• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't blame the tracking issues on the hardware

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    As many others have complained the Magic Mouse is having slow tracking issues. This should have been fixed in a OS X update rather than having to install a 3rd party app such as "MouseZoom". The problem lies with the tracking speed granularity which can also be manually modified with the following command: "defaults write -g com.apple.mouse.scaling VALUE", where VALUE is a non negative number - just experiment a little bit and try small increments until it's been fixed.
    However, the hardware itself is authentic Apple, stylish, simplistic and sexy. The mouse does have a button but the scroll is touch based. Sometimes it can hinder web navigation when both button and touch are pressed simultaneously.
    Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Vast improvement over mighty mouse, but they could have done much more.

    • Written by from Raleigh

    The removal of the ball alleviates many problems of a fouled scroll ball from its predecessors. The annoying problem of the misinterpreted right button click from the mighty mouse was also corrected. So this mouse is a pleasure to use on the basis of the elimination of these problems alone. The scroll gesturing and the zoom is a much more natural motion than with the old undersized ball of the mighty mouse. I think Apple missed the boat with what they could have done with the gesturing, like adopting the pinch motions from the Iphone/Ipad for zoom control, saving the user from reaching for the key. They also eliminated the side buttons and the center click with no replacement. So you will need to assign corner zones for expose and the dash board. They could have easily added extra gestures for these functions and many more.
    Over all, the Magic mouse is a vast improvement over the Mighty Mouse, but it remains an unfinished work of art.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless mouse

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    Love this mouse!!! it works great with my imac, uses minimal battery use.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from French Lick

    I use it with a mac book pro and love the product. There is a very small delay but not a big deal for me. I use it for basic functions like web browsing and word. I would not use the mouse for gaming and/or photo shop though. All and all i would give it a thumbs up

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, but would like to give 3.5 stars!

    • Written by from Lynnwood

    I just bought the Mighty Mouse and I'm having some trouble with moving it on an "Oriental Rug" looking mouse pad with complicated patterns, which I dearly love. I needed to slow down on my movement with the mouse on this particular mouse pad. On the other hand, I tried the Mighty Mouse again on an ordinary bright red circular mouse pad from IKEA with my normal "mouse-moving speed", it worked fine. It also worked great on my light wood color dining table (no pad).

    So, I guess it's made to work on multi-surface, EXCEPT complicated pattern mouse pads. Overall, it's a great mouse, but it comes across as very flimsy. I'm afraid if I drop it, it will shatter or chip one of the corners. I really wish Apple would come up with some kind of mouse carry case or glove.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good...

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Picked this up lately at the local apple yesterday. Been nice so far. After months of fighting with a sticky trackball life is good. Still getting used to it. Found on some sights the zoom is a little touchy though.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Evaluation - New Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    We are very pleased with our new mouse. We have a large screen IMAC, and our previous mouse (original) was extremely difficult to manipulate when changing screens, apps, etc. In contrast, with this mouse we can effortlessly navigate the entire screen in one pass. One open issue, what is the battery life of this product with normal usage? We shall see.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    • Written by from APO

    I'm very pleased with the mouse. It's a little different than other mice but takes only a few minutes to get used to. Take your time and try to hold it in a store or use it before buying.

    If I could change anything, I would like the mouse to have a recharging cradle similar to iPhone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to Spaces?

    • Written by from Kenosha

    I just got it and have to say, this is the best mouse from Apple. However, I do work with Spaces quite a bit and do resent the fact that it can not be activated with one click as I did with the third button in the mighty mouse.

    Overall a great mouse, but it doesn't make sense to me that Apple will stop supporting one of the best features of it's latest OS.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!!!

    • Written by from SEATTLE

    I've owned two of the previous wireless mice made by Apple. They were great until they lost the ability to scroll. This new one is amazing! I have confidents that Apple has fixed those issues with the old and made this new one even better. I don't know how they do it, but they've it well.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but not practical

    • Written by

    bough it yesterday and its nice but its too slim so its kind of unconfortable to use. also i was expecting for it to have a click with touch but i was wrong, not so good there.

    13 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, but HEAVY.

