• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very functional and easy to use. No problems yet

    • Written by from Aiken

    I bought this mouse to use with my Macbook Air, as I am not a good trackpad kind of guy, and have enjoyed it since I got it out of the box. I had to go to it's control panel on my Macbook Air to change some settings (speed, swipes, etc), but it has functioned flawlessly since I got it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

    • Written by from London

    This is a dreadful piece of kit. It looks great, but barely functions as a mouse. Sometimes the cursor jumps about all over the place, and the tracking, although clever, is awkward and over complex for the task- what's wrong with standard microswitched buttons? Apple stuff can be great, but avoid this one and save your money.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad.

    • Written by from Redding

    The concept of the Magic Mouse is great. Love the way it works like both a mouse and a touch pad. Love the ability to scroll gracefully horizontally and vertically with the top of the mouse (this part is elite). However, the tracking not super accurate or as smooth as you'd expect from Apple, but even this is Ok for most of my uses. Low to mid-level gamers should go clearly go somewhere else.

    The thing that is most bothersome to me is the ability to 'right-click'. Even after months of practice I'm only able to get a successful 'right-click maybe 50-60% of the time. This wastes a lot of time.

    With my experience with Apple's normal standards in mind (very high), this mouse is well below average. I ended up using another mouse for a year and only keep this one as a backup. It is basically a great concept that hasn't fully arrived (IMO). I would totally get and use one if they fix these 2 issues (tracking and right click).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the mouse that roared!

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I was having a screaming session with my mouse...again!
    It wasn't moving around freely and was a real drag (lol), but then I turned it over and noticed that the apple icon on the bottom was very dirty and had some gunk on it.
    I took a very light grit sandpaper and went to town...I was able to smooth it down until the icon was shiny again and guess what?
    My mouse now rolls around my desk like it was on roller skates and the cursor moves happily and easily again!!
    I'm loving it once more!! Try it....

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

    • Written by from Austin

    I have this mouse for 3 years and still works like new! Of course with some wear on the sides but still works perfectly with no signs that will die any time soon.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design...big eater for batteries

    • Written by from Hilversum

    Not even a year...my MM..is already broken....what a shame!!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Moves easily with a few household supplies. Two finger swipes not good.

    • Written by from Jakarta

    Put clear packing tape, cut to fit, on the rails.

    Take a smooth mousepad and tape a notepad (8" x 6") of about 30 sheets
    thickness to the mousepad.

    Put the Magic Mouse on it and it moves around effortlessly like a mouse should!

    I know you shouldn't have to do this for the mouse to work so I deduct one star from five.

    In addition, the two finger swipe isn't easy if your fingers and the mouse aren't completely clean and dry.

    One finger swipes are fine though and I find myself using those a lot more often.

    On a more positive note, battery life is good but then again I am using the more expensive Energizer Advanced
    AA alkaline batteries. In 5 days the battery has gone from 100% to 88% which isn't bad at all. If it declines
    by 12% every 5 days that means it should last at least a month. The employee at the Apple Store
    said alkaline batteries last about a month. There are always rechargeables or Lithium batteries too.

    It looks nice and matches well with my computer. Aesthetically pleasing.. elegant. Matches very
    well with my Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Mac mini.

    Scrolling is a wonder and effortless. I like tapping it with two fingers to bring up Mission Control.
    Flipping through photos by moving one finger from left to right is easy.

    Using a two finger swipe is an annoyance though (to bring up Dashboard). I suppose that is
    what the friction-filled rails are for...to keep the mouse steady as you swipe with two fingers
    but that sacrifices movement and most of the time we don't need to bring up Dashboard.

    Perhaps my next purchase will be the Magic Trackpad as I believe that is the future for non-gamers
    like me who only check email, lightly browse and view the occasional YouTube video.

    It's a great mouse for a laptop but for a desktop it just feels like it is lacking. Sure, I have it working
    effortlessly right now but I shouldn't have had to rig it to make it work like it should have done
    straight out of the box.

    Apple products are wonderful and I am a big fan but their mice leave something to be desired.
    There is some room for improvement.

    Everything else Apple makes is top notch.. no doubts about that. :-)

    My advice: go for the Trackpad or do like I did and use clear tape and the notepad trick
    to make it glide along with ease.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, works ugly.

    • Written by from Pensacola

    The absolute worst mouse I have ever owned. It looks really nice from a design point of view, but it basically is unusable in anything with precision needed. Avoid if you are a creative professional like my self. I do film and audio production and no way I could use this mouse for hours on end, day in and day out on small GUI interfaces that are the norm with those type of programs. I'll stick with Logitech for now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke it in a month

    • Written by from Hampshire

    On the bottom there are two black things that help it move. Well now they broke off after a month. It doesnt work like at all. It doesnt work on most surfaces and is horrible for anything besides scrolling. DO NOT BUY!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I must be using a SPECIAL Magic Mouse

    • Written by from OCEANSIDE

    Honestly, I read all these bad reviews and thought to myself, "I must have gotten one of the good ones." Problems with connectivity, lack of responsiveness, battery power consumption, left/right click non-functionality: I have none of these problems. Well, maybe the battery consumption, but even that is only pretty much what I would expect. I use rechargeable lithiums and they last a good 45 days between charges (and I never turn my MM off). It loses connection on rare occasions, but turning it off and on fixes the problem. The touchtop is incredibly sensitive, so no problem with responsiveness. And you really just have to click far to the right or left, not closer to the middle of the unit, to get that l/r functionality. Make sure to go into Preferences to set it up as you like.

