• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from Brønshøj

    This is a fantastic mouse.
    But..
    This is a mouse for surfing on the Internet and checking mail and things like that.
    If you are gaming or having many applications running, i would prefer the Touch Pad or a Gaming mouse.
    I think, if you are a normal person, who checks Facebook, Twitter, mail and all those things maybe doing some Photoshop or other media things then its a fantastic mouse.
    4/5 Stars from me

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    almost perfect

    • Written by from Glamorgan

    well the touch contoroles work perfect never miss a beat but i think that they consume to much pwer and the batteys run out fast. The magic mouse looks fab but unfortunetly i does not feel as good as it looks with prolonged use your hand will start to ache but if you are only doing light editing and web browsing then it will be fine for u i do think tho for £59 it is expensive but in my opinion it is the most functional mouse in the world

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    More than 1 years use and I love using it for 3D.

    • Written by from Huddersfield

    It took a long while to get completely used to this mouse (but then its very different) but I wouldn't trade it without a fight.
    I installed magic prefs about a month after getting the mouse and it really opens up the potential of its touch sensitive shell. I did have some issues with autocad pc via parallels with inertial scrolling. This is why I gave 4/5, but that was probably a windows driver issue and not the fault of the mac software.

    Yes you do need to replace the batteries (sometimes at inconvenient times) but I can live with that and just keep some on charge, no problem.

    Only get it if you are willing to try something new. If you just don't like new things you won't like this.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse but could be better

    • Written by from Bristol

    Now that I've had my Magic Mouse for abut a year I can say that it is the best Apple designed mouse I've owned so far. Gone now is the problem with that non functioning scroll ball plus I can ow also use free software to add more functions.

    However I would like to own a cabled version of this mouse if they ever get around to making one.

    When I first owned my Magic Mouse I had trouble with the batteries becoming loose. I got around this myself by putting a tiny amount of 'Blue Tack' on each side of the battery compartment lid over each battery. Loose battery problem solved.

    The second reason I would like to see a cabled version is the batteries themselves. They don't last more than a few weeks; maybe three at most. I try to recharge these batteries (with my special recharging unit that can recharge Alkaline batteries up to ten occassions with decreasing effectiveness) but even on the first recharge the batteries only go on for a further 40 hours or so.

    What's worse is that with Ni-Cad and NImH rechargable batteries my Magic Mouse simply doesn't work at all. Not a flicker of life from it.

    I'm sure a cabled version of this mouse would work out cheaper to run environmentally as well as financially. So its four stars rather than five from me.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics not a problem, fine little mousy ;)

    • Written by from Wrexham

    I quickly picked up using something flat- great when you use laptop track pads constantly- may take time getting used to if you use a mouse on a desktop. BUT the runners are the pain. I cant use in without a mouse mat- even the mouse mat sounds like it is scratching the bottom! Overall it looks really smart and I cant wait to show it off :)

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery lid

    • Written by from STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    I have found this mouse a pleasure to use, functionally it is the best mouse I have ever owned. There has been only one irritating issue, the plate which covers the batteries, after three battery changes will not stay in place. Not the end of the world as selotape works well. Not what I expected from apple, the finish of whose equipment I have found first class during the past fifteen years. In all other respects a perfect joy to use.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    When people complain about the size...

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    I noticed a lot of people complaining about the size and how flat the mouse is. To be honest with you, I was bugged about it at first, but like another review, this problem took less than 30min to get used to and i realised it's A GOOD THING.

    Not only does it look absolutely gorgeous on your desk (and you dont have to hide it when it's not in use), you dont actually stick your hand to it too much so less sweating, and less grease gets stuck on the mouse.and you feel less gross and aching at the end of the day.

    the one let down was how easily scratched the surface was, seeing my shiny new toy get scratched was such a pain (should've gotten the moshi protector for it). but (maybe it's because i have small hands, but everyone in my family managed to use it with no problems), i thought the size was perfect! maybe more features could be added in the future, like better tracking technology. but PLEASE dont change the size, it looks BEAUTIFUL and seriously i think the complaints are WAY exaggerated (maybe because of the price of the product)

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very close to Awesome...

    • Written by from Desborough

    First of all - buy this mouse, it's awesome, it really is. It takes about 30 minutes to get used to, but once you do, it's well worth it. I bought the MacBook Pro and to be fair, you don't actually need the mouse, but I find it really nice to flick between the two.

    The reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars is because the mouse doesn't track fast enough - even on the highest setting - I have got used to it now (sort of) and when I am moving around quickly, I tend to use the Track Pad, not the mouse - which is a shame.

    Apple, please please resolve this v. small issue and you would have another perfect product!

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Size Matters

    • Written by from LONDON

    This is a wonderful device and does everything it says on the tin, but I find it too small to fit properly within the palm. It would be wonderful to see it available in more than one size.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, reliable design but erratic during wireless back-ups to Time Capsule

    • Written by from Brighton

    Lack of Expose and Dashboard is a shame (though the keystroke shortcuts mean it's not a tragedy) - and indeed a few more gestures would be great, more like Magic Trackpad, but it's the best mouse I've ever used and unlike others I find the shape very comfortable during many hours use.

    The other big pro is that it's unlikely to suffer from the irritating mouse button and scroll wheel wear/dirt failures that beset most mice (including Apple's Mighty Mouse). My Magic Mouse has performed faultlessly during six months intensive use, day in day out.

