The magic is in the Multi-Touch.
The new Magic Mouse redefines what a mouse should do. In addition to its smooth, seamless top-shell design that acts as one button or two, Magic Mouse features a Multi-Touch surface with gesture support. Scroll vertically, horizontally and diagonally - a full 360 degrees - simply by touching anywhere on the top surface. With a greater surface area for scrolling, you can get around a long timeline in iMovie, through a lengthy web page in Safari or around a set of images in iPhoto more efficiently. You can also swipe through pages in Safari or photos in iPhoto with two fingers. It’s the most advanced Apple mouse ever made.
One or two. Left or right.
The seamless, one-button design of Magic Mouse makes it simple to use, right out of the box. But if you want the functionality of a two-button mouse, that’s easy, too. Just change the configuration in System Preferences. And the ambidextrous construction means Magic Mouse is great for lefties or righties.
Laser tracking engine.
Magic Mouse features a laser tracking engine that’s far more sensitive and responsive on more surfaces than traditional optical technology. That means it can track with precision on nearly every surface with no mouse pad required.
Magic Mouse works wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled Mac. When you combine it with the Apple Wireless Keyboard, the result is an untethered and uncluttered work space. Once you pair Magic Mouse with your Mac, you can enjoy a secure and reliable connection from up to 33 feet away.
What's in the Box?
- Magic Mouse
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later with Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0* or Mac OS X v10.6.1 or later with Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0
- A Bluetooth-enabled Macintosh computer
Ratings & Reviews
Worst. Mouse. Ever.
If you are going to buy an iMac, take my advice... get the trackpad, NOT the magic mouse...
For me, there is NO comfortable way If you are going to buy an iMac, take my advice... get the trackpad, NOT the magic mouse...
For me, there is NO comfortable way to hold this mouse and I have tried many different ways. It is not ergonomic in the slightest. The movement of the pointer on the screen is far from acceptable when using it.
The one thing I do like about it is the gesture support; very intuitive and useful, but you might as well get the trackpad which is more accurate, comfortable and (at the moment) features more gestures.
If you don't like the trackpad then I would suggest any other standard mouse. If you buy this there's a fair chance your fingers will be aching from the constant attempts to hold this mouse comfortably.
Steer clear and get the magic trackpad instead! …
- Written by Nicholas L from Sheffield
5172 of 5850 people found this useful
Battery life disappointment
I bought my Magic Mouse on 21st JUne 2011 and absolutely love it BUT am just about to change the batteries for the second time. I I bought my Magic Mouse on 21st JUne 2011 and absolutely love it BUT am just about to change the batteries for the second time. I am energy aware and turn off appliances when not in use.
I notice that battery life is not mentioned in the specification. Silly me, I just thought it would be superior to the other wireless mice on the market.
Come on Mac Wizards 5 weeks for two AA+ alkaline is really pathetic. …
- Written by Sonia R
1765 of 2999 people found this useful
The best mouse for macs
I looove my Magic Mouse. Its seamless scrolling and regal multi-touch gestures works like a charm. I was disappointed by the batte I looove my Magic Mouse. Its seamless scrolling and regal multi-touch gestures works like a charm. I was disappointed by the battery life, and it is prone to fail if you abuse it, but it is worth it all. It is quite simply the best mouse for the mac. …
- Written by Christian P from Copenhagen
2411 of 4305 people found this useful
nice to use...if it works
Just had my third magic mouse in a row fail on me. Always the same - starts disconnecting frequently until eventually won't connec Just had my third magic mouse in a row fail on me. Always the same - starts disconnecting frequently until eventually won't connect at all, then won't even stay on. I think there must be a weak electrical connection inside as it seems to be a power issue (and yes, I've tried changing the batteries). Next time I'll get a wired mouse. …
- Written by D J D from London
nice functionality, horrible mouse
This mouse has some nice features - the gesture support works well (except for the two finger side scrolling which I can't make my This mouse has some nice features - the gesture support works well (except for the two finger side scrolling which I can't make my hand do!) and the thoughtfulness of it working for left and right hand users. It performs well, and I have no issues with the responsiveness.
However, it a terrible mouse to use for any time because it's so uncomfortable. It's too narrow to grip comfortably with my fingers, and it's too low to grip with my palm. If you have small hands this might be a great mouse for you.
I wish Apple would realise that people have different size hands and make these in a range of sizes. …
- Written by Ian L from Norwich
Been using mine since 2009 with iMac. As a left hander I find it perfectly comfortable.
Have been using various mice since lat Been using mine since 2009 with iMac. As a left hander I find it perfectly comfortable.
Have been using various mice since late 90s and this is one of the best.
As for battery life, get NiMH 2000+ mAH rechargeables. I don't switch my mouse off and it's at least a couple of weeks between charges for general surfing and these batteries are now old. …
- Written by Daniel K from Purley