Reviews and Problems with Apple Magic Mouse / MB829
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all aesthetics, poor ergonomics
Terry P., Newegg
16 May 2012
Summary: I HATE this mouse!!! I swear, Apple has never designed a good mouse. It's all about the style... possibly with a few nice ideas thrown in that are never executed well. My hand and wrist naturally rests angled. This mouse will only be comfortable and work properly if your arm and wrist naturally rest flat. Otherwise, like me, you'll constantly hit the right click by accident. I often side scroll when I don't want to and had to turn that feature off completely.
Cons: • clunky feel in the hand with hard edges • poor ergonomics (built for robotically rigid hands/wrists) • swipe gestures more hindrance than help • limited customization in preferences • expensive • battery life not great
Summary: At first I loved this mouse, it is very light and easy to move, You can scroll, pan, swipe great idea! Then I used it for work inside Adobe CS and Cad software. You have to be incredibly careful, any light accidental touch on the mouse sent my screen panning to the left or up and down. This mouse might be great for folks who naturally keep all of their fingers in the air above the mouse so as not to accidentally touch it, but I like to work with a relaxed hand.
Summary: Slow to resume... Need to click the left button. Right button click need to pressed too far on the right. The scrolling is not as precise as it is with a scroll wheel. The top shinny part is extremmely easy to scratch. Just left it in my bag for a day and tons of scratch already. I much prefered my old mouse.
Summary: I have never been a fan of Apple's mice or keyboards. They are overpriced, and the quality leaves much to be desired. This new mouse has a very sleek and contemporary look; but it scratches easily.Why should I have to spend $14 for a piece of film to protect it? It's already overpriced as it is. APPLE used to give you a choice of a mouse or trackpad with their iMacs. Now they only include the mouse. If you want the track pad, it's an extra $69. Hmmm..
Summary: When I bought my iMac and pulled the magic mouse out I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Until time passed, more and more problems arose. First off, it doesn't let you right-click, second, the bottom of the mouse is rough and it scrapes both the table and underneath the mouse. One day it just stopped working all-together. Just stopped.
Summary: Someone else mentioned this too, when opening the package, the double-sided tape is so strong that the bottom cover bent and tore out the bottom of the mouse when I opened the package. I was able to bend it back into shape, but I shouldn't have had to. I will be replacing this mouse with another brand, this design was a total failure.
Pros: The battery seems to last forever. I only changed the batteries twice before it died on me.(~2 years)
Cons: Mouse is a little uncomfortable to use, but you get used to it over time. Not all functions work properly in Windows 7 x64. The mouse only works with the bootcamp drivers installed. Mouse died completly after 2 years of minimal use. For a $70 mouse I would expect a much longer lifespan out of it. Packaging is pretty but horrible design. See "Other thoughts"
Summary: Trackpad as a mouse wheel is a nice idea in theory - especially for horizontal scrolling, but not as nice of a feel as a physical mouse wheel.
Pros: It looks cool. Bluetooth - requires no USB dongle.
Cons: Not comfortable in the hand due to its low-profile. Can't comfortably rest hand on the mouse. Since the mouse really only has one button coupled with low-tech multi-touch, you can't right-click unless you physically lift your left finger off of the mouse. If you rest your left finger on the mouse button and attempt to right-click, it will register as a left click instead. (But hey, it beats Option+clicking) As with all Wireless mice, the input delay severely hinders c...
Summary: Make sure you are prepared to supply your new pet with a steady diet of batteries.
Pros: Wireless, so it means you can bring it around any part of the table or your work area and not have to re-route that pesky "tail". seriously, I really didn't find it that convenient though. I did like the fairly rugged design, it looked like it was made in the 1970's (or whenever they made things to last). But the battery cover does feel a bit frail and thin (be gentle with it).
Cons: This critter eats up two AA's every 3 days. Rechargeable batteries won't last so don't bother. Turn off the mouse whenever you step away from the computer (even to idle for a minute). The glass-like surface gets dirty really quick, and I clean my hands and the surface of the mouse every day. Since you have to "pet the mouse" (brush your fingers across) to scroll, the dirt fragments really get irritating after a while and scrolling that way becomes so un-precise you wa...