• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking is Awful

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have been having many issues with the tracking on this mouse one min it works great the next its awful I own a Mac Pro so the only thing I can think of thats causing this problem would be the aluminum case and as far as the battery issues many people are having when you buy cheap batteries they dont last as long as the good ones I use Energizer Ultimate Lithium they might be pricey but they last and they are light so stop buying cheap batteries

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Revolutionary Ergonomics

    • Written by from Morwell

    I'm going to try explain why this mouse is the most comfortable thing you've ever used as a peripheral pointer.

    I bought this mouse when I had too much money to play with, I wasn't that keen on it as I had heard that you couldn't activate expose, dashboard etc. When it arrived, i was a bit upset because gestures would not work due to usb overdrive being installed, and that caused nightmares. I uninstalled it and now gestures work as described.

    Holding the mouse will take an evening to get use to. You don't lay your hand on it like a conventional mouse, you simply lay your arm flat and rest your palm beneath it holding it with your thumb and ring finger by the sides. Your hand should not touch the mouse at all besides the thumb and ring finger. Place your pinky on the side and let your Index and Middle finger curve and sit nicely on top.

    What you have now is a mouse that has all but eliminated sweaty palms; puts the wrist in a neutral position; and provides surgical accuracy because of the control coming from the fingers not the wrist.

    I've read a few reviews and taken some of the best adjectives to describe what it is like.

    EXPOSE SPACES DASHBOARD
    There is third party support for this in a niche application called Better Touch Tool. It pretty much adds every feature you want. It provides countless adjustments for pressure sensitivity, timing, dead zones (which I haven't found a problem with yet.) I'm taking off a star for lack of this support from Apple.

    This thing has potential by the truck loads. Rotated two finger gestures and finger tap sequencing for volume control and other commonly used features need to be implemented by somebody please!
    Another star off for lack of imagination into what this thing can do.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, mediocre on function.

    • Written by from San Juan

    First off the design is absolutely beautiful. Everyone who sees it just loves the look. Its definitely a mac. However, i only gave it 3 stars because i preform FUNCTION over form. I was disappointed to see that the 3rd and 4th buttons previously found on my mighty mouse are now gone. I got very used to being able to center click and have Expose pop up my windows then click and bam i was there. I still use hot corners but clicking on the fly was much faster. I didn't use the 4th button (squeezing the mouse) too often so I didn't lose too much there. The upgrade from the rolling ball is nice, i used to hate having to clean the mighty mouse ball out all the time. As for the finger scrolling, i find the mouse often lagging behind my swipes. I may be sitting reading an article for a few minutes then by the time i get to the bottom ready to scroll it seems the mouse has "fell asleep" and the first swipe is never recognized, making me have to keep swiping to "wake the mouse up" so it can function properly. The tracking as others have said is for lack of a better word HORRIFIC! I use a 22" Samsung 1920x1080 monitor and i find myself picking up and moving the mouse all the time. Its quite annoying to run out of "mouse pad real estate." This is my main complaint, Apple PLEASE FIX THIS!!! All things said and done, unfortunately i would not purchase this product again, i would just stick with my old mighty mouse.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but beware the following...

    • Written by from Barnet

    If you're upgrading from a Mighty Mouse to this one, be aware that the lower profile of the new Magic Mouse does not fill your palm like the Magic Mouse. This takes some getting used to.

    It will kill a pair of AA batteries in a calendar month (around 8 hours' activity per working day. This is also true of Apple's latest 2-cell Alu Wireless Keyboard)

    The sensitivity of the touch-surface sometimes makes Google Maps unusable, as the lightest touch causes the map to zoom in/out at a furious pace.

    Other than that (and the hefty price), it's excellent. Caveat emptor.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionality-wise, great. Battery-wise, terrible.

    • Written by from Decatur

    Really. It's a great mouse experience, but every two weeks - new batteries. This is with all the latests updates to the system and my Apple Wireless Keyboard. The keyboard eats a set of batteries in about six weeks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NIce, with limitations

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    The mouse is fairly comfortable to use. The touchpad feature is great, as it allows smooth scrolling while having the more precise cursor control of a mouse.

    However, the multitouch is severely lacking when it comes to features. 2-axis scrolling is nice, but where are the configuration options. For instance, 2-finger horizontal swipes go back and forth in browser or preview. I'd rather be able to move between tabs. It should be trivial to configure such an option.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Soft and nice but unfortunately no sides buttons for expose

    • Written by

    This mouse is more stable than Mighty Mouse I had -the 360 ball died after 1 month of use- the digital scrolling of this Magic mouse looks to be the solution, however sometimes it randomly stops for 1 second, and it doesn´t have the 2 sides button for expose-dashboard which are very useful if you are designer. I hope next generation of Magic mouse comes with 2 side buttons for expose, if this one is Magic, the next one then will be a Miracle!!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why

    • Written by from Bend

    Why would apple make such a cool mouse and then remove the coolest feature that the Mighty mouse had. The option to pinch the sides of the mouse to view all windows on the desktop at the same time is gone. Keyboard shortcuts... please:(

    47 of 71 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry not long enough !!!

