• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's New Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Hausen am Albis

    Apple's New Magic Mouse is a fantastic piece of design.
    It works very well but has two major flaws.

    1. If for some reason, the bluetooth connection is lost, you will have to connect a USB mouse to your computer, to reactivate the mouse.

    2. The new touchpad is fantastic in every application EXCEPT Design Programmes, for example, Illustrator or Freehand, where it is far too easy to accidentally swipe the surface and your design will go flying off the screen. This happens to me about ten times a day, if not more... I'm trying to retrain my fingers but this is tough to avoid.

    58 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistant

    • Written by from Emporia

    When it works it's too awesome. I love the touch sensitive scrolling. However, it has a tendency to loose connection. According to tech support wi-fi networks, microwaves and cordless phones can interfere with the signal. Well I live in the apartment, and my air port card can detect six different networks. Obviously I have a lot of stray signals I can do nothing about. I really wish they had a wired version of it, That I would buy.

    50 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but too slow

    • Written by from Arvada

    This is a great feeling mouse, the scrolling and clicking work very well but...... with the latest software update and the fastest setting for tracking that is available it is about half as slow as a mighty mouse. This is a real problem on largish (mine is a 24" iMac) display.

    78 of 108 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cons overide pros.

    • Written by from Swampscott

    Overall I think that this mouse Isn't so great. As just a mouse it isn't so bad. But you aren't paying for just a mouse. You are paying for a mouse and the trackpad capability. The trackpad works on it although it tends to get in the way a lot. Ill be just trying to simply click or just move the mouse and accidentally slide my fingers in a way causing the screen to shift in an assortment of ways. The scroll wheel isn't very responsive as well and I prefer an actual wheel. Another fault would be finding a material that it scrolls well on. It seems to stick and not slide very well on an assortment of materials. Besides the cons it is a very nice looking and helpful mouse if you need it. If you are just looking for a normal mouse defiantly dont buy this.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries

    • Written by from Quito

    Don't leave your uncharged batteries in. It happened to me. I tried to changed them for new ones and it wouldn't go on. On Technical Support they said that it died. And that the warranty works for only 3 months. You would expect more form an Apple product and as an industrial designer myself I feel very dissapointed.

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Forever changing batteries

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Unfortunately , I am disappointed in the battery life of this product. I love everything about it except the fact that I am constantly replacing batteries. Have had this mouse now for almost one year and wish that it worked as great as Apple's other products..

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Potential

    • Written by from Orland Park

    A multitouch mouse has a lot of exciting possibilities, but the software is too basic at this point to take advantage of the technology. It is difficult to use a mac with a mouse that can only click, scroll, and right click. It is beautiful and fun to use, but it desperately needs customizable gestures that allow for quick launching of Expose, Spaces, and other useful and commonly used features. I'm really looking forward to an update, or at least a Terminal hack or something to allow for more functionality.

    50 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's OK, I guess...

    • Written by from Westfield

    I was really looking forward to the Magic Mouse, but my expectations were not met. I have two issues with this product. First, the two-finger gestures are taking me a while to get used to and not nearly as effective as on a trackpad. My second complaint is that it takes at least two minutes for the mouse to be discovered every time I turn it on. I like to save battery power by shutting it off, but it has become a real hassle. I expected better from Apple, especially for what it costs.

    52 of 65 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy battery casing

    • Written by from Three Forks

    The mouse work well except when the batteries become lose in the battery casing. Then the mouse pointer stalls or becomes erratic. Apple needs to fix this problem.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse

    • Written by from S San Francisco

    Love it. I can even control the speed.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre at best

    • Written by from Eastern Passage

    Design-wise this mouse is as good as it gets, and the functionality is great (scrolling and gestures work well). There are however a few things wrong with this mouse, one key issue for me is battery life. I am lucky to get a week using regular batteries, so I purchased a Mobee charger (which is another story... lol). Another issue is if you play any games at all. I'm not a huge gamer but if I want to pop open Batman and play for a few minutes once a month, I'd like to have a mouse that can handle games in a decent manner which is definitely not this one - this mouse is super hard to control for gaming.

    Overall it's a great mouse for very light computer users, but not for users who rely on their computer for any advanced tasks at all.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Best and Worst mouse i've ever owned

    • Written by from Arlington

    Features make it the best, can't find anything that is as easy to use as the Apple Magic Mouse, on the other hand the design is terrible. Using this mouse for more than 10 minutes and my wrist, finger and hand in general start to hurt. And every time that happens i'll reach for another mouse but the other mouses don't do the gestures that the Magic Mouse does. I really hate this mouse and I really love it, I really hope that Apple makes a more ergonomic version of this mouse soon because my hand is tired of it. With everything that Apple does I don't understand how this product every reached the public, to say the truth, even if you love Apple don't buy this mouse it is not worth the pain that it brings. Just use a off brand for now and wait until Apple decides to update their mice to a more efficient design that doesn't cause pain in the hand.

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting better

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    1000 times better than the mighty mouse but still a 20 dollar usb mouse wins all day long in usability and comfort....Apple needs to give a little on design and make a good mouse. It HAS to have a middle mouse wheel and button (not the dumb little ball from mighty mouse ) and split the left and right buttons better. I do not care about side buttons but I need three physical reliable!!! buttons . Next, like a good chair, you should be able to use the mouse all day long without hurting your hand (there is absolutely zero arch support for your hand and its not wide enough). Lastly, do like the sony Playstation controllers (xbox should also do this...) and add a detachable wire to the keyboard and mouse. Personally I will pick wired all day long over wireless. Always on, better precision, I don't have to replace batteries, never have to sync. This would give a wired or wireless option to all mice and keyboards.... simple .... (sorry that this kills your line of rechargeable batteries... well you can still leave the batteries in there I guess....)

