• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I can't get used to not having the side "squeeze" buttons to bring up Exposé. A very missing feature and a step back for the Magic Mouse. I've gone back to my Mighty Mouse and will continue to use it until the rolly ball gets gummed up again.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it for you?

    • Written by from Oakville

    Don't get me wrong, the magic mouse is a good mouse but it isn't the best for everyone.

    If you are a casual or business computer user who mostly uses the computer for internet, word documents, etc. then this is a great mouse for you. It's momentum scrolling is very useful even if you think it sounds useless.

    If you are a gamer, etc. this is not the best mouse for you. You should go for one with better tracking like the Razer Orochi for notebook use or one with better tracking and ergonomics like the razer deathadder, imperater or the ultimate razer mamba.

    The only complaints I would have would be It does not glide extremely smoothly on most desks,countertops,etc.. It is not the most comfortable mouse in your hand. It also sometimes gets black dust on the surface you are using it on and it is hard to get out of clothing.

    Happy (careful) mouse picking!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome function, poor hand fit

    • Written by from Gilbert

    The mouse is great and I love the touch surface.

    But, after 1 day of use my wrist and tendons are hurting from the fact that the mouse is too thin and I have slide my hand way back so my fingers don't hang over the front.

    I will have to move to a standard mouse and loose all the functions of the great touch surface, my wrist just can't take another day.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but an optional smaller size would be appreciated

    • Written by from Colfax

    Love the design, and it's a step up from the previous bluetooth wireless mouse. But it's too long for my hand. In order to place my fingers in the right positions for the 'buttons' to work, I have to rest the heel of my hand on the mouse itself, not on the mousepad/wristguard that I use. Would be nice to have a shorter mouse for those of us with smaller hands.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse, but the tracking speed is too slow

    • Written by from Surrey

    When I first used this mouse I was very impressed with how intelligent it was, being able to decipher between left and right clicks and its ability to scroll vertically and horizontally from anywhere on the mouse. However, when I went to the system preferences to increase the tracking speed, I was very disappointed at how slow it was, even at the highest setting. All other mice I've used have let me set the tracking speed to as high or low as I wanted, even if the max and min settings were ridiculously high or low. The mouse itself is fantastic and the multi-touch surface is impressive, although the slow tracking speed is quite disappointing. I'm hoping Apple releases an update very soon so I can get the mouse at the speed I like it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Touch miss the extra buttons!

    • Written by from Gorlose

    I just bought the Magic mouse today and allready know it a little...
    I LOVE the touch surface, it's just wonderfull. But i miss the trackball button and the press button on the side, very usefull for expose and spaces... instead i use the corners of the screen, almost the same, it is a matter of habit i think.

    It has a nice design but is a bit small. I am a craftsman and works with graphic so i have a big hand, sorry to say but i don't know if i can work 6 hours a day with this small mouse!!! (Also it is a bit heavy)

    Gave it 3 stars because of the nice touch, laser and bluetooth

    I will give it a chance for a couple of days, hopefully my hand wound get numb...

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse + Games

    • Written by from Portland

    I recently received a magic mouse. I love it is amazing for normal tasks. However i'm an avid gamer. It's a great product but you can't hold down both mouse buttons at the same time or hold down one mouse button and press the other features needed in lots of games. this means i can't really use the magic mouse for 50 % of what i use my mac book pro for. I think the mouse can do it Apple just needs to patch the software so it's possible. If you game don't get it. That's my two cents.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse

    • Written by from Istanbul

    The tracking speed of magic mouse is very slowly. Is there a way to make it faster?

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused concept

    • Written by from Kent

    I give it 3 stars because I think the touch technology has potential. That said, this is a goofy mouse. It's way less functional than the mighty mouse.

    It sort of does gestures like the touchpads on macbooks, but only a few. It's still a clickable mouse, but it's missing key functionality the mighty mouse had--like squeezing for expose, or tapping the scroll ball to get the dashboard. It's like Apple couldn't quite decide where they were headed with the thing, and left it half finished.

    Also, it's not comfortable. The sharp sides are icky feeling, and it's difficult to hold still for some of the gestures.

    And, like the new slimmed down keyboard, I'd like to know who thinks it's an ergonomic piece of technology? The way you must hold your hand to do the gestures is seriously tiring after a full day of use. Instead of being able to rest your hand, keeping your wrist stable, you have to keep your hand elevate off the mouse to engage the touch technology.

    I'm all for the sleek, nothing but what needs to be there, approach to design from apple . . . but between the magic mouse and new keyboard, we're losing our ability to actually interface with the computer. Give me more ways to engage the machine; not less!

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    The functionality of the mouse is excellent. The touch surface is a pleasure to use.

    My only problem with it is that the two rails on the bottom upon which it's supposed to slide on one's desk are rather abrasive. Perhaps my desk has a softer surface than most, but it's been gradually sanding the finish off my desk and leaving a fine powder behind. People will want to bear this in mind.

    I hated the old Apple mouse, but it didn't scrape my desk..

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    • Written by from Portland

    It's not great but it's not terrible.

    The scrolling and programmable touch features are very nice, especially with the addition of the third party MagicPrefs. Ergonomically, it takes some getting used to. And it's quite heavy for something of its size. Although it will track well on any surface, it doesn't move well on everything. It works best on something nice and smooth like a graphite mousepad.

    I suppose by now I should know to discount the hype and rave reviews by about half. This is a decent product but it sure isn't the be all and end all that many make it out to be. I'd suggest - as others have - that you test drive one at the Apple store before deciding whether to buy.

    2 of 3 people found this useful