• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it out of the box

    • Written by from Ingersoll

    Just bought a magic mouse after some hesitation because of some bad reviews. I have used the prior mouse with a small ball in it for 4 years with my iMac, replacing one every year (thankfully under warranty each time) because it eventually gets stuck. So far so good with the magic mouse. I don't find it hard to use at all. It is not jumpy in the programs I tried it on - Excel, Mail, Safari, etc. I noticed the only way to get widgets and multiple windows open now it the F3 and F4 keys, but that's not a big deal. We'll see how long the batteries last. It was a very easy unit to set up.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Taos

    Two have failed in just over a year.

    45 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works OK, But Eats Batteries

    • Written by from Rowland Heights

    My Magic Mouse came with my Mac Pro Quad-Core. It took some time to get used to the thinner profile (relative to my corded Apple optical mouse), but that wasn't really a problem. Otherwise, the mouse functions worked fine for me.

    Eventually, though, I stopped using the wireless Magic Mouse altogether. It just eats batteries way too fast for my liking. That adds too much to the cost of ownership. Instead, I Googled around until I found and purchased a hefty supply of Apple's classic corded optical mouse—the one with the clear, transparent shell over a white inner body, with the white bottom that says "Mouse" (Model M5769).

    For me, the M5769 is the most comfortable, most trouble-free mouse I've ever used, and I wish Apple hadn't stopped making it in favor of the more complicated (and trouble-plagued) Mighty Mouse.

    Anyhow, for a company that likes to boast about its "greenness", Apple kind of blew it with the Magic Mouse. If everyone used this beast of a battery hog, the number of spent AA cells hitting the landfills would skyrocket. Apple desperately needs to provide a retrofit kit for the Magic Mouse—one that uses a rechargeable battery pack and a charger that connects via USB.

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but try before you buy.

    • Written by from Plymouth

    It’s a really neat piece of equipment, and the gestures are pretty slick. That said, there are a couple things to take into account. First, the mouse is a little sticky until your skin oils begin to set onto it, luckily it shows no cosmetic signs of this. Secondly, for those of us with big hands (or abnormally large palms) the mouse can take a bit of getting used to. I’ve found, for instance, that I have to hold mine far in my palm, away from my wrist in order to use it comfortably. That said, it IS comfortable once you adapt, and very cool to use. The lack of a legit secondary button makes it nearly inept as a gaming mouse, but for nearly all other applications the secondary click feature works fine. The bottom of the mouse can get a little sticky on some surfaces (like tables) and I’ve found that it works most precisely on a mousepad, which might not always be a practical consideration. Even with tracking boosted all the way, it can feel a little slow. My only other complaint is that you can’t utilize expose’ with the magic mouse like you can with the magic trackpads 4-finger swipe gesture. Aside from that; superior aesthetics, exceptional ease-of-use, solid battery life, and the touch surface set it apart from the other mice for mac. Personal opinion, I would reconsider buying the mouse if you’ve got a recent MacBook with the MagicPad, as the pad can do everything the mouse can (and more), without sucking the battery down by enabling Bluetooth.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy if needed now otherwise wait for second generation

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    I am a new mac user and received this mouse with my recent 27" iMac purchase on 1/2010. At 1st I was apprehensive to it's functionality, but that soon dissipated after I installed Magic Prefs (must have for this mouse). The way it scrolls and can switch windows is incredibly intuitive and natural. However, there are 3 issues Apple needs to resolve before its next generation offering.

    First, left-click is hard to find. Half of the times I have to force my index finger to the top left of the mouse. For multi-tab internet users, like myself, this is a problem because the index finger is naturally positioned in the center of the mouse for screen scrolling or moving between tabs. When it fails, the result is either the closing or opening of a browser tab.

    The second issue with the mouse is the three or four tap/click gestures are nearly impossible to execute. I'm uncertain if this is native to the mouse or to Magic Prefs but since scrolling without the auxiliary app is at a snail's pace, I'll chalk it up to the mouse. The good news is that I haven't found any practical use for the 3-4 tap/click/swipe mechanism.

    The final problem with the mouse is that it is, without a doubt, the most energy consuming mouse I've ever owned. I literally change batteries every 7-10 days! As others' have suggested, I would hope...no, I expect, that Apple will come up with a built in rechargeable battery that can be plugged into the computer or an outlet.

    In summation, this is a very good mouse and I recommend you buy it if you need a mouse right now. But, if you're not in need of a mouse NOW, I suggest waiting for the second generation product when all these issues are resolved.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but scroll gesture interpretation could be a little better

    • Written by from Cleveland Heights

    Overall, I like the mouse. In fact, I have 3.

