• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but tracks too slowly

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought this mouse in conjunction with my MacBook Air because no trackpad on a PC laptop has ever been as precise as a traditional mouse. Had I known how great the multi-touch trackpad on the MacBook is I never would have bought the mouse. It simply isn't needed.

    Even with the tracking sensitivity set to max in system prefs the mouse takes too large a hand movement to track from one side of the screen to the other. I have always had a very very sensitive mouse on Windows machines and I simply cannot adjust to this mouse.

    The built in swipe/scroll gestures are a great innovation but still limited compared to the gestures available on the MacBook trackpad.

    Apple has all but made the traditional mouse obsolete for most users with their large and easy to use trackpad.

    83 of 87 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse

    • Written by from mcmurray

    I bought this mouse a year ago and its still is working perfect. The one little complaint I have is that the battery cover fell off not even a day after i bought it and it is held on with a piece of tape,but all in all it is a very good product

    78 of 83 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect mouse for a small hand

    • Written by from Laval

    Perfect mouse for me, a woman with normal hands.
    For my boyfriend, it's not the same, the mouse his to small for his hand !

    But in general , i love it !
    It looks great, easy to use and she's always connect by herself !

    76 of 80 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good but some flaws

    • Written by from STEINHEIM

    I love my magic mouse and use it every day, I actually probably have one of the first once so not to sure if they changed the design a bit. One issue I have is with the on and off button as if you are on rough surface or if there is something in the way the muse can be turned off while moving it, especially as the black rubbers ar worn out a bit also it will dirty your table a lot with the black residue from the black rubbers underneath it

    65 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's best mouse. Ever.

    • Written by from Woodland Hills

    I've been using the Magic Mouse for a couple of days now, and I can honestly say it's their best mouse ever. I'll be the first to say the Mighty Mouse was junk. This isn't. It fixes the most obvious flaw of the Mighty Mouse- the scroll wheel that got clogged with dirt and quite working doesn't exist on the Magic Mouse, because that physical part has been replaced by multi-touch.

    Scrolling is a bit odd at first, because moving your fingers up and down polycarbonate is something that's a little new. But once you get used to it, you'll find you can scroll in all directions just as well as you always could. And adopting the iPhone "momentum" scrolling is a really neat idea.

    I personally have no comfort issues with this mouse, but I can certainly see how some could. Overall, it's a little pricey at $69, but it's a nice mouse and should work well for years to come.

    70 of 80 people found this useful

  • 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

    Another great Apple product

    • Written by from Richmond

    Love this mouse. I love how you can do all the things with the mouse just like with the trackpad. However the way this mouse make you hold your hand does hurt after a while of using it. If it had been designed differently I probably would have given this mouse a 5 star rating.

    53 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you have small "danty" hands

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    Totally love all the features of this new mouse! Unfortunately, it's ergonomics are more suited for small hands. It would be nice if it were, at least, a half inch wider and longer. If not that a bit higher in the curvature as to better fit a larger hand.

    Maybe a larger version can be developed for us "Gigantor" types.

    54 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great OSX mouse

    • Written by from Glen Burnie

    After using this mouse at home, I find it very difficult to go back to a Logitech BT mouse on my work computer. Then again, I get the 'why is a PC so difficult to use and so slow' feeling on every windows PC I've ever used. This mouse, was 2 steps on OSX, batteries in, power on, (wait 5 seconds or so) mouse working! On windows, just like any other bluetooth mouse, 10+ steps, a download, a bunch of balloon popups, more balloon popups, a failure or two, reboot, another download a bunch of next, next, ok, next, next, yes, ok, Agree, next, next, and struggle to work, struggle to keep Bluetooth connection. This I would not blame on Apple, but don't buy this thinking because it's an Apple mouse, that your PC will magically work better. If you have an iMac, this is the only mouse for you!

    MagicPrefs free software will allow you to customize the mouse and pad to your liking. Swipes, gestures, click area's, secret app shortcut taps if you want!

    The first generation mouse batteries lasted 6 months for me. This second magic mouse came with my 27" iMac. The batteries last 4 weeks max. I need to go to the person I sold my '08 iMac to, and secretly swap the mouse, he'll never know. Apple, if you are listening, I would gladly pay 99$ for a 6,000 MAH lithium ion equipped 1 year rechargeable battery + dock. Or even a inductive charging mouse pad, so it never needs charging!

