• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Douglas

    I love the look, feel and functionality of the Magic Mouse. The only thing I would like it to have in addition to the current features is the 'pinch' like on the iPhone and MacBook Pro trackpad. Otherwise I'm completely happy with this fantastic product. Well done Apple - keep the innovations coming.

    6 of 9 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but does not worth 56 pound

    • Written by from plymouth

    The mouse is stylish and sleek , but one of the biggest concern is the battery life of the mouse and the inability to use rechargeable batteries , and the second thing is that there is no specific software for the mouse it self .

    Apart from that its really good on every surface i used it on , and its comfy for long use

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but ....

    • Written by from Blaina

    This mouse is absolutely awesome, i use it every single day.

    The battery live with the Included batteries is around 2 weeks but with a better branded battery/better tech battery its around 1/1.5 months

    I downloaded an Application called MagicPrefs Which brings allot of functionality into this mouse and has saved this mouse in my opinion.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse but still love Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Brackley

    This is a very nice mouse, looks great & works very well. However personally i still love the 'Mighty Mouse', i'm using one now & it's just so comfy, the ball is simply fantastic, true it needs occasional cleaning but it's no big deal, i'm using one now which provoked me to write this review. We have had the 'Magic Mouse' (the new one) for a few months now & yes.it is a fine mouse and you wont ever have to clean it but i still prefer the 'Mighty Mouse' he's just a bit more comfy & the love/hate ball to me is superb.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better and faster workflow

    • Written by from Odense M

    I had different mice, even keyboards at my office and at my home-workspace.
    This was very annoying, so I ordered two Magic Mice.
    It's rather astonishing how this did speed up and improve my work flow. Especially the scrolling in every direction with momentum when zoomed in I find very useful. Although the flat design, I find it very ergonomic.

    The only disadvantage I could find, and that's also the reason it didn't get 5 stars, is its energy consumption. The Magic Mouse at my office is in use about 8-9 hours /5 days a week - and I have to replace the batteries every 4 to 5 weeks.
    However... Now I switch mice from office to home after 3 weeks... That helps. But the next generation I hope ships with some kind of docking that recharges once in a while.

    8 of 9 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A long time coming...

    • Written by from Stoke Newington

    It has taken Apple a long time to update their standard mouse design. Before the Magic Mouse came on the scene, customers of new desktop computers had a choice of wired or wireless kits (keyboard and mouse). This is no more, all Apple input devices are now wireless, 'to aid an uncluttered desktop'. A good idea in principle but I'm not sure whether it will keep my desktop tidy.

    The Magic Mouse is very good. Within moments of using it, you forget its there. In my opinion, this generally means a device is well designed and incredibly intuitive to use. I now find, going back to an 'older style' Apple mouse, whether wired or wireless feels almost alien.

    Gone are the days of broken scroll wheels, the Magic Mouse makes use of advanced trackpad gestures we have come to know and love from the MacBook Pro and MacBook series of computers. The Magic Mouse feels luxurious to the touch, being made of the same aircraft grade aluminium and white plastic used in both the MacBook Pro and MacBook computers.

    My only issue with the new mouse is this; whilst it does look beautiful, it is not particularly ergonomic. However, as we all know, Apple products often sacrifice form for function. Its ok though, I'm sure my bones will simply mould to the shape of the mouse over time!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin, but I do miss the exposé button...

    • Written by from CAMBRIDGE

    Excellent wireless laser mouse and the scrolling is really made like "magic". Clicking itself also feels better than the previous generation. The only complain I have is the lack of a 4th button for exposé.

    Otherwise a very good and performing wireless mouse, so giving it a 4 out of 5. Hope Apple will add more multi-finger gestures in the future via firmware update, too!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from WEYMOUTH

    I was given one for Christmas. I had previously wondered why you called it a Magic Mouse...........................NOW, I know! A splendid piece of kit that was a doddle to set up unlike some pieces of Bluetooth kit I have tried to set up and failed. Thanks Apple.One more thing,when do we get the pinch gesture that is on Laptop trackpads?

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic indeed

    • Written by from READING

    Finally they get it right.

