• 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

    Stylish, but not for productive users.

    • Written by from Canton

    This mouse is very stylish. It looks great sitting on your desktop. It is very cool how it mimics the track pad, but that's not very functional for a productive mouse.

    First of all, even those this mouse is stylish, that's one of its biggest faults. It's so thin and low profile that it is difficult to use. For instance, when you are dragging a window around a large space, you need to hold down a button and drag. After a while, you run out of space on your mouse pad (or even desk) to move your mouse while you are dragging and this forces everyone to pick up their mouse while continuing to depress the button to maintain grip of the window that you are dragging. It is VERY difficult to do this with this mouse. It is tough to grip and given that the entire mouse is sort of a big button, it is tough to keep it depressed while picking it up. Many times I have lost the "grip" on the window or icon during this. Just a minor annoyance, but still...

    Also, the thin design is not ergonomic at all. You will notice that if you use your mouse for most of the day doing drag-n-drop stuff, your hand will start to hurt a bit. This is not good. Can you say quick carpal tunnel setin?

    Also, this mouse basically mimics two mouse buttons and scroll. It also throws in the extra effect of swiping to go back and forth within your browser/finder. There is no other functionality. For instance, the trackpad on a MacBook lets you use 3 fingers and swipe down and get Expose of all Windows. Not on this mouse.. This, to me, is a deal breaker. I have been using a Microsoft mouse that has the two standard buttons, scroll wheel and a button on the left and right. I have assigned Expose to the button on the left. So if I'm mousing around and need to get a view of all windows open, I click the left button and I'm there. With this "Magic Mouse", I have to break that workflow and go to the keyboard, hit a button for Expose, go back to the mouse and select my window. This may be minor to some people, but again, if you are a productive user, mapping buttons on your mouse to Expose really is a big time saver and keeps you feeling productive. Anything that makes you break your concentration and makes you stop and think breaks your work flow. Given that all modern mice have multiple buttons, it was a really bad idea to leave the ability to have multiple buttons off of the "Magic Mouse".

    Again, it's very stylish and sexy. I'll give it that. But that's doesn't mean it's practical. A lot of people tend to bash Apple and say that all of their products are like this... I will always disagree. I'm *extremely* productive on a Mac and have been for years. However, this mouse definitely falls into that stereotype.

    If you are just an average user that uses iTunes, browses the internet and checks their e-mail, this mouse is just fine. However, if you are a productive user and use your Mac to do work and you have a lot of applications open at all times and you dig the idea of mapping buttons to the special Mac OS X features such as Expose, try this mouse out before you buy it. It will probably not suit your productive needs.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Eater

    • Written by from Athens

    The Magic Mouse is really cool. It's fun to use and is very responsive. I particularly like the scroll feature of running a finger up, down, and sideways. My only complaint is how quickly this mouse drains the batteries. I switched from alkaline to lithium and, although the batteries last a little longer, I wish the batteries would last as long as those in my TV remote.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle button support

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    This mouse can't be used with apps which require a 3-button mouse. I use several 3D graphics software packages which simply cannot operate without the middle button -- there are some functions you just can't invoke.

    I found a third-party app which can do a middle button by sensing taps to the central area of the mouse, but it doesn't work very well...

    So... avoid if you need the third button...

    Other than that, it is pretty slick. If Apple added middle-button support, I'd be happy with it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

    • Written by from West Hartford

    The mouse is definitely sleek and stylish. The feature potential is nice but the functional execution is not great. In order to make use of the many different multi-touch features you have to be careful with what parts of your hand are touching the mouse when you click, swipe, or tap. For example, an inadvertent touching with your palm is misinterpreted as a second or third finger when clicking.

    Also, the mouse doesn't conform to the natural shape of a hand. Other full-sized mice fit my hand bette. I also prefer the convenience of side buttons.

    Overall, if you prefer aesthetics over comfort, then the mouse will suit your needs. it does have many options (particularly if you install Magic Prefs), but takes some practice to get the hang of it.

    I think i'll try the track pad or just get a full-sized, multi-button mouse.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not for mac pro

    • Written by from Orlando

    bluetooth connection with mac pro is spotty. this mouse will drive you nuts when paired with mac pro...fine with other macs. problem has to be fixed with a bluetooth usb dongle. one less usb port. ugh!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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