• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    First impressions

    • Written by from Baku

    It's a little bit weird. I think it's because of meeting that kind of ergonomics for the first time. That's why my hand is not accustomed, but very functional and sexy (as all Apple products) and weight is a little bit much. For the reason of that sometimes problems appear. In general for the first impressions 3 stars. Maybe in the future it can be changed

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unparalleled Mouse!

    • Written by from Coeur d' alene

    The Magic Mouse is the best mouse I have ever used! I do 3D modeling and animation and it is a LOT better and easier with the Magic Mouse. I do not like doing animation without it now! Good job, Apple!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect mouse

    • Written by from Prescott

    I’ve had my magic mouse for 2 years now. It still runs great. I accidentally dropped it on a slate floor. It made a horrible crash and the batteries popped out. I thought for sure my mouse was done for. But I popped the batteries back in, and it works just fine. Not even a crack to the frame. I was very surprised because it looks so delicate.

    Possibly some who are frustrated haven't configured it properly for their usage. If you don't like the zoom, turn off the zoom. If you don't like page swipe, turn off the page swipe. You don't have to use those features. Personally, I love the page swipe, but I don't like the zoom. So I turned off the zoom.

    I use my mouse constantly. I'm on the computer about 12 hours a day. My batteries last 4-6 weeks. I use rechargeable batteries. I've been alternating the same set of 4 batteries since I bought the mouse. That has probably saved me about $25.

    As far as range, I just tested mine from 10 feet away. I don’t know why anyone would need to use a mouse from 10 feet away, but it works. It probably goes even farther, but that’s as far as I could get and still see the screen.

    If you are having issues with it jumping around a bit, you probably just need to clean the optical eye. Use a dry, soft, lint-free wipe like the kind for eyeglasses. That fixes the issue every time for me. Also (as with any optical mouse) use a solid color mouse pad, no pictures.

    I would definitely buy another if this one died. I may even buy a backup in case the design changes. I’m very attached to this model.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    With Acceleration = 1 Star VS. Without Acceleration = 5 Stars

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The fact that this mouse does not allow users to turn off the "acceleration" component makes it virtually useless for 99% of users. That 1% would likely only be comprised of monks and people who have never experienced a traditional mouse without acceleration.

    It's not like when Apple released the MacBook Air - where everyone complained of the missing optical drive before realizing that they no longer needed it. (Although if you want to make that analogy, let us not forget that Apple at least gives users the option to purchase an optical drive add-on). This is more analogous to when Apple released their version of the internet with Apple e-World in order to compete with AOL. It failed. Apple pulled the plug on e-World and opted to instead develop a Mac client for AOL.

    We're not asking that you pull the plug on the acceleration aspect of the Mac, just that you give us the ability to choose a non-accelerating option.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Love Love

    • Written by from Dekalb

    This mouse is wonderful. I received it for Christmas, and it is perfect. it wasn't hard to figure out at all, easy to use and especially easy to personalize to your own settings. this will make working so much better. Thanks for another amazing product Apple!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Waltham

    Scrolling is so seamless. Wireless works awesome with Macs. No problems at all. Scrape the gunk off the feet periodically against the edge of a desk and it glides all anew.

    Never had trouble with the shape. I find that the shape affords itself to a variety of holding postures, so my hand kind of moves around all the time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's definitely magical!

    • Written by from New York

    Oh so magical…

    While using Google Maps, it magically zooms in and out all the time. Even when you don't want it to! (Especially when you don't want it too!)

    Pages and windows are magically swiped away when you least expect it.

    I wish my magic mouse could magically take me back in time to when I bought my MacPro and make me decide not get it. It's way too sensitive to touch and does stuff you don't want it to all the time. Unless you are really, really careful, Google Maps is unusable with this mouse.

    Other than that, it's great.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design_ Terrible Quality

    • Written by from somerville

    I'm generally a huge Apple fan buying over the last 10 years: 3 iMac, 1 AirMac, 2 iPads, number iPods and 4 iPhones.

    My only complaint is that I have had to buy 4 of these mice over the last 2 years at $69 each. I guess 5 since this one just stopped working today.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many compatibility issues

    • Written by from Frisco

    1) The bluetooth antenna (which Magic Mouse uses) conflicts with the WiFi antenna. So if I try to use the Magic Mouse my WiFi signal drops within a few seconds. This is a known issue that has been discussed for over 2 years on Apple's forums. And it's not just the Magic Mouse, the Magic Trackpad has the same issue.

