• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    almost amazing

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    this mouse defiantly goes leaps and bounds beyond the other mice that mac has came out with ( the one with the little ball in the middle–not great). my only problem is that i have to change the battery so much. i think this mouse would be perfect is there was a rechargeable hub or came with a usb option.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product..... many problems with CAD

    • Written by from E

    Everything works find and looks awesome on my desk.... but had many problems working on CAD softwares..... isn't easy has a regular mouse.....anyway its a great quality product.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a big fan

    • Written by from Acworth

    I love the finger scrolling and don't miss the typical wheel. However, the mouse is to flat. Also, the scrolling is great but moving the mouse where you want on the screen is slow even with the motion set at high compared to aftermarket mouses.

    I just have a hard time getting used to it because you have to pick the mouse up and then move some more because it just doesn't move fast enough unless you jerk it.

    It needs to be reconfigured.

    175 of 184 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great... For a little bit.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I bought a magic mouse to use for my MacBook pro since I hate using the trackpad. It hasn't even been a year and a half that I bought the magic mouse and it no longer works. It would connect then disconnect a few seconds later.I took it to Apple to see if they can repair it for me... And unfortunately my warranty already expired. This is a great product but I rated it a 3 due to it not lasting long as it should.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I used to love the Magic Mouse...

    • Written by from Mammoth Lakes

    When I had Snow Leopard OS I loved my Magic Mouse...it worked just fine. But then I upgraded to Lion...and whenever I was on a website, it would occasionally jump from side to side...sometimes disappearing. I went back to to my original corded mouse and what do you know...the jumping and disappearing stopped! I much prefer the simplicity of the Magic Mouse and the scrolling worked great with Snow Leopard...but I just can't tolerate the jumping around and skittishness of sites while using Magic Mouse...I'm ordering a new corded mouse because the scrolling isn't working properly on my old one...

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited connections

    • Written by from Slocan

    When I first started using this mouse I was very happy with its adaptability to my every need for scrolling down the page. But as time went on my mouse began to be very erratic and lose the connection frequently and could not recover until I practically was ready to smash it and then I could not get the aluminum back cover to stay on which was really annoying while not being able to have the proper connection when it is vital for me to do anything online with all of its features that are supposed to be its assets. I hope to find a better replacement for this mouse.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The mouse is too touchy

    • Written by from Lexington

    I have quit using this mouse due to the zooms that occur when I am in Second Life.
    I disabled as much as I could through the mouse settings, but it seemed like any little touch and I would be zoomed right out of the sim. I am not using the regular apple mouse either since the scroll ball on all of mine have failed. So I am now using a mouse designed for a PC with a non-touch scroll wheel.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't like it

    • Written by from Concord

    I like the idea of this mouse, but after several months I still can't get used to it. I've used various mice, track balls, and track pads for over 20 years, so I thought I would adapt, but just can't. I will be going to the store to pick up something else. I make too many errors with this one and it's frustrating to use.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, could be better...

    • Written by from Skopje

    I've used this mouse for about two years now, and must say it's OK, but could be better.

    The "pro" part is: design (looks cool), connectivity via bluetooth (never had problems with that, though I sometimes had to restart my Mac so it could "see" the mouse), and scrolling (though there's some about this in the "con" part as well).

    The "con" part: eats batteries - about 6 per month (when working/designing everyday), scrolling is nice (but for the price - should be more precise), price is high, and it sometimes confuses right/left clicks.

    All in all, I've gotten used to it, and I work with it everyday, but improvements need to be made to meet the price vs value requirements.

    54 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tape cheese

    • Written by from Snohomish

    The apple $49 mouse is better because it doesn't use blue tooth and doesn't require a battery. But it one fails after about six months requiring the routine cleaning of its mouse ball. After following a youtube video, I broke the mouse and needed a new one.

    This one is very nice but requires batteries, communicates over blue tooth, and comes out of its nice jewel case with difficulty, having been taped into place with tape that leaves cheese stuck on its underbelly. I haven't been able to clean off the cheese, which has now accumulated gunk and inhibits its operation.

    24 of 393 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from JOHNSTONE

    I received this mouse a long time ago as a gift and never actually used it until last month as preferred the trackpad. When a use the MBP in closed shell mode, the magic mouse is a great alternative although it doesn't track well on my table, i have to place it on a magazine or fabric for it to track properly.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the mouse but eats batteries

    • Written by from Cottage Grove

    I love this mouse, but it eats batteries! Since my old iMac was 11 years old, Black Friday was the perfect time to purchase a new iMac. In the 3 months since then, I have had to replace the batteries in the mouse twice. Even tried using the wired mouse from my old computer but I like the Magic Mouse so much better. Up until this point I have not been turning the mouse off because it takes about 3 minutes for the bluetooth to reconnect. Apple -- I would think your engineers could come up with an automatic turnoff for this mouse so it would not eat batteries! Either that or come up with a wired version.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, scrolling feature still not there yet

