• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for most applications.

    • Written by from Naperville

    I would recommend this mouse to just about any Mac user. I would like to point out a couple of observations after having mine for half a year.

    What I use if for: I use it for design work (adobe creative suite), gaming (not really precise for gaming but I've grown to enjoy the way it feels), and day to day stuff like web browsing etc.

    First off: I would have only given this mouse a 3/5 if not for a third party driver called Magic Prefs. If you get this mouse, get this software! It allows you to bump up the tracking speed (which is capped very low) and allows for a lot more multi touch gestures (which, by default, are very few. Not what you would expect from Apple).

    The mouse looks great but it is VERY different feeling! It takes a bit of getting used to but it is not painful to make the transition. The glides on the bottom of the mouse are AWESOME and slide smoothly on almost any surface. I've also never had any issues with the eye not picking up movement.

    The battery life is not that great. It lasts like a month or so with heavy usage. The clicking noise can be, for some, loud if you're clicking like crazy. I've annoyed some people while playing games.

    It's a very nice, super sleek, relatively versatile mouse that has a couple of drawbacks. Again; Magic Prefs is a MUST for this mouse.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse!

    • Written by from Bangkok

    This is really great mouse. It is responsive and very easy to use. The only problem for me is the battery life. I got this mouse with my new iMac a month ago and I replaced the battery 2 times now and is going to be the third time tomorrow. Within ONE month!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse - touch, batteries and battery door

    • Written by from Derwood

    Love the mouse. Would like to reprogram fingertip hot spots though.

    Some batteries have a short + tab (Costco Kirkland AA's) where the wrapping plastic interferes with the plastic case in the battery holder and causes intermittent '+' connections. I end up scratching off all the plastic on the tops of these batteries and putting in some padding under the door to force the batteries deeper into the holder. Perhaps the battery case '+' terminal is too deep into the plastic case.

    My son dropped it. The tab holding the battery door closed broke off and I'm reduced to taping the door shut like I do for other remotes. Now I need yet another battery door for another hand held device.

    Apple, how about a sealed unit with a drop-in inductive charger, or the rest-on-an-inductive-coil type charging system?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good!

    • Written by from Noblesville

    The mouse is very slick and has a great design and ease of use compared to many other third-party wireless mouses out there. If you are looking for the best mouse you can buy, look no further than the Magic Mouse, built by Apple themselves. The only issue I have had with this mouse is reconnecting it after I wake it from sleep. It takes it about a minute to regain full functionality. I do not know why it does this and if it is only specific to my combination of Mac and mouse.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT BUT

    • Written by from Blowing Rock

    this is an awesome mouse i love the scrolling! the only down side for me is it turns it self of if u don't use it for a while i guess and you have to turn off the whole computer itself to get the mouse to turn back on! if there is an easier way please tell me :]

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design

    • Written by from Newcastle

    I like the design. Quality built. Thin and easy to carry.
    It matches up my white macbook nicely.

    The batt doesn't drain like what people mentioned on the review. You will need to turn off the mouse after use, just like other bluetooth mouse.

    Con: It does not have official driver for windows for scrolling.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    a well mouse indeed

    • Written by from Natick

    The mouse might feel awkward at first and maybe you'd have to reorient your hand a little to scroll, but eventually you get used to it and it's fantastic. The multitouch looked impressive and was very useful, I can turn pages simply by swiping two fingers, and the fact that it can sense where your clicking on the mouse is great. I did have some trouble with it though, as sometimes it would not respond, and where I need to press both sides at once, the magic mouse does not pick up. Tracking is good yet I found it to be pretty slow, I had to set the tracking speed to maximum sensitivity, which would be way to sensitive if I were to use my other mouse. Yet thats a minor fault, as i'm not so lazy to go to preferences to change the tracking speed if I want to use the other mouse. furthermore, despite having multitouch capabilities, the mouse is very efficient in battery consumption, i would only have to replace the batteries about each month, give or take. If connection is lost it would take a long time to regain it and you'd have to click the button a few times for your mac to recognize it and that could be annoying.

