• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    I've had a Magic Mouse for a little over a year now. In fact, I've had two. The first was terrible on many surfaces and only tolerable on a good surface. Tracking was dreadful.
    With the second the tracking improved dramatically. Over a period of a few weeks I tried out the Magic Mouse and discovered eventually that I don't really like it. I find it uncomfortable to hold and unwieldly. For me, it's difficult to track accurately.
    Much to my surprise I have gone back to my Logitech Vx Nano for Notebooks. It needs a dongle and has it's idiosyncrasies, mostly to do with the roller and the middle key being separate devices, but the tracking is lovely. The mouse is responsive, and this is for a 5 year old mouse.
    Sorry Apple, I don't believe you got the design right here.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLY THE BEST MOUSE I'VE EVER USED.

    • Written by from Steynton

    Really satisfied with the Magic Mouse, from the multi touch gestures, to the elegant glass surface. The mouse is simply the best mouse I've ever used, because doing actions on this Magic Mouse with it's unique single button is a lot easier and faster than a normal conventional mouse with 3 buttons. I've had this mouse for almost 2 months now, and the batteries are topping at 50%, meaning I will eventually have to replace the batteries 3 times every year, this is pretty average for a mouse, so I don't see the reasons why this mouse is getting so any bad reviews?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from penzance

    The life lasts no longer than 4 weeks per set of batteries, and my mouse literally looses connection to my Mac every 1 minue-5 minutes, It's appalling especially in a brand new mouse... Very upset and I feel ripped off completely, AVOID THIS PRODUCT AT ALL COSTS!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would have liked a choice

    • Written by from Tickenham

    I have carpal tunnel and arthritis in my thumb and I find the Magic Mouse so painful and difficult to use, I am forever having to move it just to get the pointer where I want it to be, it ruins my whole iMac experience. I have since learnt there is a track pad which retails at the same price, perhaps this should be offered as a second choice to the mouse for people who struggle with their hands? I am now loath to pay an extra £50.00 odd to get one while my mouse just sits redundant!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I have waited a long time before writing this review. I was bought this as a present a couple of years ago and was really chuffed with it. I got used to using basic touch gestures with it and now I feel naked when I have to use a standard mouse. But I'm just thrown it away, it's just not reliable enough. I can just about put up with what seems to me to be poor battery life but the constant disconnecting from Bluetooth is infuriating. I've just bought a Logitech touch mouse and if it just does basic touch scrolling and stays connected it will knock the "Magic Mouse" into a cocked hat.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects so often I just smashed it in a rage!

    • Written by from Newmarket

    I've enjoyed using this mouse in the two years I've had it, but the rate at which it eats through batteries and the number of times it loses connection make my blood boil.

    In the last week it must have lost connection about 30 or 40 times, and that's with brand new batteries still showing 100%. Today was the final straw, it's been crashing safari when I swipe backpage and dropping the signal all morning. The third time it happened in an hour, I threw it across my office so hard it broke into 10 bits.

    Bye bye mighty mouse. Hello wired mouse.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Bradford

    Looks great, works great with the multi gestures, but I'm not using 24/7 so not sure if its prone to wrist ache as some people have said.

    However I bought mine in June 2010, and its just broke in Jan 14. The mouse would not turn on any more. I took the mouse with the original receipt, and box back to apple store in hope that they might have replaced it. Amazingly they did! no questions asked! Shocked is not the word!

    Let that be a lesson to all, keep boxes and receipts!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH!!!!

    • Written by from Sheffiel

    Failure designed, can not do things accurately,!!! useless!!!!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish it functioned as great as it looks.

    • Written by from CULLOMPTON

    Surprisingly for a company that designs such classy devices, Apple's record with mice is well below par. The original square was clunky and didn't fit to the hand, the 1998 'ice hockey puck' was just lamentable, but finally they seemed to have got it right with the Mighty Mouse. It was hand-shaped, it had several buttons, and it worked a dream.. until, that is, the scroll ball finally and irretrievably gave out.

    Now we have the Magic Mouse. It looks fantastic, a smooth and curvy dream. But.. NO buttons! (Farewell Exposé). Drinks batteries like Oliver Reid on Jack Daniels. Scrolls in an unwanted direction like a nervous colt when you first touch it. And it really doesn't fit snugly to the hand.

    It hasn't made up its mind whether it's a mouse or a trackpad. If it was the latter, I'd station it right by the keyboard and just stroke it with a finger or two. But it doesn't invite me to place my whole hand on it, move it around and click happily all day long.

    It came free with my iMac. But I'm only using it as a stop gap as my third Mighty Mouse's scroll ball has finally given up the ghost, and I'm waiting for delivery of a Logitech mouse instead.

    Verdict? Super style, but not recommended.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    • Written by from East Dulwich

    This is a case of: looks great, is rubbish; and favours form over function. it doesn't even appear to consider ergoomics, and therefore makes your hand ache. It is also a massive battery-eater. I have another mouse by logitech that cost me around £15, is ergonomically designed, makes batterys last for months rather than days, with the only difference being it is not shiny and white. Don't waste your money.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely brilliant!

    • Written by from Torquay

    After reading some of the other reviews on here, that go from complaints about the battery life to the absurd complaint that the apple mouse is "too flat", I just had to review.