    They can keep the gesture control but move it down to the belly of the mouse. The left center wheel and right button will not have gesture control but below the buttons in the center it would work like the magic mouse does currently. For browsing web sites it is nice...for anything else like.... games & work... give me my 20 dollar mouse back....

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works OK, But Eats Batteries

    • Written by from Rowland Heights

    My Magic Mouse came with my Mac Pro Quad-Core. It took some time to get used to the thinner profile (relative to my corded Apple optical mouse), but that wasn't really a problem. Otherwise, the mouse functions worked fine for me.

    Eventually, though, I stopped using the wireless Magic Mouse altogether. It just eats batteries way too fast for my liking. That adds too much to the cost of ownership. Instead, I Googled around until I found and purchased a hefty supply of Apple's classic corded optical mouse—the one with the clear, transparent shell over a white inner body, with the white bottom that says "Mouse" (Model M5769).

    For me, the M5769 is the most comfortable, most trouble-free mouse I've ever used, and I wish Apple hadn't stopped making it in favor of the more complicated (and trouble-plagued) Mighty Mouse.

    Anyhow, for a company that likes to boast about its "greenness", Apple kind of blew it with the Magic Mouse. If everyone used this beast of a battery hog, the number of spent AA cells hitting the landfills would skyrocket. Apple desperately needs to provide a retrofit kit for the Magic Mouse—one that uses a rechargeable battery pack and a charger that connects via USB.

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but scroll gesture interpretation could be a little better

    • Written by from Cleveland Heights

    Overall, I like the mouse. In fact, I have 3.

    That being said, Apple could do a bit to improve the finer points of its gesture interpretation. The mere act of touching your palm to the mouse can sometimes be interpreted as a scroll gesture. To avoid this you have to hold the mouse from the sides without touching your palm to it. In certain applications, this becomes incredibly annoying because after scrolling I have to re-center the window.

    It seems like this could all be avoided by forcing the mouse to only interpret scroll gestures if they initiate in the top half of the mouse. Since the palm of your hand usually only touches the bottom of the mouse, this would reduce inadvertent scrolls and still allow for longer scrolls that cross the mid-way threshold.

    Just my 2c.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    you're average joe with a few cool things

    • Written by from Galway

    let me start by saying that i've been an hardcore-gamer for almost two decades... so what i look for in a mouse might not be just the average click

    the mouse came with my imac and at first glance straight from the box it really looks stunning

    pairing (along with the keyboard) is simple and quick and never had a problem with connections (also using more bluetooth devices)

    the touch is very good but you might be forced to click on the very edge on the right side (for a straight-right-handed person) to get that second click working with no problems

    after a few hours of use you start to get a bit tired of the way the mouse fits in your hand, if you're unlucky like me to have a different hand-shape (or hold the mouse in a different way) than the person who was designing it

    another thing it's the maximum speed you can get with the mouse - as i'm using a 27'' screen (sometimes, two) i find it to take a long time to scroll the mouse from one side of the desktop to the other, even with settings at the maximum speed - but i suppose that is more like a osx setting than a mouse feature to tweak

    i'm using the mouse with a razer exactmat prefering the x-speed surface (over the x-control surface)

    i've used it only for a month and this is my view regarding some applications:

    - desktop - as i said, it's a bit slow to go around from one corner to the other

    - safari - missing the not-so-obvious clicks but scrolls are magnificent

    - dreamweaver / flash - nothing much to add if you just do simple clicks but after a while you get tired of using the mouse and turn to something more comfortable

    - cod - surprisingly fast and responsive and never had a glitch - shoots where i'm aiming but i'll keep using razer for this

    - wow - again, missing buttons but very good, even in pvp along with the spaced-key keyboard - surprisingly responsive

    bottom line, it's a very cool looking mouse and i'm keeping it in the living room to have something cool to show to my guests - even with all the technology applied, the usage don't justify the high price tag, specially if you do more than just browse a web in a small window that needs constance scrolling - it is a great advance in mouse-clicking technology and it's absolutely gorgeous

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    needs more gestures

    • Written by from Greenwood

    needs more gestures. needs to be more comfortable in hand. needs to be able to just tap as a click, right now you have to push all the way down and there is that annoying clicking noise it needs to have the option just like the touch pad to either click all the way down or to just tap. other than that great product.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty nice for most things ... a bit cranky in Design Applications

    • Written by from Boston

    I like the mouse generally speaking, the multi-touch features are great. My one beef is that it's a bit cranky when it's used in a design application like InDesign - it's a bit over-sensitive. Like if you graze it slightly it scrolls thru pages RELENTLESSLY. So you are on Page 2 and voila just like that you are on Page 12, which means I constantly have to navigate back to the Page 2. Since the majority of my work is in InDesign, I'm this close to switching to a standard mouse... I'll be sad, but my sanity might require it.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kobayashi

    • Written by from Calgary

    At first I thought this mouse was "neat". Now unfortunately it is the biggest frustration on my desk. This thing goes through batteries like Kobayashi goes through Hot Dogs.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    wheres the middle click?

    • Written by from palm Coast

    I use expose and spaces a lot... unfortunately, there are no buttons or gestures that could enable these...hopefully apple will develop software that could enable these with gestures, overall it works nicely, i love the scrolling on it, very smooth..but still upset that i cant add expose and spaces functions to my $70.00 mouse..

    26 of 27 people found this useful