• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse...for the most part.

    • Written by from TORONTO

    This mouse is comfortable, responsive and easy to use. But it eats up batteries like crazy and like everything else Apple, is over priced.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad ergonomics

    • Written by from Delhi

    Get this mouse if you want to have something pretty sitting on your desk.

    I started having pains in my wrists after using this for a week , definitely not recommended for heavy or power users . It uses 2 AA batteries , the battery life is not appalling , but leaves a lot to be desired. Overall i'd say there are better mice in the market for the same or even lesser price group.

    [ Imac 21in ]

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    try not to be avant garde...

    • Written by from Hillside

    It boggles my mind that people still prefer this mouse. How does one expect to be constantly using this thing hours on end when working in autodesk or adobe? The form is beautiful and should be in theory or a museum, better as a paperweight [not a in a negative}. This shouldn't be in my hands, it is extremely uncomfortable, one week now and i still cant find the correct or comdfortable way to hold this. There is a fine line between form and function, this takes it to another level. what function does this form follow. first thing that comes up is sliding up someones rear end. It may be that steve forced to produce this thing, but this shouldnt have been in production for this long. Apple will forever champion the design of technology but it is slowly loosing grip with its functionality.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This has been the best mouse I’ve used.
    Actually, I should say ‘the best mice’ as I have two of these working for me. I have had no problems with either.
    The first I purchased when it was introduced in 2009 and the second one year later so I could have one for work and one for home.
    I’ve used them to give presentations in large rooms with nary a connection issue.
    After five years--even a few drops on a hard floor--the mice still are working. I can’t say that about the other mice I’ve used!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Hope

    The mouse came with my 1 year old iMac 27",i love that computer to death,but when it comes to that so acclaimed magic mouse...What a piece of junk that thing is.I'm glad it came with the computer and i didn't have to spend 69$for it.The major problem is connectivity,it simply quits working even with brand new batteries in it.When you play games,it can be very frustrating having to switch the mouse on and off a few times to regain connection.I simply had enough of that hi tech thing and went on craiglist to find an old usb cable apple mouse that works like a charm.The magic mouse ended up magically flying across the room and colliding violently with the opposite wall and blowing into small tiny pieces...There goes apple engineering.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    absolute junk

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    This is the second apple magic mouse in one year, that has completely quit. I change the batteries and it simply does not go back on. Tried multiple batteries. I replaced the first one at the crazy price apple charges, and five months later, it just stops. One would assume that since it is one of the priciest mouses on the market the quality would be great. No so. I still love apple, but they are making it harder and harder to love them, over time. God, I miss Steve Jobs!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but tiring

    • Written by from Grandville

    I switch from Dell/Windows to Apple/OSX last year when I moved into iOS and Rails development. I've come to appreciate the simplicity and lack of clutter in this new environment. So when I needed a mouse for my MacBook Air I went with this Magic Mouse. I wanted to like it since it's simple and clean.

    Unfortunately, it's just not comfortable. First it's too heavy. It's actually tiring after a while. My guess is this comes from the 2 AA batteries vs the single AA all of my other wireless mice have. I recently used a cheap Logitec mouse and going back the light weight felt very freeing.

    Second, the button requires too much effort to push.

    Third, the track speed is way off from other mice I'm used to. I had to speed it way up in Preferences just to be tolerable.

    Lastly, I sometimes click the wrong button. I've set it up for left and right clicks since that's what I'm used to. Occasionally I land a left-click when I intend right.

    So, I'll keep it, but I won't be falling in love with it. It will probably end up on my wife's computer where it won't get a lot of use...but will look really nice.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty good for 6 months.

    • Written by from Portland

    This mouse was mighty impressive. But after 6months it refused to work, my mighty mouse is now alas mighty DEAD. Very frustrating waste for $79.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oconomowoc

    PLEASE, Apple, make a beautiful, functional mouse like this one that is wired. Changing batteries so often is a drag, as is the difficulty in getting the panel off and on to get at them. Also, the computer invariably cannot "find" the mouse once I've changed the batteries, requiring shutting down the computer completely, and possibly other maneuvers. I know your great company is capable of rectifying this situation. Had I known of these problems beforehand, I wouldn't have bought it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is potentially not bad but in reality it isn't exactly good.

    • Written by from Struthers

    I want to like this mouse, but I can't. Right click/left click. It's all a big guess. Even when I press on the absolute far right and far left sides, the mouse still can't make up its mind.

    I like the touch, sort of. It's a nice idea that works but doesn't work. Things can be going fine and then I just touch it in the right way... uh oh, there went the text box that I was typing in. Swiping on it is convenient except when it isn't. This mouse is just a continuous contradiction.

