• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, but doesn't feel right......

    • Written by from Roblin

    I love my Magic mouse, but it doesn't "fit into my hand" like the Mighty mouse or any other mouse around.... The Magic Mouse is too flat.... I hope to see that Apple will change that. Also the Magic Mouse dosen't seem to keep a good connection with my new iMac.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little small for this ogre

    • Written by from Plain City

    I love the trackpad of my Macbook Pro 13, but this mouse doesn't quite hit that mark.

    I have big hands. I need a tall, deep mouse. The Apple Magic Mouse is a fantastic example of Apple innovation, however it's a tragedy only the small handed can appreciate it.

    Hopefully Magic Mouse 2.0 is a little more ergonomically friendly to us giants!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, but could use a bit more battery life.

    • Written by from Parkhill

    I've had this mouse for just over a month now, and I do enjoy it. Its very slim clean, and make other mice feel bulky and large. although it does take a bit of getting use to the thin design...

    The only things I don't like about it is the no pinch buttons, I know alot of people complain about no 3 button but I miss the pinch feature more. And also I'm not really impressed with the battery life - I've read reviews about people saying that it will last about 3 months on one set of batteries this has not been my case. I had to change my set of batteries 1 month to the day - and I think of myself to be an average user maybe about 3-4 hours a day. I was really hoping/looking forward to a set lasting closer to 2 months.

    9 of 12 people found this useful