• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A real apple moment

    • Written by from Gloucester

    Unlike many other reviewers I really did have an apple moment.

    The mouse is extremely comfortable, my mighty mouse has been consigned to the cupboard. I love the weight, not too heavy not too light. The only gripe I have is it's not rechargeable and if it's anything like my wireless mighty mouse it'll eat batteries like there's no tomorrow.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch Functionality at Your Mac

    • Written by from RAMSGATE

    Buttons, it seems, are on the way out of fashion. If you have a touchscreen iPhone etc. I think you'll love this mouse- finally touch functionality on a mouse which requires only soft, less stressful gestures.

    I hated the original Mighty Mouse which came with my iMac and have been using an unsightly Microsoft one ever since- I needed a right click and a scroll wheel! Migrating to a smaller desk required less cables, and I have been searching for a decent wireless mouse ever since. Despite it's higher price tag the Magic Mouse is well worth the money- why not sooner Apple?

    A word of advice- even if you manually check for updates as the Quick Start Guide suggests I still had to find the software update for my OS (Leopard) and download it manually to make use of the Magic Mouse's touch features. Unfortunately Apple's website search did not bring up the update but a quick Google of "Apple Magic Mouse update" took me straight to the Apple download pages for either Snow Leopard or Leopard for required update.

    Also, for users who are more creative, this mouse works absolutely splendidly on Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Particularly useful for gliding around zoomed in workspaces- I've found holding Alt+Command and scrolling forward or back zooms in and out wonderfully on these programmes. 5 Star!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    nearly there !

    • Written by from Chichester

    The truth is I always hated the old mac mouse, (and still do) To me it was a let down and shortly after buying a new iMac I purchased and ordinary 3 button wireless mouse. The mac mouse is still in its original wrapping unopened. For Christmas I was given a magic mouse and was a bit sceptical but gave it a try. What an improvement! why didn't they do this years ago? I still have the odd problem with the touch surface but but that's OK with me, I like it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An excellent mouse from Apple

    • Written by from Broad Hinton

    I must be honest, I have completely ignored the multi-fingured swipes. I have no idea whether or not they are easy or hard, I simply do not find them comfortable. Others should add another star (ahem) if they can use them.

    Ignoring these, this is quite simply the best mouse I've ever owned. Perfect shape, balance, and the behaviour of the touch surface as a mouse wheel/ball is utterly flawless. Almost the perfect mouse, and looks wonderful with the wireless keyboard.

    6 of 8 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No expose! Poor, v.poor

    • Written by from Stourbridge

    As the title reads and you need the dexterity of a well seasoned poker player to take advantage of the two finger swipe. not the only fingered gesture that apple gave me when I handed £55 pounds of my hard earned cash to them.

    Don't get me started on the poor blue tooth when connected to a MacPro. Poor, it at least has to work to be poor!

    But it looks fab, so I leave it on the desk for the visitors to see, but as soon as there gone so so the 'Magic' mouse.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, does take a little getting used to.

    • Written by from Bishops Stortford

    I really do like the new mighty mouse. Its great looking and good to hold and use and feels more high quality then my old mighty mouse. I have had no connection problems and it paired with my macbook fine.
    I have only had mine for a few hours and the only little things bad I can report so far was it did not tell me during paring or in the little instruction book that I needed to download an update to activate the swipe functions. Plus I miss the little buttons on the side of my mighty mouse to show my desktop. I am sure though that I can configure it do the same.

    All in all very good would highly recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SO MUCH BETTER THAN IT'S PREDECESSOR

    • Written by from DONCASTER

    Just bought one of these to replace a wired Mighty Mouse which are now out of date and were in need of overhauling. I had previously tried the Wireless Mighty Mouse and did not like it. Thought it was too clumsy.

    So far I am impressed. The mouse feels like quality in your hand. Easy sliding and just a firm, well built, quality to it. Using it and setting up was a total breeze. The old Mighty Mouse range had a cheap sort of feel to them. These are the opposite. Very very classy and no more scroll wheel to get gunged up and stop working which became very boring and tiresome with the old design.

