• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    More like 3.5 stars...

    • Written by from Houston

    The Pros...
    Beautiful and comfortable to use.
    Scrolls webpages wonderfully!
    Properly weighted to perform touch gestures.

    The Cons...
    Should be rechargeable with docking station or through an iPod/Iphone cable.
    Guzzles the juice out of batteries QUICK!
    Right clicking sometimes registers as a regular click due to design.
    You cannot pinch the touch surface to reduce or enlarge images.
    The highest available tracking speed is not quite fast enough for iMac 27".
    Two-finger swiping can be difficult in certain sitting positions.

    The only real difference between this mouse and any other is two-finger swiping... and it's absolute beauty. Would be well worth it if the mouse was half the current price.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse!

    • Written by from Overton

    This mouse works and looks great. Some have complained of not having the middle button (usually to switch apps with I believe) but I find it very easy to move to the dock and select the program and window I wish. On my 24" screen it could move a bit faster. The two finger swipe to move forward or backward through Pics and browser windows is the best. Both left and right click work like any other mouse. Some have had bluetooth connectivity issues but so far none for me. It does feel a bit different and kinda of small in my hands but I use it for hours at a time with no problem.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it, overall.

    • Written by from Stillwater

    This product would go nirvana with proper software update. With the lose of the 3rd & 4th button as we have on Mighty Mouse, if you cannot wait for the software update from Apple itself, there is many third parties out there that release the update. With their updates, functions like tap click and multi finger swipes to activate exposé or spaces are available, acting just like a MB trackpad. Not sure why is Apple holding off this update, but who knows!

    At first, I couldn't get my iMac to sleep after installing the Magic Mouse, because it would wake up automatically after few seconds. Then I read on the forum which I can turn off the "allow bluetooth device to wake this computer" option in bluetooth advanced menu, that problem has been solved ever since.

    The sleek design of the mouse itself cannot be beaten. But because of its smaller size, you may feel uncomfortable at the lower part of your palm after long period of use with this mouse. This might be worse for those with bigger hands.

    So, overall, I rate this product a 4 star.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, but a little bit of no.

    • Written by

    First of all I would like to say that I received my magic mouse and after a quick and easy set up I got down to using it. Everything works as promised, scrolling, clicking, swiping e.t.c. I knew when I bought it that momentum scrolling was not supported in Leopard, which I am using (10.5.8) but only Snow Leopard. I was surprised about this because it is the software, not the hardware, that enables momentum scrolling. After a quick search on the internet I found this piece of code. Run it in terminal (spotlight, type "terminal") paste it in and press enter. then go to system preferences, mouse, and un-check then re-check the scroll tick box. Momentum scrolling now works in Leopard. I am still wondering why it is not enabled in the first place, as it works beautifully after this is performed, probably to encourage people to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Here is the code to paste in: defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseMomentumScroll -bool yes

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!!

    • Written by from Rialto

    Simply amazing!!, is the best mouse I've ever used!!, practical, beautyful and usefull. The only thing to improve is that differenced from the new trackpad included in all macbooks, with this mouse you cannot zoom in and/or out with two fingers, That's s shame!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One word... sleek.

    • Written by from Cinnaminson

    Not only is the Magic Mouse much more comfortable to use than the Mighty Mouse, but the scroll features work smoothly and consistently.

    The mouse has a good weight to it, works very smoothly, and I am thoroughly enjoying the entirely touch sensitive surface.

    However, I wish that there were more gestures available. Currently, there is only One Finger Scroll and the Two Finger Swipe/Navigate. I miss being able to easily access exposé from my mouse, and I hope that Apple will start developing more gestures for the Magic Mouse.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    sleeeeeeek

    • Written by from Eastwood

    Pros -
    Looks Great

    Love the multi-touch functions



    Cons -
    No Expose

    In terms of tracking, I think it's okay high speed but when you slow down to move a small distance it tracks WAY too slowly...i need to put in alot of effort and concentration to move the mouse 1cm. But, the mouse should still have the ability to track faster (the old mouse tracks faster and surely a software update to track faster will be pretty easy to make

    It is not the most comfortable mouse to use, but I think it's bearable. You have to hold it differently to a normal mouse. Instead of gripping/palming it, you should use as little force as possible.
    I'm slightly paranoid the mouse will get scratched if I chuck it in my bag...mouse socks anyone?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but...