    Overall it's a great product although I would like to see some improvements as well as enhanced multitouch capapbilities.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Mouse with One Shortfall

    • Written by from Erie

    I have been using this mouse with my 27" iMac for almost 6 months. I love most everything about it so I'll just skip to what bugs me:

    My work requires fast and precise mouse movement in combination with several keyboard shortcuts and button combinations. If I can't do these things quickly and effortlessly, my efficiency and productivity drops. I find that with this mouse, the wonderful touch-sensitivity that makes it such a joy to use for surfing the web and "normal" use, also makes it do things involuntarily when trying to work quickly in the various Adobe CS applications. For example, the slightest brush against the trackpad while holding down spacebar+command to zoom-click in and out of an image in photoshop will cause photoshop to zoom in or out uncontrollably. At first I thought this was minor drawback that I'd get used to. However when you are trying to work quickly at a professional level, this lack of control gets VERY frustrating, and forces me to constantly think about keeping my fingers from moving across the surface of the trackpad, stealing focus from the task at hand.At this point I haven't yet decided if this is better or worse than having to deal with the constant track-ball clogging of the previous Apple mouse incarnation.

    I should also mention that the mouse sometimes drops its bluetooth connection and won't reconnect, requiring me to restart – but I suspect this is an issue with the iMac's bluetooth system, rather than the mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing Function

    • Written by from Latham

    The ability to squeeze the mighty mouse and view all screens was awesome. THey took this function away. Over all the mouse is better, way better.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mouse!

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    This mouse is beautiful and it works great! It's comfortable to use and even though the squeezy buttons are gone, I'm already used to using a hot corner for exposé after about five minutes. The one complaint I have is that when I swipe left/right in iTunes in cover flow view it goes WAY too fast. But swiping through web pages is really comfortable. It's very easy to set up too. I don't know why I didn't buy this thing sooner!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly great!

    • Written by from Yakima

    I've had the Magic Mouse for about a month now, and so far its working great!
    The multi-touch technology on the mouse can really make your working progress go smooth!

    Although the mouse is working great so far, there are some problems/quality issues I have found using the mouse.
    First of all, the mouse can be quite fragile.
    A couple days ago, I accidentally dropped the mouse while I was moving around.
    If it lands on the Aluminum side, there isn't that much damage. But if it falls on the multi-touch surface, the mouse can get some scratches on it. I recommend being careful when handling the mouse and try not to drop it too often.
    Secondly, the mouse tends to get dirty.
    If you have sweaty hands like me, the mouse can get easily covered with fingerprints. I have to clean the mouse once a week to keep the multi-touch working.
    Last, when I use the Magic Mouse on Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro, the scrolling can be really bad. Even if you scroll just a little bit, you can scroll through a whole web page.
    This can be really irritating, especially in games. The scrolling in Mac OS X is perfect, but in Windows, it can be quite awful.

    Overall, the Magic Mouse can be a little bit fragile, can have minor scrolling problems on the Windows OS, and can catch a lot of fingerprints if you don't keep your hands dry. Other than that though, the mouse works quite perfectly. Its very compact, works perfectly on Bluetooth, and has a pretty long battery life. (I still recommend turning the mouse off when you shutdown.)

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Louisville

    Got this to replace a piece of junk Microsoft scrollwheel mouse. The 360 scrolling action is great and much nicer to use. Feels a bit flat in my hand, but that doesn't really bother me. The only thing that can sometimes be annoying is when the side of my hand or finger brushes against the surface and causes an accidental scroll. If you're going to rest your hand on the mouse you have to keep it still and not wiggle or tap any fingers. So far I have not had any bluetooth connection problems with my iMac.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for general apps but bad for graphic apps!

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    For normal mousing in most applications like web surfing, email, iPhoto, word processing, etc., this mouse is great! In Safari or Firefox, you can just "flick it" and it quickly scrolls up and down multiple pages! No other mouse can do this! For my somewhat smaller male hands, it feels comfortable and looks fantastic. I use Apple's rechargeable batteries and they have lasted four months now on my new iMac. I do however, turn the mouse off when not in use. I also leave the Apple wireless keyboard turned on, as it automatically turns off the power when now in use. Battery life is great if used correctly.

    What I don't like about the Magic Mouse is how it works in design apps. For Illustrator, Photoshop, a sign program I use called FlexiSign, and most other graphic apps, it scrolls/moves/zooms too quickly, so you can be "lost" on screen. For these types of creative apps, I switch to a basic Logitech mouse with a normal wheel. It's too bad, but the Apple Magic Mouse is just not suitable for every use.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cool mouse, but not perfect

