• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love this mouse

    • Written by from Victoria

    very comfortable in the hand; clicking and scrolling functions are responsive and have a positive controlled feel. a real pleasure to use!

    been using it for about two months and battery life is fine so far. i would like to be able to customize the pointer i.e. make it larger - maybe add some colour. overall I am very satisfied with this mouse.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love/Hate this mouse

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    It is like one year to the day and it dies. I am now on my third mouse and it is showing signs of dying. It is eating batteries and it is constantly loosing connection. The signs of dying, I recognize them from the two times before. At $70 a pop it is getting ridiculous. I have a logitech mouse that is 5 years old and still works great. I keep pulling it back out as a back up while I wait for the new one to be delivered. Come on Apple if my Mac is so awesome could you not make a mouse that is awesome too? I am not going to order again, no matter how well it works between deaths, no matter how loyal I am, I would rather put my money elsewhere. :(

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3 Stars - an average of extremes

    • Written by from Larchmont

    Pros:

    1. The touch surface on top is far superior to the rollers on other mice, because it's (i) two dimensional and (ii) continuous (not subject to the "clicks" of most rollers). Side swipes are "back" and "forward" in Safari and I use them constantly.

    2. Well, #1 is it. But it's a big one…

    Cons:

    1. Right click is almost non-existent. In fact many reviewers assume there is NO right click. It's there, but (at least on my device) I must click at the very right edge in a certain spot, and even then it works only half the time.

    2. Ergonomic mess: sharp edges and low profile, as noted by many reviewers.

    3. Battery life - An ecological disaster if you don't use rechargeables

    Conclusion: Right-click fail will cause me to shop for a new mouse for gaming. A shame; I will miss the touch surface.

    Note on other reviews: mouse sensitivity is an O/S setting, my friends. Not an attribute of the mouse. If you have too much or too little "travel", change your settings!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple magic mouse awesomeness!!

    • Written by from Grand Haven

    I was looking for a new mouse and i had already owned a Logitech mouse, it was a good mouse but i wanted to be able to use all the features that mac os offers. So i bought the apple magic mouse, best decision ever it is such a great mouse i use it for photo and video editing and other uses, the mouse is easy to use and really easy to set up just turn it on, turn on the bluetooth and you are done. I have had the mouse for 4 months and i use it everyday for at least 2 hours and it is still at 47 percent battery, and i haven't changed out the battery since i got it. I would recommend this mouse to anybody, thanks apple for making another awesome product.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor compared to Apple's trackpads and even most other mouses

    • Written by from Wheat Ridge

    The Magic Mouse is anything but. The trackpads on the MacBooks and sold separately are far superior to the Magic Mouse. Apple, please put the optical sensor in the middle of the mouse, not at the front. Every other mouse since the dawn of time has done so. Placing it at the front effectively makes it a pointer, not a mouse, where only the movement at the front of the device is registered. The makes it a radical departure from most every other mouse I've ever used. Having the entire top of the mouse "pinch" down pinches your finger's flesh making it very uncomfortable. Using the gestures on the mouse is hit and miss; much like using gestures on a Wintel laptop trackpad, very inconsistent. The mouse is too thin to be held correctly, and has sharp edges; a serious design flaw where form has defeated function. Yep, it's real pretty. Unfortunately it is an ergonomic disaster. I did not find the motion across a mouse pad to be smooth. In fact I like almost nothing about this mouse. My retina MacBookPro is awesome in almost every way. And still no right-click? This mouse is awful. Apple, when will you create a good mouse again?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply perfect for simple functions

    • Written by from Chicago

    I've used this mouse for almost 4 months after years of using wired Apple mouse(es)/mice.

    It works perfectly for me. Battery life is great, bluetooth connectivity is great and I particularly love the scrolling function.

    Granted, I am only using this for relatively basic functions - web-browsing, emails, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, minor iMovie editing and random gaming.

    After reading the multitude of negative reviews, and having 20+ years of experience using many different mouse types, I can only suggest that perhaps this is a mouse that requires a gentle touch.
    It does not appear to be designed to be heavily grasped. Your hand/fingers should hover above for best functionality. This is contrary to other mouse devices that encourage the user to closely "hold" or "cover" the device in the palm of the hand. The Magic Mouse functions best with VERY light touch, almost a slight hovering.

    If you don't feel that making these physical adjustments are comfortable for you, don't buy this product. There's a multitude of other products available that will serve your needs.

    If you can adjust, go ahead and buy it. The design, interface and functionality are superb - as long as you are prepared to tweak your previously learned "heavy handed" approach.

    I love it! Good luck with your choices.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from York

    To sensitive for the zooming feature. Cannot adjust or disconnect the zoom. (Yes I have tried everything). Happens on maps and other graphical screens. Going out and buying a new mouse.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Mouse

    • Written by from Kettering

    Dear oh dear, have been using PC's for a long time with many different off the shelf mice (plural) and price ranged from £12 to £50, the top end were not much better in performance than the cheaper ones in my view except for look and feel. I moved to an iMac at home, a macbook pro and bought the magic mouse for £59. OMG, from day one it was awkward, massive battery hunger and I ended up smashing the thing to bits in my office in front of somebody after yet another mouse lockout. This was after about 5 months of agonising use. Plugged in a £10 logitech mouse from Asda and 10 months later no problems and just one battery change.

