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MAGIC INDEED! A great replacement for the regular Apple Mouse.
on April 3, 2015
No matter how hard I tried to keep them clean, I finally got fed up with the Apple Mouse (the one with the little scroll ball). I really wasn't sure if I wanted to buy another Apple branded mouse (sort of like a wanting to take a break from relationships because of heartbreak from a previous one), but the reviews for this mouse convinced me to give it one more try.
After turning on the mouse with the little switch on its underside, my Mac Mini had no problems pairing with it via Bluetooth. Once paired, configuring the mouse via System Preferences was Apple-easy. You can, in fact, push down on it to click so that you get that tactile feedback that most of us have gotten used to over the years. The "Magic" part of the Magic Mouse is that it is touch sensitive, so you can do various swiping motions (several of them are reminiscent of using an iPad), and—most importantly for me—"scrolling" is just rubbing your finger up and down on the mouse. No more constant cleaning of scroll balls, only to have them still crap out on me eventually!
I picked this mouse up used from an Amazon seller, but there were no problems with marks, scuffs or other damage, and the seller even included two AA batteries. Time will tell about battery life, but I have a ton of rechargeable batteries when they run out. My only complaint about the Magic Mouse is that its form factor is flatter than my previous mouse. While the flatness of the mouse makes it more conducive to performing finger motions without taking your hand off it, it feels weird in my hand. Nevertheless, I am loving this mouse thus far.