    The only real black mark applies to both the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, however - the movement becomes jumpy and imprecise during wireless backups to Time Capsule, making it very irritating to use. Apple really need to get this interference issued resolved.

    As a result I've given it four stars and not five. Otherwise it's excellent - intuitive and a great pleasure to use.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse I've had

    • Written by from Muhos

    It's beautiful (what'd you expect) and surface feels great. Only drawback is there's just two "buttons" so you can't use Expose, Spaces etc. via button presses. Also I can't recommend this for FPS or other gamers that require a lot of buttons.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant design, unlucky for me.

    • Written by from Bedworth

    The mouse itself is brilliant, but because it was my first Mac, I bought a nice glossy white desk so compliment it. For some reason the Magic Mouse does not work at all on this surface, I'm not sure if it's too shiny or something, but for the moment I have it working on top of an old book, not a brilliant long term solution to be honest.

    Brilliant productivity and ideas, just very unfortunate if you get a gloss desk.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! Shame does not work with the iPad which is why I bought it though.

    • Written by from Stoke on Trent

    Superb function, lovely feel and very sleek looking. Unfortunately this was advertised on the same page as the iPad accessories so clicking too quickly and not reading enough I ordered it!!

    Very excited when it arrived only to find that it only works with a MAC PC.

    Very disappointed and although the write up states that the iPad is not a computer, the Magic Mouse would be a perfect accessory for it in my opinion - cannot see why it van't be made compatible.

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from ORLANDO

    A brilliant mouse in general. The multi-touch functionality helps a lot when even doing simple tasks like browsing the internet. It's what you'd expect from a mouse of this price, tracking is very accurate, it's comfortable to use (I don't have particularly large hands), and it's just a general pleasure to use.

    But the thing that is stopping me giving this 5 stars is the battery life. Although it could be much worse, I find myself having to replace the batteries every 3 or 4 weeks (using Duracell Plus batteries). So in addition to being a bit of a pricey investment, I'll also be spending a fair bit more each year on batteries for this - which is pretty unnecessary.

    All in all it is a great mouse, but I would like to see some battery efficiency improvements.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY nice mouse.

    • Written by from Coventry

    Good weight, really nice shape and size.

    Love the two finger back and forward functions, good for browsing the net!
    The any directions scrolling is cool too.

    Would be cool to have a built in re-chargeable battery though...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very happy

    • Written by from Manchester

    Let's start off with the bad points and the reason why it only gets 4 stars. The Magic Mouse doesn't have the same possibility of functionality as the Mighty Mouse did. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the mighty mouse (except the dirty roller ball). But the Magic Mouse can't invoke expose out of the box, until I found BetterTouchTool, once i found that I bought the Magic Mouse no question. It is a little difficult to hold on to but i find myself moving the mouse to where I want to click then letting go and using it like a touch pad so its not that bad.

    On the other hand, the ease in which i can now move around documents is a revelation. It's the same as scrolling on my iPhone. The flick and catch, the swipes actually make this a fun mouse to use. The ability to never have to click the back button is great, it's like having an intuitive firefox mouse gesture, but way better. Overall the weight of the mouse is good, since it is a little hard to hold onto the light weight makes up for it. The fidelity of the right click is much improved over the mighty mouse.

    In conclusion, I would recommend this mouse it takes a little getting used. But it's beauty surpasses those little niggles.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome but limited

    • Written by from Guildford

    I do love this mouse. It is ergonomic and compact, perfect to carry with my MacBook Pro. I would like to see some more gestures, the ability to pinch/expand images etc would be beneficial!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The nearly mouse

    • Written by from Rotherham

    It's nearly, but yet so far for this product. The features are in a league of their own - you must of course download maigicprefs to utilize them fully.
    But, sadly the shape is so wrong it is untrue. Far too flat and not contoured to the hand.
    A totally different hand/arm position is required. RSI sufferers beware of prolonged use with this mouse.
    Also, the edges........virtually SHARP to touch, ugh. Do yourself a favour and do as I did - smooth the edges off with fine grade wet and dry paper from your DIY store.
    Tape up the edge gap first and watch for the fine plastic dust getting on the botom, tape that too. The difference is it makes when done is REMARKABLE.
    Apple must go back to a shape more like the Mighty Mouse, now that's the perfect shape.
    A 9/10 product. But the shape is a 1/10.
    Apple must redesign with a new version.
    Until then everybody - you can find a silicone pad to fix on it.
    Bit it won't cure it for everyone.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic indeed

    • Written by from Kings Lynn

    i love my magic mouse. I never get a painful wrist when using it, normally a problem with me. It just seems like an extension of my hand. I personally don't like a lot of buttons so the simplicity suits me well. The two fingered side swipe for moving back a page in Safari is brilliant. The only criticism i have is that the scroll is a bit over sensitive when used in Google Maps and a number of similar programs. that is why I have only given it four stars

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great improvement

    • Written by from Welwyn Garden City

    I really like the trackpad on my laptop but constantly pressing the button with my thumb sideways is starting to take its toll. This is a great alternative, the same silky smooth action as a trackpad but in a mouse. I've owned its predecessor which I've found very good but it often misses out on a right-click and has troubles with shiny surfaces plus the ball at the top needs cleaning often.

    This has none of the disadvantages of the previous mouse, it's not too heavy either. It seems able to reconnect itself even after the laptop has been put to sleep.

    The only disadvantage is that it will occasionally scroll a window that you wasn't intending to scroll, it's not by much but takes some getting used to. Saying that it could simply be down to the way I use it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful