• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost the perfect mouse!

    • Written by from New Braunfels

    Pluses:
    Love the need of no buttons, other than the power button to turn it on.
    Easy to learn.
    Able to place your hand almost anywhere to make it operate.

    Minus:
    Hard edged corner that mates between the upper polycarbonate shell and the lower aluminized shell.
    Since Apple is eco-friendly company; you need to replace batteries... why this did not come with a charger?????
    If you already have a bluetooth enabled Mac, you need to search Apple's site for the proper software to get the mouse to work all it's options. On Apple's site for the mouse, they should add a hyperlink to the download.

    Summation:
    A great mouse, almost perfect!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy sliding on the desk?

    • Written by from BOULDER

    I've had mine since it was available and generally love it. My only real complaint is that the metal "skis" it rides on makes it noisy on most surfaces.

    I may have found a decent semi-cure. Sticking some regular ol' Scotch "magic tape" (how appropriate) to the runners (skis) and trimming the excess off carefully with a razor, seems to quiet it substantially. I don't know how long it will last, but it's easy enough to replace from time to time.

    I hope Apple comes up with a more permanent cure in a future version.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Doh!

    • Written by from Chicago

    New to Apple, just got an iMac and Magic Mouse came with (so did wireless keyboard, but that's another story). Previously used PCs at work, this computer is at home and so far just for casual use. This mouse is very low-profile, and it does take some getting used to the feel of it. I've been working with it now for about two weeks, and I agree with those who say a higher profile might be more comfortable...I think if I was using it 8-10 hours a day, there would be some wrist issues due to the lack of curvature to the hand. I love that the entire surface is 'active,' and the scrolling features are marvelous.

    Now, don't get mad, folks, but I have to say that you need to do a little reading before you attack the product for lack of versatility. We can put some of the blame on Apple for not emphasizing the customizability of the product, but come on, it's NEW, you need to do your research to figure out how the features differ from what you were using before.

    The majority of complaints and low ratings on the product seem to have to do with the fact that there is no multi-button functionality. Several even complain about the lack of the right-click function. Folks, you can use it out of the box and it will have just basic functionality, but you can use system preferences to enable the right-click function (as well as others), and you can even download apps to further customize the thing!

    Anyway, I love the thing, and I suspect I will love it more as I play with the different possibilities and apps. Down one star for ergonomics, as noted above.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good; could be better

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Well, overall, it's a good mouse. The multi-touch is awesome; it's very responsive and effective when scrolling long webpages. The design is great, and the bluetooth connection works flawlessly with my macbook.

    Cons: the plastic top gets scratched really easily. One day of normal use made quite a bit of small scratches. A week's use made some deep scratches, unremovable by a cleaning cloth; it's not the end of the world, but be aware. Also, the tracking is not as smooth as I'd like, and it doesn't work on glass.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    • Written by from madera

    This is a nice little mouse! I am very pleased with it. Unfortunately, it does not work great right out of the box. After downloading MagicPrefs (third party app), it did everything I needed, plus some.

    Pros: very customizable (with MagicPrefs), the scrolling, tapping, and swipping gestures are quick and intuitive (better then physical buttons), has "cool" factor

    Cons: the devise is very flat which may cause hand strain. After a week of use, I am completely comfortable with it (takes a while to adjust). The device does not come with much customization right out of the box, but is easily fixed with a third party app.

    overall the best mouse I have owned. 4 stars only because Apple should have included more customization. 5 stars with MagicPrefs download.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What a relief!

    • Written by from Sausalito

    I spend almost my entire workday at my computer, and this mouse has greatly relieved strain on my hand.

    If you spend a lot of time scrolling through long documents or log files and you find your hand aching or getting stiff, I recommend getting this mouse. Instead of constantly wiggling your finger over the scroll wheel, you can move your finger across the entire surface of the mouse, transferring the motion from you finger to your elbow. It really makes a huge difference.

    Using gestures to navigate is nice too, but it's nothing that you can't do with the extra buttons on other mice.

    There are two ways it could be better. It's not rechargeable, but you can always use rechargeable batteries. It would also be nice if you could use the touch-sensitive surface as a trackpad.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse!! A little comfusing at first.

