• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life stinks

    • Written by from Hanahan

    O.K. in all fairness. I am an Apple-aholic. Love Apple products. Own one of everything except Apple TV. This mouse in theory is great. It came with batteries, but they must have been close to dead when I got the mouse. I changed the batteries and it's responsiveness got some better. Not at all worth the cost of the mouse in my opinion. I do not feel I have owned it long enough to call it a failure, but it is not blowing my socks off. If you must, buy it, but other than it is cute, it isn't all that.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    great looking and design

    • Written by from WAREHAM

    the mouse works well as a touch mouse and the features are great too but it doesn't glide very well it's more like dragging it across my desk tried several mouse pads and still feels like dragging! The problem is the two bars underneath the mouse that are the legs if you will have way to much contact with the surface and that causes drag. most mice have small dots for it to glide well less contact makes it glide not drag. That is my only problem with the magic mouse. I have found a surface to get it to glide better it's a teflon cookie sheet liner cut it down to the size I wanted and it was only a few bucks. I also found a good app. MagicPrefs is an application for OSX which aims to improve the functionality and configuration options of the Apple Magic Mouse.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs MUCH Improvement!

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    Apple's Magic Mouse is a great idea, but it needs improvement:
    1. It's WAY too heavy.
    2. It's WAY too noisy and rough. Change the rails to a continuous Teflon ring, as with the Apple Mouse. It's MUCH smoother and virtually silent. A continuous ring is more sturdy and more difficult to dislodge. Feet always pop off.
    3. Its trigger (clicking) mechanism is WAY too heavy. The trigger mechanism requires way too much force/action to activate. I'd like to see 1) a "hair trigger," and 2) add the "tapping" functions included with Apple's Magic Trackpad.
    4. Add a wired model. Some of us DON'T want wireless mice and keyboards! I prefer wired mice and keyboards because they're more reliable -- they NEVER drop out -- and use fewer system resources. Apple needs to employ the KISS Principle: KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product (except for 2.4GHz wifi interference)

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Bluetooth and 802.11b/n wireless use the same radio frequencies, so unfortunately the trackpad becomes very unreliable when you are heavily utilizing a 2.4GHz wifi network.

    The problem is slight when receiving large amounts of data (e.g. streamed video) because the interfering transmitter (the Wifi access point) isn't necessarily nearby; but when sending large amounts of data (e.g., wifi Time Capsule backups) the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad both become unusably laggy and jumpy, because the interfering transmitter (your Mac) is right next to it. The effect is the worst in clamshell mode.

    I was very disappointed to be forced to run wired ethernet to my desk in order to use my Magic devices with Time Machine over Wifi enabled.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    prefer the old style but the responsive of new

    • Written by from Catonsville

    it would be nicer to have the responsiveness of the magic mouse mixed with the mighty mouse. the mighty mouse is is a better fit in my hand.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but apple drops the ball on power saving.

    • Written by from Morgantown

    this is a nice mouse and I use it with my macbook pro laptop. Only thing..the battery dies every 3 weeks. I guess to save power you have to turn it completely off. LOL.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's my zoom function

    • Written by from Hayden

    This mouse is a beautiful sleek piece of apple magic alright, but I'm disappointed. I was expecting a multi-touch mouse that would allow you to use it to rotate and zoom in and out on the screen as well as scrolling.
    Some programs use the scrolling functions as zoom rather than scroll, which is a bit frustrating because it's impossible to tell which it will be until you try. I wish they would just make it so that it had zoom like the ipod touch and iphones have. it wouldn't be that hard to do it seems like.
    I do like the feature that the magic mouse has that involves the two finger swipe. It is great for moving quickly back and forth on web browsers. It is lacking a third button, but the two button mouse is infinitely superior to the one button mouse that used to be standard on all macs.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not for big handed people

    • Written by from yass

    Pros, the feels of the surface is good and buttons and scrolling work well. The weight is heavier than the usual corded mouse but I like my mice a little on the heavy side anyway.

