• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Argh, so amazing, yet so unusable!

    • Written by from Watertown

    I LOVE the multitouch features of this mouse, they're really amazing, and I love how this thing looks. But it's such a pain to use. The tracking is just horrible. There is way too much friction when you drag it around, which makes it very hard to be precise. The surface they used which makes contact with your mousepad is way too big and the material they used is not smooth enough to allow the mouse to move around smoothly. The next problem is the shape of the mouse, again Apple sacrificed comfort for style. The mouse looks amazing, but using it really hurts your wrists because you have nothing to rest them on. I really hope Apple makes a new version of this mouse and fixes these issues because it's otherwise an amazing mouse.

    3643 of 4883 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Decent Mouse

    • Written by from Oro Valley

    I use two Magic Mouse devices, one with an iMac and the other with a MBAir (when at home), both with Lion 10.7.2. In general mouse design works as advertised. Finger swipes work well. Tactile sensation indicating engagement when mouse depressed works well. Device is easy to keep clean.

    Durability appears to be an issue with one mouse. The battery cover frequently disengages and and falls off of the iMac mouse, which gets moderately heavy usage. With both mice the double tap zoom feature is broken. A double tap (even unintentional) zooms well. However a subsequent double tab does not zoom out. I end up having to close and reopen Safari to restore the view.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not be able to click by simply tapping on it?

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have had problems with my arms for years, because of the constant clicking on mices... It got better only when I got a notebook with a trackpad instead. Softly tapping instead of clicking is perfect for me. This mouse is great, but I simply regret you can't click on it by simply tapping with one finger, as I think its design would allow. If someone's reading here, maybe Apple could add it to the software? :) Meanwhile, I'll have to settle for the trackpad.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but need lots of improvement

    • Written by from Singapore

    1. Well designed with new concept
    2. Stylist

    1. Tracking is not sensitive enough
    2. The Magic Mouse will lack (Poor response) when computer is under heavy-load
    3. Just a slight touch on the surface it moves. When I scroll down or up the page, it will have a slight jump just before my finger is remove

    192 of 197 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea & design, poor ergonomics

    • Written by from Moscow

    It was a present for me, I would never buy it myself.
    I've used Magic Mouse for quite time and my overall opinion is that the idea of integrating multitouch to a mouse IS awesome. It's really fun and useful to use gestures, especially using 3rd party software to add a lot more gestures to Magic Mouse.
    But there is a huge "but" for me. I have quite a big palm, and Magic Mouse's "ergonomics" are totally killing my hand. I simply can't work with it for hours. Also, bad thing is that sensor in not located in the center of the mouse, so some movements are somehow odd.
    Overall: fun to try, nice concept (multitouch), superior design, but I'd much rather stick with Razers or Logitech Performance/Revolution because of ergonomics.
    For small tasks MBP's trackpad is great, but for long serious work I need a mouse that is comfortable, sorry(

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Generally fine, but can't pair from time to time

    • Written by from Lumberton

    It works generally fine, but about one in 5 times it can't pair with my Mac, which is a new MacBook Air, and when this happens the only way to solve this issue is to reboot the Mac, which can be annoying and wastes time. No, turning off/on the bluetooth of the Mac, power cycle the mouse couldn't help.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting better

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    1000 times better than the mighty mouse but still a 20 dollar usb mouse wins all day long in usability and comfort....Apple needs to give a little on design and make a good mouse. It HAS to have a middle mouse wheel and button (not the dumb little ball from mighty mouse ) and split the left and right buttons better. I do not care about side buttons but I need three physical reliable!!! buttons . Next, like a good chair, you should be able to use the mouse all day long without hurting your hand (there is absolutely zero arch support for your hand and its not wide enough). Lastly, do like the sony Playstation controllers (xbox should also do this...) and add a detachable wire to the keyboard and mouse. Personally I will pick wired all day long over wireless. Always on, better precision, I don't have to replace batteries, never have to sync. This would give a wired or wireless option to all mice and keyboards.... simple .... (sorry that this kills your line of rechargeable batteries... well you can still leave the batteries in there I guess....)

