• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Expose

    • Written by from Aurora

    Steve Jobs has done it again. He has convinced me to purchase this beautiful and sexy mouse. It works great no issues in it's funcinality but the old Apple Mouse gave you a fourth button just by squeezing the little guy.
    I wish I could squeeze this Magic mouse. I guess I will have to wait the shelf life of this mouse to get my expose feature back.. hopefully

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries vs. Wires? Hmm.

    • Written by from Denver

    First off, great mouse. It combines the great touch and gesture features from the iphone into a mouse. I love the feel of it and it works great. One gripe: I wish they made a wired version. I would buy that instead. The batteries don't last long and I see the batteries as wasteful even if you get rechargeable batteries. That being said, the aesthetic of no wires on your desk is nice.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the functionality, hate the Bluetooth

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I love the surface, the gestures, the ability to click and swipe from anywhere on the mouse. Would rather have a wired version with no stuttering, no random loss of connection, and no batteries.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it but didn't last long

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I had this mouse for about a year and a half when it just stopped working. I really liked it -- great ergonomic feel and intuitive to use. But not sure I'd pay $69 for another one.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as expected

    • Written by from Edmonton

    The mouse tracks well enough, but the clicking (left or right side) isn't always accurate, the two plastic tracks on the bottom don't move very smoothly on a mouse pad compared to a standard mouse, and I found the multi-touch features to be far less responsive than the magic track pad or the track pad on any of the laptops. I hope they come out with a second version that improves on this one. Still, it's sure a huge step up from the Apple mouse.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty design, but not function.

    • Written by from McHenry

    The Apple Magic Mouse is an interesting idea, but it's not quite executed well. It's more suited towards a pretty design than usability.

    First: It could be way more comfortable than it is.
    Second: Bluetooth fails me to no end. It disconnects at least twice a day, sometimes forcing me to restart my computer in order for it to connect again.
    Third: Batteries get used up FAST. I have to replace them every week or more. For a mouse, that's extremely disappointing, I would expect them to last at least a month.

    Because of this mouse, I am always, ALWAYS going to be avoided bluetooth at all costs. Bluetooth gives me the most trouble out of all the wireless technologies on planet earth.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I found it smooth on movements, but not precise and perhaps this mouse is not recommended yet for a Graphic Designer.It's not a magic mouse yet.... USB thanks.

    5 of 5 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

    Scratches easily

    • Written by from Reading

    Very nice mouse, but it scratches extremely easily.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not That Magical...

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I have been using the Apple Magic Mouse for a little over a week now. I read up on some reviews and talked to some of my peers who also use the MM. I then decided to purchase the MM as a nice alternative to using the track pad on my newly purchased Mac Book Pro.
    The first thing that you will notice is the steep price but if you have been purchasing Apple products for some time like how I have, than this should be of no surprise. What I also noticed about the MM is the ergonomic design. The MM is a little flat compared to other products out on the market. The edges are a little rough and could have used more of a bevel radius. The MM takes a lot of getting use to with its awkwardly flat design and can cause some discomfort upon initial usage.
    On the plus side, the technology is very innovative. The MM is easy to use and shouldn't pose any problems. The battery life so far is holding up well. It's a decent buy but I just expected more for my $.

    Pros: Innovative Technology. Easy to use

    Cons: Too Pricey, Poor ergonomics

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    does what it's supposed to, but...

    • Written by from brooklyn

    it's going to cost its weight in gold for all the batteries i'm gonna have to buy! i've had it for less than 3 weeks and it's already at 28% battery.

    also, the side scroll is really sensitive and it likes to scroll diagonally when i just want to go up and down. it would be nice if they added more customizability to turn off scroll direction. i also miss the side button expose and top button dashboard function of the mighty mouse.

    that said, i the swipe function is pretty nice. other reviews complain about the weight, but i don't mind it. i like the heaviness of it since it's not attached to the computer.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it Were Rechargeable

    • Written by from ARLINGTON

    This is improved over previous Apple mice. However, I find the batteries drain rapidly. I've tried rechargeable batteries, but they either don't work or drain almost immediately. Therefore, I wish this mouse could be USB-recharged, or even that there were a wired version. Best yet might be a static re-chargeing pad. In any case, I will probably go back to a wired mouse, even though I don't like having to use up a port, and would like to retain the advanced features of this latest mouse.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3.5 stars.

    • Written by from bensalem

    One downfall on this mouse is the battery life. This is the first wireless mouse ive ever had, so i dont know if changing the battery twice a month is common . I am a designer, so some of the magic swipes and finger motions work great with the combination of shortcut keys with adobe programs and such. There are a few things that im still getting use to , but overall it works well.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse + Games

    • Written by from Portland

    I recently received a magic mouse. I love it is amazing for normal tasks. However i'm an avid gamer. It's a great product but you can't hold down both mouse buttons at the same time or hold down one mouse button and press the other features needed in lots of games. this means i can't really use the magic mouse for 50 % of what i use my mac book pro for. I think the mouse can do it Apple just needs to patch the software so it's possible. If you game don't get it. That's my two cents.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not optimized yet

    • Written by from Toronto

    This product is a pilot that works under regular use but goes wonky when moving over a map (i.e. Realtor map). The track pad revealed to work much more smoothly.

    The Plus: Pecfect connection with the computer

    The Minus: Sudden zoom on a map, noisy (the clicks are very loud)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's OK

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    I was lured in buying the mouse, because of the cool add on the apple store web site.
    It looks very slick. When I installed it I had to contact tech support. I'm using 10.5.8 and always install the latest upgrades, I had to download a special mouse update, after I enabled the blue tooth connection. I also can't get the left mouse click to work most the time. Overall it's nice but if you don't have to have a new mouse, I would suggest spend your money on something else.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better But

    • Written by from Crawford

    This mouse is certainly a huge improvement over the wired version. No more "gumball". The bluetooth is excellent and works flawlessy. No issues. Functionality of the mouse is very good not excellent. I sometimes find that the right click is hit or miss. Biggest issue is ergonomics. I find that it has just to low off a profile to be very comfortable for long periods of use. It has served the purpose of cleaning up my desktop and getting rid of the wires. I also purchased the wireless keyboard and am happy with it. My suggestion? Work with it at a local seller to make sure you are happy with the "feel". Other than that it has met all my expectations. The feel of the mouse knocked it to a three star rating.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little small for this ogre

    • Written by from Plain City

    I love the trackpad of my Macbook Pro 13, but this mouse doesn't quite hit that mark.

    I have big hands. I need a tall, deep mouse. The Apple Magic Mouse is a fantastic example of Apple innovation, however it's a tragedy only the small handed can appreciate it.

    Hopefully Magic Mouse 2.0 is a little more ergonomically friendly to us giants!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for some, not for everyone

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is a slick mouse but I actually prefer my previous mouse (I believe it's the mighty mouse). This mouse is great for your everyday user but as a designer I find it can get annoying at times because it's so sensitive.

    What I liked about the previous mouse that isn't included on this mouse are all the extra click options. I used the middle-click and side-click buttons for exposé all the time. The only downfall was the track ball sticking.

    Overall I think this would be a lot better if it had more button options... maybe 3 finger click or side buttons like the old one.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    "Pan" please!!

    • Written by from WHITMORE LAKE

    It's a huge improvement over the mighty mouse in terms of tracking. That alone makes it worth picking up. There is no apparent way to program panning though, and this makes it difficult to do CAD work. I think I'll use it anyway, but it sure would be nice if I could just hold it down and "pan" the way most mouses work.

    5 of 5 people found this useful