• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome yet Awful at the Same Time

    • Written by from Bristow

    Absolutely love the mouse... almost all of the time. The multitouch is amazing, the feel is perfect. The accuracy is superb. Love the scrolling up and down by simple and smooth finger strokes. It is exactly the right height, weight and made of very durable materials (read last sentence of review). The mouse fits into a bag without causing a bulge or being obnoxiously in the way of other bag gear. The battery lasts forever and in a pinch, you can actually use just one battery to power the rodent! (nice job Apple power engineers!).

    What drives me absolutely bat-ship are two features and they really not the mouse but the operating system:
    1 - Smart Zoom
    2 - Swipe Between Pages

    Both of these are like mouse-crack. Once you use it, you have to have to have it. But BUT they typically don't work right when you try to use them and then surprise you by working when you don't intend to use them.

    1 - a slight gitter in your finger as you put your finger down on the mouse activates this feature. Drink two cups of coffee and you will be activating this feature randomly all day. It is disastrous for presentations and completely distracting (like dripping and landing on your face distracting) while working.

    2 - OMG, it never works right. I can try to use this feature 10 times and can't get the browser to go back or forward a page. It threatens by going half way and snapping back. But as soon as I reach from the keyboard and brush the mouse with my pinky finger, BAM, I just go back a page and lose all the information (like this review) that I have been typing.

    The side effect of both of these issues is a periodic onset of Turrets Syndrome and the random activation of the aviation feature of the mouse (Fly Be Free! - Mork).

    Except for these two little mouse droppings, best dang mouse ever produced by anybody.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mouse!

    • Written by from Bristol

    Awesome mouse, would have got 5 stars if the battery life was a bit better. Other than that its great!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love it - but the battery life.....

    • Written by from London

    It is a beautiful piece of kit and I find it very pleasant to use, the scrolling by finger tip is excellent, and it is far better than wireless mice used for other computers. But - the battery life is poor, and batteries must be replaced when voltage falls to 1.35 volts, which means they are still serviceable in flash guns or flashlights. Most rechargeable batteries are of little use because they only deliver about 1.36 volts when fully charged. However, I will try Apple batteries and charger

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    1 button wins.

    • Written by from Düsseldorf

    It took a while to get used to it after decades of 3 buttons – but it was definitely worth it. Quality design as it's best. Thanks Apple!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Moves easily with a few household supplies. Two finger swipes not good.

    • Written by from Jakarta

    Put clear packing tape, cut to fit, on the rails.

    Take a smooth mousepad and tape a notepad (8" x 6") of about 30 sheets
    thickness to the mousepad.

    Put the Magic Mouse on it and it moves around effortlessly like a mouse should!

    I know you shouldn't have to do this for the mouse to work so I deduct one star from five.

    In addition, the two finger swipe isn't easy if your fingers and the mouse aren't completely clean and dry.

    One finger swipes are fine though and I find myself using those a lot more often.

    On a more positive note, battery life is good but then again I am using the more expensive Energizer Advanced
    AA alkaline batteries. In 5 days the battery has gone from 100% to 88% which isn't bad at all. If it declines
    by 12% every 5 days that means it should last at least a month. The employee at the Apple Store
    said alkaline batteries last about a month. There are always rechargeables or Lithium batteries too.

    It looks nice and matches well with my computer. Aesthetically pleasing.. elegant. Matches very
    well with my Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Mac mini.

    Scrolling is a wonder and effortless. I like tapping it with two fingers to bring up Mission Control.
    Flipping through photos by moving one finger from left to right is easy.

    Using a two finger swipe is an annoyance though (to bring up Dashboard). I suppose that is
    what the friction-filled rails are for...to keep the mouse steady as you swipe with two fingers
    but that sacrifices movement and most of the time we don't need to bring up Dashboard.

    Perhaps my next purchase will be the Magic Trackpad as I believe that is the future for non-gamers
    like me who only check email, lightly browse and view the occasional YouTube video.

    It's a great mouse for a laptop but for a desktop it just feels like it is lacking. Sure, I have it working
    effortlessly right now but I shouldn't have had to rig it to make it work like it should have done
    straight out of the box.

    Apple products are wonderful and I am a big fan but their mice leave something to be desired.
    There is some room for improvement.

