• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Augusta

    This mouse works excellent and was simple to use with my MacBook Pro. The touch and drag your finger in any direction scrolling works exceptionally. I would suggest that this mouse is bought for basic computing and web browsing needs. The "multi-touch" functions work differently than that of the MacBook track pads, and there is no support of 3 or 4 finger gestures and there is no option for touching the surface to input a click instead of pressing the click button down.

    This is likely an unsuitable mouse for gaming, because you cannot input left and right clicks simultaneously, there is no middle click or other buttons, and the scrolling has no tactile feedback.

    In conclusion, I got this mouse for real basic use when my MacBook is connected to my TV as a primary display and it excels for that purpose. The way this mouse scrolls is worth the price of admission, so to speak. I still prefer to use the track pad on my MacBook when its not connected to my TV because it has a lot more functionality available.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse is Magical, but at times a nuisance.

    • Written by from Louisville

    Nearly three months now I have been using this mouse. I am very pleased with the overall function and feel of the mouse. The accuracy as expected is precise. The function of the multi-touch surface is stunning and not easily explained. I recommend actually experiencing it yourself. I am very pleased with the mouse and would highly recommend it to others.

    While the mouse is truly a great addition and useful tool, there are a few issues. Shortly after using the mouse I found my 24 inch iMac began to act oddly. My usual routine is to place the mac in sleep mode and turn the mouse off. This actually caused minor headaches, where the mac would not wake from sleep. This was resolved by keeping a wired mouse connected at all times. The other nuisance I have with this mouse is the "hit and miss" bluetooth connection. About 20% of the time I have to take extra steps to have the mouse connect to the iMac when waking from sleep. Even with these minor issues I still am very pleased with the mouse and it's features.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    TAP on the mouse instead of clicking would be AMAZING!!

    • Written by from Tucson

    Apple, why can't you just make the CLICK functionality touch capable same as the macbook laptops touchpad, there is an option to use a TAP or click to actually use the click. I would give the mouse 100% if the clicking would be TAP and not clicking and using force on the mouse.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good but mess once in awhile

    • Written by from Columbus

    pretty good
    great with photoshop
    but sometimes randomly messes up but besides that perfect

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Bluetooth Mouse

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    The Apple Magic Mouse is a great Bluetooth Mouse, better than any other peripheral I have ever owned for any computer. It makes navigation easy on webpages, the iTunes Store, iCal and even in Finder, and the scroll feature makes it just that much cooler. However, it is only four-stars in my review due to the fact that the side buttons that are on the Mighty Mouse were very useful and are missing on this mouse. But aside from that, all it needs is updated software with more touch gestures available. This is a great buy and I recommend it to any user with a Bluetooth-enabled Macintosh.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Drainer

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I like the mouse and the swipe feature. Only negative thing I really have about it is that it drains batteries really fast. So if you are not used to having to off your mouse, you'll have to invest in rechargeable batteries.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy if needed now otherwise wait for second generation

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    I am a new mac user and received this mouse with my recent 27" iMac purchase on 1/2010. At 1st I was apprehensive to it's functionality, but that soon dissipated after I installed Magic Prefs (must have for this mouse). The way it scrolls and can switch windows is incredibly intuitive and natural. However, there are 3 issues Apple needs to resolve before its next generation offering.

    First, left-click is hard to find. Half of the times I have to force my index finger to the top left of the mouse. For multi-tab internet users, like myself, this is a problem because the index finger is naturally positioned in the center of the mouse for screen scrolling or moving between tabs. When it fails, the result is either the closing or opening of a browser tab.

    The second issue with the mouse is the three or four tap/click gestures are nearly impossible to execute. I'm uncertain if this is native to the mouse or to Magic Prefs but since scrolling without the auxiliary app is at a snail's pace, I'll chalk it up to the mouse. The good news is that I haven't found any practical use for the 3-4 tap/click/swipe mechanism.

    The final problem with the mouse is that it is, without a doubt, the most energy consuming mouse I've ever owned. I literally change batteries every 7-10 days! As others' have suggested, I would hope...no, I expect, that Apple will come up with a built in rechargeable battery that can be plugged into the computer or an outlet.

    In summation, this is a very good mouse and I recommend you buy it if you need a mouse right now. But, if you're not in need of a mouse NOW, I suggest waiting for the second generation product when all these issues are resolved.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for web surfing

    • Written by from hong kong

    Super cool for web surfing. The scroll, forward & backward action is fantastic. Feel bad for changing back to traditional mouse when using Windows.

    But the click button is harder to use than a traditional 2-button mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    • Written by from Ceres

    Better than the Mighty Mouse.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for graphic design once you learn how to properly use it.

    • Written by from Pearland

    There are some reviews that say that this mouse is bad for graphic designers, but I would have to disagree. I was first put out by it because of all the graphic designer reviews putting it down, but I got the new Magic Mouse as a present so I decided to test it out.

    Like any new device, it's all about learning how to control it. The touch sensitive scroll wheel is super sensitive, and I definitely have sent artwork flying around my computer screen because I didn't understand how it worked at first. Now I am completely in love with it. The scrolling with momentum (like flicking on an iphone or ipod touch) is actually really useful when scrolling through thousands of lines of code or looking around in a huge document.

    The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is the battery life. I use it all day every day, and I am finding that the battery usually lasts about a month. But one should just get rechargeable batteries, and the problem is solved!

