• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not be able to click by simply tapping on it?

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have had problems with my arms for years, because of the constant clicking on mices... It got better only when I got a notebook with a trackpad instead. Softly tapping instead of clicking is perfect for me. This mouse is great, but I simply regret you can't click on it by simply tapping with one finger, as I think its design would allow. If someone's reading here, maybe Apple could add it to the software? :) Meanwhile, I'll have to settle for the trackpad.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't control mouse in Excel!

    • Written by from Bradford

    I am new to Apple, and generally love all of it. The Magic Mouse works fine for everything EXCEPT Excel. It is way too sensitive, and for some reason keeps scrolling right when I want it to stay still so that I can enter data. I have important spreadsheets which are now in peril.

    I've adjusted everything I can adjust, but no luck. Do I really have to plug my old Dell mouse in?

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Evergreen

    I was not crazy about the ergonomics (shape is to flat). Went back to a basic Logitech mouse that fills the palm of my hand. I did like that it was bluetooth-enabled.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Osos

    lovely to look at --but don't drop it! Very delicate. One drop and it is toast!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected more

    • Written by from Chicago

    Apple, you spoiled me by bring me such cool electronics and accessories that function better than most, complete with functionality that even an avid techno-geek didn't know was needed. Sometimes, though, your products fall just short of perfection.

    I love almost everything about the Magic Mouse. I have it for work, but I will not buy it for personal use only because it doesn't come with a built-in rechargeable battery. Give it a rechargeable battery in the next iteration and then we can talk about that five star rating.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Orlando

    The Magic Mouse is cool and all, but it always seems to lags when I need it to work the most. Other than that, it's a really good mouse. Apple needs to come out with a software update or something.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty cool but...

    • Written by from roanoke

    connected easily but, even after updating the mouse driver on my imac leopard 10.5.08, the right clic functions still will not work.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No third button! Mistaken gestures

    • Written by from Milano

    I generally love the magic mouse but here are two big drawbacks:

    1) no third button = I cannot activate expose from the mouse and have to revert to the corners .... on a 24" screen this is tiresome

    2) when working in powerpoint the mouse mistakes me holding the mouse (and the slight movement of my hand on top of it) for gestures to change page ... very annoying

    Now the solution (to part 1 at least)

    1) Introduce a two finger click gesture that acts as the third button

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great except for no center click function

    • Written by from Washington

    The mouse is smooth and easy to use and you wonder how you got by without it, except......

    There isn't a center click option. I mean it is there is a center click feature you use three fingers and push down, yet Apple must think we don't need our Application Switcher function that so many of us use on the Mighty Mouse.

    Apple, please activate the center click function on the next software release.

    I can do without the side Expose buttons, but I truly miss the Center Click "Application View/Switch" function that makes switching between and closing Applications so much simpler than having to interrupt flow to go to my keyboard and having to do the ghetto Command-Tab function.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there

    • Written by from BIRMINGHAM

    Plus side:

    Initially was very impressed with the feel of the mouse, back/forward gestures are superb for internet use. No roller ball to clog up either.


    Battery seems not to be that great (and I don't like changing batteries too often. No side buttons which I use for Spaces - some use it for Expose). Still has that annoying habit of needing to raise your left finger whilst right clicking (yes I like to use right click context menus).

    I could live with the right click fault and lack of side buttons if they bought out a wired Magic Mouse. After dropping £50 on the last wireless Mighty Mouse (which failed after a number a good few roller ball cleaning attempts) I don't want to spend that amount again. The current wired Apple Mouse is fine. Maybe when the ball clogs up then it'll be replaced.


    If you can handle the batteries and the button issue above then it would be great. As you can probably tell I'll wait for the wired version.

    (Yes I know changing batteries isn't a huge problem I just don't want to waste the time having to keep a set charged ready for the fail - or use non rechargable).

    8 of 8 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

    Great idea & design, poor ergonomics

    • Written by from Moscow

    It was a present for me, I would never buy it myself.
    I've used Magic Mouse for quite time and my overall opinion is that the idea of integrating multitouch to a mouse IS awesome. It's really fun and useful to use gestures, especially using 3rd party software to add a lot more gestures to Magic Mouse.
    But there is a huge "but" for me. I have quite a big palm, and Magic Mouse's "ergonomics" are totally killing my hand. I simply can't work with it for hours. Also, bad thing is that sensor in not located in the center of the mouse, so some movements are somehow odd.
    Overall: fun to try, nice concept (multitouch), superior design, but I'd much rather stick with Razers or Logitech Performance/Revolution because of ergonomics.
    For small tasks MBP's trackpad is great, but for long serious work I need a mouse that is comfortable, sorry(

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly a Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Boyd

    This is truly a Magic Moue. It eats batteries like a mouse eats cheese. When it is time to change the batteries (often) it is a difficult task.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not for mac pro

    • Written by from Orlando

    bluetooth connection with mac pro is spotty. this mouse will drive you nuts when paired with mac pro...fine with other macs. problem has to be fixed with a bluetooth usb dongle. one less usb port. ugh!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomically incorrect, but nice features

    • Written by from Mount morris

    I have a love hate relationship with this mouse. On one hand I have grown to like the touch scroll and that its really a well built mouse. I don't like that I had to download Mouse Zoom to get the cursor speed up. I do not like the low profile of the mouse body. If I had it to do over I would not buy another one. I can easily go back to a scroll wheel and a nice tall mouse body any day.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse!... but awful at google maps

    • Written by from goleta

    I think it's a GREAT! mouse...BUT it has no control when it comes to interacting with google maps. it either zooms to large or to small when using touch scroll. perhaps apple can fix this ISSUE with a software update. Also, remember to turn it off when not in use because it can eat up batteries.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    The functionality of the mouse is excellent. The touch surface is a pleasure to use.

    My only problem with it is that the two rails on the bottom upon which it's supposed to slide on one's desk are rather abrasive. Perhaps my desk has a softer surface than most, but it's been gradually sanding the finish off my desk and leaving a fine powder behind. People will want to bear this in mind.

    I hated the old Apple mouse, but it didn't scrape my desk..

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, lacking in ergonomics

    • Written by from Tuscola

    As typical with Apple, the magic mouse is beautifully designed and has some fantastic features. However, ergonomically, there are much better choices available. Its not the most comfortable mouse to use (it doesn't support your hand the way other mice do) and there is no third or fourth button or click, which can be very useful in my experience. The tracking seems to lag a bit as well, in my use. That said, props to Apple for once again producing a stunning looking product with some "wow" features. I'm just not sure that I won't be going back to my old mouse in the long run...

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats Batteries for Lunch

    • Written by from Chicago

    Yes, it looks cool. And yes, it works well. But, seriously, I put brand new batteries in on a Friday and by the following Tuesday, the power level was at 49%. What is that??

    I was told by someone at the Apple Store that there was a download available to fix the heavy drainage, but couldn't find it and checking with Apple Care revealed there isn't one at this time. Hope that changes. Ripping through the Costco-sized AA packages is going to get old.

    14 of 21 people found this useful