    Cons, I have big hands and it is too flat for me and my hand gets uncomfortable after a while. Not a game mouse but OK. Price is high.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish, but not for productive users.

    • Written by from Canton

    This mouse is very stylish. It looks great sitting on your desktop. It is very cool how it mimics the track pad, but that's not very functional for a productive mouse.

    First of all, even those this mouse is stylish, that's one of its biggest faults. It's so thin and low profile that it is difficult to use. For instance, when you are dragging a window around a large space, you need to hold down a button and drag. After a while, you run out of space on your mouse pad (or even desk) to move your mouse while you are dragging and this forces everyone to pick up their mouse while continuing to depress the button to maintain grip of the window that you are dragging. It is VERY difficult to do this with this mouse. It is tough to grip and given that the entire mouse is sort of a big button, it is tough to keep it depressed while picking it up. Many times I have lost the "grip" on the window or icon during this. Just a minor annoyance, but still...

    Also, the thin design is not ergonomic at all. You will notice that if you use your mouse for most of the day doing drag-n-drop stuff, your hand will start to hurt a bit. This is not good. Can you say quick carpal tunnel setin?

    Also, this mouse basically mimics two mouse buttons and scroll. It also throws in the extra effect of swiping to go back and forth within your browser/finder. There is no other functionality. For instance, the trackpad on a MacBook lets you use 3 fingers and swipe down and get Expose of all Windows. Not on this mouse.. This, to me, is a deal breaker. I have been using a Microsoft mouse that has the two standard buttons, scroll wheel and a button on the left and right. I have assigned Expose to the button on the left. So if I'm mousing around and need to get a view of all windows open, I click the left button and I'm there. With this "Magic Mouse", I have to break that workflow and go to the keyboard, hit a button for Expose, go back to the mouse and select my window. This may be minor to some people, but again, if you are a productive user, mapping buttons on your mouse to Expose really is a big time saver and keeps you feeling productive. Anything that makes you break your concentration and makes you stop and think breaks your work flow. Given that all modern mice have multiple buttons, it was a really bad idea to leave the ability to have multiple buttons off of the "Magic Mouse".

    Again, it's very stylish and sexy. I'll give it that. But that's doesn't mean it's practical. A lot of people tend to bash Apple and say that all of their products are like this... I will always disagree. I'm *extremely* productive on a Mac and have been for years. However, this mouse definitely falls into that stereotype.

    If you are just an average user that uses iTunes, browses the internet and checks their e-mail, this mouse is just fine. However, if you are a productive user and use your Mac to do work and you have a lot of applications open at all times and you dig the idea of mapping buttons to the special Mac OS X features such as Expose, try this mouse out before you buy it. It will probably not suit your productive needs.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Eater

    • Written by from Athens

    The Magic Mouse is really cool. It's fun to use and is very responsive. I particularly like the scroll feature of running a finger up, down, and sideways. My only complaint is how quickly this mouse drains the batteries. I switched from alkaline to lithium and, although the batteries last a little longer, I wish the batteries would last as long as those in my TV remote.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle button support

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    This mouse can't be used with apps which require a 3-button mouse. I use several 3D graphics software packages which simply cannot operate without the middle button -- there are some functions you just can't invoke.

    I found a third-party app which can do a middle button by sensing taps to the central area of the mouse, but it doesn't work very well...

    So... avoid if you need the third button...

    Other than that, it is pretty slick. If Apple added middle-button support, I'd be happy with it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

    • Written by from West Hartford

    The mouse is definitely sleek and stylish. The feature potential is nice but the functional execution is not great. In order to make use of the many different multi-touch features you have to be careful with what parts of your hand are touching the mouse when you click, swipe, or tap. For example, an inadvertent touching with your palm is misinterpreted as a second or third finger when clicking.

    Also, the mouse doesn't conform to the natural shape of a hand. Other full-sized mice fit my hand bette. I also prefer the convenience of side buttons.

