• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and yet....

    • Written by from IVER

    Great looking piece of kit, but use it in anger and you get variable results. Not very accurate for FCP, poor range, lumpy performance and lagging response. I've resorted to Mighty, can't get on with this one after three months of persistence.
    Works well as a door wedge

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, but not ergonomic

    • Written by from Soutsea

    This mouse is nicely made and I really wanted to like it, but I just can't get on with the low deign and the sharp edges. Looks were apparently more important than function in this case. I also find it has a heavy click and has less precise tracking than say a normal Microsoft or Logitech mouse. These days I only use this for travelling as it fits easily in my bag.

    The scrolling feature works very well though, and the 'buttonless' design is comfortable to work with.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless for Design App's

    • Written by from AIRDRIE

    Nice feel, certainly better than the previous mouse, although could be too flat for some. The only real major flaw in the design is with creative applications such as InDesign, where the single-finger swipe moves the view around the pasteboard too much and is hyper-sensitive. Would recommend InDesign / CS users stay with scroll-wheel mouse.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks amazing, performs awful

    • Written by from princes risborough

    This mouse looks absolutely stunning and is great for internet browsing with its scroll and other gestures.

    I have had real trouble trying to find a good replacement for it that looks even half as good.

    Reason i am replacing is because for doing anything that needs precision, the tracking is awful. I am a keen video producer and for editing i can not stand using it. And the ergonomics of the mouse.. Absolutely awful, my wrist drags along my desk and my palm can not rest on it because of its very low profile size.

    So for very general and basic use, its nice. But for anything else, i can not recommend.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's over priced and inaccurate

    • Written by from London

    I am using this with a core duo macbook pro and the mouse stutters across the screen on even the most suitable surface.

    It looks great in the pictures but once you hold it it certainly doesn't feel like a 50 quid mouse, the metal looks sprayed bright silver (cheap and not industrial like the glorious iphone4) and feels thin. It creaks and feels like a prototype.

    The shape is too low to allow you to feel like you have full control over it... because you have to squat your hand down (lifting your wrist) you end up resting your weight on the front of your fingers causing unwanted clicks and fatigue. This also makes it a balancing act to execute a snazzy multi-touch manoeuvre.

    The top shell is great though, It's reminds me of the last white ipod's apple made - nice thick clear plastic over a white surface mimicking glass.

    I would seriously wait until apple get their act together and release a quality product at this most premium of prices.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great for creative work

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Fantastic for system stuff, and works well with Apple software designed for the mouse, but is awful to use with the creative suite applications. The slightest touch and your document is zooming and moving all over the place.I'm returning mine. No point in spending £56 just for wireless. Oh and the pointer movement is gittery too, making photoshop work a nightmare.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Right-click cumbersome

    • Written by from ESPOO

    Design is great. Accuracy is great. But if you're used to right-clicking I'd suggest an extensive right-click test drive at your local Apple reseller before buying this product.

    It seems there is only one button within the surface of the mouse. When the touch surface recognizes your finger on the right side of the mouse while clicking the click will be sent as a right-click.

    However, if you have, say, your index finger on the left side of the mouse the surface seems to be having a hard time recognizing which side of the mouse was clicked. Thus, if the two fingers you use to right- and left-click are both touching the mouse then the click is always sent as a normal i.e. left-click.

    For those using only one button on your mouse: buy this product.

    For those relying on working right-click on your mouse: reconsider.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stunning in every aspect - except as a mouse...

    • Written by from WITNEY

    I bought one of these recently. It's a stunning piece of design which looks absolutely fantastic. It's fairly weighty too, and feels good when handling it as an object. So what's the problem? Well I could find just two, but they are crucial.

    First, it's very sharp all around the outer edge of the top surface, and I found that this 'unfinished edge' leaves an uncomfortable red mark on my fingers and thumb after a short time of using it. Otherwise, it feels great, and I have no problem with it being too 'flat', as some others have commented. If only Apple could have rounded off this sharp edge even just a tiny bit, that would have been a tremendous improvement. (I suppose a quick coat of medium grade sandpaper followed by some ultrafine wet-&-dry might be the answer...)

