• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 excellent years of use, battery life not that bad - use the off switch!

    • Written by from Lafayette

    I've had my magic mouse for years, and now that it has gone missing I'm buying another.

    I've had no bluetooth connectivity problems at all. If I switch the mouse off when I've finished work my battery changeout time is rather good. Periods when I do not switch off the mouse lead to battery changeout of every 4 or 5 weeks.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spastic rodent

    • Written by from Centreville

    The cursor is constantly skidding away from where it is supposed to be. Didn't someone at Apple try this annoying appliance out before foisting it on us?

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Mouse is Truly Magical!!!!

    • Written by from Copiague

    The fact that it loses its blue tooth connection EVERY 10 seconds to maybe a minute, is magic. Just to get to this spot in the review took 20 minutes! I am disabled so to return it would have been a hassle. When I first got the not so magic mouse, I came here looking for answers and at one point thought I did find an answer. I followed the directions and it did work better…for one day. Now it has gotten so bad that I was forced to buy a different mouse, which I did and am waiting for the delivery. If I could have given a rating of no stars, I would have. So save your money and the aggravation and get yourself a different Mac compatible mouse! BTW, I know 2 people who threw theirs out!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty bad

    • Written by

    This mouse is terrible for gaming you cannot press both buttons at the same time which is essential for some games also the left button is kind of hard to find other than that it is nice not to have to switch between screens with the track pad

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great start to what could be my favorite mouse

    • Written by from Vancouver

    First off I see a lot of reviews about how bad it tracks. That is the one thing it does superior to any mouse I've ever used. The trick for me was to throw away the mouse pad and just use it directly on my desk. Then it is very precise, fluid and responsive. The vertical scrolling is very smooth and linear. First bad thing is battery life. I wanted to say more but I'm tired of seeing the red message saying some of my words cannot be published. I've edited until I'm blue in the face and used two programs to make sure I'm under 300 words. A little more feedback on what words or a word counter would be helpful.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical yes, but frustratingly inconsistent

    • Written by from Quincy

    It's an amazing mouse, when it works OK, which is 95% of the time. But when you run out of battery power (and if you don't have extra AAs around), or when the Bluetooth connection fails for some reason or just takes a few moments to be recognized, you remember how very, VERY essential a mouse is to doing anything on your computer, and it leaves you feeling powerless and absolutely infuriated.

    I came online looking for a corded version (because honestly, a 12-inch cord is not all that intrusive, Apple), and they don't even make one. The touch trackpad has ruined me for all other mice; I mean, you just can't go back. Those wheely scrolls on PC mice are a joke (and of course the tiny scrolly ball that the old mighty mouse had would always jam or break on me after a few months, so that's no better). But I can't take the inconsistency anymore.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works great in 10.5.8 leopard

    • Written by from Toronto

    I downloaded software and connected without problems. Momentum scrolling is possible by using terminal application. just search for it. Works really good on my old powerbook g4, I like the momentum scrolling. Would have given it a 5 but software doesnt include the option for momentum scrolling.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Schenectady

    Listen to the other reviews. Try working with a speadsheet and have the thing zoom your sheet 100 columns to the right out of the blue.

    I was in the Albany, NY store a few days ago. They have 8-9 iMacs and a few minis. It used to be that only 2 or 3 had the trackpad and the rest were the "magic" mouse. Now, there is only ONE iMac with the magic mouse. I wonder why that is?

    Maybe I'm "holding it wrong". This mouse should be recalled. I want it swapped for a wired mouse.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I didn't want to like it!

    • Written by from Browns Mills

    I really didn't want to like it because of the price and I thought the trackpad on my new MacBook Air would be sufficient. But after a week of use I love this mouse. It is ergonomically superior to other mice I have used and it is really responsive. The built in touch features mimic the trackpad functions and it is super convenient. Besides the price it really is a great product.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Chaska

    Im an Advertising Major so I am always in Photoshop and inDesign, had the mouse for a few days, only used it to browse the web. I have a new Macbook Pro (Bought in Feb of 2013) and haven't encountered any issues with connection or comfort.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must have!!

    • Written by from Chesterfield

    This mouse is a must have for any mac owner. I have a macbook pro and have found it essential for creating playlists, drag and drop features. if you are put off by the price, my advice is just buy it and you will soon forget how much you paid for it when you see what a fantastic product it it. Thanks Apple!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO STARS EVER!!

    • Written by from Dulwich Hill

    This is the biggest piece of rubbish in the history of computing. This mouses loses its connection with my laptop, positioned no more than 10 cm away, literally every single time I attempt to use it; sometime multiple times. I spend more time switching it off and on again, and clicking and moving it randomly until the connection is restored than actually using it for its intended purpose. I have used more disposable batteries in this device alone than in all other battery operated devices in the remainder of my life, and even with Apple branded rechargeable batteries, which I stupidly also purchased, I am constantly switching them. This is the most frustrating device you will ever own!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky it's a looker as this is a lemon.

    • Written by from Hillarys

    A lot of people complain about the ergonomics. I've never personally had a problem with the ergonomics because I stop using it out of frustration long before any physical discomfort can set in. The acceleration/deceleration is poor - shocking in fact. When slowing down it's like moving the cursor through lumpy molasses. And then you find you've run out of room and need to pick the thing up in order to continue the movement because you haven't quite reached where you needed to go.

    "built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want" the synopsis on this site tells us. This is simply not true. For example, the acceleration isn't adjustable in the default settings. Why, why, why? You can change this setting in the terminal which helps somewhat but this doesn't fix the problem of its inexact, jittery movement to begin with. This, it turns out, can be partially remedied with a mouse pad that my 6 year old $15 mouse never needed. I suspect the rest of its jitters is down to the bluetooth connection (an overrated technology if there ever was one).

    On the plus side, the gestures work well and it is nice to look at.

    Poor, Apple, poor. Your marketing department sure can sell a story though. All style, no substance.

    Buy this mouse only if you don't mind troubleshooting, workarounds and compromises.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works ok but battery life is ridiculous

    • Written by from Vancouver

    works fine overall, but the battery life is ludicrous

    some brand new batteries only last a couple weeks, the best rechargeables fully charged can last almost a month under normal use. You waste a lot of time and money changing batteries

    Apple should design a mouse that is more energy efficient--this kind of battery life is ludicrous

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Brossard

    Love it !!! It's light weight and easy to use !!! Connecting to bluetooth was easy like 1,2,3 !

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Works Great

    • Written by from Dallas

    It would appear that all the "professional" mouse users really don't know what they are doing. I have used this mouse for years with no problems what so ever. I'm buying another just for fun.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by

    I was sceptical about buying this mouse. I read a lot of good and a lot of bad reviews. Then i decided to buy it and now I love it. (only had for 20 mins) so far so good will see how it performs later on.
    Thank you apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible for spreadsheets

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I really, really want to like this mouse. But it is utterly useless when using spreadsheets. It seemingly randomly jumps hundreds of cells, meaning that I spend more time going back to the desired cell than actually entering information. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I've put my "magic" mouse on the shelf and have mouse a logitech mouse. Not as pretty, but lets me do my work...

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from VINELAND

    When this mouse works it's great but the connection is so sporadic it renders it useless, the bluetooth functionality of both mouse and keyboard leave a lot to be desired, I went back to my old wireless pc mouse and the connection is fine.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful Edges

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I'm an art director, so I use Photoshop.... A lot. Since it requires constant mouse use for making paths and selections, the sharp edges on the sides begin to cut into the side of my finger. I had to switch back to the previous, more rounded version of the mighty mouse. I love the design, but they should taper the corners a bit more

    16 of 20 people found this useful