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Review: Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse

The last computer peripheral I need to replaced before having a complete Apple setup was my mouse. For many years, I have been extremely fond of Logitech mice. Ergonomics, performance and features. Logitech mice have it all. When the MX1000 was released, I was the first guy in my dorm to get one and have never regretted the purchase. The MX1000 and G5, my current mouse, both use ILDs or Injection Laser Diodes instead of LEDs, commonly referred to as simply “optical” when talking about mice.

Laser mice provide the precision I need when dealing with pixel-sensitive projects in Photoshop and now I only use Laser mice. However, there are a few problems with my Logitech G5 mouse. First off, it’s wired and now that I’m using a MacBook, portability is a must, that is being hindered by the need to constantly unplug and plug it in. Even with the MX1000 that is a problem as it uses a big dock. The solution is a wireless mouse that can operate seamlessly with the integrated Bluetooth of all Macs. Sometime last week Apple solved this problem by releasing the upgraded and wireless version of the first multi-button Apple mouse, the Mighty Mouse.

Tech Specs

Unlike the wired Mighty Mouse, the wireless Mighty Mouse uses a laser sensor instead of an optical one. It also uses the Bluetooth protocol and does not require any sort of dock or dongle so you can take it from Mac to Mac and mouse around flawlessly. It’s powered by two AA batteries, but there is an interesting feature. it can operate with just one or two batteries. Pretty nifty if you ask me. use two batteries for endurance or one for nimble, lightweight mousing. Speaking of batteries, the wireless Mighty Mouse comes with 2 Energizer Lithium AA-sized batteries. The fact that they were lithium was a nice surprise as they should last a long time. The use of AA batteries is also great for traveling; should the batteries die on your trip to Europe, you can find replacements at any convenience store. The wireless Mighty Mouse comes in at a retail price of 69, which is inline with other mice of its caliber.

Laser Technology

If you’ve never used a laser mouse, now is the time to start. Mice using laser technology instead of optical are not only much more accurate. Optical mice work by bouncing light off the object you’re mousing on and detecting the reflection. With laser mice, the beam that it shoots is much smaller, therefore it can detect more detail in the surface it’s on. The result: you can mouse on just about any surface from glass counter tops to steel tables. I know that one of the older, optical mice I had at school struggled with the obscure wood grain patterns on my desk but that’s all a non-issue with laser mice. The only bad thing about the wireless Mighty Mouse using a laser tracking system is that you won’t be able to get this cool easter egg.

Buttons

The wireless Mighty Mouse has the ability to left-click, right-click, middle-click and scroll in any direction (if you have set 360 degree mode in Sys Prefs). There is also the ability for one more action of your choice. Through the bundled software you can tie any action, such as opening the Dashboard, to the two squeeze buttons on the side of the Mighty Mouse. While there are two buttons on the side, they only trigger one action. However, I needed to squeeze them with more force than I’d like to get them to “click.” You must really have a burning desire to open the Dashboard to squeeze for it. Maybe they’ll break in and get easier to squeeze down the line.

With the bundled software, you can customize many aspects of the mouse as well as keep track of its battery life.

Clicks on the wireless Mighty Mouse are strong while providing ample tactile feedback. You will never experience a “did it click?” moment. However, the downside to this comes with the fact that it is a tad loud for clicking. This is not the kind of mouse you want when computing at 4am while your roommate, only a few feet away, is sleeping. In this case, using the wireless Mighty Mouse will get you a pillow to the head.

One thing to be noted about the left and right click is that they are actuated on a seamless top shell of the mouse. Never having used a Mighty Mouse before, I thought that it would be hard to distinguish between a right and left click. Fortunately, none of that was true so when I want to right-click, I always get a right-click. But I have noticed one thing: since the mouse detects clicks via its touch-sensitive surface, it is almost impossible to get a right-click without taking your finger off the left-click. This might be a deal breaker for some.

The absolute best part of the mouse is the scroll ball. Yup, that’s right. bye bye scroll wheel. The scroll ball, not much larger than a BB, rolls around with exceptional ease. Although, I do wish it was slightly larger as controlling it with any accuracy would be a little difficult with larger hands. I also wish that the scroll ball had some kind of feedback. With most other mice, the scroll wheel has distinctive “clicks” by which you can tell how far you’ve scrolled.

