• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A terrible mouse

    • Written by from Littleton

    I've used this mouse for over two years, on and off. It's an utter disappointment. You'll buy it because it's cute, and the promise of the touch surface is promising, but the reality is somewhat less than satisfying.

    First of all, the surface is too sensitive. It'll pick up your fingers holding/touching the edges to move the mouse and perform all sorts of strange zooms and pans seemingly out of nowhere. Additionally, there seems to be something wrong with the bluetooth (at least on the MacMini): whenever your disk is busy (backing up, moving large files, etc.) the mouse scrolling and clicks stop working. And battery life is quite poor, compared to Logitech and Microsoft mice.

    In particular if you have big hands, stay away from this mouse. It's a very small mouse, and uncomfortable to use for long periods. My hand would start to cramp after a while from the sort of "pinch" position at which I had to hold the mouse, because it was smaller than my palm. It's like using one of those tiny laptop mice.

    The biggest problem is you'll start making allowances for this mouse. It's bluetooth, so it's not very accurate. It's small and uncomfortable, and the touch surface is overly sensitive while its tracking is not sensitive enough. But it's ok, because it's Apple. When you do eventually try another mouse again--and you will--you'll find it's a world of difference and wonder what you were thinking ever using this mouse.

    195 of 206 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse loses connection frequently

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This mouse interrupts my work frequently by losing its connection to my 2011 iMac. Fresh batteries don't help. Very annoying.

    186 of 192 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product - don't listen to the negative reviews

    • Written by from bridgeton

    I have been a Mac guy since 1994. I have used almost every iteration of the mouse. The previous Apple mouse with the scroll ball was a complete fail. I still use one at work and yearn for my Magic Mouse at home. The mouse IS very sensitive, but you can control that through the system preferences. Mine has NEVER lost connection. My battery has yet to be needing a change and it has been well over 4 months. This is by far thee best Apple mouse to date.

    185 of 190 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is way too sensitive

    • Written by from San Angelo

    I at first was thrilled with the Magic Mouse, now it just drives me crazy when it scrolls for seemingly no reason. I am not even scrolling with the finger on the top of the mouse, but where I stabilize it and move it. All of a sudden I am somewhere else completely on my multi page documents, or when I am isolating a photo in Photoshop. I wish there were more controls besides if you want a secondary button or if you want to use gestures. I want my old fashioned Dell mouse. I am a total Apple fan, except when it comes to this horrible mouse, I even liked the "hockey puck" mouse.

    188 of 197 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse is Awesome!

    • Written by from Garland

    This mouse is really really cool. This mouse really feels like a premium, best quality mouse I ever used. I currently own a Macbook Pro (2011) i5 Processor, and this goes along great with my Macbook Pro. It's really stylish, really easy to install and use, and also just a premium quality materials on the mouse. I recommend this mouse to everyone who owns any kind of mac. This mouse is really responsive since it's a bluetooth and laser technology. I really thought that since this is a bluetooth connection, that the signal and the connection would drop out, but it does not. It is really really good.

    181 of 184 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Complementary to Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Bloomington

    This mouse is perfect for browsing with Safari. Easy to click on links within the same tab then swipe to shuffle through multiple pages. It does not swipe between tabs, you have to use keyboard command or click on tab. The scrolling works much better than a traditional wheel, and is easier on your hand. For me the mouse could be larger, but the size is OK. The double click twice to access Mission Control doesn't always work; it is easier to use keyboard or trackpad 3 fingers swipe up. The ability to swipe between full screen apps is great. Overall I use this most of the time with a combo wrist rest/mouse pad; and it has replaced my other small bluetooth mouse. I still use a larger mouse for photo editing and have a trackpad nearby for certain gestures and to put my hand in a different position.