    That being said, Apple could do a bit to improve the finer points of its gesture interpretation. The mere act of touching your palm to the mouse can sometimes be interpreted as a scroll gesture. To avoid this you have to hold the mouse from the sides without touching your palm to it. In certain applications, this becomes incredibly annoying because after scrolling I have to re-center the window.

    It seems like this could all be avoided by forcing the mouse to only interpret scroll gestures if they initiate in the top half of the mouse. Since the palm of your hand usually only touches the bottom of the mouse, this would reduce inadvertent scrolls and still allow for longer scrolls that cross the mid-way threshold.

    Just my 2c.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice at first but:

    • Written by

    I think the good reviews are written by people who have not used the mouse for very long. I would have given it a good review also but after using it now for a few months this mouse gets the thumbs down for several reasons.
    1) The anthropometrics are extremely poor, meaning it is extremely uncomfortable to touch after a while, because of the sharp edge around it, can someone tell me if it's OK to file the edge round or will I ruin it? Make it comfortable the next time, that's basic industrial design!
    2) It is also too heavy but someone mentioned that lighter batteries might be available.
    3) The worst thing is the touch sensitive surface, although a great novelty and makes scrolling fun it also has a MAJOR problem of causing the window to scroll or zoom when you don't want it to! just by touching the mouse. This happens all the time. This can get somewhat very annoying. Try zooming in Cinema 4D. Totaly wacked. Just now I touched my mouse and this window jumped back to a previous page accidentally. In cover flow it scrolls so fast it's difficult to stop where you want. In PKR poker the scene jumps in or out so often and you have to constantly correct for this. When playing a first person shooter game the weapons you use will change when you don't want them to. Did anyone check this out before approving this design?
    For the next design of the mouse I suggest that either the touch sensitive area be small and in the area of a middle mouse button, and why not make that area a button as well, GREAT idea. Maybe with this magic mouse would it be possible for you guys at Apple to write software to allow a user to define the touch sensitive area. There is no reason to have the entire surface to be touch sensitive.

    On the plus side, it looks cool, I think that's the main thing. (not) And it's wireless, that's wonderful, and it tracks very nicely and precisely.
    But overall this mouse should have been left on the design shelf as well as the hockey puck mouse, and the mighty mouse and the black keyboard. I suggest Apple fire the Industrial designer and hire me. I would make you the most awesome mouse in the world. LOL but it's true.
    Sorry Apple but you failed with this one Big-time.
    But it's cool like I said and it will sell because of that, even if it doesn't work non to good. Next time hopefully, keeping fingers crossed.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A low point of an otherwise great computer.

    • Written by from Portland

    A touch pad on a mouse just isn't as good an idea has it sounds. You have to hold the mouse to move it while avoiding touching the surface or it will scroll when you don't want it to. Or when reaching for the mouse, you'll likely use the tips of your fingers to know where it is without looking... oops, you just scrolled. This messes me up most when web browsing has back attached to scrolling--I have lost a lot of comments that way. You can make this mouse work certainly, but why should anyone have to concentrate on making their mouse work? I'm a graphic designer and an avid gamer, so I have well developed fine motor control, but I find this mouse a pain. Especially if you are making the switch to Mac for the first time don't let this sour the experience. The very exellent Mac platform deserves a better mouse.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this if you just purchased a 15" retina display MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Honolulu

    basically it has trouble pairing with bluetooth, not just me, but everyone that I've talked to who just bought the 15" retina macbook is having trouble. apple should fix this issue, because it's not the cheapest mouse :(

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As great to look at as it is to use!

    • Written by from Aransas Pass

    Looks like a work of art, and performs like nothing else. Great purchase. Might take some people a little time to master, but the gestures are awesome. Stays connected and has never given me any troubles.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from Franklin

    This mouse is almost the perfect mouse. It is responsive and innovative making the user experience easier and more enjoyable so it is well worth the money to the average person however to a gamer its not. Traditional button based mouses still win out because of side buttons and the ability to click on both sides of the mouse (the top two buttons) and engage a third unique command compared to if you clicked on either side independently.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not meant For Doing Real Work

    • Written by from Baulkham Hills

    Its nice in theory but not ideal for my weekly 9-5 Product / Graphic Design work.

    Firstly, theres no way to use a middle or third button without installing a third party software that modifies the device. That means its useless for all your CAD programs if you're in that industry. Secondly, the form is pretty but I've noticed a significant increase of pain in my right arm from manipulating it all day. Thirdly it tends to cut out or freeze more often then the "mighty mouse".

