Excerpt: This mouse is not much better than using the track pad. It is too difficult to depress to make it click so that over time it causes strain on the hand. If I could use any other mouse with my new bluetooth Macbook I would use it. I used to have a mouse with buttons, which was so much better to use. Also if you don't hit the exact correct spot for a right click you don't get it to work properly.
Great gestures and pretty, but prepare for wrist injury
1 November 2013
Summary: I used this mouse for 3 months forcing myself to get used to it. It's not for me. I'm a designer and tried use the mouse to make minute mouse movements. It worked, but not without causing constant pain to my wrist after a month, and later, it moved up to my arm and shoulder. I use the trackpad now, but that isn't for designers either. Nothing still beats a traditional mouse. Even the mighty mouse worked better for me except for the trackball that constantly got dirty.
Pros: Many gestures are supported. Pretty.
Cons: You cannot rest your fingers on the mouse without activating a gesture or a click. Therefore, you must always elevate your fingers while you are using it.
Summary: I hate this mouse almost as much as the stupid trackpad. One of the worst interfaces in computer history. Terrible battery life. Loses connection constantly even with new batteries. After twenty years of computer mac useage, i feel the new direction apple is going is just plain terrible.
Summary: We upgraded all our macs at work recently after the old macs were stolen and they all came with this mouse. The tracking on these is terrible there is a definite lag on these when moving on most surfaces. this makes it very difficult to do any kind of precision work. The top of the mouse is also a giant track pad (which can not be turned off), which has to be the dumbest idea I've ever seen.
Pros: It can be replaced.
Cons: Terrible tracking on most surfaces razor sharp edges scrolling sucks because of finger friction on the mouse. the entire thing is a track pad causing your work to constantly move all over the place every time you move your hand or fingers on the mouse.
Summary: Horrible mouse, and an expensive one at that. Whenever I use this mouse I feel like I'm dragging a heavy rock through my desk. Precision and tracking are really bad, I adjusted to the maximum speed and I still feel like I'm going on slow motion. My hand feels uncomfortable just after a few minutes of use, and even the additional gestures are much slower compared with the track pad. So really no redeeming qualities.
Summary: I've been a Mac user since 1984, I've worked as an Apple Authorized repair tech, and I've used almost every incarnation of Apple hardware, and let me just say that the "Magic Mouse" is right down there with the worst of them, right down there with the infamous Hockey Puck iMac mouse, just like the old Hockey Puck mouse on the original CRT iMacs (Bondi Blue and original "Colours" tray-load CD models), there is no tactile indicator of which direction is "up", there's a 50%...
Pros: It comes "free" with new Macs, It uses common AA batteries and can use rechargables (free hint, buy four rechargables, keep two on charge and two in the mouse, swap them once a week), It gives you a "taste" of Multi-Touch Gestures
Cons: Horrible ergonomics, it's too low profile and has very little grippable area, no tactile indicator of the "up" position, 50% chance of holding it upside down, Missing some Multitouch gestures like Pinch/Zoom and Rotate, It feels cheap and insubstantial
Most frustrating computer product I've owned in 30 years
Michael H, Apple Store
17 November 2011
Summary: This is my 6th Apple Mouse - 2 wired and 4 bluetooth and currently I am on my second Magic Mouse. Occasionally, it does work properly. And when it does, it really is Magic. It is, to me, an absolute gem as I have a sight problem and when this mouse behaves, my ability to maneuver objects, drag and drop and generally control my visual environment is fabulous - I am on par with anyone else.