• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, too sensitive, batteries fall out too easily

    • Written by from Durham

    As a mouse it works fine. I like the gestures. I find it's too sensitive and I have a lot of accidental "swipes", especially in Illustrator and Excel. I also find that the batteries dislodge too easily inside, so if I pick up the mouse and set it down (like when moving from one extreme of the desktop to another or t my second monitor), they lose connection. This causes the mouse to power off and power on again. I get a lot of disconnections. It was free with the iMac, but I would be upset if I paid $70 for it.

    63 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    • Written by from Midland

    This is one of the best purchases you can ever make on a mouse. Looks great, works great, and feels great to use. Bluetooth works outstandingly and the overall mouse performance for tasks such as precise editing is unbelievable. It is very durable as well. I have dropped it many times on accident and nothing at all happens to it. It looks very well with either wireless or wired Apple keyboards. Multitouch features are great on it, and there is so much to adjust to your liking in the system preferences on your mac. Great product!!

    62 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for iPad users

    • Written by from Lillington

    Unless one wishes to use the iMac like an iPad, this mouse is quite a disappointment. Inadvertent slight lateral movements of the finger result in the page one is working on being swiped to the right out of sight; then, when one learns how to get the page back into view, he finds that all the work he has done on the page has disappeared. One learns that the lateral swipe losses can be prevented by going to the mouse icon under System Preferences and disabling the lateral swipe function. Then he is left with a page that is rather loosely contained within a box that's a little bit larger than the page itself within which the page wiggles and jiggles and bounces around so that it is rather difficult to do things like put a dot in a circle that's on the page because the page moves erratically in response to slight inadvertent movements of fingers on the mouse shell. I am now trying to find a replacement mouse as my original mouse (the Mighty Mouse) lost ability to scroll up and down pages. I got the Magic Mouse because it is the only mouse now available that is made by Apple, which means I must go through a process of finding a Logitech mouse that works satisfactorily ― more about that under Logitech options.

    66 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Mouse for a non-new iMac

    • Written by from Austin

    Just replaced my original wireless mouse with a new Magic mouse. The old mouse's scroll ball decided to be a one-way ball. So, bought a new Magic mouse at our local Apple Store, brought it home, turned it on, turn the iMac on and in less than a minute it's sync'ed up and working great. I've been in the IT field since it started and I have to say the this is the slickest little mouse ever!

    64 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's best mouse. Ever.

    • Written by from Woodland Hills

    I've been using the Magic Mouse for a couple of days now, and I can honestly say it's their best mouse ever. I'll be the first to say the Mighty Mouse was junk. This isn't. It fixes the most obvious flaw of the Mighty Mouse- the scroll wheel that got clogged with dirt and quite working doesn't exist on the Magic Mouse, because that physical part has been replaced by multi-touch.

    Scrolling is a bit odd at first, because moving your fingers up and down polycarbonate is something that's a little new. But once you get used to it, you'll find you can scroll in all directions just as well as you always could. And adopting the iPhone "momentum" scrolling is a really neat idea.

    I personally have no comfort issues with this mouse, but I can certainly see how some could. Overall, it's a little pricey at $69, but it's a nice mouse and should work well for years to come.

    70 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works alot better than the (un)mighty mouse!

    • Written by from El Paso

    This is the best mouse on EARTH! The multi-touch is fantastic as well as the fact that the thing lacks the scroll ball that would need cleaning every other second.

    97 of 134 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse ever!

    • Written by from Millbrae

    First off, it is expensive, too expensive. I bought it open item from best buy for $49.
    It is smooth, multi-feature/gesture is great. It is sleek and sexy, only if it was the flat aluminum that Apple uses on the Mac Pro so it matches more. Never going to use another mouse. I thought it was going to be hard to get used to, but its is not, 10 min and feels like I have used it before. It fits my hand, but barely (I have really large hands, So big I have never been able to buy gloves) but still fits very ergonomically.

