• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has a mind of its own

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    It's pretty cool most of the time, but if you're ever trying to do something on a map it can really mess you up. Every 5 minutes or so you have to start over. I wish I had my old scrolly wheel back on the mouse, then I could control when it zooms way out or in.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    compared to the Trackpad...

    • Written by from North Saint Paul

    I can not rate the magic mouse very high only because of the the battery drains way to fast. Otherwise I would highly recommend it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating to use when in Google Maps

    • Written by from Thunder Bay

    I find the Magic Mouse very frustrating to use in Google Maps. The very sensitive top surface causes the maps zoom in and zoom out uncontrollably.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as expected

    • Written by from Edmonton

    The mouse tracks well enough, but the clicking (left or right side) isn't always accurate, the two plastic tracks on the bottom don't move very smoothly on a mouse pad compared to a standard mouse, and I found the multi-touch features to be far less responsive than the magic track pad or the track pad on any of the laptops. I hope they come out with a second version that improves on this one. Still, it's sure a huge step up from the Apple mouse.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kobayashi

    • Written by from Calgary

    At first I thought this mouse was "neat". Now unfortunately it is the biggest frustration on my desk. This thing goes through batteries like Kobayashi goes through Hot Dogs.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a bit to get use to

    • Written by from Poplar Bluff

    I got my mouse today actually and using it is different. You have to get use to it for a while but after that it is awesome. One note though, even with apple's tracking all the way up it mouse is still slow. I like my mouse settings tight so i barely move the mouse and the mouse flys across the screen I used another piece of software to make it even faster than what apple will allow it. Now it is perfect. Best (and most expensive) mouse I have ever bought.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    battery dont last long

    • Written by from tyresö

    Didnt last more than a month thats pretty bad. was the included ones.

    Hopefully its just bad batteries

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet design

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I love the mouse. i Just got my first Mac Book Pro and partition it so as to use windows 7 and it works great on both sides...right click and left click works fine also the scroll .... .My only issue with this mouse is that with all its features it does not have the PAN feature and it takes getting use to on Auto-CAD Architecture which i have substituted with the zoom feature..(PAN would be nice).. i'm hoping an update comes up to fix that feature issue. so far so good.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's nifty, but...

    • Written by

    Got this mouse with my new iMac (great machine btw). It's a nifty little device and I can see where apple was trying to go with the trackpad built into the top of it. However, it's an ergonomic nightmare. I suffer from carpal tunnel and this mouse does nothing but make my wrist scream out in pain. It's also horrible for gaming, if you move your hand at all it will register as a scroll and you've just changed weapons, or locked the controls in order to select a weapon.

    If you're used to a mouse with some grip to it I'd say stay away from this little guy. If your hands can take a bit more punishment and you're not a gamer, then go ahead and buy it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't control mouse in Excel!

    • Written by from Bradford

    I am new to Apple, and generally love all of it. The Magic Mouse works fine for everything EXCEPT Excel. It is way too sensitive, and for some reason keeps scrolling right when I want it to stay still so that I can enter data. I have important spreadsheets which are now in peril.

    I've adjusted everything I can adjust, but no luck. Do I really have to plug my old Dell mouse in?

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's wonderful for multitouch. That's about it.

    • Written by from Belton

    I have had my Magic Mouse for about 2 and a half weeks now. The multitouch features are what really sells this mouse. Although... I can't get the thing to track fast enough, it has this feature to where if you drag it slowly it moves at a minimal pace but if you move it faster it moves longer distances. This contrast between the amount you move it and the amount the cursor moves it just too... weird It's really awkward to use at first.. It's no good for playing any kind of games. While playing a game it uses that same feature to where if you're sniping in a FPS or trying to be precise in any kind of game you can't be but whenever you get frustrated at how slow its moving and move it faster, your scope or whatever moves completely off target.

    Pros:
    Great for general Mac use. Awesome multitouch features.

    Cons:
    Doesn't track fast enough, and isn't good for gaming at all.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be great...

    • Written by from Madison

    I bet there are a ton of these types of reviews, but this mouse is too small! The touch features are great, wireless is fine (though some might complain about batteries, but not an issue for me), but this thing hurts my wrist! I just wish that Apple would make a larger one, feel free to charge more, that fit comfortably in your hand and had all of the touch features (really like how there's no ball that gets nasty anymore). I'd rather not buy the latex thing that fits it to your palm, why can't we just have a larger one.

