• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse

    • Written by from Framingham

    love it but unfortunately works sporadically with my macbook pro. Constantly losing connection, re-connect, lose connection re-connect. It's not the mouse to use for a macbook pro and I wish Apple mentioned this with the product information. Ridiculously frustrating so heading back to the tethered mouse.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice at a price

    • Written by from pickerington

    great once it syncs to the computer which takes a long time.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Masr el Gedida

    I am a new mac user, switched just recently from PC.

    The apple magic mouse looks great, but I can't say the same about its performance.

    The mouse is a little uncomfortable to use - mainly because the curvature doesn't match the arc of my hand. I have to constantly keep my fingers slightly straight to avoid accidental touching or clicking.

    I'm quite disappointed, feature-wise. I would expect a $70 mouse to at least have a button for expose for more fluent movements. It makes me think that apple has put form over function for this one.

    As the mouse is wireless, batteries must be changes frequently. I am a student who uses the computer from the moment I wake up, which means the batteries seemingly lasts shorter for me than for users who don't extensively use the computer. Rechargeable batteries have an even shorter charge - more charging for me. I wish apple had provided us with the same mouse, but with a wired option. I now feel more inclined to use the mouse that came with my wacom tablet - ugly and bulky, but it works wirelessly and includes no batteries (magnetic).

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but needs refinement

    • Written by from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    This is a great mouse concept, the trackpad idea is an amazing idea. But it could be refined. First of all, there is no distinction between the buttons and the trackpad, so it's very easy to touch the trackpad when clicking the buttons or just by brushing it a little with your palm, especially annoying when playing a game which requires scrolling.

    Also with the normal Apple mouse to which I'm used, I really liked the fact that I could program four different functions on it: Exposé when clicking the trackball and Dashboard with the side buttons. I cannot do that anymore.

    So despite the innovation (not talking about the wireless part which is nothing new), when you consider that the original could do everything that the magic mouse can do, and more, then I see no point for it. What I want to see is a hybrid of the 2 mouses somehow: more distinction between pad and buttons, and more buttons. Also more ergonomy. It's giving me cramps.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    Love the idea, the multi touch features work well and the movement and tracking are smooth...

    However, the body of the mouse is too shallow, presumably to allow for the touch gestures on the top, hence for my big hands I can't use this for more than 5 mins without getting cramp.

    If there was a bigger version for people with larger hands I'd love to swap the boxed one for that and re-evaluate.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from HYTHE

    Good: Great mouse for internet browsing
    Bad: Difficult to do anything precise as their's no tactile feedback and that makes it a nightmare to work with in 3D apps - slightest brush in the wrong place, little finger hovering over the surface - zoom - wizz - impossible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Technology - Poor Design

    • Written by from Bethesda

    The finger touch operation in general is very nice - takes a bit of getting used to. For instance when using say Powerpoint an unintended brush of your finger on the trackpad surface will send you to who knows where. So you have to be careful and continually focus while using this device.

    My lower rating is however mainly focused on how poorly designed this mouse is. From the extremely thin, flimsy, hard to use battery cover to the barely discernible battery direction icons, this device seemed to receive a lot of attention from the technical arm of Apple but the human oriented industrial design people of Jonathan Ives fame must have been focused somewhere else.

    I hope the next iteration of this product returns to Apple standards of total design integration but at their price point I will have to wait - unless the battery cover fails.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over Function!

    • Written by from South Melbourne

    I was quite disappointed with this product. The mouse does not slide well on a surface due to the pads running the length of the mouse which adds significant sliding friction. It also means they will collect a lot more dirt and grime in normal use. Mouse movement was also quite laggy and suffered from many bluetooth dropouts.
    I decided to buy a Magic Trackpad which is a fantastic peripheral and gave the mouse away to a friend, now they are complaining to me about how poor the device is....
    Product is a classic case of form over function!!! Get a trackpad!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade please!!

    • Written by from GREENSBOROUGH

    Came with my new iMac. Looks great, absolute rubbish to use.

    Massively oversensitive, every time you turn your head it scrolls the page left to right, and from an ex-windows user point of view, setting the thing up for a right-click is a waste of time, as for the things you want sensitivity for, it has none.

    The only thing I have found good about it is the vertical scroll, swipe system, works good.

    I think they need to do some real-world product testing in future, not just with the nerds in the lab.

    Can we have the old mouse back please?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slower than slow...

