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Is the new Magic Mouse worth getting? I recently sold my Mighty Mouse due to its sketchy scroll wheel. I really got ripped off on that mouse!! I paid $70 for it and only received $25 for it. I really do not want to get ripped off again. Anyone who does have it recommend it?

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Is the new Magic Mouse worth getting? I recently sold my Mighty Mouse due to its sketchy scroll wheel. I really got ripped off on that mouse!! I paid $70 for it and only received $25 for it. I really do not want to get ripped off again. Anyone who does have it recommend it?
Well I just bought mine, and I will give you a list of pros and cons.

CONS:
1) Right click and left click, that's it. No middle click, no side buttons, nothing.
2) Battery life doesn't last for 4 months as advertised. I've used it for two weeks and it is down to 70%.

PROS:
1) NO MORE SCROLL BALL.
2) Multi-touch function is great, especially how I can now flip through webpages, iPhoto, iTunes, everything.
3) Ergonomically, it feels wonderful in my hands.

I would recommend it if battery life and the lack of buttons isn't a problem for you.
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It's essentially a trackpad mouse. If that appeals to you, then go for it.

However, do not get it expecting a good return on your investment. You're not going to get anywhere close to $70 when you decide to sell it. In fact, don't expect any piece of electronics to be a good investment, their values only go down.


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In fact, don't expect a lot of things in life to have good returns when you sell it second hand. I don't know a lot of things that actually increase with value. Unless, of course, if you bury it in your backyard for three centuries.
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I agree with PsYkOoOoO. I really love mine but have not had it more than a few days. Battery is still at 100% using stock Energizers that came with it.

Only thing I hope they later do is add through the driver a few more gestures that will allow clicking Expose and say Dashboard. Otherwise I love it.
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I agree with PsYkOoOoO. I really love mine but have not had it more than a few days. Battery is still at 100% using stock Energizers that came with it.

Only thing I hope they later do is add through the driver a few more gestures that will allow clicking Expose and say Dashboard. Otherwise I love it.
I personally don't understand the complaint that the new Magic Mouse does not have additional buttons to do Expose and Dashboard when you can achieve the same thing with hot corners. My Dashboard is set to the bottom left hand corner, my Spaces to the bottom right, Expose to the top left and the desktop t to the top right. I've always thought that having the functionality of setting these to the hot corners and the buttons on the mouse contradicted one another.

A few more gestures wouldn't definitely be nice, but allowing expose and dashboard is not exactly what I need. Pinch to zoom, for example, would be a welcomed gesture on my part. I think the base of the Magic Mouse grips onto the table surprisingly well, which makes doing gestures on the surface of the mouse to be very stable.
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I installed Snow Leopard on my MacBook and love my bluetooth keyboard but my mouse does not work as advertised.I cannot seem to screen zoom, scroll or two finger swipe. Any suggestions?
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Do you have, or did you have USBOverdrive installed?
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Also is the 10.6.2 Update installed? Another thing is run Software Update and see if anything comes down for the Magic Mouse.

Like was said, if any of USBOverdrive is even there it will stop the MM driver from working.
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Do you have, or did you have USBOverdrive installed?
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I did not hav USB overdrive installed.
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Also besides the question I asked you above, have you opened System Preferences and Mouse? Are the options there and checked?

You will notice in System Preferences if the proper driver is installed there is a separate icon for Keyboard and Mouse.
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I did open the system preferences and it does not give many options. I opened the mouse open and it only lets me adjust tracking speed and double click speed
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I did open the system preferences and it does not give many options. I opened the mouse open and it only lets me adjust tracking speed and double click speed
Check my new post. I posted 2 pics of what System Preferences and the mouse panel should look like. Run Software Update from the Apple Menu.

In Snow Leopard 10.6.2 should be installed.
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Thank you dtravis. I will try to run the software update. I just bought the Snow Leopard, Magic Mouse and Keyboard today and installed them. I did not try the software update. I appreciate you help and am doing it now.
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