• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Coolest Mouse Ever...

    • Written by from Aurora

    The coolness factor of this mouse is not to be denied, however with that being said I have had some issues with it. It is sluggish at times and needs to be rebooted to get back to original speed. Even with this problem I would highly recommend this product. Once you get used to it, using any other type of mouse seems odd and outdated.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't blame the tracking issues on the hardware

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    As many others have complained the Magic Mouse is having slow tracking issues. This should have been fixed in a OS X update rather than having to install a 3rd party app such as "MouseZoom". The problem lies with the tracking speed granularity which can also be manually modified with the following command: "defaults write -g com.apple.mouse.scaling VALUE", where VALUE is a non negative number - just experiment a little bit and try small increments until it's been fixed.
    However, the hardware itself is authentic Apple, stylish, simplistic and sexy. The mouse does have a button but the scroll is touch based. Sometimes it can hinder web navigation when both button and touch are pressed simultaneously.
    Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Vast improvement over mighty mouse, but they could have done much more.

    • Written by from Raleigh

    The removal of the ball alleviates many problems of a fouled scroll ball from its predecessors. The annoying problem of the misinterpreted right button click from the mighty mouse was also corrected. So this mouse is a pleasure to use on the basis of the elimination of these problems alone. The scroll gesturing and the zoom is a much more natural motion than with the old undersized ball of the mighty mouse. I think Apple missed the boat with what they could have done with the gesturing, like adopting the pinch motions from the Iphone/Ipad for zoom control, saving the user from reaching for the key. They also eliminated the side buttons and the center click with no replacement. So you will need to assign corner zones for expose and the dash board. They could have easily added extra gestures for these functions and many more.
    Over all, the Magic mouse is a vast improvement over the Mighty Mouse, but it remains an unfinished work of art.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from French Lick

    I use it with a mac book pro and love the product. There is a very small delay but not a big deal for me. I use it for basic functions like web browsing and word. I would not use the mouse for gaming and/or photo shop though. All and all i would give it a thumbs up

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Evaluation - New Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    We are very pleased with our new mouse. We have a large screen IMAC, and our previous mouse (original) was extremely difficult to manipulate when changing screens, apps, etc. In contrast, with this mouse we can effortlessly navigate the entire screen in one pass. One open issue, what is the battery life of this product with normal usage? We shall see.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    • Written by from APO

    I'm very pleased with the mouse. It's a little different than other mice but takes only a few minutes to get used to. Take your time and try to hold it in a store or use it before buying.

    If I could change anything, I would like the mouse to have a recharging cradle similar to iPhone.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's A Good Product

    • Written by from Brampton

    Been using the mouse for 2 weeks with my Mac Mini. Battery life is at 67%, (keyboard is still at 100%).

    Mind you, I've been using a free third-party app to enhance my "Magic" experience, which drained the battery by 23% within a week, (the trade-off being to do tap-clicks, middle-button clicking, multi-finger tapping/clicking/swiping, touchpad capabilities, and even finger pinching, plus additional tracking & scrolling speed, makes for a really quiet experience).

    Without the 3rd-party app, the battery life went down by only 10% after a week, but had to put up with noticeably loud clicking and limited controls, (vertical/horizontal touch-scrolling and two finger swipe navigation).

    The mouse is smooth to the touch and ergonomic, (basically, my whole forearm is on the desk surface and the mouse fits into the contour of my hand).

    I find that the keyboard handles the Bluetooth connection better, even though the mouse is closer to the Mac Mini, (I turned both devices off at the same and separate times, and there's always a delayed response to acknowledging the mouse).

    The mouse seems fragile to minor drops, (i.e. accidental drops while repositioning on the mousepad can sometimes make the mouse temporary lose its connection, but it reconnects within a second).

    It's an okay mouse on its own, but with MagicPrefs, it's great, (though the entire surface is touch-sensitive, so I've had a few accidental clicks/things happen, but that's only because I'm using the 3rd-party app).