    • Written by from Hamilton

    The battery life could be better. I've had the mouse for about a week (using it minimally) and 15% of the battery life has already been drained. It's beyond me how this has happened since my iMac is in sleep mode for the majority of the day. I guess I should have expected this with wireless. If you plan to buy this mouse, invest in rechargeable batteries. Other than that, it's a great mouse - very functional, responsive, and aesthetically appealing (as typical from Apple).

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW! But im a bit ticked off

    • Written by from Calgary

    ok my first impression is WOW a mouse from apple that actually works in every way advertised, very very smooth everything about this mouse is beautiful i love it

    that aside i cannot give it a 5 ONLY because it does not allow me to use expose short cuts like the old mighty mouse did and i use that like i drink water

    i was able to find a prog to let me remap the back and forward gestures to expose' but then i lose the back and forward capabilities that i also love and use but expose' is more importent to me

    please for the love of everything called advancements if anyone form apple actually reads these reviews this is an issue that does not have to be an issue....FIX IT why on earth would anyone that designed such a beautiful piece of hardware kill it with something so simple to implement.

    that being said, buy it ,use it ,enjoy it ,its worth every penny

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Some good, some bad

    • Written by from Sausalito

    Apple has once again innovated in a truly useful way, but the product wants some refinement.

    Pros:
    - Nice click action; right-click is especially improved over Mighty Mouse
    - Gestures without moving your arm are truly convenient
    - It's Mac sexy

    Cons:
    - Sharp edges reduce comfort
    - Aluminum sides feel cold to touch
    - Weight of batteries is a drag
    - Forward area is less sensitive

    I never had an issue with the Mighty Mouse ball, and I prefer its position forward on the body to that of the most sensitive area on the Magic Mouse, which is near its center. I like to have the heel of the mouse in my palm. So with the Magic Mouse, I find myself moving my hand back and forth depending on whether I am gesturing/scrolling or moving the pointer. I also find myself contorting my scrolling finger more with the new mouse. You might find that your reaction to the Magic Mouse depends on your fingertip position.

    My advice to Steve: ease the edges and let my fingers always touch nice rounded plastic, not cold aluminum and sharp corners. Offer a corded version for those who prefer ultralights. Keep the sensitivity high on the front area. I'd also like to customize the back/forward gesture; I'd rather navigate tabs & windows instead of history.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    not perfect

    • Written by from Collegeville

    After using the previous mighty mouse for few years, I have to spend some time to get used to this shape of mouse that has lowered itself. Also, the tracking should be faster.............!overall, good.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My Opinion

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    This mouse is nice, but when I move the mouse sometimes get stuck get I get used to it. This product takes some time to getting used to, if you're having any problem go to system preferences> mouse> change anything there!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Escobedo

    I love it¡¡¡¡ I just switched from pc to mac and cannot believe it, it's wonderful.... thanks apple.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Want a corded one.

    • Written by from Hyde Park

    We have had our iMac for 2 years now and the magic mouse seems to go through more batteries than ever, plus it seems that something isn't quite doing its job of always being powered even when the batteries are new. Now I wish that apple would make the magic mouse with a cord, because honestly I get sick of buying batteries. I have already tried one of those rechargeable things as my son bought me one and it did not work that well either. I just wish that they had this mouse with a cord so that it could be powered with the same electricity as the computer.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for most applications.

    • Written by from Naperville

    I would recommend this mouse to just about any Mac user. I would like to point out a couple of observations after having mine for half a year.

    What I use if for: I use it for design work (adobe creative suite), gaming (not really precise for gaming but I've grown to enjoy the way it feels), and day to day stuff like web browsing etc.

