When my 'vintage' iMac turned tits up near the end of October, I hadda get another one. I bought one of these with a so-called Magic Mouse.
Wireless, no buttons, disconcerting swipe and scroll functions (that I haven't figured out how to turn off), but pretty groovy nonetheless.
It looks like this:
It came with batteries loaded. I didn't realize that I could monitor battery strength and after about three weeks, I got a 'low battery' message. I thought: 'OK, bum batteries from the factory'.
No batteries in the joint -- it takes 2 AAs -- so in the next couple of days, I bought a pack of 4. Batteries failed, I replaced.
About three weeks after that, a couple of days ago, I got 'low battery' message again. WTF?
I investigated. And indeed, the Magic Mouse has some serious fucking issues with battery life.
I've been a Mac user my entire computer life. I love its design, its intuitive engineering.
But this is a total FAIL. And should be addressed by the big brains at Apple.