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AppleMagic Mouse
 
4.6

(based on 433 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (332)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable design (330)
  • Accurate tracking (321)
  • Fast response (316)
  • Glides smoothly (308)
  • Great features (271)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable design (26)
  • Poor battery life (24)
  • Limited surface compatibility (23)
  • Catches easily (11)
  • Inaccurate tracking (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (320)
  • Professional (235)
  • Web browsing (229)
  • Travel (119)
  • Gaming (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (283), Casual user (107)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (226), Business (168)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (294)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best Mouse I Have Ever Used

This Mouse came with my iMac and is like a cross between a mouse and a trackpad. Like a traditional mouse you move the cursor by moving the mouse, and since it is optical...Read complete review

This Mouse came with my iMac and is like a cross between a mouse and a trackpad. Like a traditional mouse you move the cursor by moving the mouse, and since it is optical it will work on any surface short of gravel. The really cool features involve the top. The ENTIRE top surface is like a trackpad in that it responds to your fingertips. You can use it to scroll up/down, left right, Zoom in/out and page forward/back with the two finger swipe. Read the guide and the pamphlet titled Finger Tips that comes with it to fully utilize all this mouse has to offer. I think it it the this last feature, the two finger swipe, that most people seem to have a problem with. If you press down on the mouse too hard you will activate the one button click and/or move the cursor. If you move too slow it will scroll the page. The trick is to hold your index and middle fingers together and LIGHTLY swipe your fingers across the surface using a quick smooth and swift motion. It takes a little time, but with practice this light quick and smooth motion will become easier to the point of being second nature. The best way to practice is open your web browser and go to several different pages on the same window and practice swiping back & forth to page forward & back. Bottom line is once you get past this mouses' sleek futuristic aesthetics you will find a well thought out and powerful tool that speeds up your work. If it had not come with my iMac I would still buy it, though it has taken me time to fully appreciate all this mouse has to offer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stylish and uncomfortable

I expected an Apple product to be the best - and bought it blind. It turns out to be very uncomfortable, especially in extended use. the mouse sits very flat with no suopport...Read complete review

I expected an Apple product to be the best - and bought it blind. It turns out to be very uncomfortable, especially in extended use. the mouse sits very flat with no suopport for your palm , and your index finger ends up supporting your hand and wrist. After a while, it's literally painful. I would recommend the Logitech with the ball.

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4.0

does the job

By RC

from RDU, NC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Design

Cons

  • Limited Surface Compatibility

Best Uses

    Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

    the mouse does job but the price point could have been lower

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    5.0

    it's amazing.

    By Roger W.

    from Lima, Peru

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Great Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Professional
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

      easy to connect and comfortable for use.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Perfect so far!!

      By Miles

      from Saginaw, MI

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Tracking
      • Comfortable Design
      • Fast Response
      • Glides Smoothly
      • Great Features
      • Works On Any Surface

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Professional
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

        Fantastic! I had never used one before but I bought it expecting it to exceed my expectations like all my Apple products have so far. And it has done just that! It connects very quickly to my MacBook, and so far has worked extremely well on a variety of surfaces. It can also be customized which is very nice because it has more features than I really care to use. I have yet to find something I don't like about it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Like Magic!

        By CDJones

        from Montclair, NJ

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Fast Response
        • Glides Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Professional

          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

          This is one outstanding mouse! Pairs and connects easily via Bluetooth, easy to configure and works beautifully.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Nick

          from Montevideo, Uruguay

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Fast Response
          • Great Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Professional

            Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

            I use it daily and it has great features. Connects automatically to the computer.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Just What I expected from Apple

            By tracyfromcary

            from Cary, IL

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Tracking
            • Comfortable Design
            • Fast Response
            • Glides Smoothly
            • Great Features
            • Works On Any Surface

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Professional
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

              High quality, easy to use. Works with OS X just like you would expect. Highly recommend.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Works great!

              By Little Bear

              from Newport Beach, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Tracking
              • Comfortable Design
              • Fast Response
              • Glides Smoothly
              • Great Features

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Professional
                • Traveling
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                I use it everyday and love being wireless. I also love being able to select mouse settings. I never knew I had that option.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Love it

                By Tall Ships

                from San Pedro, CA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Fast Response
                • Glides Smoothly
                • Great Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Professional

                  Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                  What can I say? It works great!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  nice!