    First off: I would have only given this mouse a 3/5 if not for a third party driver called Magic Prefs. If you get this mouse, get this software! It allows you to bump up the tracking speed (which is capped very low) and allows for a lot more multi touch gestures (which, by default, are very few. Not what you would expect from Apple).

    The mouse looks great but it is VERY different feeling! It takes a bit of getting used to but it is not painful to make the transition. The glides on the bottom of the mouse are AWESOME and slide smoothly on almost any surface. I've also never had any issues with the eye not picking up movement.

    The battery life is not that great. It lasts like a month or so with heavy usage. The clicking noise can be, for some, loud if you're clicking like crazy. I've annoyed some people while playing games.

    It's a very nice, super sleek, relatively versatile mouse that has a couple of drawbacks. Again; Magic Prefs is a MUST for this mouse.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse - touch, batteries and battery door

    • Written by from Derwood

    Love the mouse. Would like to reprogram fingertip hot spots though.

    Some batteries have a short + tab (Costco Kirkland AA's) where the wrapping plastic interferes with the plastic case in the battery holder and causes intermittent '+' connections. I end up scratching off all the plastic on the tops of these batteries and putting in some padding under the door to force the batteries deeper into the holder. Perhaps the battery case '+' terminal is too deep into the plastic case.

    My son dropped it. The tab holding the battery door closed broke off and I'm reduced to taping the door shut like I do for other remotes. Now I need yet another battery door for another hand held device.

    Apple, how about a sealed unit with a drop-in inductive charger, or the rest-on-an-inductive-coil type charging system?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought this mouse a couple weeks ago, and at first, I hated it, because it was difficult to get used to, since it is smaller than most mouses out there. However, after using it for a while, I have fallen in love with it. It's very responsive, and incredibly customizable. I love the scrolling feature and the sleek design.

    The one drawback is that it uses AA batteries. As soon as Apple comes out with a rechargeable or USB version, I will switch immediately.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse -- once you tame it

    • Written by from Shoreline

    I bought my MM together with my MBP 15" in April 2010. Frankly, I barely used the thing until my company's annual Christmas shutdown when I made a concerted effort to get to know my MM.

    With standard OS X utilities, the MM is frankly unusable. It tracks so slowly that you need a basketball court to move the cursor from one side of the screen to the other.

    But... if you install MouseZoom, the MM suddenly comes to life. I have the'Zoom' set to 6.36 (maximum setting with the default Mouse Preference Applet is 1.7). Once I did that, I really like the MM. Scrolling is smooth and effortless, and in spite of reviews to the contrary, I find the MM very comfortable over extended periods of usage.

    I have now retired my Logitech USB mouse in favor of the MM.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can Apple please make a mouse that combines the track pad features as well?

    • Written by from Keller

    The Magic mouse is cool, but I find myself doing 3 and 4 finger swipes like I do on my trackpad on my MacBook Pro. I think the ideal mouse would be able to 'tap' the surface instead of actually pressing down to click. Like the track pad where you can 'tap' to click. And being able to 3 and 4 finger swipe would be an awesome bonus in place of not having extra buttons! Sort of like the Magic Trackpad, but with a 'mouse eye' on the bottom so you could move it around!! I am on the computer for 8+ hours a day and 'tapping' to click would certainly be nice on the over used index finger muscles!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    • Written by from Barrington

    I bought this recently at my local Apple store. I've used many computer mice over the years, and i have to say this one rates well.

    PROS:
    +Easy to clean.
    +Bluetooth technology means no wires in the way... Excellent!
    +Accurate movements (Some have complained that the mouse is not. In my case it was, but you can EASILY fix this by going to System Preferences>Mouse, and change the sensitivity. No hassle).
    +Nice battery life.
    +WAY better durability than Apple's previous mice.
    +Portability

    CONS:
    -The design is actually uncomfortable to the hand. I play games on my mac via Steam, and do some graphic design work. After using this for a while your hand and wrist aches. The mouse is too flat, (for more portability? style? both?) and I wished Apple gave it a higher arc like Logitech does.
    -Due to interference, I disabled the scrolling on my mouse because it messed with gameplay. Afterwards though, it was alright

    5 of 5 people found this useful