    I only recently became a proper user of Apple products, after spending years using Toshiba/Samsung in my laptops. But a few months ago when my Samsung packed in, I took the plunge and bought a MacBook Pro. I've had no problems with the trackpad that comes built in, but upon finally installing Sims 3 on my Mac, I discovered I would need a proper mouse to play it. After having no success getting my MacBook to read my old PC mouse, I went and bought an Apple Magic Mouse.

    It was easy to connect, found instantly by my Macbook and I absolutely love it! For those complaining that it moves too quickly or is too sensitive, that can be altered in system preferences under mouse and then adjust the tracking bar to the speed that's comfortable to you.

    It is easy to use, comfortable in my hand and feels much more natural than holding a clunky PC mouse, it's smooth, easy to use and great for me. - As an added note, I do have small thin hands, so my palm fits very snugly around the mouse.

    As an avid user of trackpads, I always hated the idea of using a mouse after converting to using a laptop. But this has completely changed my perspective. It's easy to use and I love the easy of scrolling with it. As for the other complaints about the AA batteries not lasting long enough, in my opinion if you can spend out that much money on a mouse, it's fairly straightforward to buy yourself rechargeable AA batteries from a supermarket for £6 that come with a plug in charger and 4-6 batteries so you can always have ones ready to use. That is if you don't want to buy an Apple rechargeable battery/charging dock for it.

    So for anyone who is on the fence, go into an Apple store and try it! But from my experience, definitely buy it. I've tried and tested other brands before ending up with Apple and I cannot fault their quality. Take the plunge and buy one!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    2 year life span?

    • Written by from BROMLEY

    You need to know that I thought it was a great mouse.. I almost bought a second one to use at work. The touch mechanism is superb and the range of function available was fab... But, it packed up a few days ago now, at just over 2 years I feel a bit cheated. All my other Apple products have lasted 6 years or beyond, so 2 years is a bit pants.. and it's not as if I over use it.

    I will buy another though.. it's that good :)

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but doesn't last long.

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    I'm on my second Magic Mouse. The first one stopped working after about 6 months which was very disappointing as it still looks like brand new and it's just sitting in my draw looking sorry for itself. The bluetooth connection also drops a bit too often, and can be frustrating waiting for it to connect again.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    • Written by from Nottingham

    Every time I try to move the mouse to a new location it tries to scroll.

    Pulling my hair out!!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant mouse, except for ..

    • Written by from DALTON-IN-FURNESS

    Okay, it took me a while to get used to it as it is so different from most mice and perhaps it could be a little chunkier to fit my hand. But, after a week at most, I got to love it: no wheel or ball to gather dirt; intuitive actions [move, swipe, press] and, of course, a sleek design. It works beautifully.
    My main beef is with battery life: I now have a set of six NiMH rechargeables and seem always to have to be have some on charge as they need changing so often. I am considering buying a Magic Mouse for my wife to replace her old, clogged up Mighty Mouse, but will I need yet more batteries ready? Or have Apple improved this since I bought mine three years ago?

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, money better spent elsewhere!!!

    • Written by from Huntingdon

    Looks great, works 'fine'. Even feels nice to use but . . . I have 2, one I bought and one that came with a new mac and have now gone back to my logitech rechargeable mouse.

    It's not great when clicking sometimes need to click twice. When working with professional desktop publishing software such as indesign its annoying if you brush the mouse as you grub it as your page scrolls wildly up or down - trust me it easily done! There is an app to get more control but its a bit hit and miss.

    It's nice, don't get me wrong, I am a big Apple fan with many devices and computers, but its just not the best. My advice buy a decent rechargeable Logitech which comes with the charger and you won't spend £100 on a mouse and charger (you will want the charger too as it uses battery life pretty quickly if you work with it day in day out) and then want to change after a while!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never buy this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Northampton

    I got this mouse for about 1 year,i can say that it is a really bad mouse,if you play games,it will cost you two battery each WEEK!!! and sometimes it does not wrk at all,never never buy it,get a logitech or razer for that price is much more better than this!! Trust me

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb design, ludicrously unreliable

    • Written by from Ennis

    After using this mouse, any other mouse feels clumsy and constrained. The gestures allow you to do so much and the fact that it is a continuous surface just feels so much nicer, although it would be nice to have a sight indentation to indicate the centre of the mouse.

    However, I have had two of these mice—one for my desktop the other for my laptop—and have found both insufferably fragile. I'm not rough with my possessions but the mouse I used for the laptop quickly started intermittently losing connection and eventually failed altogether. The desktop one loses connection intermittently too, but hasn't failed outright, yet. In all cases of intermittent connections I made sure that the mouse was close to the bluetooth receiver, and that the batteries were charged. I finally gave up on using the Magic Mouse for my laptop and instead use the standard wired Apple mouse.

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  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

    • Written by from Redhill

    I have had my Mac for six months. In that time the magic mouse has needed replacement batteries three times (Duracell plus power). Now the connection keeps failing during use, which is really annoying. In addition, I have been frequently irritated by the screen expanding without warning during operation, due presumably to the sensitivity of the mouse. Not for me personally. I have gone back to a conventional wired mouse which gives me far better control.