    Overall, it's a beautiful device and goes really well with the rest of your Apple products. :D

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Augusta

    This mouse works excellent and was simple to use with my MacBook Pro. The touch and drag your finger in any direction scrolling works exceptionally. I would suggest that this mouse is bought for basic computing and web browsing needs. The "multi-touch" functions work differently than that of the MacBook track pads, and there is no support of 3 or 4 finger gestures and there is no option for touching the surface to input a click instead of pressing the click button down.

    This is likely an unsuitable mouse for gaming, because you cannot input left and right clicks simultaneously, there is no middle click or other buttons, and the scrolling has no tactile feedback.

    In conclusion, I got this mouse for real basic use when my MacBook is connected to my TV as a primary display and it excels for that purpose. The way this mouse scrolls is worth the price of admission, so to speak. I still prefer to use the track pad on my MacBook when its not connected to my TV because it has a lot more functionality available.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    TAP on the mouse instead of clicking would be AMAZING!!

    • Written by from Tucson

    Apple, why can't you just make the CLICK functionality touch capable same as the macbook laptops touchpad, there is an option to use a TAP or click to actually use the click. I would give the mouse 100% if the clicking would be TAP and not clicking and using force on the mouse.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Bluetooth Mouse

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    The Apple Magic Mouse is a great Bluetooth Mouse, better than any other peripheral I have ever owned for any computer. It makes navigation easy on webpages, the iTunes Store, iCal and even in Finder, and the scroll feature makes it just that much cooler. However, it is only four-stars in my review due to the fact that the side buttons that are on the Mighty Mouse were very useful and are missing on this mouse. But aside from that, all it needs is updated software with more touch gestures available. This is a great buy and I recommend it to any user with a Bluetooth-enabled Macintosh.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for graphic design once you learn how to properly use it.

    • Written by from Pearland

    There are some reviews that say that this mouse is bad for graphic designers, but I would have to disagree. I was first put out by it because of all the graphic designer reviews putting it down, but I got the new Magic Mouse as a present so I decided to test it out.

    Like any new device, it's all about learning how to control it. The touch sensitive scroll wheel is super sensitive, and I definitely have sent artwork flying around my computer screen because I didn't understand how it worked at first. Now I am completely in love with it. The scrolling with momentum (like flicking on an iphone or ipod touch) is actually really useful when scrolling through thousands of lines of code or looking around in a huge document.

    The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is the battery life. I use it all day every day, and I am finding that the battery usually lasts about a month. But one should just get rechargeable batteries, and the problem is solved!

    I was a naysayer at first, but I've grown to really like using the this product. This graphic designer approves of this product.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet relief!

    • Written by from West Chester

    I love this little gadget. It makes navigating the web so much easier. Also, the track pad on my macbook irritates my wrists, its so easy and comfortable to use. The touch sensors are (of course) flawless. The only thing is that it was a little expensive...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, But Room For Improvement

    • Written by from Livonia

    I bought this mouse after the dog had bumped my targus mouse out of my hands and it had stopped functioning well after hitting the ground. I had wanted one of these for awhile and I'm impressed with most of it, but I miss the customization and functionality of my targus mouse (two customizable side buttons, left/right buttons plus center button that is touch scroll and blue tooth, all that for 30 bucks).

    On the good side...
    -Sleek and cool looking
    -Blue Tooth is a must in my opinion
    -Touch scroll works very well, smooth and easy in all directions
    -Works well for most uses
    -Compact

    On the bad side...
    -No middle button or other customizable buttons. This I could get over if the touch gestures were more customizable. Such as being able to change the two finger swipe to do something other than just navigate, I was thinking it would be great to be able to swipe to change spaces, but this is not an option. You can set spaces to the secondary click, but then you lose your secondary click unless you hold control. On that note, the right button would be great for spaces if I could set secondary click to something like two finger tap such as the touch pad.

    This is my major dislike about the mouse, I don't mind not having other buttons, but please make the touch gestures more complicated and customizable!

    -The smooth aluminum sides and small compact design make a bad combination for comfort and control, can get uncomfortable after a while.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good mouse

    • Written by from Burlington

    good mouse but you have to fiddle with the settings to get it the way you like it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! ....if you get an extension

    • Written by from Worthington

    As it comes, this mouse is absolutely wonderful for most uses. However, as has been pointed out in numerous reviews, more advanced uses of it render it incapable.