    I love this little guy, and I make a living with my Mac. No tech is perfect, but between the elegance of the design to the functionality it brings, I am a solid fan of the MM. Maybe there was just a bad batch out there.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works 1/2 of the Time

    • Written by from Lubbock

    At home, it works - drops signal once an hour. When out in public (e.g. at a coffeehouse) it will not work at all. Poor product, and definitely not worth 70 dollars from bestbuy. Save your money and buy another mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from Gorham

    This is the first Apple product that I really, truly hate. I have been torturing myself using it for nearly a year. Two different operating systems...yes, I am on the latest...and having tried every adjustment suggested in Preferences, it still drives me crazy in both Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. It has cost me hours of frustration and wasted time and I am finally done with it. I will go back to a wired mouse or find a better wireless mouse. One star...it looks and feels great. Shame on you Apple for making such a poor product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be amazing if it worked well.

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    The idea behind this mouse is great, but the connection isn't good. The scroll feature isn't consistent. I can scroll with my finger over and over and over and the page won't move and then suddenly it's scrolled all the way down.
    The pointer control is similarly inconsistent.
    DO NOT BUY!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic

    • Written by from Montclair

    This thing is awesome! Apple is the bestseller ever!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection gets lost all he time

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I've had my Mac computer for 2-3 years and have the wireless keyboard and mouse. I love the idea of wireless, but for more than a year it always seems to lose connection. I think it needs new batteries but that doesn't help. Reading reviews for the regular mouse are not so great, so I guess I will have to suffer with this, or just get a new one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uni-Left-Right Mouse Button Design = EPIC FAIL

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you want constant frustration, than get this mouse.

    Otherwise get one that has separate left and right mouse buttons such as a Logitech or Microsoft.

    This mouse may be called 'Magic' but it comes no where close to being magical in its design and function.

    The uni-button design fails 99% of the time to distinguish between a left and right mouse click and often leaves me frustrated as it would perform a mouse action opposite to what I intended.

    Not worth the price and you're better off getting 2-3 mice for the price of this Apple 'Magic' Mouse.

    I finally ended up throwing it out and replacing the Apple Magic Mouse with a Logitech one that has separate Left and Right mouse buttons.

    Do yourself a favor of not spending the money and experiencing the level of frustration by getting another branded mouse that has a better design and function (separate left-right mouse buttons).

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely when it works

    • Written by from Kansas City

    It works. Then it decides not to, becoming disconnected every minute or two. I hate this device. Unreliable. I've tried two and they did not last, and I cannot figure out why it keeps getting disconnected. Solving problems like this one, via online sources, is time consuming and often unsuccessful, so I don't try anymore. I wish Apple still cared and supported their products instead of relying on customers to help each other.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally given up

    • Written by from Wilmington

    I've used the Magic Mouse since they first came out. 10 years?...I don't even know. I've gone through 4 just recently; battery dies in a heartbeat, and the battery house stinks so it keeps shutting off. After folding up bits of paper to tighten the batteries in there, and the Bluetooth constantly disconnecting, I've finally said 'forget it'. I WANT another one. I love the design, the ease-of-use, side scrolling, etc. etc. But $69 every 6+ months is plain silly, and apparently I'm just a glutton. The irony? I'm using a Microsoft mouse for my Mac, and it works beautifully, lasts forever, and cost <$20. Wake up, Apple.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse I've ever owned

    • Written by from Pullman

    As God is my witness, I cannot figure out what the negative reviewers are talking about. The Apple Magic Mouse IS the best mouse I've ever owned -- and it's my first wireless mouse! It tracks perfectly. I can set it up so that if I click the right side of the mouse, it "right-clicks." It scrolls by just rolling my finger over the surface -- no noisy, annoying roller buttons. The technology contained in this little $69 mouse is outstanding. i would buy this mouse 100 times over rather than buy any other mouse I've ever owned once.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved, but not really

    • Written by from Camrose

    Glass top is a nice improvement over the mini-ball of the mighty, which gunks up and requires replacement every few months, but this mouse is ergonomically painful and hurts the back of the hand & wrist within minutes of use and chomps through batteries which are full of nasty chemicals. Strange, this company doesn't seem to have the wit or will to figure it out. Expensive landfill matter.

    4 of 6 people found this useful