• 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

    Don't like it

    • Written by from Concord

    I like the idea of this mouse, but after several months I still can't get used to it. I've used various mice, track balls, and track pads for over 20 years, so I thought I would adapt, but just can't. I will be going to the store to pick up something else. I make too many errors with this one and it's frustrating to use.

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but fragile quality

    • Written by from springfield

    I think the mouse is great overall. It responds nicely, it's easy too use and pretty on the eyes. My only complaint is that for almost three quarters of a benjamin the materials are really weak. I mean, it's wireless so there is a great chance you will drop it accidentally. The battery cover is as weak as tin despite being aluminum. I would have to remove two stars based on the longevity, sturdiness, and price. It's a buy, only if you don't already own a bluetooth mouse but otherwise, wait for a price drop.

    5 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

    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

    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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle button support

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    This mouse can't be used with apps which require a 3-button mouse. I use several 3D graphics software packages which simply cannot operate without the middle button -- there are some functions you just can't invoke.

    I found a third-party app which can do a middle button by sensing taps to the central area of the mouse, but it doesn't work very well...

    So... avoid if you need the third button...

    Other than that, it is pretty slick. If Apple added middle-button support, I'd be happy with it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but FAILS in sensitivity

    • Written by from Junction City

    I love everything about this mouse except that the drivers need to be re-written so that those of us who choose more sensitivity can have it. I have to drag the mouse all over the desktop which is ridiculous. Hardware-wise it's a 5 star. Drivers (which affects the entire experience) 2 stars. Apple.....Please fix this ASAP.

    6 of 9 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

    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

    bad ergonomic design, Hard to get used to.

    • Written by from Champaign

    Pros
    -Cool looking
    -....
    I really want to name more pros but there's really no more pros...

    Cons
    -Poor ergonomic design. Hand gets VERY tired after a while.
    -Hard to get used to. Have been using for more than a month but still not very comfortable compare to the my logitech mouse.
    -the upper surface easily gets dirty/sticky and it feels very unpleasant when you swipe on it.
    -etc etc

    I can def name more than those but probably those are my major issues,

    I like Apple product in general hence my GENEROUS 3stars

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Look and Feel: 5 star, usability: 2 star

    • Written by from SUNNYVALE

    While this is the best looking mouse and it's one-finger scrolling is something that will be missed, it's usability has to be seriously improved. You should understand what you are buying:

    1. It is very hard to use right mouse button click, very frustrating. That makes any two-button work complicated and gaming impossible.
    2. It also completely eats any kind of batteries you throw at it. In less that one month, a set of extra-power Duracell alkalines are completely drained.
    3. The possibilities of it's touch surface are underused. The only real benefit you get out of this mouse functionality-wise is it's touch-scroll. Otherwise, trackpad is miles better for touch functions, real mouse is miles better for mousing.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Magical

    • Written by from EDMONTON

    It is cool on how it can scroll. but It is a little sensitive on scrolling & clicking. You do have to replace the batteries & rechargeable batteries are replaced once a week.
    It is light & wireless which I like. There is no support for you whole hand & it is very thin.
    I received this mouse for free.So I was not out of pocket change.
    They should put a sensitivity level on the remote mouse or the software so it can be turned on or off.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's give and take

    • Written by

    I love the momentum scrolling and it's oh so convenient to be able to touch anywhere on the surface and just start scrolling. BUT, I used the 3rd and 4th buttons on my mighty mouse all the time and it's a little rough to have to go back to the keyboard for things like exposé and dashboard when all I had to do with the mighty mouse was squeeze or click the ball. I also wish the tracking was faster. I'm using 4 monitors and even at max tracking speed, it takes forever to get across them all. I still gave it 3/5 stars, though 'cause the magic mouse is just so sexy!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionality-wise, great. Battery-wise, terrible.

    • Written by from Decatur

    Really. It's a great mouse experience, but every two weeks - new batteries. This is with all the latests updates to the system and my Apple Wireless Keyboard. The keyboard eats a set of batteries in about six weeks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NIce, with limitations

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    The mouse is fairly comfortable to use. The touchpad feature is great, as it allows smooth scrolling while having the more precise cursor control of a mouse.

    However, the multitouch is severely lacking when it comes to features. 2-axis scrolling is nice, but where are the configuration options. For instance, 2-finger horizontal swipes go back and forth in browser or preview. I'd rather be able to move between tabs. It should be trivial to configure such an option.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for Prime Time....

    • Written by from Arlington

    I purchased two of theses for an IMac and MBP. They work OK, but until you can control the acceleration curve they are more trouble that they are worth. They also eat batteries and the Bluetooth drops out on occasion. The were both replaced with Logitech Marathon using the LCC 3.1 software - much nicer with an acceration multiplier and a real back button instead of a double finger circus act to do "Back". They could have added a center left and right touch area for this.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, but doesn't feel right......

    • Written by from Roblin

    I love my Magic mouse, but it doesn't "fit into my hand" like the Mighty mouse or any other mouse around.... The Magic Mouse is too flat.... I hope to see that Apple will change that. Also the Magic Mouse dosen't seem to keep a good connection with my new iMac.

    3 of 3 people found this useful