• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay, but not magic

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I like the scrolling feature, definitely a big upgrade over the mighty mouse (no more clogged track ball). The laser seems very responsive and precise. I don't like that you can no longer expose all windows (like you could with the mighty mouse) or that you can no longer display dashboard but clicking the track ball. Don't know why apple would remove these cool features. Overall it's a good mouse, but if you have a functional mighty mouse (mine broke) then I'd think twice before buying this one.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good...

    • Written by from Singapore

    I like the mouse quite a lot. It has quite a few things going for it, but nonetheless there are some inconveniences you may encounter.

    Here is a breakdown of my thoughts:

    Advantages:
    Seamless surface looks great
    Less parts (to break, unlike the old apple mouse, in which the scroll wheel broke easily)
    Very responsive and fairly customisable

    Disadvantages:
    Not easy to adapt to the flat shape of the mouse - doesn't feel that great in your hand (may vary from person to person)
    Must lift up left (primary) finger if you wish to right-click (secondary button)
    Sharp edges of the mouse make it more uncomfortable to hold than the old apple mouse

    Overall, I reckon that the mouse is worth buying, if you are willing to live with the small setbacks.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool but has some issues

    • Written by from London

    For the most part this is a cool accessory with some neat functions.

    However, some strange things happen when you use this mouse to operate within MS Powerpoint. Any slight touch of the mouse causes Powerpoint to scroll uncontrollably through your list of slides seemingly randomly landing on a different slide than you are currently working on. It's so distracting and unusable that I actually stop using the mouse when I go into Powerpoint. Haven't had the same issue in other applications.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to love it, but...

    • Written by from Seattle

    I want to love it, really.

    However, there is one glaring issue that may force me to return to Razer bluetooth mouse that i've been using: tracking speed. Even set at the fastest tracking speed, this mouse requires far too much movement across the surface to move the pointer anywhere, requiring far bigger hand gestures than I'm used to making or than work well on my mouse tray. I bet this can be fixed with a driver update and I'm hoping Apple is listening.

    The one other thing I don't love is the hard edges. Hard, angular edges that don't feel good in the hand.

    What I do love: the multi-touch feature. I love being able to scroll anywhere on the mouse, including swiping for page-back and page-forward. Cool, innovative!

    Also, it's pretty.

    Overall, though, I'm not sure it's a keeper for me.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where are Expose, Spaces and dashboard

    • Written by from colorado springs

    I probably will continue using my mighty apple mouse until expose and dashboard are implemented. I figured out that they were not part of the mouse after about 2 minutes of using it and I turned it off. The cool touch pad will not replace functionality in my; or from what I have seen online, many peoples homes. I hope an update of some kind will resurrect the functions soon because from what I see two finger swipes to turn pages is not worth giving up dashboard, expose and spaces operation. If nothing comes up in the not to distant future I will probably sell the mouse.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Live Up To Expectations

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I was really looking forward to replacing my Mighty Mouse with the Magic Mouse. Although the scrolling function works brilliantly, the 'de-featuring' of 'Magic' compared to 'Mighty 'is disappointing, particularly as I continuously used the centre button to display Spaces. Going back to only 2 buttons is a retrograde step. I hope there will be a software update to bring back the centre button (simultaneously press the left and right button for a virtual centre button?) function. Sadly, I'm seriously considering returning this mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    • Written by from Calabasas

    It's not perfect but i like it.

    A lot of people complain about uncomfortable swiping but it's not bad at all, in fact pretty natural, as long as you hold the mouse toward the middle. Scrolling works pretty well.

    The only major thing that takes some getting used to is the tracking speed. Yea it may seem a bit slow at first but after you get used to it it's tollerable. It works on the same principle as the trackpads on the new mac books. The faster you move the mouse the more exaggerated the movement is.

    I.e. if you move the mouse only 1 inch but do it at 100mph you can get across the whole screen but if you move that same inch at 1 mph you won't get very far. So once you get that down it is bearable. However it would be nice to have crisp tracking at slower speeds.

    Great start but not perfect. Still i'm happy

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    cool mouse degraded by tracking issue

    • Written by from dallas

    Nice implementation of new technology but a very slow tracking issue will send it back to the store if an update isn't out in a couple of days.

    I have a 24" monitor and even with the tracking set to its fastest setting I can not easily get from one side of the screen to the other without picking up the mouse and repositioning it for another swipe of my wrist. This problem is even more dramatic with the dual monitor setup I have.

    With my previous mouse I could set the tracking so that a single swipe of my wrist would move the pointer from the left side of one screen to the right side of the other.

    You actually have to use the mouse to understand how annoying this issue is. I am hoping this is only a software issue and not a hardware flaw.

    Apple, please address this before the return period expires on my purchase. I would like to keep the mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but tracking needs big improvement

    • Written by from San Diego

    Just got mine today, only using it for a little while, so here are my first impressions so far...

