• 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

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Fresno

    Overall the mouse is extremely stylish and reliable. Its performance is fantastic and well worth the money. The only downfall of the mouse, is its thin design. A regular wireless mouse is fatter and thicker which allows your fingers and palm to rest upon. It seems as if you need to find a new comfortable way to hold and operate this mouse. After an extense amount of usage over time, your hand begins to get tired and restless. But overall, it sets a new standard for mouses or should I say...mice. Haha.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not all features compatible

    • Written by from Bellingham

    I have OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and have been purposefully avoiding updating to Snow Leopard as I like Leopard so much. I got a Magic Mouse for my birthday and was very disappointed that I have to update to a new OS less than a year after I got the computer for one function of the mouse that is so important.

    However, I like this mouse a lot. I use a Mighty Mouse in the labs at school and hate them. So I highly recommend this mouse - the bluetooth wireless is invaluable and I have had no problems with connectivity.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great hardware...

    • Written by from Pagnacco

    This is a truly amazing piece of hardware, giving people who, like me, own a multitouch-less machine the possibility to have just as much fun. There is one catch tho, out of the box this nifty apple product gives you little if none at all of the multitouch experience. You really MUST download BetterTouchTool, just google it or look for it on the boastr blog.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s Good Not Great ;)

    • Written by from Roma

    The mouse has an awesome design, don’t listen to the people that say things about ergonomics, this mouse is as comfortable as any other mouse.
    Iv’e had it for about 6 months now and I’m still amazed by its simplicity and beautiful design.
    The only problems with it are that sometimes the cursor is very slow but then fixes to my default settings. And also, the batteries don’t last so much for me.
    But if you are looking to buy this, its a great product and remember that apple can fix these little issues with software updates ;)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The truth to the Magic Mouse!

    • Written by from Vassar

    I have read many of the reviews about the Magic Mouse and I believe that some things need to be cleared up about it. First off, I struggled for a long time if i wanted to purchase the mouse, from some of the reviews I read, it seemed that it was not worth the $70+ for it, but finally I caved. I am a student going into photography and graphic design and I was concerned on how it would work with aperture 3.

    The magic mouse is great. In other reviews, they say that the swipe and tracking are unresponsive and sluggish. I feel i should just clarify that it takes three minutes to fix this problem. You must go to the system preference and then to mouse. From there, you can change the tracking and settings of the mouse. It is an absolute dream to use if aperture 3. Swiping through photos and editing is far greater with the mouse than with a logitech mouse or a different brand. All though the reason this is not a five star mouse is because of the shape. It takes a little getting used to, but it is worth the buy. So if you are in my situation, not knowing to buy the mouse or not, run to the store and buy it now!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovation personified...

    • Written by from Bellport

    I enjoy using my magic mouse as it commands my new iMac to do things I would normally be flagging away at with a regular button mouse. The ability to scroll with little effort and then shift pictures around has made my work more efficient and introduced different possibilities in the process. There are even application softwares, like Magic Prefs, to turbo charge the experience.

    The only detraction I can comment on is that it eats batteries. One must take care to turn the unit off with the bottom switch, otherwise it will always be on and it will drain two AA batteries in two months. The power status of the batteries can be seen on the main screen and they will work down to 15% capacity.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The second one works just fine

    • Written by from Agoura Hills

    I purchased a Magic Mouse as soon as it became available and it was not up to expectations. It was very difficult to scroll and disconnected and re-connected frequently.
    I contacted Apple Support and they sent me a new mouse overnight with return shipping
    pre-paid.
    The new mouse works flawlessly and I have to say that Apple Support is first rate. All manufacturers (Western Digital) should be so responsive.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    After using Logitech for quite a while, trying and using this has made me rethink how they should perform. Its simple, but complex and easy to pack.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST MOUSE EVER OWNED!

