• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse COULD be excellent...

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    ...if it had a cord. I replace the batteries every two months, on average. I don't WANT to use batteries at all, standard or rechargeable. Bring back the cord!

    Second: I would like to control vertical and horizontal scrolling independently. It would be great to be able to turn off horizontal scrolling and leave vertical turned on.

    Excellent tracking, top-quality construction, great design, and the ability to stymie PC users who can't imagine right-clicking without a separate button.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it is

    • Written by from Calgary

    Don't buy this mouse expecting it to be good for gaming, or work particularly well outside of OS X. It won't. The touch-based scrolling just doesn't work with applications that weren't designed to use it.

    That said, used within OS X for most any application you might use, it's awesome. The gestures are simple and intuitive. It pairs really easily with your computer, while being very responsive. The batteries last for quite a while. And, ergonomically, it fits me very nicely. Within Lion, support for some new gestures has also popped up. Definitely the ideal mouse for general OS X use.

    120 of 120 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

    Magic Mouse and Banking sensitivity

    • Written by from Palisade

    I Love the mouse, except for one problem. When I go to pay a bill on my banking I touch the mouse and it automatically scrolls over the previous screen and the bank throws out a screen stating that my command is not able to complete. Maybe there is a work around for this sensitivity and Lion upgrade??

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Hi Tech

    • Written by from White Castle

    Love the touch sensitive skin that eliminates need for a scroll wheel and buttons. It takes a little getting used to. I use it with a Mac Book Pro. No battery or communication issues.

    I find it a little tiny for my normal to small size hand.

    I just ordered a second one for my Mac mini.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    • Written by from san jose

    this mouse is awesome!! I love the touch feature. Some cons would be that the battery drains pretty fast so I would get rechargeable ones. Also, after four months of having this mouse, the silver paint is scraping off, revealing the black background.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Ontario

    It took awhile to get used to. What I didn't like is when I drag it on my desk it made too much noise from the desk surface. I had to get a mouse pad to soften the scratching sound from my desk and now I'm happy.

    I haven't any issues with it and I would recommend it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    worthwhile

    • Written by

    I just got it, easy to install, its a splurge but fits well in my hand and moves easily. I would get it online just to skip having to head to the store.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for most applications.

    • Written by from Naperville

    I would recommend this mouse to just about any Mac user. I would like to point out a couple of observations after having mine for half a year.

    What I use if for: I use it for design work (adobe creative suite), gaming (not really precise for gaming but I've grown to enjoy the way it feels), and day to day stuff like web browsing etc.

    First off: I would have only given this mouse a 3/5 if not for a third party driver called Magic Prefs. If you get this mouse, get this software! It allows you to bump up the tracking speed (which is capped very low) and allows for a lot more multi touch gestures (which, by default, are very few. Not what you would expect from Apple).

    The mouse looks great but it is VERY different feeling! It takes a bit of getting used to but it is not painful to make the transition. The glides on the bottom of the mouse are AWESOME and slide smoothly on almost any surface. I've also never had any issues with the eye not picking up movement.

    The battery life is not that great. It lasts like a month or so with heavy usage. The clicking noise can be, for some, loud if you're clicking like crazy. I've annoyed some people while playing games.

    It's a very nice, super sleek, relatively versatile mouse that has a couple of drawbacks. Again; Magic Prefs is a MUST for this mouse.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse!

    • Written by from Bangkok

    This is really great mouse. It is responsive and very easy to use. The only problem for me is the battery life. I got this mouse with my new iMac a month ago and I replaced the battery 2 times now and is going to be the third time tomorrow. Within ONE month!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse - touch, batteries and battery door

    • Written by from Derwood

    Love the mouse. Would like to reprogram fingertip hot spots though.

    Some batteries have a short + tab (Costco Kirkland AA's) where the wrapping plastic interferes with the plastic case in the battery holder and causes intermittent '+' connections. I end up scratching off all the plastic on the tops of these batteries and putting in some padding under the door to force the batteries deeper into the holder. Perhaps the battery case '+' terminal is too deep into the plastic case.

