• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse

    • Written by from Bodmin

    Am still getting used to this device but have to say that it is growing on me. Battery life is good but am buying rechargeables so don't have to worry buying new...... Couple of niggles...... when doing 'fine' work, the screen moves up/down without my input.... perhaps it's me and 'fat thumb' syndrome but it's a tad sensitive.....and it could have been designed a bit fatter and rounder to sit in the palm better... But best of all, I don't have to worry about the 'ball' getting furred up and wasting £35 on a new one every 18 months...

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous mouse with great functionality

    • Written by from waterlooville

    Got this yesterday to go with my Mac Mini and I took it like a duck to water. Was using a Microsoft mouse as a stop gap but this is much better. I love the extra functionality and was missing the back button using the Microsoft mouse with the Mac but now I swipe backwards and forwards with ease and zoom and all is groovy.

    Others complain that it does stuff without asking it too and that it's too low to comfortably fit the palm of your hand. As far as I can see it's not meant too! I hold it with my thumb one side and my ring and pinky on the other with with my middle and index finger hovering above - perfect.

    Bottom line is that it tracks well, the whole surface can scroll, and click and zoom and it gives the Mac the feel of an iPad or iPhone which is where I've come from so I love it.

    36 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No expose, no dashboard

    • Written by from London

    The new mouse looks great and work perfectly with scrolling, clicking...
    I was ready to buy until I realised, there is no expose buttons!?!
    You can still set up hot corners, but it works OK just on small screens, definitely not on 27" iMac :(
    Another thing, the mouse was in store just one day and when I checked battery status, it was on 85 %. I read somewhere batteries supposed to last for four months. But with that progress I am very sceptical.
    I found small button on the bottom of mouse with which you can switch it off. But I am not sure if that is the way how to save a batteries life.
    So and so I decided to wait.
    It looks so beautiful that it is very hard to resist and not buy this Magic Mouse. But I think, she is not ready for me yet ;) I will wait for expose function and batteries life report.

    48 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A whole lot of (wrist) pain

    • Written by from Peterborough

    It looks nice, the scrolling is clever and useful but it doesn't right click if you have any other fingers resting on it. Highly irritating.

    The worst thing about this mouse is that after an evening of light usage if gave me severe pains in my hand because it is simply not comfortable to hold. The pain lasted days and i truly believe you could seriously Injure your hand using this mouse.

    Im an apple fan and i even liked the old mighty mouse. This mouse on the other hand is a complete ergonomic failure.

    Google "magic mouse pain". Im not the only one injured by this horrid thing.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ignore The "No expose function! Huge let down" review - BEST MOUSE EVER!!!!

    • Written by from London

    This mouse is just pure brilliance. Especially if you download the free "BetterTouchTool" or other such program with it.
    With the default settings it is very easy and instinctual to use, I also found it to be very comfortable. But with the added program which lets you completely configure this to the nth degree to perform any function your heart desires, this becomes a stroke of genius (yes, you can even configure "Expose", "Application Switcher", "Dashboard", etc, etc, etc, etc.). Once you have used it for about an hour, you will wonder how you ever made a computer work without one.
    Well, WELL worth the money.
    Go into town NOW, buy one, come home, enjoy!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As expected

    • Written by from Ravenglass

    Excellent...I've just got this because I was fed up of my mighty mouse roller ball not working. The magic mouse is excellent, I did a lot of research before buying it and some of the reviews said it wasn't very ergonomic to the hand but it feels fine to me. I also have a macbook pro so I'm used to the multi finger gestures which translate perfectly onto the magic mouse....truly MAGIC

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The Magic Mouse is not good - it's definitely giving me serious hand pain at work! The scrolling action and sensitivity hurt my hand and wrist, and I'm sure I've had more arm and back pain since I started using one. They eat batteries like nobody's business, too.

    There's also an issue with them connecting to different iMacs sometimes. I often have to swap mine with a colleague's.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is definitely magic!

    • Written by from Chester-le-Street

    Well, I ordered this mouse a few days ago and it just arrived today. As soon as I got it connected to my iMac and started using it, it just felt right. It fits perfectly in my had (well I am only 13 and my hands are medium sized) and the multi-touch is amazing! I'm giving this product a rating of 5 stars.

    I know this mouse has been criticised because of people having trouble fitting it in their hands, but it's perfect for me. Brilliant product!

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A few spells short of total magic!

    • Written by from CHELTENHAM

    The Mighty was good with its 360 scroll ball and squeezy sides but it was flawed. The ball became gunged up rather too quickly and it wasn't easy to clean.
    The new Magic Mouse has overcome that drawback with its touch sensitive top but it's lost the squeezy sides and some people do miss them. So if Expose via the mouse was essential for you give this a miss.
    This new mouse is very different to anything I've used before because its top surface is so low and flat. So, resting your palm on top is out. You have to caress it. Treat it more gently. Cradle it in your fingers. That seems the best approach to me.
    Everything then works fine, the scrolling is a breeze unless you get very sweaty fingers and on my desktop the two fingered swipe sometimes sends the mouse scuttling across the surface.
    Do I want my old Mighty Mouse back? Nope, it's where I left it when I first started using the Magic Mouse 10 days ago. That's the clincher for me.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY !

    • Written by from London

    Don't buy this mouse if you want safe money on batteries !
    Apple didn't mentioned that this mouse is a POWER MONSTER !

    This mouse need new pair of batteries every 8-10 days !

    So pair of good batteries in UK cost about 2 GBP.
    After one month you'll spend 8 GBP on batteries.

    After one year is almost 100 GBP !

    Thank you very much. I am going back to normal USB mouse.

    Lol !

    34 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NO EXPOSE

    • Written by from Liverpool

    great mouse and great features...but no expose lets it down completely!!!

    40 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but ....

    • Written by from Blaina

    This mouse is absolutely awesome, i use it every single day.

    The battery live with the Included batteries is around 2 weeks but with a better branded battery/better tech battery its around 1/1.5 months

    I downloaded an Application called MagicPrefs Which brings allot of functionality into this mouse and has saved this mouse in my opinion.

    23 of 26 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse and here's how to use it with Expose!

    • Written by from Willingham

    After battling with a sticky track ball on a wireless mighty mouse for a couple of years, Santa decided to reward me with a Magic Mouse. I am so glad he did - it really is a fantastic product. I love the smooth feel of the top, left and right clicks work perfectly and the scrolling function of the multi-touch surface is just amazing (up, down, left right). The laser tracking is amazingly accurate and negates the need for a mouse mat. I too was worried about the lack of Expose buttons, but a very easy work around for this is to set up 'active corners' in Expose and Spaces prefs so that when you drag the mouse pointer to one corner of the screen, it opens expose! Simple...
    The only thing I am not convinced about is the two finger swipe as the gesture is not that natural (yet). Overall another superbly innovative Apple product - Get One!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing 3rd & 4th button

    • Written by from Monkstown

    Love the mouse, its an engineering marvel and it felt perfectly natural in the hand from the start. HOWEVER, it also took 5 seconds flat the realize its biggest problem. The omission of 3rd (middle button) and 4th (side squeeze buttons) is a very big disappointment. What this essentially means is that I no longer have super-fast access to Spaces (I had set it as a middle button) or access to expose (I had it set as a side squeeze buttons). For those who are constantly between spaces and expose users switching between windows the original 'magic mouse' was truly 'magic'.

    I bought it for use with my MacBook Pro @ work, but due to the aforementioned omissions, I am afraid i will be pairing my old magic mouse and bringing this one home for the iMac where productivity is not as important.

    Huge disappointment :-(

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch!

    • Written by from london

    I used this mouse for about 20 mins and it really hurt! I got cramp in my hand trying to do the 2 finger swipe thing. I think it's too low and doesn't feel natural and easy to use. Big disappointment.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to perfection

    • Written by from Higham

    I love Apple mice! I loved the Puck, the Mighty Mouse (now Apple wired mouse). Yes they had flaws but working with them gave each of my Macs over the years a different personality.

    With the Magic Mouse Apple has taken it to new levels.

    The Good: Feels great in your hand. The scrolling is fluid (especially with Snow Leopards momentum setting). It works on all surfaces and doesn't jump about like the Mighty mouse used to. No ball to get gunked up. Scrolling and navigating web pages and emails is awesome (I can't see what the fuss is about with the swipe action - practice people!) Battery life (3 weeks of 40 hours a week and 5 hours at weekends still reading 58%)

    The Bad: Exposé. Having Exposé on the mouse was awesome and I do miss it from time to time. I have set up a hot corner (top right) and keyboard short cut and now its second nature again.

    Bottom-line - Apple has an unfairly earned reputation for bad mice. I personally have loved them however all the haters should be silenced now. The Magic Mouse is a truly awesome bit of kit (If you can migrate to a different way of using exposé!)

    PS Snow Leopards Exposé is far more intuitive so clicking and holding the App Icon on the dock to see the windows for that Application works well too!

    20 of 22 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Cwmbran

    Like others I was fed up with the old mouse and the scroll ball not working anymore. It scrolled one way but not the other, some of the apps I use lost a little functionality due to that! I have an iMac 20" and decided to buy it a Christmas present Magic Mouse and Snow Leopard.

    I don't make use of expose so don't share that frustration with others and I have taken to it like a duck to water. It feels very natural to me and my hands are quite big. It was easy to install after I upgraded OSX and then downloaded all of the updates. So bye-bye Mighty Mouse hello Magic Mouse!

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from DUBLIN 7

    Just got one of these and I think its excellent. Very few moving parts now so no scroll ball problems (thanx Applecare for 3 of them over the two years!). For those looking to have mouse control for Expose and any other stuff including of course the 'third button' (absolutely necessary for making multiple tabs from a google page result!), a third party app called 'Bettertouchtool' works excellently until our leaders get these things going!

    21 of 25 people found this useful