    60 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had been Wired

    • Written by from San Antonio

    It's certainly sleek, durable, and convenient with it's magic moves but the battery drains all too quick.

    As a senior in college, I use my iMac (thus Magic Mouse, too) every day. Word docs, Excel reports, etc.
    - Unless you turn off your Magic Mouse (and wireless keyboard) every time you're away, you'll go through 4 AA batteries every month.
    - It makes you wish there was a Magic (wired) Mouse.
    - Or you could buy a charging station for it.

    Look on those .Org selling sites and you'll notice customers want to get rid of theirs since it came with their iMac, (like me).

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    This is the best mouse I've ever used. This is high praise, as I've used dozens, down the years. I am especially impressed with battery life. I reccomend this mouse to anyone.

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Doh!

    • Written by from Chicago

    New to Apple, just got an iMac and Magic Mouse came with (so did wireless keyboard, but that's another story). Previously used PCs at work, this computer is at home and so far just for casual use. This mouse is very low-profile, and it does take some getting used to the feel of it. I've been working with it now for about two weeks, and I agree with those who say a higher profile might be more comfortable...I think if I was using it 8-10 hours a day, there would be some wrist issues due to the lack of curvature to the hand. I love that the entire surface is 'active,' and the scrolling features are marvelous.

    Now, don't get mad, folks, but I have to say that you need to do a little reading before you attack the product for lack of versatility. We can put some of the blame on Apple for not emphasizing the customizability of the product, but come on, it's NEW, you need to do your research to figure out how the features differ from what you were using before.

    The majority of complaints and low ratings on the product seem to have to do with the fact that there is no multi-button functionality. Several even complain about the lack of the right-click function. Folks, you can use it out of the box and it will have just basic functionality, but you can use system preferences to enable the right-click function (as well as others), and you can even download apps to further customize the thing!

    Anyway, I love the thing, and I suspect I will love it more as I play with the different possibilities and apps. Down one star for ergonomics, as noted above.

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MAGIC mouse

    • Written by from Maple

    I got to say, i've been waiting to get the magic mouse for a while ever since i got my mac and i got to say, not only is the design beautiful but it also works very well. the multi touch gestures are amazing! Just takes a while to get used to it after using my trackpad for so long, but for me, this is a well made product.

    59 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SO COMFORTABLE AND USEFUL!

    • Written by from toronto

    At first, I was thinking if should I buy this. i am a poor highschool student who has a macbook pro.my trackpad is kinda difficult to use coz we do a lots of "click and drag" coz of our presentations. then i give it a shot (thinking that i could return this to the store and give my money back) but when i tried it, IT IS SO COMFORTABLE AND USEFUL!! i mean,i never feel any regrets for purchasing this.totally worth of money.even i used my money as my monthly allowance,its totally worth it.i can use it for a very long time,unless apple will release a new mouse that is way more better than this.but you cant ask for more for using this. APPLE never disappoint me.

    60 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 Years and Kicking!

    • Written by from Olympia

    Had my mouse for four years and it is still kicking. Only time I had problems was when I had used my imac bluetooth devices with other mac products and didn't properly disassociate after I was finished. Otherwise it has been a smooth ride. In fact when I use other computers and other mice it feels like a step back in time.

    57 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating to say the least

    • Written by from Champaign

    Often times, it loses connection connection as often as 1-2 times per minute. Then I have to wait 30 seconds until it connects again. I have to put fresh batteries in it about every 3 weeks or the frequency of disconnects increases. This is totally unacceptable to me, especially when you consider windows all seem to be void of arrows to scroll at the side and bottom of open windows now.
    The cost of batteries for a year is enough to put me in a nasty mood. There's no excuse for this.
    I'm shopping now, to see if there is an acceptable replacement.

    60 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse, Waste of batteries

    • Written by from Columbia

    The magic mouse is quite wonderful when the battery is not dead. This would be the best mouse on the market if I didn't have to buy batteries (that are bad for the environment) over and over again, or purchase separate rechargeable batteries and charger.