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    I bought this Magic Mouse on Jan 16 and today Feb 18, I got my first low battery warning. In checking system prefs., I was left at 20 percent reserve.
    Only 1 month for batteries ??? I will report again, when it ceases to function.

    Question: Do I need to turn the switch off every night in order to save power even though I am on SLEEP every night ???

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but it drains battery like nothing else

    • Written by from Montreal

    The mouse works great and it's really comfortable to use but it drains the battery ultra fast!! I need to replace it every two weeks. Insane.

    THIS CAN'T BE GOOD TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice design but please note

    • Written by from New York

    if you have been using a scroll mouse and are used to having three buttons, this mouse scrolls beautifully but is not three buttons. I bought this in the store and did not realize it was only two buttons, though now I see the website says so. Can you live without the third button? Only maybe, for me.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    SLOW AS SH.T

    • Written by from chino

    great looking

    FLAWS

    edge too sharp
    Mouse feels horrible in the hand no support at all
    and tracking is way way to slow

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for Prime Time....

    • Written by from Arlington

    I purchased two of theses for an IMac and MBP. They work OK, but until you can control the acceleration curve they are more trouble that they are worth. They also eat batteries and the Bluetooth drops out on occasion. The were both replaced with Logitech Marathon using the LCC 3.1 software - much nicer with an acceration multiplier and a real back button instead of a double finger circus act to do "Back". They could have added a center left and right touch area for this.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    bad first impression

    • Written by from Hannover

    The Magic Mouse is a very good looking mouse. it's shape does not fit to your hand perfectly. The mouse works like a normal mouse with left and right click. Since i usually touch my mouse' surface with my index and middle finger, the magic mouse disables its right click.

    unfortunately, apple does not provide a lot of touch functions with the magic mouse.
    But the application BetterTouchTool provides you with many gestures and actions you can pair according to your preferences.

    Even if BTT makes the magic mouse a better touch surface mouse, it doesn't make it a touchpad, which means that the touches are not recognized 100%. Still it is pretty precise.

    To conclude, if you try the magic mouse and something feels weired it can be fixed to some extend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but.....

    • Written by from London

    The laser tracking is much more smooth than the mighty mouse.
    But the speed of the tracking seems to be slower and the speed is set at the max.

    The profile is too small and creates hand fatigue, being heavier and smaller.

    Setting the mouse up needed a software download from apple for the scrolling options to work with Leopard OS. So it did not work out of the box as other apple products do.

    The scrolling is not as smooth as with the ball on the mighty mouse. It seems to be centered on the mouse face and is hard to be smooth. There is a delay from when you start scrolling to when the screen responds. The ball was much more accurate.

    If the mouse was bigger and the scrolling was more responsive, this would be a great product. If it continues to fatigue my hand, I will be returning it.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    heavy and uncomfortable

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Not as comfortable as the mighty mouse that it replaced. The top surface has angled edges that irritate my fingers and the lack of a scroll ball means that I can't open widget as easily.
    I probably will buy a new wired mighty mouse to get the ergonomics that I miss so badly on this unit.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Touch!

    • Written by from Quaker Hill

    Nice upgrade from the original wireless mouse but with all this technology, you would think that the magic mouse would have come with a rechargeable battery and cradle?
    i'll keep using my logitech

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Still a "click" mouse

    • Written by from Portland

    Bought this mouse a few weeks ago and I had to say I was impressed. But, I thought it would work exactly like the trackpad on my macbook pro. First I thought this was a non-click mouse like where you can just tap on the trackpad, I thought you could do that. That was my only complaint that it was still a "click" mouse even with all its touch sensitive technology. But other than that it was great, I still returned it though. My trackpad is way better.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Technology A+, ergonomics F

    • Written by from Kalamunda

    There is no doubting this is an amazing device technology-wise. It functions beautifully.

    BUT! Did midgets design it? I get cramps using it it's so small. It's almost as if Apple has never heard of ergonomics. They have gone all out for style without any thought to usability, ie. form over function.

    Come'on Apple.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could do without the sharp edges!

    • Written by from Portland

    Positives: free from cords, more options and helpful iphone mimic surface
    Drawbacks: sharp corners on edges make for uncomfortable grasping, mouse scroll is still slower than corded mouse even at fastest setting.

    8 of 12 people found this useful