    Overall, if you prefer aesthetics over comfort, then the mouse will suit your needs. it does have many options (particularly if you install Magic Prefs), but takes some practice to get the hang of it.

    I think i'll try the track pad or just get a full-sized, multi-button mouse.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not for mac pro

    • Written by from Orlando

    bluetooth connection with mac pro is spotty. this mouse will drive you nuts when paired with mac pro...fine with other macs. problem has to be fixed with a bluetooth usb dongle. one less usb port. ugh!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not incorporate force sensing side buttons???

    • Written by from Mechelen

    First of all, I love the magic mouse !!!! Great design and great technology !! However I feel that it could have been even better if some technology from the mighty mouse would've been used in the magic mouse. For example, I work with a lot of screens. The force sensing side button linked to the Exposé function saves me a lot of time to navigate through them. I don't understand that the magic mouse doesn't have this feature. It's a practical and ergonomic button. Please incorporate in the magic mouse 2.0 !!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not That Magical...

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I have been using the Apple Magic Mouse for a little over a week now. I read up on some reviews and talked to some of my peers who also use the MM. I then decided to purchase the MM as a nice alternative to using the track pad on my newly purchased Mac Book Pro.
    The first thing that you will notice is the steep price but if you have been purchasing Apple products for some time like how I have, than this should be of no surprise. What I also noticed about the MM is the ergonomic design. The MM is a little flat compared to other products out on the market. The edges are a little rough and could have used more of a bevel radius. The MM takes a lot of getting use to with its awkwardly flat design and can cause some discomfort upon initial usage.
    On the plus side, the technology is very innovative. The MM is easy to use and shouldn't pose any problems. The battery life so far is holding up well. It's a decent buy but I just expected more for my $.

    Pros: Innovative Technology. Easy to use

    Cons: Too Pricey, Poor ergonomics

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad not great

    • Written by

    Mouse works really well but not suitable for a serious work mouse.
    Battery consumption is harsh. Needs 2 fresh AA batteries once a month.
    The whole surface scroll is a nice idea but I find that when working with this mouse I inadvertantly scroll when I don't want to because I moved my finger or I scrolled when I moved my hand to the keyboard to type. Would be nice to have the option of holding down a key to enable the scroll.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    • Written by from Wondelgem

    I used the mouse for 4 months now. Was really impressed with the responsiveness and ergonomics and had I posted this review 2 months ago, it would have gotten 5 stars.

    Negative points:
    a) it literally eats batteries. First thing you should do is get a pair of rechargeables. I find it disappointing that Apple never incorporates a rechargeable battery in its peripherals.

    b) much more annoying: after 3 months it started losing its connection on a regular basis, to the point that after 4 months it became unusable. Sure, it's still under warranty but once again, quality issues seem to plague what is priced like -and should be- a premium product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected more

    • Written by from Chicago

    Apple, you spoiled me by bring me such cool electronics and accessories that function better than most, complete with functionality that even an avid techno-geek didn't know was needed. Sometimes, though, your products fall just short of perfection.

    I love almost everything about the Magic Mouse. I have it for work, but I will not buy it for personal use only because it doesn't come with a built-in rechargeable battery. Give it a rechargeable battery in the next iteration and then we can talk about that five star rating.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but FAILS in sensitivity

    • Written by from Junction City

    I love everything about this mouse except that the drivers need to be re-written so that those of us who choose more sensitivity can have it. I have to drag the mouse all over the desktop which is ridiculous. Hardware-wise it's a 5 star. Drivers (which affects the entire experience) 2 stars. Apple.....Please fix this ASAP.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but too small!

    • Written by from Montreal

    Only 1 complaint: This mouse is too small! I love house this mouse works and dragging my fingers across the top to scroll is the best. Unfortunately it is too small. If I rest my hand on it like I would any normal mouse, my fingertips extend almost 1 full inch over the end forcing me to curl my fingers too much to use it. Frustrating! I keep checking out apple.ca for a new larger mouse for us large-handed folks. My ET Fingers are crossed..

    3 of 6 people found this useful