    177 of 177 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Magic: Disappointing Mouse Experience

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    The Magic Mouse has come along after all these years of the inferior Mighty Mouse, which after three months of use never scrolled properly again - thank you, Logitech, for an excellent replacement. By comparison, the Magic Mouse is far superior to its Mighty cousin. But on its own merits, it's a disappointment. Mousing, tracking, and scrolling work beautifully. Even the right click is wonderful. But after 15 minutes of testing at the Apple Store this morning, I couldn't get comfortable with the two finger swipe gesture. The unit is too small and too unstable on the desk. Add to that, the fact that my hand actually ached after use. If you think you're going to sit at your desk and just swipe away on this thing, forget it. Swiping is awkward for the hand because you have to grab and steady this too-light mouse with your remaining fingers, forming a painfully tight tiger's paw. I can't imagine the exhaustion this will cause after an entire day of working on the computer. It's a wonderful novelty if you have 70 bucks to spend on a novelty, but I don't - I need a mouse that does it all.

    Why can't Apple simply produce a stand alone version of its laptop glass trackpads? We would get all of those wonderfully evolved multi-touch finger gestures AND a comfortable, almost effortless work position.

    369 of 561 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brandon

    Do not buy this mouse.
    It was the worst money I ever spent, it frequently won't click on what I want it to but instead minimized the frigging window, the back falls off of it constantly and will not go back on, and it often sends me back to a previous page in safari for no discernible reason... I move the mouse and all of the sudden I'm back 4 or 5 pages.
    Exceptionally frustrating, could not use for more than 6 months until I was ready to throw the stupid thing through a window.

    196 of 218 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The mouse is dying

    • Written by from Ashley

    I got my Magic Mouse in Oct. 2009. Worked great for a time but in the last year it has gotten progressively worse. It lags so badly now and acts as though there is no connection that I have stopped using the little rat. Drove me crazy! The old mouse stills works better than this one. I started using a Logitech mouse again and will go get a new one as I don't intend to use the Magic Mouse any longer. If you have some ideas on why this is please fill me in.

    177 of 186 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life is miserable (1 set of Duracell per month)

    • Written by from Saint-Bruno

    I'm using this mouse at work (mon-fri, typically 38h/week).
    I like the gesture capabilities and design.
    However, the battery life is really poor!
    Since I have it (a little more than 3 months), I had to change the batteries 3 times.
    How come is the battery life so short??
    I'm using a Logitech mouse on my PC and have a battery life of at least 6 months!

    Please Apple, do something regarding battery/energy stuffs. I though the iPhone 4S was the only device with battery life issues.... :(

    175 of 182 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a big fan

    • Written by from Acworth

    I love the finger scrolling and don't miss the typical wheel. However, the mouse is to flat. Also, the scrolling is great but moving the mouse where you want on the screen is slow even with the motion set at high compared to aftermarket mouses.

    I just have a hard time getting used to it because you have to pick the mouse up and then move some more because it just doesn't move fast enough unless you jerk it.

    It needs to be reconfigured.

    175 of 184 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Lexington

    The touch technology is great, but when is Apple going to consider ergonomics in their mouse design?

    172 of 181 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Suckage!

    • Written by from Haverhill

    Apple, please, PLEASE give us a better driver for this thing! I wanted so much to love it. Love the cool looks of this mouse. Make no mistake, it's far better than the positively AWFUL Mighty Mouse (even with the missing buttons) - unless you like paying $80 a year to replace your Bluetooth mouse because there's NO cleaning it. Don't care what support "recommends". I had such high hopes for the Magic Mouse. Alas, it's only "semi-awesome". Pointer control is WAY too slow. Scrolling is jerky (on a GOOD day) and what's up with the random, wandering horizontal scrolling? (Especially noticeable in iTunes.) At first I though it was ME being lazy, but it does it all on its own - even when I'm NOT touching the mouse. It's not entirely unusable, but I'm ready to go back to my cheapo Logitech out of frustration. Form over function does NOT cut it on such a crucial input device. So UN-Apple-like! Sorry, guys. FAIL!

    321 of 482 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse

    • Written by from Iron Station

    I have been using my mouse for several months and am very satisfied. The design fits well in my hand. I played around with various settings and have everything just right for me; clicking, tapping and scrolling work beautifully. It took a couple days to get used to it, but love it. Battery life has not been an issue at all. I purchased the Apple re-chargeable batteries so I don’t have to worry about buying lots of batteries. WHen I purchased an iMac for my wife she ditched the trackpad and started using the mouse and also loves. It's easy to switch the mouse between the 2 computers. For those thinking about getting one I recommend it. Take some time and play with the settings, then give yourself a few days to get used to it and tweek the settings.