    I was a naysayer at first, but I've grown to really like using the this product. This graphic designer approves of this product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice mouse but I see improvements on the way...

    • Written by from New York

    I really like the mouse- it found my mbp right away, no problems with the wireless, and my favorite part is how I can move upwards and downwards on a page and scroll btwn pictures the same as does the iPhone. The main reason why I give it 4 instead of 5 is because the zoom doesn't seem to allow you to zoom just on a particular page or application- your entire screen zooms instead. This doesn't happen if you use the regular trackpad on the notebook- so I am left having to still use the trackpad for this. Also, although the design of the mouse is very sleek and modern, it is very poor in terms of ergonomics- I find I have to arch the palm of my hand to use it. This is coupled with having to travel the mouse between my thumb and pinkie, ultimately making my hand feel strained whenever I am using it. Still, with the pros, I think it was worth purchasing.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Does Not Disappoint!

    • Written by from Hemet

    I got this mouse with my 21" mac, and I love it! It's simple, left-hand friendly and has all the features of those other mice out there, with none of the buttons. Coming from a laptop track-pad, I had no issues adjusting to this mouse, and I love that apple has come around to the right-click.

    After using this mouse for a few weeks, I've found that I feel weird using other mice. They all feel bulky and too big in my hands, while this one is comfortable. I've had no ergonomic issues as I was expecting to deal with.

    My only complaint would be the batteries. I would think that apple would go for rechargeable keyboards/mice instead of regular disposable battery-powered ones. I guess that's hope for the future.

    This mouse doesn't eat up your battery too too quickly, but if you find yourself with dead batteries with no new ones to spare, you'll panic. My tip for buyers of this mouse is to buy rechargeables to go along with it. They'll make life a lot easier. Hopefully apple will figure out that rechargeable mice and keyboards are the way to go!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it so far...

    • Written by from Boutiliers Pt.

    This is only my third day of using this mouse but so far, I love it. It's heavier than the last Apple mouse but I use a mouse pad with a wrist support, so it's not a problem. Besides, you can use it anywhere, like on your lap.

    I love, love, love the scrolling by stroking. The little scrolling button was my favourite part of the old mouse but it didn't work half the time.

    I do suggest that you not drop it on a hard, scratchy surface, like my ceramic tile floor. It still works fine but the touch surface must be soft 'cause I got a good scratch in it. But, as I say, it works fine. Also suggested, turn it and the keyboard off at night.

    Nice one, Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Compared to other mice out there - this one is one of the best. Even though it seems to be not ergonomical, after an hour i got used to it. I like pretty much everything about this mouse, except for the battery life. Batteries last about a month or two, when my Logitech wireless mouse lasted me 12 months. But that's ok... I buy a pack of Energizers at walmart (24 batteries for 15 bucks) and i am pretty much covered for a year and a half.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet relief!

    • Written by from West Chester

    I love this little gadget. It makes navigating the web so much easier. Also, the track pad on my macbook irritates my wrists, its so easy and comfortable to use. The touch sensors are (of course) flawless. The only thing is that it was a little expensive...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, But Room For Improvement

    • Written by from Livonia

    I bought this mouse after the dog had bumped my targus mouse out of my hands and it had stopped functioning well after hitting the ground. I had wanted one of these for awhile and I'm impressed with most of it, but I miss the customization and functionality of my targus mouse (two customizable side buttons, left/right buttons plus center button that is touch scroll and blue tooth, all that for 30 bucks).

    On the good side...
    -Sleek and cool looking
    -Blue Tooth is a must in my opinion
    -Touch scroll works very well, smooth and easy in all directions
    -Works well for most uses
    -Compact

    On the bad side...
    -No middle button or other customizable buttons. This I could get over if the touch gestures were more customizable. Such as being able to change the two finger swipe to do something other than just navigate, I was thinking it would be great to be able to swipe to change spaces, but this is not an option. You can set spaces to the secondary click, but then you lose your secondary click unless you hold control. On that note, the right button would be great for spaces if I could set secondary click to something like two finger tap such as the touch pad.

    This is my major dislike about the mouse, I don't mind not having other buttons, but please make the touch gestures more complicated and customizable!

    -The smooth aluminum sides and small compact design make a bad combination for comfort and control, can get uncomfortable after a while.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    do you believe in magic?

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    i am an advocate for apple and when i first saw the mouse i honestly thought it was ridiculous idea and a difficult product to use. i ended up getting the mouse as a present and after getting used to it, i instantly fell in love with it. i don't go anywhere with out my mouse and i some times look like a fool using other mouses because i forget that they are not all multi-touch censored. overall, apple once again blew me away and i cannot live without my magic mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    ** Good Buy **

    • Written by from Coral Springs

    Another great Apple product!!! Functions great!!! The only downside to it in my opinion is the size. Needs to be just a little bit larger in size for hand comfort.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Win/Lose

    • Written by from winchester

    I love the product, it looks great, very functional...it does exactly as it claims. The only thing is that when apple got rid of the track ball it was a win/lose situation, the down side to the track ball is that is gets dirty and all gunked up inside and eventually stops working. With the magic mouse you have no track ball and I always find my self scrolling up/down on accident when ever I try and click on something... Maybe I just havent mastered the art of it yet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    • Written by from Warner Robins

    This mouse came with my iMac. It's enjoyable to use and hasn't failed me yet. I have changed the batteries (which are monitored) one in three months. I would and have recommended it.