    I would prefer it if my logitech mouse from my windows PC worked on this computer. It's far more usable than this magic mouse and all of the buttons do what they're supposed to do. Sadly, logitech doesn't support OS X very well.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    reliable connection from up to 33 feet away? Totally bogus

    • Written by from Portland

    I recently purchased this mouse from Apple along with a new mini for my home theater setup thinking I would receive a "reliable connection from up to 33 feet away". My surfing sofa is 13 feet away with an unobstructed line-of-sight to the mini. Occasionally from 13 feet I actually do receive a normal mouse like experience, however 95% of the time it is what must be like surfing on quaaludes. You know, you move the cursor and 2 seconds later it moves, or a slight touch to scroll results in either light speed to the top or to the bottom of the page. I am typing this review from 7 feet away and it works flawlessly, but........APPLE, IT IS NOT FROM 33 FEET OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO THAT AND IT WORKS LIKE THE KIND OF STUFF I PICK UP AFTER MY DOG. I do not want to have to spend time and energy taking this back to the happy concerned faces at the local Mac store. That is not part of the grand bargain which is..... you tell the truth in your marketing and I buy your products, we both win and I do not find myself writing unpleasant reviews. Incidentally, this is the second of 2 wireless mice I have purchased from Apple. The first one with the little cute roller ball that gums up did not work either.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Poor Battery Life

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    I purchased a magic mouse with my iMac about six months ago, and have been shocked at how quickly it runs through batteries. I have rechargeable AAs but have to swap them out every couple of weeks when -- out of nowhere -- the mouse will lose its connection to the computer. The mouse is also very slow to reconnect, or start back up when it wakes up out of sleep mode. Although I like the mouse when it works, the poor battery life alone makes it not worth the purchase.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Ergonomics and Usability

    • Written by from Dallas

    I've used high DPI gaming mouses (not for games, though) before and tried this mouse. This mouse is too slow even if I make the tracking speed as fast as possible and it is far less precise and has poor ergonomics.

    I'm returning this mouse. It's a shame because the touch gesture feature is so nice..

    Pros:
    -Touch gesture
    -Pretty
    -Wireless

    Cons:
    -Poor ergonomics
    -Click requires a lot of pressure
    -Slow/imprecise tracking
    -Heavy
    -Too much friction

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from ROME

    I was hesitating to write this review..yes I am an Apple cultist....but I am throughly disappointed in the Magic Mouse that is not...well...very magical. There are many who love it and I give kuddoes to those who do...however I am on my second Magic Mouse. I bought a new iMac 21.5 about a month ago and had so many problems with the mouse Apple replaced it.
    Perhaps my problem is that I am not used to it yet....I can't tell you how many times I have been on the Internet and filling out a form or writing something in a forum, etc and the page suddenly moves/disappears...I must have accidentally breathed on the mouse and I end up losing what I was doing..."sigh" is all I can say. I am going toy give it another month or so and see if it is the Mouse or me.....I love pretty much everything Apple and this is what makes me so surprised about..I don't like this Mouse..yet anyway. Rant over

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well designed and easy to use

    • Written by from Annapolis

    I had considered buying one for a while but was hesitant since I saw reviews that said it was uncomfortable to use. I bought one anyway and I am glad I did since I feel those reviews are not accurate. The mouse is designed so it moves easily so you don't have to grip it hard to move it. If you gripped it really hard I could see how the edges would hurt after a while, but it is so light you don't need to and in fact I feel I actually barely touch it when using. I think it is actually very comfortable to use since it doesn't take much effort to move, click or scroll so your hand is more relaxed. I find it very comfortable, easy to use, and beautiful while aiding in my productivity at the same time. Personally I feel it is worth the money and I am very happy with mine.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste money

    • Written by from Trento

    I have bought this mouse, because there is nothing else there with rich Apple-compatible gestures or 2D inertial scroll. Here are three negative points.

    1) It takes time to get used to the shape. And when you do, holding a regular ergonomic mouse is still like drinking cool water on a hot day. Shape is really something look-at-me only.

    2) It consumes huge amount of battery power. The mouse costs a lot and be ready to buy new batteries every 2-3 weeks depending on usage. For comparison, at my workplace I have been using Logitech wireless laser mouse (not Bluetooth) for more than a year every work day. I have never replaced batteries yet. Amazing!

    3) Even though it swallows batteries like pills, the connection is very unstable. It connects to the Mac from 6 meters away as well as loses the connection once in an hour even with new batteries during normal operation.

    Positive points are: it's beautiful, it's innovative and it's Apple. Consider buying another traditional mouse that will work perfectly.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, expensive to operate

    • Written by from Lake Jackson

    I have a very hard time controlling the movement of the cursor with this mouse. There is no control for allowing it to respond to more subtle movements. My cursor jerks around the screen, whizzes to the end of long documents and catalogs of photos when my hand barely touches the device. Totally uncontrollable. And, yes, I have looked at all the possible settings. There are none that help.

    Moreover, this mouse eats batteries. They last an unbelievably short time even when I turn it off between each session. My last set of Duracell alkaline "Ultra Power" batteries lasted less than 60 days. I feel certain that this mouse is either not functioning as it should or is just a poor design from the start. I hate to waste money at the Apple Store. I expect to get the best there. I did not in the case of this product.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the worst mouse

    • Written by from San Francisco

    not the worst but for the $ this is a huge fail. skips, not very ergonomic, tracks poorly. you know - all the things a mouse should do well this guy doesn't.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Mouse Worthy of Its Name

    • Written by from tucson

    This mouse looks great and performs better than it looks. Truly the best mouse I've ever owned. I love the seamless design and the all the features it includes.

    1 of 3 people found this useful