    Everything else Apple makes is top notch.. no doubts about that. :-)

    My advice: go for the Trackpad or do like I did and use clear tape and the notepad trick
    to make it glide along with ease.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I was expecting.. But surprisingly awesome.

    • Written by from Bromley

    I've had this mouse a few days now and needless to say it performs wonderfully. As always with Apple it looks great and even 'works on my Levis'.

    Having said this I think its design lets it down somewhat. Apart from the lovely float and appropriate weight it felt as if there was something missing, it suddenly hit me, it's a bit too shallow for my liking. Yet I also think this is a conscious design choice they way I'm holding the mouse is much less stressful, instead of completely gripping a conventional mouse its sort of 'floats' between my thumb and ring and little finger. This essentially puts your hand in a naturally relaxed state where again it 'floats' within your hand rather than you naturally gripping onto it.

    All in all its a great design, more than adequate feel, and the gesture support is quite simply very useful. Finally not only does it 'work on my Levis' is fits in the skinny pocket too so its great for blocking out cursor movement during a presentation and just clicking my pocket for the next animation/slide.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant mouse with so-so battery life and Bluetooth connection

    • Written by from Cape Town

    MOUSE
    This is the best mouse I've ever used. I spend about 10 hours a day in front of the screen, most of which includes design work of some sort, so you could say I'm a heavy mouse user. Of all the mice I've owned and used, this is the best one by a long stretch. It sits comfortably in my hand, it has a clean, clutter free design, and it operates very precisely. The single shell design with multi buttons are perfectly balanced, and scrolling always impresses - it really is a magical experience, compared to other mice.

    I don't like using a mouse pad, which results in the ski-strips on the underside getting a little mucky over time, but it's easy enough to clean to not influence my overall very positive experience with the mouse.

    BATTERY LIFE
    As mentioned, I am a heavy user, but having to replace the batteries every 2 to 3 weeks does leave a somewhat not-so-green feeling. I would say if it wasn't for the battery life, I would give this product a 5 star rating.

    BLUETOOTH CONNECTION
    I'm not sure if it's my MacBook or my mouse, but about once a week I lose my Bluetooth connection, with the mouse within 5 inches from my MacBook. This does seem a bit odd, but luckily getting it re-connected is only a swipe-tap-select away on my trackpad.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of room for improvement

    • Written by from North Las Vegas

    Been using my magic mouse for a while now. I love the gestures, they really take the mouse to the next level. However as others have stated the ergonomics are not the best. This mouse is heavy and has large contact pads on the bottom that seem to grip more than slide on your desk. Feels very much like sliding around a brick. My biggest complaint is the sides, I grip the mouse from the sides with my thumb and ring finger, and they are very sharp to the point that they irritate my skin after a few hours.

    Overall a great product, I am keeping my fingers crossed for some ergonomic improvements from future generations!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the coolest mouse I've ever had, but not good for gaming.

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I bought one with my first Mac last year, a 13" retina pro, and I have to say it's amazing. It's got a sleek, yet basic design and it doesn't drain batteries like most computer mice I've used. I also love how it's all one button and a touch pad. The only complaint I have is it's not the best for gaming. Sometimes it thinks I scrolled or I right-clicked and it detected it as a left-click. I also love how it has gestures almost like the Mac trackpad.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

    • Written by from Mokena

    This is a review after having the product for about 2 years:
    Battery: I think it lasts pretty long. No problems with it
    Shape: I find it fine. Ppl complain that it is not made for big hands, but im 6'2'' and it fits fine
    Connection: very few times have I lost connection when I was using it. Sometimes when I first turn on my computer (Macbook Pro) it takes a minute or two to recognize the mouse, but usually this is not a problem.
    Price: It's a little pricy, but you get what you pay for. I haven't had any problems with it

    Conclusion: If you do not like using the trackpad or have to move your curser a lot, I would definitely recommend this product.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but good product

    • Written by from cold lake

    I reluctantly bought the magic mouse for 2 reason. First all the bad reviews and second the price. I've been using the mouse for the last two weeks and so far I'm well pleased with it. I use it on my macbook air and it works great. The only down fall is the price.
    I had to try a couple times for my mac to connect to it properly but once it recognized the mouse I haven't had a problem since.


