• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse for the Kind...

    • Written by from Rehoboth

    The Magic Mouse is a wonderful mouse when it comes to function. It is easy to get into and use and it serves its purpose as a functional, wireless mouse.

    Unfortunately, if you are a more "violent" mouse user (someone who sort of picks up the mouse slightly to move it from place to place while using) like myself, this mouse is not the right solution. For the price it is not built to withstand even the most subtle of mouse drops and will disconnect from bluetooth constantly. This has happened on multiple magic mice for me, but never before on cheaper logitech or even microsoft alternatives. Those other mice miss the cool functionality of the magic mouse, but for 70 bones Apple, you have to make the thing at least a bit durable.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I give up

    • Written by from Otis

    After 5 months of trying to get used to Magic Mouse, I dug my old Logitech Bluetooth mouse out of the drawer. The Magic Mouse is unpredictable. I'm forever clicking right when I mean to click left. I accidentally swipe (or something) and my Web page disappears. I've even had to re-do online forms because the mouse did something unexpected. I need predictability.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb mouse, take some time to adjust to it

    • Written by from Hastings

    Now that I have adjusted to it, I can say that this is the best mouse I have ever used. I just switched to the MacMini from windows, and decided that I might as well go Apple with the accessories as well. I got this mouse along with the non-keypad bluetooth keyboard.

    What I mean by getting adjusted is that you have to understand that this mouse is not designed to rest your hand on, in my opinion. Instead the low profile allows the mouse to nearly disappear so that you can rest you hand on your desk. The glide surfaces on the bottom work great on a smooth surface, no mousepad needed. I move mine around mainly by lightly touching the sides and clicking when I need to. The touch functions work very well for me, page scrolling is amazingly fast. On my Mac, I have the tracking set to almost the highest speed, for me this makes the touch functions nearly effortless when reading as well as when working.

    Simply a brilliantly designed mouse.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't know about this one...

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This mouse is unpredictable at times...somethings it does double click actions when I'm just wanting a single click. At other times I'm listening to music/videos and all of a sudden it sends the volume control full blast! Almost blew my ears off and that's detrimental and could damage my hearing. Nope...the surface is too sensitive and of course it doesn't help when you have your hands hovering over it most of the time. I do like the design and how it glides without a mousepad. But that's really it.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't ever buy this product if you use Adobe software

    • Written by from Caldwell

    This mouse will drive you absolutely bonkers if you use InDesign or some other Adobe products. It's like trying to navigate a document while in a plane that is experiencing ongoing turbulence. After 4 years neither Adobe or Apple has corrected the issue.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better

    • Written by from Revere

    I like the features of this mouse - the touch controls are clever. But the highest speed setting is still not enough for a 27" iMac. Also, the tracking is not fluid. Perhaps it would be better on a perfect surface, but I don't have a perfect surface. Also, the optical sensor that reads the movement is located very near the front of the mouse. I just couldn't really adapt to this after using so many mice with the sensor near the center - it really effects how you must move your hand around.

    After about 10 days of use, I retrieved the cheapo Dell mouse from the PC that the iMac replaced. It works beautifully!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy!

    • Written by from Astoria

    It is very heavy and causes you get serious carpal tunnel, it moves very very slow even on the fastest setting and you have to run your poor hand all over the table... Very disappointed, expected much better from Apple!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems at all. A great device.

    • Written by from Pittsford

    I've used it for 6 months, since I got my iMac at work. It works great, easy to do fine detail work in PhotoShop and Illustrator. I use it every day and the batteries last 2 months. The secret to that is to buy name brand batteries. The off-brands last a week.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Counter-Productive with a Superior Product

    • Written by from Glendale

    As a Designer I use Adobe software throughout my work day. I find that the quality of the magic mouse is far superior than any other. My complaint lies with the trackpad multi-touch capability. Within Adobe software, as you graze your finger across the mouse it flings your workspace across the screen. I find that I am constantly having to reposition my work. I rely far too heavily on cmd+0 to re-center my work. Not to mention, as I attempt to duplicate objects or text boxes the screen zooms at random (by holding alt to select and drag – my finger changes position on the mouse). I refuse to purchase another Mighty Mouse as I have already gone through three of them, due to the trackball no longer working. This magic mouse has the capability to be the best, however, it causes frustrations at a level not previously experienced. What I mentioned above are only a couple issues related to using the mouse in a production environment.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!