    I just wonder when they will launch a wired version of it because, as previously mentioned I think the Mighty Mouse needs to go.

    Some will disagree as the Magic Mouse does not have the side or centre buttons. For me in particular I never did use the side buttons anyway and seldomly used the centre button (usually used for Expose etc.) so they are not features I will miss. I suspect only real power users use these buttons.

    So to conclude the absence of the flawed scroll wheel of old and the quality build and sleek looks along with of course the fantastic usability I have given this 5 stars and recommend it. Downside: Price! Although for a bluetooth mouse of such quality and innovation it is competitive. I do not regret the purchase.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great but not that great

    • Written by from WORTHING

    I saw this in LA came back home and brought it and I thought wow its going to be great. But if you use your mac all day everyday for work like me it was a bit of a disapointment. Why namely because there was no expose option and the dashboard option with one touch. Guess it was made for web use in mind and nothing else as it is magic on websites flipping between pages. I now find myself using two mice the magic for web bits and normal mouse for any design work. not ideal, So feel a little let down by apple..

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple mouse yet

    • Written by from London

    The Apple Magic Mouse is so much better than the old Mighty Mouse, which used to gum up with dust and gunk every few weeks and stop working. It is a little slow to start when turning power back on, but apart from that is recommended. price could be a bit lower, though...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not perfect

    • Written by from Wallingford

    This a beautiful piece of kit but there's one problem I've found. Because the mouse is so light it's difficult to use left/right swipes without sending the mouse across the desk. It's not easy to use side swipes whilst holding onto the mouse.

    Also, the setup instructions aren't much use. You need to pair the mouse (when it just appears as a wireless mouse) and then go through a 'software update' to get the up to date driver (this is pre-10.6.2). It's easy but it could have been better explained.

    Also, it's a pity that Apple didn't use the opportunity to dump the mouse part altogether and go for a straight Trackpad emulation. Maybe that will come later with an optional software upgrade.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally satisfied

    • Written by from Killarney

    A work of art in function and looks !

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A real backward step

    • Written by from Camberley

    I am currently have both a USB and wireless mighty mouse. Both work absolutely fine on my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro.

    The magic mouse is a real backward step. Unlike the mighty mouse which fits nicely under my right hand, the magic mouse just doesn't feel right. My fingers tend to naturally extend over the front edge of the magic mouse making left and right clicking that little bit awkward. Scrolling, again, just feels awkward. There is something just not quite right about the shape and feel of this device. I also don't like the feel of the 'sharp' edges of the device against my hand when the using the mouse.

    The real show stopper for me is that the magic mouse simply does not work with my Mac Pro. It connects fine but the movement is very intermittent and totally unusable. My wireless mighty mouse still works fine on the same surface.

    I will be sending the magic mouse back to Apple for a refund.

    8 of 12 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!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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

    Avoid this product.

    • Written by from UUSIKAUPUNKI

    The title should emphasize my message. Do not acquire this product. You'll be sorely let down.

    First of all. Ergonomics are totally wrong. They have been sacrificed on the altar of nice shape. My hand is totally broken using this product.

    Second of all. This might be my personal preference but, the motion sensor of the mouse is positioned on the top of the mouse bottom. This means that all the mouses that I have used since 1994 which have had either ball, infrared or laser in the middle of the mouse will feel weird. Actually I never got used to the Magic Mouse. The motion just feels bad.

    The touch sensitive surface is a good innovation but not practical. Usually I just end up touching it by accident and end up scrolling somewhere that I do not want to.

    Conclusion, if you have ever before used a mouse do not buy this. It'll not be worth it.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    buy one

    • Written by from rugby

    Had mine for a year now and can honestly say I could not do without it.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Ever!

    • Written by from Kingswinford

    Besides my Macbook Pro, this is the best thing i have ever brought! If you have big hands & find a trackpad too fiddly, get this! Its ideal for scrolling in Logic Pro, i love it!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful