• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    battery burner!

    • Written by from MOUNT CARROLL

    like the lack of wire but hate that it uses batteries at an exorbitant rate...a pair a month! not very green!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE: Corrosion

    • Written by from Sun Valley

    I got my Magic Mouse about 6 months ago. It's a wonderful device in terms of usability. Gestures and clicking off a mouse without any buttons does make it seem almost magical. But one thing that's really bothering me is that after 2 months of use, the aluminum bottom at which my fingers make contact, seems to be corroding and flaking. I honestly expected a lot better workmanship on this mouse, a mouse that cost $69 when other wireless mice can be had for $30. At this point I don't feel like going for an exchange - for fear of having the same problem anyways - but I honestly am disappointed with the quality. Future buyers, and even current users, heed my warning but feel free to try your luck. As for me I don't know whether I'll ever buy another Apple peripheral again.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good except...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    It's definitely really slick in terms of design. i generally have no problems with it except for one major one, the battery dies soo soo quickly. Because of this I constantly need to turn it on and off...which just delays me even more since I need to wait for it to get connected everytime while I swipe and click my magic mouse frantically until it's connected. =)

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Potential

    • Written by from White Bluff

    The touch features are pretty cool. I just can't navigate my 27" iMac comfortably with its slow tracking speed. With the tracking set to High, it takes about 4" of travel to track from corner to corner, whereas it takes 2" on the Trackpad. I do prefer a higher tracking sensitivity than most. It has a sleek lower profile compared to its PC peers which takes some getting used to if you are a convert.

    The two initial setbacks pushed me to use the Trackpad, which I am grateful for because I absolutely love the flexibility, functionality and high tracking speed of the Trackpad. But some programs (spreadsheets for me) are better suited for a mouse. I hope they address these in the next version.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Evergreen

    I was not crazy about the ergonomics (shape is to flat). Went back to a basic Logitech mouse that fills the palm of my hand. I did like that it was bluetooth-enabled.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but flawed

    • Written by from Murrieta

    I love they way you scroll with it and I find it to feel comfortable. sometimes the clicking goes whack and it takes every click as a right click which can be annoying. I hate that it requires batteries because i keep having to recharge mine and somehow my mouse just broke and won't turn on. anything wireless should have built in battery that can be charged with a chord. If it had that it would be perfect but its not much use since mine is just broken now.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse

    • Written by from Snohomish

    I LOVE this mouse. I have never liked apple's mice. I absolutely hated the mighty mouse. I figured if this mouse was as bad, I'd just plug a pc mouse into my mac. Great to use and makes surfing your computer easier. My only complain is the battery life; after having my mac about 2 weeks I'm already low on battery in it. Otherwise I would rate it 5

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but it eats a lot of batteries.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Mostly I love the performance of the new Magic Mouse, but it has its drawbacks. Occasionally it will page back or forward with the slightest touch, but overall that isn't a big inconvenience. The major downside of this product is that it uses batteries very inefficiently. I've had mine for less than two months and already changed them twice after the originals wore off in about a week. (I see that Apple has added a $29 reusable battery charger to the accessories for the Magic Mouse, probably for this reason.) Though I love the touch-sensitive technology and it works very well, I'd prefer the good old standby USB mouse that didn't create as much waste and expense.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Green Solution to battery life problems?

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I do agree that this product should have been made with better battery life, but in the interim, if you are stuck with this mouse, why not go "green" ourselves and buy re-chargeable batteries?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just got crazy!!

    • Written by from Arlington

    The mouse gets crazy every 5 minutes when working on Excel. No idea why, but it is a bit strange. The other features are great but this is not that nice. I think I would prefer a normal mouse, even when apple products are amazing in general.

    4 of 9 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

    love it

    • Written by from Mandaluyong

    i love the function and the style of the magic mouse. although the area on the aluminum where i rest my thumb is forming spots for some reason. also i wish it had a black version

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing design , bad tracking

    • Written by from Grand-Mere

    the mouse itself simply look amazing and I think that everybody will agree with me on that but it feels terrible in your hands ( at least in mine ). the laser tracking sensor or call it whatever you wan't is at the tip of the mouse , in my opinion they should have putted it in the middle of the mouse for more accurate tracking but I guess after a couple of weeks of use you get used to it . the tracking is slow too , but with magicprefs installed the speed is just fine. all in all it's a pretty good mouse , you need a bit of time to get used to it but definitely worth the money

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but fragile quality

    • Written by from springfield

    I think the mouse is great overall. It responds nicely, it's easy too use and pretty on the eyes. My only complaint is that for almost three quarters of a benjamin the materials are really weak. I mean, it's wireless so there is a great chance you will drop it accidentally. The battery cover is as weak as tin despite being aluminum. I would have to remove two stars based on the longevity, sturdiness, and price. It's a buy, only if you don't already own a bluetooth mouse but otherwise, wait for a price drop.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant but.....

    • Written by from North Las Vegas

    It is attractive and blends well with the imac and keyboard. The biggest issue I have found is battery life....you're lucky to get 2 weeks.
    My "not as sexy" Logitech from Walmart uses only 1 battery, not 2, and lasts at least
    6 months.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept but needs work

    • Written by from Lehi

    The look is awesome, the idea is awesome, but the usability is lacking. I've been using this mouse for a year, and there's a few things that really ought to be fixed. For starters, it can lose connection with your computer with the slightest bump, and I mean the slightest (like when you reach for the mouse and touch it). And it happens to my friend's who also use them. Then there's times where it won't connect to my computer for a few hours, then randomly will again.

    Using it with Adobe software, the finger swipe scroll works half the time.

    Using it on Google Maps is a nightmare (be prepared to get frustrated).

    So all in all, the bluetooth capabilities are poor and using it on Adobe products or Web Apps produces inconsistent results. But it LOOKS nice and the idea is even better. 3 stars

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse - Terrible Battery Life

    • Written by from New York

    Oh wait, I was just interrupted by another low battery notice.

    The mouse is fine. Great weight, feels good in your hand. Bluetooth is a little slow to connect initially but works well afterward. The big problem is battery life. Please fix this Apple for the next version. I feel I'm constantly changing the batteries.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 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

    awesome! just improve on somethings...

    • Written by from 上海

    although apple have applied multi-touch into this mouse, but i think you can add expose and spaces and other stuff you can do with the trackpad. (i know how to do it but it is rather complicated) so just work on it. otherwise, it is AWESOME!!!

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse

    • Written by from Coatesville

    Very poor battery life and constant loss of blue tooth connection doom this bad Apple product. It looks nice and when worling is great....but reliability is not good. Design and feel is great but it MUST WORK!!!

    8 of 19 people found this useful