• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't like it

    • Written by from Concord

    I like the idea of this mouse, but after several months I still can't get used to it. I've used various mice, track balls, and track pads for over 20 years, so I thought I would adapt, but just can't. I will be going to the store to pick up something else. I make too many errors with this one and it's frustrating to use.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, could be better...

    • Written by from Skopje

    I've used this mouse for about two years now, and must say it's OK, but could be better.

    The "pro" part is: design (looks cool), connectivity via bluetooth (never had problems with that, though I sometimes had to restart my Mac so it could "see" the mouse), and scrolling (though there's some about this in the "con" part as well).

    The "con" part: eats batteries - about 6 per month (when working/designing everyday), scrolling is nice (but for the price - should be more precise), price is high, and it sometimes confuses right/left clicks.

    All in all, I've gotten used to it, and I work with it everyday, but improvements need to be made to meet the price vs value requirements.

    54 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tape cheese

    • Written by from Snohomish

    The apple $49 mouse is better because it doesn't use blue tooth and doesn't require a battery. But it one fails after about six months requiring the routine cleaning of its mouse ball. After following a youtube video, I broke the mouse and needed a new one.

    This one is very nice but requires batteries, communicates over blue tooth, and comes out of its nice jewel case with difficulty, having been taped into place with tape that leaves cheese stuck on its underbelly. I haven't been able to clean off the cheese, which has now accumulated gunk and inhibits its operation.

    24 of 393 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from JOHNSTONE

    I received this mouse a long time ago as a gift and never actually used it until last month as preferred the trackpad. When a use the MBP in closed shell mode, the magic mouse is a great alternative although it doesn't track well on my table, i have to place it on a magazine or fabric for it to track properly.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the mouse but eats batteries

    • Written by from Cottage Grove

    I love this mouse, but it eats batteries! Since my old iMac was 11 years old, Black Friday was the perfect time to purchase a new iMac. In the 3 months since then, I have had to replace the batteries in the mouse twice. Even tried using the wired mouse from my old computer but I like the Magic Mouse so much better. Up until this point I have not been turning the mouse off because it takes about 3 minutes for the bluetooth to reconnect. Apple -- I would think your engineers could come up with an automatic turnoff for this mouse so it would not eat batteries! Either that or come up with a wired version.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, scrolling feature still not there yet

    • Written by from Dexter

    Overall, this mouse has great innovative features such as the gestures that help you navigate through different documents. However the scrolling is not particularly accurate. Try zooming in or out on an Adobe Acrobat document by pressing the alt key and the results are deplorable. But in general I am happy using it, I just wished the scrolling issue is fixed on a future software update.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome & frustrating

    • Written by from New Salisbury

    Love how you can do all the gestures on this mouse, makes work much easier, that is when it works. this think is frustrating at times. sometimes it will connect, sometimes it won't. sometimes it takes just a few seconds, sometimes it takes minutes.......blue tooth leaves much to be desired sometimes.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Houston

    The mouse feels great in my hand (as others have said). I'm giving it three stars because it doesn't connect very well in Mac OS. It connects perfectly in Windows under bootcamp. I have my macbook closed and connected to an external monitor and keyboard, and I often have to open it up, use the touchpad, and manually connect it. I've replaced batteries, but I still have problems.

    The scrolling features are nice, but they sometimes get in the way. For example, if you have a window or spreadsheet that scrolls both down and right, you might get both motions if you only intended to scroll down.

    Overall it's a decent mouse, but I've had better luck with my logitech mouse under Mac OS.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasing aesthetics, erratic control

    • Written by from montreal

    I've been using this mouse for over a year now and have finally decided to retire it in favour of a more precise device.

    It looks great and may work out for more leisurely users. I however use it for work and move between many documents ( tables, visual presentations, large text files). A few time a day, i get unwanted scrolls, page changes or other movement caused by an erroneous interpretation of my finger movements. This gets really annoying when you are in a hurry and you document changes page on you. I've tried to practice but after i year this still happens to me once or twice a day.

    I don't find the movements you can do on the mouse surface that useful. The surface is tiny and you need to sort of hold on to the mouse at the same time. It is awkward. If you have a macbook pro like me, you touchpad is probably sitting nearby anyway or you can get a separate track pad on the side.

    Also, the battery cover on my mouse keeps popping off all the time so i just chucked that in the bin after trying to pry it in different shapes to get it to hold. The batteries stey in fine without the cover anyway.

    Soooo... if this is for your MAC at home fine, but if you need it to work or game, forget it. Design has simply overtaken functionality on this one. I should know, i work for a design firm!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse, extremely poor battery performance

    • Written by from Reisterstown

    The title says it all. My battery last about a week, and I'm using the Apple rechargeable batteries. I've used optical mouses on other laptops that easily last 10x longer than this mouse.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Apple Magic Mouse (Except Battery)

    • Written by from Cupertino

    This mouse is great. Has awesome features and is lightweight. The only downside is the battery drainage. I have had this for a month and a half and the battery has gone down to 35%. I use it about 4-5 hours per day turning it off after every use.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty good

    • Written by from Montreal

    I like it for the most part. It looks gorgeous and works flawlessly with my MacBook Pro.

