• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic is Magic

    • Written by from Markhan

    I brought an apple magic mouse last month. The apple magic mouse is very useful for me, because I change my computer form PC to MAC. I use the PC for so many year. sudden I use the MACBook Pro. this new computer I could not complete to got all the function. Lucky the apple magic mouse let me practice the new method and the old method. So I am very fast to catch how to use my new MACBook Pro.

    1579 of 2312 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty sweet mouse. Kind of pricey for what you get.

    • Written by from Winthrop

    I initially bought the mouse when I had a college dorm, and I loved it. It looked great on my desk, and functioned wonderfully. I had only one problem with it. I got Half-Life 2 for my 13" Macbook Pro, and while using the mouse was a lot easier than the touchpad, it seemed to have hypersensitive scrolling, which changes weapons in Half-Life and produces an annoying buzz due to the weapons changing so fast. Even with the scrolling sensitivity all the way down, with a slight slide, it would scroll a few pages worth of normal scrolling.

    Then I transfered to a different college, and moved into an apartment. My table (my stand in desk for now) has a glass top, so the mouse doesn't work on it. I didn't really expect an optical mouse to work on a clear surface, but I thought this thing was "Magic".

    Other than those two minor issues, it really is a great mouse. I would recommend buying it. The price is a little steep, but you get what you pay for. Every gesture seems natural, its very sturdy, and it should last a long time. My only question I have about it still is... "Will it blend?"

    485 of 492 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A lovely but slow-moving mouse

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I just purchased my magic mouse and after using it for a few minutes I'm generally impressed by it. My only real qualm is that it is not a fast mouse. Unlike my Mighty Mouse, when I use the Magic Mouse (on the fastest 'tracking' setting), I'm forced to move the mouse much further than usual to get it across the screen. The other functions are great and it's visually pleasing. I guess I'll just have to get used to lifting it off my mouse pad and using inertia to get it across the screen. If only the tracking were as sensitive as the Mighty Mouse. If you need to move your cursor across the screen quickly, avoid this mouse like the plague. If you don't mind dragging the mouse around more it's an impressive tool.

    335 of 344 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but....

    • Written by from Candor

    Excellent mouse, so smooth, no moving scroll parts that get clogged with dirt, but prepare to invest in MANY AA batteries. This thing eats through batteries like there is no tomorrow. If they made one with a cord, it would be the best mouse ever.

    315 of 317 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    • Written by from Minokamo

    Battery drain pretty fast!

    312 of 317 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Complementary to Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Bloomington

    This mouse is perfect for browsing with Safari. Easy to click on links within the same tab then swipe to shuffle through multiple pages. It does not swipe between tabs, you have to use keyboard command or click on tab. The scrolling works much better than a traditional wheel, and is easier on your hand. For me the mouse could be larger, but the size is OK. The double click twice to access Mission Control doesn't always work; it is easier to use keyboard or trackpad 3 fingers swipe up. The ability to swipe between full screen apps is great. Overall I use this most of the time with a combo wrist rest/mouse pad; and it has replaced my other small bluetooth mouse. I still use a larger mouse for photo editing and have a trackpad nearby for certain gestures and to put my hand in a different position.

    175 of 175 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse... especially on Mac

    • Written by from New Haven

    I've had this Magic Mouse for about 8 months and I love it. It works seamlessly on my MacBook Pro 2011 but not so smooth when I use it on WIndows 7 Professional bootcamp. You'll have to set it up to be able to use on Windows. I have no major complaints. Prior to buying it, I read a lot of comments on the battery life. I don't think those comments were worth it. I've been using the same batteries since I bought this mouse. Granted, I don't use it every second of every day. But if you are just a regular laptop user who only uses your laptop mainly at home when you're away from your office computer, then you shouldn't have an issue with battery. I switch the mouse off when not in use. I also got the rechargeable batteries but I'm yet to use those. At this time, my mouse is running on about 50% battery power and it's working fine. I'll give 4-stars because it doesn't work as smooth on Windows!

    148 of 150 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Red Rock

    Bought this mouse for christmas so far so good. I also bought the wireless keyboard. The mouse has some real nice features with Lion. Swiping between screens for one example. Kinda of like using my iPhone. Battery life is still at 100% installed on the 25-Dec with moderate use.

    131 of 131 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall Mouse

    • Written by from Alhambra

    Apple's first true mouse, I used the Apple hockey puck mouse in high school and never really liked the mighty mouse. Since then I've only bought high-end Logitech mice like the VX Nano, Revolution, MX 1000 and MX 1100 etc. I've stuck to Logitech for a few reasons, battery life, quality, Nano USB recievers, ergonomic feel and design, all of which are superior to the competition. However, with that being said, the Apple magic mouse will be the first mouse i will buy not with the Logitech brand. It has great feel and everything feels so very natural. It has some weight to it which is actually beneficial to the finger gestures on the mouse. Although you may consider this mouse pricey, I will not comment and will not rate it based on price only overall quality, the reason being is that I believe I people's price preference changes the overall rating of the product too drastically.
    Now the quirks...the back and forward gestures are very hard to do depending on the surface of your table or where your at. Instead i wish they added some sort of side buttons (yea right!).
    On a further note; we have the mighty mouse hooked up to the new 27" iMac in-store demo (not apple store) and the mouse was working over 50 feet away through 5 bookshelves and wifi signal and several metal stands.