    In short if you're an Apple junky such as myself and don't mind shelling out the $$$ for a mouse do it!!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Bergenfield

    I love this mouse. I just got it two days ago but I can already tell that this will be my favorite mouse of all time. I just wish it had more gestures for productivity. This mouse is really comfortable to use. I am really glad that I purchased this mouse. Definitely pick this mouse up when you get the chance.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Basically, bought it for my macbook pro. The mouse is does take getting used to because of its shape, but this isn't really a problem. Its Multi-touch gestures means i don't have to switch back to my trackpad if i want to do something like i had to do with other mice. its small (but i do have very large hands) ,efficient and works well with other apple products.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Experiencing the Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Aurora

    I enjoy this mouse for it's ease of operation.It is a programable device for sensitive to not so sensitive touch.You have choices when programing this device.Perhaps it not the best tool for drafting,especially if you have very large fingers that are attached to a huge hand.Balancing your fingers all day on this unquietly designed tool may prove a bit challenging for some.There are other mice available to help correct your situation.Gamers really can't substantiate its use ,hardly any body complains about that.They get a proper gaming tool for their needs.This little tool is an all around device to help work your top of the line computer to its fullest.I use the Magic charging device as well,great little invention and yes it really saves from those ,weekly battery changes!.The unit assembled easily and works ever so great.I have many friends who use both of these devices and never experienced the problems and all the drama that has been associated with these functioning tools.These devices were not meant to last a life time.I purchased a second for back up.Please rethink the use before you make that purchase then do what you feel one must do in that circumstance.Good luck

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love this mouse

    • Written by from Victoria

    very comfortable in the hand; clicking and scrolling functions are responsive and have a positive controlled feel. a real pleasure to use!

    been using it for about two months and battery life is fine so far. i would like to be able to customize the pointer i.e. make it larger - maybe add some colour. overall I am very satisfied with this mouse.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse overall

    • Written by from Lyndhurst

    Have been using this mouse for a while and overall have to say that I love it. The multi touch works very well and feels great to the hand. One thing to watch out for is that you have to get used to the shape of it, I used to use a Logitech mouse but the transition was easy.
    The mouse does eat through batteries so use high quality rechargeable like Eneloops, otherwise you'll be buying AA batteries often.
    I would recommend it especially if you are using Parallels on your Mac as switching between operating systems is just a swipe of two fingers.
    The only thing negative aspect of it is that it did disconnect randomly at maybe 3 times in the 1.5 years or so I have had it.

    Pros:
    Multi touch is awesome
    Great design matches other apple products
    Good to use
    Handy if using Parallels software as well


    Cons:
    Power hungry

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It could be better....

    • Written by from Randers SØ

    This mouse is OK. It is well-designed, sleek, smooth, with good functionality, but why on Earth does it connect via Bluetooth?! The most insecure connection ever!
    It could be much more preferable, if it connected to the macs internal Wifi connection, it would be perfect! But otherwise a good mouse.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I just got my first MacBook Pro and as much as I love the track pad on my laptop, I'm lost without a mouse. So I purchased a Magic Mouse. This thing is great, all the different gestures you can do, it works 10 ft away if I want it to, I really enjoy this product. The only issue I have with it is the battery cover on the bottom seems cheap. It's loose all the time, and I can tell it might need replacing fairly soon just because it doesn't seem to fit tight enough. But that's the only issue I have. Another great product from Apple. But it's time to give us a price break on your products though, you've made enough, we will always buy your products, just hook us up with some private discount codes or something. I think it's the least you can do.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLY THE BEST MOUSE I'VE EVER USED.

    • Written by from Steynton

    Really satisfied with the Magic Mouse, from the multi touch gestures, to the elegant glass surface. The mouse is simply the best mouse I've ever used, because doing actions on this Magic Mouse with it's unique single button is a lot easier and faster than a normal conventional mouse with 3 buttons. I've had this mouse for almost 2 months now, and the batteries are topping at 50%, meaning I will eventually have to replace the batteries 3 times every year, this is pretty average for a mouse, so I don't see the reasons why this mouse is getting so any bad reviews?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Bradford

    Looks great, works great with the multi gestures, but I'm not using 24/7 so not sure if its prone to wrist ache as some people have said.

    However I bought mine in June 2010, and its just broke in Jan 14. The mouse would not turn on any more. I took the mouse with the original receipt, and box back to apple store in hope that they might have replaced it. Amazingly they did! no questions asked! Shocked is not the word!

    Let that be a lesson to all, keep boxes and receipts!

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