• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from bacup

    Unfortunately i feel this is a classic case of form over function. Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse is far more functional and easier to use and felt much better in the hand. I would have much preferred the updated Magic Mouse to have been as the original but with substitution of the scroll wheel with the multi-touch feature.

    Magic is just an illusion and Mighty is still king.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good.. But

    • Written by from Northampton

    the magic mouse is good but, when i use it once in a while, it becomes dead !, and sometimes it works and sometimes when i use the magic mouse it randomly cuts the signal !! and plus it has no expose and dashboard!, i was disappointed! but the multi task does a good job

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    too flat

    • Written by from Beeston

    I'm quite used to apple mighty mouse and logitech mouse and after getting used to those mouse, it feels uncomfortable on the hand.
    first of all, you cannot rest your palm on the body, it is too flat, can use the mice for long period of time.
    i do like the choice of the material and muit touch cover, however, depth of the click in my opinion lacked depth.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE

    • Written by from OXFORD

    I bought a second one because I loved the first so much, but swapping between them (when the batteries ran out on one) rendered my iMac as useful as a paving slab - albeit a nice looking one. Major software glitch, so buy one but don't buy two unless you're keeping them well apart.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse ok if you haven't used mighty mouse

    • Written by from leigh

    I bought this mouse thinking that it would be off high standard and better, i had the old mighty mouse before this and it was much better, the mighty mouse had side buttons which allowed you to view screens easily this doesn't and takes a lot longer to do what you needed to do. also the price tag of £56 if steep. It is a clever mouse just missing the side buttons.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design.. poor battery life!

    • Written by from ASHFORD

    I was very pleased when (after three months of waiting) my i7 iMac arrived with its wireless keyboard and mouse. The keyboard I thought would take a bit of getting used to but was fairly quick. The mouse on the other hand I was not that impressed with. It has a very poor battery life and after just 30 days of 8 hrs a day 5 days a week use required its battery changing with just a few hours warning, Put some new batteries in and they seem to be lasting even less time! Been in for just 4 days and power level already showing 86% Keyboard is still at 100%!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's looks nice, but...

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    ...there's one really annoying problem. I tend to rest two fingers on the mouse as I'm using it (and as I have always done with other mice), and the issue here is that the right click will not work at all like this, unless I lift both fingers off the mouse surface first. Sounds minor, but this is actually a really annoying problem. For a supposedly multi-touch device, not being able to detect a right click when another finger is resting on its surface seems very odd.

    Other, less irritating problems include the mouse speed being a little too slow, even when set to max in the preferences, and personally, I'd have preferred a slightly higher profile design as I find it a little too flat when using it.

    I can live with some of the issues, but Apple really need to sort out the right click functionality, otherwise mine may sadly end up on an auction site.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as Mighty Mouse!

    • Written by from MINEHEAD

    I am the biggest Apple fan you will ever meet, but this is just a £55 package of disappointment!
    The mouse is FAR from easy to use and lacks some basic functions - the biggest of which is the Expose shortcut. The Mighty Mouse used to be squeezed for Expose, the MacBook Pro uses 4 fingers to swipe, Magic Mouse does not have this. Freeware does exist to combat the issue but makes transition back to trackpad difficult if you forget to turn the software off.
    Also, I have found that the laser does not work on such a variety of surfaces as the previous mouse, glass being the biggest issue.
    More work needed - B for effort!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not crafted by god as some make out.

    • Written by from Torquay

    Yeh the multi-touch is cool. But its more of a multi-slide feature as you can't pinch to zoom like the iPhone multi-touch. And the right-click isn't perfect. Many times has it left-clicked instead. And it eats batteries like crazy!!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle button, no love.

    • Written by from London

    Wonderfully responsive Mouse, the ease of scrolling is...well Magical, HOWEVER.... where oh where is the MIDDLE button!? It now takes me three times as long to access my desktop and that's a huge leap backwards. Apple, you made me cry.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Close but no cigar

    • Written by from London

    A very good mouse, a pleasure to use, extremely accurate, great multi touch gestures. It doesn't sit in the hand quite as comfy as the mighty mouse, I find the old mighty mouse lighter to use, you can also launch dashboard and expose from the old mouse, this does not work with the new mouse. Maybe a firmware update will solve this.

    All in all it does not better the old mouse, some things are better some things are worse. Go to an Apple store to try one for yourself.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous mouse, battery life and buttons an issue

    • Written by from CHIPPENHAM

    I love my Magic mouse, it feels antiquated when I have to use a wheel on a mouse now. The action is great and a real revelation. However, I go through batteries like nobody's business - I changed the batteries (I use quality ones) last Friday and am already down to 74% in four days.