    • Written by from Winston-Salem

    This mouse is GREAT! I love how it enables you to go back and forward by a simple swpie! The shape of it, at first use for awhile is a little awkward. After a few times of using it, you will never want to go back to it. It's very nice, also, how it is wired and you can use it where ever (Except on glass!). It complements the bluetooth keyboard very well
    You can still do the "double click" feature easily on it through your settings on the mac. Also, you can view battery life, which is very nice. This mouse is very sensitive, it does not take a lot of force to move it where you want it, unlike Windows' mouses that are painful and have wires.
    I reccomend it! The only thing stopping me at first from a five is the fact that it takes some getting used to.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse-good but needs a few tweaks

    • Written by from Darien

    Personally, I think it's a good mouse. It's nice to be able to customize your mouse settings to your liking and turn certain features on or off. My only complaint is that the battery drains fast and you have to replace them often, which adds up with the price of AA Batteries.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid so far minus tracking speed and surface issues

    • Written by from Calgary

    I finally picked up one of these after humming and hawing (and waiting for the firmware update). Its been pretty good so far, with easy clicking, gestures and so forth. My issues are as follows:

    1) Tracking is too slow. Fortunately I fixed this by installing MagicPrefs and setting tracking speed to 200%.

    2) Tracking on granite is rubbish. My old dell wired mouse had no trouble at all on my granite desk, but the MM stalls constantly, so I'm forced to find a mousepad. It has been tracking fine on a piece of paper for now.

    3) Its a bit heavy, but this is an issue with all wireless mice. I wish they'd develop some power efficiencies that allow it to use AAAs or a single AA. Hopefully it won't cause wrist fatigue in the longterm.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect mouse...almost!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I have to admit, it is the finest mouse I have ever used. Hands down, on that one. My only complaint is sometimes the scroll goes crazy on its own when in Photoshop (CS4), and basically zooms in and out really fast for a second, then stops. I'm positive its not an accidental touch of my fingers. Also I wish you could rotate pictures in preview with it, since it is multi-touch, it should have had the capability. Like I said though....almost perfect mouse, but seriously the best so far to date.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse Apple has ever made

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I've only had this mouse for 2 days, but it is by far the best mouse that I have
    ever had from Apple dating back to my first Mac+ in 1987. I love the touch scrolling, and the way it easily handles left and right clicks. It does, however, have a some room for improvement. The edges are a little sharp and could be rounded over a bit more. I often need a 3 button mouse ( when VNCed into Linux workstation), and there is not a third button available. I'm also a little concerned about battery consumption. It's already down to 87%.

    Bottom line. I had been planing to continue using my Logitech mouse, but will probably stick with the Magic Mouse.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse, but battery life is poor

    • Written by from Anchorage

    The mouse is pleasant to use and useful for scrolling and other control movements. If you hold the mouse lightly with thumb and 4th finger on the sides, the 2nd and 3rd fingers can do scrolling and swiping on the surface. It may not do a lot of multi-finger fancy stuff, but I don't need that: I can get a 12 button tablet puck if I want everything on a button click. This mouse is about keeping things simple, while doing more than a regular mouse.

    Initially the mouse felt a lot heavier than a wired mouse, but that was a day or two to get used to. A big plus is the movement detection, which works on poor surfaces that confused other optical mice. I was looking for a mouse pad before I bought the Magic Mouse, but no longer an issue.

    Battery life is my biggest concern. It goes through a pair of AA batteries about every 4-6 weeks, so I've just loaded my third set in about 4 months of ownership and daily use. I suppose I should switch the mouse off when I put the computer to sleep, but surely that could be built in to the mouse, i.e., a sleep mode after inactivity, or the ability to get a signal from the linked computer that sleep has been ordered. A tap would wake it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse

    • Written by from Islip

    When I first saw the magic mouse, I didn't think it would be anything special, however, after using it for just 10 minutes, I was using it as easily as I would use my trackpad on my Unicase MacBook Pro. I would recommend this to anyone, even if you have larger hands (such as I) it works fine.

    The only complaint I have is some of the functionality I wanted didn't come with it, so I would recommend Magicprefs, a free app you can download through Apple.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional limitations are fixed by BetterTouchTool

    • Written by from Westminster

    At the very least, you can make it a 2-button mouse in your System Preferences.

