• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Static Problem Causing HTML Page Jumps?

    • Written by from Long Beach

    This is more of a flag and an inquiry than anything, but are any other users experiencing unscheduled page or active window hopping?

    Several times a day, without intention, a "back" command is issued by the mouse. This is extremely irritating when completing a form in a Safari (HTML). Moving my hand from the (wireless) keyboard to the mouse, upon touching the mouse that is placing the thumb and pinkie either side, it appears to invoke a two finger gesture and so the "Previous Page" is navigated to and the contents of the near completed form are lost once you return to the page.

    I also use Aperture a lot and the same situation occurs; you can be working on one picture, place the hand on the mouse and it scrolls back any amount between 2 and 10 previous pictures.

    This abnormal handling is really annoying and while it is too late for me to return the mouse [as I thought it was me accidentally making the gestures I delayed, beyond 30-days, doing anything, but have watched carefully and I am not invoking the gesture], it is that bad, I wish to flag it, so if it is not just me something might be done.

    I'm wondering whether it might be some form of static discharge from my hand, across the mouse that emulates a double finger gesture. Or whether it is a static build up on the mouse itself that the hand discharges once it it placed upon it.

    Humidity, here in New York, is dropping as temperatures lower seasonally and we are entering our "static cling" time of year. I wonder if such environmental factors occur, so are considered during development, in Cupertino?

    Thanks

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, feels... not so great.

    • Written by

    No doubt, this mouse works as intended. The multi-touch works perfectly, and it looks awesome. One problem I had with it though, and this is why i would not recommend it for some users, is the fact that it is definitely not as comfortable to hold in ones hand as most other mice out there. Since the mouse lacks the top arch that most others have, trying to use it for long periods of time may cause your hand to start cramping, especially if used for gaming.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Imprecise, otherwise great

    • Written by from Minocqua

    Must say I like the mouse, that's why it gets three stars. It's terrific for most purposes though it takes a little while to get used to. I really like being able to customize its functions.

    That all said, I work in a design job that requires precision. If something must by 8x10.75 inches, it can't be 7.998x10.741 inches, but the latter is what I get from the Magic Mouse … or something else close, but not exact.

    So, when working on design, I plug in my corded Mac Mouse and I'm back to precise design. When working on anything else, I use the Magic Mouse. Sorry, Apple, love your products, but some refinement is in order for your Magic Mouse.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical yes, but frustratingly inconsistent

    • Written by from Quincy

    It's an amazing mouse, when it works OK, which is 95% of the time. But when you run out of battery power (and if you don't have extra AAs around), or when the Bluetooth connection fails for some reason or just takes a few moments to be recognized, you remember how very, VERY essential a mouse is to doing anything on your computer, and it leaves you feeling powerless and absolutely infuriated.

    I came online looking for a corded version (because honestly, a 12-inch cord is not all that intrusive, Apple), and they don't even make one. The touch trackpad has ruined me for all other mice; I mean, you just can't go back. Those wheely scrolls on PC mice are a joke (and of course the tiny scrolly ball that the old mighty mouse had would always jam or break on me after a few months, so that's no better). But I can't take the inconsistency anymore.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    compared to the Trackpad...

    • Written by from North Saint Paul

    I can not rate the magic mouse very high only because of the the battery drains way to fast. Otherwise I would highly recommend it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a gaming mouse

    • Written by from Champaign

    I like to play Zuma, a fast pinball like game, and this mouse does not track well enough to play the game. There are times I hit the button, there is a delay, I'm good with spatial things, and this mouse will hit things 1-2 balls behind where I aimed. It will constantly pause the game when I had no intention of doing so, playing this game is getting really frustrating. For regular work the mouse seems ok, but it does not maintain connectivity or track fast enough to keep up with my gaming.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    • Written by from Regina

    I have been using it for a year now. I do like it for the gestures. The only things for me, is when I pick up the mouse to reposition on the desk the image I am working on gets scrolled off the screen. So need to keep my hand of it completely. The other is battery life. I have to change batteries in the mouse at least 4 times more than I do with the wireless keyboard. The only other thing it has lost connection with the iMac but only a couple of times but no big deal. I have a tablet and use the pen to choose reconnect.

    Batteries needing to be changed a lot is the big thing for me $$$$.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love love love this mouse, but...

