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 OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or later.
Ratings & Reviews
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
5066 of 6169 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
Argh, so amazing, yet so unusable!
I LOVE the multitouch features of this mouse, they're really amazing, and I love how this thing looks. But it's such a pain to use . The tracking is just horrible. There is way too much friction when you drag it around, which makes it very hard to be precise. The surface they used which makes contact with your mousepad is way too big and the material they used is not smooth enough to allow the mouse to move around smoothly. The next problem is the shape of the mouse, again Apple sacrificed comfort for style. The mouse looks amazing, but using it really hurts your wrists because you have nothing to rest them on. I really hope Apple makes a new version of this mouse and fixes these issues because it's otherwise an amazing mouse. …
- Written by Ramzi A from Watertown
2315 of 3157 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
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
No problems at all. A great device.
I've used it for 6 months, since I got my iMac at work. It works great, easy to do fine detail work in PhotoShop and Illustrator. I use it every day and the batteries last 2 months. The secret to that is to buy name brand batteries. The off-brands last a week. …
- Written by Larry M from Pittsford
8 of 10 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Cameron S from Land O' Lakes
- Mar 12, 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
- Nov 30, 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
- Nov 30, 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 16, 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
- Apr 30, 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 9, 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 18, 2013
- Asked by Ankur S
- Sep 21, 2011