    They can keep the gesture control but move it down to the belly of the mouse. The left center wheel and right button will not have gesture control but below the buttons in the center it would work like the magic mouse does currently. For browsing web sites it is nice...for anything else like.... games & work... give me my 20 dollar mouse back....

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Forever changing batteries

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Unfortunately , I am disappointed in the battery life of this product. I love everything about it except the fact that I am constantly replacing batteries. Have had this mouse now for almost one year and wish that it worked as great as Apple's other products..

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Quality I Expected

    • Written by from Sterling

    I do a lot of formatting work in documents, so I need a mouse. I also have tendonitis in both wrists. This mouse is comfortable, but I've only had it about 40 days and have had to change the batteries twice already--ridiculous! Also, the mouse goes wonky. Not zippy mouse, more stuck mouse. The way an optical mouse does if something gets in the optic part. Only there's nothing in this. Not impressed, and Apple impressed me with everything else when I bought my MacBook Air.

    424 of 431 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from ARCADIA

    The bottom falls out of the mouse constantly as you work. I spoke with both Apple customer service and Apple techs. No one seemed to care and no one could suggest how to fix the problem. One sent me to an apple store who only suggested changing the mouse. I did so and it is the same. I have tried 3 and they all lose their bottom/

    ALSO, my mouse zooms in and out on its own whenever it feels like it. Yes, I am careful how I hold it.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine and great, but VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

    • Written by from Toronto

    This mouse works great. I have no problems with finger motions and connections. However this mouse is really flat, that means your wrist and hand will be very uncomfortable. The design itself is really simple and cool-looking, but in real-life, you're gonna have a problem with this. I wish the down part of the mouse was a bit more like ball-shaped at least. I wish Apple would make new mouse to improve the comfortability.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but needs improvement

    • Written by from Perrysburg

    While the features are excellent I give it 3 stars for ergonomic reasons my fingers, palm area aches during usage and it happens every time that i stopped using it

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool concept, but not as efficient as the trackpad!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Pros: look, sleek, creativity

    Cons: It is glossy! sometimes your fingertips stick slightly to the mouse which means you can't scroll or swipe as smooth as well as the trackpad! The trackpad is not made of glass or gloss which makes scrolling and swiping super efficient. 3/5 for the magic mouse, 5/5 for the trackpad.

    1545 of 2217 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't for me.

    • Written by from Bynum

    Did not like the form factor at all, too shallow for me. Also could not get the right click working very good. Took it back.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery power

    • Written by from Richmond

    I love almost everything about the Magic Mouse, except that it takes rechargeable batteries. I feel like I am constantly changing the batteries in this thing. I wish the Magic Mouse could be recharged via USB cable, like an iPod. That would make it perfect.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has a mind of its own

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    It's pretty cool most of the time, but if you're ever trying to do something on a map it can really mess you up. Every 5 minutes or so you have to start over. I wish I had my old scrolly wheel back on the mouse, then I could control when it zooms way out or in.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    compared to the Trackpad...

    • Written by from North Saint Paul

    I can not rate the magic mouse very high only because of the the battery drains way to fast. Otherwise I would highly recommend it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating to use when in Google Maps

    • Written by from Thunder Bay

    I find the Magic Mouse very frustrating to use in Google Maps. The very sensitive top surface causes the maps zoom in and zoom out uncontrollably.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as expected

    • Written by from Edmonton

    The mouse tracks well enough, but the clicking (left or right side) isn't always accurate, the two plastic tracks on the bottom don't move very smoothly on a mouse pad compared to a standard mouse, and I found the multi-touch features to be far less responsive than the magic track pad or the track pad on any of the laptops. I hope they come out with a second version that improves on this one. Still, it's sure a huge step up from the Apple mouse.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Calgary

    At first I thought this mouse was "neat". Now unfortunately it is the biggest frustration on my desk. This thing goes through batteries like Kobayashi goes through Hot Dogs.

    26 of 26 people found this useful