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
4794 of 5085 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
5067 of 6170 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
3427 of 3621 people found this useful
I expected better
I like the features of this mouse - the touch controls are clever. But the highest speed setting is still not enough for a 27" iM ac. Also, the tracking is not fluid. Perhaps it would be better on a perfect surface, but I don't have a perfect surface. Also, the optical sensor that reads the movement is located very near the front of the mouse. I just couldn't really adapt to this after using so many mice with the sensor near the center - it really effects how you must move your hand around.
After about 10 days of use, I retrieved the cheapo Dell mouse from the PC that the iMac replaced. It works beautifully! …
- Written by Derrick M from Revere
This mouse doesn't connect consistently
There is a lot to lot love about this mouse if only it connected consistently. Just read the product review for those cool things, and they are all good except no point having all those cool things happening when the mouse cuts out too much. Or metaphorically, why build a cathedral on bad foundations?
Magic mouse’s beautiful minimalist architecture is let down by some bad engineering foundations. They are two fold. Firstly, the battery housing is poorly engineered meaning that any non apple batteries can cause cut outs of connection if dropped or collided with the wireless keyboard, which happens enough to warrant mention. Since investing in Apple’s rechargeable batteries to the tune of $NZ51, I am not convinced it helps the situation. I have added paper under the lid to make the batteries fit better, but that is the sort of inferior design neglect I expect from Apple’s ensuing competitors.
Secondly, and the more problematic flaw is the dropping of connection for "other reasons". Apparently they are to do with 2.4GHZ interference (DECT phones) and alike, but hey Apple, come on- didn't you know about this during all design stages?
As I write this review I am kinda using my magic mouse but I have to have a rubbish corded mouse as back up because I cannot trust the magic mouse in doing the job as it cuts out too much.That to me is a design 101 fail.
Its not all bad, when it works it is the best mouse ever - BUT Apple just have to make sure it works reliably.
Apple say “... Once you pair Magic Mouse with your Mac, you can enjoy a secure and reliable connection from up to 33 feet away.”
Until Apple address these issues I can’t recommend it. …
- Written by Paul B from Wellington
2 of 2 people found this useful
It is very heavy and causes you get serious carpal tunnel, it moves very very slow even on the fastest setting and you have to run your poor hand all over the table... Very disappointed, expected much better from Apple! …
- Written by Renee Marie C from Astoria
1 of 3 people found this useful
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
- 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
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 Alexandra R from Pickering
- Apr 25, 2011
Yes. Go to System Preferences>Mouse>More Gestures. Make sure the box is checked saying "Mission Cont rol"... Then just double tap with two fingers. …
- Answered by Jesika N from Bothell
- May 1, 2013
Purchased Magic Mouse-love sleek design, but can't double click on desktop icon to open -I have to click on the icon then OPEN from drop down menu. ??
- Asked by Shelley H from Paicines
- May 10, 2013
Go to system preferences, mouse and check your setting for double-click. You probably have it set at maximum or 100%. Reduce your setting to about three bars from the right. Your icon should now open when you double click. …
- Answered by Ernestine H
- May 19, 2013
- Asked by Ankur S
- Sep 21, 2011