• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't for me.

    • Written by from Bynum

    Did not like the form factor at all, too shallow for me. Also could not get the right click working very good. Took it back.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but it eats a lot of batteries.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Mostly I love the performance of the new Magic Mouse, but it has its drawbacks. Occasionally it will page back or forward with the slightest touch, but overall that isn't a big inconvenience. The major downside of this product is that it uses batteries very inefficiently. I've had mine for less than two months and already changed them twice after the originals wore off in about a week. (I see that Apple has added a $29 reusable battery charger to the accessories for the Magic Mouse, probably for this reason.) Though I love the touch-sensitive technology and it works very well, I'd prefer the good old standby USB mouse that didn't create as much waste and expense.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Eater

    • Written by from Athens

    The Magic Mouse is really cool. It's fun to use and is very responsive. I particularly like the scroll feature of running a finger up, down, and sideways. My only complaint is how quickly this mouse drains the batteries. I switched from alkaline to lithium and, although the batteries last a little longer, I wish the batteries would last as long as those in my TV remote.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    • Written by from Montclair

    The Magic Mouse is amazing, it works like a charm. However, the battery is draining like crazy when it's lightly used. Even if my computer is in sleep mode, it drains too.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow tracking

    • Written by from North Yarmouth

    Nice mouse, awful tracking. Way too slow moving from side to side on a 17" Macbook Pro. This needs to be fixed in a software update.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but the Tin can battery door is very cheap.

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I will start by saying I ordered 2 online and was excited about their arrival. The first was perfect, nice controls, great movement and controls. The packaging was slick. There in-lies the problem. A strong tape is used to keep the mouse in place. When I pulled the mouse off the sticky tape the back door came off one of the mice and would not go back on properly. This mouse is well thought out but the battery cover is only 5mm thick and will easily deform leaving you in a bind. BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER ON THIS MOUSE! If it bends or breaks you might need magic to put it back on.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    CONNECTION

    • Written by from Waterloo

    All functions are awesome and very comfortable. However, connection is lost very often. When battery is about 50%, you will probably suffer of misconnection every 10 minutes.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but difficult.

    • Written by from Gold Coast

    The Magic Mouse is a good mouse, that's obvious. It's just really, really difficult to get used to. Even after setting it to detect right clicks without the key held down, it was still very annoying to use. It's no good for gaming, if any function needs the right click, because most of the time it clicks left instead.

    It's a good mouse, but it could be a great mouse.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Trouble

    • Written by from ARCADIA

    The bottom falls out of the mouse constantly as you work. I spoke with both Apple customer service and Apple techs. No one seemed to care and no one could suggest how to fix the problem. One sent me to an apple store who only suggested changing the mouse. I did so and it is the same. I have tried 3 and they all lose their bottom/

    ALSO, my mouse zooms in and out on its own whenever it feels like it. Yes, I am careful how I hold it.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but needs improvement

    • Written by from Perrysburg

    While the features are excellent I give it 3 stars for ergonomic reasons my fingers, palm area aches during usage and it happens every time that i stopped using it

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery power

    • Written by from Richmond

    I love almost everything about the Magic Mouse, except that it takes rechargeable batteries. I feel like I am constantly changing the batteries in this thing. I wish the Magic Mouse could be recharged via USB cable, like an iPod. That would make it perfect.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse EXCEPT Battery Cover Falls Off Regularly

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    Purchased about 6 months ago. Best mouse I've ever owned EXCEPT for the fact that the battery cover comes undone at least a few times a week while I work. The fit is much too loose; especially surprised at the design flaw given Apple's attention to detail.

    5 Star Mouse IF NOT for terrible battery cover closure design.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little disappointed

    • Written by from BELMONT

    The biggest issue is the tracking, way to slow even on the highest setting. My $10 mouse is 100% better in this area. I find the height to be to low, you really need something that can be cradled in the hand, i find my wrist has started to ache using it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good except...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    It's definitely really slick in terms of design. i generally have no problems with it except for one major one, the battery dies soo soo quickly. Because of this I constantly need to turn it on and off...which just delays me even more since I need to wait for it to get connected everytime while I swipe and click my magic mouse frantically until it's connected. =)

    13 of 17 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

    Great concept; mediocre execution

    • Written by from Jamaica

    When I saw the mighty mouse it felt like christmas came early. Finally a way to take multitouch to a mouse. I've been using the multitouch functionality of my macbook since it first came out. I've been in love with it. If you've never used multitouch it's like when you finally went to high speed and then had to use dial up at a friends house. You'd rather wait till you get home to check your email. Life without multitouch is slow.

