• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine and great, but VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

    • Written by from Toronto

    This mouse works great. I have no problems with finger motions and connections. However this mouse is really flat, that means your wrist and hand will be very uncomfortable. The design itself is really simple and cool-looking, but in real-life, you're gonna have a problem with this. I wish the down part of the mouse was a bit more like ball-shaped at least. I wish Apple would make new mouse to improve the comfortability.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    As far as maneuvering around a desktop - great. Less than great is the way this device gobbles up batteries - about every two weeks two more AAs. Also takes a while for the bluetooth to kick in.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for user, bad for designer

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    Slick mouse. Works great for stock apps and the scrolling is cool. But, way to sensitive for Indesign. The page would scroll left/right/up/down at random. Difficult to do layouts when the page would scroll off to the side.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Concept, But Room For Improvement

    • Written by from Baarn

    After I heard about this mouse on the RSS feed, I read the information on the web site. Since I took their advertisement for gestures as a similarity to the portable trackpads, I went to the Apple Store and tested it on one of their presentation machines.

    Unfortunately I got quite disappointed as the new gestures feature merely replaces the scroll ball of the mighty mouse rather than be able to touch-click. Therefore, this mouse is roughly the same as the mighty mouse with one less moving part in it.

    If they put the actual gesture possibilities into it like the portable trackpads have, I'd buy one.

    36 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse could be better

    • Written by from northglenn

    the touch surface is not calibrated well. it is too sensitve and will swipe to another page when you just touch the surface without a swipe. And it eats batteries, I have rechargeable batteries and have to change them out every week. It is an awesome device when there are not touch surface errors. I watched the video, I know the functions, hopefully it is just a calibration issue, I cannot give it 5 stars. 3 stars is very accurate at best, Its great but it has its flaws

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    its cool but...

    • Written by from fort myers

    It looses connection from the computer so much! and sometimes it takes 10 minutes to connect! but it is a cool mouse but needs improvement.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    battery life

    • Written by from nashville

    Amazing design. It has a sleek feel to it, as well as many other apple products. My problem was that I had to constantly change batteries. Whether they were rechargeable or regular batteries, the mouse connection would die in less than 2 months. Somewhat disappointed, but still a great improvement compared to older versions.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    almost amazing

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    this mouse defiantly goes leaps and bounds beyond the other mice that mac has came out with ( the one with the little ball in the middle–not great). my only problem is that i have to change the battery so much. i think this mouse would be perfect is there was a rechargeable hub or came with a usb option.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse, extremely poor battery performance

    • Written by from Reisterstown

    The title says it all. My battery last about a week, and I'm using the Apple rechargeable batteries. I've used optical mouses on other laptops that easily last 10x longer than this mouse.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but flawed

    • Written by from Murrieta

    I love they way you scroll with it and I find it to feel comfortable. sometimes the clicking goes whack and it takes every click as a right click which can be annoying. I hate that it requires batteries because i keep having to recharge mine and somehow my mouse just broke and won't turn on. anything wireless should have built in battery that can be charged with a chord. If it had that it would be perfect but its not much use since mine is just broken now.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept but needs work

    • Written by from Lehi

    The look is awesome, the idea is awesome, but the usability is lacking. I've been using this mouse for a year, and there's a few things that really ought to be fixed. For starters, it can lose connection with your computer with the slightest bump, and I mean the slightest (like when you reach for the mouse and touch it). And it happens to my friend's who also use them. Then there's times where it won't connect to my computer for a few hours, then randomly will again.

    Using it with Adobe software, the finger swipe scroll works half the time.

    Using it on Google Maps is a nightmare (be prepared to get frustrated).

    So all in all, the bluetooth capabilities are poor and using it on Adobe products or Web Apps produces inconsistent results. But it LOOKS nice and the idea is even better. 3 stars

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry not long enough !!!