    Could have done with a way of accessing dashboard, such as a quick single tap to the top, but otherwise would find it hard to improve on.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not without its flaws

    • Written by from Reading

    When I got this for Christmas i was impressed. It connects quickly enough, has the majority of the features that i use using the trackpad, and, after a touch of customising, becomes the best mouse you've used. However, as many people have said, its lack of expose functionality does let it down. Now it becomes slightly difficult to see what windows i have open, and i have to use the trackpad again. Good, but not without its flaws.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from WAKEFIELD

    I was very pleased to receive this mouse as a gift this Christmas. The mouse is very user friendly, and although quite flat, very easy to use for extended periods.
    Setup as always with Mac is very straightforward and the mouse was out of the box and working in under 5 minutes.
    The only reason the MM does not get 5 stars is the lack of zoom control and exposé functionality. If the mouse were updated to include these then i would award it 5 stars.
    It is however, still the best mouse i have ever used.
    Well Done Apple

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but......

    • Written by from Manchester

    I bought this mouse few days ago. It is one great mouse but swiping left and right with it well i not sure how you manage it with out holding two hands on the mouse. Scrolling is heaven on it :) I would recommend if you need a mouse but if you have one that works then wit for it to break before you go out and get you magic mouse.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love at first click.

    • Written by from Sittard

    I was immediately pleased with the Magic Mouse. The click and right click's felt right form the start. The low profile shape is not a problem for me, and I'm using the mouse all day. No signs of RSI yet.

    Two finger swipe gesture works well in web browsers. For 5 Stars I am missing some gestures, two finger pinch and three finger gestures. But They can be implemented later with updates. Fingers crossed. It's a revolutionary mouse for me. ;-)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great touch, but not ergonomics

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I've been using the magic mouse for 4 days now, and I must say that after being totally in love with it, I'm slightly disappointed by its ergonomics in the longer run.
    Accuracy is impressive (it works really well on white surfaces), the touch feeling is great, and the scrolling is the best ever experienced (a real dream!). However, 2 main downsides from an ergonomic point of view:
    1/ Because the mouse is very flat, the fingers on the side quite literally hold the mouse at all times. While with other mice your palm can do the trick, here there is always a pressure on your thumb and the 4th finger. Nothing too worrying at first, but now I'm starting to develop a pain in my 4th finger near the nail.
    2/ The two fingers swipe is pretty useless to me. This works really well on track pads where you whole hand can do the swipe, but when your hand is sticked to the mouse moving the two fingers independently is not very natural. Maybe that's just me, to find out simply try to move these two fingers without moving any other part of the hand, and you'll see if you have the same problem as I do.

    Finally, it's been mentioned by others but it's a shame there isn't an expose mode. Since the mouse can detect touch, a 3 fingers click or swipe to activate expose would have made a big difference.

    Overall, a very good mouse, but that has favoured style over ergonomics a little too much. I'm sure a future iteration can do better.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great piece of hardware

    • Written by from Odense SØ

    Since I got my first Mac in early 2008, I've been using a Mighty Mouse (with cord), and then a Logitech V470 bluetooth mouse.

    While I've been pleased with both, I never could get the speed set just right (MM doesn't accelerate, V470 accelerates too fast).

    After waiting for more than a month, the Magic Mouse finally arrived, and I am very pleased with it sofar.

    Feels very sturdy, movement is just right, and it's got a nice affirmative click.

    But the best part is the scrolling. Now, I've never been one to complain about the scroll-ball on the Mighty Mouse (cleaned it some, and even took it apart on occasion), but all in all, the scrolling was nice.

    But the Magic Mouse's momentum scroll is awesome! Why haven't mice scrolled like this since the scroll-wheel was introduced?

    Anyways, I'm very pleased with my new mouse, even if it took a while to get it here.

    15 of 17 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple mouse so far

    • Written by from Frimley Green

    I have used pretty every variety of mouse apple has made, ever since the dark days of ADB! This new mouse takes some getting used to, (in my case a week) but once you do it works nicely.
    Like most folks I liked the mighty mouse, when the little ball is working its fantastic. The wireless mighty mouse was utter junk, it was pathetic on most surfaces including mouse mats! This Magic mouse fixes all that was wrong with the mighty, both wired and wireless.
    Its true what people are saying about the magic being tricky for those with larger hands, I have large hands and I can imagine it being more comfy if it was about 120% bigger. However it is very responsive, give it time and it will grow on you.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect!

    • Written by from Manchester

    After having used the new Magic Mouse for 24 hours I am pretty pleased with my purchase. Having moved from a Mighty Mouse I must admit missing having direct mouse access to Expose and Dashboard but this can be addressed via hot corners etc.

    Aside from missing the additional buttons I must say that it does track much slower then the Mighty Mouse despite being set to maximum. It would also be nice to be able to adjust the resistance of the click as it feels slightly to easy for me.

    I feel the opportunity to develop the gestures will make this something that will get even better in time.

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