• 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

    right click doesnt work

    • Written by from Dublin

    the idea is good but you cannot right click efficiently while your finger is on the left click side. You have to lift one finger before you can click a different way. This is mostly problematic when playing games

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    High battery consumption

    • Written by from Hawthorne

    I don't have doubts about the form and functionality (I missed the 4 button, it was very useful for me), but the battery consumption is very poor. Its a great failure.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could do without the sharp edges!

    • Written by from Portland

    Positives: free from cords, more options and helpful iphone mimic surface
    Drawbacks: sharp corners on edges make for uncomfortable grasping, mouse scroll is still slower than corded mouse even at fastest setting.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that impressed

    • Written by from Merced

    I originally had the Mighty Mouse and loved it. When the Magic Mouse came out I thought it would be just as good, but it is not. The new scrolling feature is very convenient; however, not having a button to access the dashboard or having all youyr open widows shrink to all be visible is a major downside. I never realized how heavily I used those features but I do. Also, the shape of the new Magic mouse I find to be very uncomfortable. It is too small for people with large hands. Other than that, it is an okay mouse, not as spectacular as it is made up to be.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not So Great

    • Written by from Sydney

    Don't think it is worth the price. Had more problems with this mouse than any other I have used in past years. Get frequent messages saying," no connection" so having to spend timed getting connected again.Also just refusing to revert to previous page with the two finger swipe which requires restarting the computer to correct. Certainly not as great as it is made out to be. Would recommend to others to think twicw before investing in this mouse

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close, but not quite there

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    I like this mouse but it is still not quite there. Precise pointer movement on a photo, even sweeps up and down, (I find my mouse not wanting to move the cursor up and down at times) are often difficult. Scrolling using a touch gesture instead of a scroll wheel is a nice feature and the clicks are very precise (if you can get the mouse lined up where you want it).

    Finally, it seems to behave oddly when I use Aperture. Sudden arbitrary scroll or cursor movements even without touching the mouse are becoming a problem and I am not sure what is causing it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful. Not comfortable to use. Doesn't have enough functions

    • Written by from Odessa

    Design is AMAZING. The most beautiful mouse you can ever find, but it's really uncomfortable to use.
    I think that Mighty mouse is better, because it is more functional, but if you want a great appearance......Magic Mouse is for You!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, but serious lack of functionality

    • Written by from Seattle

    I love, love, LOVE the fact that the clog-prone scroll wheel is a thing of the past but not having the third button click under the scroll wheel or the side squeeze is a MAJOR detriment to anyone who multitasks between programs. I use these buttons CONSTANTLY throughout my work day and find not having them now a severe step in the wrong direction. Using the keyboard buttons to go into Expose just isn't as quick or convenient as having it on the mouse. It's actually more annoying than mousing over to my dock to move between applications. I couldn't last two hours before it drove me back to my Mighty Mouse, clogged scroll wheel and all. I just couldn't stay as productive without the added functionality. Also found myself accidentally scrolling off the page while just trying to move my cursor in InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator... the latter being the worst. I'm keeping the Magic Mouse but will only use it at home where I do less work (but have my Mighty Mouse at hand there as well). A buttonless touch-only mouse seems like a really good idea, but in all practicality just isn't that cool. Perfect for a casual user and web surfer but that's it. If you use you Mac for anything beyond that, not the product for you. I'm investing in some good cleaner for my scroll wheel and keeping my Mighty Mice.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea but...

    • Written by from Rogers

    This mouse works as advertised... However, I reverted back to using my Might Mouse because my hand started cramping after using this mouse for 1 hour. If you have small hands, then you may be able to use this mouse without problems. I believe this is a design flaw. If the mouse were a bit bigger, (about the size of the mighty mouse) then it would work perfect. Sorry Apple you didn't get this one right.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Half way there

    • Written by from Irvine

    Overall good concept of a mouse, I like the fact it can detect gesture and location on the surface, making the transition from using the track pad to the mouse really easy. The tracking ability of this mouse leaves a lot to be desired. There is absolutely no magic in its tracking ability and it is no more magical than a $10 USB mouse. Apple really doesn't need to invent anything here and they could have simply copied the sensor used in Logitech Nano mouse, which has been on the market more than a year. 5 stars for innovation, 1 star for tracking ability.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Started to like it until swipe stopped working

    • Written by from Playa Vista

    I've been looking for the perfect mouse for my Mac Mini, and was hoping the Magic Mouse would be it. It has promise, but falls short on several levels:

    - The biggest problem is that after a week of use, swipe stopped working. I've searched the Apple support forums and many people have this problem with no resolution to date.
    - As a new MacBook Pro owner, I feel spoiled by the multi-gesture abilities of the trackpad. If this mouse is going to inherit those features at some point, and the weird problem mentioned above is fixed, I would have no hesitation giving this product 5 stars.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Make a 'Mighty' Magic Mouse

    • Written by from 横浜市 鶴見区

    I have been using this mouse for only three days now. It is very nice - the scrolling, left/right swiping, right click etc., very nice. BlueTooth set-up is plug and play on my Mac Pro.

    But, it needs to be BIGGER.

    IMHO, aesthetically, it looks great, but ergonomically, it is too small. If you make a 'Mightier' version, (and maybe add a few extra function buttons), I would rate this 6 out of 5 stars.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enough buttons

    • Written by from Fall City

    I really like this mouse, but it lacks one thing. Buttons. Whether these are touch sensitive or just regular buttons, it doesn't really matter. There simply isn't enough things i can assign functions too. Being a person who loves to play video games, having a mouse with lots of buttons on it is really nice, and it makes a huge difference on the experience that you have when you are submerged in the midst of a game. Access is crucial for this kind of experience, as you don't want to have to look down and press a button on your keyboard. Stretching your hands in a funny way can also be tiring.

    By simply adding four thumb buttons, (two on each side to keep the mouse ambidextrous) would make a huge difference to those who love to play video games, but still want to have an awesome mouse like this.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth Operation, but lost some functions

    • Written by from Yukon

    The new physical design is nice and the new MultiTouch features are excellent. But I miss being able to setup options for the middle click and side buttons which I used for Expose and Dashboard.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3 Stars - an average of extremes

    • Written by from Larchmont

    Pros:

    1. The touch surface on top is far superior to the rollers on other mice, because it's (i) two dimensional and (ii) continuous (not subject to the "clicks" of most rollers). Side swipes are "back" and "forward" in Safari and I use them constantly.

    2. Well, #1 is it. But it's a big one…

    Cons:

    1. Right click is almost non-existent. In fact many reviewers assume there is NO right click. It's there, but (at least on my device) I must click at the very right edge in a certain spot, and even then it works only half the time.

    2. Ergonomic mess: sharp edges and low profile, as noted by many reviewers.

    3. Battery life - An ecological disaster if you don't use rechargeables

    Conclusion: Right-click fail will cause me to shop for a new mouse for gaming. A shame; I will miss the touch surface.

    Note on other reviews: mouse sensitivity is an O/S setting, my friends. Not an attribute of the mouse. If you have too much or too little "travel", change your settings!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool functionality, terrible battery life

    • Written by from Tracy

    I received the Magic Mouse with my new iMac 27" and it took a little awhile to get used to. The added functions are unique to the design (swiping up and down) but it does cause problems from time to time. My page will accidentally swipe sometimes with only the slightest touch and it's frustrating to use with Adobe Bridge (if you're a Photoshop user). If you remove your hand from the mouse while in Bridge and put it back on, the thumbnails will freak as they bounce back and forth between photos numerous times. Or, it will scroll through dozens of photos by the slightest touch. It's a common problem and has been noted on Adobe forums extensively.

    But the worst thing about it is the drain on batteries. Like most Apple products, this is a real bummer. I go through batteries every three or four weeks. I use my computer about 8 to 10 hours a day. So, it's been a real toss-up between functionality and battery life issues.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects by the slightest bump

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The mouse disconnects by the slightest bump. I've tried both normal batteries and the inductive batterypack; both has the same problem. So now I have a wired mouse next to it so I can quickly go to a terminal and run "blueutil off" followed by "blueutil on".

    If I were Apple, I'd solder a reasonably sized capacitor in parallel with the batteries. I looked at the dissection at ifixedit and concluded I would not manage to get it back in one piece if i tried this myself.

    So why three stars and not one? Because when it works it's totally brilliant and I feel handicapped when it's discharged or if I forget it somewhere. Programmed gestures to switch virtual desktop is alone worth its price.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from JOHNSTONE

    I received this mouse a long time ago as a gift and never actually used it until last month as preferred the trackpad. When a use the MBP in closed shell mode, the magic mouse is a great alternative although it doesn't track well on my table, i have to place it on a magazine or fabric for it to track properly.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's wonderful for multitouch. That's about it.

    • Written by from Belton

    I have had my Magic Mouse for about 2 and a half weeks now. The multitouch features are what really sells this mouse. Although... I can't get the thing to track fast enough, it has this feature to where if you drag it slowly it moves at a minimal pace but if you move it faster it moves longer distances. This contrast between the amount you move it and the amount the cursor moves it just too... weird It's really awkward to use at first.. It's no good for playing any kind of games. While playing a game it uses that same feature to where if you're sniping in a FPS or trying to be precise in any kind of game you can't be but whenever you get frustrated at how slow its moving and move it faster, your scope or whatever moves completely off target.

    Pros:
    Great for general Mac use. Awesome multitouch features.

    Cons:
    Doesn't track fast enough, and isn't good for gaming at all.

    5 of 7 people found this useful