The middle-click function of the scroll ball is a little unique from most middle-click actions on other mice. Lightly pushing on the scroll ball to the point where it is depressed does not activate a middle-click. I actually find this to be great. Instead, you must click harder, to the point where a regular click is also set-off. It’s a bit hard to explain. go to an Apple Store and see for yourself. Just a tiny detail.

Ergonomics

Apple’s wireless Mighty Mouse is far from the massive size and weight of the MX1000 or G5 (the included lithium batteries in the wireless MM are considerably lighter than standard-issue alkalines). The shape of the mouse was one thing I was worried about before purchasing it. I had always preferred mice shaped for right handed users created with thumb-rests as the G5 had. However, after using the Mighty Mouse for about an hour, I didn’t really seem to mind the symmetric shape. Compared to most mice, the Mighty Mouse rests low so you are almost using it with your hand completely flattened out. If this is your first time with an Apple mouse, expect some time to get used to it until mousing at your usual proficiency.

The mouse slides around with ease thanks to the the teflon-like border on the bottom.

Reasons to Buy It

One of those “this is why I love Apple” features is the power switch on the underside of the wireless Mighty Mouse. When switched off, the laser sensor is fully covered, making it safe to pop in your messenger back and head out the door to class not worrying about scratching or otherwise sullying the delicate sensor.

Performance of the mouse is as you would expect with most Apple products. spot on. There is also no noticeable lag when using the mouse energetically.

Verdict

At 69, Apple’s Wireless Mighty Mouse is not for everyone. It is made with mobility in mind and is ideal for MacBook/MacBook Pro users on the run. There’s no need for the monotonous plugging in of USB cords as with other mice. For the right person and application, the wireless Mighty Mouse is a solid, well-designed product. Don’t listen to what TUAW says in their review.

However, if you’re hoping that the wireless Mighty Mouse is the missing link between USB mouse accuracy and bluetooth portability, I hate to say: you’ll have to continue on your quest.TUAW

I couldn’t disagree more (plus the author likes the old Microsoft Intellimouse!). Unlike his synopsis, I find the wireless Mighty Mouse to have comparable performance to wired laser mice. It might not have the on-the-fly DPI adjustment and customizable weights of my G5, but the wireless Mighty Mouse provides a reliable, non-jittery mousing experience. If you live near an Apple store, go check out the wireless Mighty Mouse in person.

Apple Mighty Mouse MB112LL/B Optical Wired Mouse White A1152

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Apple Mighty Mouse

  • Jacqui Cheng
  • 08/3/2005 2:30 am
  • Categories: TechView non-AMP version at arstechnica.com

Introduction

Apple Mighty Mouse Manufacturer: Apple (product page) System requirements: Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP, free USB port Price: US49.00 The debate over one-button versus multibutton mice has become extremely heated at times and has roots going back for almost as long as mice have been around. Proponents for both sides claim that their mice are “easier to use” and promote productivity, although I am not personally aware of any extensive human-computer interface (HCI) studies done on multibutton mice that have come out in their favor. However, regardless of the results of various usability studies, the tech world refuses to relent and geeks around the world demand the versatility of the multibutton mice that they’ve come to know and love, just not from Apple. Critics have long teased Apple users for their distinct lack of mouse buttons, and Apple users are constantly attempting to either defend themselves by saying “nuh uh, I bought a separate multi-button mouse!” or by taking the trickier route of attempting to explain the HCI theories behind one-button mice, all the while secretly resenting Apple for putting us into that position. Well, the day has finally come. Unless you’ve been stuck in an elevator for the past 24 hours, you’ve heard that Apple has released a multi-button mouse called the Mighty Mouse, breaking their usual stance of sticking to the ol’ one-button wonder for simplicity’s sake. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a production model and have been mousing away ever since I got it. The out-of-box experience is about the same as usual for Apple—smallish, simple box with the mouse nested neatly in the center on a bed of foam, awaiting my peeling off of its plastic to be used. The Mighty Mouse is the exact same size as the current Apple Pro Mouse and same shape as well—pill-shaped and rounded. In fact, if not for the scroll ball on top, one might easily mistake it for a white Apple Pro mouse upon first glance. Inside the box is a CD with software for OS X and a small manual.

Hey, it’s a mouse in a box!

Initial impressions

The mouse itself has four “buttons”: left, right, side squeeze buttons, and the scroll ball (which also acts as a button). The cord is a bit short, as usual for Apple, at about 27 inches. No, there is no Bluetooth on this mouse, which is already being cited as a serious drawback. However, all logic points to Apple releasing a Bluetooth version of this mouse in the (hopefully) near future. It wouldn’t make sense for them not to.

“Installation,” if you can call it that, was as simple as plugging the mouse’s USB cable into the USB port on the computer. Both OS X and Windows XP recognized it immediately and I was able to start using the mouse without having to install any software. Both operating systems also allowed me to immediately use the right-click and scrolling functions as well without installing the software, which was a nice bonus. On the Mac, I could horizontally scroll as well, but not on Windows. I could not use the squeezy buttons or the scroll ball button without installing the drivers from the CD on the Mac and Apple has not released drivers for Windows at all. Software installation was quick, but required a system restart after finishing.

Old and busted, new hotness

The new mouse controls can be found under the System Preferences in the same location as the usual Mouse preferences, but there are now drop-down boxes for programming each button of the mouse to do as I please. I noticed that after the installation of the drivers from the CD, the default preferences now show that both the left and right buttons are programmed as the “Primary button,” or left-click. At first, I was unsure of my feelings about Apple making this setting the default, but I eventually decided that this was a wise move for those who do not wish to, or are unable to, use their mouse in a multi-button fashion — more on that later. The default programming for the scroll ball is to see the Dashboard in Tiger, and the squeezy buttons for Expose.

Tweaking Mighty Mouse’s settings

Usage

Usage of the mouse is typical for an optical mouse. If you’ve ever used an Apple Pro mouse, it’s just about exactly the same in almost every way except for the extra button functionality. The very first thing I noticed was the subject of the most controversy after the initial announcement was made: where are the wacky sounds!? Well, there are no wacky sounds.

Aural feedback

As it turns out, Apple blew the description of its “aural feedback” and “touch sensitivity” out of proportion and led most of us to believe that 1) there was some sort of speaker built into the mouse with synthetic mouse sounds coming out of it, and 2) the shell might be solid-state touch-sensitive like our beloved iPod wheels. That is overly exaggerated—I even stuck my ear up to the mouse while using it for several minutes to be sure (and received a few strange glances in the process).

Like the Apple Pro Mouse, the upper shell depresses when you press on it in various places with your finger(s), and the clicking noise is an actual, real clicking noise that is not any different from the clicking noise I’m getting right now with the Microsoft Intellimouse on my Windows XP box. At first, I was absolutely convinced that none of the sounds coming from the mouse were fake, but after receiving some user Комментарии и мнения владельцев and performing a more thorough investigation, I have found that to be only partially true. The scroll ball has a subtle clicking sound as you roll it, which sounds extremely natural while using the mouse, but if you test it without the mouse being plugged in, you find that the sound is in fact not coming from the mouse’s movements itself. Additionally, there is a very faint click (which was difficult to hear in a relatively quiet office environment) associated with the side squeeze buttons that also does not exist when the mouse is unplugged. The initial uproar over the idea of the speaker and synthetic sounds had us all convinced that there would be loud, horrible, and campy mouse sounds being emitted from our mice, but that was absolutely not the case. Frankly, I was almost a little disappointed that I would not be able to make fun of those “features!”

Squeezy side buttons

Forward-looking side buttons

After getting over my feelings of loss over the lack of cheesy synthetic mouse sounds, the second thing I noticed while playing around with the buttons is that the squeezy side buttons are positioned too high up on the mouse for me to use with ease, but this may be due to the way I position my hand on the mouse. Intially, their position made me a lot less inclined to use their functionality since I have to actually move my hand up—and in the process, move fingers around and make an entire production out of it—in order to squeeze.

I also find that while the other buttons provide a very good amount of touch and aural feedback to the user, the squeeze buttons do not whatsoever except for an extremely faint clicking noise and I find myself squeezing harder and harder until I realize that my screen has been going back and forth in Expose for 20 seconds. While I can’t say that I’m crazy about the squeezy buttons, I’ve become more accustomed to using them.

