• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good technology, but...

    • Written by from Upper Arlington

    ...you need to download extra applications to fully utilize that technology. The Magic Mouse only comes with a couple of mostly inconsequential gestures, but downloading that extra application (BetterTouchTool is what Micro Center recommended for me) will allow you to use the Magic Mouse's Multi-Touch technology to the fullest extent. For instance, a three-finger swipe downwards on the mouse now pulls up the Exposé for me (you won't be able to fit four fingers onto it if you were looking for a direct analogue to the trackpad gestures). While the Magic Mouse is certainly not ergonomic (at this point, my thumb, the tips of my ring and pinky fingers anchor while my index and middle fingers do the clicking...meaning very little of my hand actually touches the Magic Mouse), I doubt the Magic Mouse was designed with it in mind (Logitech certainly is better in the ergonomics department). It's supposed to be very sleek, and that combined with the Multi-Touch technology makes for a worthwhile Bluetooth mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's an idea, how's about something other then White!

    • Written by from herndon

    I actually bought this mouse because of the weight, I was looking for a heavy wireless mouse. The smooth surface is nice for making finger motions to control zooms and scrolling, the locations for right and left click are spot on, I never get the wrong one without a physical button. After you have it paired, make sure you check for software updates, and install the wireless mouse 1.0 software/drivers so you can get the added features mentioned... It tends to scrape against the desk I'm using it on, so I've been putting a book underneath it till I dig up a mouse pad... Power button on the bottom isn’t that big a deal, I’ve yet to have it snag on anything... if your putting it on a soft mouse pad I could see it being a problem (but it’s pretty obvious that’s a bad idea).

    After about 18 hours of use (over 2 days) the battery life is 93%... so take that for what it’s worth, also keep in mind that most wireless mice eat batteries, it’s the nature of the beast, however I can already tell it’s going to be a far cry short from what it says in the Q&A If your looking for an upgrade from the stock mouse Apple ships with it computers, It’s a vast improvement... I really like the smooth plastic surface. It’s easy to clean, which is my main issue with Apples white keyboards. If you like 5 button mice, this mouse isn’t for you, I think the scroll works as well as anything else with a physical scroll wheel...

    Is it worth $69? Maybe if it came in black.. but seriously, we all have a different idea of what 69 dollars is worth, so go to the store and try it before you buy it. I like it, but that’s me... really wish it came in a color other then white.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great mouse

    • Written by from LAS VEGAS

    great mouse, the best of its kind but only thing i dont like about it is that it goes through batteries like nothing. maybe apple should of made it with a dock and rechargeable batteries

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Unique Mouse l!!>

    • Written by from VANCOUVER

    This mouse is surely like magic , it has multi - touch on a single mouse .
    It's lighter than the old wireless mighty mouse.
    It's worth the 70$ . It just gets a lot of scratches.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse is Magical, but at times a nuisance.

    • Written by from Louisville

    Nearly three months now I have been using this mouse. I am very pleased with the overall function and feel of the mouse. The accuracy as expected is precise. The function of the multi-touch surface is stunning and not easily explained. I recommend actually experiencing it yourself. I am very pleased with the mouse and would highly recommend it to others.

    While the mouse is truly a great addition and useful tool, there are a few issues. Shortly after using the mouse I found my 24 inch iMac began to act oddly. My usual routine is to place the mac in sleep mode and turn the mouse off. This actually caused minor headaches, where the mac would not wake from sleep. This was resolved by keeping a wired mouse connected at all times. The other nuisance I have with this mouse is the "hit and miss" bluetooth connection. About 20% of the time I have to take extra steps to have the mouse connect to the iMac when waking from sleep. Even with these minor issues I still am very pleased with the mouse and it's features.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse, but eats your cheese.

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I absolutely love this mouse but it eats batteries like there's no tomorrow. After 2 1/2 weeks it chewed thru the Energizer batteries it came with. I've replace them already, hopefully it will go on a diet. Otherwise it will be an expensive mouse to keep up. Design and usability gets a 10+.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good; could be better

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Well, overall, it's a good mouse. The multi-touch is awesome; it's very responsive and effective when scrolling long webpages. The design is great, and the bluetooth connection works flawlessly with my macbook.

    Cons: the plastic top gets scratched really easily. One day of normal use made quite a bit of small scratches. A week's use made some deep scratches, unremovable by a cleaning cloth; it's not the end of the world, but be aware. Also, the tracking is not as smooth as I'd like, and it doesn't work on glass.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it... Simplicity is the ultimate Master...

    • Written by from Seattle

    I got this mouse and I am already in love with it..

    Things I love about this Mouse..
    - Its totally wire lessa and dongle less... Meaning a USB slot is free
    - Sleek, slim and light weight...
    - Detects Right click..
    - Can swipe and scroll..

    Things that would have been added..
    - Glowing apple icon
    - Anti fingerprint surface..

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over Function?

    • Written by from Stratford

    Recently purchased this elegant mouse. I am smitten by the look of it. Took a bit of getting used to after Mighty Mouse's smooth curves. With the Mighty Mouse, you could cup your hand around it and rest it somewhat. Not much to hold with the Magic Mouse. No soft edges here. It's a slim and slender supermodel. But the Multi-Touch capability is great! Wireless range is excellent! Responsiveness is excellent! My only other concern in terms of design are the runners on the bottom of the Magic Mouse, which look as though over time, will wear down and make contact with the On/Off toggle switch. I've had the mouse for a few days and they already show signs of wear. Otherwise, this is a great mouse!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Rocks But Battery Sucs

    • Written by from Williamsville

    Ok, this mouse rocks but the battery Sucs. Mine ran out after a month of owning the mouse. Not green Apple, not green!!! Not sure how else they would have done it but maybe some battery that would last longer and could recharge somehow via USB or wireless or something.

    I also need to tweak the sensitivity, mine is way too sensitive and it annoys they heck out of me that I sometimes switch to my good old Apple USB mouse but I hate the scroll ball on this, works one way only - scrolling up.

    PS: why can't i type in sucs with the right spelling

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    2 weeks of use and I love it!

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I have to say this is a great mouse.

    I really wanted a device that would allow me to manipulate my desktop environment without having to use a keyboard. When I originally bought the mouse I thought that because it was multi-touch it would work perfectly. Well, the apple mouse options (as far as gestures go) is a bit limited. After doing some research I found some software called BetterTouchTool, and that was EXACTLY what this mouse needed!

    Now I can manipulate anything in my GUI without using the keyboard. VERY cool!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse with one minor exception

    • Written by from San Leandro

    I love the design and the features it has but I miss having the ability to access Expose by depressing both sides. It made it so much easier when working multiple programs at one time. I now have to click the Expose button each time I want to see all my open windows. Overall though a great product. I will give 5-stars when you can include Expose in there somehow.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely piece of work

    • Written by from Brattleboro

    If you felt burned by the Wireless Mighty Mouse, give the Magic Mouse a try. It's a much better product. Better design, more functional, higher quality, and more reliable.

    I miss having a middle-click, and I wish it supported all of the same multi-touch gestures that the laptop touchpads do, but other than that those small quibbles I find it to be the perfect mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i like this new mouse

    • Written by from Big Sky

    My mac mini connected right away, but I couldn't get the special features of the mouse to work... The directions that came with it were fairly vague. I went to the Apple website, and easily found a download for the new driver information. After this easy download, my mouse worked wonders. I love the new scrolling, just picks up what ever my finger does on the mouse. I do miss the side buttons from the old mighty mouse.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... BUT

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Over all I really like this new Apple house... the touch area on top is outstanding!! BUT it does take some getting used to. I never realized how much my hand/fingers move on the mouse until web pages start going "back" and how much I move my fingers on a Google Map and the mouse zooms in and zooms out. So, if you decided to get this mouse just be patient and it will work out. After about a week I'm almost there.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is set for a great future...

    • Written by from La Valle

    OK... this mouse is NOT perfect. First, the negatives...

    1. It does not support "expose" and/or have those side buttons like the mighty mouse did. I don't think it would take much for Apple to include those side buttons and it would add a whole lot more usefulness to the mouse.

    2. It is a bit small so, if you have large hands, you may find it understandably awkward.

    3. The Software is very limiting. There is little flexibility as to what you can do with the mouse.

    Now, the positives...

    1. Scrolling is a joy!!! It takes a bit getting used to but it is a joy.

    2. The "swiping" motion works quite well.

    3. Left and right clicks work wonderfully.

    Overall, this is a great mouse. I am withholding 5 stars due to its' limited functionality, lack of side buttons or a center button. It is good though. For what it is, it works well and is a significant improvement over the Mighty Mouse. No more dirty scroll ball!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome... but missing the side buttons

    • Written by from Nashville

    i love the mouse but was disappointed to find there are no more side click buttons to open up expose.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Job!

    • Written by from Frederick

    Mouse is very good thus far! I only subtract one star due to the REALLY low profile, it takes a little getting used to.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I just got my first MacBook Pro and as much as I love the track pad on my laptop, I'm lost without a mouse. So I purchased a Magic Mouse. This thing is great, all the different gestures you can do, it works 10 ft away if I want it to, I really enjoy this product. The only issue I have with it is the battery cover on the bottom seems cheap. It's loose all the time, and I can tell it might need replacing fairly soon just because it doesn't seem to fit tight enough. But that's the only issue I have. Another great product from Apple. But it's time to give us a price break on your products though, you've made enough, we will always buy your products, just hook us up with some private discount codes or something. I think it's the least you can do.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's a little touchy...

    • Written by from El Segundo

    The mouse works okay...I really wanted a simple mouse that is wireless...
    I turned off all the gestures because all I really do is go up and down safari browser pages...

    When you are in Google earth and other applications, it starts zooming. I've concluded that my other finger is moving a bit on the mouse activating some of the gestures when I don't want them (so this is a bit frustrating).

    As others said, the battery life is not that good...but I have a bunch of Enteloop AA (white) rechargeable batteries on hand which I probably change about 1 time per month.

    Nice design of a mouse...I have 3-4 of them for my other computers and have not had any failures yet (unlike other reviewers)...and my kids have dropped it on the ground a few times already too.

    4 of 5 people found this useful