    Second, I found that fine cursor movements, for example when drawing or retouching detailed images, were jerky and difficult to control, and it just made me feel slightly divorced from the level of on-screen control that I'm used to with Mighty Mouse. Admittedly, I was using Magic Mouse under Tiger, initially as a 'point and click' mouse (it's not officially supported under Tiger), and then with a third-party driver that gives full magic mouse functions, specifically under Tiger.

    Apple's lack of official support for even basic functions under Tiger, or shortfalls in the third-party driver I tried, might have been behind the 'reluctant cursor' in my case, but because I felt that the sharp edge all around the outside is a major oversight I didn't bother to try it out on our Leopard based Macs or higher.

    Overall, my impression is that Magic Mouse is an excellent idea that for me fell just short enough in practice to make me think twice. Reluctantly, I sent mine back for these reasons, after which I felt deeply disappointed that it had gone -- until I picked up my old Mighty Mouse, and then suddenly everything felt wonderful again...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable in a production environment

    • Written by from Walton on Thames

    This mouse came with my iMac for work where I use Photoshop daily. This mouse is not dependable for my work. (problems occur with full batteries and good range as well as suitable surface).

    1. Connection problems. The mouse will sporadically lose its connection over bluetooth with the Mac.
    2. Erratic behaviour. Every 'now and then' the mouse will behave erratically, hurling itself across the screen at a million miles an hour. I notice this usually happens when I have about 2 or 3 buttons pressed down on the accompanying wireless keyboard. This means that everytime I want to move a layer in photoshop while holding down contextual keys it will nearly always misbehave.
    3. Uncomfortable. Design does not sit well in my hand but this is personal preference.
    4. Just two 'buttons'. Just because it has a contextual surface doesnt mean that it does no different to my 2 buttoned mouse from 1995. This means you cant have a right mouse button as well as expose.
    5. No mouse chording. You cannot hold down the primary and secondary click at the same time.

    Redeeming Points:

    1. Good scroll, very good for scrolling around documents
    2. Very good response on the laser tracking (when it works)
    3. Wireless.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A version with USB wire

    • Written by from Helsinki

    I do not want a mouse with batteries. I'ts too heavy, and batteries only last a month at best. So, please make version with wire connection. Make it a mouse again.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A mouse, but no where near Apple's fantastic standard

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I didn't like this product, i hated its "PC" click and how small it was, even under my 14 year old hands. I own a MacBook and have been using it for about 5/6 months now, very happy. But as usual teenagers such as myself are never happy and are always looking for new products to lay our hands on and discuss with others, but i wasn't pleased with Apple's new mouse.

    So the "Magic Mouse," it may have multi-touch functions, but i found that the interactive area was just not big enough as you struggle to fit your fingers across it. The click is HORRIBLE, it reminds you of PC computers, the constant disappointments and failures within 2 years, oh and of corse the weak, easily-breakable plastic that you find on cheap ballpoint biro pens that typical USB mice are built with.

    I was expecting a sleek, beautiful piece of genius, which is what i got, but it's the mouse under the cover. "Don't judge a book by it's cover," comes in to play here because it just doesn't work. I can't define the error exactly, but it must be the actual size that's disappointing, because you want it to replace your trackpad and to feel like a large clean canvas where your finger is the brush.

    The only positives are the visual design and the packaging to be honest. I'm glad that I saved my hard-earned money, £20 in fact, because I opted for the fantastic wireless Mighty Mouse, which IS "Mighty" apart from the dust that covers the ball occasionally, but this slight annoyance can easily be removed with a finger-tip of Blu Tack.

    Overall I found the Magic Mouse disappointing because of the un-Apple-like standard that usually comes with all Apple products such as the iMac and iPod. A good design CONCEPT but not yet ready for national retail in my opinion.