Point and click

Clicking is almost exactly what one would expect from any multi-button mouse; there are very few surprises (but some that may be considered big ones). When you left click, it left clicks. When you right click, it right clicks and contextual menus pop up, the same ones that have always popped up for you if you’ve used a multi-button mouse on your Mac before. If you have gamely stuck it out with the Apple Pro Mouse, it’s the same one that comes up when you hold down the control button and click.

When you press both buttons at the same time or simply depress the top half of the mouse, it left clicks. I consider this to be a very important point, as much of the recent debate about this mouse has revolved around whether it would be a good mouse solution to package with new Mac products in the future, therefore having to still “just work” for those who desire the one-button simplicity and not confusing those people when they start seeing unexpected contextual menus popping up. I think it would be very difficult to accidentally right-click this mouse, as most one-button users simply click on the left side with their index fingers or click in the center, which would still yield a left click.

Finally, as already mentioned above, the default settings for the mouse are for both buttons to left click, so this makes the discussion moot unless a multi-button user and a one-button user were sharing the same user account. In my opinion though, that scenario would be able to exist very smoothly and peacefully, in this case.

Some readers have brought up the question of whether you are able to right-click while still physically touching the left side of the mouse. The answer to that question is “sort of.” As it turns out, the top part of the shell is touch sensitive to a point, which was not immediately obvious to me upon first blush. I tested right-clicking with varying degrees of skin contact on the left side of the mouse and you can’t be touching it “too much” on the left side before the right click gives up and you’re now left clicking. Of course, the mouse works most predictably when you hover your index finger (if you are right-handed) above the mouse as you right-click with your middle or ring fingers, which is apparently what I do naturally but some other users do not. The line at which the threshold is drawn is rather blurry and it’s hard to really know exactly how much touching is too much. The only clear solution I have for this is to recommend going down to an Apple Store in person to try it out and determine whether your subtle mousing habits will make this work for you or not.

Round and round we scroll

The scroll ball is the best part, if I must say so myself. As a matter of fact, I absolutely love it. Like a very miniature trackball built into the top of the mouse shell, it is extremely smooth and can move in all directions. Unlike most scroll wheels, there is no obviously distinctive clicking in the movement of the scroll ball, but it still provides just enough user feedback to keep you from questioning whether it’s moving.

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Behold the scroll wheel. and the short cord

Apple’s product page for the Mighty Mouse brags that you can do 360-degree sweeps and scroll at a 45-degree angle, but my experience on three different machines says that’s not quite the case. While trying to scroll at 45º in Photoshop, the diagonal scrolling leaves a bit to be desired. Horizontal and vertical scrolling is smooth as usual, and 360º sweeps seem to work alright as long as “360 degrees” means something more like “scrolling in a square-shaped pattern.” You can control the speed of the scrolling (not independently, however) in the Mouse System Prefs.

Conclusion

When all is said and done, all of the the Apple PR on the Mighty Mouse product page is a bit much. As a poster in the Mac Ach succinctly observed, “this thing isn’t as revolutionary as one may think. It’s just nice to have an Apple mouse with a frickin’ scroll button and right click.”

To bring us back to the old HCI argument, Mac users are now debating whether Apple should be shipping these with new systems. One-button proponents are very concerned for their users and family members becoming just as confused now while using the Mac as they are on the PC with too many button choices and too many unexpected things happening on the screen.

Multibutton proponents think that, unless Apple packages it with new systems, this whole move is essentially meaningless to the gangs of geeks who are already addicted to very sophisticated multibutton mice, and that Apple is merely attempting to steal business away from companies who already sell multibutton mice independent of computer systems.

Here’s my take on that subject: I think Apple should package the Mighty Mouse with new Macs. You would never know, even accidentally, that it wasn’t a one-button mouse unless, well, you knew. If you click both buttons at the same time or just press on the mouse shell altogether, it acts as a left-click. If you click on the right side, you get a contextual menu. Only after loading the software and intentionally clicking on the right side does the contextual menu pop up, and that’s assuming that you’ve changed the Mouse preferences from the default setting to allow the right-click button to do something other than left-click. This allows for a great deal of versatility for one mouse—still allowing one-button users to use it in exactly the same way as before without being much the wiser, and multi-button users to be able to use it in a more productive fashion. This, above all else, is what I believe to be the most significant revelation regarding the Mighty Mouse.

