• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A version with USB wire

    • Written by from Helsinki

    I do not want a mouse with batteries. I'ts too heavy, and batteries only last a month at best. So, please make version with wire connection. Make it a mouse again.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power hungry mouse

    • Written by from LONDON

    it's all very good to have wireless mouse and ketyboard, but they use up batteries at the rate of 2 per month for the mouse, and 2/every 3months for the keyboard - over a year, it's not a lot, maybe but it certainly is not exactly environmentally friendly. all those batteries make a lot of unrecycleable waste. not quite sure why they couldn't usb cables as an option as well...

    6 of 17 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A mouse, but no where near Apple's fantastic standard

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I didn't like this product, i hated its "PC" click and how small it was, even under my 14 year old hands. I own a MacBook and have been using it for about 5/6 months now, very happy. But as usual teenagers such as myself are never happy and are always looking for new products to lay our hands on and discuss with others, but i wasn't pleased with Apple's new mouse.

    So the "Magic Mouse," it may have multi-touch functions, but i found that the interactive area was just not big enough as you struggle to fit your fingers across it. The click is HORRIBLE, it reminds you of PC computers, the constant disappointments and failures within 2 years, oh and of corse the weak, easily-breakable plastic that you find on cheap ballpoint biro pens that typical USB mice are built with.

    I was expecting a sleek, beautiful piece of genius, which is what i got, but it's the mouse under the cover. "Don't judge a book by it's cover," comes in to play here because it just doesn't work. I can't define the error exactly, but it must be the actual size that's disappointing, because you want it to replace your trackpad and to feel like a large clean canvas where your finger is the brush.

    The only positives are the visual design and the packaging to be honest. I'm glad that I saved my hard-earned money, £20 in fact, because I opted for the fantastic wireless Mighty Mouse, which IS "Mighty" apart from the dust that covers the ball occasionally, but this slight annoyance can easily be removed with a finger-tip of Blu Tack.

    Overall I found the Magic Mouse disappointing because of the un-Apple-like standard that usually comes with all Apple products such as the iMac and iPod. A good design CONCEPT but not yet ready for national retail in my opinion.

    And some advice to Apple: PLEASE use some "less PC-like" quality products to build your new ideas (obviously the example is the Magic Mouse), because i'm sure they are very good, but need some refinement unfortunately, such as the the click on the mouse i have described above.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse excellence

    • Written by from Clophill

    After having to clean the trackball of my USB mouse more than twice a session I looked at the magic mouse. Brilliant! Good ergonomics, simple action and an aesthetic design; but what else would I expect from Apple. A small improvement would be wireless induction recharging overnight for the batteries.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    no middle button

    • Written by from London

    a bit naff as no middle button. old mouse had one but the ball got full of fluff and muck :(

    3 of 14 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little product!!!

    • Written by from Walthamstow

    I recently bought the iMac which the magic mouse came with as standard. The mouse is freaking brilliant, haven't had any trouble with connection, or battery problems. The mouse is different and can be difficult but it is perfect for me.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse and improves on previous model

    • Written by from West Wickham

    I have had this mouse for a few weeks now and am very happy with it. Yes, the lack of expose function took some getting used to, but I just had to familiarise myself with a few more keyboard shortcuts which is no bad thing. The touch functionality is great. The tracking is very clear, I've not had any glitches despite having used it on several different surfaces.

    I find too that the left/right click sensor is better than on the mighty mouse (now apple mouse) that I had for almost two years previously. Aside from the dust problems with that, I also found that sometimes the sensors would play up. But I've had no problems so far with the left/right detection when I have clicked - it always gives me the correct one!! But that of course is to be expected. Very enjoyable mouse to use, the integration of touch techonology was such a logical next step, and it has worked very well.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Wolverhampton

    Like most apple products this just works.

    Fits into the palm of my hand perfectly, and has awesome features.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    please do not buy this mouse

    • Written by from Solihull

    okay so the plus sides: it looks amazing - it feels amazing to use - its multitouch functions (im guessing they will gradually release more) are seemless. so far so good.

    but i guess the main problem, main major problem i should say, is that this mouse crashed every - single - minute. the slightest tap of this mouse against your keyboard, or imac or mug of coffee or anything, and its gone. sure it takes like 3 seconds to connect back up again but we're talking the smallest knocks. i'm not saying i've been dropping this mouse from a great height, im literally talking maybe 3mm off my desk.

    please be aware, i - am - not - exaggerating. save yourself the money. i wish i did.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of trouble

    • Written by

    New and elegant doesn't mean better. Getting the Magic Mouse is like getting a program update with all the well known menu bottons changed so you must waste hours relearning it. After two days I just hated this new mouse, delivered it back and got a refund.

    3 of 5 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great - a lot better than the apple mouse

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Bought this product a couple of days ago. I am quite impressed. The scrolling is brilliant and because it does not have a ball to do the scrolling I presume that function will not seize up as in the case of the apple mouse.
    Some have mentioned that the magic mouse does not "fit" into the palm of your hand very well. I have got small hands and this works great!
    The 2 finger scroll is useless and takes some effort to get it right.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless plastic

    • Written by from Århus

    Mine just died.....
    So now I'm back with the old Logitech which I've used for ages before switching to Mac. This is just the latest in a series of incidents that all adds up to my returning to PC and throwing Mac out for good.

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, I love mine......

    • Written by from Bathgate

    I took to this new mouse like a duck to water. Very intuitive, easy to use and it does react in the way the nice glossy apple vids show. I disgarded previous generations of apple mice for an alternative, however on this occasion, I'll be sticking with my new little friend !!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure Magic

    • Written by from Stamford

    I asked for this for a long time then finally got it for Christmas. It looked brilliant, felt brilliant and worked brilliantly. The battery life was long too! The only downside is it didn't two finger swipe through albums on itunes but over all a great piece of kit to add to your mac.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The wireless mouse

    • Written by from Ashton Under Lyne

    I have moved to mac 6 months ago, and it is fantastic, today I bought the new magic mouse and what a pleasure it is to use, turned the mac on and 30 seconds later it was up and running, and it is a pleasure to use, Yes I am new to mac but I must say I love it, no more slow unreliable windows, If you looking for a great mouse just go and try one they are great. yes I know its not cheap, but when you pick it up you can feel the build and quality and its so easy to use, I suffer from arthritis and when I tested the mouse my hands were swollen and I had no problems at all holding it and using it.
    DON'T LISTEN TO NEGATIVE STUFF TRY BEFORE YOU BUY ITS GREAT

    6 of 7 people found this useful