    My son dropped it. The tab holding the battery door closed broke off and I'm reduced to taping the door shut like I do for other remotes. Now I need yet another battery door for another hand held device.

    Apple, how about a sealed unit with a drop-in inductive charger, or the rest-on-an-inductive-coil type charging system?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good!

    • Written by from Noblesville

    The mouse is very slick and has a great design and ease of use compared to many other third-party wireless mouses out there. If you are looking for the best mouse you can buy, look no further than the Magic Mouse, built by Apple themselves. The only issue I have had with this mouse is reconnecting it after I wake it from sleep. It takes it about a minute to regain full functionality. I do not know why it does this and if it is only specific to my combination of Mac and mouse.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT BUT

    • Written by from Blowing Rock

    this is an awesome mouse i love the scrolling! the only down side for me is it turns it self of if u don't use it for a while i guess and you have to turn off the whole computer itself to get the mouse to turn back on! if there is an easier way please tell me :]

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design

    • Written by from Newcastle

    I like the design. Quality built. Thin and easy to carry.
    It matches up my white macbook nicely.

    The batt doesn't drain like what people mentioned on the review. You will need to turn off the mouse after use, just like other bluetooth mouse.

    Con: It does not have official driver for windows for scrolling.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    a well mouse indeed

    • Written by from Natick

    The mouse might feel awkward at first and maybe you'd have to reorient your hand a little to scroll, but eventually you get used to it and it's fantastic. The multitouch looked impressive and was very useful, I can turn pages simply by swiping two fingers, and the fact that it can sense where your clicking on the mouse is great. I did have some trouble with it though, as sometimes it would not respond, and where I need to press both sides at once, the magic mouse does not pick up. Tracking is good yet I found it to be pretty slow, I had to set the tracking speed to maximum sensitivity, which would be way to sensitive if I were to use my other mouse. Yet thats a minor fault, as i'm not so lazy to go to preferences to change the tracking speed if I want to use the other mouse. furthermore, despite having multitouch capabilities, the mouse is very efficient in battery consumption, i would only have to replace the batteries about each month, give or take. If connection is lost it would take a long time to regain it and you'd have to click the button a few times for your mac to recognize it and that could be annoying.

    Overall it's a great product although I would like to see some improvements as well as enhanced multitouch capapbilities.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Mouse with One Shortfall

    • Written by from Erie

    I have been using this mouse with my 27" iMac for almost 6 months. I love most everything about it so I'll just skip to what bugs me:

    My work requires fast and precise mouse movement in combination with several keyboard shortcuts and button combinations. If I can't do these things quickly and effortlessly, my efficiency and productivity drops. I find that with this mouse, the wonderful touch-sensitivity that makes it such a joy to use for surfing the web and "normal" use, also makes it do things involuntarily when trying to work quickly in the various Adobe CS applications. For example, the slightest brush against the trackpad while holding down spacebar+command to zoom-click in and out of an image in photoshop will cause photoshop to zoom in or out uncontrollably. At first I thought this was minor drawback that I'd get used to. However when you are trying to work quickly at a professional level, this lack of control gets VERY frustrating, and forces me to constantly think about keeping my fingers from moving across the surface of the trackpad, stealing focus from the task at hand.At this point I haven't yet decided if this is better or worse than having to deal with the constant track-ball clogging of the previous Apple mouse incarnation.

    I should also mention that the mouse sometimes drops its bluetooth connection and won't reconnect, requiring me to restart – but I suspect this is an issue with the iMac's bluetooth system, rather than the mouse.

    4 of 4 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

    Awesome mouse!

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    This mouse is beautiful and it works great! It's comfortable to use and even though the squeezy buttons are gone, I'm already used to using a hot corner for exposé after about five minutes. The one complaint I have is that when I swipe left/right in iTunes in cover flow view it goes WAY too fast. But swiping through web pages is really comfortable. It's very easy to set up too. I don't know why I didn't buy this thing sooner!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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

    Good

    • 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