• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good mouse

    • Written by from Burlington

    good mouse but you have to fiddle with the settings to get it the way you like it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome / Burns Batteries

    • Written by from Denver

    I am a huge fan of the Magic Mouse and would recommend it but with a heads up that it goes through batteries fairly quickly. I have replaced the AA's once since Jan. 1st and it is telling me that my new batteries are already low. No other complaints.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse, but eats your cheese.

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I absolutely love this mouse but it eats batteries like there's no tomorrow. After 2 1/2 weeks it chewed thru the Energizer batteries it came with. I've replace them already, hopefully it will go on a diet. Otherwise it will be an expensive mouse to keep up. Design and usability gets a 10+.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless is great Looking Forward to The Wireless Track Pad

    • Written by from COLORADO SPRINGS

    Breifly as possible:
    The Magic Mouse ( and key board) work very well !
    Battery on mouse 81% after >1 wk use many hours a day ( KB still at 100 % )
    Wish it had all the touch of a track pad but really like not having a wire.
    My main computer now is a new Mini connected to a Samsung TV so is great to sit on the couch with no wire from mouse to the computer.
    Most of the time it tracks with no lag. Rarely there is a slight lag but may be because I have the mouse beside my leg in line with wireless Key Board. May be my leg and KB block signal to some small degree.
    MM has a quality feel; a bit of weight, aluminum underside, thick clear plastic top with white layer under clear. No red beam like old mouse.

    As far as I can make out I can not sleep the computer and then turn off the mouse and key board. This wakes up the Mini and it scans constantly for the blue tooth MM and KB. So to save battery on MM and KB I first shut down Mini then turn off mouse and KB

    PS: I have the App for the touch/iPhone to control cursor on computer like a touch pad. On my iMac it works perfectly ( no lag ) on the TV screen connected to the mini it is not as good as the Magic Mouse. Tweaking the settings helps.

    I am a touch pad person ( see Mac Book Air and iPhone ) and will buy a wireless Bluetooth touch pad when it comes out from Apple. For now thank you Apple for the Magic Mouse !

    To the work shop Apple Lads and Lasses ! ! !

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Best Mouse Yet

    • Written by from Oviedo

    While it's not perfect, the magic mouse is a huge step in the right direction for what many consider the worst Apple products. Many of the issues I see with the magic mouse can, and likely will be, addressed with software updates. Many professionals have already noted how the super sensitive touch surface poses challenges in software like Adobe's creative suite & Apple's final cut, logic & aperture. Most of these issues deal with touching the mouse to click in a precise location and the multi-touch surface activating, either scrolling or zooming which either way leaves the cursor in a different location than you wanted to click. Apple could begin capturing data on clicks and build a method for the magic mouse to ignore these inadvertent multi-touch events. Other people have issues with the ergonomics of the design, but I have no problems with it. They also are lacking other gesture support like pinch to zoom, three finger swipes, and rotation. Again these can be added via software later. Like I said, it's not perfect but it is Apple's best mouse yet. For the everyday casual home use mac I really feel this mouse is the best choice. For the users of pro applications you may want to have a backup mouse.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great mouse!!

    • Written by from coralville

    magic mouse is a great product i love it its so cool i love the multi touch surface and the finger swiping!! the only thing id keep in mind is you should probably use a mouse pad.(it is less responsive on a hard surface). The last thing is since its thin it isnt really comfortable so you probably wouldnt want to use the mouse alot.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Belvidere

    Just as everyone said... it's great. However, battery life could be a bit better. Other than that, I love it. Especially with using BetterTouchTool -- which is free -- it customizes multitouch gestures on the Magic Mouse that it is capable of but Apple doesn't use it's functionality. That application unlocks it. Just google it... it's out there, very common. Love it!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse except for accidental scrolling

    • Written by from Calgary

    The Magic Mouse has great feel, and the lack of grime collecting moving parts is great.
    There is one problem where it will scroll unintentionally, often when you first touch the mouse. Sometimes it will move just a few lines, sometimes it will move a large amount which is very annoying.

    Others are also seeing this issue as noted in the Apple forums, look for Magic Mouse randomly micro scrolls.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb Product!

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I thoroughly enjoy the magic mouse. Bluetooth setup was a breeze as with all Apple products. The zoom feature is phenomenal. I LOVE the scrolling!

    I am giving the product four stars - 1) I wish the mouse was shaped a little more like the conventional mouse and 2) In order to take advantage of the backwards and forwards swipe motion, you must use Safari. I originally had a different browser as the default. Overall, excellent mouse. I plan on purchasing another one to use with my laptop.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost the perfect mouse!

    • Written by from New Braunfels

    Love the need of no buttons, other than the power button to turn it on.
    Easy to learn.
    Able to place your hand almost anywhere to make it operate.

    Hard edged corner that mates between the upper polycarbonate shell and the lower aluminized shell.
    Since Apple is eco-friendly company; you need to replace batteries... why this did not come with a charger?????
    If you already have a bluetooth enabled Mac, you need to search Apple's site for the proper software to get the mouse to work all it's options. On Apple's site for the mouse, they should add a hyperlink to the download.

    A great mouse, almost perfect!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy sliding on the desk?

    • Written by from BOULDER

    I've had mine since it was available and generally love it. My only real complaint is that the metal "skis" it rides on makes it noisy on most surfaces.

    I may have found a decent semi-cure. Sticking some regular ol' Scotch "magic tape" (how appropriate) to the runners (skis) and trimming the excess off carefully with a razor, seems to quiet it substantially. I don't know how long it will last, but it's easy enough to replace from time to time.