    163 of 196 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Device with a Couple Drawbacks

    • Written by from Mill Hall

    I love this mouse and how easy it is to navigate on my computer. I would never want to go back to a regular mouse. However, this thing eats batteries, and sometimes, it loses the connection to my computer. On a few occasions, it hasn't wanted to reconnect to the computer, so I have to revert back to the touch screen on my laptop. I would still recommend this product, and I'm going to try the Apple battery charger.

    129 of 130 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but has battery issues

    • Written by from Keller

    I've been using my Magic Mouse for several months now after an unfortunate tumble killed off my wireless Mighty Mouse. It fits well in my hand and the Multi-Touch functionality makes it hard to beat. The Multi-Touch interface is a bit too sensitive to use for serious gaming so I keep a wired USB mouse handy.

    The only real issues I have with the Magic Mouse have to do with the batteries. First, this thing uses batteries faster than anything I've ever seen. I usually only get about three weeks out of a pair of alkaline batteries, if I'm lucky. The last time around I switched to Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries and they lasted about two months. Second, likely owing to Steve Jobs' insistence that Apple products look good, even on the inside, the engineers created a nice-looking battery compartment. The negative terminals are spring-loaded buttons rather than just springs and the positive terminals are recessed. The problem is that they are so recessed that not every battery has positive terminals long enough to reach the contacts in the recessed space. I bought some Rayovac alkalines since I didn't have any spare lithiums and the grocery store didn't stock lithiums. The Rayovacs couldn't reach the positive terminals! I had to resort to balling up some small pieces of aluminum foil to fit in the recesses in order for contact to be made.

    Lesson learned? Always keep a spare set of lithium batteries handy that I know will fit.

    129 of 131 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it is

    • Written by from Calgary

    Don't buy this mouse expecting it to be good for gaming, or work particularly well outside of OS X. It won't. The touch-based scrolling just doesn't work with applications that weren't designed to use it.

    That said, used within OS X for most any application you might use, it's awesome. The gestures are simple and intuitive. It pairs really easily with your computer, while being very responsive. The batteries last for quite a while. And, ergonomically, it fits me very nicely. Within Lion, support for some new gestures has also popped up. Definitely the ideal mouse for general OS X use.

    119 of 119 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent product, however not worth anywhere near $70.

    • Written by from Lake Zurich

    the design and function of this mouse is perfect. everything works as advertised. very sleek and elegant. however, $70? way too much for this mouse. even tho it's a fantastic mouse, it's not worth $70. just because things are overpriced, doesn't mean it's a bad product. would still highly recommend, but either cringe and spend the $70 or get one new or used on other sites for less.

    115 of 117 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best mouse ever, but...

    • Written by from Lakewood

    Well I would like to say that I love this mouse. There are some great things and some things that I do wish it did. I like how there is no longer a scroll ball that after time doesn't work. Here's the but, I do miss that scroll ball button feature that allows me to jump to the dashboard. I do wish that they do add an option in the settings to allow a way to add a click somehow to allow quick access to the dashboard with out having to click on the icon on the dock or keyboard. Other than that I love it.

    136 of 160 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    • Written by from Winthrop

    Love this mouse, but am replacing batteries constantly. Would be the perfect mouse if they would fix the battery life problem.

    107 of 108 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A good companion for the usual user

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    It took me a couple days to get the gestures consistent (mostly the two finger swipe between spaces). Since then it has served me very well. It functions with good responsiveness on my desk even without a mousepad.

    It does eat batteries like crazy. I had to use my little travel USB mouse when I ran out of batteries unexpectedly. But going without the magic mouse made me appreciate how much I relied on its functions. So I solved the battery problem by getting some rechargeable batteries from Target.

    It doesn't fit your hand perfectly but I suspect that's only an issue for heavy users (e.g., programmers, gamers). I've experienced no pain.

    100 of 102 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but tracking is slow

    • Written by from Stevenson Ranch

    I have been using the Magic Mouse for a little while now and it is a great mouse. I love the scroll ability and it has a great feel. My only criticism is the tracking speed is slow. The tracking speed is how far/fast it moves on the screen when you move the mouse. I have tracking set as high as possible, and I still have to frequently pick up the mouse and move it over to complete a move to the far side of the screen.

    I also am running Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion, and the mouse works great. There is no side to side scrolling, but I am used to that even with my Logitech mouse. Up and down scrolling works great.

    133 of 168 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Not as sensitive as i like it, besides that, perfect!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionally great, but...

    • Written by from Baltimore

    ...not so comfortable. I use it when I work from home all day and my hand starts aching after just a couple of hours. It's so nice and streamlined, but I sure wish it was more ergonomic.

    The only other negative is that the swipe can be a little too sensitive and does not allow adjustment. One wrong touch and your document goes scrolling waaaaaaay fast the wrong way. Nothing's perfect, I guess.

    Otherwise, the mouse is brilliant - it is fast and responsive, and I only have to change the battery every couple of months.

    92 of 96 people found this useful