• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NO EXPOSÉ

    • Written by from Cheboygan

    I am really impressed with the fluidity of the mouse and think that it was a good idea to implement touch sensitivity into a mouse. It feels natural for me since i'm used to using my iPhone or iPod touch. I am very disappointed that the implementation of Exposé did not make it into this mouse itself though. i'm so used to using the trackpad on my Macbook it is strange not being able to do a gesture on the mouse to view all my windows or just the desktop. there are programs that allow you to change this and enable Exposé somehow but i have not tried this. I believe that it should come standard. I wish i had gotten a Mighty Mouse.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the feel but...

    • Written by from Yuma

    It eats batteries sooo fast. I've just gone back to using my old apple mighty mouse wired mouse. I like the feel and functionality of this new one better, but I'm tired of having to put new batteries in it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new mouse but...........

    • Written by from Tampa

    ........ I miss the squeeze function on the previous design. Having to reach for the keyboard is a real pain.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a gaming mouse!

    • Written by from Northport

    I am a gamer and I am buying StarCraft 2 and I am switching to the Razer Mamba gaming mouse... because this mouse doesn't have scroll click and it cannot press both buttons at once... It also has horrible movement. I can place it on a soft pad and it goes really slow and then a smooth reflective surface and it goes faster and it doesn't do well at all... for speed. Gamers... Do Not Buy! I didn't buy it, but it came with my iMac...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but irritating

    • Written by from BURLINGTON

    Aesthetically I love this thing, and it felt good to use - notice the past tense. It ate batteries - in three months it used 4 pair of batteries. AND the scrolling it does by itself was a pain, but O.K...and I put up with it. BUT when, at battery life of 100% to 60%, it began to disconnect itself every 5 min. or so of use, I just couldn't put up with it any more, so I plugged in my Microsoft Intellimouse 3 that I love, and away we went. I use the MS mouse at work and home now, and the Intellimouse 3 is the only way to go for any other mouse. I am going to talk to Apple about a replacement for my Magic Mouse if I get around to it, but it was very fragile - it would disconnect for either no reason, or for a slight bump - and I am very very careful with all my peripherals and electronics.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    • Written by from Honolulu

    At first I highly disliked the whole touch and feel of the mouse - it felt much too smooth and my fingers wouldn't slide as swiftly, and well, as smoothly as I would have liked. However after a few days of use, as disgusting as it may sound the mouse has been coated by a thin layer of oil produced by my hands so my finger movements are much less jerky and erratic than before. Scrolling has been a fine experience so far, though occasionally it does get a bit abrupt.

    Like many others, I felt that this mouse - even at it's highest tracking speed - was extremely slow. I ended up downloading MagicPrefs but even with that at it's fastest, it still felt lagging. The pin-point accuracy thingy of the mouse is okay. Sure all's well when I'm moving the mouse quickly but when I slow down to click a button, it almost feels as if the cursor and the button are repelling eachother. It takes extra effort to get that cursor half a millimeter to it's destination.

    I've had a few problems about just clicking in general. When I click a 'x' on a tab, it doesn't seem to register so I have to move the mouse a bit before being able to exit something. It's possible that this is the programs fault but I doubt it. Right clicking has procured the same problems numerous of times. I'll be right clicking at least 5 times with no success, move the mouse a bit, right click a bit more and then ALAS. Gosh.

    The battery life, though, I found was respectable. I've been using it for nearly a week now but it's still in the 90's. I turn it off just before I put my Pro to sleep (which is several times a day) so that's undoubtably helping. Doubt I'll get through a month without changing it, however.

    I purchased this mouse upon appearance. My mother bought a wireless Logitech the same day I got this and that thing is much more better than this; however it looks ugly and that just won't do. The price of this mouse is also bit out there for it's performance. I would have expected it to be $50-$59ish.

    Overall I've found my experience in owning a Magic Mouse an okay one. It's functions are wonderful, but also quite lacking like it's still in it's awkward adolescence. It has the ability to become superb after a bit of growing up to do.

    On the lighter note, it's made my life a bit easier in the sense that I'm rest assured that I don't have to dirty up my touch pad. Just the mouse.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected more

    • Written by from Haddonfield

    Nice design, love the multi touch surface, but... I miss the side buttons that makes switching from one application to another a must have. The sensibility of the 360º scrolling makes working on desktop publishing really hard, it moves the page unwillingly. And last but not least, can't access the Dashboard with a single click.
    Works wonders for web surfing! Not good for graphics

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapponting Battery Life

    • Written by from Anderson

    Functionally, the magic mouse performs well. The scroll feature (slowly dragging your finger up or down the surface) is not quite as precise as a roller, but other than that it works great. My only complaint is the short battery life. Even after religiously turning off the mouse manually after every use, the batteries hardly go 2 months. I switched back to my Microsoft (I know, bad word) bluetooth mouse which lasts over 6 months on two small AAA batteries.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    LIke the mouse BUT...

    • Written by from Newport News

    I think the sleds on the bottom of the mouse have way to much surface. i think these sleds should only make contact in 4 corners. not all the way down each side of it. this makes it very hard to use on some surfaces. a lot of drag. the tracking of this mouse feels a bit awkward as well. after getting used to this mouse its great. i love the multi touch support and the touch surface on the mouse. that is just great. but i think this mouse just has to much drag. the friction sleds on the bottom need less surface area in my opinion.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    does what it's supposed to, but...