    Search for and download BetterTouchTool or another [vetted] free app. After install, it'll show up in your menu bar: upper right of your screen (next to wifi & bluetooth icons). Click that icon for Preferences to tell your Magic Mouse what to do.

    I.E. I can use a two-finger swipe-down to activate Expose.

    It's a mouse too limited right out of the box. F'ing beautiful, but for now it needs 3rd-party software to be the best mouse ever.

    Ergonomics: It's a small object which doesn't strain my hand or contort my digits into a confined Logitech regiment. It's all finger-sliding with minimal pressure. (Think: running barefoot. It's weird until your body remembers that sneakers aren't natural.)

    It replaces mice, not track pads.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from Mesa

    I use the Adobe Suite all day at work and love the magic mouse.
    Great Features:
    + It is great when maneuvering around an Illustrator document or while editing an image in Photoshop. Just a flick of the finger and I can navigate the entire page... also great for web browsing.
    + Scrolling up and down and all around is great
    + 20x better than Mighty Mouse and better than any other mouse I have tried


    Improvements Needed:
    - Needs incremental zoom... after 2 months of use I still cannot get a handle on zooming to the correct size window (trying to hit exactly 100% takes 3 or 4 tries)
    - While I am zoomed up close on a graphic it is difficult to click on an object without also causing my finger to wiggle making the page move.
    - The shape of the mouse is great styling but difficult ergonomically. After a few hours of use my hand cramps up, but then again I have not found a mouse that alleviates this, so maybe that is unfair to say.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it... Simplicity is the ultimate Master...

    • Written by from Seattle

    I got this mouse and I am already in love with it..

    Things I love about this Mouse..
    - Its totally wire lessa and dongle less... Meaning a USB slot is free
    - Sleek, slim and light weight...
    - Detects Right click..
    - Can swipe and scroll..

    Things that would have been added..
    - Glowing apple icon
    - Anti fingerprint surface..

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Ashburn

    Easy to use, looks great!

    Only downside is that the battery doesn't last as much as I'd like it to. Definitely invest in rechargeable AAs, would be a wise decision.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SWIFT MAGIC MOUSE

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    Love the magic mouse but mine does seem rather large as I have small hands
    mouse measures 60mm wide 120mm long - wish it was 100mm long

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    At first i didn't like it...

    • Written by from Portland

    ...but now it's pretty cool. Originally I thought it was uncomfortable and was going to return it but both my girlfriend and I got used to it. I works well on all our Apple stuff. It's low profile is what I didn't like at first, but I got used to it.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! ....if you get an extension

    • Written by from Worthington

    As it comes, this mouse is absolutely wonderful for most uses. However, as has been pointed out in numerous reviews, more advanced uses of it render it incapable.

    Fortunately, some clever developers out there have come up with wonderful extensions for the Magic Mouse, which add more gestures and functionality. Using this mouse with the added extensions, I can do virtually everything but type without lifting my finger off of the mouse. It's really an incredible feeling. My web browsing experience has never been so complete! Personally, I have two separate extensions, each with features that the other doesn't. MagicPrefs is free and adds some basic functionality (along with the ability to increase the tracking speed), and Jitouch (unfortunately, this extension costs $5.99 if you want to use it for more than the half-hour trial period, but it is SO worth it) adds every programmable shortcut you can possibly imagine, along with the ability to customize this programming by which application is running. For example, in Chrome, I have "index-middle-near-tap" set to open a new tab, but in my CAD program, I have it set to open a new file. This is a wonderful feature. The only problem is that certain gestures are rendered useless by that fact that I either accidentally invoke them when I want to do something else, or I inadvertently invoke them during normal use of the mouse (Jitouch's "V-shape" gesture is an example of this).

    I do have to say, though, that the ergonomic design of this thing is far less than admirable. However, I haven't had any problems with wrist pain. I think this is because I have a gel wrist pad, so I say if you're having wrist pain from this mouse, try one of those. They're not terribly expensive, but apparently they do a lot more than look comfy.

    All in all, Apple has created a decent mouse with limited application, but 3rd-party developers have turned it into a truly revolutionary mouse!

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