    • Written by from Dexter

    Overall, this mouse has great innovative features such as the gestures that help you navigate through different documents. However the scrolling is not particularly accurate. Try zooming in or out on an Adobe Acrobat document by pressing the alt key and the results are deplorable. But in general I am happy using it, I just wished the scrolling issue is fixed on a future software update.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome & frustrating

    • Written by from New Salisbury

    Love how you can do all the gestures on this mouse, makes work much easier, that is when it works. this think is frustrating at times. sometimes it will connect, sometimes it won't. sometimes it takes just a few seconds, sometimes it takes minutes.......blue tooth leaves much to be desired sometimes.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Houston

    The mouse feels great in my hand (as others have said). I'm giving it three stars because it doesn't connect very well in Mac OS. It connects perfectly in Windows under bootcamp. I have my macbook closed and connected to an external monitor and keyboard, and I often have to open it up, use the touchpad, and manually connect it. I've replaced batteries, but I still have problems.

    The scrolling features are nice, but they sometimes get in the way. For example, if you have a window or spreadsheet that scrolls both down and right, you might get both motions if you only intended to scroll down.

    Overall it's a decent mouse, but I've had better luck with my logitech mouse under Mac OS.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasing aesthetics, erratic control

    • Written by from montreal

    I've been using this mouse for over a year now and have finally decided to retire it in favour of a more precise device.

    It looks great and may work out for more leisurely users. I however use it for work and move between many documents ( tables, visual presentations, large text files). A few time a day, i get unwanted scrolls, page changes or other movement caused by an erroneous interpretation of my finger movements. This gets really annoying when you are in a hurry and you document changes page on you. I've tried to practice but after i year this still happens to me once or twice a day.

    I don't find the movements you can do on the mouse surface that useful. The surface is tiny and you need to sort of hold on to the mouse at the same time. It is awkward. If you have a macbook pro like me, you touchpad is probably sitting nearby anyway or you can get a separate track pad on the side.

    Also, the battery cover on my mouse keeps popping off all the time so i just chucked that in the bin after trying to pry it in different shapes to get it to hold. The batteries stey in fine without the cover anyway.

    Soooo... if this is for your MAC at home fine, but if you need it to work or game, forget it. Design has simply overtaken functionality on this one. I should know, i work for a design firm!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse, extremely poor battery performance

    • Written by from Reisterstown

    The title says it all. My battery last about a week, and I'm using the Apple rechargeable batteries. I've used optical mouses on other laptops that easily last 10x longer than this mouse.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Apple Magic Mouse (Except Battery)

    • Written by from Cupertino

    This mouse is great. Has awesome features and is lightweight. The only downside is the battery drainage. I have had this for a month and a half and the battery has gone down to 35%. I use it about 4-5 hours per day turning it off after every use.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty good

    • Written by from Montreal

    I like it for the most part. It looks gorgeous and works flawlessly with my MacBook Pro.

    The fact that it's so good on battery life is amazing, but I've gotten used to the built-in battery paradigm of the iPhone and iPod. What could make this mouse stellar is a built in ion-lithium batter that charges either in a dock or perhaps through a USB, firewire, or even thunderbolt cable. Or maybe one of those wireless charging pads they've created could act as a mousepad to subtly power the mouse?

    It's also a horrible mouse for gaming. The movement of the pointer seems awkward. It seems the increased tracking speed option in system preferences just increases the cursor's acceleration, not the base speed, so with small movements of my hand the cursor still moves a lot less than I expect it to. Of course, a lot of this is probably related to the superior experience I've had with my MacBook Pro's trackpad. I bought the mouse originally so I could play Diablo 2 with my friends, and it worked alright, but my old wireless logitech optical mouse gave me more precision and control over the cursor.

    When holding a click it feels like I'm dragging the magic mouse (because the whole thing dips a bit) which makes me hand want to apply more pressure to compensate by what my brain is interpreting as increased resistance. And secondary clicking, though not as important on macs, is a big deal in many PC games. The difference between a right and left click in Diablo is a big one.

    It's a bit small for my hands. With my fingers arched over the surface and ready to click, my palm floats freely, unsure of where to go.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good look & functions - bad battery life

    • Written by from Fletcher

    So the mouse looks amazing,very modern and awkward.
    Its functionality is also very good,especially the scrolling and switching.

    The bad sides are extremely short battery like(2-3 weeks with very pricey battery) to few days with cheap batteries.

    It seriously almost eats up the battery,and already at 18% it starts to lose connection often. Below 10% it's useless.

    And the right & left click sometimes get mixed up,you really have to watch were you click since there is no obvious button.

    8 of 8 people found this useful