• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse, but the tracking speed is too slow

    • Written by from Surrey

    When I first used this mouse I was very impressed with how intelligent it was, being able to decipher between left and right clicks and its ability to scroll vertically and horizontally from anywhere on the mouse. However, when I went to the system preferences to increase the tracking speed, I was very disappointed at how slow it was, even at the highest setting. All other mice I've used have let me set the tracking speed to as high or low as I wanted, even if the max and min settings were ridiculously high or low. The mouse itself is fantastic and the multi-touch surface is impressive, although the slow tracking speed is quite disappointing. I'm hoping Apple releases an update very soon so I can get the mouse at the speed I like it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Touch miss the extra buttons!

    • Written by from Gorlose

    I just bought the Magic mouse today and allready know it a little...
    I LOVE the touch surface, it's just wonderfull. But i miss the trackball button and the press button on the side, very usefull for expose and spaces... instead i use the corners of the screen, almost the same, it is a matter of habit i think.

    It has a nice design but is a bit small. I am a craftsman and works with graphic so i have a big hand, sorry to say but i don't know if i can work 6 hours a day with this small mouse!!! (Also it is a bit heavy)

    Gave it 3 stars because of the nice touch, laser and bluetooth

    I will give it a chance for a couple of days, hopefully my hand wound get numb...

    2 of 4 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

    Magic mouse

    • Written by from Istanbul

    The tracking speed of magic mouse is very slowly. Is there a way to make it faster?

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused concept

    • Written by from Kent

    I give it 3 stars because I think the touch technology has potential. That said, this is a goofy mouse. It's way less functional than the mighty mouse.

    It sort of does gestures like the touchpads on macbooks, but only a few. It's still a clickable mouse, but it's missing key functionality the mighty mouse had--like squeezing for expose, or tapping the scroll ball to get the dashboard. It's like Apple couldn't quite decide where they were headed with the thing, and left it half finished.

    Also, it's not comfortable. The sharp sides are icky feeling, and it's difficult to hold still for some of the gestures.

    And, like the new slimmed down keyboard, I'd like to know who thinks it's an ergonomic piece of technology? The way you must hold your hand to do the gestures is seriously tiring after a full day of use. Instead of being able to rest your hand, keeping your wrist stable, you have to keep your hand elevate off the mouse to engage the touch technology.

    I'm all for the sleek, nothing but what needs to be there, approach to design from apple . . . but between the magic mouse and new keyboard, we're losing our ability to actually interface with the computer. Give me more ways to engage the machine; not less!

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    The functionality of the mouse is excellent. The touch surface is a pleasure to use.

    My only problem with it is that the two rails on the bottom upon which it's supposed to slide on one's desk are rather abrasive. Perhaps my desk has a softer surface than most, but it's been gradually sanding the finish off my desk and leaving a fine powder behind. People will want to bear this in mind.

    I hated the old Apple mouse, but it didn't scrape my desk..

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    • Written by from Portland

    It's not great but it's not terrible.

    The scrolling and programmable touch features are very nice, especially with the addition of the third party MagicPrefs. Ergonomically, it takes some getting used to. And it's quite heavy for something of its size. Although it will track well on any surface, it doesn't move well on everything. It works best on something nice and smooth like a graphite mousepad.

    I suppose by now I should know to discount the hype and rave reviews by about half. This is a decent product but it sure isn't the be all and end all that many make it out to be. I'd suggest - as others have - that you test drive one at the Apple store before deciding whether to buy.

    2 of 3 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

    bad ergonomic design, Hard to get used to.

    • Written by from Champaign

    Pros
    -Cool looking
    -....
    I really want to name more pros but there's really no more pros...

