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AppleMagic Mouse
 
4.6

(based on 388 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (295)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate tracking (297)
  • Comfortable design (296)
  • Fast response (286)
  • Glides smoothly (278)
  • Great features (240)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable design (24)
  • Poor battery life (21)
  • Limited surface compatibility (20)
  • Catches easily (9)
  • Slow response (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (289)
  • Professional (213)
  • Web browsing (210)
  • Travel (111)
  • Gaming (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (256), Casual user (97)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (206), Business (151)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (257)

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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5.0

What Took Me So Long?

By David

from CT

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Design
  • Glides Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional

    Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

    This is the most trouble free mouse I've ever owned. The feel is fantastic. You hold this thing, hardly registering that it's there. The bad thing is not remembering to turn off the power.

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

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    5.0

    Fantastic Mouse

    By Rich

    from Terryville, CT

    Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

    Great Apple product at a reasonable price from an outstanding supplier, B&H Photo.

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    5.0

    Wish they made one for Windows..

    By buccscott

    from Palm Beach, FL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

      Slick device! Swiping on the mouse itself IS magic!

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

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      5.0

      awesome! simply the best!

      By digital312

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Power user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Professional
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

      very precise, tracking is dead on and finger gestures are awesome! using on my Mac Mini and connection is rock solid.

      only gripe is this mouse is a battery muncher, rechargeable batteries are a must!

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

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      5.0

      Excellent Mouse

      By Labzzz

      from Florida

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Professional
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

        At first glance this seems like an average mouse at best. However, the slide and glide features (think iPad gestures) are the best thing going for it. It allows me to access mission control through a "light double tap." Very responsive and though you can't see it, you can add right mouse clicking features as well.

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

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        3.0

        Sleek but expensive for what you get

        By kbr00ks

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Collects Dust

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

        I got this to use with a MacBook Pro -- was tired of resting my wrist on the sharp edge of the computer when using the built-in trackpad. I like this mouse OK, but it does seem overpriced for what it is. (Some will say "typical Apple" but I find most of their products to be worth the price.)

        I was able to adjust the speed well enough for my use, and tracking is good. The shape seems fine to me, in fact I prefer it to the more bulky "ergonomic" designs. But the bottom battery cover touches the desk surface and scrapes slightly, despite the two plastic runners; it's already getting marred. In general the bottom seems to collect more dust than other mice I've used, maybe because the metallic bottom surface creates more static electricity. Battery life seems good so far.

        I bought this partly thinking that I'd take it when traveling for work, but I may reconsider given the price -- don't want to lose it!

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

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        5.0

        Should have bought this a long time ago

        By RAS

        from North Carolina

        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:

          Great product. Once you use this you will never go back to a conventional mouse.

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

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          4.0

          Very good mouse, but....

          By karthik

          from Vienna, VA

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

          • Accurate Tracking
          • Glides Smoothly

          Cons

          • Slow Response
          • Uncomfortable Design

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

          Out of the box, scroll will be an issue for sure. It is too slow. I installed MagicPrefs which controls the speed and gave lot of other additional configuration. However, Right click is a nightmare. It is tool hard, but I guess I will get used to that. Also, position of right click is little awkward.

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

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          5.0

          A good product

          By Mhm

          from sao paulo

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Fast Response
          • Great Features

          Cons

          • Inaccurate Tracking

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Professional
          • Traveling
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

          For the price I found it at B&H, it was a good purchase!

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

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          5.0

          Great experience.

          By steve

          from nj

          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

          Great experience.

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          5.0

          Works Great and Would Recommend!

          By mikechie

          from Orlando, Florida

          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
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

            Easy to setup and use, very helpful.

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

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            5.0

            Geat Product

            By Captain Tim

            from Arlington, TX

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Tracking
            • Comfortable Design
            • Great Features
            • Works On Any Surface

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

              The Magic Mouse by Apple is a terrific product. We received it promptly and pairing it up with my Air Book was simple and quick. It has a couple of very useful perks that help browsing and viewing. I would recommend this product to everyone.

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

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              5.0

              It works perfectly

              By Greg

              from Levittown

              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
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                Hope to see a rechargeable one in the future!!

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

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                5.0

                great mouse

                By Steveo

                from Greenbank, WA

                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 daily in my home. I really like the "auto-scroll" fingertip control. As opposed to having a scroll wheel. Ergonomically superior to many other mouses "mice" I've used before. I recomend this product to anyone.

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

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                  5.0

                  Can't

                  By Michael B

                  from Jacksonville, Florida

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                      By far one of the best computer mouse on the market. A great design and fits perfectly in any size hand. Highly recommend any Mac user to get it.

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

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                      5.0

                      High Quality & Versatile

                      By Alan

                      from Ft. Rucker, AL

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Tracking
                      • Great Features

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use
                        • Traveling
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                        I returned another gaming mouse and bought this one instead. It works on most surfaces including bed sheets, tables and counters. Its very easy to pair, and does so automatically after the first time. It auto-sleeps to conserve battery, and the battery status is shown under the device's entry in the bluetooth menu. It's very comfortable, and the gestures are actually useful, and also easy to perform on it without it sliding around.If you are looking for a quality mouse to use for your MacBook, get this one. You won't be disappointed.

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

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                        5.0

                        Apple does it again

                        By Gabe

                        from Pasco, WA

                        Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                        Apple brings the ease of finger swipe navigation to the mouse while moving around the screen easier!

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                        5.0

                        Great build quality, easy set-up.

                        By MannyB

                        from Greenville, SC

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Price

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use
                        • Professional
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                        Use with Mac Mini. Build quality is great. The feel while you use is great. Mice are easier and more accurate to use when they have some mass to them, and this is a solid piece of equipment. Set-up with a Mac is extremely easy. Reliably reconnects when computer is turned back on or returned from sleep.

                        Only con is the price. It is a little pricey. There are many options out there that are not as good but a lot cheaper, but there isn't much out there of this quality that is extremely cheaper.

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

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                        5.0

                        Apple Magic Mouse

                        By Karen G

                        from Boston,MA

                        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

                          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                          Exceeds my expectations...I just love it...very smooth operation and responsive

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

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                          5.0

                          Great.

                          By Yuck

                          from Victoria

                          Comments about Apple Magic Mouse:

                          Shipping is really fast. Everything's great. Thank Bhphoto.

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