    My conclusion - If you're planning on using it in a job where you have to hold a mouse all day long, stick to the Mighty Mouse with its middle button plus 360 scrolling capability.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    you're average joe with a few cool things

    • Written by from Galway

    let me start by saying that i've been an hardcore-gamer for almost two decades... so what i look for in a mouse might not be just the average click

    the mouse came with my imac and at first glance straight from the box it really looks stunning

    pairing (along with the keyboard) is simple and quick and never had a problem with connections (also using more bluetooth devices)

    the touch is very good but you might be forced to click on the very edge on the right side (for a straight-right-handed person) to get that second click working with no problems

    after a few hours of use you start to get a bit tired of the way the mouse fits in your hand, if you're unlucky like me to have a different hand-shape (or hold the mouse in a different way) than the person who was designing it

    another thing it's the maximum speed you can get with the mouse - as i'm using a 27'' screen (sometimes, two) i find it to take a long time to scroll the mouse from one side of the desktop to the other, even with settings at the maximum speed - but i suppose that is more like a osx setting than a mouse feature to tweak

    i'm using the mouse with a razer exactmat prefering the x-speed surface (over the x-control surface)

    i've used it only for a month and this is my view regarding some applications:

    - desktop - as i said, it's a bit slow to go around from one corner to the other

    - safari - missing the not-so-obvious clicks but scrolls are magnificent

    - dreamweaver / flash - nothing much to add if you just do simple clicks but after a while you get tired of using the mouse and turn to something more comfortable

    - cod - surprisingly fast and responsive and never had a glitch - shoots where i'm aiming but i'll keep using razer for this

    - wow - again, missing buttons but very good, even in pvp along with the spaced-key keyboard - surprisingly responsive

    bottom line, it's a very cool looking mouse and i'm keeping it in the living room to have something cool to show to my guests - even with all the technology applied, the usage don't justify the high price tag, specially if you do more than just browse a web in a small window that needs constance scrolling - it is a great advance in mouse-clicking technology and it's absolutely gorgeous

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leesburg

    Wow, really nice, well built mouse. Slim profile feels good in the hand and scrolling with touch way better, more natural, than a wheel or ball. Only complaint is the tracking speed, which even when set to it highest, is a little slower than I would prefer.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Lives Up

    • Written by from Orange

    I am amazed. I really enjoyed the mighty mouse; felt that it was very efficient, useful, simple and extremely practical, but the magic mouse takes all of those criteria to a whole new level. I know it's only a mouse, but something so efficient and just fun definitely makes working on or offline much less stressful.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from LAKE NEBAGAMON

    I loved my Magic Mouse when I first purchased it (a year ago). Now, I still love the multi-touch capabilities, but the tracking isn't working properly even with new batteries, restarting my computer, and re-pairing the mouse to my imac. :(

    The rails on the bottom of the mouse seem to be useless. They don't make it glide any better on my optical mouse mat. A cheap $10 logitech wireless mouse tracks better.

    I expect a $70 mouse to last longer than a year. Especially if it's an Apple product.

    Sorry Apple, you're losing business. Just bought a Logitech trackball to replace the Magic Mouse.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... At first

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I was totally in love with this mouse. I had really gotten used to video editing with the older Mighty Mouse, but was tired of trying to clean the track ball every month or so.

    When I picked the Magic Mouse up I thought my prayers had been answered, and they were. I was able to edit a lot faster, life was good. Then one day the Magic Mouse turned into the old Apple one click mouse. I couldn't swipe or do any gestures, I couldn't even get the right click to work.

    I searched through forums and after trying all solutions nothing worked. My Magic Mouse now sits in a drawer with the twisty-ties, cables, and other useless computer junk.

    47 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from WOODBRIDGE

    Only word is perfect..I like using magic Mouse so much..

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    this is great!

    • Written by from Dolgoprudny

    best mouse!

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse, but eats batteries!

    • Written by from ASHEVILLE

    I love how one can scroll sideways and up and down by just gliding the finger, without dealing with a trackball. The main problem I have with this mouse, though, is that I have to replace the batteries every 30 days. I had to keep calling Apple Tech about it, first on how to change the batteries, and secondly because the first time I replaced batteries, it refused to sync up again, even after restart, and I had to download some fix (this was a month after I bought the computer). If I turn the mouse off at night to try to conserve battery power, I can't get it to sync up again with my computer and invariably have to restart my computer before it will connect with my mouse again. The mouse is also incredibly sensitive, and if your finger is just hovering over it, it will suddenly scroll the page off in all directions, so I have to keep my hand well away from it while working.

    41 of 53 people found this useful