    Hardware:
    Thankfully there is only one problem with the hardware that I can see. The only problem is it's a major one. The surface for multitouch isn't textured glass it's plastic.

    What's the difference?
    The textured glass has a lot less friction.

    So what?
    When you have friction and move you finger across the surface of the mouse it sticks and ends up moving the whole mouse. Nullifying your multitouch gesture. So you'll probably need to hold the mouse still.

    What could have been different?
    Extremely low friction surface, it can be glass or plastic but with a texture that allows your finger to glide on the surface.

    Software:
    I've only played with the mouse for five minutes but I can tell you a few down sided.

    Multifunctions that are missing
    Rotate function
    3 finger swipes (up, down, by firefox to start and end of web pages [user pref feature-non standard)
    4 finger swipes (used by exposé)

    Mouse functions that are missing from mighty mouse
    No middle mouse button
    No side buttons

    The great thing is the software functionality can always be added.

    On a side note most of the reviews state that the acceleration on the mouse isn't so great.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy Mouse

    • Written by from Ferndale

    I've been using this Magic Mouse since May 2012, didn't have any problems until recently. It constantly disconnects and reconnects this is really annoying and I don't understand why, also it eats batteries (it takes 2) like mad and the battery cover is not that easy to remove. . When I went from a PC to IMAC I had a Logitech mouse and rarely needed to change the battery (1). Does this mouse just wear out or is it a malfunction of the design. I really don't want to pay $60 for a new one after less than 1 year of use.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great... For a little bit.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I bought a magic mouse to use for my MacBook pro since I hate using the trackpad. It hasn't even been a year and a half that I bought the magic mouse and it no longer works. It would connect then disconnect a few seconds later.I took it to Apple to see if they can repair it for me... And unfortunately my warranty already expired. This is a great product but I rated it a 3 due to it not lasting long as it should.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty good

    • Written by from Montreal

    I like it for the most part. It looks gorgeous and works flawlessly with my MacBook Pro.

    The fact that it's so good on battery life is amazing, but I've gotten used to the built-in battery paradigm of the iPhone and iPod. What could make this mouse stellar is a built in ion-lithium batter that charges either in a dock or perhaps through a USB, firewire, or even thunderbolt cable. Or maybe one of those wireless charging pads they've created could act as a mousepad to subtly power the mouse?

    It's also a horrible mouse for gaming. The movement of the pointer seems awkward. It seems the increased tracking speed option in system preferences just increases the cursor's acceleration, not the base speed, so with small movements of my hand the cursor still moves a lot less than I expect it to. Of course, a lot of this is probably related to the superior experience I've had with my MacBook Pro's trackpad. I bought the mouse originally so I could play Diablo 2 with my friends, and it worked alright, but my old wireless logitech optical mouse gave me more precision and control over the cursor.

    When holding a click it feels like I'm dragging the magic mouse (because the whole thing dips a bit) which makes me hand want to apply more pressure to compensate by what my brain is interpreting as increased resistance. And secondary clicking, though not as important on macs, is a big deal in many PC games. The difference between a right and left click in Diablo is a big one.

    It's a bit small for my hands. With my fingers arched over the surface and ready to click, my palm floats freely, unsure of where to go.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good look & functions - bad battery life

    • Written by from Fletcher

    So the mouse looks amazing,very modern and awkward.
    Its functionality is also very good,especially the scrolling and switching.

    The bad sides are extremely short battery like(2-3 weeks with very pricey battery) to few days with cheap batteries.

    It seriously almost eats up the battery,and already at 18% it starts to lose connection often. Below 10% it's useless.

    And the right & left click sometimes get mixed up,you really have to watch were you click since there is no obvious button.

    8 of 8 people found this useful