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Wayne s
Oct 27, 2009, 04:22 AM
All the display imacs had a magic mouse and wireless keyboard, they just did not have any stock of the mouse, within a week when I asked.

I agree that £55 is a bit expensive but I liked it enough to want one.



Keniff
Oct 27, 2009, 04:38 AM
I might get one when/if they bring out a USB version, last time I had a cordless 'Mighty Mouse' I would keep forgetting to turn it off underneath, I think I must have spent just as much on disposable batteries, as I did on the mouse... :mad:

watchrabbit
Oct 27, 2009, 05:17 AM
Does anyone have already the drivers (Apple Wireless Mouse Software) or can tell how can I extract them from my 27" IMAC? I won't use the Magic Mouse with my IMAC because it doesn't work on glass. But I'd like to use it with my MBP.
Thanks

arnoz
Oct 27, 2009, 05:48 AM
Hi,

Did any of you receive the Magic Mouse yet? I ordered it last week but the status of my order hasn't changed as of yet.
Thanks.

izzle22
Oct 27, 2009, 08:20 AM
I might get one when/if they bring out a USB version, last time I had a cordless 'Mighty Mouse' I would keep forgetting to turn it off underneath, I think I must have spent just as much on disposable batteries, as I did on the mouse... :mad:



It turns off automaticly when not in use. I use mine quite a bit and only have to change batteries every 4 to 5 months. Are you using cheap batteries???

izzle22
Oct 27, 2009, 08:43 AM
Hi,

Did any of you receive the Magic Mouse yet? I ordered it last week but the status of my order hasn't changed as of yet.
Thanks.

No they have not started shipping yet. I ordered mine as soon as I was able last Tuesday and still not shipped.

calsci
Oct 27, 2009, 09:09 AM
when they finally put out the snow leopard update i am buying on for my macbook. i just hope they will continue to ad gestures like expose with 3 finger or pinch to zoom.

kman34
Oct 27, 2009, 11:08 AM
Fedex truck just pulled up and I got excited since Fedex always delivers my apple stuff. I was disappointed that it was just a letter and no magic mouse.

I also ordered day one....come on APPLE!!!!

Eric S.
Oct 27, 2009, 11:14 AM
when they finally put out the snow leopard update i am buying on for my macbook. i just hope they will continue to ad gestures like expose with 3 finger or pinch to zoom.

You don't need 10.6.2 to get the mouse driver. According to Apple, you install the Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for 10.5.8 and 10.6.1.

TheSpaz
Oct 27, 2009, 11:15 AM
I'm waiting for them to come to the stores.

pooryou
Oct 27, 2009, 08:50 PM
Care to explain rather than just whine?

Didn't think it needed explanation, but ok. Ever since the introduction of the iMac, Apple's mice and keyboards have been mostly pretty bad. I'm not an Apple hater in any way, and it pains me to admit it but it's true. Some people have been around long enough to remember when Apple made high quality mice (granted, there was the one button thing but they were ergonomic at least) and excellent keyboards, which makes it even worse. Especially because it is so opposite from the software side of things; they should know better.

The Mighty Mouse was not good, I bought one when they came out and used it for a few days and gave it away. Having to raise your left finger to right click was a tragic design flaw and a deal breaker. The new chicklet keyboard (from my top of the line 2009 Mac Pro) is absolutely terrible, suffering on one as we speak. I could go on...:(

MythicFrost
Oct 27, 2009, 09:00 PM
The Mighty Mouse was not good, I bought one when they came out and used it for a few days and gave it away
I use one, never had a problem with it apart from the scroller stopping working (I think it got dirty, managed to fix it with tips from these forums), and my last Mighty Mouse's right click stopped working, some of them were being registered as left clicks. I never even knew my left finger automatically lifted off when I right click until I read a few days the magic mouse requires your left finger to be up when you right click :D
The new chicklet keyboard (from my top of the line 2009 Mac Pro) is absolutely terrible, suffering on one as we speak
What's the chicklet keyboard? I use the very thin wired apple keyboard with numeric keypad, I love it.

EDIT: also meant to say, that the mouse is not the greatest but I like it :P

TheSpaz
Oct 27, 2009, 09:45 PM
Didn't think it needed explanation, but ok. Ever since the introduction of the iMac, Apple's mice and keyboards have been mostly pretty bad. I'm not an Apple hater in any way, and it pains me to admit it but it's true. Some people have been around long enough to remember when Apple made high quality mice (granted, there was the one button thing but they were ergonomic at least) and excellent keyboards, which makes it even worse. Especially because it is so opposite from the software side of things; they should know better.

The Mighty Mouse was not good, I bought one when they came out and used it for a few days and gave it away. Having to raise your left finger to right click was a tragic design flaw and a deal breaker. The new chicklet keyboard (from my top of the line 2009 Mac Pro) is absolutely terrible, suffering on one as we speak. I could go on...:(

I seem to naturally lift my left finger off when I right click… I guess it's just easier that way. I don't feel any discomfort in doing so either. How ergonomic do you need a mouse? The Magic Mouse is really thin… meaning you don't really rest your entire hand on it… you just slide it with 2 fingers and use the rest for clicking and scrolling. It's very comfortable. I think it's worse when you grip the mouse with your palm anyways. Actually… now that I think of it… I don't even grip my Mighty Mouse… I basically just guide it with 2 fingers (pointer and ring fingers).

Keniff
Oct 28, 2009, 06:30 AM
It turns off automaticly when not in use. I use mine quite a bit and only have to change batteries every 4 to 5 months.


Ah cool - Thanks for the tip :)

Dreamtargets
Oct 28, 2009, 08:51 AM
I don't want to upset you mouse-hugging types, but I'm probably not alone in this: I've been using PowerBooks and MacBooks for over fifteen years now and can't really see the point of a mouse.

Surely, Apple would have been better dispensing with the old house-brick pointing device altogether and gone for a sleek oversized trackpad that could grace the work-surface of any proud desktop Mac owner. Imagine the delight of those elegant sweeping gestures, performing like some crazy conductor of a Macintosh orchestra. :)

jonnyb
Oct 28, 2009, 09:06 AM
My partner, who is a relative technophobe and has no idea what is going on in the computer industry, came up to me while I was looking at the Magic Mouse webpage the other day.

He took one look at the mouse and said 'Why don't they just release a trackpad like I have on my MacBook?'

Now if he can see that why can't Apple?

Jason Beck
Oct 28, 2009, 10:47 AM
Fedex truck just pulled up and I got excited since Fedex always delivers my apple stuff. I was disappointed that it was just a letter and no magic mouse.

I also ordered day one....come on APPLE!!!!

Off topic, but last time Fedex came i was a happy camper too.
College sent me my Adobe Creative Suite cs4 Design Premium : )

Eric S.
Oct 28, 2009, 11:21 AM
I don't want to upset you mouse-hugging types, but I'm probably not alone in this: I've been using PowerBooks and MacBooks for over fifteen years now and can't really see the point of a mouse.

Obviously you never tried using the unibody's glass trackpad under Windows. :rolleyes:

pooryou
Oct 30, 2009, 08:34 AM
I seem to naturally lift my left finger off when I right click… I guess it's just easier that way.

Some people have trouble moving their fingers independently without extra effort, so for those people yeah no problem, their fingers move together anyway. For the rest of us it ranges from an annoyance to unusable.

TheSpaz
Oct 30, 2009, 09:19 AM
Some people have trouble moving their fingers independently without extra effort, so for those people yeah no problem, their fingers move together anyway. For the rest of us it ranges from an annoyance to unusable.

Then buy a different mouse? I've never seen someone who can't move their fingers separately.... and if you can't, then you obviously need a different mouse for your right-click needs. I'm betting the majority of people can move their fingers separately just fine.

corinhorn
Oct 30, 2009, 10:11 AM
+2

It's biggest fail hit me right away when they said "simply hold down the control key and...? I said WHAT and REALLY? where the heck is the pinch and expand gesture to zoom??Is it really that much harder to press control and scroll in order to zoom? BTW, this feature has ben in Mac OS X for several years. They may have kept it this way (via control or other modifier key) to keep the shortcut consistent. And being one who uses the zoom feature several times everyday, this method is much more effective than pinching.

DarkMCS
Oct 30, 2009, 11:00 AM
FeDex just delivered mine...

So far, it's a great mouse and a nice upgrade from the Mighty Mouse I had before.

brendon2020
Oct 30, 2009, 06:54 PM
just got back from the apple store and didn't seem to be worth the price. If it was self rechargeable i'd consider it, maybe i'll grab it later from the refurb store or buy it used.

scott523
Oct 30, 2009, 09:41 PM
I got my Magic Mouse from the store today and it seems like the top shell (especially the part near the Apple logo) isn't really secured well, like when I put a tiny bit of pressure on the mouse (not enough for it to click down), the shell feels a bit loose...? Anyone has this problem too? Think I should go get a new mouse?

Aadhil
Oct 30, 2009, 10:10 PM
I got my Magic Mouse from the store today and it seems like the top shell (especially the part near the Apple logo) isn't really secured well, like when I put a tiny bit of pressure on the mouse (not enough for it to click down), the shell feels a bit loose...? Anyone has this problem too? Think I should go get a new mouse?

Feels pretty solid to me. The Shell is glued on I think; maybe you got a mouse with less glue?

CQd44
Oct 30, 2009, 10:14 PM
Obviously you never tried using the unibody's glass trackpad under Windows. :rolleyes:

To be honest that sounds like it would be more of a driver issue.

MecPro
Oct 30, 2009, 11:05 PM
I don; know if it's been known/mentioned. But if I want to left or right click I need to physically click the whole mouse down till I hear a clicks. I thought it's responsive to touch only???

scott523
Oct 30, 2009, 11:07 PM
I got my Magic Mouse from the store today and it seems like the top shell (especially the part near the Apple logo) isn't really secured well, like when I put a tiny bit of pressure on the mouse (not enough for it to click down), the shell feels a bit loose...? Anyone has this problem too? Think I should go get a new mouse?
Feels pretty solid to me. The Shell is glued on I think; maybe you got a mouse with less glue?
Dam... I think I may have to return my mouse then. It just feels awkward feeling a click at the bottom and right half of the mouse because of a loose top shell.

I don; know if it's been known/mentioned. But if I want to left or right click I need to physically click the whole mouse down till I hear a clicks. I thought it's responsive to touch only???
Yes, you have to physically click the whole mouse until you hear/feel a click. There is no tap-to-click, but you scroll like you would on an iPhone.

SlasherDuff
Nov 18, 2009, 06:17 PM
i bought one this afternoon and just got it hooked up. So far, I miss the way the MM used to fit the contours of my hand, but I don't have to worry about the trackball getting stuck anymore. So far a nice sleek little mouse, worth what I paid for it.

elchipino
Nov 18, 2009, 07:50 PM
The magic Mus musculus has some weight to it due to the battery and that takes some getting use to. Sometimes I scroll when I don't intend to, this is not really that annoying but I've only had the mouse for a week:rolleyes:

ecualegacy
Nov 28, 2009, 10:58 AM
I'm amazed at all of the negative comments in this thread. What a bunch of spoiled babies.

I wish I could agree ... except that I have had the magic mouse for less than a week and either it or the wireless keyboard or BOTH are giving me carpal tunnel. I know that probably has something to do with my typing and mouse handling habits, but honestly, I don't have this problem at wrk with a regular old mouse and keyboard (without a pad at that) ... and I work literally about 12 hours a day at computer (2 jobs).

I'm really trying to find a way to make it work with the stuff my iMac came with because *they look soooo cool* and I love the touch only mouse. But I'm seriously considering selling them both and getting something my hands are more comfortable with. Maybe I'll give it another week ... :(

Ridge3000
Nov 29, 2009, 10:13 AM
This could be in line with there rumors about a buttonless remote, see leak:
www.bikkel.com

Bonsai1214
Nov 29, 2009, 02:00 PM
yeah, i'm not a fan of the keyboard (as it feels wayyy too small), but i tried out the mouse at the apple store over break, and it worked surprisingly well. you could have your middle finger on right click and still left click properly and scrolls too. back and forward worked very well, and the only thing that really irks me now is the lack of a open in new tab or a switch tabs in safari option. one or the other would be fine, but the exclusion of both is kinda a deal killer. but given the extra funds, i'd probably buy this for kicks.