    Cons
    -Poor ergonomic design. Hand gets VERY tired after a while.
    -Hard to get used to. Have been using for more than a month but still not very comfortable compare to the my logitech mouse.
    -the upper surface easily gets dirty/sticky and it feels very unpleasant when you swipe on it.
    -etc etc

    I can def name more than those but probably those are my major issues,

    I like Apple product in general hence my GENEROUS 3stars

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from williamston

    it is a really nice device and really smooth.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, lacking in ergonomics

    • Written by from Tuscola

    As typical with Apple, the magic mouse is beautifully designed and has some fantastic features. However, ergonomically, there are much better choices available. Its not the most comfortable mouse to use (it doesn't support your hand the way other mice do) and there is no third or fourth button or click, which can be very useful in my experience. The tracking seems to lag a bit as well, in my use. That said, props to Apple for once again producing a stunning looking product with some "wow" features. I'm just not sure that I won't be going back to my old mouse in the long run...

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More config options!!!

    • Written by from tampa

    I wish I could use the top surface of the magic mouse like the touch pad surface on the macbook pro....I basically dont want to have to move the mouse itself.....just touch it and slide my finger accross the top...

    4 of 8 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

    Cool but could be even better

    • Written by from San jose

    Best wireless mouse ever, but could be even better.
    Why don't you just sell a wireless trackpad, like the one on macbook pro????

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Look and Feel: 5 star, usability: 2 star

    • Written by from SUNNYVALE

    While this is the best looking mouse and it's one-finger scrolling is something that will be missed, it's usability has to be seriously improved. You should understand what you are buying:

    1. It is very hard to use right mouse button click, very frustrating. That makes any two-button work complicated and gaming impossible.
    2. It also completely eats any kind of batteries you throw at it. In less that one month, a set of extra-power Duracell alkalines are completely drained.
    3. The possibilities of it's touch surface are underused. The only real benefit you get out of this mouse functionality-wise is it's touch-scroll. Otherwise, trackpad is miles better for touch functions, real mouse is miles better for mousing.

    3 of 3 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

    Too Magical

    • Written by from EDMONTON

    It is cool on how it can scroll. but It is a little sensitive on scrolling & clicking. You do have to replace the batteries & rechargeable batteries are replaced once a week.
    It is light & wireless which I like. There is no support for you whole hand & it is very thin.
    I received this mouse for free.So I was not out of pocket change.
    They should put a sensitivity level on the remote mouse or the software so it can be turned on or off.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    you're average joe with a few cool things

    • Written by from Galway

    let me start by saying that i've been an hardcore-gamer for almost two decades... so what i look for in a mouse might not be just the average click

    the mouse came with my imac and at first glance straight from the box it really looks stunning

    pairing (along with the keyboard) is simple and quick and never had a problem with connections (also using more bluetooth devices)

    the touch is very good but you might be forced to click on the very edge on the right side (for a straight-right-handed person) to get that second click working with no problems

    after a few hours of use you start to get a bit tired of the way the mouse fits in your hand, if you're unlucky like me to have a different hand-shape (or hold the mouse in a different way) than the person who was designing it

    another thing it's the maximum speed you can get with the mouse - as i'm using a 27'' screen (sometimes, two) i find it to take a long time to scroll the mouse from one side of the desktop to the other, even with settings at the maximum speed - but i suppose that is more like a osx setting than a mouse feature to tweak

    i'm using the mouse with a razer exactmat prefering the x-speed surface (over the x-control surface)

    i've used it only for a month and this is my view regarding some applications:

    - desktop - as i said, it's a bit slow to go around from one corner to the other

    - safari - missing the not-so-obvious clicks but scrolls are magnificent

    - dreamweaver / flash - nothing much to add if you just do simple clicks but after a while you get tired of using the mouse and turn to something more comfortable

    - cod - surprisingly fast and responsive and never had a glitch - shoots where i'm aiming but i'll keep using razer for this

    - wow - again, missing buttons but very good, even in pvp along with the spaced-key keyboard - surprisingly responsive

    bottom line, it's a very cool looking mouse and i'm keeping it in the living room to have something cool to show to my guests - even with all the technology applied, the usage don't justify the high price tag, specially if you do more than just browse a web in a small window that needs constance scrolling - it is a great advance in mouse-clicking technology and it's absolutely gorgeous

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome... but!!!

    • Written by from salinas

    i love this mouse, but it's not that good for gaming and there is no expose feature like the previous mouse. Although I have that issue solved with better touch tool.

    0 of 1 people found this useful