• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not incorporate force sensing side buttons???

    • Written by from Mechelen

    First of all, I love the magic mouse !!!! Great design and great technology !! However I feel that it could have been even better if some technology from the mighty mouse would've been used in the magic mouse. For example, I work with a lot of screens. The force sensing side button linked to the Exposé function saves me a lot of time to navigate through them. I don't understand that the magic mouse doesn't have this feature. It's a practical and ergonomic button. Please incorporate in the magic mouse 2.0 !!

    1 of 3 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

    Not bad not great

    • Written by

    Mouse works really well but not suitable for a serious work mouse.
    Battery consumption is harsh. Needs 2 fresh AA batteries once a month.
    The whole surface scroll is a nice idea but I find that when working with this mouse I inadvertantly scroll when I don't want to because I moved my finger or I scrolled when I moved my hand to the keyboard to type. Would be nice to have the option of holding down a key to enable the scroll.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    • Written by from Wondelgem

    I used the mouse for 4 months now. Was really impressed with the responsiveness and ergonomics and had I posted this review 2 months ago, it would have gotten 5 stars.

    Negative points:
    a) it literally eats batteries. First thing you should do is get a pair of rechargeables. I find it disappointing that Apple never incorporates a rechargeable battery in its peripherals.

    b) much more annoying: after 3 months it started losing its connection on a regular basis, to the point that after 4 months it became unusable. Sure, it's still under warranty but once again, quality issues seem to plague what is priced like -and should be- a premium product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected more

    • Written by from Chicago

    Apple, you spoiled me by bring me such cool electronics and accessories that function better than most, complete with functionality that even an avid techno-geek didn't know was needed. Sometimes, though, your products fall just short of perfection.

    I love almost everything about the Magic Mouse. I have it for work, but I will not buy it for personal use only because it doesn't come with a built-in rechargeable battery. Give it a rechargeable battery in the next iteration and then we can talk about that five star rating.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but FAILS in sensitivity

    • Written by from Junction City

    I love everything about this mouse except that the drivers need to be re-written so that those of us who choose more sensitivity can have it. I have to drag the mouse all over the desktop which is ridiculous. Hardware-wise it's a 5 star. Drivers (which affects the entire experience) 2 stars. Apple.....Please fix this ASAP.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but too small!

    • Written by from Montreal

    Only 1 complaint: This mouse is too small! I love house this mouse works and dragging my fingers across the top to scroll is the best. Unfortunately it is too small. If I rest my hand on it like I would any normal mouse, my fingertips extend almost 1 full inch over the end forcing me to curl my fingers too much to use it. Frustrating! I keep checking out apple.ca for a new larger mouse for us large-handed folks. My ET Fingers are crossed..

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs different settings for different applications

    • Written by from Holbrook

    Brilliant mouse, the scrolling without a ball / wheel that clogs with dirt is fantastic. However it would be better if, like a Wacom tablet, you could change its functionality for different applications. Using InDesign my open document flips all over the place (especially horizontally). If only I could turn off horizontal scrolling in this Application...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse

    • Written by from CALGARY

    hurts the wrist

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not terrible, but expected better...

    • Written by from Port Hope

    So, I bought the Magic Mouse with the expectation that it would make gaming on my Mac a little easier to control (especially with RTS games).

    What I ended up experience was a decently controllable experience, but with strange quirks. I'm currently using the Magic Mouse on a mousepad, to which it doesn't slide as well as I'd like it too. I figured I would try it without a mousepad to see if it would improve performance at all...it didn't.

    It seems this product is stuck between whether it wants a mousepad or not...and it takes some getting used to from the motion-tracking, gesture-sensitive trackpad on my Macbook Pro.

    I would recommend this product for people with an aversion to the trackpad provided with their Mac, but otherwise...not worth the money.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally got it working...