    • Written by from Montclair

    I would do anything to have a mouse that performs the incredible tricks that this one does, but isn't wireless. I have constant problems with Mr. Magic losing his bluetooth connectivity. I keep going back to the wired mighty mouse, but less face it, he just can't compare. :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK mouse, with scotch tape repair

    • Written by from Wenatchee

    I found this mouse to be not exactly magic. One notable problem, too much friction generated on the runners, can be repaired by a strip of scotch tape cut in half length wise and put on the runners; it slides easier and works better. Quite high tech.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts my hand

    • Written by from richmond

    this is a cool mouse until you have to use it for a long time i find my hand cramping from arching my fingers to keep from scrolling

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the feel but...

    • Written by from Yuma

    It eats batteries sooo fast. I've just gone back to using my old apple mighty mouse wired mouse. I like the feel and functionality of this new one better, but I'm tired of having to put new batteries in it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a gaming mouse!

    • Written by from Northport

    I am a gamer and I am buying StarCraft 2 and I am switching to the Razer Mamba gaming mouse... because this mouse doesn't have scroll click and it cannot press both buttons at once... It also has horrible movement. I can place it on a soft pad and it goes really slow and then a smooth reflective surface and it goes faster and it doesn't do well at all... for speed. Gamers... Do Not Buy! I didn't buy it, but it came with my iMac...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected more

    • Written by from Haddonfield

    Nice design, love the multi touch surface, but... I miss the side buttons that makes switching from one application to another a must have. The sensibility of the 360º scrolling makes working on desktop publishing really hard, it moves the page unwillingly. And last but not least, can't access the Dashboard with a single click.
    Works wonders for web surfing! Not good for graphics

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    LIke the mouse BUT...

    • Written by from Newport News

    I think the sleds on the bottom of the mouse have way to much surface. i think these sleds should only make contact in 4 corners. not all the way down each side of it. this makes it very hard to use on some surfaces. a lot of drag. the tracking of this mouse feels a bit awkward as well. after getting used to this mouse its great. i love the multi touch support and the touch surface on the mouse. that is just great. but i think this mouse just has to much drag. the friction sleds on the bottom need less surface area in my opinion.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it for you?

    • Written by from Oakville

    Don't get me wrong, the magic mouse is a good mouse but it isn't the best for everyone.

    If you are a casual or business computer user who mostly uses the computer for internet, word documents, etc. then this is a great mouse for you. It's momentum scrolling is very useful even if you think it sounds useless.

    If you are a gamer, etc. this is not the best mouse for you. You should go for one with better tracking like the Razer Orochi for notebook use or one with better tracking and ergonomics like the razer deathadder, imperater or the ultimate razer mamba.

    The only complaints I would have would be It does not glide extremely smoothly on most desks,countertops,etc.. It is not the most comfortable mouse in your hand. It also sometimes gets black dust on the surface you are using it on and it is hard to get out of clothing.

    Happy (careful) mouse picking!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats batteries.

    • Written by from Palatine

    I received it in Oct and have gone through 4 pairs of batteries already. Granted it is the most used device besides my computer itself. I have not had the need to learn the special strokes but I do enjoy the scrolling and having it stop with the touch of a finger.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    google maps & earth issue

    • Written by from KEY WEST

    Overall the mouse is awesome, but if you spend a lot of time on google earth or google maps you may want to reconsider; The swipe scroll is very touchy, jumpy, and almost impossible to maneuver. Other than that issue and not being able to use 'expose' the mouse is awesome.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, but could use a bit more battery life.

    • Written by from Parkhill

    I've had this mouse for just over a month now, and I do enjoy it. Its very slim clean, and make other mice feel bulky and large. although it does take a bit of getting use to the thin design...

    The only things I don't like about it is the no pinch buttons, I know alot of people complain about no 3 button but I miss the pinch feature more. And also I'm not really impressed with the battery life - I've read reviews about people saying that it will last about 3 months on one set of batteries this has not been my case. I had to change my set of batteries 1 month to the day - and I think of myself to be an average user maybe about 3-4 hours a day. I was really hoping/looking forward to a set lasting closer to 2 months.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good not great

    • Written by from Schenectady

    Very sleek and cool and works perfectly 90% of the time. However, since it uses a bluetooth connection it interrupts my home theater system's wireless speakers. Sometimes a little dust will get caught on the laser eye and prevent it from working. Finally, I can't set it to do all the different things I did with the mouse that came with the computer and this is only because it won't let me program it to do certain things you could do with that mouse. Like it, don't love it.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    its okay

    • Written by from Kansas City

    1. kind of small or low to the desk..
    2. slow to scroll.
    3. took a month to get in the mail.
    4. the coolest mouse ive ever owned.
    5. it needs to fit your hand better.

    8 of 10 people found this useful