• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    awkward and I miss expose

    • Written by from Granger

    I loved it in the store but after bringing it home, I became more disappointed. The shape of it is odd and I prefer the older style. I also keep forgetting it does not have the expose feature and keep squeezing the mouse. I don't miss the junked up track ball of the previous design but I do miss the shape.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love love love this mouse, but...

    • Written by from Montclair

    I would do anything to have a mouse that performs the incredible tricks that this one does, but isn't wireless. I have constant problems with Mr. Magic losing his bluetooth connectivity. I keep going back to the wired mighty mouse, but less face it, he just can't compare. :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but only if you have small hands

    • Written by from Tunbridge

    I love the way this mouse works - being able to use gestures with a mouse is great, it has a quality look and feel that you would expect from Apple.

    The big downside for me was the ergonomics. I dont have particularly large hands, but I found it aggravated my CTS and just felt plain uncomfortable to use due to its small size and hard top side edges. I finally settled for the trackpad.

    In its current guise I would not recommend anybody with an average size man's hand buy it

    If Apple made a 25-30% larger version, preferably with more ergonomic sides I'd buy it in a flash.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Pro vs the Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Calgary

    Used one of these with my Mac Book Pro and was very happy with the way it worked. Got another for use with my two year old Mac Pro, and it couldn't hold a connection (4 feet away). Tried several times with a new one from the Apple Store, with same problem. After reading a bit, I discovered the problem lies with the location of the pickup inside the Mac Pro tower. Back to the old mouse and everything is fine. Wish Apple would fix this problem, because it's a very good mouse.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I found it smooth on movements, but not precise and perhaps this mouse is not recommended yet for a Graphic Designer.It's not a magic mouse yet.... USB thanks.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse EXCEPT Battery Cover Falls Off Regularly

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    Purchased about 6 months ago. Best mouse I've ever owned EXCEPT for the fact that the battery cover comes undone at least a few times a week while I work. The fit is much too loose; especially surprised at the design flaw given Apple's attention to detail.

    5 Star Mouse IF NOT for terrible battery cover closure design.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little disappointed

    • Written by from BELMONT

    The biggest issue is the tracking, way to slow even on the highest setting. My $10 mouse is 100% better in this area. I find the height to be to low, you really need something that can be cradled in the hand, i find my wrist has started to ache using it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    battery burner!

    • Written by from MOUNT CARROLL

    like the lack of wire but hate that it uses batteries at an exorbitant rate...a pair a month! not very green!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE: Corrosion

    • Written by from Sun Valley

    I got my Magic Mouse about 6 months ago. It's a wonderful device in terms of usability. Gestures and clicking off a mouse without any buttons does make it seem almost magical. But one thing that's really bothering me is that after 2 months of use, the aluminum bottom at which my fingers make contact, seems to be corroding and flaking. I honestly expected a lot better workmanship on this mouse, a mouse that cost $69 when other wireless mice can be had for $30. At this point I don't feel like going for an exchange - for fear of having the same problem anyways - but I honestly am disappointed with the quality. Future buyers, and even current users, heed my warning but feel free to try your luck. As for me I don't know whether I'll ever buy another Apple peripheral again.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good except...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    It's definitely really slick in terms of design. i generally have no problems with it except for one major one, the battery dies soo soo quickly. Because of this I constantly need to turn it on and off...which just delays me even more since I need to wait for it to get connected everytime while I swipe and click my magic mouse frantically until it's connected. =)

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Potential

    • Written by from White Bluff

    The touch features are pretty cool. I just can't navigate my 27" iMac comfortably with its slow tracking speed. With the tracking set to High, it takes about 4" of travel to track from corner to corner, whereas it takes 2" on the Trackpad. I do prefer a higher tracking sensitivity than most. It has a sleek lower profile compared to its PC peers which takes some getting used to if you are a convert.

    The two initial setbacks pushed me to use the Trackpad, which I am grateful for because I absolutely love the flexibility, functionality and high tracking speed of the Trackpad. But some programs (spreadsheets for me) are better suited for a mouse. I hope they address these in the next version.

    2 of 4 people found this useful