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Average: 5 (2 votes)

fyyrest0rm's picture
Written on Sunday, November 10, 2013
Pros: comfortable, gestures, great range, wireless
Cons: battery life, cost

When I bought my Mac Mini computer, the first Mac I had ever purchase, everyone kept telling me that I needed to get the Magic Mouse. I figured one mouse was just as good as any other, but I gave in to peer pressure and ordered it. Needless to say, they were right. I absolutely love this mouse.

Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Magic Mouse

The Apple Magic Mouse is a wireless (Bluetooth) mouse that uses AA batteries. The thing that is instantly noticeable is that there doesn't appear to be any buttons. This isn't quite true. Granted, there are no traditional buttons on the Magic Mouse, but they are there. They're just sort of hidden. In fact, most of the mouse itself acts as a button if you press it. By changing one simple setting in the Mac settings panel the Magic mouse can perform both left and right mouse clicks, just like any other mouse.

Where the Magic Mouse stands apart from all the rest, however, is the touch-sensitive surface. The entire surface of the mouse is touch sensitive, and uses gestures to do certain things. For instance, swiping left or right on the mouse's surface can, if enabled, switch between open windows, or go backwards or forward in a browser. If that wasn't enough, scrolling is done by using an up and down gesture on the surface of the mouse.

Overall the mouse is very comfortable and easy to use. In fact, after using the Magic Mouse for only an hour, I needed to use a regular mouse on another computer for a moment, and it felt horrible in my hand. The only real drawback is battery life. The mouse eats through batteries like crazy (a week or so with a new set), but that is to be expected with a Bluetooth device.

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