    156 of 159 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Jose

    Really Apple still amazes us for their revolutionized product the accuracy of the pointer and the click is gorgeous but this mouse is difficult to use because i found it so flat i hope Apple will issue a mouse we can hold!!

    156 of 162 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but a huge battery drain

    • Written by from Seattle

    I love the way the mouse functions, no disappointment there. The negative is that I probably use this mouse 40-50 hours a week, and the batteries need to be replaced every 3-4 weeks. My previous mouse was a Logitech wireless mouse and I needed to replace the batteries once every 9 months or so.

    If you're keen on constantly replacing batteries, this is the mouse for you.

    150 of 153 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse... especially on Mac

    • Written by from New Haven

    I've had this Magic Mouse for about 8 months and I love it. It works seamlessly on my MacBook Pro 2011 but not so smooth when I use it on WIndows 7 Professional bootcamp. You'll have to set it up to be able to use on Windows. I have no major complaints. Prior to buying it, I read a lot of comments on the battery life. I don't think those comments were worth it. I've been using the same batteries since I bought this mouse. Granted, I don't use it every second of every day. But if you are just a regular laptop user who only uses your laptop mainly at home when you're away from your office computer, then you shouldn't have an issue with battery. I switch the mouse off when not in use. I also got the rechargeable batteries but I'm yet to use those. At this time, my mouse is running on about 50% battery power and it's working fine. I'll give 4-stars because it doesn't work as smooth on Windows!

    149 of 151 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I will buy this mouse

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    Tested at the local Apple Store. The standard mouse features such as mouse movement and button click is smooth and natural. I found button click is better than my 2 button Microsoft wireless mouse. There is much greater area where both right and left button clicks operate. This provides more freedom of movement for your hand which should help in reducing fatigue. The click feel is exactly the same for left and right button click which is better than any other 2 or 3 button mouse I have tested. I found the scroll capability to be natural for page up and down. Left and right scroll I found my self, at first, lifting my hand off the mouse. Once I got used to the left right scroll I did not lift my hand and easily scrolled left and right with a flick of my index finger. Did I say how smooth and precise this mouse is? The days of cleaning track balls and rollers is now a thing of the past.
    If I could ask for one more thing it would be rotation using a circular swipe with a finger.

    174 of 203 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Malabon

    Certainly the apple magic mouse is an improvement of the mighty mouse. Although I am a logitech mouse fanatic, here are the following reasons why it's worth considering.

    1. Multi-touch - Swipe. Click. Scroll. Zoom. The first multi-touch mouse in the world.

    2. Bluetooth - No receiver dongle to take your usb port.

    3. Laser Tracking - Accurate tracking to the details.

    4. Power saving - The laser tracking scanner will power down when the mouse is not in use. There is also a physical power switch.

    5. Smooth Slider - The slider feet glides smoothly on wood, leather, and cloth. The aluminium base lend the Magic mass, and the device is nicely weighted, with the right balance between inertia and smooth movement.

    6. Sleek Design - The smooth white glossy top is definitely an eye catcher.


    1. No turn-to- rotate gesture - Which is still possible using your index and middle finger.

    2. Not ergonomic - Too thin and narrow. You use your fingers and not your palm to push it.

    3. No power indicator - My logitech v470 indicator light turns red when it's time to replace your batteries.

    VERDICT: There is nothing that my logitech v470 can't do (swipe is equivalent to my mouse wheel's side-to-side movement). But for portability (it's slim) and classy design, plus being a macbook user, I'd buy it.

    168 of 194 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding technology and functionality

    • Written by from Fountain

    I rate the Apple Magic Mouse as the number one piece of hardware I have purchased in the Apple family second to none. The simplicity of having full control of your production environment without having to search and maneuver across the peripheral of my iMac is amazing. I have never experienced a problem with connectivity and the wireless technology is superior to any other piece of equipment I have ever owned. I would be lost without the magic the Apple Magic Mouse puts in my fingertips. In my opinion, this is the very best piece of technology Apple has produced for me in the profession of web design that I use countless hours daily.

    143 of 145 people found this useful