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    • Written by from Chambersburg

    I had read both positive and negative reviews of this mouse before making my decision. The positive's far exceeded the negatives so I took the plunge. Bottom line, the mouse is brilliant and it works as advertised. Movement is sharp (even for a wired or USB mouse) and crisp and there is zero noticeable Bluetooth lag you normally see from other manufacturers. The button(s) are responsive and whether on a mouse pad or desktop, the unit moves around freely.
    Now for the caveats: Because this mouse is sleek, it is difficult for me to use it for long periods of time, comfortably. If you have big hands, this may not be the mouse for you. Second, it is sensitive so if you set it up for left click/right click operation and you have big hands, you will right click when you meant to left click and vice versa...there is no avoiding it.
    Neither of these 'negatives' are the fault of the device itself and are only meant as warnings to others with large hands.
    I give it four stars simply because it is not made for everyone. However, functionality wise I would say it is 5 stars!

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great functionality, but "scrapes"

    • Written by from Spring Lake

    Touch scrolling is great! It sure beats the Mighty Mouse, which constantly suffered from its dirty roller ball. Swiping a finger is much nicer. I haven't perfected two-finger swiping yet but haven't really had anything that required this. As with the Might Mouse, the Magic Mouse has one annoying factor: its scrapes across the desk but even more so than its predecessor. There are no scrape marks, but it's the scraping sound that is annoying. "Quiet as a mouse" it is not. How about some replaceable felt tabs or strips? Set up was quick and easy. Get rid of the scraping sound and you have a 5-star mouse.

    62 of 83 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    really good mouse ..but !

    • Written by from New york

    It takes a while to get use to it. and than .. you just can't go back to the old mouse.

    The only thing that bothers me is the upper surface of the mouse, its not keeping his surface slippery as it is new. ( but still a better then his current competitors )

    39 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the mouse but it is missing basic functions

    • Written by from Carpentersville

    I like the size, fell and functionality of the mouse. It works just as good as the promo video implies. Here are it's biggest shortfalls (and I can't imagine how nobody in the development department at Apple saw these as important enough to include..really)
    1. The tracking speed in INCREDIBLY slow even at max speed. Had to download and install Mouse Zoom to fix this
    2. No ability AT ALL to open dashboard or expose from the mouse. Seriously..nobody thought this would be important.

    With a good software upgrade to allow for these issues to be resolved, then PERFECT MOUSE!

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse

    • Written by from Noblesville

    This mouse is extremely sleek and low profile, but once again Apple has designed it for style and not comfort. The mouse did not slide well on my granite counter top, so I placed a mouse pad underneath and it worked like a breeze. Absolutely no connection problems whatsoever. Overall, good mouse and I would recommend the mouse to any friend.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from paranaque

    The Magic Mouse is simply extraordinary not only in its simplicity but its function! Just like any Apple gadget it is pricey but quality.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, but no Orbit/Pan Third Button

    • Written by from San Clemente

    Overall, I prefer this magic mouse to both USB and wireless Mighty Mouse, but CAD efficiency was so severely hindered w/o a Third Button for Orbit/Pan that I had to return it. I did enjoy everything else about it though; lower height was easier on wrist, heavier weight gave it a nice responsive motion, and the click, touch scroll,..etc was perfect. I wanted to keep it. But not being able to easily orbit/pan in SketchUp and other CAD apps was annoying.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from LAGUNA NIGUEL

    I replaced my wired mouse about a years ago, got tired of wire getting in the way, the Magic Mouse works great, so much more convenient and functional than my wired mouse, the only complaint I have is that I have to replace the batteries every couple of months, that's not too bad since I use my computer about 8 hours a day five days a week.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Using this mouse all day, everyday.

    • Written by from Bolingbrook

    I just started using this mouse about three weeks ago, I am on the computer most of the day with my job. The only thing I see that I don't like is the edge of the mouse is
    sharp. It needs to be smoother. For someone like me that works all day with my hand on the mouse it is a bit annoying. I hope this is changed on the next mouse they create. Otherwise I like the way it functions, so I am giving it 4 stars because of this.

    36 of 40 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