• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Technology A+, ergonomics F

    • Written by from Kalamunda

    There is no doubting this is an amazing device technology-wise. It functions beautifully.

    BUT! Did midgets design it? I get cramps using it it's so small. It's almost as if Apple has never heard of ergonomics. They have gone all out for style without any thought to usability, ie. form over function.

    Come'on Apple.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could do without the sharp edges!

    • Written by from Portland

    Positives: free from cords, more options and helpful iphone mimic surface
    Drawbacks: sharp corners on edges make for uncomfortable grasping, mouse scroll is still slower than corded mouse even at fastest setting.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, but doesn't feel right......

    • Written by from Roblin

    I love my Magic mouse, but it doesn't "fit into my hand" like the Mighty mouse or any other mouse around.... The Magic Mouse is too flat.... I hope to see that Apple will change that. Also the Magic Mouse dosen't seem to keep a good connection with my new iMac.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little small for this ogre

    • Written by from Plain City

    I love the trackpad of my Macbook Pro 13, but this mouse doesn't quite hit that mark.

    I have big hands. I need a tall, deep mouse. The Apple Magic Mouse is a fantastic example of Apple innovation, however it's a tragedy only the small handed can appreciate it.

    Hopefully Magic Mouse 2.0 is a little more ergonomically friendly to us giants!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, but could use a bit more battery life.

    • Written by from Parkhill

    I've had this mouse for just over a month now, and I do enjoy it. Its very slim clean, and make other mice feel bulky and large. although it does take a bit of getting use to the thin design...

    The only things I don't like about it is the no pinch buttons, I know alot of people complain about no 3 button but I miss the pinch feature more. And also I'm not really impressed with the battery life - I've read reviews about people saying that it will last about 3 months on one set of batteries this has not been my case. I had to change my set of batteries 1 month to the day - and I think of myself to be an average user maybe about 3-4 hours a day. I was really hoping/looking forward to a set lasting closer to 2 months.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lag

    • Written by from Orlando

    The Magic Mouse is cool and all, but it always seems to lags when I need it to work the most. Other than that, it's a really good mouse. Apple needs to come out with a software update or something.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that impressed

    • Written by from Merced

    I originally had the Mighty Mouse and loved it. When the Magic Mouse came out I thought it would be just as good, but it is not. The new scrolling feature is very convenient; however, not having a button to access the dashboard or having all youyr open widows shrink to all be visible is a major downside. I never realized how heavily I used those features but I do. Also, the shape of the new Magic mouse I find to be very uncomfortable. It is too small for people with large hands. Other than that, it is an okay mouse, not as spectacular as it is made up to be.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for some, not for everyone

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is a slick mouse but I actually prefer my previous mouse (I believe it's the mighty mouse). This mouse is great for your everyday user but as a designer I find it can get annoying at times because it's so sensitive.

    What I liked about the previous mouse that isn't included on this mouse are all the extra click options. I used the middle-click and side-click buttons for exposé all the time. The only downfall was the track ball sticking.

    Overall I think this would be a lot better if it had more button options... maybe 3 finger click or side buttons like the old one.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for user, bad for designer

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    Slick mouse. Works great for stock apps and the scrolling is cool. But, way to sensitive for Indesign. The page would scroll left/right/up/down at random. Difficult to do layouts when the page would scroll off to the side.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay, but not magic

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I like the scrolling feature, definitely a big upgrade over the mighty mouse (no more clogged track ball). The laser seems very responsive and precise. I don't like that you can no longer expose all windows (like you could with the mighty mouse) or that you can no longer display dashboard but clicking the track ball. Don't know why apple would remove these cool features. Overall it's a good mouse, but if you have a functional mighty mouse (mine broke) then I'd think twice before buying this one.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    • Written by from Montclair

    The Magic Mouse is amazing, it works like a charm. However, the battery is draining like crazy when it's lightly used. Even if my computer is in sleep mode, it drains too.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not great for designers

    • Written by from Reynoldsburg

    I loved this mouse at first, but will be going back to my old wired Apple mouse shortly...