    Rubbish product and these reviews that give it 5 stars and state its excellence are complete horse manure

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very slow!!!

    • Written by from south riding

    just received my IMAC 27...mouse is visually very appealing but when using on a 27'' screen it is very slow...I changed the tracking speed to the fastest but still it is slow...if I need to go from top of the screen to the apps at the bottom of the screen or from one side to the other side, I have to make two moves , because cursor won't move from one side to the other side in one move...I need to drag it on the mouse pad twice to get the cursor to the edges of the screen....I am very happy with my Microsoft mouse 5000.....FOR PPL WHO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE BIG SCREEN I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Microsoft 5000 mouse...with a small move of your wrest you can easily move the cursor from one end of the screen to the other end, gives you a very easy navigation...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If only it didn't require batteries...

    • Written by from Aurora

    I really love this mouse especially for side scrolling when editing but the bluetooth connectivity makes it useless. It's glitchy and it seems to burn through batteries fairly quickly. If only apple made a wired version. Mighty mouse is in the drawer for now.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for serious graphic designers

    • Written by from Farmington

    Have you tried using this mouse when you're in Illustrator? It's all over the place. I cannot use the Apple Magic Mouse for design and have switched for the trackpad. It took a little getting used to but I use it daily now and have never looked back. When I need to be even more precise I use a Wacom tablet. Apple just can't seem to make a good mouse...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form leaves function in the dust

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My new magic mouse is beautiful. Typical Apple elegance, redefining the aesthetic concept of the lowly mouse. Except - every time I try to use it, I am horribly disappointed. My fingers find no natural home on the impeccably symmetrical, totally convex flowing surface. I have tried everything from gripping the sharp edges with my thumb and ring finger and arching my forefinger and middle finger to the forward corners of the upper surface, to laying my entire palm atop the device and trying to capture it against the table. Nothing works well; unintended commands send my now overly feature-laden desktop skidding off in odd directions.

    I hate this thing. And I hate that I am forced to hate it. Apple, please reconsider the relative contributions of form and function before you design your next piece of art.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Mouse...

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This mouse is beautiful, amazing, fast, holds incredibly battery life and feels great in your hand. It's amazing what Apple can do!

    I bought this a few years back along with the rechargeable battery pack which is a life saver. Everything Apple creates is carefully thought through on a consumers daily use. The rechargeable pack is small, charges quickly and doesn't take up space in your suitcase, backpack or even a pocket. Whereas chargers for Energizer, Duracell and other 3rd party brands are invasive.

    I highly recommend this mouse, it's the best $69 you'll ever spend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse I have ever used

    • Written by from royersford

    I Love this mouse from Apple and wish I would have bought it a long time ago after messing around with all of the Logitech's!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    you're gorgeous...

    • Written by from Victoria

    ... but it's just not working out. you're way too unpredictable. I'm afraid I'm ditching you for your friend logitech m510. Seriously - I've been trying to use this mouse for work for the past 3 months and I just can't take it any more. Way too sensitive when working in illustrator or InDesign. You're zoomed in trying to move an object precisely and Magic mouse decides to go for a run to the opposite side of the page - really really frustrating. Maybe it's me and not you?????

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    Being a recent Windows convert, it took some time to get accustom to this mouse. But now I love it and is probably the best mouse I have ever used.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Chandler

    Very hard to use. Horizontal scroll, really? NOT USEFUL! So annoying.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Magic Mouse is disappointing

    • Written by from Ontario

    The Magic Mouse is visually appealing and when it is working, it is fine (better than okay, but not excellent). These are some of the more frustrating problem areas:
    --It uses up two AA batteries (as others have written) approximately every three-four weeks. Irritating. I ordered some high-capacity rechargeable batteries in hopes that this would help me from buying new ones. This created a new problem with rechargeable batteries. Because they are not as strong as regular AAs, they need to be replaced about once each week, which is quite inconvenient.
    --It disconnects. About every few weeks, my Magic Mouse decides that it is not going to connect/pair with my MacBook Pro laptop. Irritating. Even if the batteries are registering as more than 50 percent charged, I usually have to replace the batteries to get it to pair with my MBP.
    As a comparison, my Apple wireless keyboard works terrifically well, never drops its connection with my MBP, and the batteries last for about a year or more.
    I was going to buy another Magic Mouse, thinking that mine was just a dud. After reading the reviews, I will wait until a new and improved model is available. We should not have to buy a competitor's product just to get a mouse that works.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Garden City

    This mouse is great. I was apprehensive in buying the mouse. I myself am a review reader so I get hesitant when reading some of these bad reviews. I use a 2013 macbook pro and have had no problems with this mouse. I find the multifunctions very useful and not confusing at all. I also use this in the classroom. I can have my computer at my desk and the mouse up in front of the classroom to teach and it works just fine. I have had to change the original batteries recently (thought the battery life on those were a little short) but I put in some lithium batteries and seems to be doing just fine. Love the fact that I do not have to shut off this mouse all the time. It senses when the computer is on and off, or sleeping. This is a very functional and useful mouse. Only thing it falls short on is tasks that require you to hold down the first "button" which clicking the second. For example in a first-person shooter where you zoom in your scope with one button and fire the shot with the second. I don't expect this mouse to be a gaming mouse at all but found it almost useless in first person shooters like Borderlands 2.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing product

    • Written by from Davis

    The BEST mouse I have been ever used. Amazing product

    2 of 7 people found this useful