• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this ... but

    • Written by from Harrogate

    I love the design, the feel, and the speed of using it.
    But, I am having big problems with it, after using the mouse for about 6 weeks, the mouse's connection to the computer became unreliable. It seems to happen for no apparent reason, and the issue has progressively got worse. Now it doesn't work at all.
    I find this so frustrating because the magic mouse is great, in fact I love my magic mouse ... when it works.
    I have read that other people are having this problem too. Apple please sort this issue out because you have what is otherwise a fantastic product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Mouse, but cooks through batteries...

    • Written by from GREENSBORO

    This mouse is absolutely amazing! Make sure after you set it up that you install Magic Prefs and don't add too many genstures or you will totally confuse yourself!

    I originally hated the mouse because it didn't come with the buttons that the Mighty Mouse had, however DO NOT BE DECEIVED! This mouse can do INFINITELY MORE then its predecessor. You can swipe three fingers up, down, left or right in order to change spaces, expose or key presses after you setup up MagicPrefs!!! I have had the mouse for about two weeks without turning it off and it is down to 62% from daily use running Apple's rechargeable batteries. My new keyboard is still at 100% to give you some perspective.

    This is a fantastic mouse and the only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because I wish the batteries would last longer.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful but not without its flaws.

    • Written by from London

    firstly this device is stunning to look at, its like a piece of art. a mouse with a touch pad on top? awesome, and possible the future of these devices, however it does have a few little niggles that may or may not bother you. i would highly recommend checking one out in a store if possible as it is extremely low profile making it uncomfortable for some. obviously the up side of this is its really portable, which is great for all you macbook owners. personally i'm fine with the flatness of it, as are many others. the one other slight issue is that it can be a little difficult to right click, and you may find yourself accidentally doing stuff you didn't want to by not realizing how many finger you have on it. maybe theres a bit of a learning curve and im not fully used to it yet. if you like your gadgets and toys you'll almost certainly love it. its not perfect but then nothing ever is. its certainly worthy of 3 stars plus, and anyone giving a review of 1 or 2 stars are simply reviewing the uselessness of themselves. obviously its a little overprices, but then its apple and if you've already forked out over a grand for a computer then you might as well have its funky little sidekick.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    3.5/4 Stars

    • Written by from Pawtucket

    I can only review this based on my experience at the Apple Store. I went in to check out this new mouse because my old Mighty Mouse's trackball is constantly getting stuck due to dirt. I loved that it was touch; no more cleaning the trackball. The design didn't feel as comfortable as the old mighty mouse though. It had sharper edges, but that may just take some getting used to. My fingers didn't glide over the face as easily as I'd like and I found myself accidentally clicking when trying to scroll. I also was disappointed to find out it only had two buttons; left and right click. Overall I think it's a great idea that could be improved slightly. I didn't buy it then because I wasn't exactly sold on it, but I'm getting more and more aggravated everyday with my dirty trackball so I may just pick one of these up.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok. Works for me.

    • Written by from Hercules

    Yeah it doesn't right click, so if you are putting microsoft or some other big right click using program in your MAC computer, you need a different mouse. And the battery cover comes off once each couple weeks and I put it back on in 20 seconds.
    But with my mac mini no problem. I don't even use a track pad-just the tabletop. And there's a bump on my table where a finishing nail rises up on the surface and I hit it about once every 2 weeks with the mouse and knock off my battery cover, put the cover back on then I go pound the nail down again.
    I also rest the heel of my hand on the table while I finger scroll. I can rest my thumb on one side and little finger on the other side on the table for rest also. If your hands are small you could only rest on one side.
    This is not a horrible mouse like the old hockey puck mouse. Go to a mac store, best buy, etc if you can and try one.
    My only complaint: it eats batteries every 3 months so to be ecological you need rechargeable batteries. I've had this mouse 1 & 1/2 years.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    Is actually so good!
    This came with my iMac but i bought the TouchPad and now I'm using it with my MacBook Air running on OSX 10.7 Lion, and the multi-touch is so good:)

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse for iPad2

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Magic mouse is superb! But then, I just hope it'll soon be compatible with iPad1 or iPad2. With wireless keyboard plus magic mouse for iPad, it'll be DIVINE!

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A good wireless mouse

    • Written by from Burlington

    I've had the Magic Mouse for about 6 months and I'm pleased with the purchase. I've never had issues with the unit disconnecting from my computer, and I believe I've only replaced the batteries once or twice the entire time I've had it. The only difficulty I have is that sometimes while internet browsing, I accidentally use the "Back" or "Forward" swipe commands on the mouse without intending to because they can be quite sensitive. As always with Apple products, it probably costs more than it's worth, but the Magic Mouse is a good purchase overall.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Perfect 10

    • Written by from EASTON

    I bought the Magic Mouse to replace a Logitech laser mouse I was using. The Logitech used a USB dongle for connectivity. I wanted to free up a USB port on my iMac and the Magic Mouse did that for me with its bluetooth connectivity. The Magic Mouse looked very fetching to me and I was able to try it briefly before I purchased it. When I began to use it on my desk surface, the tracking was not even close to how fast I liked it, even when I had it maxed in the settings. I figured out how to increase it even more from a few articles I found until I was happy. All the differnt ways to configure the controls of the mouse (using Magic Prefs) are out standing. You can click, drag, swipe, pinch and tap every function possible with this mouse. Some gestures are almost impossible to duplicate, but there are plenty of combinations that work great. The only problem I have is that it doesn't read on the desk surface as well as the Logitech did. So the tracking isn't nearly as smooth and it can be annoying when trying to point with accuracy on the screen. I might have to try a mouse pad and see if I get better results. I have a widget on my dashboard that shows the battery level on the mouse and it doesn't seem very bad so far. Overall it looks cool and has cool features, but the functionality could be fine tuned.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Handy but a Battery Drainer

    • Written by from playa del rey

    When this product first came out, I thought it was pointless and that my wireless Mighty Mouse was good enough. But my Mighty Mouse has definitely been through a lot and wasn't working as well. So after a friend recommended, caved in and bought the Magic Mouse. And i definitely take back my initial thoughts. I love this mouse! Its definitely convenient that some of the new Macbook Pro trackpad gestures are on the mouse because it has really been useful with work!

