• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Sebring

    I love my MAC computer, I love the software that comes with my MAC and I have tried to love MAC's mouse but I just can't bring myself too. This mouse is a huge improvement over the previous one, ( I tried it for a few days and sent it back), I like the feel and sleek design of this mouse but I still prefer Logitech with its scroll wheel I can press to access dashboard and on some models buttons to access expose' and feel it is a better value at $40 to $45 vs $70 for the MAC mouse.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from BOISE

    I had a Microsoft Notebook 5000 with USB wireless RF, which has about a 6 foot range and didn't work well with a MacBook Pro tethered to a 40" LCD TV across the room . Not being able to operate the computer from my comfy chair was motivation for a change to a bluetooth mouse and keyboard.

    Over all the Magic Mouse does what is suppose to. I like the low profile ergonomics. It keeps your wrist in a more natural position. My only complaint is the zoom feature. Just like the MacBook Pro ,you have to hold down the control key with one hand and operate the zoom feature on the mouse (pad )with the other. That's not something Apple discloses in their literature(correct me if I'm wrong). It defeats the purpose of a bluetooth (30' range) if you can't use all features with one hand. Unfortuneatly I was spoiled with the zoom button on the Microsoft Mouse and used it alot, which makes it a deal breaker for me. I would keep the mouse and give it 5 stars if all features were accessable from the mouse.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Scroll Swapping

    • Written by from Seattle

    Ellegent design, Soft clicks, Smooth tracks, but...

    bad Scroll Swapping!

    The sensitivity of scoll has dissapointed me as MACosX always lost tracking while reading a heavy content pages like nytimes.com. Swap is the worst where the tracking sensor is not working togetherness in scrolling surface. You gotta get your little fingers down to the bottom surface in order to swap smoothly.

    I am more prefer the scrolling ball on my beloved wireless Mightly Mice.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried to like this mouse

    • Written by from Chicago

    I really did. But in the end: What the heck were you thinking Steve Jobs?
    You took away the middle button. You took away the shortcuts button. Minus one star each.
    You should stop listening to seasonal computer users who only use their computer to browse and type an occasional emails/word documents/spreadsheets, etc.
    That's assuming that you do listen to your customers at all.

    Other than that, the mouse works well for all the available functions that it offers.

    The left and right click buttons works a lot better than the Might Mouse.

    The scrolling is nice and much like you would do on the iPhone, albeit a bit half-assed (no touch - no pinch).

    I had to return it after one day of using, only because of the missing third (middle) button. Maybe one day it will be available via software update, but until then...

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice, but the old mighty mouse more comfortable

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    the touch feature is probably the best in the market - but in overall, i say the old mighty mouse is much more comfortable especially if you have to use for more than a few minutes. have been using magic mouse for a few weeks, then today i had a chance to to use the old mighty mouse, i couldn't believe how comfortable it felt. sexy design isn't everything, it fades after a while - what really matters is how comfortable it is. i would wait until Apple releases a better design or another company releases touch mouse.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great as far as it goes

    • Written by from Waynflete Street

    The touch technology works very well and should be less likely to malfunction than the scroll ball on the Apple Mouse/Mighty Mouse. However, it lacks the side buttons (and scroll ball click) of the Apple Mouse, so you can't use it to access Exposé (or other customized functions), which is a pain. With side buttons - or equivalent functionality - it would get 5 stars.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea - needs refinement

    • Written by from THE GAP

    Love the concept of the touch top and it's executed very well in so far as there is no accidental activity from just resting hand on surface top.

    The problems I see so far from my usage are as follows:

    1. Size - I'm 6'3" and have reasonable size hands (wouldn't say overly large) and I find that constant use of the mouse causes pain in the wrist and knuckles from gripping a too small a mouse as I can't rest my palm on it effectively to move and keep my fingers in a position to click

    2. Touch - appears to occasionally be jerky with it's responsiveness. When scrolling up and down pages (for example) first few scroll in time with swipe then I swipe again and there is a delayed reaction and then the pages jump to catch up. Or sometimes I have to swipe a couple of times to make the page respond to a swipe.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pain in the...

    • Written by from Pineville

    I purchased the new Magic Mouse, I love the design and touch surface, but you either must have really small hands because after fifteen or so minutes my hand starts hurting. The low profile and slightly narrow design puts a cramp in your hand, i wish it was a little bigger. I do love Apple butI wish I would have waited before rushing right out and buying it.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous, but....not for Aperture users!

    • Written by from Martinborough

    A great mouse.

    However, I am a professional user of Aperture and this mouse drives me round the bend. The slightest touch when working suddenly sends the image I was working on away and replaces it with another.

    I cannot tell you how irritating that is! We need a 'Preferences' option to disable it in Aperture or one in the Mouse pane that allows automatic disabling of the swipe/scroll browsing when working in a particular program.

    Other than that, it is a great thing, although it does seem very sensitive to what surface you use it on. My mousemat makes it slow and juddery - a piece of white paper on my desk is much better.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from ROME

    I was hesitating to write this review..yes I am an Apple cultist....but I am throughly disappointed in the Magic Mouse that is not...well...very magical. There are many who love it and I give kuddoes to those who do...however I am on my second Magic Mouse. I bought a new iMac 21.5 about a month ago and had so many problems with the mouse Apple replaced it.
    Perhaps my problem is that I am not used to it yet....I can't tell you how many times I have been on the Internet and filling out a form or writing something in a forum, etc and the page suddenly moves/disappears...I must have accidentally breathed on the mouse and I end up losing what I was doing..."sigh" is all I can say. I am going toy give it another month or so and see if it is the Mouse or me.....I love pretty much everything Apple and this is what makes me so surprised about..I don't like this Mouse..yet anyway. Rant over

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but it get me crazy disconnecting by itself

    • Written by from Sanford

    The functionality of the mouse if good, easy to use and practicable.
    The down side of it, is that the battery life is poor and for some reason it disconnects a lot during use.
    For the price charged, in my opinion I wouldn't like to experience problems with it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse -- when it connects

    • Written by from Baltimore

    This is the best mouse I have ever used, when it it is working. It gives you the precision of a mouse with the flow of a touchpad. But all too often it doesn't work, because it has lost its bluetooth connection. And once you get it reconnected (which is usually a slow process) it can disconnect again a little while later. It is hard to find a pattern or a reason for this problem as it comes and goes. The poor bluetooth implementation of this mouse takes it from a 5 star product to a 2.5 star product (I gave it three stars because I am in a good mood).

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's nifty, but...

    • Written by

    Got this mouse with my new iMac (great machine btw). It's a nifty little device and I can see where apple was trying to go with the trackpad built into the top of it. However, it's an ergonomic nightmare. I suffer from carpal tunnel and this mouse does nothing but make my wrist scream out in pain. It's also horrible for gaming, if you move your hand at all it will register as a scroll and you've just changed weapons, or locked the controls in order to select a weapon.

    If you're used to a mouse with some grip to it I'd say stay away from this little guy. If your hands can take a bit more punishment and you're not a gamer, then go ahead and buy it.

    5 of 6 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

    coolness factor high but not ergonomic

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Having a BT mouse is nice it frees up a usb port. Its sleek, good solid weight (doesn't feel cheap) and smooth to glide on most surfaces (mouse pad recommended). Its nice that you can set up a left and right click. Gestures are still better done on the multi-touch trackpad if you have a macbook/pro. The biggest complaint I think people will have is the mouse is too thin. It doesn't take the shape of a resting palm you end up keeping your hand stretched, in time you get tired. People with bad wrist like me will have trouble.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Cool but flawed

    • Written by from Oakville

    I really, really wanted to like this mouse but unfortunately I will have to look for something else. One complaint is size, it's too shallow and too small for my hands. Another is that it feels kinda cheap. Doesn't feel as solid as some Microsoft or Logitech mice I have owned. Biggest complaint is that the touch gesture for scrolling works all the way to either edge of the mouse not just the centre of the mouse. If your fingers brush the edges of the mouse it interprets it as a scrolling gesture. Maybe my hands are too large for this mouse to work correctly but I find that apps are constantly scrolling up and down when I don't want them to.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not for big handed people

    • Written by from yass

    Pros, the feels of the surface is good and buttons and scrolling work well. The weight is heavier than the usual corded mouse but I like my mice a little on the heavy side anyway.

    Cons, I have big hands and it is too flat for me and my hand gets uncomfortable after a while. Not a game mouse but OK. Price is high.

    5 of 6 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

    NO EXPOSÉ

    • Written by from Cheboygan

    I am really impressed with the fluidity of the mouse and think that it was a good idea to implement touch sensitivity into a mouse. It feels natural for me since i'm used to using my iPhone or iPod touch. I am very disappointed that the implementation of Exposé did not make it into this mouse itself though. i'm so used to using the trackpad on my Macbook it is strange not being able to do a gesture on the mouse to view all my windows or just the desktop. there are programs that allow you to change this and enable Exposé somehow but i have not tried this. I believe that it should come standard. I wish i had gotten a Mighty Mouse.

    9 of 14 people found this useful