    I hope Apple comes up with a more permanent cure in a future version.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chicago

    New to Apple, just got an iMac and Magic Mouse came with (so did wireless keyboard, but that's another story). Previously used PCs at work, this computer is at home and so far just for casual use. This mouse is very low-profile, and it does take some getting used to the feel of it. I've been working with it now for about two weeks, and I agree with those who say a higher profile might be more comfortable...I think if I was using it 8-10 hours a day, there would be some wrist issues due to the lack of curvature to the hand. I love that the entire surface is 'active,' and the scrolling features are marvelous.

    Now, don't get mad, folks, but I have to say that you need to do a little reading before you attack the product for lack of versatility. We can put some of the blame on Apple for not emphasizing the customizability of the product, but come on, it's NEW, you need to do your research to figure out how the features differ from what you were using before.

    The majority of complaints and low ratings on the product seem to have to do with the fact that there is no multi-button functionality. Several even complain about the lack of the right-click function. Folks, you can use it out of the box and it will have just basic functionality, but you can use system preferences to enable the right-click function (as well as others), and you can even download apps to further customize the thing!

    Anyway, I love the thing, and I suspect I will love it more as I play with the different possibilities and apps. Down one star for ergonomics, as noted above.

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good; could be better

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Well, overall, it's a good mouse. The multi-touch is awesome; it's very responsive and effective when scrolling long webpages. The design is great, and the bluetooth connection works flawlessly with my macbook.

    Cons: the plastic top gets scratched really easily. One day of normal use made quite a bit of small scratches. A week's use made some deep scratches, unremovable by a cleaning cloth; it's not the end of the world, but be aware. Also, the tracking is not as smooth as I'd like, and it doesn't work on glass.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from madera

    This is a nice little mouse! I am very pleased with it. Unfortunately, it does not work great right out of the box. After downloading MagicPrefs (third party app), it did everything I needed, plus some.

    Pros: very customizable (with MagicPrefs), the scrolling, tapping, and swipping gestures are quick and intuitive (better then physical buttons), has "cool" factor

    Cons: the devise is very flat which may cause hand strain. After a week of use, I am completely comfortable with it (takes a while to adjust). The device does not come with much customization right out of the box, but is easily fixed with a third party app.

    overall the best mouse I have owned. 4 stars only because Apple should have included more customization. 5 stars with MagicPrefs download.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What a relief!

    • Written by from Sausalito

    I spend almost my entire workday at my computer, and this mouse has greatly relieved strain on my hand.

    If you spend a lot of time scrolling through long documents or log files and you find your hand aching or getting stiff, I recommend getting this mouse. Instead of constantly wiggling your finger over the scroll wheel, you can move your finger across the entire surface of the mouse, transferring the motion from you finger to your elbow. It really makes a huge difference.

    Using gestures to navigate is nice too, but it's nothing that you can't do with the extra buttons on other mice.

    There are two ways it could be better. It's not rechargeable, but you can always use rechargeable batteries. It would also be nice if you could use the touch-sensitive surface as a trackpad.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse!! A little comfusing at first.

    • Written by from Winston-Salem

    This mouse is GREAT! I love how it enables you to go back and forward by a simple swpie! The shape of it, at first use for awhile is a little awkward. After a few times of using it, you will never want to go back to it. It's very nice, also, how it is wired and you can use it where ever (Except on glass!). It complements the bluetooth keyboard very well
    You can still do the "double click" feature easily on it through your settings on the mac. Also, you can view battery life, which is very nice. This mouse is very sensitive, it does not take a lot of force to move it where you want it, unlike Windows' mouses that are painful and have wires.
    I reccomend it! The only thing stopping me at first from a five is the fact that it takes some getting used to.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse-good but needs a few tweaks

    • Written by from Darien

    Personally, I think it's a good mouse. It's nice to be able to customize your mouse settings to your liking and turn certain features on or off. My only complaint is that the battery drains fast and you have to replace them often, which adds up with the price of AA Batteries.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid so far minus tracking speed and surface issues

    • Written by from Calgary

    I finally picked up one of these after humming and hawing (and waiting for the firmware update). Its been pretty good so far, with easy clicking, gestures and so forth. My issues are as follows:

    1) Tracking is too slow. Fortunately I fixed this by installing MagicPrefs and setting tracking speed to 200%.

    2) Tracking on granite is rubbish. My old dell wired mouse had no trouble at all on my granite desk, but the MM stalls constantly, so I'm forced to find a mousepad. It has been tracking fine on a piece of paper for now.

    3) Its a bit heavy, but this is an issue with all wireless mice. I wish they'd develop some power efficiencies that allow it to use AAAs or a single AA. Hopefully it won't cause wrist fatigue in the longterm.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect mouse...almost!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I have to admit, it is the finest mouse I have ever used. Hands down, on that one. My only complaint is sometimes the scroll goes crazy on its own when in Photoshop (CS4), and basically zooms in and out really fast for a second, then stops. I'm positive its not an accidental touch of my fingers. Also I wish you could rotate pictures in preview with it, since it is multi-touch, it should have had the capability. Like I said though....almost perfect mouse, but seriously the best so far to date.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse Apple has ever made

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I've only had this mouse for 2 days, but it is by far the best mouse that I have
    ever had from Apple dating back to my first Mac+ in 1987. I love the touch scrolling, and the way it easily handles left and right clicks. It does, however, have a some room for improvement. The edges are a little sharp and could be rounded over a bit more. I often need a 3 button mouse ( when VNCed into Linux workstation), and there is not a third button available. I'm also a little concerned about battery consumption. It's already down to 87%.

    Bottom line. I had been planing to continue using my Logitech mouse, but will probably stick with the Magic Mouse.