• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs different settings for different applications

    • Written by from Holbrook

    Brilliant mouse, the scrolling without a ball / wheel that clogs with dirt is fantastic. However it would be better if, like a Wacom tablet, you could change its functionality for different applications. Using InDesign my open document flips all over the place (especially horizontally). If only I could turn off horizontal scrolling in this Application...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from CALGARY

    hurts the wrist

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not terrible, but expected better...

    • Written by from Port Hope

    So, I bought the Magic Mouse with the expectation that it would make gaming on my Mac a little easier to control (especially with RTS games).

    What I ended up experience was a decently controllable experience, but with strange quirks. I'm currently using the Magic Mouse on a mousepad, to which it doesn't slide as well as I'd like it too. I figured I would try it without a mousepad to see if it would improve performance at all...it didn't.

    It seems this product is stuck between whether it wants a mousepad or not...and it takes some getting used to from the motion-tracking, gesture-sensitive trackpad on my Macbook Pro.

    I would recommend this product for people with an aversion to the trackpad provided with their Mac, but otherwise...not worth the money.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally got it working...

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    Had this "magic mouse" for since release and have had nothing but problems with getting it to work with my MacPro. Found out that its an issue with the Bluetooth connection and had to add an aftermarket Bluetooth USB transmiter (ASUS BT21) and finally got it to work as it should. Shouldn't have to got aftermarket to make things work... especially if your paying a premium for Mac products...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from Los Altos

    Like all things Apple, this mouse is aesthetically pleasing. I particularly like scrolling with this mouse. The lack of side buttons is a shortcoming.

    Love it hate it, one thing you cannot deny is that this thing EATS BATTERIES. Batteries last 2-3 months. Inconvenient, and an ecological problem.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the mighty mouse

    • Written by from Växjö

    After a slight getting used to period I rather liked the feel and usability of it. The touchpad works pretty smoothly, and the mouse itself is pretty responsive and simple. Just one problem though, it lacks my favorite feature from the mighty mouse, the exposé option. I can't imagine why apple would choose to leave this feature out of the next generation mouse. The convenient side buttons are gone and there's nothing replacing them. The lack of options for this mouse is a bit of a letdown, there's not many options in assigning commands to the buttons. You'd think that a multi-touch surface would allow for a lot of options, but that is not the case. I'm picking mighty over magic any day.

    31 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from Ålesund

    Beautiful to look at of course, and the swipe-to-scroll functionality is really great when browsing the web.

    Unfortunately, having a touch sensitive surface makes it very hard to use the mouse when in Photoshop, Illustrator and even Excel spreadsheets. I keep accidentally swiping/scrolling left, right, up, down and get completely lost. This makes it really annoying to use when using power-tools where accidental scrolling can lead to chaos!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But Not Magic

    • Written by from Murrieta

    I've had a new 21.5" iMac and this new mouse that came with it for about 2 weeks now. It's a decent mouse and the touch feature is nifty, but the overall feel isn't all that great. It's kind of heavy and the shape, as cool as it looks, isn't as ergonomic as other mouses I've used in the past and use now at work (Logitech something).

    After trying out the Magic Trackpad that a colleague has and at an Apple store, I ordered one to replace the Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse isn't bad but I've never been a mouse guy to begin with. I had been using Kensington trackballs for many years and only used a mouse if I had no choice in the office.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for everything but... work.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I love this low-profile mouse. It's great for play, but not for design work. In page layout programs, the slightest touch to the mouse causes the document to fly uncontrollably from left to right and back again. Frustrating to say the least. Although the problem can be controlled through preferences, it's not a great solution for multi-taskers. A third party preference app is available to address the problem is not use friendly. Guess I have to plug in my wired mouse to work in InDesign. Apple, please address this.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The Laser Engine tracking is no good

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I'm looking into getting a new computer with this mouse, and have tried them at multiple apple stores. This device is fine if you have a small screen and a lot of patience, but otherwise it is just no good. i found myself sliding this mouse at least six inches and picking it up and sliding it another six inches and i was still only three fourths of the way across the screen. The product information states quite clearly that it's "far more sensitive and responsive," but its not. I'm just going to stick to a standard wireless optical mouse

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Positives and Negatives

    • Written by from Oceanside

    If you are looking for a mouse to work with music programs like Logic, Protools and the many others out there then this will work for you. This is the only reason I bought this mouse. The benefit of this is the scrolling feature and works well if you have a large area to cover from left to right or you have 2 or more monitors. The movement is a little slow and seems to stick or lag when using it for normal use. The one finger up/down scrolling is a little sensitive so it will take some getting use to. I gave it 3 because I don't think it was tested fully unless it's just an Intel Mac issue but I'm sure if an update comes out for this mouse these minor issues will be addressed and this mouse will be more than worth it.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyday use only.

    • Written by from Miami

    I have found this mouse very very cool for everyday use, yet for work is a real pain. I am an animator / designer, and the software that I work on use the scroll for zooming in/out... well is really hard not to accidentally scroll with this mouse. I have to force myself to keep my fingers off the mouse to avoid scrolling. It's a real pain. Not to mention that the simply doesn't work for my 3D package, Maya. Other than for that, I find the mouse very nice.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts my hand

    • Written by from richmond

    this is a cool mouse until you have to use it for a long time i find my hand cramping from arching my fingers to keep from scrolling

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit laggy

    • Written by from Noida

    the mouse works fine..nice scrolling lighter than other bluetooth mouse around
    everything works apart from teh act its a bit laggy.If you are in habit to use a fast mouse this is not for you.i am going to return this

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it worth it?

    • Written by from Tyler

    Yeah, it is like using my iphone. I had a mighty mouse and the scroll button went out so you’ll never need to replace another mouse. Wish the tracking wasn’t so limited, though. Tried adjusting it in preferences but it needs an update. Other than that it is just like the name implies M-A-G-I-C!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a trackpad instead. Loses connection and less tracking speed

    • Written by from DuPont

    I would have to pick up my mouse when tracking across screen. Sometime I would just lose a bluetooth connection which I would have to wait a minute shaking my mouse to wake up.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cheboygan

    I am really impressed with the fluidity of the mouse and think that it was a good idea to implement touch sensitivity into a mouse. It feels natural for me since i'm used to using my iPhone or iPod touch. I am very disappointed that the implementation of Exposé did not make it into this mouse itself though. i'm so used to using the trackpad on my Macbook it is strange not being able to do a gesture on the mouse to view all my windows or just the desktop. there are programs that allow you to change this and enable Exposé somehow but i have not tried this. I believe that it should come standard. I wish i had gotten a Mighty Mouse.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the feel but...

    • Written by from Yuma

    It eats batteries sooo fast. I've just gone back to using my old apple mighty mouse wired mouse. I like the feel and functionality of this new one better, but I'm tired of having to put new batteries in it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new mouse but...........

    • Written by from Tampa

    ........ I miss the squeeze function on the previous design. Having to reach for the keyboard is a real pain.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a gaming mouse!

    • Written by from Northport

    I am a gamer and I am buying StarCraft 2 and I am switching to the Razer Mamba gaming mouse... because this mouse doesn't have scroll click and it cannot press both buttons at once... It also has horrible movement. I can place it on a soft pad and it goes really slow and then a smooth reflective surface and it goes faster and it doesn't do well at all... for speed. Gamers... Do Not Buy! I didn't buy it, but it came with my iMac...

    9 of 12 people found this useful