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
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 Apple has done it again! Simply put, this thing is amazing! Its unreal how elegant it looks on my desk, but what is trully remarkable, 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
6124 of 7632 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 I love that it is Bluetooth as well as its seamless compatibility with OSX Lion. The two finger swipe to switch between full screen apps is an awesome feature. Great scroll, no complaints! …
- Written by Eric L from Westmount
4244 of 4676 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 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
3707 of 4965 people found this useful
Pretty much the worst mouse Ive ever used
My work requires that I use their equipment, or I would throw this garbage out the window.
1) The extremely thin form of the mo My work requires that I use their equipment, or I would throw this garbage out the window.
1) The extremely thin form of the mouse means that my right wrist starts to hurt after prolonged use. After having for 3 months I try to touch it as little as possible. Good news though is my Vim-fu has increased considerably!
2) The click is very stiff. Im sure this is contributing to my wrist pain, as you have to put some finger oomph into the thing to make it click. Not just a little tap of the finger, your whole wrist has to contract, which if you have to do 500x a day can become very wearing. The tap to click is extremely sensitive, there is no middle ground. Simply resting your finger on the top of the mouse causes it to click on anything and everything.
3) The scroll is extremely sensitive. Since there is no scroll wheel, and instead uses the neutered built in track-pad, fine scroll control is nearly impossible, as it registers scroll events constantly when I move my finger the tiniest bit. This 'feature' cannot be changed in settings. Besides the physical pain using this mouse causes me, this is the most annoying 'feature,' as scroll control is nearly impossible.
4) In order to actually customize the functionality of the mouse, you must download a 3rd party controller called MagicPrefs. Without it the mouse is unusable.
If you're considering using this in a work environment, where you're going to be using the mouse all day every day for long periods, run, dont walk, away. Ive had to steal the $5 dell mouse from the unoccupied cube next to me so my hand doesnt cramp up every day. …
- Written by Sterling B from Santa Rosa
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For me it's ok unit.
Apple Farming user.
100% love with Apple touch pad on Macbook Air. I didn't have silk soft feeling from any other product then ap Apple Farming user.
100% love with Apple touch pad on Macbook Air. I didn't have silk soft feeling from any other product then apple.
Now i have iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook Air, Mac Mini therefore i have 5 apple tree, my dream is having iMac for finalize my Apple farming.
However sorry about the long story.
This mouse has pro and con, also this is very focus on my personally experience.
1. Multi touch
2. Touch respond
4. Quality of hardware
6. no no no driver and crazy setting
7. no ad's from driver or manufacture.
1. Size - too thin for me. (I am very use to with Razer Naga, it's very big and thick mouse)
2. Touch respond is ok but DPI is very low. (personally set Naga at 8000 DPI, my friend and family member having a hard time when they using my mouse, However use mouse at this rate for very long time i am so use to with this) - this will not cut down the star, because it's only personal reference.
3. Battery - Mouse drain battery power fast. When i use normal battery type it's nightmare. But it stay very long when i use high density cap battery. So expensive mouse must have expensive battery if you don't like replace them every 2 week. Normal battery personally i replace them every 2weeks but after having high density battery i replace them every 7weeks.
4. My friend was right. If i give them a choice of between Magic mouse and Magic touchpad which one you prefer more? 100 / 100 friend said "Magic Touchpad" why? because it's just better then Magic mouse. After having and using both mouse and touchpad, hmm i know why people willing to have extra Magic Touchpad.
not pro not con
1. Default Magic Mouse or Magic Touchpad apple control panel setting is great but if you have "JiTouch" app it will help you and give you more option with touch mouse and pad. I am using it about 6 month, it's very useful.
2. This is review is very focus on my personal experience.
Thank you so much reading long story. And sorry about the spell and sentence error. …
- Written by Ju Young K from Fullerton
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On the fence
Geek factor is through the roof. There's no doubt this mouse is cool. The bigger issue is getting through the day without feelin Geek factor is through the roof. There's no doubt this mouse is cool. The bigger issue is getting through the day without feeling like I put my hand into a blender. A nearby Logitech m705 is my "gotta get stuff done" mouse. …
- Written by Margarita F from San Diego
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does magic mouse work with the new Ipad?
- Asked by Cameron S from Land O' Lakes
- Mar 12, 2010
Apple better come up with one soon. For business/productivity use (ex. Spreadsheets) and for remote Apple better come up with one soon. For business/productivity use (ex. Spreadsheets) and for remote connect to a desktop a mouse would be great. Otherwise the iPad is great. The last missing link in making it a true business capable machine. …
- Answered by Steven B from Edmonton
- Aug 27, 2010
Does magic mouse right click?
- Asked by Janine S
- Feb 16, 2011
Yes. You can either hold down the Control Key and click on whatever you'd like to right-click...
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
how to change scroll direction
- Asked by Donna K
- Nov 4, 2011
I'm sure you've already figured this out by now, but go to System Preferences/ Mouse. At the top of I'm sure you've already figured this out by now, but go to System Preferences/ Mouse. At the top of the window is an option for natural direction (or something like that). Uncheck it. …
- Answered by Gregory M from Longmont
- Jan 13, 2012
for iMac should i use the track pad or magic mouse ?
- Asked by Eric T from Bonner Springs
- Mar 8, 2015
Does the Magic Mouse detect single/double clicks without sound clicking like mac book pro touchpad do?
- Asked by Matteo V
- Nov 3, 2009
Actually there is a way, there's a program called BetterTouch Tool which allows you to ssign the cli Actually there is a way, there's a program called BetterTouch Tool which allows you to ssign the clicking as 'Tap to click', so yes it is possible but only with this software …
- Answered by Daniel R from Melbourne
- Nov 2, 2014