• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad...

    • Written by from London

    The mouse itself is very good looking and sleek. Whereas the functionality of the thing is absolutely irritating at times! I mean the two finger swipe feature sounds good, but when actually used intentionally it never seems to work. Though at random times when your hand touches the mouse, it just jumps back to the previous screen! In which you will share my frustration when this occurs in the middle of writing an email or playing a game e.t.c. Though I do like the concept of the wireless mouse and in most cases it does function very well and looks very good alongside my wireless keyboard.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but pretty heavy

    • Written by from Watertown

    This is a lovely little thing; updates quickly w/bluetooth and the finger scrolling is cool. But...I use a Kensington Pocket mouse usually and Magic Mouse feels very heavy. I don't have big hands and the MM fits my hand but has no curve to match the curve of the palm so there's a little "stress" in my wrist. Also I am spoiled with right clicking to get a pop-up list of actions, like spell correcting. The MM i have doesn't do this, and yes, I did do a software update, hoping that was the issue.

    So it's novel, with a high level of attractiveness but lower than expected level of usefulness. But that touch-scrolling thing is, admittedly, a very nice feature.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    recipe for Carpel tunnel syndrome

    • Written by from quincy

    I didn't buy it. I tried it out at an Apple Store. I found the grip of the mouse fells really awkward and the angle of the fingers to use the touch features is awkward on the wrist as well. I can just image what it would do to my hand after using it a few hours a day. It looks cool tho. I pass bought the Magic trackpad instead.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    coolness factor high but not ergonomic

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Having a BT mouse is nice it frees up a usb port. Its sleek, good solid weight (doesn't feel cheap) and smooth to glide on most surfaces (mouse pad recommended). Its nice that you can set up a left and right click. Gestures are still better done on the multi-touch trackpad if you have a macbook/pro. The biggest complaint I think people will have is the mouse is too thin. It doesn't take the shape of a resting palm you end up keeping your hand stretched, in time you get tired. People with bad wrist like me will have trouble.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    As far as maneuvering around a desktop - great. Less than great is the way this device gobbles up batteries - about every two weeks two more AAs. Also takes a while for the bluetooth to kick in.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but not for designing work and gaming

    • Written by from Eugene

    When I use with Program Blender, it cannot do middle button for zooming in. And the height of the mouse is a litter bit too low for comfortable use. It hurts my hand when I use it. Moreover, its price is a litter bit too expensive.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches easily

    • Written by from Reading

    Very nice mouse, but it scratches extremely easily.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Delicate

    • Written by from Los Osos

    lovely to look at --but don't drop it! Very delicate. One drop and it is toast!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Cool but flawed

    • Written by from Oakville

    I really, really wanted to like this mouse but unfortunately I will have to look for something else. One complaint is size, it's too shallow and too small for my hands. Another is that it feels kinda cheap. Doesn't feel as solid as some Microsoft or Logitech mice I have owned. Biggest complaint is that the touch gesture for scrolling works all the way to either edge of the mouse not just the centre of the mouse. If your fingers brush the edges of the mouse it interprets it as a scrolling gesture. Maybe my hands are too large for this mouse to work correctly but I find that apps are constantly scrolling up and down when I don't want them to.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much friction

    • Written by from Richmond

    The rubber strips on the bottom have too much friction and it's hard to move the mouse around. There's also too much friction on the top surface. I wish they used the same frosted glass as the Macbook Pros.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One size does not fit all

    • Written by

    I've been using this mouse for about a week now, roughly two hours per day. I have since been noticing some discomfort in my hand. If this mouse had not come packaged with the computer I probably would not be using it. Apple needs to produce a larger version, one that is taller as well as wider, that fills the palm of a larger hand. Technology wise, it's very good.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Short of Expectations

    • Written by from New York

    This is both the most beautiful and most expensive mouse I have ever bought. I was shocked Apple did not include programmable functionality with this product. It is a waste of some very elegant technology to have such limited functionality. I've had programmable buttons on my Logitech mice for some 5-10 years.

    Apple: please add the ability to program swipes! Thanks!

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly a Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Boyd

    This is truly a Magic Moue. It eats batteries like a mouse eats cheese. When it is time to change the batteries (often) it is a difficult task.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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