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    I bought this Magic Mouse on Jan 16 and today Feb 18, I got my first low battery warning. In checking system prefs., I was left at 20 percent reserve.
    Only 1 month for batteries ??? I will report again, when it ceases to function.

    Question: Do I need to turn the switch off every night in order to save power even though I am on SLEEP every night ???

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but it drains battery like nothing else

    • Written by from Montreal

    The mouse works great and it's really comfortable to use but it drains the battery ultra fast!! I need to replace it every two weeks. Insane.

    THIS CAN'T BE GOOD TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Buena Park

    I love the touch scrolling of this mouse..really a great Idea and it works really great, the tracking is awesome. However, the feeling of the mouse in my hand was pretty lame...the mouse is so non ergonomic its not funny, feels really flat. The mighty mouse was more ergonomic than this mouse. This mouse feels very uncomfortable to use. Would I buy it..nah I'd pass, there will be more comfortable options out by other manufactures soon enough. Oh well.

    34 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than I expected

    • Written by from Orem

    Pleasing look and feel, and good idea, and slick design as most of Apple hardware. The main complaint I had is short battery life. I use this mouse at work for development and had to replace batteries almost every two weeks.
    The bottom line, if you are for look, it is a good mouse. If you need to work and heavy use, for that price, there are a few equally good if not better options with less hassle, longer battery life, lighter, etc... Do research and try out a few for your particular use before you pay for this.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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

    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

    Just a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

    • Written by

    When I first heard that Apple made the move to eliminate, the scroll ball, I thought it was a great idea. The scroll ball constantly got dirty, and the scrolling would cease to function. So you had to be constantly cleaning the thing, which was annoying. Not to mention the high price tag that Apple put on the things, despite the fact that other brands were cheaper, and of higher quality. So when I learned that the functioning parts were sealed off to outside elements, and that the entire thing functioned with light, I thought it was a brilliant idea, and finally gave in and bought one. But when I set it up, I came to the shocking realization that there is no scroll ball button, or side buttons. Apple just entirely eliminated them. I mean, I know they were not the most popular, and widely used feature, but there were some "power users" who did use all the features. So to just entirely eliminate them, without offering an alternative, seems really stupid. I was about to take mine back, until I learned about a 3rd party app, call MagicPrefs, that fills the voids Apple left, and allows you fully utilize the Magic Mouse's technology. If Apple was smart it would follow the example of this software, but only God knows, what sort of pathetic company politics, undermine some of the decisions made at Apple. If you buy a Magic Mouse, then it is absolutely essential that you download, and install this software. You will get the most of your Magic Mouse. Magicprefs.com, it's free too!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse-Terrible Build Quality

    • Written by from TUMWATER

    I have had my iMac May 2011 version with the magic mouse since it came out. I love the mouse. Only problem is I have been scotch taping the cover on since almost four months after I bought the thing. I call Applecare one time about another issue and the tech and I were BSing for lack of a better term. I mentioned that to him about having to tape the cover on the back of the magic mouse, and he replied oh I have been doing that here for months as well. Do I need to say more. Obviously they need to pay the Chinese a tad more to actually build a cover that once the little slide gets worn in the slightest still works.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the idea, but ....

    • Written by from San Diego

    This is my first Mac and I am truly enjoying it. I like the ways that the magic mouse works (two finger navigation, scrolling, etc.). However the battery life is dismal. I find it amazing that i have to replace the batteries at least three times a month. I try to remember to turn the mouse off when the computer is not in use, but find it frustrating at how long it takes to reconnect to the computer when turned back on. Couldn't Apple have created some kind of dock to put the mouse in to charge while not using ? Also, the battery door feels flimsy. I'm always afraid I'm going to bend the thin metal when I replace the batteries. I haven't noticed this in any other reviews, but the mouse 'feet' feel scratchy to me and the mouse seems to stick at times when I move it. I've experienced this on several different surfaces. If there is any kind of dust or residue (heaven forbid!) on my desk, the mouse sounds scratchy as well.

    20 of 27 people found this useful