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
- * Momentum scrolling supported only on OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or later.
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
4795 of 5087 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 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
1616 of 2792 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 ry 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
2285 of 4134 people found this useful
Sure it looks sleek and is nice to use but its biggest flaw is the consumption of AA batteries which are gobbled up way too fast! The mouse likes to randomly disconnect too, depending on the type of batteries used. Why can't it just have a built-in rechargeable battery like the iPhone?? …
- Written by Jonni F from Bolton
8 of 12 people found this useful
Style over substance
* Having to lift my left finger away from the left button in order to right-click is incredibly irritating when I've been accustomed to the 'normal' pattern of using mice for around 18 years. i.e. left-click/right-click at your leisure, regardless of whether either finger is in contact with the button area.
* Battery life isn't fantastic, I got roughly 12 hours per week out of it before needing a recharge.
* If you require precision, this mouse is not for you. It's sluggish and unpredictable.
* From an ergonomic perspective, I personally found it uncomfortable to use through my working day. The hand should be relaxed when using a mouse, not gripping it in an awkward fashion.
* Looks pretty.
* 360 scrolling is nice to use (although if that floats your boat, you may as well opt for the Magic Trackpad instead).
Bottom line: I trialled my Magic Mouse for at least three months, and ended up switching to a bog-standard wired mouse out of sheer frustration. My Magic Mouse now serves as a pretty paperweight. …
- Written by Paul B from Huddersfield
3 of 4 people found this useful
Great Mouse, Works Very Well
After reading a lot of the reviews here I'm very confused frankly ...
I bought mine 3 weeks ago to go with my MacBook Pro. I'm a HEAVY user and with the supplied batteries I still have 93% power left in them and they are NOT high capacity batteries, just a set of standard Enegizer jobbies. I have a fistful of very high 2400ma ones that I'm going to start using with this and they should last for months on end.
I have several small Logitech wireless mice that I use with my PC and they EAT batteries in comparison to the MagicMouse.
I have only noticed the mouse disconnect twice in all the time I've been using it so no complaints there either.
In short I love it, it's VERY functional and works EXACTLY as described …
- Written by James G from Frome
12 of 12 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Cameron S from Land O' Lakes
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
- Asked by David M from Kingston
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
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
- Asked by Alexandra R from Pickering
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
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
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
- Asked by Ankur S