• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Alright

    • Written by from Walton

    The apple mouse is a beautiful mouse. I definately like the scrolling and the multi-touch aspects of it. It does right click every now and then when I intend to left click. It's just a matter of where you place your fingers; far enough out. One bad aspect is, I put it in my backpack, and it turns out, It scratches very easily, and the way it's made, they're noticeable, visually, and physically when scrolling. A glass surface or something stronger would have been nicer, so hopefully you don't make the same mistake. Other than that, it works well. The best way I found to use it is by using the fingers to hold it, not grip it like most mouses work.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    prefer the old style but the responsive of new

    • Written by from Catonsville

    it would be nicer to have the responsiveness of the magic mouse mixed with the mighty mouse. the mighty mouse is is a better fit in my hand.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    • Written by from Wondelgem

    I used the mouse for 4 months now. Was really impressed with the responsiveness and ergonomics and had I posted this review 2 months ago, it would have gotten 5 stars.

    Negative points:
    a) it literally eats batteries. First thing you should do is get a pair of rechargeables. I find it disappointing that Apple never incorporates a rechargeable battery in its peripherals.

    b) much more annoying: after 3 months it started losing its connection on a regular basis, to the point that after 4 months it became unusable. Sure, it's still under warranty but once again, quality issues seem to plague what is priced like -and should be- a premium product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally got it working...

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    Had this "magic mouse" for since release and have had nothing but problems with getting it to work with my MacPro. Found out that its an issue with the Bluetooth connection and had to add an aftermarket Bluetooth USB transmiter (ASUS BT21) and finally got it to work as it should. Shouldn't have to got aftermarket to make things work... especially if your paying a premium for Mac products...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from Los Altos

    Like all things Apple, this mouse is aesthetically pleasing. I particularly like scrolling with this mouse. The lack of side buttons is a shortcoming.

    Love it hate it, one thing you cannot deny is that this thing EATS BATTERIES. Batteries last 2-3 months. Inconvenient, and an ecological problem.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But Not Magic

    • Written by from Murrieta

    I've had a new 21.5" iMac and this new mouse that came with it for about 2 weeks now. It's a decent mouse and the touch feature is nifty, but the overall feel isn't all that great. It's kind of heavy and the shape, as cool as it looks, isn't as ergonomic as other mouses I've used in the past and use now at work (Logitech something).

    After trying out the Magic Trackpad that a colleague has and at an Apple store, I ordered one to replace the Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse isn't bad but I've never been a mouse guy to begin with. I had been using Kensington trackballs for many years and only used a mouse if I had no choice in the office.

    9 of 16 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

    Hard to work with!

    • Written by from Hastings D.

    Yes, this apple mouse is a very good mouse, but it is very hard to work with when i use Google(TM) maps.
    It is very hard because i try to zoom up on something and it really does go crazy, as the mouse is multi touch anywhere on it, i just put my fingers on it sometimes and it moves the whole screen on Google(TM) maps.

    Otherwise this mouse is a very great one, looks good and does fine.
    Thank you for reading this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied

    • Written by from Austin

    I was excited about this mouse when it first came out..... Its a good mouse.... But it lacks some features that i think it should have..... Because it is multi-touch, i dont understand why it cant act like the trackpad from a laptop..... Its missing the 3 and 4 finger swipe functions that were very useful to me when using the trackpad..... Also i wish the touch sensitive surface extended to all the edges of the mouse, it lacks about an inch at the bottom and top of the mouse where it doesnt sense your fingers.....

    having said that i still like the mouse and think its well made, the sharp edges dont bother me, as i read it did other people....

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but not efficient

    • Written by from Toronto

    the touch thing is really cool and it's less prone to wheel failure but some things that annoy me are (when compared to apples previous mouse):

    - tracking speed is not as fast (even at max)

    - side click and top click options are gone (had to reconfigure keyboard shortcuts to compensate)

    - because the whole mouse is a touch pad, it's very easy to start scrolling when you don't want to

    in conclusion, works great but i prefer the features of the previous mouse

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Decent w/ Shortcomings

    • Written by from San Diego

    I could use this mouse for regular day to day web browsing, but when trying to use it with games -- it really just doesn't do the job right.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing Some Magic

    • Written by from WARRENVILLE

    My original Mighty mouse started to malfunction, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the newer more advance Magic Mouse. Now I could replace my mouse for more then half the price of the Magic Mouse, but I could not find a third party mouse that does expose', so the logical choice was the new Apple Magic Mouse. I bought it today and was excited to use it right away. I'm sorry to say that I am very disappointed that this new mouse does not control expose'. For $69, the price of entry isn't worth it without that feature. It will be returned tomorrow.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small - almost perfect

    • Written by from Fountain Hills

    Pros: Snappy, feels more precise than mighty mouse, scrolling works well, gestures not hard to pick up and use (except two finger swipes). NO MORE MIGHTY MOUSE BALL!