    • Written by from Star

    This thing's battery lasts for months! and I use it un a daily basis on my macbook pro, also, it is quite comfortable despite the other reviews that indicate the opposite, you just need to know how to hold the mouse.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would rather have a wired mouse

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    Mouse came with new iMac. I think the battery life stinks. Also the sensitivity is bad, it seems that if there is just a bit of dirt or dust on the surface it doesn't perform as it should. The wife hates the scroll and won't even use her fingers on it because it's too sensitive for her. Basically a failure in my opinion.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but with technical problem

    • Written by from Chicago

    Everything is fine for the first two months. But after that, it will frequently lose the connection.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Intuitive mouse

    • Written by from Milford

    I bought this mouse 3.5 years ago with my iMac and haven't had any complaints since. the gestures work as advertised, and are quite intuitive for first time users. I can breeze through multiple web pages/applications/screens with this mouse. There has been no technical difficulties, the mouse still works like the first day I bought it

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just awesome

    • Written by from Cairo

    This small device can do multiple things, It can scroll, navigate between desktops, go back and forth in the browsers, and show the mission control !!
    Simply Awesome.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 excellent years of use, battery life not that bad - use the off switch!

    • Written by from Lafayette

    I've had my magic mouse for years, and now that it has gone missing I'm buying another.

    I've had no bluetooth connectivity problems at all. If I switch the mouse off when I've finished work my battery changeout time is rather good. Periods when I do not switch off the mouse lead to battery changeout of every 4 or 5 weeks.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spastic rodent

    • Written by from Centreville

    The cursor is constantly skidding away from where it is supposed to be. Didn't someone at Apple try this annoying appliance out before foisting it on us?

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Mouse is Truly Magical!!!!

    • Written by from Copiague

    The fact that it loses its blue tooth connection EVERY 10 seconds to maybe a minute, is magic. Just to get to this spot in the review took 20 minutes! I am disabled so to return it would have been a hassle. When I first got the not so magic mouse, I came here looking for answers and at one point thought I did find an answer. I followed the directions and it did work better…for one day. Now it has gotten so bad that I was forced to buy a different mouse, which I did and am waiting for the delivery. If I could have given a rating of no stars, I would have. So save your money and the aggravation and get yourself a different Mac compatible mouse! BTW, I know 2 people who threw theirs out!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty bad

    • Written by

    This mouse is terrible for gaming you cannot press both buttons at the same time which is essential for some games also the left button is kind of hard to find other than that it is nice not to have to switch between screens with the track pad

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great start to what could be my favorite mouse

    • Written by from Vancouver

    First off I see a lot of reviews about how bad it tracks. That is the one thing it does superior to any mouse I've ever used. The trick for me was to throw away the mouse pad and just use it directly on my desk. Then it is very precise, fluid and responsive. The vertical scrolling is very smooth and linear. First bad thing is battery life. I wanted to say more but I'm tired of seeing the red message saying some of my words cannot be published. I've edited until I'm blue in the face and used two programs to make sure I'm under 300 words. A little more feedback on what words or a word counter would be helpful.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical yes, but frustratingly inconsistent

    • Written by from Quincy

    It's an amazing mouse, when it works OK, which is 95% of the time. But when you run out of battery power (and if you don't have extra AAs around), or when the Bluetooth connection fails for some reason or just takes a few moments to be recognized, you remember how very, VERY essential a mouse is to doing anything on your computer, and it leaves you feeling powerless and absolutely infuriated.

    I came online looking for a corded version (because honestly, a 12-inch cord is not all that intrusive, Apple), and they don't even make one. The touch trackpad has ruined me for all other mice; I mean, you just can't go back. Those wheely scrolls on PC mice are a joke (and of course the tiny scrolly ball that the old mighty mouse had would always jam or break on me after a few months, so that's no better). But I can't take the inconsistency anymore.

    8 of 10 people found this useful