    The battery life is ~1 month when used 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (I also turned off the mouse every evening). This is not very good for a professional product. Thats 24 batteries used per year. Think of that per magic mouse user, that is a lot of batteries that Apple could have prevented from going to the land fill (yes, I recycle batteries, but how many people actually do).

    Why Apple did not just install a rechargeable battery with an optional cord (with a mini USB cord similar to PS3 controller plug) is beyond me. Probably because it would disrupt their aesthetic.

    For all of Apple's great integration and keeping everything simple and Apple, this is a major fail.

    Fix the mouse Apple, even if it cost $20 more per mouse, thats $20 in batteries I do not have to buy.

    70 of 83 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The shortfalls of form over function

    • Written by from Rockford

    My initial reaction to the new Magic Mouse was one of pure gadget lust. The overall concept and purity of form are near the pinnacle of industrial design. After spending two full days with mouse in hand, I have become aware of the shortfalls of form over function.

    The loss of two programmable buttons (side pinch buttons and scroll ball) have disrupted my work flow and my use of Spaces, Expose and Widgets. The slim profile and the crisp upper edge had forced me to change the fundamental way I hold the mouse (between thumb and ring finger to a thumb/middle finger grasp). After the first day, the cuticle area of my ring finger was sore from the crisp edge. The other consequence of the thumb/middle finger grip is that the two-finger swipe motion requires a repositioning of my hand each time I want to use it. It also puts my clicking finger at the far edge of the top surface. I find that my clicking finger is making more frequent and unnatural lateral movements that are causing considerable discomfort. For someone with smaller hands, this may not be an issue.
    The touch surface scrolling seems like a great concept, there is an inefficiency of movement involved. On a Mighty Mouse, scrolling requires a movement of only 1/4", while the same movement on the Magic Mouse requires a 1-1.5" movement with less accuracy. Repeat this 500 times a day, like most graphics professional do, and you see how this is working against you.

    So, while the Magic Mouse get high marks for design, the functionality is really a downgrade for me, because I get really concerned when I leave work and my hand aches because of my mouse.

    My old Mighty Mouse will not get retired to a box in the cupboard just yet. In fact, I just purchased another because, for me, they work perfectly.

    71 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Winter Park

    The momentum scroll function jumps and sometimes goes off in random directions even when not trying to scroll, sometimes going incredibly far (like ending a 2 hour long movie instantly, clearly that velocity is a math error)

    YOU CANNOT CHOOSE TO SCROLL ONLY WITH TWO FINGERS, this proves to be TERRIBLE when using the mouse often. You can only turn scrolling on or off, and it interprets any movement from the center as scrolling even with one finger. Even with momentum turned off, it still scrolls too fast and jumpy.

    Keep working on this one Apple. I'm looking forward to some firmware updates to make this 70 dollar hunk of plastic worth it.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but NO Expose / Spaces / Middle click?

    • Written by from Edmonton

    The design of this mouse is fantastic and excellently does away with the mechanical ball of the original mighty mouse. However, it is missing gestures for Expose and/or Spaces, and a middle-click function! These seem like large oversights on Apple's part.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very good

    • Written by from montreal

    Bought it and I like it. Because of the bad reviews here I hesitated for a little over 6 months before actually buying it. The first few times I used it, it took me a while to get comfortable with the new gestures, somewhat different from my macbook's trackpad's. for the people complaining about it being too small for people with larger hands, I'm 6 feet with larger than average hands and not once has it feel to me like it was too small. I mean, for very large human specimens it could be too small, but that's just a fraction of the population. so most likely it won't be too small for you. It is calibrated perfectly out of the box, I never swiped a page by accident like others seem to keep saying and my mouse never got disconnected. I do not regret my purchase at all.

    59 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics

    • Written by from vaughan

    Apple did a great job at developing this mouse in terms of function, however, the ergonomics are terrible. Using the mouse for longer than 20 minutes is painful.

    60 of 64 people found this useful