• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

    • Written by from Austin

    I have this mouse for 3 years and still works like new! Of course with some wear on the sides but still works perfectly with no signs that will die any time soon.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design...big eater for batteries

    • Written by from Hilversum

    Not even a year...my MM..is already broken....what a shame!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Moves easily with a few household supplies. Two finger swipes not good.

    • Written by from Jakarta

    Put clear packing tape, cut to fit, on the rails.

    Take a smooth mousepad and tape a notepad (8" x 6") of about 30 sheets
    thickness to the mousepad.

    Put the Magic Mouse on it and it moves around effortlessly like a mouse should!

    I know you shouldn't have to do this for the mouse to work so I deduct one star from five.

    In addition, the two finger swipe isn't easy if your fingers and the mouse aren't completely clean and dry.

    One finger swipes are fine though and I find myself using those a lot more often.

    On a more positive note, battery life is good but then again I am using the more expensive Energizer Advanced
    AA alkaline batteries. In 5 days the battery has gone from 100% to 88% which isn't bad at all. If it declines
    by 12% every 5 days that means it should last at least a month. The employee at the Apple Store
    said alkaline batteries last about a month. There are always rechargeables or Lithium batteries too.

    It looks nice and matches well with my computer. Aesthetically pleasing.. elegant. Matches very
    well with my Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Mac mini.

    Scrolling is a wonder and effortless. I like tapping it with two fingers to bring up Mission Control.
    Flipping through photos by moving one finger from left to right is easy.

    Using a two finger swipe is an annoyance though (to bring up Dashboard). I suppose that is
    what the friction-filled rails are for...to keep the mouse steady as you swipe with two fingers
    but that sacrifices movement and most of the time we don't need to bring up Dashboard.

    Perhaps my next purchase will be the Magic Trackpad as I believe that is the future for non-gamers
    like me who only check email, lightly browse and view the occasional YouTube video.

    It's a great mouse for a laptop but for a desktop it just feels like it is lacking. Sure, I have it working
    effortlessly right now but I shouldn't have had to rig it to make it work like it should have done
    straight out of the box.

    Apple products are wonderful and I am a big fan but their mice leave something to be desired.
    There is some room for improvement.

    Everything else Apple makes is top notch.. no doubts about that. :-)

    My advice: go for the Trackpad or do like I did and use clear tape and the notepad trick
    to make it glide along with ease.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, works ugly.

    • Written by from Pensacola

    The absolute worst mouse I have ever owned. It looks really nice from a design point of view, but it basically is unusable in anything with precision needed. Avoid if you are a creative professional like my self. I do film and audio production and no way I could use this mouse for hours on end, day in and day out on small GUI interfaces that are the norm with those type of programs. I'll stick with Logitech for now.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke it in a month

    • Written by from Hampshire

    On the bottom there are two black things that help it move. Well now they broke off after a month. It doesnt work like at all. It doesnt work on most surfaces and is horrible for anything besides scrolling. DO NOT BUY!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I must be using a SPECIAL Magic Mouse

    • Written by from OCEANSIDE

    Honestly, I read all these bad reviews and thought to myself, "I must have gotten one of the good ones." Problems with connectivity, lack of responsiveness, battery power consumption, left/right click non-functionality: I have none of these problems. Well, maybe the battery consumption, but even that is only pretty much what I would expect. I use rechargeable lithiums and they last a good 45 days between charges (and I never turn my MM off). It loses connection on rare occasions, but turning it off and on fixes the problem. The touchtop is incredibly sensitive, so no problem with responsiveness. And you really just have to click far to the right or left, not closer to the middle of the unit, to get that l/r functionality. Make sure to go into Preferences to set it up as you like.

    I love this little guy, and I make a living with my Mac. No tech is perfect, but between the elegance of the design to the functionality it brings, I am a solid fan of the MM. Maybe there was just a bad batch out there.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works 1/2 of the Time

    • Written by from Lubbock

    At home, it works - drops signal once an hour. When out in public (e.g. at a coffeehouse) it will not work at all. Poor product, and definitely not worth 70 dollars from bestbuy. Save your money and buy another mouse.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from Gorham

    This is the first Apple product that I really, truly hate. I have been torturing myself using it for nearly a year. Two different operating systems...yes, I am on the latest...and having tried every adjustment suggested in Preferences, it still drives me crazy in both Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. It has cost me hours of frustration and wasted time and I am finally done with it. I will go back to a wired mouse or find a better wireless mouse. One star...it looks and feels great. Shame on you Apple for making such a poor product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be amazing if it worked well.

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    The idea behind this mouse is great, but the connection isn't good. The scroll feature isn't consistent. I can scroll with my finger over and over and over and the page won't move and then suddenly it's scrolled all the way down.
    The pointer control is similarly inconsistent.
    DO NOT BUY!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic

    • Written by from Montclair

    This thing is awesome! Apple is the bestseller ever!

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection gets lost all he time

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I've had my Mac computer for 2-3 years and have the wireless keyboard and mouse. I love the idea of wireless, but for more than a year it always seems to lose connection. I think it needs new batteries but that doesn't help. Reading reviews for the regular mouse are not so great, so I guess I will have to suffer with this, or just get a new one.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uni-Left-Right Mouse Button Design = EPIC FAIL

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you want constant frustration, than get this mouse.