    • Written by from brooklyn

    it's going to cost its weight in gold for all the batteries i'm gonna have to buy! i've had it for less than 3 weeks and it's already at 28% battery.

    also, the side scroll is really sensitive and it likes to scroll diagonally when i just want to go up and down. it would be nice if they added more customizability to turn off scroll direction. i also miss the side button expose and top button dashboard function of the mighty mouse.

    that said, i the swipe function is pretty nice. other reviews complain about the weight, but i don't mind it. i like the heaviness of it since it's not attached to the computer.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its "OK"

    • Written by from Toronto

    It is a great mouse for surfing but not that great for graphic work.

    My biggest complaint about it is its consumption of batteries. Wow, does this little guy like to go through them. Buy them by the 60-pack because that is what it takes to keep this thing running for one year - 60 double-A's.

    On the plus side, my Magic Mouse was able to take out that irritating drumming rabbit.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it Were Rechargeable

    • Written by from ARLINGTON

    This is improved over previous Apple mice. However, I find the batteries drain rapidly. I've tried rechargeable batteries, but they either don't work or drain almost immediately. Therefore, I wish this mouse could be USB-recharged, or even that there were a wired version. Best yet might be a static re-chargeing pad. In any case, I will probably go back to a wired mouse, even though I don't like having to use up a port, and would like to retain the advanced features of this latest mouse.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Use a mouse pad

    • Written by from Cainta

    I got my magic mouse 3 days ago. The first night of my purchase, it was doing great. But the next day, the tracking seemed slower and lost. I came to a conclusion that it was because of my table. Cause I wrapped my table in a plastic cover cause I made a collage of my friends. I tried the mouse on a smoother surface, and it worked perfectly. So I bought a mouse pad for it.

    12 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomically incorrect, but nice features

    • Written by from Mount morris

    I have a love hate relationship with this mouse. On one hand I have grown to like the touch scroll and that its really a well built mouse. I don't like that I had to download Mouse Zoom to get the cursor speed up. I do not like the low profile of the mouse body. If I had it to do over I would not buy another one. I can easily go back to a scroll wheel and a nice tall mouse body any day.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

    • Written by

    When I first heard that Apple made the move to eliminate, the scroll ball, I thought it was a great idea. The scroll ball constantly got dirty, and the scrolling would cease to function. So you had to be constantly cleaning the thing, which was annoying. Not to mention the high price tag that Apple put on the things, despite the fact that other brands were cheaper, and of higher quality. So when I learned that the functioning parts were sealed off to outside elements, and that the entire thing functioned with light, I thought it was a brilliant idea, and finally gave in and bought one. But when I set it up, I came to the shocking realization that there is no scroll ball button, or side buttons. Apple just entirely eliminated them. I mean, I know they were not the most popular, and widely used feature, but there were some "power users" who did use all the features. So to just entirely eliminate them, without offering an alternative, seems really stupid. I was about to take mine back, until I learned about a 3rd party app, call MagicPrefs, that fills the voids Apple left, and allows you fully utilize the Magic Mouse's technology. If Apple was smart it would follow the example of this software, but only God knows, what sort of pathetic company politics, undermine some of the decisions made at Apple. If you buy a Magic Mouse, then it is absolutely essential that you download, and install this software. You will get the most of your Magic Mouse. Magicprefs.com, it's free too!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Gorgeous but....

    • Written by from North Providence

    The Magic Mouse lives up to the modern, sleek image that Apple has developed. As mentioned in a few other reviews, the shape of the mouse is not necessarily 'hand friendly,' which seems a bit counterintuitive. The 'click' is loud relative to other devices I've used. The touch sensitivity is nice for up and down scrolling, but the two finger swipe can be difficult to master. I find myself shoving the mouse right out of my hand when I try it. I suppose if you have very dry skin, your fingers will glide across the surface with less resistance than mine.

    All in all, if you're looking for a functional, accurate mouse, this may not be for you. If however you're looking for a beautiful addition to your desk, look no further.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse!... but awful at google maps

    • Written by from goleta

    I think it's a GREAT! mouse...BUT it has no control when it comes to interacting with google maps. it either zooms to large or to small when using touch scroll. perhaps apple can fix this ISSUE with a software update. Also, remember to turn it off when not in use because it can eat up batteries.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Elephant

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    I own a Logitech V470 and a Magic Mouse. The V470 and the Magic Mouse weigh the same but the V470 feels nimble and the Magic Mouse feels cumbersome. The difference is efficiency of ergonomics.

    The V470 is more programmable and therefore has more functionality if real work is to be done efficiently. For recreational surfing, the Magic Mouse looks elegant and works fine.

    I turned off two-finger swiping because it seems neither an efficient nor effective way to leaf data. I turned off scrolling with momentum so scrolling would stop when I wanted it to stop. I prefer the clickable scroll wheel of the V470.

    The V470 is a conventional mouse. The Magic Mouse is a clever design concept.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses connection every night

    • Written by from Stamford

    I leave my Macbook closed and just use the screen and many mornings the Magic Mouse after not having been used for many hours, has lost its connection. I have to open the Macbook to reconnect, then am able to close it again. Software problem?

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3.5 stars.

    • Written by from bensalem

    One downfall on this mouse is the battery life. This is the first wireless mouse ive ever had, so i dont know if changing the battery twice a month is common . I am a designer, so some of the magic swipes and finger motions work great with the combination of shortcut keys with adobe programs and such. There are a few things that im still getting use to , but overall it works well.

    6 of 7 people found this useful