• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome... but!!!

    • Written by from salinas

    i love this mouse, but it's not that good for gaming and there is no expose feature like the previous mouse. Although I have that issue solved with better touch tool.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but scroll gesture interpretation could be a little better

    • Written by from Cleveland Heights

    Overall, I like the mouse. In fact, I have 3.

    That being said, Apple could do a bit to improve the finer points of its gesture interpretation. The mere act of touching your palm to the mouse can sometimes be interpreted as a scroll gesture. To avoid this you have to hold the mouse from the sides without touching your palm to it. In certain applications, this becomes incredibly annoying because after scrolling I have to re-center the window.

    It seems like this could all be avoided by forcing the mouse to only interpret scroll gestures if they initiate in the top half of the mouse. Since the palm of your hand usually only touches the bottom of the mouse, this would reduce inadvertent scrolls and still allow for longer scrolls that cross the mid-way threshold.

    Just my 2c.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The magic mouse

    • Written by from CALGARY

    Well as a Mac Book Pro user I was looking forward to getting one of these for my imac. Yes it works very well. It does take a bit to get used to but yes it is worth it on that note. It is a bit load when moving it around but I now find I have to move it around less because some of the features.

    My one complaint about this and it is starting to be come more and more of an issue for me as I go along. No power dock!!! As much as I can use rechargable batteries it would be great if there was a dock to plug the mouse into. I would really just perfer a cabled option on the mouse, but I know I might be the minority on that part.

    Overall it does work. I would give it a 5 but I am giving it a 3 on my dislike of using batteries and also not having a corded option.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there!

    • Written by from Boulder

    At first, I loved this mouse. The new features are great. It has a sleek, new comfortable design. Two months later, the magic has gone. The batteries are already drained and some of the more subtle imperfections are shining through. I work in Google Sketchup a bit and this program hates my new mouse. It freaks out a lot. It will suddenly zoom way out or zoom way in. Even when I try to keep my index finger way off of the sensors, it continues to behave erratically. For a designer such as myself, it's a disappointment...

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's give and take

    • Written by

    I love the momentum scrolling and it's oh so convenient to be able to touch anywhere on the surface and just start scrolling. BUT, I used the 3rd and 4th buttons on my mighty mouse all the time and it's a little rough to have to go back to the keyboard for things like exposé and dashboard when all I had to do with the mighty mouse was squeeze or click the ball. I also wish the tracking was faster. I'm using 4 monitors and even at max tracking speed, it takes forever to get across them all. I still gave it 3/5 stars, though 'cause the magic mouse is just so sexy!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Miss my side click

    • Written by from roseburg

    The side click button was great for expose. Not having a scroll button to get dirty is great. This mouse proves that you can't have your cake and eat it too. Maybe my expectations are to high.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It Magically drains batteries

    • Written by from Pacific Beach

    While I love this mouse, it does tend to go through batteries rather quickly. I will have to buy a new set of rechargeable batteries since the battery life is less than a month.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well with macbook air

    • Written by from Amityville

    I like the mouse because it is very comfortable to use and everything, but for some reason all the functions it is supposed to have for example de screen zoom by "opening two fingers", etc dont work with my macbook air... I've tried to set it up through the "mouse" option in preferences but it just doesn't give the option to set up those functions as it is supposed to do!
    Is there something else i have to do to make it work?? is it because of the macbook air??
    help!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but what happened to the side click.

    • Written by from Buckeye

    Plain and simple great mouse but what happened to the side click?

    19 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    right click doesnt work

    • Written by from Dublin

    the idea is good but you cannot right click efficiently while your finger is on the left click side. You have to lift one finger before you can click a different way. This is mostly problematic when playing games

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    High battery consumption

    • Written by from Hawthorne

    I don't have doubts about the form and functionality (I missed the 4 button, it was very useful for me), but the battery consumption is very poor. Its a great failure.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats Batteries for Lunch

    • Written by from Chicago

    Yes, it looks cool. And yes, it works well. But, seriously, I put brand new batteries in on a Friday and by the following Tuesday, the power level was at 49%. What is that??

    I was told by someone at the Apple Store that there was a download available to fix the heavy drainage, but couldn't find it and checking with Apple Care revealed there isn't one at this time. Hope that changes. Ripping through the Costco-sized AA packages is going to get old.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomically Poor

    • Written by from Nashville

    Functionally speaking, this mouse is pretty amazing. Takes a short bit to get used to the heavier feel of a battery operated mouse. The Apple Store sales person assured me it would last several months left fully on, and would simply cease to stop working and not have any lag. It's an all or nothing kind of mouse. That made me happy. The scrolling, swiping, etc. are extremely helpful and useful.

    Ergonomically, this mouse is pretty poor. I would give it no stars or one star. It really wears on your fingers for long periods of time. You almost have to have three fingers on the mouse at all times, which makes your pinky that is used as a stabilizer feel a little awkward, as well as the tendons/muscles in your wrist/forearm from having to extend the three middle fingers the entire time to have a semi-comfortable feel.