    My only thing about this is the battery life. I've had this mouse for less than a month and batteries are already dying. My other mouse had good battery life... so this is a downer. But other than that, I love this mouse and definitely recommend it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not excellent

    • Written by from hewlett

    First off, the tracking and scrolling on this mouse are extremely customizable, you can make them both extremely fast or slow. The tracking and scrolling are both extremely accurate, the mouse never jumps, and it scrolls with momentum. Another positive is its small size, on multiple occasions I have put it in my pocket and forgot where I put it, it ways so little. If you use Energizer batteries, this baby will really run as long as Apple says it will, which is several months. Works on most surfaces.
    Cons: This mouse has no buttons except right and left click, so if you play a game that requires a lot of keybinds (World of Warcraft), I would suggest you get another mouse. Does not work on glass, works to a limited degree on marble, so think about where you will use it before buying.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This mouse is truly magical! There is no doubt Apple provides a caliber product. What keeps this from being a perfect piece of hardware? No USB recharging capabilities. Wireless mice are nothing new. Apple's spin on the mouse breathes new life into an old idea. Why not take it to the next level? The design is sleak and sexy. An ergonomic feel and precise onscreen response pushes this mouse ahead of the pack. The innovative interface allows intuitive navigation for the end user. What the end user will be wondering though is, why can my ipod and iphone charge via USB and not my wireless smart mouse? USB rechargable Magic Mouse from Apple. Hey, there's an idea. Wireless keyboard review is next...

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Compared to other mice out there - this one is one of the best. Even though it seems to be not ergonomical, after an hour i got used to it. I like pretty much everything about this mouse, except for the battery life. Batteries last about a month or two, when my Logitech wireless mouse lasted me 12 months. But that's ok... I buy a pack of Energizers at walmart (24 batteries for 15 bucks) and i am pretty much covered for a year and a half.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    problem with batt

    • Written by from Martinez

    This gadget is very good, actually it is awesome, very smooth, but not with a pad. However, the batt dies in less than a month, so i bought a rechargeable batt and in less than 3 weeks i had to recharge the batt again. It's a good thing i did not throw my good old white mouse. That old white mouse is still the go-to mouse for me.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but...

    • Written by from Newburyport

    Needs more gestures!!! I love the response and feel but the fact that I went from a 4 button to a 2 button mouse is a real bummer. Can we get an update?

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovative, Unique, Sleek... Apple's Best Mouse Yet

    • Written by from Natick

    Hands down Apple's best mouse. I've never been able to use any of Apple's mice for more than a few weeks before throwing them in the unused electronics box in the attic. After a couple hours of using the gestures my wrist starts to get a bit sore so I still keep my trusty Logitech on the desk for extended period mouse use but going back to a scroll wheel seems like a downgrade. And I still like my Logitech's back/forward thumb buttons while web browsing better, but Apple's mouse is hands down the coolest one I've used, and it remains surprising functional but could be improved (see end).

    The tracking sensor is closer to the top than you would expect, and on precise movements it will take a bit getting used to, but it turns out to be a good thing. Everyone keeps complaining about the weight, well I love it. It feels like Apple's highest quality mouse thus far and helps stabilize it with the touch surface, in fact, I'd even appreciate a removable few oz. weight to add a bit more.

    I would like to see a software update that allows maybe a double tap (not click) in the center of the mouse that would allow for expose. Unfortunately the one feature that almost allowed me to stick with the previous Apple mouse was the squeeze (which I don't believe any software update could allow with the magic mouse current hardware). Its a bit exciting to imagine all the shortcuts/gestures touch technology could allow if apple releases software updates to customize expose, etc. -.5 star for ergonomics and -.5 for lack of a full featured software release.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection problems

    • Written by from Новосибирск

    It loses connection constantly. Several times a day I have to realization that mouse isn't connected to my MacBook Pro. It isn't really a problem to connect it, but it's really annoying. Because each time you have to find Bluetooth mark on the top on the screen, and then in two clicks connect the mouse with MacBook.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    better with lion

    • Written by

    i have had this thing ever since it came out, and without a doubt, this mouse is way more efficient on lion. with snow leopard, it didn't have potential to do some of the things that the track pad did. now with lion, the gestures can be done on both the trackpad and magic mouse. also apple, update the magic mouse product overview.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing Function

    • Written by from Latham

    The ability to squeeze the mighty mouse and view all screens was awesome. THey took this function away. Over all the mouse is better, way better.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts my hand after long-term use

    • Written by from Algona

    I started using this mouse because it came with my iMac. I can right-click, scroll, swipe and click just fine.

    However, I'm going to go back to using my logitech mouse because it is more ergonomic and fits into my hand. Unlike my old mouse, your hand is never in contact with the mouse.

    The bottom line: if the mouse didn't come with my computer and I had to pay $70.00 for it, I wouldn't. My hand (especially fingers) is in pain from using it.

    14 of 18 people found this useful