• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy if needed now otherwise wait for second generation

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    I am a new mac user and received this mouse with my recent 27" iMac purchase on 1/2010. At 1st I was apprehensive to it's functionality, but that soon dissipated after I installed Magic Prefs (must have for this mouse). The way it scrolls and can switch windows is incredibly intuitive and natural. However, there are 3 issues Apple needs to resolve before its next generation offering.

    First, left-click is hard to find. Half of the times I have to force my index finger to the top left of the mouse. For multi-tab internet users, like myself, this is a problem because the index finger is naturally positioned in the center of the mouse for screen scrolling or moving between tabs. When it fails, the result is either the closing or opening of a browser tab.

    The second issue with the mouse is the three or four tap/click gestures are nearly impossible to execute. I'm uncertain if this is native to the mouse or to Magic Prefs but since scrolling without the auxiliary app is at a snail's pace, I'll chalk it up to the mouse. The good news is that I haven't found any practical use for the 3-4 tap/click/swipe mechanism.

    The final problem with the mouse is that it is, without a doubt, the most energy consuming mouse I've ever owned. I literally change batteries every 7-10 days! As others' have suggested, I would hope...no, I expect, that Apple will come up with a built in rechargeable battery that can be plugged into the computer or an outlet.

    In summation, this is a very good mouse and I recommend you buy it if you need a mouse right now. But, if you're not in need of a mouse NOW, I suggest waiting for the second generation product when all these issues are resolved.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NICE

    • Written by from Leesburg

    Wow, really nice, well built mouse. Slim profile feels good in the hand and scrolling with touch way better, more natural, than a wheel or ball. Only complaint is the tracking speed, which even when set to it highest, is a little slower than I would prefer.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but some missing features.

    • Written by from Theodore

    As far as mice go, this is a great, innovative product. The tracking is smooth and the mouse has enough weight to make it easy to control, but not too heavy to make it hard to move. It does take about a day to get used to the left and right swipes, but they quickly become second nature. I did not give it five stars because it does not have a "third button" to open Expose or any other option. If this functionality is added with a software update, then it will be five stars.

    43 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnificent Device

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    The first and foremost thing you'll notice about the magic mouse is the look. It's jaw-droppingly elegant and it looks amazing sitting next to a MBP or an iMac. Secondly, the feel. I've noticed some users claiming that the supposedly awkward center of gravity throws them off a little bit upon first go, but I haven't personally found that to be an issue. I'm in love with it. The way Apple has literally fuzed the ease and simplicity of the trackpad with a wireless mouse is so wonderful I sometimes wonder what I did without it! A definite purchase, and a definite plus if you're about to purchase a Mac that comes pre-loaded with one. You're in for a real treat!

    40 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    not too shabby apple....

    • Written by from Cartersville

    working is desktop support services, we decided to trade up from the regualr mac mouses to the new magic mouse..... we all agree... perfect! the only draw back is the middle click... but seeing as though I only use the calculator in dashboard... this can be almost disregarded..... other than that, smooth and simple seems to be the main verdict..... on a side note.... they should go a step further, and make a rechargeable version...... but great overall.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but could be better.

    • Written by from Eastlake

    The design and look is great but im disappointed about the third and fourth button like the might mouse had. not many gestures to use. I also don't have momentum scrolling with it (Due to: im using leopard not snow leopard). All in all im hoping for some software updates from apple that will allow the mouse to have more gestures, that could replace the 3rd and 4th button from my old might mouse. im a huge apple fan but until a software update comes out this mouse is getting a 4 out of 5 stars.

    43 of 58 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but lacks middle button features

    • Written by from Kyle

    I think this mouse is pretty good. It is a lot smoother than the other Apple Mouse, aka "Mighty Mouse". The feel of it is great. I work from home and my Mac Pro is my main computer so I am using a mouse all day. I think Apple did a great job with this Magic Mouse. However, I am very disappointed that the third-button feature is not available. I use that to bring up Expose to show all my windows and this mouse does not have that feature. I am hoping there might be a software fix. If that feature was there, I would give this 5 stars. Beyond that, this is a cool mouse.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent functionality

    • Written by from Austin

    BUT I'm on my fifth or sixth set of batteries since October. The battery life drops by 10 to 15% per day of moderate use. Besides the unforgivably poor batter life, it's the best mouse I've ever owned.

    36 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish mouse with useful features!

    • Written by from Tracy

    Most people dont like the mouse saying its uncomfortable, but i personally love it!
    The way you can scroll just brings lion more to life with my macbook from 2010(i think its 2010.. mayb 2011.) that doesnt have the newest track pads. :)

    Sexy. Useful. and entertaining.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the Expose button?