    • Written by from Calgary

    The mouse works great for mousing duties. However, if you are a graphic designer, then you'll need a mouse that it more accurate and sensitive. The features are neato, and after using this mouse for only a couple of hours, I was completely used to it. It also works on ANY surface. The only really negative thing is that it is very heavy. Ironically, the weight of the mouse with no batteries is just about the perfect weight. I read somewhere that Li-ion batteries may be lighter, but I think that they would have to be a lot lighter for you to work with it for a long period of time (ie. 3 hours +) and not get a tired wrist/hand. Good price and functionality for a bluetooth mouse though.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING/ BUT BATTERY

    • Written by from MIAMI

    THIS PRODUCT IS SOO FUTURISTIC; BUT THEY BATTERY LIFE IS KINDA BAD; BUT THIS PRODUCT IS WORTH BUYING

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to change batteries every 3 weeks

    • Written by from New York

    The mouse itself has incredible design and best scrolling I've ever used on a mouse. Even compared to a Mighty Mouse, which scroll ball has to be cleaned weekly. The cleaning procedure of this one is done by my jeans. I give it 4 stars because of extensive battery usage (have to change batteries every 3 weeks, iMac is used 8-12 hours a day) and sharp edges, which brings some discomfort on a long day use, especially I feel it when doing repetitive tasks. Looking forward for Apple to fix battery issue. Meanwhile I've ordered a pack of Eneloop rechargeables.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Unique Mouse l!!>

    • Written by from VANCOUVER

    This mouse is surely like magic , it has multi - touch on a single mouse .
    It's lighter than the old wireless mighty mouse.
    It's worth the 70$ . It just gets a lot of scratches.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Insanely MAGIC

    • Written by from fishers

    Who ever knew that the normal scroll-wheel mouse would ever change. The way that you just push the wheel up or down, but now the Magic mouse just is awesome.

    The Good- This is the best mouse that can fit in the palm of your hand. It is still a point and click mouse, but the experience while scrolling and maneuvering images is just beautifully articulated on you Mac's screen.

    The Bad- Does not work with any of the windows family computers. Why? I do not know but i do know, That they say it's bluetooth but when i turned my laptops bluetooth on it didn't read or even find the mouse so...

    Finally it is the best feeling mouse ever. The only reason i put a 4 is that it doesn't work on a windows based machine.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's A Good Product

    • Written by from Brampton

    Been using the mouse for 2 weeks with my Mac Mini. Battery life is at 67%, (keyboard is still at 100%).

    Mind you, I've been using a free third-party app to enhance my "Magic" experience, which drained the battery by 23% within a week, (the trade-off being to do tap-clicks, middle-button clicking, multi-finger tapping/clicking/swiping, touchpad capabilities, and even finger pinching, plus additional tracking & scrolling speed, makes for a really quiet experience).

    Without the 3rd-party app, the battery life went down by only 10% after a week, but had to put up with noticeably loud clicking and limited controls, (vertical/horizontal touch-scrolling and two finger swipe navigation).

    The mouse is smooth to the touch and ergonomic, (basically, my whole forearm is on the desk surface and the mouse fits into the contour of my hand).

    I find that the keyboard handles the Bluetooth connection better, even though the mouse is closer to the Mac Mini, (I turned both devices off at the same and separate times, and there's always a delayed response to acknowledging the mouse).

    The mouse seems fragile to minor drops, (i.e. accidental drops while repositioning on the mousepad can sometimes make the mouse temporary lose its connection, but it reconnects within a second).

    It's an okay mouse on its own, but with MagicPrefs, it's great, (though the entire surface is touch-sensitive, so I've had a few accidental clicks/things happen, but that's only because I'm using the 3rd-party app).

    Overall, it's a beautiful device and goes really well with the rest of your Apple products. :D

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    It's a really nice mouse, but the double clicking is kind of bad.....

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Cool

    • Written by from Gainesville

    The early reviews knocked the Magic Mouse, but I have to say I love it. It's not perfect, in fact you'll need to download the free application MagicPrefs to take full advantage of all the things it can do (early frustrations with lack a of a native middle click nearly made me send it back until I found MagicPrefs). Even with the additional support MagicPrefs adds, many commands (multitouch)are still are insanely difficult to implement. So with all the negatives why do I still give this 4 out of 5 stars? Its the coolest input device since the touch pad, and the first new idea to come to the mouse in over a decade. Lastly, but not least, its fun to use.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Augusta

    This mouse works excellent and was simple to use with my MacBook Pro. The touch and drag your finger in any direction scrolling works exceptionally. I would suggest that this mouse is bought for basic computing and web browsing needs. The "multi-touch" functions work differently than that of the MacBook track pads, and there is no support of 3 or 4 finger gestures and there is no option for touching the surface to input a click instead of pressing the click button down.

    This is likely an unsuitable mouse for gaming, because you cannot input left and right clicks simultaneously, there is no middle click or other buttons, and the scrolling has no tactile feedback.

    In conclusion, I got this mouse for real basic use when my MacBook is connected to my TV as a primary display and it excels for that purpose. The way this mouse scrolls is worth the price of admission, so to speak. I still prefer to use the track pad on my MacBook when its not connected to my TV because it has a lot more functionality available.

    2 of 2 people found this useful