    Great functionality. Very poor ergonomics. Looking forward to the next try.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better But

    • Written by from Crawford

    This mouse is certainly a huge improvement over the wired version. No more "gumball". The bluetooth is excellent and works flawlessy. No issues. Functionality of the mouse is very good not excellent. I sometimes find that the right click is hit or miss. Biggest issue is ergonomics. I find that it has just to low off a profile to be very comfortable for long periods of use. It has served the purpose of cleaning up my desktop and getting rid of the wires. I also purchased the wireless keyboard and am happy with it. My suggestion? Work with it at a local seller to make sure you are happy with the "feel". Other than that it has met all my expectations. The feel of the mouse knocked it to a three star rating.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't get mine to work

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    The scroll worked the first day. Now, it works likes a regular mouse. I can't get it to scroll. I tried to go into preferences and I've updated the software, but nothing has worked. I would give this a 5 star, but I can't right now..not until I get it figured out.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to work with!

    • Written by from Hastings D.

    Yes, this apple mouse is a very good mouse, but it is very hard to work with when i use Google(TM) maps.
    It is very hard because i try to zoom up on something and it really does go crazy, as the mouse is multi touch anywhere on it, i just put my fingers on it sometimes and it moves the whole screen on Google(TM) maps.

    Otherwise this mouse is a very great one, looks good and does fine.
    Thank you for reading this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking is Awful

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have been having many issues with the tracking on this mouse one min it works great the next its awful I own a Mac Pro so the only thing I can think of thats causing this problem would be the aluminum case and as far as the battery issues many people are having when you buy cheap batteries they dont last as long as the good ones I use Energizer Ultimate Lithium they might be pricey but they last and they are light so stop buying cheap batteries

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Revolutionary Ergonomics

    • Written by from Morwell

    I'm going to try explain why this mouse is the most comfortable thing you've ever used as a peripheral pointer.

    I bought this mouse when I had too much money to play with, I wasn't that keen on it as I had heard that you couldn't activate expose, dashboard etc. When it arrived, i was a bit upset because gestures would not work due to usb overdrive being installed, and that caused nightmares. I uninstalled it and now gestures work as described.

    Holding the mouse will take an evening to get use to. You don't lay your hand on it like a conventional mouse, you simply lay your arm flat and rest your palm beneath it holding it with your thumb and ring finger by the sides. Your hand should not touch the mouse at all besides the thumb and ring finger. Place your pinky on the side and let your Index and Middle finger curve and sit nicely on top.

    What you have now is a mouse that has all but eliminated sweaty palms; puts the wrist in a neutral position; and provides surgical accuracy because of the control coming from the fingers not the wrist.

    I've read a few reviews and taken some of the best adjectives to describe what it is like.

    EXPOSE SPACES DASHBOARD
    There is third party support for this in a niche application called Better Touch Tool. It pretty much adds every feature you want. It provides countless adjustments for pressure sensitivity, timing, dead zones (which I haven't found a problem with yet.) I'm taking off a star for lack of this support from Apple.

    This thing has potential by the truck loads. Rotated two finger gestures and finger tap sequencing for volume control and other commonly used features need to be implemented by somebody please!
    Another star off for lack of imagination into what this thing can do.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, mediocre on function.

    • Written by from San Juan

    First off the design is absolutely beautiful. Everyone who sees it just loves the look. Its definitely a mac. However, i only gave it 3 stars because i preform FUNCTION over form. I was disappointed to see that the 3rd and 4th buttons previously found on my mighty mouse are now gone. I got very used to being able to center click and have Expose pop up my windows then click and bam i was there. I still use hot corners but clicking on the fly was much faster. I didn't use the 4th button (squeezing the mouse) too often so I didn't lose too much there. The upgrade from the rolling ball is nice, i used to hate having to clean the mighty mouse ball out all the time. As for the finger scrolling, i find the mouse often lagging behind my swipes. I may be sitting reading an article for a few minutes then by the time i get to the bottom ready to scroll it seems the mouse has "fell asleep" and the first swipe is never recognized, making me have to keep swiping to "wake the mouse up" so it can function properly. The tracking as others have said is for lack of a better word HORRIFIC! I use a 22" Samsung 1920x1080 monitor and i find myself picking up and moving the mouse all the time. Its quite annoying to run out of "mouse pad real estate." This is my main complaint, Apple PLEASE FIX THIS!!! All things said and done, unfortunately i would not purchase this product again, i would just stick with my old mighty mouse.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but beware the following...

    • Written by from Barnet

    If you're upgrading from a Mighty Mouse to this one, be aware that the lower profile of the new Magic Mouse does not fill your palm like the Magic Mouse. This takes some getting used to.

    It will kill a pair of AA batteries in a calendar month (around 8 hours' activity per working day. This is also true of Apple's latest 2-cell Alu Wireless Keyboard)

    The sensitivity of the touch-surface sometimes makes Google Maps unusable, as the lightest touch causes the map to zoom in/out at a furious pace.

    Other than that (and the hefty price), it's excellent. Caveat emptor.

    11 of 11 people found this useful