• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but....

    • Written by from Candor

    Excellent mouse, so smooth, no moving scroll parts that get clogged with dirt, but prepare to invest in MANY AA batteries. This thing eats through batteries like there is no tomorrow. If they made one with a cord, it would be the best mouse ever.

    315 of 317 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    • Written by from Minokamo

    Battery drain pretty fast!

    312 of 317 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionally great, but...

    • Written by from Baltimore

    ...not so comfortable. I use it when I work from home all day and my hand starts aching after just a couple of hours. It's so nice and streamlined, but I sure wish it was more ergonomic.

    The only other negative is that the swipe can be a little too sensitive and does not allow adjustment. One wrong touch and your document goes scrolling waaaaaaay fast the wrong way. Nothing's perfect, I guess.

    Otherwise, the mouse is brilliant - it is fast and responsive, and I only have to change the battery every couple of months.

    92 of 96 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A good wireless mouse

    • Written by from Burlington

    I've had the Magic Mouse for about 6 months and I'm pleased with the purchase. I've never had issues with the unit disconnecting from my computer, and I believe I've only replaced the batteries once or twice the entire time I've had it. The only difficulty I have is that sometimes while internet browsing, I accidentally use the "Back" or "Forward" swipe commands on the mouse without intending to because they can be quite sensitive. As always with Apple products, it probably costs more than it's worth, but the Magic Mouse is a good purchase overall.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    better with lion

    • Written by

    i have had this thing ever since it came out, and without a doubt, this mouse is way more efficient on lion. with snow leopard, it didn't have potential to do some of the things that the track pad did. now with lion, the gestures can be done on both the trackpad and magic mouse. also apple, update the magic mouse product overview.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty sweet mouse. Kind of pricey for what you get.

    • Written by from Winthrop

    I initially bought the mouse when I had a college dorm, and I loved it. It looked great on my desk, and functioned wonderfully. I had only one problem with it. I got Half-Life 2 for my 13" Macbook Pro, and while using the mouse was a lot easier than the touchpad, it seemed to have hypersensitive scrolling, which changes weapons in Half-Life and produces an annoying buzz due to the weapons changing so fast. Even with the scrolling sensitivity all the way down, with a slight slide, it would scroll a few pages worth of normal scrolling.

    Then I transfered to a different college, and moved into an apartment. My table (my stand in desk for now) has a glass top, so the mouse doesn't work on it. I didn't really expect an optical mouse to work on a clear surface, but I thought this thing was "Magic".

    Other than those two minor issues, it really is a great mouse. I would recommend buying it. The price is a little steep, but you get what you pay for. Every gesture seems natural, its very sturdy, and it should last a long time. My only question I have about it still is... "Will it blend?"

    485 of 492 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Pricey. Pretty Pretty. Pretty Paid Off.

    • Written by from MOBILE

    Not to cheap for a mouse - but ask yourself this: How many times a decade do I buy a mouse?

    In my opinion, this mouse is going to last me for a while. But really that's up to the user I suppose.

    Anyways let's just do Pro's and Con's.

    Pros: Design (looks good on desk); Multi-touch (2 finger swipes to switch between multiple desktops? Nice.); Syncs well (even with my 3 year old laptop); Does not have trackball for scrollwheel (seriously Apple, it's time to update the wired mice.); Battery life is very good (there were isolated incidents of low battery life but exponentially more people say it's battery life is at least good.)

    Cons: Requires batteries (Luckily it's AA; Apple website recommended me to buy a charger from them but it wasn't worth the cost.); Not as ergonomic as most normal mice (there's really no support to the center of your palm); Not a plug-in-to-charge mouse (As in there isn't way to charge the mouse itself. See first Con.)

    Overall, I do like the feel of the mouse. It makes me feel like I'm using a device from the future. You just hold it in your hand a little differently than you would a normal mouse and it feels fine. No complaints from me.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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.

    119 of 119 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