Trek2100
Nov 29, 2009, 02:21 PM
When I first tried the wireless keyboard in the Apple store I was a little skeptical. After 5 days of use I love it. It's no different than any other keyboard except for the size without a number pad. The keys are very responsive and a pleasure to use. Now I actually have room on my desk for my Wacom Pen tablet and can reach it easily. I work on PC's everyday for up to 8 hours (since 1984) and my Mac at home every evening. This for me is the best keyboard I've ever used. I love the magic mouse as well. I have an Apple mouse (formerly known as the mighty mouse) that I use with my MBP. I don't really miss the extra buttons on the mighty mouse. I use hot corners to make up for the lack of buttons.

Ridge3000
Dec 6, 2009, 12:37 PM
This mouse looks very similar to a buttonless remote on: www.bikkel.com
Will this be the next Apple TV remote ?

giovanniP
Dec 27, 2009, 03:51 AM
Some software uses "non official" gestures (for example Adobe CS3, CS4) for fast scrolls (shift+swipe) or zoom (alt+swipe) that sometimes occurs in selecting or duplicating objects causing unwanted pan or zoom, because of unwanted little movements of your finger when shift and/or alt key is pressed. Before driver updates or "professional" alternatives i use two solutions:
1) software: applescript (that I can invoke with Fkey, using iKey software), which toggles swipe gesture on/off (substitute the word "Scorri" with the name of one finger swipe checkbox)

tell application "System Preferences" to activate
tell application "System Preferences" to reveal pane "Mouse"
tell application "System Events"
tell process "System Preferences"
click the checkbox "Scorri" of the first group of the window "Mouse"
end tell
end tell
tell application "System Preferences" to quit

2) "hardware" : a little sylicone disc (3 mm diameter, 1 mm or less height) glued (bi-adesive tape) on the surface of the magic mouse that creates a "swipe safe" zone, where I can click, beeing sure that no pan/zoom can occur.

Hope this can give a little help.
(Sorry for my poor english)

giovanniP
Dec 27, 2009, 03:52 AM
Sorry, duplicate post

dhis
Dec 28, 2009, 03:03 AM
I'm thinking about it......

Keniff
Dec 28, 2009, 04:55 AM
I have a bad habit of forgetting to turn wireless mouse's off, thus having to constantly buy batteries.
Anyone heard if there's word on a usb cable version to be released?

ChazUK
Dec 28, 2009, 05:06 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.6; en-us; Archos5 Build/Donut) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1)

I have a bad habit of forgetting to turn wireless mouse's off, thus having to constantly buy batteries.
Anyone heard if there's word on a usb cable version to be released?

We've had ours since the 1st of December and my wife always leaves ours switched on (she leaves for work after me) and I've found the battery life to be fantastic. We're using 2000mah Energiser rechargable batteries in it and they're still showing 46% charge after all this time. I don't know how accurate that charge meter is but it's already surpassed my battery expectations on rechargable batteries.

A wired option would be nice tho I do agree.

goodwilldrums
Feb 20, 2010, 12:08 AM
After finally being able to test the Magic Mouse, I have found that there is a middle click. But it ONLY works as a "3rd button". Meaning it only works for middle clicking links to open them in new tabs. In firefox, you can middle click tabs to close them as well. Also you can middle click in the middle of a webpage to scroll up and down. But I know a lot of users liked to use the middle click for other things like open up spaces and dashboard, etc.

But this mouse still leaves me without my "4th button", my "squeeze" feature that I use for expose to see all windows.


Sorry this post is so belated, I was just now able to really sit down and play with a magic mouse.

audiogates
Feb 20, 2010, 12:24 PM
Now I'm more of a smartphone junky so I'm going say I love this mouse, this was a great and I'll be getting one once it's released

lovematch
Feb 21, 2010, 03:12 AM
I've found that the mouse with Apple are all pretty useless, I will avoid buying this one, added to which £44 is a bit steep by comparisons of others available.

goodwilldrums
Feb 24, 2010, 06:45 PM
Everything has changed about magic mouse now that I've found this:

http://magicprefs.com/

Magic prefs have done it...completely changed my perspective of magic mouse...this is amazing!