                  By timoctane

                  from st. paul, mn

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Tracking
                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Fast Response
                  • Glides Smoothly
                  • Great Features
                  • Works On Any Surface

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                    after dealing with an old corded mouse - this is a delight - right out of the box - just do a bit of easy bluetooth enabling and you're good to go!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    3.0

                    Not a very good precision mouse

                    By Frank

                    from São Paulo, Brazil

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Great Features

                    Cons

                    • Inaccurate Tracking
                    • Limited Surface Compatibility
                    • Slow Response

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                    Easy to set up, very good looking, powerful function when used together with a Mac.
                    Unfortunately it lacks precision and the cursor always takes a while to respond to your gestures.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    THE VERY BEST MOUSE FOR AN APPLE COMPUTER,

                    By MRFUNN

                    from RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Tracking
                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Fast Response
                    • Glides Smoothly
                    • Great Features
                    • Works On Any Surface

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Professional
                      • Traveling
                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                      THIS MOUSE IS THE VERY BEST! HANDS DOWN!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      Essentail Mac Accessory

                      By Shervin

                      from CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Fast Response
                      • Glides Smoothly
                      • Works On Any Surface

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                          Expensicve for a mouse *thank you good folks at B&H for helping to reduce that pain!), but the magic mouse is not just another mouse. It is essential for all my Mac users.

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                          5.0

                          In Love with it

                          By mk17b

                          from Satellite Beach, FL

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Tracking
                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Fast Response
                          • Glides Smoothly
                          • Great Features

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use
                            • Professional
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                            I literally love this mouse.

                            The smoothness of the way it scrolls, swipes and all the other multitouch features always has me blown away as to why can't any PC manufacturer make anything that comes close?

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By rocket

                            from boise, id

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use

                              Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                              Very easy to use.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              2.0

                              This mouse is really bad

                              By LizardKG

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Features
                              • Works On Any Surface

                              Cons

                              • Catches Easily
                              • Inaccurate Tracking
                              • Poor Battery Life
                              • Uncomfortable Design

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                                First of all kuddos to B&H. I bought a 27 inch iMac and when it arrived it had no mouse. I contacted B&H and thought it would be a big deal but they ship a new mouse within hours and had it home the following day. Thank you B&H. Now, the only problem is that the mouse was the magic Mouse. lol. This is my first Mac and like my previous PCs I'm setting it up to use the mouse for everything except writing. Screw keywords. I'm a mouse man. So I was surprised that the iMac really wants you to use the keyboard for keywords, etc, but I was really surprised by how bad the Magic Mouse is. Tracking is too slow even in the highest setting and the way is designed is giving me carpal tunnel. It's just an unnatural shape unless you have small hands. It is a beautiful mouse but I'm replacing it with something else as it is pretty much useless to me for everyday use. It works on any surface as claimed, but results depend on the type of material. My desk is polished solid wood and I don't think the mouse likes that too much. The bottom just rough it up against the surface making the tracking even worst. Kinda like pushing a car with no gas. All the gestures and functions are quite awesome but I turn them off as they are easy to turn on by mistake. For example, to zoom you click twice on the mouse, I didn't do it but the mouse would zoom 6 or 7 times a day by itself. I guess it's too sensitive. So my only plusses are: it's nice looking, it is usable. By the way, the only reason I got this mouse is because B&H doesn't ship imacs with the trackpad. And before I forget, the battery life is really short. This is my first battery but I bought the mouse a month ago and it is down to 29%. In a nutshell, way better mouses out there by Logitech and other brands.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Super mouse

                                By BT2205

                                from Nebraska

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Tracking
                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Fast Response
                                • Works On Any Surface

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Use

                                  Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                                  While a super mouse it is not detailed so as to work with CAD work or pinpoint detail in photographs.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome Product

                                  By CEO Tech Company

                                  from Santa Clara, CA

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Tracking
                                  • Comfortable Design
                                  • Fast Response
                                  • Glides Smoothly
                                  • Great Features
                                  • Works On Any Surface

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                                      Took a little while to get used to, but an excellent product

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      great

                                      By texaspeaches

                                      from austin, texas

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                                      love all the finger shortcuts you can use with this thing

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                                      5.0

                                      How Handy is This?!

                                      By mrs.s

                                      from ok

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Tracking
                                      • Comfortable Design
                                      • Fast Response
                                      • Glides Smoothly
                                      • Great Features
                                      • Works On Any Surface

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Use
                                        • Professional
                                        • Traveling
                                        • Web Browsing

                                        Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                                        Sometimes, you just need a magic mouse in addition to the MacBook. *Love.*

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        It does play good magic

                                        By Trios

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Tracking
                                        • Comfortable Design
                                        • Fast Response
                                        • Glides Smoothly
                                        • Great Features
                                        • Works On Any Surface

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday Use
                                          • Professional
                                          • Traveling
                                          • Web Browsing

                                          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                                          Apple does build a very solid mouse. Impressive.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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