have used this mouse for some time and have not had time to figure out what it wrong with it, but after reading other reviews, now know that it is the mouse. Please Apple do something about this. This little mouse is way too costly to disconnect like this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible mouse

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I was having troubles with my old scrolling apple wireless mouse, so I thought I should buy the new mouse. Man was I wrong. It's horrible. It disconnects 20 times a day and that's being generous, it might be more. I change batteries constantly thinking that might fix it, but no it does not. The worse part is that I threw away the old bad scrolling apple mouse. Really sad about this.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, actually bad

    • Written by from Fremont

    Have to replace batteries less than two weeks. I'm using Duracell, suppose be good batteries.

    Really difficult to control when you scroll up and down in a large file in code editor, say Intellij IDEA.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very non-responsive

    • Written by from LITTLETON

    even when preferences shows that the battery is 100% it is still non responsive. it works, but in a very jerky, non-responsive way (the kind of performance you'd expect with a dying battery, not 100%)

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no physical click on right click, poor on/off switch

    • Written by from Los altos

    I have 3 Magic Mice - and each one of them has faults!!
    One of them, after 1-2 years, stopped clicking when pressing in the right top area - so it's very inconvenient, you have to really press hard and can't feel when it really works. Because of this, I just order new mouse, same model - and to my complete surprise - the new mouse had THE SAME problem right out of the box!! (still didn't get time to bring it back to Apple Store)
    The 3rd mouse, the oldest one, started having problems with on/off switch in few months after it was purchased. So I had to install some small plastic piece to always keep it in ON position...

    Very strange to see this kind of quality from Apple... :(

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed. Inconsistent conexion

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Nice design, great idea, very useful to work with protools,.......but is driving me crazy.
    Conected - Conexion Lost - Conected - Conexion Lost.....all the time, even with new batteries. I had to add a substitute wired mouse ready to use it every time magic mouse lost conexion. Very disappointed.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

    • Written by from London

    This is a dreadful piece of kit. It looks great, but barely functions as a mouse. Sometimes the cursor jumps about all over the place, and the tracking, although clever, is awkward and over complex for the task- what's wrong with standard microswitched buttons? Apple stuff can be great, but avoid this one and save your money.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, works ugly.

    • Written by from Pensacola

    The absolute worst mouse I have ever owned. It looks really nice from a design point of view, but it basically is unusable in anything with precision needed. Avoid if you are a creative professional like my self. I do film and audio production and no way I could use this mouse for hours on end, day in and day out on small GUI interfaces that are the norm with those type of programs. I'll stick with Logitech for now.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke it in a month

    • Written by from Hampshire

    On the bottom there are two black things that help it move. Well now they broke off after a month. It doesnt work like at all. It doesnt work on most surfaces and is horrible for anything besides scrolling. DO NOT BUY!

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works 1/2 of the Time

    • Written by from Lubbock

    At home, it works - drops signal once an hour. When out in public (e.g. at a coffeehouse) it will not work at all. Poor product, and definitely not worth 70 dollars from bestbuy. Save your money and buy another mouse.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from Gorham

    This is the first Apple product that I really, truly hate. I have been torturing myself using it for nearly a year. Two different operating systems...yes, I am on the latest...and having tried every adjustment suggested in Preferences, it still drives me crazy in both Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. It has cost me hours of frustration and wasted time and I am finally done with it. I will go back to a wired mouse or find a better wireless mouse. One star...it looks and feels great. Shame on you Apple for making such a poor product.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be amazing if it worked well.

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    The idea behind this mouse is great, but the connection isn't good. The scroll feature isn't consistent. I can scroll with my finger over and over and over and the page won't move and then suddenly it's scrolled all the way down.
    The pointer control is similarly inconsistent.
    DO NOT BUY!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uni-Left-Right Mouse Button Design = EPIC FAIL

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you want constant frustration, than get this mouse.

    Otherwise get one that has separate left and right mouse buttons such as a Logitech or Microsoft.

    This mouse may be called 'Magic' but it comes no where close to being magical in its design and function.

    The uni-button design fails 99% of the time to distinguish between a left and right mouse click and often leaves me frustrated as it would perform a mouse action opposite to what I intended.

    Not worth the price and you're better off getting 2-3 mice for the price of this Apple 'Magic' Mouse.

    I finally ended up throwing it out and replacing the Apple Magic Mouse with a Logitech one that has separate Left and Right mouse buttons.

    Do yourself a favor of not spending the money and experiencing the level of frustration by getting another branded mouse that has a better design and function (separate left-right mouse buttons).

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally given up

    • Written by from Wilmington

    I've used the Magic Mouse since they first came out. 10 years?...I don't even know. I've gone through 4 just recently; battery dies in a heartbeat, and the battery house stinks so it keeps shutting off. After folding up bits of paper to tighten the batteries in there, and the Bluetooth constantly disconnecting, I've finally said 'forget it'. I WANT another one. I love the design, the ease-of-use, side scrolling, etc. etc. But $69 every 6+ months is plain silly, and apparently I'm just a glutton. The irony? I'm using a Microsoft mouse for my Mac, and it works beautifully, lasts forever, and cost <$20. Wake up, Apple.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad in every significant way

    • Written by from Redmond

    I have the Apple mouse, don't know the product number or SKU but it is wireless, no buttons or side scrollers or anything. Cost like 70 USD, if that's any clue.

    The thing is lousy. EATS batteries like it's Shark Week, not for breakfast, merely as appetizer. Secondly, loses connection CONSTANTLY, like every few minutes I need to go into system preferences and try to re-connect, but lately i just give up and switch back to the trackpad (macbook pro). Thirdly, the battery cover is a total train wreck! Impossible to replace back on the unit once you've taken it off (which you need to do every day or two due to the pathetic battery life). It's this little tin plate that's like something made by some stoner kid needing to pass shop class in the final week with at least a C- average or he can't graduate. I mean, THIS is what we're all supposed to wonder and adore as the apogee of 21st century DESIGN and ERGNOMICS and cool efficiency, APPLE COMPUTER CORP?? Total joke.

    (By the way, this review system is also crummy, when you submit it says "Some words in your review cannot be published. Please revise your review" But it doesn't say or highlight which words are verboten! I thought this company is the sine qua non of USER INTERFACE DESIGN! Good for a laugh. I do understand though - when you have 70 Billion cash reserves you don't need to worry about this kind of chickenfeed.)

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had such a poor mouse!

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    It's the third that goes bad on me in two years! Apple is letting their standards go to the dogs! Very disappointing. And on top one mouse costs $ 69 plus taxes!!!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Dying

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    I have to re-synch this mouse to my computer every few hours. Today, after less than a year, it will not stay in synch for more than a minute. This is the second one I've bought in 18 months. NOT IMPRESSED.

    12 of 15 people found this useful