    P.S. Where did this belief come from that everyone wants smaller tools, like the keyboard? Maybe if you use a computer rarely, but those of us who use them daily and often prefer to have equipment that's comfortable rather than take up less real estate.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What a cool mouse with TONS OF HAND PAIN.

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I bought this mouse to because I am an Apple Fan. Apple did a good job making this mouse, I like the finger swap features. The first day when it came, within 10 min. my hands were hurting. Sadly within 3 days my hands really started complaining because of the ergonomics of this mouse. With large hands this became a problem. I also tried the magic mouse fix and that didn't work either I had no choice to return this and buy a Logitech M510.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but missing key features

    • Written by from Dothan

    So far I have adapted, but I really miss . . . I mean really do miss the side buttons. Working in graphics and having multiple program screens open live at once the side buttons allowed me to spread them out and get to the one I need in one small step via the side buttons, I also miss my third button in the middle which I had also incorporated into my workflow and now I have had to adjust and go backwards, slowing down to using the keyboard commands. Overall it is a nice mouse and feels ok once you get used to the hard edges of the Magic Mouse. My favorite feature is how is scrolls and has multi-touch functions. But, honestly I would rather have my middle and side buttons instead - minus the scroll ball. I had taken my last mouse apart so many times to clean the scroll ball it finally quit working . . . hence the upgrade. I give 3 stars instead of five because I have had to slow down my work because of the missing features I had grown accustomed to and the hard edges just aren't comfortable, although they are sleek. Still I would prefer comfort over looks.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a gaming mouse

    • Written by from Champaign

    I like to play Zuma, a fast pinball like game, and this mouse does not track well enough to play the game. There are times I hit the button, there is a delay, I'm good with spatial things, and this mouse will hit things 1-2 balls behind where I aimed. It will constantly pause the game when I had no intention of doing so, playing this game is getting really frustrating. For regular work the mouse seems ok, but it does not maintain connectivity or track fast enough to keep up with my gaming.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the idea, but ....

    • Written by from San Diego

    This is my first Mac and I am truly enjoying it. I like the ways that the magic mouse works (two finger navigation, scrolling, etc.). However the battery life is dismal. I find it amazing that i have to replace the batteries at least three times a month. I try to remember to turn the mouse off when the computer is not in use, but find it frustrating at how long it takes to reconnect to the computer when turned back on. Couldn't Apple have created some kind of dock to put the mouse in to charge while not using ? Also, the battery door feels flimsy. I'm always afraid I'm going to bend the thin metal when I replace the batteries. I haven't noticed this in any other reviews, but the mouse 'feet' feel scratchy to me and the mouse seems to stick at times when I move it. I've experienced this on several different surfaces. If there is any kind of dust or residue (heaven forbid!) on my desk, the mouse sounds scratchy as well.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not comfortable!

    • Written by from Chimayo

    While this mouse does everything it says it's going to do, the comfort of the mouse itself does not do it well.

    I do not like the flat feel of the mouse, as I am more used to a curved mouse. Perhaps there are some that enjoy that particular feel of mouse, but it doesn't do well for me.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty design, but not function.

    • Written by from McHenry

    The Apple Magic Mouse is an interesting idea, but it's not quite executed well. It's more suited towards a pretty design than usability.

    First: It could be way more comfortable than it is.
    Second: Bluetooth fails me to no end. It disconnects at least twice a day, sometimes forcing me to restart my computer in order for it to connect again.
    Third: Batteries get used up FAST. I have to replace them every week or more. For a mouse, that's extremely disappointing, I would expect them to last at least a month.

    Because of this mouse, I am always, ALWAYS going to be avoided bluetooth at all costs. Bluetooth gives me the most trouble out of all the wireless technologies on planet earth.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    If you're looking for pretty...

    • Written by from Portland

    then this is the mouse for you. I had hoped that the new mouse would allow for greater programming of the buttons, but it doesn't. I've switched back to my Logitech mouse, which allows me to program the right button as a double-click.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    • Written by from Regina

    I have been using it for a year now. I do like it for the gestures. The only things for me, is when I pick up the mouse to reposition on the desk the image I am working on gets scrolled off the screen. So need to keep my hand of it completely. The other is battery life. I have to change batteries in the mouse at least 4 times more than I do with the wireless keyboard. The only other thing it has lost connection with the iMac but only a couple of times but no big deal. I have a tablet and use the pen to choose reconnect.

    Batteries needing to be changed a lot is the big thing for me $$$$.

    9 of 12 people found this useful