    • Written by from Mountain View

    The Magic Mouse came with a new iMac I purchased, I had seen the commercial and thought it would work out great. The convenience of the bluetooth was great, but I cant even get the mouse half way across the screen on one stoke against my large trackpad. I turned the mouse speed all the way up in settings to attempt to make use of this otherwise useless mouse but no luck. I ended up giving it away out of frustration.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, terrible battery life

    • Written by from Oshawa

    The touch features of this mouse make it the most versatile mouse I have ever used! You can program the perfect touch sequence for you. The mouse fits in the palm of your hand perfectly and does not cause any discomfort.
    Although, I do have one complaint about this mouse... It eats batteries! I noticed soon after my purchase that the original batteries were only at 50% and thought ok, maybe they were not full when I put the in. I know now that I go through batteries extremely quickly! I even tried turning the power off while not using my computer, which cause me grief as I sometimes had to turn it on and off several times to get the bluetooth to connect.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not for Creative

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    It looks great but if you are doing graphic design and/or DTP, I wouldn't recommend because the mouse has magic touch and it will keep moving the canvas.
    It really frustrate me and it ended up HURTING my entire wrist which I had no problem with Wireless Mighty Mouse.
    Also, it feels so HEAVY when you click.

    so I went back to Wireless Mighty Mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful tracking

    • Written by from louisville

    This mouse looks great but is overpriced and tracks horribly! It doesn't recognize fine movement very well at all which has become quite frustrating. Furthermore, the two button feature has begun to malfunction after about a month. It only recognizes that I have clicked on something about 75% of the time. So I've found myself shaking the mouse to get it to track better and making multiple clicks much more often than I would like. I would recommend staying with the corded version of this mouse.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've seen better

    • Written by from Caledonia

    The multi-touch is really great. The mouse looks great too. I do a lot of stuff with Photoshop and the mouse just doesn't seem very sensitive. The mouse cursor is also very slow. I have it set to the fastest setting and it's still slower than the MacBook's trackpad. The secondary-click (right-click) does not work very well either. I gave this product 3 stars because of it's looks and the multi-touch.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Idea... Poor Execution.

    • Written by from Knoxville

    This really could have been a nice mouse! If the tracking wasn't unbelievably slow and cumbersome to use. Additionally, while the touch scroll and two finger swipes are nice... They are not as useful of features as other mice provide (such as being able to activate expose or spaces!).

    Overall, this is just a very overpriced gimmicky mouse!

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good features, eats batteries.

    • Written by from Saint George

    I'm about ready to trash the magic mouse. Too bad...I like it's features but I've gone through two sets of batteries in five weeks. Also, every so often it seems to lose its bluetooth connection.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow tracking speed

    • Written by from Jyllinge

    Nice design, touch and feel, except tracking speed which is much too slow even at highest setting. Disappointing that Apple can't even make a mouse that works perfectly.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant design. Battery life impractical.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I used the Magic Mouse for about a month. The visual design is great and, once you get used to it, the touch surface design for scrolling is superior. The seamless top surface makes it easy to keep clean and since there are no moving parts to wear out I think it would last for a very long time (unlike the Mighty Mouse).

    _BUT_

    I've had to change the batteries three times already! About once every week or so. I am a "heavy" user I guess. I'm a software developer and use the mouse all day at work. But still, having to go through a set of batteries every week is not acceptable. I'm going back to my old USB mouse.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ..a giant disappointment

    • Written by from pickerington

    I wanted to love this mouse.... there are so many things that are wrong with it. .. The obvious.. there are less buttons.. which at first i thought was okay.. but i soon realized that there were so many less things i could do that i used to do with the mighty mouse.. the tracking for the pointer is also very slow.. i have the 24in imac.. so it takes a couple of mouse strokes to make it across the screen when i feel that it should just take one. im ready to go back to my corded mighty mouse and take this one back. using this mouse was a downgrade.
    sorry -.-

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, for one Day!!

    • Written by from Little Egg Harbor

    Great mouse, nice features but? It is a little to small for anyone with larger hands. Also would have liked if it had tap or the click feature. To early of a release for this product, needs improvement and more testing since the swipe feature on mine lasted a total of one day!! Called Apple yesterday and they had me do a reset on something on my MacBook and it worked again, today no swipe feature again.... Love my Mac's but.....

    8 of 12 people found this useful