• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it so far...

    • Written by from Boutiliers Pt.

    This is only my third day of using this mouse but so far, I love it. It's heavier than the last Apple mouse but I use a mouse pad with a wrist support, so it's not a problem. Besides, you can use it anywhere, like on your lap.

    I love, love, love the scrolling by stroking. The little scrolling button was my favourite part of the old mouse but it didn't work half the time.

    I do suggest that you not drop it on a hard, scratchy surface, like my ceramic tile floor. It still works fine but the touch surface must be soft 'cause I got a good scratch in it. But, as I say, it works fine. Also suggested, turn it and the keyboard off at night.

    Nice one, Apple!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    When they add the side buttons back - it will be awesome

    • Written by from Madisonville

    That is my main complaint and actually went back to my old mouse for that only reason. Scrolling is a 100% better and motion but not having the side buttons is a problem

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    • Written by from madera

    This is a nice little mouse! I am very pleased with it. Unfortunately, it does not work great right out of the box. After downloading MagicPrefs (third party app), it did everything I needed, plus some.

    Pros: very customizable (with MagicPrefs), the scrolling, tapping, and swipping gestures are quick and intuitive (better then physical buttons), has "cool" factor

    Cons: the devise is very flat which may cause hand strain. After a week of use, I am completely comfortable with it (takes a while to adjust). The device does not come with much customization right out of the box, but is easily fixed with a third party app.

    overall the best mouse I have owned. 4 stars only because Apple should have included more customization. 5 stars with MagicPrefs download.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse, but battery life is poor

    • Written by from Anchorage

    The mouse is pleasant to use and useful for scrolling and other control movements. If you hold the mouse lightly with thumb and 4th finger on the sides, the 2nd and 3rd fingers can do scrolling and swiping on the surface. It may not do a lot of multi-finger fancy stuff, but I don't need that: I can get a 12 button tablet puck if I want everything on a button click. This mouse is about keeping things simple, while doing more than a regular mouse.

    Initially the mouse felt a lot heavier than a wired mouse, but that was a day or two to get used to. A big plus is the movement detection, which works on poor surfaces that confused other optical mice. I was looking for a mouse pad before I bought the Magic Mouse, but no longer an issue.

    Battery life is my biggest concern. It goes through a pair of AA batteries about every 4-6 weeks, so I've just loaded my third set in about 4 months of ownership and daily use. I suppose I should switch the mouse off when I put the computer to sleep, but surely that could be built in to the mouse, i.e., a sleep mode after inactivity, or the ability to get a signal from the linked computer that sleep has been ordered. A tap would wake it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome...with one criticism

    • Written by from Stowmarket

    I think this mouse is the start of a new generation of mice. The surface is like the touchpad of my macbook but better, it is more responsive to your movements and the mouse or screen goes exactly where I want it to go based on the momentum of your movement.

    One criticism - the two finger swipe left or right which would allow you to go back or forward a page on Safari or move to the next picture on iphoto works but it is incredibly hard to do. It's really fiddly and so much easier to just click the button.

    This only gets 4 stars from me because of this, not going to complain thought because it goes far further than any other mouse out there so it is bound to have one or two problems.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick but ...

    • Written by from Jefferson

    It is a little too small for comfort for my average-size adult male hand. The swipe-based "inertial" scrolling is mostly very nice but occasionally erratic, especially when trying to go through a PDF document one page at a time. My four-star rating is an average: five for the concept and three for the execution.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, One Complaint!!

    • Written by from Delhi

    Hi Everyone,
    Indeed it is a great mouse with everything innovative what apple logo suppose to mean.
    Really satisfied with the products look and feel.

    One complaint -> Earlier as in mighty mouse, by clicking the scroller, i used to get exposure to windows and by clicking on sides i set it to hide all windows. This feature is missing in the new mouse. May need adaptation....

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BIG HANDS RELEASE?

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought the magic mouse days after its release and was not as impressed as i would have liked. The aesthetic appeal when paired with the apple wireless keyboard is out of this world. But it does not have the comfortable resting position for my huge piano hand that I would have liked. Oh and PLEASE PLEASE release a driver update with more gestures and click options!!! 3rd Parties never get it right. Any good MagicMouse surface Recommendations for better movement??
    cheers!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be fooled by only 4 stars...

    • Written by from Pasadena

    I give this mouse a 4 star rating, 1st off because of the super low profile on this products build. I a have average sized hands I feel, and this is too low for comfort. After an hour or two of average use it makes me feel a little wrist pain but not serve enough to not use again. But this is the only issue I have had with it.

    2nd the bottom black track pad is made of a seemingly cheap black Plastic strips on each side. I was recently in a local applestore and looked at the condition of the pad it was worn down and looked like it had taken a lot of heavy use on the wood table the iMac was on.

    However the product has a super responsive laser and the movements on the gesture pad are very sensitive to finger movements, making it great for seamlessly easy navigation of iTunes files or simply going back a page on Safari. The Body is solid and feels well weighted and easy to use.

    It would only be better if it used 1 battery to operate, keeping cost down when you need to replace; Or maybe a rechargeable dock to place on when done using.

    THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR THE GAGET LOVER!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Sleek

    • Written by from Chatsworth

    The design and look is nice and sleek. After you get the new updates and software for your Mac, the setup is easy and your using it within seconds. Though for most people, it is too sleek. At first, it is the most amazing mouse you've ever touched. The smoothness and simple features are amazing. Then after a few days of continuous use, your hand gets tired from the lowness position of your hand on the mouse. (If you don't use it 6 hours straight, it probably won't make your hand tired and is still the best mouse you'll ever touch in 2009- ?.)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Slick Mouse

    • Written by from Red Lion

    Like most apple stuff this mouse is just slick. From the Ipods to the Iphone to the MacBooks, Apple definitely has a cool factor. Its true, I may have become an Apple snob, but I have not gotten there in ignorance my friend. I have been using PC for over twenty years and my home network consists of wired and wireless network and devices. On my network I run XP, Vista, WIndows 7 and Snow Leopard, so I know of what I speak. The Mac is by far my favorite and this mouse is a very cool accessory. Out of the box, it doesn't really do a whole lot more than any other wireless mouse (although the browsing "two finger swipe" feature is nice). The Magic Mouse just does it with style and without wires or even taking up a usb slot. There are also some third party software offerings that will make it do much more than other mice, but I have not found a need for those yet; just wanted a wireless mouse for now. This mouse is well made and very solid. It has a unique feel that takes a little getting used to, but probably only because I have been clutching traditional shaped mice for so long. The Magic Mouse has a much lower and smoother profile than a traditional mouse. For me, Mac has been consistently outperforming my PCs in every category but there is a cost and that is why this mouse gets four stars and not five. Like most of my Apple products is works just the way they claim it will, it is effortless to set up, and is slick in its look and design. However, you will pay more to play with a Mac. To me it is worth it, but to each there own. Hope this helps...

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there

    • Written by from New York

    I just got my Magic Mouse a few days ago. I have found that despite initial doubts of the mouse's form, it preforms admirably. There are no issues with right and left clicks, and scrolling has been seamless. When swiping, the mouse occasionally moves and it is hard to swipe. I used to have a wireless mighty mouse, and the one thing I do miss are those side buttons. Using expose in a sea of windows right from my mouse was great, and now the Magic Mouse doesn't have a button or a gesture for expose. Other than a few minor issues mentioned above, it really is a great product.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Best Mouse Ever!

    • Written by from Everett

    I hear some people complaining about the feel and design of the Magic Mouse. It takes a little time to get the feel for it, I think the secret is to hold it with your thumb and ring finger. You also have to using a lite hand with it. On a scale 1-10, I'd give it an 8. The optic and scrolling capabilities of this mouse are fare beyond anything on the market today.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth, baby.

    • Written by from Valparaiso

    Easily the smoothest mouse I have ever owned. Tracks well, multitouch is natural and responsive. Right-click works 100% of the time (unlike my "Apple Mouse" which often took a little persuasion).

    My largest complaint is the sticky stuff the packaging left on the bottom. Boo hoo! I miss the side buttons and the scroll button, but I can read and knew what I was getting into.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work around for expose

    • Written by from Cerritos

    For those of you that used the other buttons on the Mighty Mouse for Expose, you can map expose to command + secondary click (or alt or control). Just hold down the command button when you are in the setting drop down.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but...

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    This is product is absolutely magic, but there are still some problems i find with it, i would like to share. One of these is that is you drop it by accident (on carpet), the batteries move, and some times get in a position that no power gets through. this only happen to me twice. The next thing is the two finger swiping for back, forward, next, and ETC. Its quite hard some times to do the two finger slide, i had it for a couple weeks now, and i still find it hard at times. the other is some times the right-click doesn't reads as well as i wished for, but mostly works greats. These are small factors for me, but i love this product.

    p.s. one simple thing that i truly love is that connection via bluetooth, so no USB cables ^_^

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Mouse

    • Written by from Roslyn

    I just got the mouse today and i love it! There is one minor thing that is not so clear about the mouse. It is not so clear that you can only use the mouse with Mac OS X v10.5.8 with a Bluetooth enabled computer or Mac OS X v10.6.2 or later. I was very lucky that I happened to have a v10.5.8 Bluetooth enabled laptop and not an older one. That would have been a great disappointment. Other than that, the mouse is amazing. I would definetly reccoment this mouse.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Leap from Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Singapore

    CONS:
    1) Right click and left click, that's it. No middle click, no side buttons, nothing.
    2) Battery life doesn't last for 4 months as advertised. I've used it for two weeks and it is down to 70%.

    PROS:
    1) NO MORE SCROLL BALL.
    2) Multi-touch function is great, especially how I can now flip through webpages, iPhoto, iTunes, everything.
    3) Ergonomically, it feels wonderful in my hands.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse just one thing missing

    • Written by from KNOXVILLE

    I expect to see this on the next model, but a built in number pad that can light up when you turn a switch or something. Other than that fabulous design and technology!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great mouse, responsive, but TOO SLOW

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    Mouse tracking is too slow right now. Update needs to come up to increase its speed. For casual web browsing its great, but for games it's terribly slower than the average mouse.

    Please patch and update ASAP! Thanks

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