    - The low profile takes some getting used to... the sides feel ok to me, but I'm missing the feel of that "hump" in the back of the mouse that we're all familiar with.

    - The left/right click buttons feel a little too "clicky" for me, but that's like most Apple mice and trackpads, so I guess I'm used to it.

    - The scrolling feels and works awesome! Very smooth and accurate!

    - The big problem is the tracking, as many others have also mentioned.
    It's really slow and feels slightly inaccurate. I have my tracking set to the fastest speed setting possible, and it's still difficult to cover the entire screen on my Apple 23" Cinema Display without picking up the mouse and moving it over. I'm sure this can be adjusted through a software update, so I hope that comes soon...

    - Lastly, the plastic tracking rails on the bottom of the mouse feel kind of... "stiff". But a lot of brand new mice can feel that way, hopefully I just need to break it in a bit and the plastic rails will smooth out a little more.

    Overall, it is a really cool mouse, the scrolling feature is the best thing about it, and it works flawlessly. If they can fix the tracking speed issue, then I would rate this 4 stars. Hopefully they're already working on that.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's best mouse

    • Written by from FORT LAUDERDALE

    By far the best mouse Apple has produced to date, beautiful, functional and precise. Given all of this, it still falls far below top end mice produced by vendors known for producing mice. Two finger swipe for back/forward is a little clumsy at first and requires that you have a firm grasp on the mouse, I may be old fashion, but give me the little buttons on the side of my mouse that I can click with my thumb to go forward and back.

    For an included mouse it's pretty good. I wouldn't rush out and buy one unless you are using a Mighty Mouse today, or you want a beautiful mouse and don't do a lot of back/forward navigation.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from strongsville

    I love the features of this mouse but I'm changing batteries every two weeks! I wish apple would make a magic mouse that had a cord. The only reason I bought one of these was because I was sick of cleaning the track ball on the normal mouse.

    Otherwise I love this mouse the scrolling is a little slower than the older mouse but not bad.


    Please lets go green and make a magic mouse that is corded

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be better!

    • Written by from Federal Way

    The mouse once connected works great! But bluetooth connection is really poor, it takes way too long to connect and sometimes you have to click coupe of times to connect to my Mac Pro!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    On the fence

    • Written by from San Diego

    Geek factor is through the roof. There's no doubt this mouse is cool. The bigger issue is getting through the day without feeling like I put my hand into a blender. A nearby Logitech m705 is my "gotta get stuff done" mouse.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised, but..

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    The mouse works as advertised. The multi-touch gestures are great on a mouse. The problem is the actual size and shape of the mouse. My previous wireless mouse was raised to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand as you hold the mouse. The Apple Magic Mouse is very low and can start to feel uncomfortable after a while because of its almost-flat design. Yes it looks innovative and futuristic, but I suggest you check it out at the store to see if the size is right for you.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but not that useful

    • Written by from Kent

    I love how the mouse looks. But the bluetooth connection between the mouse and mac always lost.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Think I'm going to return it

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Bought this "magic mouse" yesterday. I don't see our feel the magic. I'm 5'6" and my hands are of average size but I find this mouse still too small for my hands. I also like the option of a clicker scroll, either this doesn't have click as an option or I haven't located it yet. To compensate for the absence of the clicker I've adjusted the sensitivity to minimal as any unavoidable contact with the surface of the mouse causes the cursor to move. In support of this mouse it does have a lot of other swipe between pages and stroll functionality but I find that useless if the cursor doesn't stay where you need it. I'm going to give it another day or two but my initial evaluation is that it's not for me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but dissapointing

    • Written by from Troy

    I have used another brand of wireless mouse forever, and I miss the comfort and style and ease of use.
    I have been using the new Magic Mouse for about six weeks now, which means I have gotten use to the difference. That was big at first but once I got use to the tracking difference and everything, I don't notice the difference that much, except for one big problem.
    I may be the only one in the world that has this problem, but when I left click something and drag it to drop it in a folder, the dang thing unclicks and I drop it in the wrong folder way too often. In other words, you have to hold the left mouse button down very firmly and make a conscientious effort not to let go until you are ready, then let go. With the other brand it did not require "thinking" to click and make extra effort to hold the button down.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Ergonomics and Usability

    • Written by from Dallas

    I've used high DPI gaming mouses (not for games, though) before and tried this mouse. This mouse is too slow even if I make the tracking speed as fast as possible and it is far less precise and has poor ergonomics.

    I'm returning this mouse. It's a shame because the touch gesture feature is so nice..

    Pros:
    -Touch gesture
    -Pretty
    -Wireless

    Cons:
    -Poor ergonomics
    -Click requires a lot of pressure
    -Slow/imprecise tracking
    -Heavy
    -Too much friction

    2 of 2 people found this useful