• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Argh, so amazing, yet so unusable!

    • Written by from Watertown

    I LOVE the multitouch features of this mouse, they're really amazing, and I love how this thing looks. But it's such a pain to use. The tracking is just horrible. There is way too much friction when you drag it around, which makes it very hard to be precise. The surface they used which makes contact with your mousepad is way too big and the material they used is not smooth enough to allow the mouse to move around smoothly. The next problem is the shape of the mouse, again Apple sacrificed comfort for style. The mouse looks amazing, but using it really hurts your wrists because you have nothing to rest them on. I really hope Apple makes a new version of this mouse and fixes these issues because it's otherwise an amazing mouse.

    3336 of 4471 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool concept, but not as efficient as the trackpad!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Pros: look, sleek, creativity

    Cons: It is glossy! sometimes your fingertips stick slightly to the mouse which means you can't scroll or swipe as smooth as well as the trackpad! The trackpad is not made of glass or gloss which makes scrolling and swiping super efficient. 3/5 for the magic mouse, 5/5 for the trackpad.

    1537 of 2203 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Quality I Expected

    • Written by from Sterling

    I do a lot of formatting work in documents, so I need a mouse. I also have tendonitis in both wrists. This mouse is comfortable, but I've only had it about 40 days and have had to change the batteries twice already--ridiculous! Also, the mouse goes wonky. Not zippy mouse, more stuck mouse. The way an optical mouse does if something gets in the optic part. Only there's nothing in this. Not impressed, and Apple impressed me with everything else when I bought my MacBook Air.

    423 of 428 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but need lots of improvement

    • Written by from Singapore

    Pro
    1. Well designed with new concept
    2. Stylist

    Cons
    1. Tracking is not sensitive enough
    2. The Magic Mouse will lack (Poor response) when computer is under heavy-load
    3. Just a slight touch on the surface it moves. When I scroll down or up the page, it will have a slight jump just before my finger is remove

    192 of 197 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Magic: Disappointing Mouse Experience

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    The Magic Mouse has come along after all these years of the inferior Mighty Mouse, which after three months of use never scrolled properly again - thank you, Logitech, for an excellent replacement. By comparison, the Magic Mouse is far superior to its Mighty cousin. But on its own merits, it's a disappointment. Mousing, tracking, and scrolling work beautifully. Even the right click is wonderful. But after 15 minutes of testing at the Apple Store this morning, I couldn't get comfortable with the two finger swipe gesture. The unit is too small and too unstable on the desk. Add to that, the fact that my hand actually ached after use. If you think you're going to sit at your desk and just swipe away on this thing, forget it. Swiping is awkward for the hand because you have to grab and steady this too-light mouse with your remaining fingers, forming a painfully tight tiger's paw. I can't imagine the exhaustion this will cause after an entire day of working on the computer. It's a wonderful novelty if you have 70 bucks to spend on a novelty, but I don't - I need a mouse that does it all.

    Why can't Apple simply produce a stand alone version of its laptop glass trackpads? We would get all of those wonderfully evolved multi-touch finger gestures AND a comfortable, almost effortless work position.

    369 of 561 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a big fan

    • Written by from Acworth

    I love the finger scrolling and don't miss the typical wheel. However, the mouse is to flat. Also, the scrolling is great but moving the mouse where you want on the screen is slow even with the motion set at high compared to aftermarket mouses.

    I just have a hard time getting used to it because you have to pick the mouse up and then move some more because it just doesn't move fast enough unless you jerk it.

    It needs to be reconfigured.

    175 of 184 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Suckage!

    • Written by from Haverhill

    Apple, please, PLEASE give us a better driver for this thing! I wanted so much to love it. Love the cool looks of this mouse. Make no mistake, it's far better than the positively AWFUL Mighty Mouse (even with the missing buttons) - unless you like paying $80 a year to replace your Bluetooth mouse because there's NO cleaning it. Don't care what support "recommends". I had such high hopes for the Magic Mouse. Alas, it's only "semi-awesome". Pointer control is WAY too slow. Scrolling is jerky (on a GOOD day) and what's up with the random, wandering horizontal scrolling? (Especially noticeable in iTunes.) At first I though it was ME being lazy, but it does it all on its own - even when I'm NOT touching the mouse. It's not entirely unusable, but I'm ready to go back to my cheapo Logitech out of frustration. Form over function does NOT cut it on such a crucial input device. So UN-Apple-like! Sorry, guys. FAIL!

    321 of 482 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from San Jose

    Really Apple still amazes us for their revolutionized product the accuracy of the pointer and the click is gorgeous but this mouse is difficult to use because i found it so flat i hope Apple will issue a mouse we can hold!!

    156 of 162 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but a huge battery drain

    • Written by from Seattle

    I love the way the mouse functions, no disappointment there. The negative is that I probably use this mouse 40-50 hours a week, and the batteries need to be replaced every 3-4 weeks. My previous mouse was a Logitech wireless mouse and I needed to replace the batteries once every 9 months or so.

    If you're keen on constantly replacing batteries, this is the mouse for you.