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I Got My Mouse With My iMac (Along With My Wireless Keyboard -Obviously) And It Is The BEST Mouse I've Ever Owned! Its Nice And Smooth And Has A Nice Feel In Your Hand! I Would Of Gave It 5*'s But It Is The Battery Life That Puts It Down A Little! Recently I Use Any AA Batteries Which Only Last Me 2 Weeks MAX (And I Am I Everyday User Of My iMac!) So I Am Forever Having To Change The Batteries! But If You Use The Likes Of ALKALINE Batteries (Which Last Longer) Then Obviously No Need To Change It As Often! Apart From The Battery Situation i LOVEEE My Magic Mouse! xD LOVE YOU APPLE!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, but has some cosmetic problems

    • Written by from Peabody

    I've had my magic mouse for the better part of 4 months now and it has not malfunctioned at all with the use that i put through it. the only problem that i have found with this design is the aluminum is slowly corroding away on the sides where my thumb and ring finger makes contact with the casing. the thin gap between the top shell and the bottom shell has a nasty habit of accumulating dead skin cells, and i am forced to clean it out every so often.

    other than the above mentioned problem, this mouse is an excellent addition to the mac products i already own.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by

    I have played with my magic mouse for a day and I found it not comfortable enough for me, I cannot have my hand rest on the mouse as the shape is not fit for normal adult..

    For other functions, they work as expected. Installing BetterTouchTool enables you to unlock the advanced functions such as performing different kinds of gestures to activate a big range of command

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD MOUSE!

    • Written by from Hanover

    unlike what people say, battery life is good. Since December, I have changed batteries once. It is responsive and i never really noticed it was all that heavy like people say.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good overall

    • Written by from concord

    Good mouse, miss side buttons for expose, okay for gaming, hand cramps up eventually after 3+ hrs

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse perfect for my MacBook Pro

    • Written by

    I just read the comment of some visitor about the fact that the Magic Mouse have a bad performance in combination with his MacBook Pro, but to tell u honestly.... I don't face that problem at all. I connect a USB mouse and try to find any differences... nothing! Both fast and the tracking perfect! I use Mac OS X version 10.6.3.

    The only point I don't like... bit heavy in use due to the 2 AA batteries. That should be done much better by for instance using AAA-batteries. But ok, perhaps next version of the Magic Mouse?

    Regards and good luck with us mouse...

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cool idea!

    • Written by from LINDEN

    This mouse is an amazing idea. I LOVE IT!!! The only thing I would do different is to put the indicator light on the top of the mouse so that you can see it. If you would do that. Then people would not have to look at the bottom of the mouse to see it and it would be so much easier and better for us.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for every day performance

    • Written by from Urbandale

    The Magic Mouse is great for basic performance. It is small enough to not be a burden when traveling.

    The only disadvantage is if you are a gamer. The touch sensitivity is very sensitive and i constantly find myself accidentally scrolling while just resting my hand on the mouse.

    Besides that, great product!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good technology, but...

    • Written by from Upper Arlington

    ...you need to download extra applications to fully utilize that technology. The Magic Mouse only comes with a couple of mostly inconsequential gestures, but downloading that extra application (BetterTouchTool is what Micro Center recommended for me) will allow you to use the Magic Mouse's Multi-Touch technology to the fullest extent. For instance, a three-finger swipe downwards on the mouse now pulls up the Exposé for me (you won't be able to fit four fingers onto it if you were looking for a direct analogue to the trackpad gestures). While the Magic Mouse is certainly not ergonomic (at this point, my thumb, the tips of my ring and pinky fingers anchor while my index and middle fingers do the clicking...meaning very little of my hand actually touches the Magic Mouse), I doubt the Magic Mouse was designed with it in mind (Logitech certainly is better in the ergonomics department). It's supposed to be very sleek, and that combined with the Multi-Touch technology makes for a worthwhile Bluetooth mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great mouse, but lacks middle click

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    I got this mouse, love it, but I do have to keep my old mighty mouse plugged in when I want to use programs that utilize the middle button. this is really annoying. please add middle click, i mean it would be really simple in my opinion to just make 2 fingers+click= middle click...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Two steps forward, one step back

    • Written by from Lethbridge

    With the Magic Mouse, Apple is close to having the ultimate mouse. Like a lot of people, I got annoyed with how the Mighty Mouse's trackball would get gummed up. I couldn't get it to scroll down anymore. The Magic Mouse is a huge improvement in that regard; it scrolls quickly and easily. The momentum scrolling is also very nice. The buttons are crisp and responsive. No more trackballs to clean. That's the two steps forward. BUT, I miss the third and fourth buttons to launch Dashboard and Expose. That's a step back. Overall, though, if you scroll a lot with your mouse, this is worth getting.

    3 of 4 people found this useful