Pros

  • Smooth, multi-directional scroll ball
  • Easily usable for both single- and multibutton mouse lovers
  • Plug-and-play on both Mac OS X and Windows XP with most functionality
  • Subtle mousing sounds, mild aural feedback

Cons

  • Poor positioning of side squeeze buttons
  • Little-to-no user feedback for squeeze buttons
  • Short cord
  • No Bluetooth

Magic Mouse Review (2022 Edition): Inspecting the Updated Design

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Despite all the urban legends, Steve Jobs didn’t invent the computer mouse (you can learn more about the history here). But he was responsible for popularizing them. During his tenure at Apple, Jobs helped develop and launch countless iterations of computer mice, culminating in what some argue was the most innovative peripheral of its era — the original Magic Mouse.

The original Magic Mouse was revolutionary, incorporating a Broadcom Bluetooth chipset, an enhanced laser sensor, and never-before-seen gesture controls. But Jobs knew that technology moves quickly, and you have to continue innovating or get left behind. Tragically, he died shortly after the mouse’s release, taking his knowledge and magic with him.

The company just updated the Magic Mouse for 2022, and it still retains the same shell and basic functionality as the original 12-year-old model. In this Magic Mouse review, I’ll show you what happened and where Apple went wrong.

Magic Mouse Pros Cons

  • Updated 2022 variant includes few new features
  • Charges via an outdated Lightning port
  • Charging port is on the bottom of the mouse
  • Long, strip-like mouse feet glide poorly

Magic Mouse

  • Connects to your macOS and iPadOS devices via Bluetooth and USB-C
  • Apple’s laser sensor features a 90 Hz report rate and tracks at a reasonable 1,300 DPI
  • Multi-Touch surface supports gesture controls, including swiping and scrolling down pages

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How Well Does the Magic Mouse Perform?

Although the Magic Mouse has undoubtedly lost much of its magic, the iconic peripheral still has some redeeming qualities. The laser sensor is highly accurate on most surfaces, the ambidextrous design is exceptionally accessible, and the mouse incorporates that sweet silvery-white Apple aesthetic. But even with these features in mind, the Magic Mouse still feels like an outdated peripheral.

In the following sections of the Magic Mouse review, I’ll break down its performance under several vital categories. Let’s start by looking at a mouse’s most important quality: its responsiveness tracking.

Responsiveness Tracking

The Magic Mouse syncs with your Mac or iPad like a wand to its wizard. Simply take it out of the box, turn on Bluetooth pairing, and your Apple device will recognize it near-instantaneously. importantly, the Magic Mouse is extraordinarily reliable, never skipping out or losing connection while paired.

Unfortunately, the Bluetooth connection is more tortoise than hare. Although you shouldn’t have problems with web browsing or general software applications, the 90 Hz report rate is much slower than the industry-standard 125 Hz. While this may seem inconsequential, the Magic Mouse ends up with a 40ms response time from click to on-screen action. It’s a definite no-go for gaming, and I’d even hesitate to recommend the 40ms response time to illustrators and designers who expect their creations to come alive with each stroke.

Fortunately, cursor movement is quite accurate, and it moves at a fairly reasonable 1,300 DPI (dots per inch). While this is a little sluggish for my liking, most users should find it fast enough for everyday tasks and slow enough to offer reasonable control over cursor placement. If you need to go slower (you probably don’t), you can also adjust it via Apple’s built-in mouse settings panel.

Lastly, there are Apple’s Multi-Touch controls. While the nature of this technology leads to some inevitable delay, I’m still a massive fan. Mouse gesturing feels intuitive, effective, and lots of fun. Use your fingers to scroll down pages or swap between Windows with a single swipe. For a complete list of Multi-Touch controls, check out this official resource.

Comfort Ergonomics

Although I’m a minimalist, comfort and ergonomic functionality come before aesthetic design. Sadly, it seems like the RD folks at Apple placed all their emphasis on simplicity without a second thought for comfort or ergonomics. There’s no thumb or pinky support, and you can’t even rest your palm on the mouse, or your fingers end up dangling over the front edge. Instead, you’ll need to rely on a fingertip grip, which is far from comfortable for most users.

But it’s not all bad news. I love how the small frame supports all hand sizes, small to large. What’s more, the mouse’s unique one-button design is fully ambidextrous, providing a suitable foundation for lefties and righties alike. Clicking on the center button also provides excellent spring for better responsiveness and sensory feedback.

