• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am not convinced

    • Written by from DERBY

    I expect that Apple will improve on this device. However I have a few gripes at present.
    Firstly when swiping with two fingers I have to hold the mouse down with the other hand to stop it moving.
    The tracking is not as responsive as the Mighty Mouse either.
    When scrolling it sometimes fails to recognise the finger movement.

    While it looks great and removes the tangled mouse wire issue it is nowhere near a 5 star yet

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from LONDON

    Not pleased at all, feels really heavy compared to the might mouse - I realise it's the batteries but because the shape and texture of it also feels all wrong, it seems slippery and like it never really goes where I want it. I also keep scrolling things by mistake, and the right hand second click doesn't always work.

    You can't squeeze it so I can't use it for Expose unless I sacrifice my second click which I don't want to do. The two-finger 'navigation' gesture is fairly useless as far as I can tell and feels quite uncomfortable to do.

    And finally, unless I'm missing something, gestures that work on the macbook trackpad don't work on this (as I was expecting), such as zoom and rotate.

    I can only hope that a software update will come out to provide more gesture recognition. At the moment this feels like an expensive step backwards, and I've switched back to my mighty mouse.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Great - in fact not as good as the wired version

    • Written by from SOUTHAMPTON

    All the hype persuaded me to part with £50+ for a mouse! If it didn't have Apple on it few people would dream of spending that much on a mouse. However, thinking it would live up to the hype - many do. Sure it looks nice and the features like double finger swiping are cute, but after 3 weeks of trying to get used to it... I've had to consign it to the drawer of costly mistakes and revert to the wirer version.

    The main problem is that it's so irritating! It jumps and when clicking on something it frequently 'jumps' to the line or item above.

    Few people are as supportive of Steve Jobs and Apple as me, but I'm afraid this thing is for room 101!

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating mouse takes you to unexpected screen destinations like magic

    • Written by from Horley

    Irritating and unwanted mouse features, such as "find the input cell" when using spreadsheets, plus randomly and accidentally change numeric fields in one simple finger movement in databases ... make this mouse barely fit for purpose.
    Lacks sensitivity controls. Badly thought out. But, all importantly looks very pretty.

    3 of 12 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but not that impressed unfortunately

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Got a Magic Mouse with my new 27" iMac, I wanted to love it as it looked so nice. I am a self employed graphic designer who works long hours. I liked the weight, unfortunately I found having the hold the mouse so far forward in my palm a real pain. Working in InDesign was a real pain as I found the mouse jumping about the screen as I leaned down accidentally with my palm. I gave up after two weeks and returned to my trusty Logitech. Overall a great looking mouse, great concept, nicely weighted but not for me I'm afraid. Hopefully the mouse will continue to be developed and refined.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not satisfied

    • Written by from Middlesex

    I am satisfied with the working of the mouse.
    Yes as apple mentiones it is wireless slim and very good with the looks but the scrolling is not that easy as it is shown in the video
    All in all I would just say i am not satisfied & its not worth the money :(

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats your keyboard batteries like no tomorrow!

    • Written by from Manchester

    Works like a dream, but your BT keyboard will scream it's constantly hungry as the Magic Mouse demands so much BT bandwidth that the keyboard needs the batteries changing at least 3 times a week. Want proof? Go to the Apple Support page and search for the (currently) 13 page topic Apple Wireless Keyboard Eating Batteries

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all it claims to be

    • Written by from Maidstone

    Got this mouse for Christmas. I've just had to get it sent off under warranty as the right click button is not working properly and keeps getting stuck. The scroll function is very unresponsive and the mouse only works on some surfaces. Compared with my Logitech mouse which was in the same price range I am thoroughly disappointed with the Apple mouse, as I would expect a lot better quality from apple, based on the quality of my MacBook Pro

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MIxed feelings

    • Written by from SLOUGH

    The concept, design and build quality are all excellent. I love the idea of taking the mouse and allowing it to do more than just point & click. I just wish the execution was a bit better...

    Firstly, Apple have once again sacrificed function for design. Yes it looks great but it's just too flat and doesn't have any ergonomic contours so it sits awkwardly in your hand, making it a pain to use for prolonged periods of time. Secondly, no side buttons means no expose, something I think is miles more useful than multi-touch on a day to day basis.

    This mouse has a kinda "look at me, I have no buttons and a cool touch sensitive surface" feel about it. It's a novelty, built for Apple fan boys who are more interested in showing off the latest bit of kit than buying something that's actually functional. What's needed now is a Magic Mouse Pro - a bigger, more ergonomic and actually functional variation of this potentially fantastic idea, for people who actually want something useful.

    And until that time, I'll stick with my MX revolution...