    Cons: Too small! Unlike the reviews saying large hands will have problems, I do not have large hands and it is still too small for me, after sitting at my computer and navigating a few web pages for less than 5 minutes my hand started to cramp up, and this was basic point, click, scroll -- nothing fancy. Two finger swipes are easy enough, except the mouse slides really well and due to its small size it's easy to accidentally move the mouse while trying to make the two finger swipe gesture.

    I think the problem with size is that it's too thin (or short). If it were thicker (or taller) then the hand would curve around it more comfortably. if it were the size of the mighty mouse, for instance, then it might be a lot more comfortable.

    i'll stick with it and see if i can adapt, i hope i can - I don't want to go back to the mighty mouse and that bloody ball that has to be cleaned monthly (or more) to avoid accuracy problems.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too slow

    • Written by from Salisbury Mills

    I like the feel of the mouse and how the multi-touch surface works but the mouse has very sluggish positioning control. I expect this can and will be fixed by Apple.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    We need an 'enable-disable' touch pad control

    • Written by from Whitehorse

    This new mouse is, for the most part, quite magical indeed but is not without it's shortcomings.

    Much as I love the new touch pad scrolling and swiping capability, functionally it is overly able. The majority of the top surface of these mice all responds to scrolling and swiping commands. Many times, this is wonderful but, many times, its entirely un-wonderful. Accidental/unintended inputs happen with the slightest touch. Using it in Aperture, for instance, unintended scrolling causes the photo you want to be looking at to whisk off down the list as new ones pop up. Turning off the 'momentum' feature helps a bit but not enough.

    We desperately need an onboard ability to temporarily turn the touch pad off and on. However it is done, it needs to be easy to use; direct. Intuitive. I'd be happiest if it lived within the touch pad as a command ie. make it so that a two finger double tap disables the pad features and use the same to enable the pad. Simply a two finger double tap on/off 'button'.

    If this mouse had that, I'd give it four stars.

    To give it five stars, it needs the above and it needs improved overall ergonomics. As it is, the mouse is, physically, rather small. It also, with the two sliding 'skid bars' on the bottom placed as they are so well in from the sides of the mouse coupled with the mouse's bottom shape with the large quarter-round, this mouse is very tippy.

    Do I prefer the mouse over the MIghty mice? Hard to say. I love the Magic's super high functioning new laser. This mouse is accurate and sensitive to slight shifts which I desperately need in a mouse when working in CAD drawings. Apple's done a great job on this part. Also, the right mouse button is now very responsive and quick.

    I hope Apple comes out with a software update that gives the touch pad the ability to be turned on and off. That'd go a long way to making me love this new mouse.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Singapore

    i think we got carried away with the launch advertisement which made it appear like an out of this world product. definitely the swipe and the scroll features are fantastic but it has failed on is its basic function of a conventional mouse. if you need to move across a page, you still need to move the mouse across the mouse pad very much like a conventional mouse. This is where its extra weight poses a problem.The weight increases the friction between the mouse and the pad and thus a noticeably greater effort is required to move it around. and a few hours of use your hand really hurts moving this heavy thing around. The only way this problem could be solved is to design a pad that would reduce the friction!.however this will mean an unnecessary limitation defeating the benefit from another of its feature.
    most of its fantastic features and its elegant appearance is defeated by its failure to serve a basic function of a conventional mouse.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functions but bad design

    • Written by from Washington

    Don't get me wrong, the magic mouse is awesome on its functionality. It fixed so many problems I had with my mighty mouse. This mouse is very light and thin.
    But I didn't like the design of the magic mouse. Did Apple design this mouse for people with huge hands? Honestly, this mouse doesn't feel right. I felt like I was grabbing my ipod touch, not a mouse. I thought if this was even a mouse because the SHAPE of the mouse didn't feel right.
    Great improvement could be made IF Apple redesign the mouse to make it little bit narrower and much more rounder than it is now.

    Pros.
    - Spectacular multitouch functionality
    - Very thin and light than mighty mouse.
    - Great productivity mouse

    Cons.
    - The rectangle shape doesn't feel right.
    - Not a gaming mouse. (Since there is only one button.)

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, but no dice.

    • Written by from Morrisville

    Extremely aesthetically pleasing, but ergnomically built for a 5-yr old.... I like the sleek design, but not at the cost of functionality. Having a wireless mouse is nice, but hands start hurt after prolonged use.

    If you have hands larger than a 5 yr old and plan on using the mouse hours at a time, I would strongly encourage you to seriously consider if you prefer form or function.

    After the mouse update, even at the highest tracking speed, it is way too slow.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea... Lacking functionality.

    • Written by from The Colony

    The Idea of the Magic Mouse is wonderful. In all fairness, it does everything it claims to. I'm having to return the mouse because it does not perform the left and right combo function that other 2 button wheeled mice do. Perhaps if this function can be added in an update I'd considering repurchasing the Magic Mouse.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost Features?

    • Written by from MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP

    Seems to have lost features of Mighty Mouse's side and top buttons. PLEASE develop a download to take advantage of multi touch. Most important 'all windows'. Tough to lose features. But real nice. Feels great. Moves smooth. Scrolls awesome. Currently, it's less efficient in compared to the Mighty Mouse, for this Business Man.

    3 of 4 people found this useful