October 20th 2009 12:09 pm

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Ergonomics / comfort No comments awful!
  • Design and form factor No comments great!
  • Configurability No comments good
  • Accuracy No comments so-so
  • Portability No comments so-so
Detailed review
The Magic Mouse is beautiful, works well and feels solid. However, it hurts my hand whenever I use it. It is not ergonomic at all and cuts into the sides of my fingers whenever I try to make any gestures. In order to do some of the more advanced 2-finger gestures you have to contort your hand into some sort of eagle claw. Good for kung fu, bad for comfortable 'computering'.

I really want to love this mouse. It is a vast improvement to the Scourge that was the Mighty Mouse, but I'll be going back to my wireless Logitech mouse that fits comfortably in my hand. I'll leave the Magic Mouse sitting on my desk as a paperweight because it really is nice to look at.

P.S. for gamers - you can't click the right and left mouse buttons simultaneously, it's one or the other.
review history
Rated Portability a 3
Rated Accuracy a 3
Rated Configurability a 4
Rated Design and form factor a 5
Rated Ergonomics / comfort a 1