• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What the heck was I doing......

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    I'd been using the regular usb mouse for two years since I first bought my computer and I'd always had trouble with the tracking ball. I cleaned and cleaned and it would work for a bit then go back to its old ways......not to mention the annoying cord that was always in the way.
    This is an expensive mouse for sure - but its so awesome I'm so annoyed I used that other piece so long. This mouse is fits in my hand nicely, tracks without a hitch, clicks with authority, and has a good weight to it....you'll see what I mean. The different tracking features are great and set-up is a cinch. Its hard spending money like this on sometime like a mouse, but you'll be glad you did.

    309 of 312 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea. Poorly executed.

    • Written by from Poulsbo

    Because I appreciate the careful and honest reviews of others, I will detail my experience as follows: I was very exited about this new mouse mainly because the scroll ball on my Mighty Mouse is quite lame. I tried the Magic Mouse at a local Best Buy and though it seemed a little awkward, I hoped I might get used to it at home with my own set-up, so ordered one from Apple. I received it today and after about 30 minutes of Photoshop work, my hand began to cramp quite a bit. My excitement about this new device began to cramp as well. There are a combination of design issues that contribute to ergonomic problems: 1. The low profile gives you practically nothing to hold on to, forcing the use of a flatter hand, which provides less control. 2. The aluminum sides are very slippery and are curved down and inward which causes the mouse to slide away just a little as you press either the left or right buttons while trying to hold the mouse in place. This is amplified by the very slick bottom rails (which, had the body not been so slippery, would be a good thing). 3. The click mechanism is a bit stiffer than on the Mighty Mouse - taking more effort to push and combined with the slippery grip, creates more hand stress. The combination of these issues makes for a very uncomfortable design. Others might like it (and I tried my best) but if you order one, don't be surprised if you soon want to return it. I'm glad the designers had fun making it look pretty but IMO they should have kept the Mighty Mouse shape, ditched the scroll ball and added touch capability. The customer service agent was first rate in handling my return promptly.

    370 of 442 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Mouse Issues

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    Well, I am back to using my good old "plug in" mouse. At first I liked not having a cord but after the first month or so of using it, it began losing connection with my Mac. It jerks around the screen and hasn't been very reliable. Every time I begin to use it, the screen scrolls down and I need to make adjustments. Today, it lost connection again and after turning it on and off, changing the batteries, etc., the arrow was frozen in time. Maybe when Apple makes improvements on the product, I will give it another try but, for now, my "plug in" will be my first choice.

    288 of 295 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Houston

    The most amazing mouse I have ever used!

    284 of 290 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Port St Lucie

    I finally went and replaced my wireless Mighty Mouse today since the ball stopped working in it. I decided to go with Magic Mouse and it is really worth the money. Love the swiping and other gestures. Really awesome mouse and really comfortable to use.

    280 of 283 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

    • Written by

    There are times I really like it, it scrolls easily throughout most Word documents. If you remember to turn it off each night, the batteries will probably last longer for you--I always forget. It is just AWFUL in Excel (I am using Office 2011) as well as in two of our in-house database programs. The slightest touch, the lightest breath, and it flies through these software packages and I have to scroll back to where I was only to have it jump forward again immediately. It won't sit long inside a cell--it just doesn't like Excel. I have set it to slow down as much as I can, and this hasn't helped. It's like driving on black ice. Given my enthusiasm when I took it out of the box, I now have to say I hate it.

    282 of 293 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Stafford

    I love this little device because; I don't have to worry about a cord getting in the way when using it or a place to plug it in. I can use it all the way across the room or use it when during a presentation. I like it because of the many functions of the mouse instead of the standard to button mouse How easy to set the functions to my pacific needs. I also like how much longer I can use it before I have to change the battery because of how little energy it uses.

    270 of 275 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Independence

    I love how smooth & precise the Magic Mouse is. Didn't want another track pad since my MBP already has it obviously. Gestures on it is unique but didn't expect less from Apple.

    Price seems expensive until you compare it to junk Microsoft and other mice. Dread going to work and using the cheap piece of plastic Dell mouse that came with the, ugh, PC, that I have to use. It's that good.

    269 of 274 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I generally really enjoy apple products but the magic mouse is awful. I've had so many problems with it - everything from having to replace the batteries twice a week (seriously) to constant disconnecting and reconnecting so much that it's unusable. I've even called apple and the best answer they can give me is to buy new batteries. Do not buy this product.

    293 of 323 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless

    • Written by from Deerwood

    This is the best mouse I've ever owned. I hated the mighty mouse, so I was skeptical at first. However, I've had it for a week and I love it! I have it paired with a 2011 Macbook Pro. It's expensive, but I'd recommend it.

    260 of 266 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse! Ergonomics not a problem!

    • Written by from Greenwood

    Before buying this mouse, I had read tons of online reviews talking about how bad it was and how it was ergonomically horrible. Right now I'm using it and I must say...I have large hands and it is amazing! The gestures are intuitive and the tracking is superb. Ergonomics are okay, but I have only been using this mouse for a few minutes so hours of use could be a problem.

    I played minecraft with this mouse and I rate it 3/5 stars for casual gaming. The tracking and right clicking was fine, but the scrolling wasn't right for minecraft and I'm sure some mice are more comfortable for hours of gaming.