    • Written by from Sedgwick

    I love this mouse, the design is great, the added stability of laser tracking is great. But where is Expose? That is one of the best features I have loved about Macs and the mouse in general is the ability to see all the windows with the click of a button. I hope it is just a software update. Other than this, great mouse!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch your work!

    • Written by from Toronto

    The magic mouse for all intents and purposes is fantastic.

    The issue, and ONLY issue I have with this device is the slightest graze will knock you back a webpage when surfing the web. I recently lost a good solid hour of work thanks to that feature on the mouse.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great mouse but I would like a cord

    • Written by from Union Dale

    This mouse has a wonderful feel and features. It does lose the bluetooth connection at least once a day though.

    I REALLY wish Apple would make a version with a cord! I have no need for the wireless aspect and I hate buying batteries constantly.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Drainer

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I like the mouse and the swipe feature. Only negative thing I really have about it is that it drains batteries really fast. So if you are not used to having to off your mouse, you'll have to invest in rechargeable batteries.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's good, but I miss one thing

    • Written by from Duncan

    I rate this as a 4, today I recived it as a birthday present, I have wanted one since it came out, it is really great.....but I miss one thing, the wird mouse has the buttons on the sides that you can set to have all windows show when you push it, if the added sensors like that to the magic mouse it would be amazing, that is the only thing i dont like about it, having to use the button on my keyboard, other than that it is perfectish, so it gets 4 stars, but i would still recomend buying it

    40 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Response to Choppiness

    • Written by from Rochester

    To those of you who are having issues with choppiness:

    Bluetooth uses a wireless technology that shares its frequency range with 802.11 B/G Wi-Fi. Think of how sometimes cordless phones are interfered with by microwaves, etc.

    If you upgrade to 802.11 N, you will not experience any choppiness. This is not a problem with the mouse. It is a problem with using 802.11 B/G and Bluetooth at the same time. There is nothing Apple can do to fix this problem.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Beautiful Mouse

    • Written by from Sydney

    Design is just gorgeous. It's not designed to be used with your palm resting on the surface of the mouse due to its multi-touch gesture support. But you get used to it as long as you're not planning to use this as a gaming mouse. One thing I don't like is the sensitivity. Some generic mouse seems to have better tracking speed. I changed the setting but can't seem to get it right. Maybe the muti-touch gesture support can be improved but overall I'm really happy with this product.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Take the time to learn to use this...

    • Written by from Valley Village

    ...it is truly a piece of art. I have had some interfacing problems, though, I still rate this highly.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Pricey. Pretty Pretty. Pretty Paid Off.

    • Written by from MOBILE

    Not to cheap for a mouse - but ask yourself this: How many times a decade do I buy a mouse?

    In my opinion, this mouse is going to last me for a while. But really that's up to the user I suppose.

    Anyways let's just do Pro's and Con's.

    Pros: Design (looks good on desk); Multi-touch (2 finger swipes to switch between multiple desktops? Nice.); Syncs well (even with my 3 year old laptop); Does not have trackball for scrollwheel (seriously Apple, it's time to update the wired mice.); Battery life is very good (there were isolated incidents of low battery life but exponentially more people say it's battery life is at least good.)

    Cons: Requires batteries (Luckily it's AA; Apple website recommended me to buy a charger from them but it wasn't worth the cost.); Not as ergonomic as most normal mice (there's really no support to the center of your palm); Not a plug-in-to-charge mouse (As in there isn't way to charge the mouse itself. See first Con.)

    Overall, I do like the feel of the mouse. It makes me feel like I'm using a device from the future. You just hold it in your hand a little differently than you would a normal mouse and it feels fine. No complaints from me.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful of interference!

    • Written by from Owensboro

    This mouse has a lot of cool features. The swiping comes in handy a lot and I use the gestures all the time. I personally don't think the mouse feels that bad to hold, a lot of others suggest the ergonomics aren't very good, but I guess that's just a personal thing. The design is really nice, looks sort of futuristic without being corny. The only problem I have is with the connection. I have a lot of wireless things in my apartment (not to mention the many routers around my apartment complex) that are giving so much interference that my wireless mouse and keyboard and borderline useless. I constantly have to just use my iPod touch or phone as a mouse and keyboard. I wish they made an input on the mouse to plug in a USB cable so you can use it wired, or maybe even an "Air" mouse or keyboard (don't see that being too reliable, but then again, Bluetooth isn't doing so well for me.) Oh well, if you don't have tons of wireless things going on around your house (or wherever), then this mouse is a good choice, otherwise, maybe consider something wired.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool mouse but...

    • Written by from madison heights

    Now i know expose is gone, but i could use screen corners for that, but what i hate is how apple removed the ability to middle click (3rd click) i loved to 3rd click, but apple removed that feature in the Magic Mouse, i'll just stick to my PC mouse for now.

    34 of 50 people found this useful