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    Had this "magic mouse" for since release and have had nothing but problems with getting it to work with my MacPro. Found out that its an issue with the Bluetooth connection and had to add an aftermarket Bluetooth USB transmiter (ASUS BT21) and finally got it to work as it should. Shouldn't have to got aftermarket to make things work... especially if your paying a premium for Mac products...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from Los Altos

    Like all things Apple, this mouse is aesthetically pleasing. I particularly like scrolling with this mouse. The lack of side buttons is a shortcoming.

    Love it hate it, one thing you cannot deny is that this thing EATS BATTERIES. Batteries last 2-3 months. Inconvenient, and an ecological problem.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the mighty mouse

    • Written by from Växjö

    After a slight getting used to period I rather liked the feel and usability of it. The touchpad works pretty smoothly, and the mouse itself is pretty responsive and simple. Just one problem though, it lacks my favorite feature from the mighty mouse, the exposé option. I can't imagine why apple would choose to leave this feature out of the next generation mouse. The convenient side buttons are gone and there's nothing replacing them. The lack of options for this mouse is a bit of a letdown, there's not many options in assigning commands to the buttons. You'd think that a multi-touch surface would allow for a lot of options, but that is not the case. I'm picking mighty over magic any day.

    31 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from Ålesund

    Beautiful to look at of course, and the swipe-to-scroll functionality is really great when browsing the web.

    Unfortunately, having a touch sensitive surface makes it very hard to use the mouse when in Photoshop, Illustrator and even Excel spreadsheets. I keep accidentally swiping/scrolling left, right, up, down and get completely lost. This makes it really annoying to use when using power-tools where accidental scrolling can lead to chaos!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But Not Magic

    • Written by from Murrieta

    I've had a new 21.5" iMac and this new mouse that came with it for about 2 weeks now. It's a decent mouse and the touch feature is nifty, but the overall feel isn't all that great. It's kind of heavy and the shape, as cool as it looks, isn't as ergonomic as other mouses I've used in the past and use now at work (Logitech something).

    After trying out the Magic Trackpad that a colleague has and at an Apple store, I ordered one to replace the Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse isn't bad but I've never been a mouse guy to begin with. I had been using Kensington trackballs for many years and only used a mouse if I had no choice in the office.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for everything but... work.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I love this low-profile mouse. It's great for play, but not for design work. In page layout programs, the slightest touch to the mouse causes the document to fly uncontrollably from left to right and back again. Frustrating to say the least. Although the problem can be controlled through preferences, it's not a great solution for multi-taskers. A third party preference app is available to address the problem is not use friendly. Guess I have to plug in my wired mouse to work in InDesign. Apple, please address this.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The Laser Engine tracking is no good

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I'm looking into getting a new computer with this mouse, and have tried them at multiple apple stores. This device is fine if you have a small screen and a lot of patience, but otherwise it is just no good. i found myself sliding this mouse at least six inches and picking it up and sliding it another six inches and i was still only three fourths of the way across the screen. The product information states quite clearly that it's "far more sensitive and responsive," but its not. I'm just going to stick to a standard wireless optical mouse

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Positives and Negatives

    • Written by from Oceanside

    If you are looking for a mouse to work with music programs like Logic, Protools and the many others out there then this will work for you. This is the only reason I bought this mouse. The benefit of this is the scrolling feature and works well if you have a large area to cover from left to right or you have 2 or more monitors. The movement is a little slow and seems to stick or lag when using it for normal use. The one finger up/down scrolling is a little sensitive so it will take some getting use to. I gave it 3 because I don't think it was tested fully unless it's just an Intel Mac issue but I'm sure if an update comes out for this mouse these minor issues will be addressed and this mouse will be more than worth it.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyday use only.

    • Written by from Miami

    I have found this mouse very very cool for everyday use, yet for work is a real pain. I am an animator / designer, and the software that I work on use the scroll for zooming in/out... well is really hard not to accidentally scroll with this mouse. I have to force myself to keep my fingers off the mouse to avoid scrolling. It's a real pain. Not to mention that the simply doesn't work for my 3D package, Maya. Other than for that, I find the mouse very nice.

    2 of 5 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