• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for creating, not for gaming

    • Written by from West Hartford

    I would highly recommend this for anyone who uses their Mac for creative projects and especially with OSX Lion, which augments its performance. This is a great multifunctional mouse, but the one function it lacks in performance is gaming. The sensitivity is too low (even with it turned up all the way) for gaming and the left/right click functions are hard to handle (eg. quick firing of guns in an FPS). Otherwise, great product!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but has battery issues

    • Written by from Keller

    I've been using my Magic Mouse for several months now after an unfortunate tumble killed off my wireless Mighty Mouse. It fits well in my hand and the Multi-Touch functionality makes it hard to beat. The Multi-Touch interface is a bit too sensitive to use for serious gaming so I keep a wired USB mouse handy.

    The only real issues I have with the Magic Mouse have to do with the batteries. First, this thing uses batteries faster than anything I've ever seen. I usually only get about three weeks out of a pair of alkaline batteries, if I'm lucky. The last time around I switched to Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries and they lasted about two months. Second, likely owing to Steve Jobs' insistence that Apple products look good, even on the inside, the engineers created a nice-looking battery compartment. The negative terminals are spring-loaded buttons rather than just springs and the positive terminals are recessed. The problem is that they are so recessed that not every battery has positive terminals long enough to reach the contacts in the recessed space. I bought some Rayovac alkalines since I didn't have any spare lithiums and the grocery store didn't stock lithiums. The Rayovacs couldn't reach the positive terminals! I had to resort to balling up some small pieces of aluminum foil to fit in the recesses in order for contact to be made.

    Lesson learned? Always keep a spare set of lithium batteries handy that I know will fit.

    130 of 133 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse... especially on Mac

    • Written by from New Haven

    I've had this Magic Mouse for about 8 months and I love it. It works seamlessly on my MacBook Pro 2011 but not so smooth when I use it on WIndows 7 Professional bootcamp. You'll have to set it up to be able to use on Windows. I have no major complaints. Prior to buying it, I read a lot of comments on the battery life. I don't think those comments were worth it. I've been using the same batteries since I bought this mouse. Granted, I don't use it every second of every day. But if you are just a regular laptop user who only uses your laptop mainly at home when you're away from your office computer, then you shouldn't have an issue with battery. I switch the mouse off when not in use. I also got the rechargeable batteries but I'm yet to use those. At this time, my mouse is running on about 50% battery power and it's working fine. I'll give 4-stars because it doesn't work as smooth on Windows!

    149 of 151 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but

    • Written by from Deerfield Beach

    I own a magic mouse since the first day it became available. I love this mouse, but now after using it 10+ hours a day the body of the mouse (made out of plastic) started to deteriorate. What I would like to see improved is an option to disable the scrolling in certain application (like Adobe Suite) and the side edges of the mouse a bit rounded, because after a while I fell the edges cutting my fingers.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    • Written by from Winthrop

    Love this mouse, but am replacing batteries constantly. Would be the perfect mouse if they would fix the battery life problem.

    107 of 108 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic is Magic

    • Written by from Markhan

    I brought an apple magic mouse last month. The apple magic mouse is very useful for me, because I change my computer form PC to MAC. I use the PC for so many year. sudden I use the MACBook Pro. this new computer I could not complete to got all the function. Lucky the apple magic mouse let me practice the new method and the old method. So I am very fast to catch how to use my new MACBook Pro.

    1584 of 2324 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse for iPad2

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Magic mouse is superb! But then, I just hope it'll soon be compatible with iPad1 or iPad2. With wireless keyboard plus magic mouse for iPad, it'll be DIVINE!

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 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.

    316 of 320 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Minokamo

    Battery drain pretty fast!

    317 of 323 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 495 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.

    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


    • 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