• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the mighty mouse

    • Written by from Växjö

    After a slight getting used to period I rather liked the feel and usability of it. The touchpad works pretty smoothly, and the mouse itself is pretty responsive and simple. Just one problem though, it lacks my favorite feature from the mighty mouse, the exposé option. I can't imagine why apple would choose to leave this feature out of the next generation mouse. The convenient side buttons are gone and there's nothing replacing them. The lack of options for this mouse is a bit of a letdown, there's not many options in assigning commands to the buttons. You'd think that a multi-touch surface would allow for a lot of options, but that is not the case. I'm picking mighty over magic any day.

    31 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from Ålesund

    Beautiful to look at of course, and the swipe-to-scroll functionality is really great when browsing the web.

    Unfortunately, having a touch sensitive surface makes it very hard to use the mouse when in Photoshop, Illustrator and even Excel spreadsheets. I keep accidentally swiping/scrolling left, right, up, down and get completely lost. This makes it really annoying to use when using power-tools where accidental scrolling can lead to chaos!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But Not Magic

    • Written by from Murrieta

    I've had a new 21.5" iMac and this new mouse that came with it for about 2 weeks now. It's a decent mouse and the touch feature is nifty, but the overall feel isn't all that great. It's kind of heavy and the shape, as cool as it looks, isn't as ergonomic as other mouses I've used in the past and use now at work (Logitech something).

    After trying out the Magic Trackpad that a colleague has and at an Apple store, I ordered one to replace the Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse isn't bad but I've never been a mouse guy to begin with. I had been using Kensington trackballs for many years and only used a mouse if I had no choice in the office.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for everything but... work.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I love this low-profile mouse. It's great for play, but not for design work. In page layout programs, the slightest touch to the mouse causes the document to fly uncontrollably from left to right and back again. Frustrating to say the least. Although the problem can be controlled through preferences, it's not a great solution for multi-taskers. A third party preference app is available to address the problem is not use friendly. Guess I have to plug in my wired mouse to work in InDesign. Apple, please address this.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The Laser Engine tracking is no good

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I'm looking into getting a new computer with this mouse, and have tried them at multiple apple stores. This device is fine if you have a small screen and a lot of patience, but otherwise it is just no good. i found myself sliding this mouse at least six inches and picking it up and sliding it another six inches and i was still only three fourths of the way across the screen. The product information states quite clearly that it's "far more sensitive and responsive," but its not. I'm just going to stick to a standard wireless optical mouse

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Positives and Negatives

    • Written by from Oceanside

    If you are looking for a mouse to work with music programs like Logic, Protools and the many others out there then this will work for you. This is the only reason I bought this mouse. The benefit of this is the scrolling feature and works well if you have a large area to cover from left to right or you have 2 or more monitors. The movement is a little slow and seems to stick or lag when using it for normal use. The one finger up/down scrolling is a little sensitive so it will take some getting use to. I gave it 3 because I don't think it was tested fully unless it's just an Intel Mac issue but I'm sure if an update comes out for this mouse these minor issues will be addressed and this mouse will be more than worth it.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyday use only.

    • Written by from Miami

    I have found this mouse very very cool for everyday use, yet for work is a real pain. I am an animator / designer, and the software that I work on use the scroll for zooming in/out... well is really hard not to accidentally scroll with this mouse. I have to force myself to keep my fingers off the mouse to avoid scrolling. It's a real pain. Not to mention that the simply doesn't work for my 3D package, Maya. Other than for that, I find the mouse very nice.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts my hand

    • Written by from richmond

    this is a cool mouse until you have to use it for a long time i find my hand cramping from arching my fingers to keep from scrolling

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit laggy

    • Written by from Noida

    the mouse works fine..nice scrolling lighter than other bluetooth mouse around
    everything works apart from teh act its a bit laggy.If you are in habit to use a fast mouse this is not for you.i am going to return this

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it worth it?

    • Written by from Tyler

    Yeah, it is like using my iphone. I had a mighty mouse and the scroll button went out so you’ll never need to replace another mouse. Wish the tracking wasn’t so limited, though. Tried adjusting it in preferences but it needs an update. Other than that it is just like the name implies M-A-G-I-C!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a trackpad instead. Loses connection and less tracking speed

    • Written by from DuPont

    I would have to pick up my mouse when tracking across screen. Sometime I would just lose a bluetooth connection which I would have to wait a minute shaking my mouse to wake up.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cheboygan

    I am really impressed with the fluidity of the mouse and think that it was a good idea to implement touch sensitivity into a mouse. It feels natural for me since i'm used to using my iPhone or iPod touch. I am very disappointed that the implementation of Exposé did not make it into this mouse itself though. i'm so used to using the trackpad on my Macbook it is strange not being able to do a gesture on the mouse to view all my windows or just the desktop. there are programs that allow you to change this and enable Exposé somehow but i have not tried this. I believe that it should come standard. I wish i had gotten a Mighty Mouse.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the feel but...