    The fact that it's so good on battery life is amazing, but I've gotten used to the built-in battery paradigm of the iPhone and iPod. What could make this mouse stellar is a built in ion-lithium batter that charges either in a dock or perhaps through a USB, firewire, or even thunderbolt cable. Or maybe one of those wireless charging pads they've created could act as a mousepad to subtly power the mouse?

    It's also a horrible mouse for gaming. The movement of the pointer seems awkward. It seems the increased tracking speed option in system preferences just increases the cursor's acceleration, not the base speed, so with small movements of my hand the cursor still moves a lot less than I expect it to. Of course, a lot of this is probably related to the superior experience I've had with my MacBook Pro's trackpad. I bought the mouse originally so I could play Diablo 2 with my friends, and it worked alright, but my old wireless logitech optical mouse gave me more precision and control over the cursor.

    When holding a click it feels like I'm dragging the magic mouse (because the whole thing dips a bit) which makes me hand want to apply more pressure to compensate by what my brain is interpreting as increased resistance. And secondary clicking, though not as important on macs, is a big deal in many PC games. The difference between a right and left click in Diablo is a big one.

    It's a bit small for my hands. With my fingers arched over the surface and ready to click, my palm floats freely, unsure of where to go.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good look & functions - bad battery life

    • Written by from Fletcher

    So the mouse looks amazing,very modern and awkward.
    Its functionality is also very good,especially the scrolling and switching.

    The bad sides are extremely short battery like(2-3 weeks with very pricey battery) to few days with cheap batteries.

    It seriously almost eats up the battery,and already at 18% it starts to lose connection often. Below 10% it's useless.

    And the right & left click sometimes get mixed up,you really have to watch were you click since there is no obvious button.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than I expected

    • Written by from Orem

    Pleasing look and feel, and good idea, and slick design as most of Apple hardware. The main complaint I had is short battery life. I use this mouse at work for development and had to replace batteries almost every two weeks.
    The bottom line, if you are for look, it is a good mouse. If you need to work and heavy use, for that price, there are a few equally good if not better options with less hassle, longer battery life, lighter, etc... Do research and try out a few for your particular use before you pay for this.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but difficult.

    • Written by from Gold Coast

    The Magic Mouse is a good mouse, that's obvious. It's just really, really difficult to get used to. Even after setting it to detect right clicks without the key held down, it was still very annoying to use. It's no good for gaming, if any function needs the right click, because most of the time it clicks left instead.

    It's a good mouse, but it could be a great mouse.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy

    • Written by from Jamaica Plain

    This mouse is great except for one thing. It's really heavy. I'm going to try the track pad.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from San Jose

    Really Apple still amazes us for their revolutionized product the accuracy of the pointer and the click is gorgeous but this mouse is difficult to use because i found it so flat i hope Apple will issue a mouse we can hold!!

    156 of 162 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cons overide pros.

    • Written by from Swampscott

    Overall I think that this mouse Isn't so great. As just a mouse it isn't so bad. But you aren't paying for just a mouse. You are paying for a mouse and the trackpad capability. The trackpad works on it although it tends to get in the way a lot. Ill be just trying to simply click or just move the mouse and accidentally slide my fingers in a way causing the screen to shift in an assortment of ways. The scroll wheel isn't very responsive as well and I prefer an actual wheel. Another fault would be finding a material that it scrolls well on. It seems to stick and not slide very well on an assortment of materials. Besides the cons it is a very nice looking and helpful mouse if you need it. If you are just looking for a normal mouse defiantly dont buy this.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre at best

    • Written by from Eastern Passage

    Design-wise this mouse is as good as it gets, and the functionality is great (scrolling and gestures work well). There are however a few things wrong with this mouse, one key issue for me is battery life. I am lucky to get a week using regular batteries, so I purchased a Mobee charger (which is another story... lol). Another issue is if you play any games at all. I'm not a huge gamer but if I want to pop open Batman and play for a few minutes once a month, I'd like to have a mouse that can handle games in a decent manner which is definitely not this one - this mouse is super hard to control for gaming.

    Overall it's a great mouse for very light computer users, but not for users who rely on their computer for any advanced tasks at all.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works OK, But Eats Batteries

    • Written by from Rowland Heights

    My Magic Mouse came with my Mac Pro Quad-Core. It took some time to get used to the thinner profile (relative to my corded Apple optical mouse), but that wasn't really a problem. Otherwise, the mouse functions worked fine for me.

    Eventually, though, I stopped using the wireless Magic Mouse altogether. It just eats batteries way too fast for my liking. That adds too much to the cost of ownership. Instead, I Googled around until I found and purchased a hefty supply of Apple's classic corded optical mouse—the one with the clear, transparent shell over a white inner body, with the white bottom that says "Mouse" (Model M5769).

    For me, the M5769 is the most comfortable, most trouble-free mouse I've ever used, and I wish Apple hadn't stopped making it in favor of the more complicated (and trouble-plagued) Mighty Mouse.

    Anyhow, for a company that likes to boast about its "greenness", Apple kind of blew it with the Magic Mouse. If everyone used this beast of a battery hog, the number of spent AA cells hitting the landfills would skyrocket. Apple desperately needs to provide a retrofit kit for the Magic Mouse—one that uses a rechargeable battery pack and a charger that connects via USB.

    38 of 45 people found this useful