• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly great!

    • Written by from Yakima

    I've had the Magic Mouse for about a month now, and so far its working great!
    The multi-touch technology on the mouse can really make your working progress go smooth!

    Although the mouse is working great so far, there are some problems/quality issues I have found using the mouse.
    First of all, the mouse can be quite fragile.
    A couple days ago, I accidentally dropped the mouse while I was moving around.
    If it lands on the Aluminum side, there isn't that much damage. But if it falls on the multi-touch surface, the mouse can get some scratches on it. I recommend being careful when handling the mouse and try not to drop it too often.
    Secondly, the mouse tends to get dirty.
    If you have sweaty hands like me, the mouse can get easily covered with fingerprints. I have to clean the mouse once a week to keep the multi-touch working.
    Last, when I use the Magic Mouse on Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro, the scrolling can be really bad. Even if you scroll just a little bit, you can scroll through a whole web page.
    This can be really irritating, especially in games. The scrolling in Mac OS X is perfect, but in Windows, it can be quite awful.

    Overall, the Magic Mouse can be a little bit fragile, can have minor scrolling problems on the Windows OS, and can catch a lot of fingerprints if you don't keep your hands dry. Other than that though, the mouse works quite perfectly. Its very compact, works perfectly on Bluetooth, and has a pretty long battery life. (I still recommend turning the mouse off when you shutdown.)

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Louisville

    Got this to replace a piece of junk Microsoft scrollwheel mouse. The 360 scrolling action is great and much nicer to use. Feels a bit flat in my hand, but that doesn't really bother me. The only thing that can sometimes be annoying is when the side of my hand or finger brushes against the surface and causes an accidental scroll. If you're going to rest your hand on the mouse you have to keep it still and not wiggle or tap any fingers. So far I have not had any bluetooth connection problems with my iMac.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for general apps but bad for graphic apps!

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    For normal mousing in most applications like web surfing, email, iPhoto, word processing, etc., this mouse is great! In Safari or Firefox, you can just "flick it" and it quickly scrolls up and down multiple pages! No other mouse can do this! For my somewhat smaller male hands, it feels comfortable and looks fantastic. I use Apple's rechargeable batteries and they have lasted four months now on my new iMac. I do however, turn the mouse off when not in use. I also leave the Apple wireless keyboard turned on, as it automatically turns off the power when now in use. Battery life is great if used correctly.

    What I don't like about the Magic Mouse is how it works in design apps. For Illustrator, Photoshop, a sign program I use called FlexiSign, and most other graphic apps, it scrolls/moves/zooms too quickly, so you can be "lost" on screen. For these types of creative apps, I switch to a basic Logitech mouse with a normal wheel. It's too bad, but the Apple Magic Mouse is just not suitable for every use.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cool mouse, but not perfect

    • Written by from Eagle

    The overall function of this mouse is fantastic. The scrolling is smooth and it is really fun to use. It really shines when navigating around iTunes or iPhoto or any application that contains a large amount of files. On the down side, it does go through batteries. I went to using rechargeables, as even in casual use I was replacing alkalines about every other month. The other, and most annoying, problem is its tendency to lose connection for no reason. When it does, it usually takes several minutes to get it back, and during that time you're dead in the water. Despite the fact that it's power hungry and not entirely reliable, I would never go back to a traditional mouse. Hopefully future versions will solve these chief complaints.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looks, Bad for Gaming, Average for Photo editting

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this mouse recently.
    I must admit I love the way it feels in your palm if you are not a freak that feels cold in your hand.
    The surface has good sensitivity and the response is perfect.
    I would recommend it for daily usage - web browsing, maybe Aperture - Photoshop retouching not recommended.
    Although it's precise it may be uncomfortable for gaming or painting in Photoshop.
    It's slim and it takes little space in your bag without bloating it.
    I have other devices though I am constantly using this one.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Mouse

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    Nice thing to have when on a mac.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for scrolling and it's fun! ...but

    • Written by from Ocala

    I've been using this mouse for almost a month now and I have both good and bad things to say about it. First of all the concept of the mouse is fantastic! The touch screen top is unlike any other mouse out there and brings a new aspect to computing. Scrolling around 360 degree in documents is excellent. Although it is fun and ingenious, I feel like the quality of the mouse doesn't live up to the Apple standards that I have come to love. Every other product that I have bought from Apple has felt solid and well constructed and performed in the most optimum way I could imagine. Now the top part of this mouse is fine. It the bottom of it that bugs me. The silver plastic on the bottom just doesn't feel right and gives a cheap feeling to the mouse. Another concern and my biggest one at that, is the slidability™ of the mouse. I thought that this device was going to have a cadillac type luxury slide across my mousepad pre-judging by my previous experiences with Apple products. Instead the black rails on the bottom offer no such thing. The slide is far from luxurious. My old logitech mx518 offered a nicer slide. My last concern is the lack of middle mouse button support without third party applications. I'm sort of a purist in this area and try to use as little 3rd party apps as possible when dealing with hardware made by the same company as the computer/operating system. I think Apple should release a patch to fix it so we don't have to use MagicPrefs or something equivalent. Sometimes when working in Maya I will plug in my old mouse just because it's easier and faster to distinguish the 3 mouse buttons to navigate quickly around my objects. Even with these issues I still give this mouse 4 stars because it's just awesome. If they ever do release another version, a more luxurious sturdier version, I will be sure to buy it.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought this mouse a couple weeks ago, and at first, I hated it, because it was difficult to get used to, since it is smaller than most mouses out there. However, after using it for a while, I have fallen in love with it. It's very responsive, and incredibly customizable. I love the scrolling feature and the sleek design.