    Otherwise get one that has separate left and right mouse buttons such as a Logitech or Microsoft.

    This mouse may be called 'Magic' but it comes no where close to being magical in its design and function.

    The uni-button design fails 99% of the time to distinguish between a left and right mouse click and often leaves me frustrated as it would perform a mouse action opposite to what I intended.

    Not worth the price and you're better off getting 2-3 mice for the price of this Apple 'Magic' Mouse.

    I finally ended up throwing it out and replacing the Apple Magic Mouse with a Logitech one that has separate Left and Right mouse buttons.

    Do yourself a favor of not spending the money and experiencing the level of frustration by getting another branded mouse that has a better design and function (separate left-right mouse buttons).

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely when it works

    • Written by from Kansas City

    It works. Then it decides not to, becoming disconnected every minute or two. I hate this device. Unreliable. I've tried two and they did not last, and I cannot figure out why it keeps getting disconnected. Solving problems like this one, via online sources, is time consuming and often unsuccessful, so I don't try anymore. I wish Apple still cared and supported their products instead of relying on customers to help each other.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally given up

    • Written by from Wilmington

    I've used the Magic Mouse since they first came out. 10 years?...I don't even know. I've gone through 4 just recently; battery dies in a heartbeat, and the battery house stinks so it keeps shutting off. After folding up bits of paper to tighten the batteries in there, and the Bluetooth constantly disconnecting, I've finally said 'forget it'. I WANT another one. I love the design, the ease-of-use, side scrolling, etc. etc. But $69 every 6+ months is plain silly, and apparently I'm just a glutton. The irony? I'm using a Microsoft mouse for my Mac, and it works beautifully, lasts forever, and cost <$20. Wake up, Apple.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse I've ever owned

    • Written by from Pullman

    As God is my witness, I cannot figure out what the negative reviewers are talking about. The Apple Magic Mouse IS the best mouse I've ever owned -- and it's my first wireless mouse! It tracks perfectly. I can set it up so that if I click the right side of the mouse, it "right-clicks." It scrolls by just rolling my finger over the surface -- no noisy, annoying roller buttons. The technology contained in this little $69 mouse is outstanding. i would buy this mouse 100 times over rather than buy any other mouse I've ever owned once.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved, but not really

    • Written by from Camrose

    Glass top is a nice improvement over the mini-ball of the mighty, which gunks up and requires replacement every few months, but this mouse is ergonomically painful and hurts the back of the hand & wrist within minutes of use and chomps through batteries which are full of nasty chemicals. Strange, this company doesn't seem to have the wit or will to figure it out. Expensive landfill matter.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad in every significant way

    • Written by from Redmond

    I have the Apple mouse, don't know the product number or SKU but it is wireless, no buttons or side scrollers or anything. Cost like 70 USD, if that's any clue.

    The thing is lousy. EATS batteries like it's Shark Week, not for breakfast, merely as appetizer. Secondly, loses connection CONSTANTLY, like every few minutes I need to go into system preferences and try to re-connect, but lately i just give up and switch back to the trackpad (macbook pro). Thirdly, the battery cover is a total train wreck! Impossible to replace back on the unit once you've taken it off (which you need to do every day or two due to the pathetic battery life). It's this little tin plate that's like something made by some stoner kid needing to pass shop class in the final week with at least a C- average or he can't graduate. I mean, THIS is what we're all supposed to wonder and adore as the apogee of 21st century DESIGN and ERGNOMICS and cool efficiency, APPLE COMPUTER CORP?? Total joke.

    (By the way, this review system is also crummy, when you submit it says "Some words in your review cannot be published. Please revise your review" But it doesn't say or highlight which words are verboten! I thought this company is the sine qua non of USER INTERFACE DESIGN! Good for a laugh. I do understand though - when you have 70 Billion cash reserves you don't need to worry about this kind of chickenfeed.)

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Problems

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I wanted to love the Magic Mouse, but the connection problems made me want to throw the thing across the room. Some days, it worked beautifully; other days, the mouse lost Bluetooth connection a few times an hour and became very jumpy (the cursor wouldn't move at all and then would suddenly shoot across the screen). The only thing that helped was to open the battery compartment and make sure the batteries were shoved as far in as possible (they came loose every time I raised the mouse off my desk, even slightly). I read lots of posts in forums talking about this issue, and there are MacGyver-type solutions (involving tin foil and folded paper), but I couldn't justify having to do that after what this mouse cost. So, I took it back to the Apple Store and exchanged it for the Magic Trackpad, which has worked flawlessly.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I needed a mouse for my MacBook for a while, but was unsure which one to choose from (whether to stick with an Apple product or go for some other brand). After rave reviews from my friend about the Magic Mouse, I finally decided to buy it. It is AMAZING!! This mouse can do so much more than the trackpad on the MacBook. The bluetooth connected seamlessly and it is much more fluid in movement. Great product!! I only wish it had some kind of case to protect it.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse.

    • Written by from Toronto

    The mouse is sleek & Cool. Quite responsive. My beefs are: you always get it upside down, cause it is same on both ends. Most kids would seem to have trouble maneuvering it due to Large sizet.. One star is gone for quite expensive cost

    0 of 2 people found this useful