• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Handy but a Battery Drainer

    • Written by from playa del rey

    When this product first came out, I thought it was pointless and that my wireless Mighty Mouse was good enough. But my Mighty Mouse has definitely been through a lot and wasn't working as well. So after a friend recommended, caved in and bought the Magic Mouse. And i definitely take back my initial thoughts. I love this mouse! Its definitely convenient that some of the new Macbook Pro trackpad gestures are on the mouse because it has really been useful with work!

    My only thing about this is the battery life. I've had this mouse for less than a month and batteries are already dying. My other mouse had good battery life... so this is a downer. But other than that, I love this mouse and definitely recommend it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    • Written by from Malden

    I've never been a fan of wireless mice - replacing batteries is far worse than dealing with a wire on my desk - but this is the best mouse I've ever used (and I hated all previous Apple mice). It's smooth, comfortable and the finger gestures work perfectly. $69 is a lot to spend on a mouse (hence the 4 stars, not 5).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Barquisimeto

    Love it... it really is VERY nice, but for me the next step for multitouch system is the Magic Trackpad... I have this mouse at home and the Magic trackpad at the office

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried it with heavy use.

    • Written by from Frankfort

    There are always going to be bad features and so far the only one on this is the touch pad is the whole surface of the mouse, so sometimes when grasping it it will scroll when you dont want to. However the mouse is not heavy...I cant believe someone said that. I'm comparing it to its previous 'Mighty Mouse wireless' and this is hands down slimmer and lighter despite the same battery usage. My batteries are still at 90% after leaving it on for about two weeks. It just takes some getting used to to get around the trackpad being everywhere. I've tried it with heavy use, meaning portal, Diablo II, World of Warcraft and it all works fine. Ill even post my settings: Tracking--one bar to the left of FAST....Scrolling--three bars to the left of FAST....Double Click--two bars to the left of FAST. Definately try before you buy. Go to the apple store. The only thing I miss are the exposé buttons...They could introduce four finger swipe for us though...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for Emails, Surfing the Net and Personal Use - Bad for Design Use.

    • Written by from Newmarket

    Bought this mouse because of the positive reviews I read. I love using this mouse with my MacBook Pro. It's easy to move, easy to scroll, navigate, etc. However, I am very disappointed with the performance of the mouse when I use it for thing other than personal use such as working in photoshop, indesign and fireworks. This mouse is absolutely impossible to use when working as a Graphic Designer. The side to side scrolling feature is inconveniently in the way when working on photoshop, same with scroll up and down feature. I am forced to shut off all the features when working in photoshop which is very inconvenient. Also working for extended periods of time with the mouse in such applications your hand hurts due to the rather harsh edges of the mouse. I wouldn't recommend this mouse to anyone who frequently use photoshop, fireworks, indesign or any of those programs. The standard mighty mouse out performs it by far.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, 1 problem - No Dashboard or Expose button

    • Written by from North Haven

    Love this new mouse so sleek and cool, like microsofts newest keyboard and mouse but waaaaaayyyyy better!! Only complaint is that it doesn't have enough buttons to customize to all up the Dashboard and Expose. Loved that about my older mac mouse - oh well guess that's what keyboard shortcuts are for. GET THIS BLUETOOTH MOUSE NOW AS YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse.

    • Written by from Columbia

    I got this in December. Nice packaged gift. Its cycle of batteries is one that goes from Needs new ones in 2 months, 2 months, 1 month. It's sticky sometimes, the sensor acts like it doesn't pick up the surface. It didn't work on my mousepad either. Apple is smart in the tech though. It's easy to you. So Yes, I would say buy it, but get the battery kit as well to save on constant batteries, and keep around your old mouse incase you have to reset it or something.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but try before you buy.

    • Written by from Plymouth

    It’s a really neat piece of equipment, and the gestures are pretty slick. That said, there are a couple things to take into account. First, the mouse is a little sticky until your skin oils begin to set onto it, luckily it shows no cosmetic signs of this. Secondly, for those of us with big hands (or abnormally large palms) the mouse can take a bit of getting used to. I’ve found, for instance, that I have to hold mine far in my palm, away from my wrist in order to use it comfortably. That said, it IS comfortable once you adapt, and very cool to use. The lack of a legit secondary button makes it nearly inept as a gaming mouse, but for nearly all other applications the secondary click feature works fine. The bottom of the mouse can get a little sticky on some surfaces (like tables) and I’ve found that it works most precisely on a mousepad, which might not always be a practical consideration. Even with tracking boosted all the way, it can feel a little slow. My only other complaint is that you can’t utilize expose’ with the magic mouse like you can with the magic trackpads 4-finger swipe gesture. Aside from that; superior aesthetics, exceptional ease-of-use, solid battery life, and the touch surface set it apart from the other mice for mac. Personal opinion, I would reconsider buying the mouse if you’ve got a recent MacBook with the MagicPad, as the pad can do everything the mouse can (and more), without sucking the battery down by enabling Bluetooth.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Fresno

    Overall the mouse is extremely stylish and reliable. Its performance is fantastic and well worth the money. The only downfall of the mouse, is its thin design. A regular wireless mouse is fatter and thicker which allows your fingers and palm to rest upon. It seems as if you need to find a new comfortable way to hold and operate this mouse. After an extense amount of usage over time, your hand begins to get tired and restless. But overall, it sets a new standard for mouses or should I say...mice. Haha.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not all features compatible

    • Written by from Bellingham

    I have OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and have been purposefully avoiding updating to Snow Leopard as I like Leopard so much. I got a Magic Mouse for my birthday and was very disappointed that I have to update to a new OS less than a year after I got the computer for one function of the mouse that is so important.