    2) The Magic Mouse doesn't work with MS Office 2011 very well. Especially in PowerPoint. The mouse moves erratically. Again, another issue that has been ongoing for at least 3 years.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing...if it's working

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Multi touch features are obviously incredible and it's a pleasure to use. However, if you use it for about a year it just stops working. It seems to be made cheaply and I would really expect a lot more from an apple product. This mouse is a great idea but it is built at a quality worth half of what they are selling it for. Unless you are willing to replace this mouse annually, get a different one.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse uses battery quickly

    • Written by from Ho Chi Minh

    Magic Mouse batteries together with used 2 months has expired, I loaded new batteries take 2 weeks lost an average 10% so 2 times per year to change the battery.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect but....

    • Written by from Parkland

    This is one of the best mouses you can get for a mac. It does almost everything the trackpad can do but in the form of a mouse. One problem I have is that the paint on the sides is starting to wear off, which I am a bit disappointed because it's not cheap. It's definitely quicker then using a trackpad. If you know how to use it well than it gets the job done.

    **For all the people wondering or thinking the mouse doesn't right click. You click the ride side of the mouse with one finger on the mouse only.**

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY versatile, does NOT last long!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I have had the same Magic Mouse for a little less than a year now. I initially found the versatility of this mouse to be far superior to the Windows mice I had with those machines. I am currently having trouble using this mouse anywhere except the table I have my Mac Mini sitting on. This is quite uncomfortable for me to sit on my couch while using my computer. If I bring the mouse to a comfortable position for me to use, it loses connection with the computer (which is only three to four feet away).

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic - don't think so

    • Written by from Princeville

    I have loved the magic mouse when it has worked, which is only a percentage of the time, I have developed severe tendonitis in my mouse hand and now the mouse has quit on me so I am looking at replacing it with a track pad in it's place. After reading other reviews about the design of the mouse causing wrist injury I have to wonder about who is minding the designs for Apple whom I generally adore and own stock in… Now I am looking for plan b.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse not all that magic

    • Written by from Hot Springs Village

    Magic mouse scrolls vertically as advertised. Does not scroll horizontally. Not much better than the old type mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much magic on this mouse

    • Written by from Nairobi

    This mouse is problematic, period.

    Scrolling is a nightmare. It responds to the slightest touch and zooms when you don't want it too, scrolls when you don't want it to. And goes mute when you need it to work. You spend too much time just trying to avoid additional touches/scrolling. Sometimes when you scroll, it pops back up to the first page all on its own and does this continuously. When working on a large document or on a deadline, this is not the mouse to use.

    It scratches too easily. I placed a stapled document on its surface (didn't realize) and when I was done reading the document, the mouse had serious scratches on its surface.
    No problem with the design and feel. I actually like those. But I end up more irritated than anything else after a few minutes of using it. The "small" flaws outweigh its usefulness. A mouse should not be the thing that constantly has your attention when you are working. It should enable you to focus on what you are working on and forget about it. Not this mouse!

    Considering how expensive this gadget is, I am sorely disappointed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh

    • Written by from Coram

    Does the job, but KILLS the battery life, I go through at least one set a month.
    Plus, it's really annoying that it doesn't have a right click.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not-so-magic mouse

    • Written by from Columbia

    This mouse is great, until it breaks.

    Not only are the battery connections an issue, but it will stop working for no reason. Very flimsy construction. I finally just gave up fiddling with it and using a non-apple mouse. Too bad. Wish Apple made a wired version.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok mouse for short term use

    • Written by from Palmerston North

    I love the touch surface, and left and right gestures you can use with this mouse.

    It looks nice, yes. But it feels terrible, its very flat and doesn't fit well in my hand at all. After using this mouse for a long time its easy to have a uncomfortable feeling wrist.

    Also the inferred part on the base is very high up the mouse, which took me a while to get use to. I think I might twist the mouse slightly when I move it, with a normal mouse this is not a problem as the reader part is in the center of the mouse. But when it is near the top it can cause the mouse to move not quite as I was expecting it to.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Edmonton

    A very nice and fancy mouse for my new iMac! Though I really don't recommend it for any gamers at all.

    3 of 5 people found this useful