    150 of 153 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not for gaming, heavy battery consumption

    • Written by from Madison

    i really like the feel of this mouse, and love the multitouch when it's implemented well in the app i'm using. but there are a few things that drive me nuts about this mouse:

    1. this mouse eats AA batteries like a hyper kid eats candy from a Halloween pumpkin. i go through a pair a month. makes me wish for a wired version.

    2. right-click is unreliable. after enabling it in system preferences, sometimes i get a right click and sometimes i don't. not a fan of the alternative (having to hold down control key).

    3. can't tweak scroll speed sensitivity. try playing a game with this mouse that uses the scroll wheel as an input and you'll see what i mean.

    i'm just about ready to dump this mouse for one with distinct buttons and a regular scroll wheel.

    133 of 136 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    apple magic mouse

    • Written by from cambridge

    this mouse is only good for normal use if you a gamer like me this is rally bad when gaming the mouse cant clearly pick up what side your clicking right or left. this mouse is good for normal browsing and looks quite nice but its vary small and low to the ground with make you hand grind in the ground and can be vary irritating at times. overall a good mouse(only cuz it looks good)

    101 of 107 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    LSFSJADKFJSLDKF

    • Written by from Colts Neck

    ITS AMAZING!!!!!


    ITS TERRIBLE


    ITS AMAZING

    ITS TERRIBLE

    104 of 124 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    a bit too sensitive, must have mouse pad

    • Written by from Dallas

    so you absolutely must have a soft top mouse pad...nothing slick.
    and while i love the swipe motion, there are some issues with posturing, where if you are holding it on the side too far up the page will just shake.
    also, sometimes the swipe is too sensitive and you loose information, say on a payment page, or while writing an email.

    also the battery drains so fast!

    80 of 82 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good, but s l o w tracking

    • Written by from Ellington

    I purchased the new 27" iMac and looked forward to using the Magic Mouse. Here's what I've found after one week of use. It looks great and the Bluetooth connectivity is flawless. As far as the "driving" experience goes, I'd say it's fairly easy to get used to the multi-touch functions and the overall feel. But, the slow tracking is driving me nuts. To navigate a 27" screen, you constantly have to pick up the mouse and reposition (unless, of course, you have about a 2 foot-square space in which to move the mouse). And yes, I have tracking at the fastest setting in preferences. I find it very tiring and annoying to use. On the 21.5" version, it might be fine, but IMHO it's not the best option for the 27" iMac. Hopefully, Apple will address this with an update. I've found a number of other reviews that express this same sentiment. In the meantime, it's back to the old MS 7000 mouse.

    92 of 111 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    To small!

    • Written by from Tønsberg

    The mouse functions are just great, but it's too small for my hand. I'm a man 186 cm/6,1 foot tall, with what I guess is normal big hands for my height.

    I have to pinch my hand to hold the small thing, and pressing the thumb and the little finger together like only makes my hand hurt, and moving back to the good old Logitech mouse is a real relief.

    This is a mouse sized for women and kids, not for men. I wonder how many Apple employees who either use a Logitech, or choose to suffer with their undersized apple-mouse.

    84 of 97 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking Speed slow and no expose access

    • Written by from LANCASTER

    So far I generally like the mouse. However, the tracking speed is not fast enough even when set to the highest level. Also, there is no button or functional way to activate expose with the mouse. This is a major issue for me as I used this function very frequently with my previous mouse. I'll try it for a few more days, but I'm already missing my old mouse.

    94 of 119 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but connection keep diconnecting

    • Written by

    The design is cool it is really pleasant to use as a wireless mouse but there is two problem it is thin which might not be comfortable for using and the connection bluetooth keeps disconnecting after a amount of time you use it like half and hour...want to buy it? THINK TWICE

    72 of 77 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, too sensitive, batteries fall out too easily

    • Written by from Durham

    As a mouse it works fine. I like the gestures. I find it's too sensitive and I have a lot of accidental "swipes", especially in Illustrator and Excel. I also find that the batteries dislodge too easily inside, so if I pick up the mouse and set it down (like when moving from one extreme of the desktop to another or t my second monitor), they lose connection. This causes the mouse to power off and power on again. I get a lot of disconnections. It was free with the iMac, but I would be upset if I paid $70 for it.

    63 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Crazy Zoom??

    • Written by from Medina

    The swipe is great. The multi button is great. The scroll zoom is HORRIBLE!

    I use Cinema 4D and other 3D modeling as well as a lot of Adobe products. This mouse loves to zoom to infinite levels in a project if you so much as look at it wrong.

    If that "flick scroll, infinite zoom" thing can be fixed, it would be an easy 5 stars.......but because it is SO annoying, only 3 stars ( and that is generous!)

    56 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, could be better...

    • Written by from Skopje

    I've used this mouse for about two years now, and must say it's OK, but could be better.

    The "pro" part is: design (looks cool), connectivity via bluetooth (never had problems with that, though I sometimes had to restart my Mac so it could "see" the mouse), and scrolling (though there's some about this in the "con" part as well).

    The "con" part: eats batteries - about 6 per month (when working/designing everyday), scrolling is nice (but for the price - should be more precise), price is high, and it sometimes confuses right/left clicks.

    All in all, I've gotten used to it, and I work with it everyday, but improvements need to be made to meet the price vs value requirements.

    53 of 54 people found this useful