Originally Posted by mstone
After first saying that I couldn't see myself using the new mouse I have changed my opinion after a visit to the Apple store and trying it first hand. It works very well and indeed the one thing that I was skeptical about was that it had no physical click proved to be untrue. It does have an actual click action as all mouses (mice) do. No noticeable BT latency and it just works great. Pity they didn't have any for sale or I would have picked one up right away.
Agreed. Much better than previous Apple mice. You have to lift your left finger to enable right clicking, but it works much, much better than on the Mighty Mouse. The inertial scrolling is great, and the two fingered left/right swipe enables good functionality on the stock apps-- like moving through iCal screens, Finder paths, and Safari histories.
On the Apple Store counters, at least, having the mouse shift around under your hand when doing gestures didn't seem to be a problem. I didn't think to check if or how you can access Expose or Spaces, but is flicking the cursor to a corner much harder than some hidden mouse functionality?
I'm kind of wondering if this isn't a transitional item, and the next Apple "mouse" will be an actual track pad. My only concern with the Magic Mouse is that it seems to be a slightly awkward hybrid of touch surface and conventional mouse, and I'm not quite sure why we need to be moving a mouse around on a desktop when we could be moving our finger on a small surface, ala Apple's notebooks. Keeping the mouse form factor also forces some differences from the familiar notebook gestures, which is a shame. It would be nice if Apple could start to build a library of consistent gestures across all of its devices.
At the very least I think Apple should offer such a desktop trackpad as an option.