Should I Buy the Apple Magic Mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Omar El-Etr, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Omar El-Etr macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2012
    well.. I tried the apple magic mouse at that store and I liked it's design and the multitouch gestures but some review said it's a bit slow and not worth the money so what do you recommend?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you tried it and liked it, then buy it.

    I have one and I like it.
  3. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    As the above poster said, if you like it then buy it. You are going to get mixed results. Some people like
    It and some don't. Me personally, I don't. I prefer the Logitech anywhere mouse.

    Good luck.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I love my Magic Mouse
    I have one for home and one at work (I commute with my MBA)

    Best Mouse I have ever used
  5. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Depends what your primary use for it will be. Productivity, gaming or general web.
    There are far better mice out there.
    Apple's pointing devices have always been very hit and miss.
    The "Magic" Mouse wins on looks, but I have found it hinders precise work with apps such as Rhino 3D or ArchiCad.

    Since you have a trackpad you can use that for gestures and get a mouse like the Logitech MX series.

    IMHO, of course. ;)
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I really like mine. Get yourself some Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries to go with it so you never have to buy more batteries.

    I have never found it to be slow in any way.
  7. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I switched to PC a few months ago and one thing I've been missing is the Magic Mouse. With BetterTouchTool, that thing was unbeatable. You could easily have over 20 gestures for it and it was still very usable. Now I'm stuck with two extra buttons.

    In some cases, Magic Mouse is a bit slower than other mice but I still found it better.
  8. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Many find the Magic Mouse too "flat" for long term use. Personally one of the reasons I prefer the Mac platform is the Magic Trackpads on the notebooks and otherwise I prefer to use a trackball or pen tablet.

    :confused: It's easy enough to install a BT adapter and the Apple drivers to get a Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad installed on Windows 7?!? Is it just the OS X gestures you are missing?

  9. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I know I could use it as a regular mouse but to be honest, Magic Mouse sucks without the gestures. It's true that it's not the most comfortable mouse too.
  10. Boogsephine macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    I hated mine at first because I wasn't used to the gestures you could do on it. It came with my iMac and I really didn't have time to go and buy the trackpad so I just sucked it up.

    A few months later and I'm still using my Magic mouse. I haven't done any editing in a while so I'm going to continue to use this until I start doing that again.

    All in all, not a bad device! If you're thinking about buying one, just go and try one at your local Best Buy or Apple Store.
  11. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    "well.. I tried the apple magic mouse at that store and I liked it's design and the multitouch gestures but some review said it's a bit slow and not worth the money so what do you recommend?"

    Before you settle on the Magic Mouse, I recommend that you try some Logitech mice, particularly the higher-end ones.

    They're wonderful "critters" -- much better than any Apple mouse I've used....
  12. Takashi macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    I like the looks, but I don't like the ergonomics of it. It feels like I am sliding a piece of flat plastic around the table. I do like the "wheel-less" design since that wheel can get dirty very easily.
  13. rebby macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2008
    I bought one and really liked it but found that, in the end, it's just easier to use the onboard trackpad so mine just sits in my closet. Of course, if you have a Pro or a Mini, that's not really an option...
  14. Hestian macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2009
    Had one since it first came out---absolutely terrific mouse ----no dirt issues-----just do normal everyday stuff---no gaming...also just got trackpad--works great too...
  15. d.steve macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Slow? For what? Games? I haven't noticed anything slow about it, but I don't play games. So, I don't think it's an issue in the least for general use.

    I really like the Magic Mouse a lot, and hate having to use standard 3+ button/wheel mice anymore. but YMMV.


    Or slow on tracking speed? That can be adjusted.
  16. srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    I bought one with my MBP, but to be honest prefer the trackpad. This was my first mac and hadn't realised quite how functional the trackpad would be.
  17. sammjordan macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    Unless you'll be bringing it around with you wherever you go, I'd spend a little bit more and get a magic trackpad..worth the upgrade
  18. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    NZ, South Pacific
    It's good for some thing. Not good for others. But like already mentioned, if you like it, buy it.
  19. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    I like the Magic Mouse. I have read a lot of negative comments about it, but I enjoy using it. I also like the trackpad on my MBA. It seems that apple is pushing more toward the trackpad. i.e. there seem to be more gestures on the trackpad. I am considering getting a trackpad for my iMac to use in addition to the MM. I am keeping the mouse because I find it hard to do smaller more precise things with the trackpad.

    If you like it, buy it. :)
  20. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    I love the magic mouse. Slow ? For me no problem. I don't do any gaming with the mouse and for photo post processing, Xcode, mail, whatever else I do it's perfect. I wish I could use the same at my company W7 desktop with all gestures.
  21. chrisvee macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Go find one and give it a try, and see for yourself! Ultimately, it is you who is making the purchase, right? :p

    In any case, I was thinking of getting one myself a little while back, but I ended up swaying away from the Magic Mouse. Mainly because of its non-ergonomic design - it felt HORRIBLE in my hand! Of course, that would depend on how large your hands are, or how you hold your mouse.

    I ended up getting a Razer Orochi, and I am quite happy with it! It can use bluetooth OR be wired via a removable USB cable. I got it on sale too! :D
  22. wassal43 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2011

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