    Surfing the web was a solid 5/5 stars.

    General use was 5/5 stars. No problems.

    249 of 251 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!

    • Written by from Walworth

    Be ready to impress anyone who sees this mouse! It is absolutely incredible! While it can function like any other mouse (you can set it to left and right clicks, so don't let the one button fool you) it has so many cool features. This mouse is great to work with or just fun to play around with. It has a long range and battery life is extremely long (I only have to change my batteries every 3 months!).

    248 of 253 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly disconnects, poor ergonomics

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Without a doubt, this is a beautiful looking mouse, and the multi-touch ability is really nice. However, it's all form and poor function. The mouse consistently disconnects, a problem I don't have with other mice, and it's the most uncomfortable mouse I've ever used. It's low profile makes it uncomfortable to use for extended periods. Most importantly, though, it's the least reliable bluetooth mouse I've ever used, disconnecting constantly (once every five minutes or so).

    Maybe I got a bad one. I certainly think I may have, given the glowing reviews from others. However, I feel I should judge this based on my own experience, just to balance things out over all the reviews.

    235 of 241 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Pixie Dust Here with Magic Mouse - Stick with $10 Mouse

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Having been a loyal Apple enthusiast for quite some time, I have to admit that I hesitated a bit in buying the Magic Mouse owing to all the negative reviews it had received out there. But, again being a loyal Apple enthusiast, I bought it.

    I encountered, like many, the connect/disconnect issues on a daily basis, but I didn't find this all that annoying ... the critter had to take a break I guess. What really frustrated me beyond anything was the unpredictable "pauses" the thing would take while I was designing or simply browsing. The cursor would just very briefly yield to nothing while your hand was in the middle of moving the mouse across the design or something. Imagine for a second that you were clipping an image, erasing a fine line, or simply moving to click a button ... and suddenly your cursor is not where you're expecting it!

    I will not buy this product again. It has wasted much of my time, and really disappointed ... I really expected more from Apple ... at least a mouse that works as well as a $10 one.

    240 of 254 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!

    • Written by from Sunrise

    I recommend, this is a revolutionary mouse, Congratulation to Apple Team!

    232 of 239 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but...

    • Written by from Randolph

    It came with my new iMac. I love the way it scrolls. I have smallish hands, so it's a nice fit. Some don't like the way it drags a bit on a mouse pad, I find it to be more precise (for graphics) because of it. However! It looses connection way too frequently, and not due to battery life. And it is so sensitive to touch that it tries to change pages (laterally) when I am not trying to. I suppose that I will get used to the movement issue. But the disconnect is irritating. Each time I have to power off from the bcd of the computer to reconnect. Oddly, the keyboard (which is also wireless) doesn't have that problem.

    217 of 219 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    • Written by from Maroussi

    This is the worst product Apple has ever produced. Very genius concept; very bad result though. Sometimes it stops working and you need to remove the batteries, then put them back. If you want to right click, you have to take extra care not to touch the mouse with any other finger due to the multitouch. Sometimes it lags very badly.

    208 of 218 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why isn't this 5 stars!!??

    • Written by from Riverside

    I read one negative review on here that made me wonder if all the other posts were just the typical cult followers praising yet another addition to Apple's pristine lineup. I just purchased my new 21.5" iMac yesterday and I must say.... THIS MOUSE IS AWESOME!!! It feels great in your hand, it's intuitive (as a mouse should be), and makes browsing and scrolling feel very organic. Apple always keeps me guessing as to what they will think of next. They've done it again, and this product definitely delivers!

    259 of 321 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse and Improvement from its Ancestors!!

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Ok, so I read a lot of reviews today on the Magic Mouse and would like to post my own review to clear up some false allegations.

    To the people saying that the mouse only works for clicking and the gestures do not work, you need to restart your computer, run systems update and then restart again when prompted in order to update the mouse settings. It takes literally 3 minutes to do.

    Responsiveness is way better then the mighty mouse and if you are having some problems, go to system preferences and make it faster. I was used to the speed of the Logitech Laser Mouse so when I got my Magic Mouse I just made everything super fast so it would compare. It is great and works the same.

    As far as gestures, I am sure more gestures will be added since there are no buttons just like they have updated things on the iPhone so be patient. Why do people try to kill a new innovation in its first 30 seconds. I mean, if you think there is something out there better then go be a Windows user cause that is what you sound like.

    Lastly, for people saying their hands are too big, there is not need to smother the mouse. Just grab half of the mouse and then use finger for gestures. The whole mouse is a click surface so unless you need to right click, you do not need your whole hand on it.

    Anyway, not trying to defend Apple or anything just telling it like it is. I think the mouse is great and if you are reading this to figure out if you should get it or not, I say get it. It is amazing specially the easy of scrolling and navigation.

    232 of 273 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but need lots of improvement

    • Written by from Singapore

    Pro
    1. Well designed with new concept
    2. Stylist

    Cons
    1. Tracking is not sensitive enough
    2. The Magic Mouse will lack (Poor response) when computer is under heavy-load
    3. Just a slight touch on the surface it moves. When I scroll down or up the page, it will have a slight jump just before my finger is remove

    191 of 196 people found this useful