While I typically prefer a slightly textured surface — even a matte plastic — I do enjoy the Magic Mouse’s acrylic top. It feels buttery-smooth to the touch and provides a lovely surface for resting your fingertips or gesturing around your desktop. Grip is an issue, however. Your only option is to grab the Magic Mouse by its sides, pressing your fingers into the minuscule gap between the acrylic surface and aluminum undershell. It may go without saying, but this is extraordinarily uncomfortable for extended work sessions.

Construction Design

Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, did an excellent job building a robust, pro-grade mouse. Shatter-proof acrylic and sturdy aluminum have never looked so good, and the silvery-white tone blends well with the entire Apple ecosystem. It’s the ideal pairing for your new M1 MacBook or iPad.

The Magic Mouse’s durability and slim profile also make it excellent for travel. In fact, I’d argue that the Magic Mouse is among the best travel mice on the market. It’s easy to slip in a bag and take on the commuter train or slip out once you get to work.

Unfortunately, there are a couple of problems with the design. Although the Magic Mouse has been rechargeable ever since the 2016 update, it still incorporates a Lightning charge port — an outdated standard, easily bested by USB-C. Even more problematic, the charging port is on the bottom of the mouse! Yes, you have to flip the mouse upside down to charge it, meaning you’ll need to stop and break from your activities every time it runs out of juice.

The mouse’s feet are another big problem. The Magic Mouse features two long plastic skates to glide around on — yet it hobbles more than it glides. These plastic skates are among the worst I’ve experienced, and I can’t believe that Apple hasn’t updated these awful feet.

Our Verdict of the Magic Mouse

The original Magic Mouse was a game-changer. It came to fruition back when most mice were still tethered by wires, and the simple design offered an ideal solution just as everything was becoming more portable. But it’s not 2009 anymore.

We’re in the 2020s now, yet Apple has hardly changed a thing on the Magic Mouse. The biggest update in 12 years was moving from AA batteries to a rechargeable one. While I can’t knock Apple’s commitment to a more sustainable design philosophy, that’s hardly even an upgrade.

Although accurate, the Magic Mouse’s 90 Hz report rate and 40ms response times are a joke. To put it in perspective, 40ms is double that of SitWorkPlay’s favorite wireless mouse, the Logitech MX Master 3. Instead of innovating, Apple is trailing the competition from a mile behind.

The Magic Mouse also suffers from a lack of comfort and ergonomics. Although I applaud the ambidextrous design and lovely tactile button, Apple gets nearly everything else wrong. You have to hold onto the mouse with just your fingertips, and there’s no thumb or pinky ledge for extra support.

Now, don’t get me wrong: I love how the Magic Mouse looks. The classy aesthetic is quintessential Apple. It’s also built like a tank, providing a pleasant juxtaposition to the slim frame. But even here, the design is hindered by an absurd under-side charging port. Meanwhile, the appalling mouse feet feel more like a tank trudging through a minefield than a business-oriented peripheral that should zip around with glee.

Despite my harsh criticism in this Magic Mouse review, the Magic Mouse isn’t terrible. I could see myself using it on trips or whipping it out to impress clients with my suave Apple gear. It also works exceptionally well with macOS and iPadOS, connecting in a heartbeat and offering continuous connectivity that rarely misses a beat. But this is Apple we’re talking about, for goodness sakes! I expect more from the company responsible for popularizing the mouse in the first place.

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Should You Buy The Magic Mouse?

Like I said in SitWorkPlay’s Magic Keyboard review, Apple’s gear always syncs and performs flawlessly within its own ecosystem. If you swear by Apple’s products, you’ll enjoy the Magic Mouse’s low-profile design, overall accuracy, and excellent battery life. You may be a little disappointed by the sluggishness, but it should get the job done, nonetheless.

If you’re not a hardcore Apple enthusiast, I encourage you to stay away. Although grand in its heyday, the Magic Mouse’s tracking, comfort, and construction suffer from frustrating and outdated elements. Nowadays, there are much better options at a similar price. Take a look at the Logitech MX Master 3 for top-tier performance under 100, or visit our page on the best wireless mice for all of today’s top options. You can also check out our post on wired and wireless mice to get an idea of the pros and cons of each type.

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