    The lack of buttons is frustrating, I would love to be able to access spaces, or programme other buttons and don't get me started on how much detritus gets stuck to the rails on the bottom.

    I still love it more than other mice though, so I will have to put up with it.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    multi touch stopped working after 3 months

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    Did't drop it or do it any damage always kept in its cradle when not in use then 3 months later the multi touch doesn't work and cant explain why.

    Changed the batteries, tried cleaning the top and inside, even washed my hands make sure there was no grease on them but although the thing will work like a regular mouse the multi touch doesn't work anymore.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Obvious failings

    • Written by from LANGHOLM

    I really don't see why they can't stick a micro USB port on it so it can both be charged from USB and used as a tethered mouse when batteries die -- same goes for the Bluetooth keyboard...

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I so wanted to love the Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Southampton

    I knew I'd need a way to get Expose so I waited for MagicPrefs to appear before purchasing the Magic Mouse. Scrolling is superb, the mouse feels so deliciously smooth you get addicted to momentum flicks. Two-finger forward and back swipes also work very nicely.

    However.... that's where the fun stops. The mouse looks fantastic but the trade-off is comfort. The surface is too flat and the sides too angular. The physical click is clunky. You can no longer rest your palm on the mouse and have to get used to a claw like grip. Prolonged use is not certainly not enjoyable.

    Many of the extra gestures provided by MagicPrefs show why Apple haven't activated them. The more physical nature of mouse use means false triggers when compared to a touch pad. For example using taps for clicks as on a pad would be nice but simply not practical.

    I'm amazed the issues weren't picked up in testing. In the end the MM went back to the Apple store for refund after 7 days. Apple, I want to love the Magic Mouse. Make it smoother and more comfortable. You could probably make it more arched to increase the surface area without increasing the footprint too much.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but not very comfy!

    • Written by from OXFORD

    The new Magic Mouse looks great, tracks much better than it's predecessor and has a good weight to it. It looks like a fine piece of precision engineering.

    Alas, it's not very comfortable. The Mighty Mouse sat in the hand really nicely; Magic Mouse does not and has a rather sharp upper edge which really irritates after a while. Even the old angular ADB mouse was more comfortable as the corners and edges were rounded off. I'm finding this mouse requires me to hold it in a rather claw-like way, and I can feel the tension developing in my forearm and shoulder already.

    The gesturing can be bit hit and miss, unless you have dry smooth fingers. Up and down scrolling works fine, but I'm finding side to side scrolling quite difficult, which is also partly due to the slim profile of the mouse.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    it's too flat and small

    • Written by from Belfast

    this product would be perfect of it was a little larger. pains in my hand after a days use.
    A real pity

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Exposé functionality

    • Written by

    Hi there

    The Apple magic mouse is magic with everything except the use of the exposé functionality i actually find this a key feature within the Mac OS to help me navigate my mac with ease, this is what i don't really understand with Apple is that they make fantastic products and then they are let down with the simplest things.

    Such as the magic mouse's predecessor the mighty mouse this had buttons on the side which allowed you to activate the exposé and navigate through your Mac with ease so why is this function not available on the magic mouse, i know that it may seem tedious as its only a small thing but it's something i use with my Mac quite regularly.

    They could apply a patch into Mac OS X so the function is available on the magic mouse, because the mouse has a multi touch display Apple could bring the 4 finger gesture they have with the multi touch trackpad on MacBook's into the mouse

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Chessington

    Excellent mouse - Everything works very well as you would expect.

    BUT you will have to learn to live without button 4 - which I have always used for expose. If apple incorporate this feature it will become a 5 star product.

    I can live without it but it does make switching windows less easy.
    The mighty mouse roller ball breaks after a while so it seems that this magic mouse is the lesser of two evils as I guess more people scroll through stuff more than they switch applications.

    Who wins? You decide...

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Initial thoughts: OK, but needs further development

    • Written by from Bulwell

    Firstly this mouse is a bit odd to hold, Its quite flat and if you ave larger hands its hard to get used to. The old mouse is MUCH comfier to use. The lack of Exposé (squeeze function) is a bit annoying as I really liked that! I also think that the scroll function is too sensitive when you are just browsing the web, The page sometimes moves up and down on its own when you move the mouse.
    I was hoping that this mouse would have more of the features that are on the MacBooks like photo manipulation and 3 fingers up for Exposé etc, Hopefully this will be introduced at a later date? Oh, and momentum scrolling is just cool...

    4 of 8 people found this useful