    • Written by from Eagle

    The overall function of this mouse is fantastic. The scrolling is smooth and it is really fun to use. It really shines when navigating around iTunes or iPhoto or any application that contains a large amount of files. On the down side, it does go through batteries. I went to using rechargeables, as even in casual use I was replacing alkalines about every other month. The other, and most annoying, problem is its tendency to lose connection for no reason. When it does, it usually takes several minutes to get it back, and during that time you're dead in the water. Despite the fact that it's power hungry and not entirely reliable, I would never go back to a traditional mouse. Hopefully future versions will solve these chief complaints.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looks, Bad for Gaming, Average for Photo editting

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this mouse recently.
    I must admit I love the way it feels in your palm if you are not a freak that feels cold in your hand.
    The surface has good sensitivity and the response is perfect.
    I would recommend it for daily usage - web browsing, maybe Aperture - Photoshop retouching not recommended.
    Although it's precise it may be uncomfortable for gaming or painting in Photoshop.
    It's slim and it takes little space in your bag without bloating it.
    I have other devices though I am constantly using this one.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Mouse

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    Nice thing to have when on a mac.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for scrolling and it's fun! ...but

    • Written by from Ocala

    I've been using this mouse for almost a month now and I have both good and bad things to say about it. First of all the concept of the mouse is fantastic! The touch screen top is unlike any other mouse out there and brings a new aspect to computing. Scrolling around 360 degree in documents is excellent. Although it is fun and ingenious, I feel like the quality of the mouse doesn't live up to the Apple standards that I have come to love. Every other product that I have bought from Apple has felt solid and well constructed and performed in the most optimum way I could imagine. Now the top part of this mouse is fine. It the bottom of it that bugs me. The silver plastic on the bottom just doesn't feel right and gives a cheap feeling to the mouse. Another concern and my biggest one at that, is the slidability™ of the mouse. I thought that this device was going to have a cadillac type luxury slide across my mousepad pre-judging by my previous experiences with Apple products. Instead the black rails on the bottom offer no such thing. The slide is far from luxurious. My old logitech mx518 offered a nicer slide. My last concern is the lack of middle mouse button support without third party applications. I'm sort of a purist in this area and try to use as little 3rd party apps as possible when dealing with hardware made by the same company as the computer/operating system. I think Apple should release a patch to fix it so we don't have to use MagicPrefs or something equivalent. Sometimes when working in Maya I will plug in my old mouse just because it's easier and faster to distinguish the 3 mouse buttons to navigate quickly around my objects. Even with these issues I still give this mouse 4 stars because it's just awesome. If they ever do release another version, a more luxurious sturdier version, I will be sure to buy it.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought this mouse a couple weeks ago, and at first, I hated it, because it was difficult to get used to, since it is smaller than most mouses out there. However, after using it for a while, I have fallen in love with it. It's very responsive, and incredibly customizable. I love the scrolling feature and the sleek design.

    The one drawback is that it uses AA batteries. As soon as Apple comes out with a rechargeable or USB version, I will switch immediately.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Convenient!!

    • Written by from Mount Pleasant

    When I bought Magic Mouse with my Macbook Pro, I was a little skeptical because when I last used a wireless mouse, it just didn't quite work properly. I was amazed when I turned on my mouse and it automatically synced with my computer and how fast it's response time was! And it does everything the commercial said it would do! I only gave the Magic Mouse a four star because it can't zoom like the Multi-track Pad that is built into the Macbook Pro or like what you can do on an iPod Touch or iPhone when you need to enlarge a picture. But all in all I am pleased in the performances of Magic Mouse! I primarily use a mouse for quick movements and ease of use when I am doing photo editing, Apple's Magic Mouse gives me the quick movements through it's light-weight body and it provides me with an ease of use through it's slim form. I highly recommend this mouse to all who love editing graphics (whether in motion pictures or still pictures).

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    3D Modelling and VFX (Maya2011 / After Effects CS5)

    • Written by from Armadale

    This mouse is simply amazing, lets be honest the most common reason this mouse appeals to people is its looks and I was almost turned off buying it due to the lack of 3rd Mouse Button.
    I'm a VFX Artist and do a lot of work in Autodesk Maya, 3Ds Max and Adobe After Effects. For those familiar with these programs know theres a lot demand for the 3rd Mouse Button and a lot of us in the field have been turned off the magic mouse for this exact reason. Well with a little research and determination I refused to settle and have a high priced MacPro with no such mouse to compliment it, well now I've found BetterTouchTool. It allows you to add gestures to your MagicMouse allowing for the 3rd Mouse Button and alot more.

    I hope this wins over a lot of buyers in the field of 3D and VFX for this mouse amazing and no one should miss out.

    6 of 6 people found this useful