    And some advice to Apple: PLEASE use some "less PC-like" quality products to build your new ideas (obviously the example is the Magic Mouse), because i'm sure they are very good, but need some refinement unfortunately, such as the the click on the mouse i have described above.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    no middle button

    • Written by from London

    a bit naff as no middle button. old mouse had one but the ball got full of fluff and muck :(

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse - definitely not magical

    • Written by from Chorley

    Having just purchased a Magic Mouse to go with a Mac Pro I was very disappointed with it. On connecting the mouse and downloading the updated software I immediately found that I couldn't open folders by double clicking. When I reconnected the existed wired mouse the same problem existed. I have wasted the last day having to reinstall the complete system software and back-up all my work. When I tried it with the wired mouse it was working perfectly once again. Connected the 'magic' mouse and the same thing happened again. Wasted another day having to reinstall software and back up all items. A magical waste of time and money

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    flawed mouse

    • Written by from Singapore

    It has a number of bugs. sometimes it will not highlight text at first attempt. In excel it scrolls to the right of the spreadsheet for no reason and you then have to go to the scroll bar at the bottom to take you back to the left side.
    apart from that it works well and battery life is good.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its lovely except it gives you RSI!

    • Written by from Huntingdon

    Finally a step forward in the evolution of the mouse, great idea.

    Trouble is its too shallow so you end up clawing your hand to grip it where instead your palm rests on a (good) traditional mouse.

    Still it appears everyone else loves it so perhaps I'm deformed... (wouldn't be the first time) Try it yourself because if you can cope with the shape its a great functional advance.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am not convinced

    • Written by from DERBY

    I expect that Apple will improve on this device. However I have a few gripes at present.
    Firstly when swiping with two fingers I have to hold the mouse down with the other hand to stop it moving.
    The tracking is not as responsive as the Mighty Mouse either.
    When scrolling it sometimes fails to recognise the finger movement.

    While it looks great and removes the tangled mouse wire issue it is nowhere near a 5 star yet

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from LONDON

    Not pleased at all, feels really heavy compared to the might mouse - I realise it's the batteries but because the shape and texture of it also feels all wrong, it seems slippery and like it never really goes where I want it. I also keep scrolling things by mistake, and the right hand second click doesn't always work.

    You can't squeeze it so I can't use it for Expose unless I sacrifice my second click which I don't want to do. The two-finger 'navigation' gesture is fairly useless as far as I can tell and feels quite uncomfortable to do.

    And finally, unless I'm missing something, gestures that work on the macbook trackpad don't work on this (as I was expecting), such as zoom and rotate.

    I can only hope that a software update will come out to provide more gesture recognition. At the moment this feels like an expensive step backwards, and I've switched back to my mighty mouse.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Great - in fact not as good as the wired version

    • Written by from SOUTHAMPTON

    All the hype persuaded me to part with £50+ for a mouse! If it didn't have Apple on it few people would dream of spending that much on a mouse. However, thinking it would live up to the hype - many do. Sure it looks nice and the features like double finger swiping are cute, but after 3 weeks of trying to get used to it... I've had to consign it to the drawer of costly mistakes and revert to the wirer version.

    The main problem is that it's so irritating! It jumps and when clicking on something it frequently 'jumps' to the line or item above.

    Few people are as supportive of Steve Jobs and Apple as me, but I'm afraid this thing is for room 101!

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating mouse takes you to unexpected screen destinations like magic

    • Written by from Horley

    Irritating and unwanted mouse features, such as "find the input cell" when using spreadsheets, plus randomly and accidentally change numeric fields in one simple finger movement in databases ... make this mouse barely fit for purpose.
    Lacks sensitivity controls. Badly thought out. But, all importantly looks very pretty.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire less or more?

    • Written by from PUDSEY

    I bought the wireless mouse as I was fed up of performing intricate photoshop cut outs only to run into my mouse wire on the final step...I was initially disappointed that the mouse didn't work straight away like all Apple products (or most as Apple users who never read instructions will honestly admit) and after an extensive test have gone back to my standard wired mouse. I prefer the rounded shape of the standard mouse and the movement on the wired mouse is inconsistent and occasionally jerky, which is no good when it comes to fine detailed work. The wired mouse uses a battery supply and mine has run out within a month, which is going to cost me a small fortune in batteries over the years, why can't Apple create a device (iphone anyone?) that is less power hungry or one that is more energy efficient? In summary I would say that the premise of a wireless mouse is brilliant, but this is merely a step on the journey and not yet the destination.

    9 of 14 people found this useful