• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why

    • Written by from Bend

    Why would apple make such a cool mouse and then remove the coolest feature that the Mighty mouse had. The option to pinch the sides of the mouse to view all windows on the desktop at the same time is gone. Keyboard shortcuts... please:(

    47 of 71 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overrated

    • Written by from South Chesterfield

    Nice but often makes it difficult to get work done when the batteries go out about every two weeks. Frustrating!~ It looks pretty but I am ready to throw it across the room because it keeps disconnecting every few minutes right now. Lord forbid the batteries die in the middle of a big report and then you have to figure it out manually.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome & frustrating

    • Written by from New Salisbury

    Love how you can do all the gestures on this mouse, makes work much easier, that is when it works. this think is frustrating at times. sometimes it will connect, sometimes it won't. sometimes it takes just a few seconds, sometimes it takes minutes.......blue tooth leaves much to be desired sometimes.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One BIG thing missing

    • Written by from Carbondale

    This is a brilliant mouse design and I'm not completely disappointed ... However, the mouse software is stupid as a rock.
    I had hoped the software would be programmable, a feature that has been included on numerous modern mice (Kensington has been making awesome mouse software for years). Not being able to "custom" program the right button [left button, etc.] is reason enough to give the mouse only 3 stars.
    Obviously, a lot of attention was giving to the design, kudos for that.
    To take this mouse to the next level, and really make it "magic", it needs the ability to be customized in the software.

    34 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not perform well with MacBook Pro Retina Display.

    • Written by from Singapore

    the built quality and design is top class, premium. The gestures are very useful. But I would't recommend to those who intend to use with MacBook Pro retina display, at least until Apple update the OS to address this bug. My connection with the MacBook keep getting lost, and it'll take a long time to auto connect. A manual reconnect is faster, which shows that the signal is there but the two devices just couldn't auto connect and keep connected. But again, the trackpad on the MackBook Pro is good enough for everyday uses.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there!

    • Written by from Boulder

    At first, I loved this mouse. The new features are great. It has a sleek, new comfortable design. Two months later, the magic has gone. The batteries are already drained and some of the more subtle imperfections are shining through. I work in Google Sketchup a bit and this program hates my new mouse. It freaks out a lot. It will suddenly zoom way out or zoom way in. Even when I try to keep my index finger way off of the sensors, it continues to behave erratically. For a designer such as myself, it's a disappointment...

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    looks great but functions bad!

    • Written by from Whittier

    The mouse has its pros and cons,

    PROS:
    its sleek and has a very nice finish to it.

    CONS:
    its quiet expensive then again it is a touch mouse and its from apple. Also, swiping on the mouse is a bit clumsy and at time diffcult.


    I plan on getting the trackpad and seeing how that works. i hope it works better!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product..... many problems with CAD

    • Written by from E

    Everything works find and looks awesome on my desk.... but had many problems working on CAD softwares..... isn't easy has a regular mouse.....anyway its a great quality product.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish, but not for productive users.

    • Written by from Canton

    This mouse is very stylish. It looks great sitting on your desktop. It is very cool how it mimics the track pad, but that's not very functional for a productive mouse.

    First of all, even those this mouse is stylish, that's one of its biggest faults. It's so thin and low profile that it is difficult to use. For instance, when you are dragging a window around a large space, you need to hold down a button and drag. After a while, you run out of space on your mouse pad (or even desk) to move your mouse while you are dragging and this forces everyone to pick up their mouse while continuing to depress the button to maintain grip of the window that you are dragging. It is VERY difficult to do this with this mouse. It is tough to grip and given that the entire mouse is sort of a big button, it is tough to keep it depressed while picking it up. Many times I have lost the "grip" on the window or icon during this. Just a minor annoyance, but still...

    Also, the thin design is not ergonomic at all. You will notice that if you use your mouse for most of the day doing drag-n-drop stuff, your hand will start to hurt a bit. This is not good. Can you say quick carpal tunnel setin?

