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 mousepad 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 workspace. 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
- *Momentum scrolling supported only on Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
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 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
4807 of 5117 people found this useful
Coolest mouse I have ever owned!
Apple has done it again! Simply put, this thing is amazing! Its unreal how elegant it looks on my desk, but what is trully remarka ble, is just how intuitive it really is. The MT serface is so sensitive, it reacts so fluidly, you would almost think it is a true extension of you. …
- Written by Matthew S from canton
5098 of 6213 people found this useful
I love that it is Bluetooth as well as its seamless compatibility with OSX Lion. The two finger swipe to switch between full scree n apps is an awesome feature. Great scroll, no complaints! …
- Written by Eric L from Westmount
3464 of 3667 people found this useful
Better for desktops.
This mouse is pretty awesome, I haven't had any trouble with it really, but for a company that prides itself on good design, this has a catch or two.
I see other reviewers have complained about the comfort, and I agree with that. I also saw someone say something about getting rid of the mouse mat, and indeed this is also true from experience. I find that a solid plain wooden desk or table works best, doesn't seem to leave scratches or anything. That said, if you have any Macbook, I wouldn't bother buying this. If you're on the go and rarely sitting at a proper table or desk (me), you will probably grow to hate it quickly. It's impossible to find good surfaces to use, and pert near impossible to 'palm' this mouse-- move it by squeezing your palm around the edges and picking it up. That's a comfort issue as well. If I were to buy an iMac, yes, I would love to have it. And I would recommend it. But it's also true that Apple's trackpads are without equal, they are just not quite good enough for gaming. It just seems a tad redundant to have a Magic Trackpad alongside a Macbook.
I would recommend Logitech's M570 wireless trackball to pair with the Macbook, they are wonderful! But as Macbooks only have TWO USB PORTS, it's something of a pain if you leave the receiver in at all times. And it smacks of dirty pool, basically goading people into using bluetooth for distance interfacing, mice and keyboards which have poorer battery life and signal strength than standard 2.4ghz wireless. Just awful. Is it really so much to ask for just ONE more USB in Macbooks??
Apple, you guys are awesome, but sometimes "forward thinking" does not do a lick of good for the here and now! …
- Written by Ryan S from Racine
I loved the idea of a bluetooth mouse with a recharging pad - but what a disappointment. It constantly loses its connection with the iMac - so frustrating! …
- Written by Valerie P from Worcester
This is a great mouse. Less moving parts than other mouses means the scroll wheel won't break down. The Bluetooth is handy as well , although you'll run through the batteries.
Make sure to have a good surface to use it on, otherwise tracking performance might suffer. …
- Written by Jeffrey B from Hopkins
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Cameron S from Land O' Lakes
- Mar 13, 2010
The iPad was not designed for, and is probably never going to support, mouse control.
As an iPad developer, I can tell you that everything in iPad is completely built around touch control.
Therefore, I think it is extremely unlikely that a mouse pointer will ever be supported. The only way that would happen would for specific Apps that could use a connected mouse - like drawing or other productivity applications, but never for the operating system or for the majority of Apps.
I personally believe it is far more likely that some next generation iPad will support special styluses to use on the touch screen, to accomodate more accuracy and perhaps even pressure control. …
- Answered by Stephan V
- Jan 26, 2011
Yes. You can either hold down the Control Key and click on whatever you'd like to right-click...
Go to System Preferences --> Mouse --> Enable Secondary Click …
- Answered by Conor J
- Dec 17, 2011
- Asked by David M from Kingston
- Dec 1, 2009
Since the Magic Mouse knows when it is inactive and automatically reverts to a sort of "stand-by"mod e , it conserves battery life and is, by Apple's standards, supposed to last 4 months like that. Your answer is no; although if your a paranoid-battery-life preserver like I am, I'd shut mine off every time:D …
- Answered by Ashley M from Las Vegas
- Dec 1, 2009
- Asked by William N from Shelton
- Feb 27, 2012
How well does the Magic Mouse work for VFX work (like with Motion or AE)? I want a good mouse, but don't know if this has the precision I want.
- Asked by Andrew N from Carrboro
- May 5, 2012
- Asked by Galadriel W from Nakusp
- Jan 15, 2012
I LOVE my iMac, the mouse as a whole is fantastic and compliments the OS completely, great for Photoshop, working, reading and browsing, but that's not the question.
Minecraft? it's horrible, its constantly swapping items without you realising, as you side swipe to switch instead of scroll, that's the only issue, but its very frustrating.
I'm a BIG Minecraft player and a big mac user, but i'd recommend a gaming mouse …
- Answered by Steven R from Perth
- Apr 13, 2012