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The Apple Magic Mouse is a very elegant and stylish mouse and is the best mouse I have ever used. It is also simple to use and setup and it feels great in the hand. However it isn't perfect.
When I first attempted to connect the Magic Mouse to my iMac, it didn't want to get past the stage of connecting and pairing, but after a reboot it paired perfectly and it hasn't stopped working since.
In System Preferences, you can enable right click, turn scroll momentum on or off (I keep it on because it looks nice), change how to screen zoom and enable/disable left/right two finger swipes.
Right clicking is just as easy as on this mouse than on a simple mouse with a left and right button. Left clicking is even easier as you can click anywhere on the mouse (apart from the right hand side, of course, because that would right click).
Scrolling on the Apple Magic Mouse is a whole new (and wonderful) experience for me. Before I bought the Apple Magic Mouse, I used the Apple Mighty Mouse. The scrolling ball constantly stopped working because it either came dislodged or got dirt trapped underneath it. But on the Magic Mouse, because it uses multi touch technology, it doesn't use anything mechanical and therefore the scrolling has never ceased to work and i dont think it ever will. You can scroll anywhere on the Magic Mouses shell just by moving your finger in any direction (it can scroll 360 degrees).
The left/right finger scrolling is a whole new experience for me, and i dont think I could stop using it now. When in using iPhoto, you can change between the next photo and the previous photo just by swiping two fingers left or right. When using your web browser (it could be Safari, Google Chrome etc) you can go to the previous web page or the next web page by wiping your fingers left or right. You can also do the same thing in the iTunes store.
However, there is one set of features missing which would give the Magic Mouse 5 Starts in my opinion, and that is pinch to zoom and rotating features. Apple has demonstrated how it can use multi touch technology on the iPhone, iPod Touch and the Macbooks trackpad, but for some strange reason it hasn't included all of the features it cleverly designed into the Magic Mouse. If you want to zoom into something, you would have to press Control or Command and then scroll up or down to zoom in. Surely, as the Magic Mouse is one big multi touch sensor, the user could just pinch to zoom in or out on the mouses shell as that would be so much ore easier. Luckily, some software developers have created a piece of software called BetterTouchTool and that allows you to add some of these features to the Magic Mouse, but to me it would have been much easier if Apple had done this them selves as it would have saved time and effort. Hopefully these features will be released in an update in the future.
There are some features i miss that were on the Mighty Mouse and these were the two buttons on the side, to enable expose, and the ability to click the scroll button to go to the dashboard. Hopefully, Apple will find a way of using the Magic Mouses Multi Touch sensors to enable these shortcuts again.
In conclusion, I would still recommend buying this mouse despite the heavy price tag and some missing features because of its elegance and simplicity. It's also one less wire running across your desk as the Magic Mouse is bluetooth and has a fairly long battery life.