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse without Expose is not a mouse!

    • Written by from Lovettsville

    Until they come up with the side "squeeze" functionality I will stick with the mice I have. I can't believe they left this out of the product. As cool and fun as the current product is it's not complete without this feature.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome looking mouse...

    • Written by from Frederiksberg

    This mouse looks absolutely amazing. I do find this mouse poor in use however. It's way too flat making it hard to use in a relaxed way. Also the right button (I use that a lot) doesn't work well.

    To make this one good give it a more ergonomic shape and enable some sort of useful right clicking feature. I know Apple isn't too happy about right clicking but it's needed for most games :)

    If you plan on using this mouse for gaming - well don't. It's not even remotely usable. I also find the resolution a bit low. I have the mouse on max speed and it's still a tad slow.

    11 of 15 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too low

    • Written by from HUSULA

    The wipe function is great. The former mouse with the tiny scroll ball was the right size, but the ball jammed after a few months use. I bought the Magic Mouse but after two days of use I put it away. It's too low and it leaves my hand in the air with no support and causes stress to my wrist.

    Great mouse, but it should be 1 cm higher.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice... but really miss the extra buttons of the Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    Apple's new Magic Mouse is definitely more stylish and the build quality feels superior to the old Mighty Mouse, but I am desperately missing the extra functionality of the older mouse.

    Having the center button on the old Mighty Mouse assigned to Spaces or Expose was the fastest way to move between applications. With the new Magic Mouse I find myself constantly having to work the keyboard to navigate the desktop. What is unclear is why Apple have not been able to implement the same functionality in the new mouse.

    It's a real pity as despite the many improvements in the new Magic Mouse I have found myself going back to my old Mighty mouse purely for the extra productivity and convenience.

    Here's hoping Apple can implement these functions in a future driver release.

    18 of 20 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, needs improvements to make things easier

    • Written by from London

    Magic mouse looks beautiful, and the multi-touch sensor works fine, but there is still a lot of room for improvements.
    To start with, no expose feature. the absence of this feature is especially felt if u have the new macbook with multi-touch trackpads. it feels you can do 'more with your trackpad' which shouldnt be the case.
    Then, if using the right click feature, its pretty annoying because if any of your other finger is resting on the mouse, it will never do a right click, so you have to lift all your other fingers off the mouse every time you have to use right click.
    Also the mouse does not feel too comfortable to hold because of its shape.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I already sold this Magic Mouse. Got a Mighty one in exchange, lucky me...

    • Written by from LAPPEENRANTA

    It may be aerodynamical and ingenious as well but sadly this mouse does not fit in a grown man's hand. It is simply is too flat.
    In the older mouse one also can assign the scroll ball as a button which is very usable in many ways. It is not possible to replicate that kind of function in the newer mouse.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If Only...

    • Written by from luton

    I absolutely hated the mighty mouse, it broke within 1 month of having it because of the trackball getting clogged up: cleaning it exactly as they described didn't work. So I went out and bought a Logitech MX Revolution, which is great, but the drivers are buggy and unreliable.

    As you can imagine I was very happy to hear about the new Magic Mouse. The whole touch sensitive thing is absolutely fantastic and It looks incredible, BUT... there is no expose!!!!! I couldn't believe it! got so close to buying it before I realised. What have you guys done? are you mad? I have been so happy with everything since buying my mac pro except for your attention to the quality of the Apple Mouse, and now you've brought out yet another useless generation of mouse. I need to have expose mapped to my mouse because of the many projects I have open at the same time, I sometimes need to compare and switch constantly. Yes I can press the expose on the keyboard or assign it to a hot corner, but that takes much longer to switch between windows and makes expose as efficient as switching windows in windows xp.

    I know for a fact that Logitech don't care about their drivers, especially for macs. I just really hope Apple bring out a mouse with a solution to this problem - Its the only thing I hate about macs!

    17 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement

    • Written by from MAIDENHEAD

    Ok i am going to start with the positives, How Beautiful does this look on a wooden desk? Attractive and functional, easy to use, basic functions work with windows and it is a dream to use, It's a nice size for almost any hand and is weighty enough to stay still on the desk when using the 'two finger swipe' gesture.
    Unfortunately build quality is poor, the lower metal casing extrudes beyond the upper plastic multitouch surface making it feel cheap and underdeveloped, also no Bootcamp support. Finally as mentioned by previous reviewers, there is no shortcuts like the squeeze or click the scroll ball to open dashboard or application switcher.
    I Suggest wait two or three months for the manufacturing cycle to refresh and maybe they will have fixed the tiny annoyances to make it truly 'magic'

    14 of 17 people found this useful