    Fortunately, some clever developers out there have come up with wonderful extensions for the Magic Mouse, which add more gestures and functionality. Using this mouse with the added extensions, I can do virtually everything but type without lifting my finger off of the mouse. It's really an incredible feeling. My web browsing experience has never been so complete! Personally, I have two separate extensions, each with features that the other doesn't. MagicPrefs is free and adds some basic functionality (along with the ability to increase the tracking speed), and Jitouch (unfortunately, this extension costs $5.99 if you want to use it for more than the half-hour trial period, but it is SO worth it) adds every programmable shortcut you can possibly imagine, along with the ability to customize this programming by which application is running. For example, in Chrome, I have "index-middle-near-tap" set to open a new tab, but in my CAD program, I have it set to open a new file. This is a wonderful feature. The only problem is that certain gestures are rendered useless by that fact that I either accidentally invoke them when I want to do something else, or I inadvertently invoke them during normal use of the mouse (Jitouch's "V-shape" gesture is an example of this).

    I do have to say, though, that the ergonomic design of this thing is far less than admirable. However, I haven't had any problems with wrist pain. I think this is because I have a gel wrist pad, so I say if you're having wrist pain from this mouse, try one of those. They're not terribly expensive, but apparently they do a lot more than look comfy.

    All in all, Apple has created a decent mouse with limited application, but 3rd-party developers have turned it into a truly revolutionary mouse!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse just not the price.

    • Written by from Owings Mills

    Bought this mouse about a month ago and it has been a seamless transition from my old wired mouse included with my iMac that died on me. I had to admit that I thought the touch capabilities were going to be difficult to get use to but it is so natural in your hand and very user friendly. ( Not to mention it looks great too ) Only complaint would be the price but defiantly wouldn't want to be without it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing hardware, software not so much...

    • Written by from Sisters

    The Magic mouse is the most intuitive controlling device since the first mouse. Using only one physical button and touch to control your mac, it shows what the mouse should have always been. The design is very comfortable and fits many hand positions. It also uses very little power, so you won't be replacing AA batteries too often.

    The software is decent, but doesn't take advantage of the mouse's full potential. The software consists of a preference pane in the System Preferences application. It allows you to change tracking speed, scrolling speed, and double-click speed, as well as your handedness, scrolling momentum, and navigation. It also allows you to modify your screen zoom preferences directly from the mouse preference pane. The lower right part of the preference pane consists of video explaining how to use the mouse. The help button hasn't worked for me yet, but it's not necessary as the mouse is so simple.

    My only disappointment with the software is the lack of customization. The hardware is capable of much more than the software allows. Pinch is not one of the available motions, and the software doesn't allow you to customize motions. For example, swiping motions for navigation are only for navigation. You cannot use swiping for any other commands. Personally, I was hoping to be able to change spaces with a swipe, or move my finger in a certain direction use certain features without having to move the mouse to the other half of the screen or use keyboard shortcuts.

    The software, though simple, is poorly designed and doesn't harness the incredible potential of the hardware.

    When Apple releases better software, this will be a 5-star device.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Yes this mouse is in a league of its own, its extremely sleek and innovative. There is a small learning curve for new Mac Users. BUT im not happy with the price. There are a handfull of bluetooth MAC compatible mice/keyboards available that are HALF the price....just not as sexy in design. Any chance Apple can come down a few bucks? Or how about a mouse keyboard combo pack?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice work.

    • Written by from DYER

    Scrolling is flawless. Sensitivity settings are very nice. Very small. took some getting used to. If you have big hands you better try one first. Otherwise .... the greatest creation of a mouse in the history of the mouse. Kudos !

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it :)

    • Written by from tracy

    Specially when you install magic prefs :)
    Only thing I don't like about it, is that the battery died in like a month, I don't know if its only Me, Cause I always use it, or its really like that. Its not the magic pref, because I've only recently downloaded it.

    I usually have it turned on from 3pm-12am weekdays and the whole day on weekends

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