Magic Mouse sucks.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by djsound, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    It looks nice but. It sucks.

    1 - To much contact surface area sitting on those two bar things under it...it doesn't slide easily.

    2 - The click is to loud.

    3 - Heavy.

    That's all. :D
     
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  3. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    I took possession of my first Magic Mouse yesterday, and I'm very glad I paid next-to-nothing for it. The scrolling is indeed magic but the mouse basically refuses to move, regardless of the surface it's placed on. Which is quite a fundamental flaw for a mouse, really.
     
  4. yukyuklee macrumors 6502

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    lol the magic trackpad is the best! if you are looking for a good mouse go for logitech. the magic mouse has a nice concept of using the gestures but other than that the mouse it crap
     
  5. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's a shame. The scrolling is absolutely beautiful, but – ignoring the fact that the glides on the bottom seem designed to make it immovable – the shape feels all wrong in the hand.

    Have ordered some gaming glides to see if that improves the movement, but in the meantime I'm using my trusty MS Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500: nasty/noisy/notchy scrolling, but it handles like a dream.

    I suspect I'm going to dislike any 2x AA battery mouse, which seems to be most of them these days.
     
  6. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ya the batteries just make it heavier....its a huge fail. =) I am actually using a old school MS mouse (I hate to say) and its super smooth , quiet and light. =) Ugly but it works perfect.
     
  7. yukyuklee macrumors 6502

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    I've tried using teflon tape with a icemat the mouse still sucks... doesn't improve the movement at all. I'm using the Logitech Anywhere Mouse and the trackpad
     
  8. rrl macrumors 6502

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  9. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry but I wouldn't be caught dead with that sitting on my desk haha. My house is nice.
     
  10. rrl macrumors 6502

    rrl

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    Forget the desk, put that thing on the coffee table.
     
  11. talmy macrumors 601

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    If you think the Magic Mouse is bad, try an older Mighty Mouse. Mighty poor.
     
  12. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Apple keys and mice/mouse/magik mystic whatever always suck.
    Why is this news?

    OK - Apple Extended Keyboard II was Epic, but that was the early 90s ;)
     
  13. PatrickVogeli macrumors newbie

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    It seems I'm the only one that likes his magic mouse?? I have no trouble moving it, guess I'm lucky.

    I also love the keyboard, though I've been using laptops for years now and got used to not using a keypad / having a "smaller" keyboard.
     
  14. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    That is really something... It looks like a concept model for a Star Wars vehicle.
     
  15. bwsteg macrumors 6502

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    I have issues with the magic mouse in the sense that after I wake the imac from sleeping, the scrolling no longer works until I restart the imac. Anyone have any solutions? Thanks
     
  16. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    When did Apple ever make a good mouse? Never!
     
  17. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    wonder why they can't make a decent mouse or keyboard
     
  18. bwsteg macrumors 6502

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    I think I found a solution.

    The issues seems to be when the computer goes to sleep and the hard drive shuts off after sometime, it loses bluetooth connection. I disabled that option and it seems to be working now...
     
  19. cynics macrumors G4

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    No. I also like it a lot although I'll admit its not the best for gaming.

    Much better then the my Logitech K400r trackpad. I use that when Airplaying in the living room because its got decent range and it cheap enough to be disposable if I were to drop it and break it.
     
  20. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    They could make the best IF they had interest. That's the trick
     
  21. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder why they don't. What's their advantage not doing so?
     
  22. JoelBC macrumors 6502a

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    You have to give the magic mouse some time...

    When I first bought my MBA I also bought a magic mouse and returned it within two days for all the reasons listed above.

    When I got a magic mouse as a gift I decided to try it a second time only this time I used it for a week straight and now really like it...I have used many mice over the years -- some very costly -- but can honestly say that the magic mouse, on my MBA, is my favourite.
     
  23. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Because recent Macs are designed for touch pads, not mice.
     
  24. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    As if Apple doesn't know many users prefer a mouse...
     
  25. talmy macrumors 601

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    The majority of recent Macs have built-in touch pads, of course. But they are still designed for, and work fine with mice, and IMHO actually work best with the Magic Mouse over others (I don't game -- I think that makes a difference).

    I tried out a Magic Trackpad in the Apple Store on a 27" iMac and found it too difficult to do fine control because it was too small for the screen resolution. The Magic Mouse does much better and still has some gesture support. It's quite nice combined with BetterTouchTool.
     

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