"Almost perfect"on by Simba2600
Pros - Very smooth scrolling with perfect control - Most gestures are useful and easy to use
- Very quick to turn on and off (almost instant)
- Handles resting fingers well
Cons - The battery life is not great if left on, but with the fast turn off it's fine
- It could be a little bigger for comfort
Summary All of the new features feel natural and are well implemented. Right-clicking is not so great, taking a few days to get familiar with having to remove all other fingers before being able to right click.
However, all other gestures react very well to the presence of fingers resting on the touch-pad and continue to work with few glitches. This is a good thing since it is not the most comfortable mouse for £70 and really should be a little bigger. Having said that though, I do have big hands and do not find comfort a problem; merely a little substandard compared to ordinary mice.
Overall, it's not worth the price tag. But with so many better deals than the £70 RRP, a mouse to consider if you're bored of a mouse design that has been around for decades.
Pros Great control. Comfortable. Learning curve is shorter than I thought it would be.
Cons VERY SHORT BATTERY LIFE - 2 weeks. If I have to remember to shut off the mouse every time I am done using it, that is a deal killer. Give me real battery life (6 months?) and I would give this 4.5 stars.
Summary Microsoft got it ALMOST right.
Pros -similar to Magic Mouse, so Mac users can get the feel for it quickly
-touch gestures interact well with Windows
Cons -uncomfortable design
-tracking was sometimes glitchy
-right-clicking took a while to get used to, sometimes didn't work properly
Summary I've used the Magic Mouse since the day it was available, and have long loved the mouse/trackpad combination that it brings. The Microsoft Touch Mouse was similar, and worked okay when it was used, but I don't think it integrated quite as well with Windows as the MM does with OS X. The gestures are useful, but a lot of the time I'd accidentally move my fingers and it would switch programs or close one without my meaning for it to. I didn't like using it in games and leisure programs, where a physical right button is useful, but productivity applications worked well with it and I was satisfied using it in a browser (though the scrolling can be a bit slow and jumpy at times). The cursor skipped around quite a bit while I was using it, so I switched back to a regular mouse while I was in HTML and programming files and it's not quite accurate enough to do a good job in Photoshop. It's a great mouse for casual users and possibly those in business, but I don't think it would be of much use to technical professionals, designers or programmers.
Pros *The three finger task switch gesture is easy and the layout is probably the best visual task switch mechanism available.
*Forward and back gesture very natural.
*In general, gestures are very intuitive. You'll forget your doing them within a day.
Cons *Incremental scrolling less precise than with a conventional wheel.
Only one physical button.
*Right clicking takes a lot of getting used to. You need to not have touch on the left button, and actuate the single button.
*Occasional false positives, pa
Summary For productivity and office use, particularly for people that make heavy use of window maximize and snap-left and snap-right, or who want the fastest visual/mouse task switching possible, this mouse has advantages over conventional mice. For fine page scrolling it gives up performance over a wheeled mouse (although the glide functionality on this one is nice.) It's comparable to scrolling on a touchpad. Gamers might want to keep one alongside their gaming mouse as a productivity mouse. A USB hub with the RX for an ARC and this mouse would make a nice combination with a slate such as the EP121 Or WindPad 110w.