    The one drawback is that it uses AA batteries. As soon as Apple comes out with a rechargeable or USB version, I will switch immediately.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Convenient!!

    • Written by from Mount Pleasant

    When I bought Magic Mouse with my Macbook Pro, I was a little skeptical because when I last used a wireless mouse, it just didn't quite work properly. I was amazed when I turned on my mouse and it automatically synced with my computer and how fast it's response time was! And it does everything the commercial said it would do! I only gave the Magic Mouse a four star because it can't zoom like the Multi-track Pad that is built into the Macbook Pro or like what you can do on an iPod Touch or iPhone when you need to enlarge a picture. But all in all I am pleased in the performances of Magic Mouse! I primarily use a mouse for quick movements and ease of use when I am doing photo editing, Apple's Magic Mouse gives me the quick movements through it's light-weight body and it provides me with an ease of use through it's slim form. I highly recommend this mouse to all who love editing graphics (whether in motion pictures or still pictures).

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    3D Modelling and VFX (Maya2011 / After Effects CS5)

    • Written by from Armadale

    This mouse is simply amazing, lets be honest the most common reason this mouse appeals to people is its looks and I was almost turned off buying it due to the lack of 3rd Mouse Button.
    I'm a VFX Artist and do a lot of work in Autodesk Maya, 3Ds Max and Adobe After Effects. For those familiar with these programs know theres a lot demand for the 3rd Mouse Button and a lot of us in the field have been turned off the magic mouse for this exact reason. Well with a little research and determination I refused to settle and have a high priced MacPro with no such mouse to compliment it, well now I've found BetterTouchTool. It allows you to add gestures to your MagicMouse allowing for the 3rd Mouse Button and alot more.

    I hope this wins over a lot of buyers in the field of 3D and VFX for this mouse amazing and no one should miss out.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse...

    • Written by from new concord

    Got one with my new IMac and works great and real convenient in most of my aps however I wish it either had better battery life or was rechargeable

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse

    • Written by from Raytown

    This mouse is absolutely perfect. It goes above and beyond any regular mouse today.
    Its only downfall is its quite Thirsty. I have to change batteries often. And its pretty sensitive.

    Overall i would recommend someone to get it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but eats batteries for every meal

    • Written by from Bonita Springs

    Best mouse I've ever used and i'm on my 8th Mac.

    Can't seem to get more than 3 weeks from any batteries though, either fresh Duracells or Energizers from the store or 2 types of rechargeable batteries. Right now I'm having the best luck with Imedion rechargeables from Powerex. The shortest time was 8 days.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from providence

    The mouse is very good I love it...But the down side is the battery consumption, it consume a lot of battery, if you could go to the Dollar store and get a carton of AA battery you will be all set...

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best web searching ever

    • Written by from Chicago

    All but the side expose button on the mighty mouse is missing, this is by far the best web searching mouse ever. now apple needs to keep moving toward more interaction like this.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat

    • Written by from River Vale

    Unlike others, I have no real probelms with tracking, accuracy, reliability, stiff or heavy feel on various surfaces, etc. It works pretty well. Yes, I'll admit the battery life could be better, but I use rechargeables and I expect them to discharge more quickly. However, I don't care because they're rechargeable. I also love the other Apple-specific features of this mouse such as the two-fingered swipes, etc.

    The only issue I have with this mouse is that its profile is too flat. By this I mean that it sits quite low on the desk/table. When I place my hand over it to slide it or click, my hand is nearly flat. This makes the process of clicking seem a little awkward, it makes it a little harder to control feels ergonomically incorrect. If you are accustomed to cupping your hand over a mouse that has a little more height, this one will feel strange and a little bit uncomfortable.

    So, overall, I like the mouse. I do not plan to replace it. I just wish it had a higher hump in the middle.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse makes my fingers hurt

    • Written by from New Ulm

    I loved the look and feel of this mouse and it's new design. However, I use my computer so much that after a few hours, my fingers start to fall asleep. It seems to be the fingers that rest along the right side of the mouse. I was disappointed when this starting happening, both because I loved the mouse and wanted it to work, but also because it is so expensive and would have hoped for more. I need to find a differnt mouse, I am just not sure what I should get for my iMac 27. Just hope the next one works out better for me.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mouse but...

    • Written by from Bishkek

    I was disappointed that it has no 3rd button, so I tried to use third party app that adds more function to mouse but that was terribly buggy. But I'm happy that I own it, this is Apple's best mouse ever produced. Apple should add more gestures and third button, because for instance 3D designers and artsits use third button.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse

    • Written by from Kaysville

    This mouse is great. It is comfortable to use, the scrolling is amazing. I love it. But the battery life is a joke. Im lucky to get a month on 2 batteries! Other mice I've had have gone 6 times that, and they only use 1 battery. The multitouch is great, but the battery life is horrendous. And the price is a little high for a mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product!

    • Written by from Aurora

    I love the sleek and thin design. It saves me a USB port, as I like to daisy chain my older one button USB mouse into one of the ports on the side - and real estate is important for my older model Mac Mini. Why they price it at the same price as the smaller keyboard is odd, but not a bad thing.

    5 of 9 people found this useful