• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If You Read One Review Read This!

    • Written by from Wolverhampton

    Upon ordering a Mac, you get the option of Magic Mouse or TrackPad. I got the magic mouse despite having several mac compatible mouse that i was using with my windows previously.
    When i first got the mouse. I tried to operate the mouse by lying my hand flat on the mouse (How stupid i looked) I have big hands and my hands practically covered it.
    The mouse is very low like a High Priced Sports Car. Yet i still love it. And i now operate the mouse with my palm in the air. The mouse gets 5* But looses one as the acceleration is slow which can be a problem when playing online games etc. But once the speed of the pointer is high it helps. The touch interface of the mouse and just how brilliant it is amazes me everytime i use it.
    Just like Apple, Another product unlike anything on the market!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, badly executed

    • Written by from London

    Sounds great on paper but, in practice, this mouse is tiny and unergonomic; it hurts my hand after about 30 mins of use.

    Also, the touch sensitive scrolling is far too sensitive and imprecise, therefore useless for anything but scrolling through documents (where precision is less important).

    It probably goes without saying that this mouse is useless for gaming, as it's impossible to press both mouse buttons at the same time (FPS games in particular will usually require that you hold down the right mouse button to aim iron-sights and then click with the left to shoot).

    For general desktop use, you would be far better off with the Magic Trackpad, which offers much more precision and less ergonomic pain (although still useless for gaming of course).

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big disappointment

    • Written by from Helsinki

    I expected much more from this mouse. Firstly, I was disappointed that the tracking speed couldn't be set to be (much) higher, since I'm used to having a much more sensitive mouse, which requires far less wrist movement.

    Secondly, it is really irritating that the slower the mouse is moved, the cursor starts to move IMPOSSIBLY slowly. This is especially painful when navigating menus, for example, when the mouse speed is typically slower than average.

    I don't know if other brands' wireless mice work with mac computers, but if they do, I would recommend them 100%.

    It's nice to have some gestures that can be performed on the mouse, like on the trackpad. But that hardly matters when Apple haven't even got the basics right and there's no way to change these settings. Big disappointment.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working on all surfaces after 9 months

    • Written by from London

    This mouse came with my new Mac (which is fantastic). After 10 months of trouble free use, the mouse stopped working on a mouse mat, but would still work on a desk surface (not a huge problem but annoying). Then two months later it stopped working on the desk surface and only worked on a shiny surface. Now it works on nothing and is out of warranty despite initially being faulty within the timeframe. Given the expense of replacing it when it goes wrong, i would avoid this product.

    5 of 8 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Wraysbury

    This is a fantastic mouse for general tasks such as surfing the web, organising my mac and browsing through photos, as well as using Photoshop. The only downer is not having a middle button which means I have to use another mouse when using CAD programmes such as Alias and Sketchup. It's not really a problem as my backup is very small and can be carried easily. But other than that I'm really pleased with it. Even after 4 months the batteries it came with don't seem to be draining very much! A must buy for anyone in need of a mouse without a middle button! Well done Apple... keep up the good work! :D

    2 of 2 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tracking Speed

    • Written by from Radstock

    I've had the mouse for a year now and find that it suits my purposes admirably. I only use scroll and swipe, the other options I find a little complicated to use. Tracking speed was poor until I downloaded magic prefs, used their settings and now the speed is excellent. Another point in it's favour is the way my wife can use it, it still functions perfectly when she is sitting at 100 degs off to the computer. (She has sight issues). Everything considered, I am pleased with the mouse, but now of course, along comes the trackpad!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good.. But

    • Written by from Northampton

    the magic mouse is good but, when i use it once in a while, it becomes dead !, and sometimes it works and sometimes when i use the magic mouse it randomly cuts the signal !! and plus it has no expose and dashboard!, i was disappointed! but the multi task does a good job

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magical

    • Written by from Barking

    I love this mouse it is fantastic!!!

    7 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Absolutely amazing

    • Written by from London

    I am an avid gamer and used the best mice including the Razer Death addder and Razer Mamba. Recently I got the magic mouse for my macbook air and I must admit its the best I have ever used. The whole package is awesomme, the touch controls, tracking precision and the ergonomics ofcourse. I would recommend this to anyone who has got a macbook. This mouse is ages ahead of its peers, it even beats the mighty mouse. Get it guys, you wont regret it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality in the palm of your hand

    • Written by from Ashford

    I never usually write reviews, however I felt compelled to say that this is by far the best feeling mouse I have used for a very long time. It is slightly on the thin side compared to the mighty mouse, however, once you get past the initial weird feeling (which passes very quickly may I add), you could not imagine using anything else.

    Well done apple on this great looking, feeling, functional mouse.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse

    • Written by from Brighton

    Although this mouse has got some bad press because it's not ergonomic enough, what do you expect? To incorporate the touch/gesture technology it has to be the way it is.

    It is incredibly flat and it will take a while to get used to but once you have, you'll love it.
    For gaming it's terrible as left and right clicks/holds are often misinterpreted but I expected that and didn't buy it with the intentions to use it for games.

    In summary this is another great, innovative mouse for general home-office use and worth the £56

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just great

    • Written by from DARLINGTON

    Amazing product, feels a little wide to begin with but the touch nature of the device requires a wider flat feel. Team this up with magicprefs and this thing is a blessing to your workflow and whole Mac experience.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design.. poor battery life!

    • Written by from ASHFORD

    I was very pleased when (after three months of waiting) my i7 iMac arrived with its wireless keyboard and mouse. The keyboard I thought would take a bit of getting used to but was fairly quick. The mouse on the other hand I was not that impressed with. It has a very poor battery life and after just 30 days of 8 hrs a day 5 days a week use required its battery changing with just a few hours warning, Put some new batteries in and they seem to be lasting even less time! Been in for just 4 days and power level already showing 86% Keyboard is still at 100%!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful