Magic Mouse..... Not So Magical!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Rookie1986, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Rookie1986 macrumors 6502

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    A few weeks back my second Mighty Mouse packed in, since then I have been using a cheap £5 plug and play mouse from Argos. Today I was in town and spotted the Apple Magic Mouse, so I thought what the hell I'll give Apple one more try to see if they can make a decent mouse, I've now been using it for a few hours but just can't see what it really offers me over a normal £5 mouse from Argos, sure it has a few little extra "tricks" but thats all they are, I use my Mac 90% for Photo Editing and don't really notice any benefit to my work that I can't achieve with a regular cheaper mouse. I'm now having second thoughts and think I might return the mouse to the store,.

    Also on a side note, the mouse feels a little too small and almost un-ergonomic to hold. Most of the time it feels like you have to continuously reposition your hand while using it which is also a downside, has anyone else found this??

    /Rookie
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Have you tried Better Touch Tool? It isn't a good mouse for editing though, a normal 10£ mouse is a lot better. In general use, I love it. I have like 30 gestures so that I can do almost everything with it, other than typing of course :p
     
  3. Rookie1986 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think it might be returning to the store tomorrow and been replaced by something like a Razer DeathAdder.

    The only thing I can't complain about is the way the mouse looks, which is just beautiful!
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    You have 30 gestures for the mouse alone?

    Would you be so kind and share it? Or is there some special thread about this?

    I tried BTT with my iMac and MM and somehow BTT was responsible for having to restart every once in a while because no inout from any input device was registered, be it wireless or cabled.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I definitely would if I was on my Mac (or at home), I can PM you when I get back home ;) BTT has gotten a lot updates so could be worth it to give it another try
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    I will try the latest version, and a PM would be very welcome. Thanks.

    And you're not home yet? It's night and you are on the road and still able to use that www? Taxis have come a long way since that Night on Earth.
     
  7. Rookie1986 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I still haven't managed to bring myself to return the mouse, I just don't know what it is..... a part of me wants to "Learn" to get use to it as it just looks so awesome

    I can't make up my mind lol!!!
     
  8. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    I have a Razer DeathAdder for about two year and never had any problem with it. I have to agree that magic mouse is very cool but for my, ergonomics is way more important that the looks for me.
     
  9. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    Magic Mouse is great and even better with MagicPrefs.
     

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