    • Written by from Yuma

    It eats batteries sooo fast. I've just gone back to using my old apple mighty mouse wired mouse. I like the feel and functionality of this new one better, but I'm tired of having to put new batteries in it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new mouse but...........

    • Written by from Tampa

    ........ I miss the squeeze function on the previous design. Having to reach for the keyboard is a real pain.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a gaming mouse!

    • Written by from Northport

    I am a gamer and I am buying StarCraft 2 and I am switching to the Razer Mamba gaming mouse... because this mouse doesn't have scroll click and it cannot press both buttons at once... It also has horrible movement. I can place it on a soft pad and it goes really slow and then a smooth reflective surface and it goes faster and it doesn't do well at all... for speed. Gamers... Do Not Buy! I didn't buy it, but it came with my iMac...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but irritating

    • Written by from BURLINGTON

    Aesthetically I love this thing, and it felt good to use - notice the past tense. It ate batteries - in three months it used 4 pair of batteries. AND the scrolling it does by itself was a pain, but O.K...and I put up with it. BUT when, at battery life of 100% to 60%, it began to disconnect itself every 5 min. or so of use, I just couldn't put up with it any more, so I plugged in my Microsoft Intellimouse 3 that I love, and away we went. I use the MS mouse at work and home now, and the Intellimouse 3 is the only way to go for any other mouse. I am going to talk to Apple about a replacement for my Magic Mouse if I get around to it, but it was very fragile - it would disconnect for either no reason, or for a slight bump - and I am very very careful with all my peripherals and electronics.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    • Written by from Honolulu

    At first I highly disliked the whole touch and feel of the mouse - it felt much too smooth and my fingers wouldn't slide as swiftly, and well, as smoothly as I would have liked. However after a few days of use, as disgusting as it may sound the mouse has been coated by a thin layer of oil produced by my hands so my finger movements are much less jerky and erratic than before. Scrolling has been a fine experience so far, though occasionally it does get a bit abrupt.

    Like many others, I felt that this mouse - even at it's highest tracking speed - was extremely slow. I ended up downloading MagicPrefs but even with that at it's fastest, it still felt lagging. The pin-point accuracy thingy of the mouse is okay. Sure all's well when I'm moving the mouse quickly but when I slow down to click a button, it almost feels as if the cursor and the button are repelling eachother. It takes extra effort to get that cursor half a millimeter to it's destination.

    I've had a few problems about just clicking in general. When I click a 'x' on a tab, it doesn't seem to register so I have to move the mouse a bit before being able to exit something. It's possible that this is the programs fault but I doubt it. Right clicking has procured the same problems numerous of times. I'll be right clicking at least 5 times with no success, move the mouse a bit, right click a bit more and then ALAS. Gosh.

    The battery life, though, I found was respectable. I've been using it for nearly a week now but it's still in the 90's. I turn it off just before I put my Pro to sleep (which is several times a day) so that's undoubtably helping. Doubt I'll get through a month without changing it, however.

    I purchased this mouse upon appearance. My mother bought a wireless Logitech the same day I got this and that thing is much more better than this; however it looks ugly and that just won't do. The price of this mouse is also bit out there for it's performance. I would have expected it to be $50-$59ish.

    Overall I've found my experience in owning a Magic Mouse an okay one. It's functions are wonderful, but also quite lacking like it's still in it's awkward adolescence. It has the ability to become superb after a bit of growing up to do.

    On the lighter note, it's made my life a bit easier in the sense that I'm rest assured that I don't have to dirty up my touch pad. Just the mouse.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected more

    • Written by from Haddonfield

    Nice design, love the multi touch surface, but... I miss the side buttons that makes switching from one application to another a must have. The sensibility of the 360º scrolling makes working on desktop publishing really hard, it moves the page unwillingly. And last but not least, can't access the Dashboard with a single click.
    Works wonders for web surfing! Not good for graphics

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapponting Battery Life

    • Written by from Anderson

    Functionally, the magic mouse performs well. The scroll feature (slowly dragging your finger up or down the surface) is not quite as precise as a roller, but other than that it works great. My only complaint is the short battery life. Even after religiously turning off the mouse manually after every use, the batteries hardly go 2 months. I switched back to my Microsoft (I know, bad word) bluetooth mouse which lasts over 6 months on two small AAA batteries.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    LIke the mouse BUT...

    • Written by from Newport News

    I think the sleds on the bottom of the mouse have way to much surface. i think these sleds should only make contact in 4 corners. not all the way down each side of it. this makes it very hard to use on some surfaces. a lot of drag. the tracking of this mouse feels a bit awkward as well. after getting used to this mouse its great. i love the multi touch support and the touch surface on the mouse. that is just great. but i think this mouse just has to much drag. the friction sleds on the bottom need less surface area in my opinion.

    10 of 14 people found this useful