    Also, this mouse basically mimics two mouse buttons and scroll. It also throws in the extra effect of swiping to go back and forth within your browser/finder. There is no other functionality. For instance, the trackpad on a MacBook lets you use 3 fingers and swipe down and get Expose of all Windows. Not on this mouse.. This, to me, is a deal breaker. I have been using a Microsoft mouse that has the two standard buttons, scroll wheel and a button on the left and right. I have assigned Expose to the button on the left. So if I'm mousing around and need to get a view of all windows open, I click the left button and I'm there. With this "Magic Mouse", I have to break that workflow and go to the keyboard, hit a button for Expose, go back to the mouse and select my window. This may be minor to some people, but again, if you are a productive user, mapping buttons on your mouse to Expose really is a big time saver and keeps you feeling productive. Anything that makes you break your concentration and makes you stop and think breaks your work flow. Given that all modern mice have multiple buttons, it was a really bad idea to leave the ability to have multiple buttons off of the "Magic Mouse".

    Again, it's very stylish and sexy. I'll give it that. But that's doesn't mean it's practical. A lot of people tend to bash Apple and say that all of their products are like this... I will always disagree. I'm *extremely* productive on a Mac and have been for years. However, this mouse definitely falls into that stereotype.

    If you are just an average user that uses iTunes, browses the internet and checks their e-mail, this mouse is just fine. However, if you are a productive user and use your Mac to do work and you have a lot of applications open at all times and you dig the idea of mapping buttons to the special Mac OS X features such as Expose, try this mouse out before you buy it. It will probably not suit your productive needs.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not great for designers

    • Written by from Reynoldsburg

    I loved this mouse at first, but will be going back to my old wired Apple mouse shortly...

    The scrolling feature is nice for web browsing, but in CS4 programs, the screen uncontrollably moving side to side up and down is far too annoying. You can't touch the mouse without making the screen move which is an occupational hazard for graphic designers.

    I was told in the store that the battery life was better than the last wireless mouse. But after only 6 weeks of use, the batteries are almost dead.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for everything but CAD & Windows

    • Written by from Pemberton

    I love the Magic Mouse for most things I do with my computer. However it is easy to 'accidentally' scroll and that takes away a lot of the fun.

    Well behaved apps:
    Safari
    Preview
    Leopard features like QuickLook

    Annoying Apps:
    Finder - sometimes I accidentally scroll away the selection by touching the mouse.

    Outright Painful apps:
    ViaCAD - Has no scroll wheel preference, so frequently I zoom my drawing into a dot, of make it way too close to see. That is a real hassle.

    Parallels Desktop with Windows
    Any windows App that uses Pull-down menus. Windows has a nasty habit of leaving the focus on drop-down menus, when you scroll these accidentally, it can be a real hassle.

    I think Apple should update the driver so that it actually senses motion, not just a simple touch to scroll things.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle button ruins the experience...

    • Written by from OSLO

    I bought this mouse because of its looks and innovation. The bluetooth is much more responsive and the mouse is much more comfortable than the magic mouse. And the touchpad scroll works excellent. Unfortunately without support of a middle button click, some pro software, such as Maya, is useless with the Magic Mouse. I would have given it 5 stars, but the middle button missing gives it a weak 3 stars imho.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused concept

    • Written by from Kent

    I give it 3 stars because I think the touch technology has potential. That said, this is a goofy mouse. It's way less functional than the mighty mouse.

    It sort of does gestures like the touchpads on macbooks, but only a few. It's still a clickable mouse, but it's missing key functionality the mighty mouse had--like squeezing for expose, or tapping the scroll ball to get the dashboard. It's like Apple couldn't quite decide where they were headed with the thing, and left it half finished.

    Also, it's not comfortable. The sharp sides are icky feeling, and it's difficult to hold still for some of the gestures.

    And, like the new slimmed down keyboard, I'd like to know who thinks it's an ergonomic piece of technology? The way you must hold your hand to do the gestures is seriously tiring after a full day of use. Instead of being able to rest your hand, keeping your wrist stable, you have to keep your hand elevate off the mouse to engage the touch technology.

    I'm all for the sleek, nothing but what needs to be there, approach to design from apple . . . but between the magic mouse and new keyboard, we're losing our ability to actually interface with the computer. Give me more ways to engage the machine; not less!