    However, I like this mouse a lot. I use a Mighty Mouse in the labs at school and hate them. So I highly recommend this mouse - the bluetooth wireless is invaluable and I have had no problems with connectivity.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great hardware...

    • Written by from Pagnacco

    This is a truly amazing piece of hardware, giving people who, like me, own a multitouch-less machine the possibility to have just as much fun. There is one catch tho, out of the box this nifty apple product gives you little if none at all of the multitouch experience. You really MUST download BetterTouchTool, just google it or look for it on the boastr blog.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s Good Not Great ;)

    • Written by from Roma

    The mouse has an awesome design, don’t listen to the people that say things about ergonomics, this mouse is as comfortable as any other mouse.
    Iv’e had it for about 6 months now and I’m still amazed by its simplicity and beautiful design.
    The only problems with it are that sometimes the cursor is very slow but then fixes to my default settings. And also, the batteries don’t last so much for me.
    But if you are looking to buy this, its a great product and remember that apple can fix these little issues with software updates ;)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The truth to the Magic Mouse!

    • Written by from Vassar

    I have read many of the reviews about the Magic Mouse and I believe that some things need to be cleared up about it. First off, I struggled for a long time if i wanted to purchase the mouse, from some of the reviews I read, it seemed that it was not worth the $70+ for it, but finally I caved. I am a student going into photography and graphic design and I was concerned on how it would work with aperture 3.

    The magic mouse is great. In other reviews, they say that the swipe and tracking are unresponsive and sluggish. I feel i should just clarify that it takes three minutes to fix this problem. You must go to the system preference and then to mouse. From there, you can change the tracking and settings of the mouse. It is an absolute dream to use if aperture 3. Swiping through photos and editing is far greater with the mouse than with a logitech mouse or a different brand. All though the reason this is not a five star mouse is because of the shape. It takes a little getting used to, but it is worth the buy. So if you are in my situation, not knowing to buy the mouse or not, run to the store and buy it now!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovation personified...

    • Written by from Bellport

    I enjoy using my magic mouse as it commands my new iMac to do things I would normally be flagging away at with a regular button mouse. The ability to scroll with little effort and then shift pictures around has made my work more efficient and introduced different possibilities in the process. There are even application softwares, like Magic Prefs, to turbo charge the experience.

    The only detraction I can comment on is that it eats batteries. One must take care to turn the unit off with the bottom switch, otherwise it will always be on and it will drain two AA batteries in two months. The power status of the batteries can be seen on the main screen and they will work down to 15% capacity.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The second one works just fine

    • Written by from Agoura Hills

    I purchased a Magic Mouse as soon as it became available and it was not up to expectations. It was very difficult to scroll and disconnected and re-connected frequently.
    I contacted Apple Support and they sent me a new mouse overnight with return shipping
    pre-paid.
    The new mouse works flawlessly and I have to say that Apple Support is first rate. All manufacturers (Western Digital) should be so responsive.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    After using Logitech for quite a while, trying and using this has made me rethink how they should perform. Its simple, but complex and easy to pack.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST MOUSE EVER OWNED!

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I Got My Mouse With My iMac (Along With My Wireless Keyboard -Obviously) And It Is The BEST Mouse I've Ever Owned! Its Nice And Smooth And Has A Nice Feel In Your Hand! I Would Of Gave It 5*'s But It Is The Battery Life That Puts It Down A Little! Recently I Use Any AA Batteries Which Only Last Me 2 Weeks MAX (And I Am I Everyday User Of My iMac!) So I Am Forever Having To Change The Batteries! But If You Use The Likes Of ALKALINE Batteries (Which Last Longer) Then Obviously No Need To Change It As Often! Apart From The Battery Situation i LOVEEE My Magic Mouse! xD LOVE YOU APPLE!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, but has some cosmetic problems

    • Written by from Peabody

    I've had my magic mouse for the better part of 4 months now and it has not malfunctioned at all with the use that i put through it. the only problem that i have found with this design is the aluminum is slowly corroding away on the sides where my thumb and ring finger makes contact with the casing. the thin gap between the top shell and the bottom shell has a nasty habit of accumulating dead skin cells, and i am forced to clean it out every so often.

    other than the above mentioned problem, this mouse is an excellent addition to the mac products i already own.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by

    I have played with my magic mouse for a day and I found it not comfortable enough for me, I cannot have my hand rest on the mouse as the shape is not fit for normal adult..

    For other functions, they work as expected. Installing BetterTouchTool enables you to unlock the advanced functions such as performing different kinds of gestures to activate a big range of command

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD MOUSE!

    • Written by from Hanover

    unlike what people say, battery life is good. Since December, I have changed batteries once. It is responsive and i never really noticed it was all that heavy like people say.

    3 of 4 people found this useful