Apple Magic Mouse

Hexiii

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I am thinking of buying the Magic Mouse, but there seem to be a lot of complaints about it so I am not sure whether to buy it or not.

Does the batteries really drain that fast?
Is it that uncomfortable?
Does it have short lifetime?
Does it click as the trackpad or is it only responding to touching?
Does it often lose connection?

I would buy different mouse but I can't live without the touch gestures anymore :)

Thanks for answers.
 
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Macman45

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I've used Magic Mice with my imac nad my MBP for years now without issue. In answer to the question about batteries, I use Eneloops, re-chargeables in both mice and my BT KB, cut's costs to almost nothing...I don't have connection drop out that you mention either.

Using the MM takes a little getting used to, as the swiping can be unfamiliar if you haven't used one before..Right and left clicks are pretty much the sam and scrolling is a joy without a wheel
 
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Hexiii

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I've used Magic Mice with my imac nad my MBP for years now without issue. In answer to the question about batteries, I use Eneloops, re-chargeables in both mice and my BT KB, cut's costs to almost nothing...I don't have connection drop out that you mention either.

Using the MM takes a little getting used to, as the swiping can be unfamiliar if you haven't used one before..Right and left clicks are pretty much the sam and scrolling is a joy without a wheel
I would be also using the rechargeable batteries so that won't be problem, but how often does it needs to change?

And I don't worry about the gestures, I get used to almost every mouse, so the comfortability question isn't the most important.
 

Macman45

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I would be also using the rechargeable batteries so that won't be problem, but how often does it needs to change?

And I don't worry about the gestures, I get used to almost every mouse, so the comfortability question isn't the most important.
It depends on how much you use the mouse and what for....I get about 10-15 days on a pair of Eneloops, they are rechargeable up yo 1500 times nad I have a dozen or so, the dedicated charger with 4 AA's costs about £12 UK or $19...No problem as long as you have a pair charged and ready to go.
 

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Does the batteries really drain that fast? Depends if you keep the power on all the time. I usually turn mine off after using it, so it lasts a pretty long time.
Is it that uncomfortable? It's different from a conventional mouse, but with gestures through BTT...it's pretty awesome.
Does it have short lifetime? Refer to first question.
Does it click as the trackpad or is it only responding to touching? Clicks like a regular mouse and you can tap. With BTT, touching and clicking gestures become seriously useful...it acts almost like the trackpad but on a mouse.
Does it often lose connection? No. It drops connection time to time, but click it a couple of times and you'll be good to go again.
I think youll be happy with the MM. You can probably get one here for ~$40.
 

Hexiii

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I think youll be happy with the MM. You can probably get one here for ~$40.
Alright, thank you. (The third question was about durability, if it breaks much.)

(Sorry for the second "o")

It depends on how much you use the mouse and what for....I get about 10-15 days on a pair of Eneloops, they are rechargeable up yo 1500 times nad I have a dozen or so, the dedicated charger with 4 AA's costs about £12 UK or $19...No problem as long as you have a pair charged and ready to go.
Thank you, too.
 

FluffyPop

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It seems to work about a month on a pair of cheap batteries so it's not bad at all. It's clicks like the trackpad, the entire touch surface is, in fact, clickable. Mine has never had any connection problems.

Many people dislike the magic mouse, but I like mine. It's not great for everything (some apps are still designed for a scroll wheel) but I love the smooth scrolling and the gestures. And it's much more precise than a trackpad.
 

Ifti

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Does the batteries really drain that fast? No, as long as you switch it off when not in use. Mine last absolutely ages!
Is it that uncomfortable? No, I got used to mine pretty quick and love it now.
Does it have short lifetime? No.
Does it click as the trackpad or is it only responding to touching? It clicks - right and left clicks. Then you use gestures for scrolling, going back and forward pages and screens, and more!
Does it often lose connection? Never. I always switch it on before I switch the system on, or bring it out of sleep, and its connected straight away.
 

Ifti

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It has right click? Or is it the two finger trackpad style?
You can use it as one button left click, or set it to a seperate right and left click, like a 'normal' mouse.

Dont confuse it completely with the trackpad. Think of it as a normal mouse with both mouse buttons, but with swipe gestures, rather then tap gestures. So scroll vertical and horizontal by moving your finder across it, swipe left and right for back and forward pages, 2 finger swipes, and so on. Its pretty customisable.
 

theSeb

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Is it that uncomfortable?
That really depends on you and the shape and size of your hands. You need to try it out since it is entirely subjective. Some people find it comfortable and some people don't. Nearly all gestures can be replicated with a keyboard shortcut and usually it's faster this way.
 

Hexiii

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That really depends on you and the shape and size of your hands. You need to try it out since it is entirely subjective. Some people find it comfortable and some people don't. Nearly all gestures can be replicated with a keyboard shortcut and usually it's faster this way.
Yeah, like I said, that's not such a problem.
 

wytwolf

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I bought one for my BMP yesterday and installed magicperf to give extra gestures. So far I like it. You have to hold it different then a reg mouse buy frees up a USB port. Looking at the Moshi charge dock for it now.
 

LeandrodaFL

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Yo should get the magic mouse

Yes, batteries go like crazy. But here is a solution to it. Rechargable batteries. Get a Sony recharger, it comes with 4x batteries and therefore you never run out of power again. The good thing is that the sony recharger also takes care of mini batteries (for your remote control)

Ergonomics are great, its insanely comfortable.

Lifetime is forever

Nativelly to OS X, it clicks and its not responsive to "tap" it has:

-left and right click
-scrolling horizontally, vertically, diagonally, every direction actually
-two finger swipe horizontally
-silent!!!!!!!!!!

Morevover, there are apps you can install that gives the magic mouse 3-finger, and 4 finger support and even "tap" and even hybrid combinations of gestures

It only loses connection when batteries dies.
 

Hexiii

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Oh! :D. It's pretty durable, but the glass on the top scratches really easy, so just be careful with that. I think you'll enjoy it...it's pretty damn useful in PS lol.
Oh, lol, I didn't mean that either :) I meant if it lasts long, because in the reviews they were complaining that it stopped working after a year.
 

Hexiii

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They might have been careless with it lol. I've had mine for 2yrs and it's great still. Try it out, I think you'll like it :D
OK :) Thank you all for your help.

Just a little final question... does it work on glass? I have glass desk and normal mouses/mice/pointing devices doesn't work on it. Sure it's no problem to buy a mouse pad, just asking. :)
 

Bug-Creator

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Since that raised a few ??? here too I've just tried it on part class room door and one in my cupboard.

The cupboard glass is like normal window glass, read near 100% clear, MM didn't work.

The glass in the door is the kind you can't really see through, worked o.k.

But neverless I would advice for some kind of mouspad anyway if not just for ergonomics than for not scratching you glass desk (and it will scratch no matter how good the glass is if you just push around a mouse in one spot long enough).
 

wabbit42

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I am thinking of buying the Magic Mouse, but there seem to be a lot of complaints about it so I am not sure whether to buy it or not.

Does the batteries really drain that fast?
Is it that uncomfortable?
Does it have short lifetime?
Does it click as the trackpad or is it only responding to touching?
Does it often lose connection?

I would buy different mouse but I can't live without the touch gestures anymore :)

Thanks for answers.
1. The batteries in mine last about a month (Apple rechargeables)

2. I don't find it uncomfortable

3. I have used it every day for the past 2 years and it is still fine

4. It clicks

5. Mine only loses connection when the battery runs out ;)
 

elpmas

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OK :) Thank you all for your help.

Just a little final question... does it work on glass? I have glass desk and normal mouses/mice/pointing devices doesn't work on it. Sure it's no problem to buy a mouse pad, just asking. :)
Uhm, from my experience...no lol. I could be wrong, but from my recollection, it won't work. But it works on almost anywhere.