    The scrolling feature is nice for web browsing, but in CS4 programs, the screen uncontrollably moving side to side up and down is far too annoying. You can't touch the mouse without making the screen move which is an occupational hazard for graphic designers.

    I was told in the store that the battery life was better than the last wireless mouse. But after only 6 weeks of use, the batteries are almost dead.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good...

    • Written by from Singapore

    I like the mouse quite a lot. It has quite a few things going for it, but nonetheless there are some inconveniences you may encounter.

    Here is a breakdown of my thoughts:

    Advantages:
    Seamless surface looks great
    Less parts (to break, unlike the old apple mouse, in which the scroll wheel broke easily)
    Very responsive and fairly customisable

    Disadvantages:
    Not easy to adapt to the flat shape of the mouse - doesn't feel that great in your hand (may vary from person to person)
    Must lift up left (primary) finger if you wish to right-click (secondary button)
    Sharp edges of the mouse make it more uncomfortable to hold than the old apple mouse

    Overall, I reckon that the mouse is worth buying, if you are willing to live with the small setbacks.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    just got it

    • Written by from Moseley

    okay so iv looked over several reviews and couldn't make a decision for my own about this mouse. everyone either LOVES or HATES it so it was had making the choice to go buy it but now that i have it i can see it is a great mouse its very nice but i can also see where people dont like it, but for all the reasons they dont like it dont bother me im use to it. what i would do if i was you guys is go to a store and play with one and make your own review for yourself!!

    13 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Interference

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Don't expect it to work all that well if you are using wireless internet. It appears that there is lots of interference between the mouse and the wireless network card, heavy uploading/downloading (file transfers) can render the mouse unusable. Otherwise great.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good not great

    • Written by from Schenectady

    Very sleek and cool and works perfectly 90% of the time. However, since it uses a bluetooth connection it interrupts my home theater system's wireless speakers. Sometimes a little dust will get caught on the laser eye and prevent it from working. Finally, I can't set it to do all the different things I did with the mouse that came with the computer and this is only because it won't let me program it to do certain things you could do with that mouse. Like it, don't love it.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    still weighty

    • Written by from DENTON

    I love the ideas behind the Magic Mouse and where gestures could lead. I also like the contours. HOWEVER, I have yet to find a cordless mouse that is lightweight enough to use all day long. I still think the basic, $10 logitech or microsoft mouse is the best for using 8 or more hours a day.

    STILL, I think Apple is on the right track, just not there yet. I think a small flat or slightly domed tablet with a ball or wheel on the left and a ball or wheel on the top each used by the thumb and index finger, plus the touch sensitive area much similar to today's magic mouse is where we need to move toward.

    If there were a Magic Mouse with a tail, i.e. a cord, that was light as a feather, I'd be using it but hence, I am back to my old standby.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay, but not as good as I expected.

    • Written by from State College

    The features of this mouse are really nice, but sometimes the mouse doesn't move the right way on the screen; it kind of glitches. It also is not very sensitive, so when you move the mouse it doesn't move very far on the screen, and to get it to move the mouse the whole way across the screen you have to pick up the mouse and move it back to the original position two or three times. For the price of this mouse, it is definitely not worth it.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tragic Mouse

    • Written by from Sutton

    The usability of the Magic Mouse is fine, but only if you intend to use it on a desk close to the computer. If you have a large screen and want to browse the internet from across the room, from your sofa, you're in for a headache. Until a friend posted a link to a Pref change for the Magic Mouse, I was bitter. Now it functions much better. I have it set all the way up, though for my minimac. In other words, check out the Magic Prefs that another nice reviewer made if you pick this up. I gave this item three stars, but only because there is no half star. (2.5 stars) Apple: FAIL (try again and for cheaper). You dear reader: think it over. Thanks!

    33 of 79 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch!!

    • Written by from Bel Air

    Great looking product. Functions well and as designed. If you have any form of wrist discomfort do not buy this mouse. It's a killer. I used it for 10 minutes and had to put it back in the box.

    7 of 13 people found this useful