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need My Expose Back

    • Written by from Oakville

    I love everything this mouse has gained over the previous generation but miss all it lost. Expose control is a must. Please Apple, enable a double finger tap to trigger Expose and give us tap to click. A physical button is so 90's.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Houston

    The mouse feels great in my hand (as others have said). I'm giving it three stars because it doesn't connect very well in Mac OS. It connects perfectly in Windows under bootcamp. I have my macbook closed and connected to an external monitor and keyboard, and I often have to open it up, use the touchpad, and manually connect it. I've replaced batteries, but I still have problems.

    The scrolling features are nice, but they sometimes get in the way. For example, if you have a window or spreadsheet that scrolls both down and right, you might get both motions if you only intended to scroll down.

    Overall it's a decent mouse, but I've had better luck with my logitech mouse under Mac OS.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasing aesthetics, erratic control

    • Written by from montreal

    I've been using this mouse for over a year now and have finally decided to retire it in favour of a more precise device.

    It looks great and may work out for more leisurely users. I however use it for work and move between many documents ( tables, visual presentations, large text files). A few time a day, i get unwanted scrolls, page changes or other movement caused by an erroneous interpretation of my finger movements. This gets really annoying when you are in a hurry and you document changes page on you. I've tried to practice but after i year this still happens to me once or twice a day.

    I don't find the movements you can do on the mouse surface that useful. The surface is tiny and you need to sort of hold on to the mouse at the same time. It is awkward. If you have a macbook pro like me, you touchpad is probably sitting nearby anyway or you can get a separate track pad on the side.

    Also, the battery cover on my mouse keeps popping off all the time so i just chucked that in the bin after trying to pry it in different shapes to get it to hold. The batteries stey in fine without the cover anyway.

    Soooo... if this is for your MAC at home fine, but if you need it to work or game, forget it. Design has simply overtaken functionality on this one. I should know, i work for a design firm!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad...

    • Written by from London

    The mouse itself is very good looking and sleek. Whereas the functionality of the thing is absolutely irritating at times! I mean the two finger swipe feature sounds good, but when actually used intentionally it never seems to work. Though at random times when your hand touches the mouse, it just jumps back to the previous screen! In which you will share my frustration when this occurs in the middle of writing an email or playing a game e.t.c. Though I do like the concept of the wireless mouse and in most cases it does function very well and looks very good alongside my wireless keyboard.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but irritating

    • Written by from BURLINGTON

    Aesthetically I love this thing, and it felt good to use - notice the past tense. It ate batteries - in three months it used 4 pair of batteries. AND the scrolling it does by itself was a pain, but O.K...and I put up with it. BUT when, at battery life of 100% to 60%, it began to disconnect itself every 5 min. or so of use, I just couldn't put up with it any more, so I plugged in my Microsoft Intellimouse 3 that I love, and away we went. I use the MS mouse at work and home now, and the Intellimouse 3 is the only way to go for any other mouse. I am going to talk to Apple about a replacement for my Magic Mouse if I get around to it, but it was very fragile - it would disconnect for either no reason, or for a slight bump - and I am very very careful with all my peripherals and electronics.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and has great scrolling but...

    • Written by from Edmonton

    ...secondary clicking, i.e. right/left clicking is a fiddle. For me there's not enough differentiation between a straightforward click and a right click. I was forever right clicking when I meant straightforward clicking, so I have gone back to option-key clicking.

    That aside, it fits well in my hand, scrolls well and looks gorgeous.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    split decision

    • Written by from SAINT BONAVENTURE

    I have two Magic Mice. One stays with a Macbook Air; the other with a MacBook Pro.

    The mouse with the Air works flawlessly. It never disconnects from the Air, even at low battery levels.

    The mouse with the MacBook Pro? Well, to use a technical term: Its relationship with the MBP is poor. In the past half hour (at 96 percent of battery level), it has disconnected three times. It has become a routine occurrence. The MPB is running 10.8.1.

    So, is it the mouse? The MPB? The OS? I don't know. All I know is this combination doesn't work satisfactorily. Thus I am a dissatisfied Apple consumer. But of what? Mouse? Mac? The OS?

    Wish I knew. (And then Apple tells me some words cannot be used in my review. None I used was profane. Thanks, Big Brother.)

    19 of 22 people found this useful