• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A light touch is needed and welcome ...

    • Written by from Douglas

    I put off buying one of these because of some of the negative comments I read here - then I got given one as a gift.

    After a full week of using it I have to give it top marks as a practical input device compared to my old Mighty Mouse (scrapped because of the infuriating scroll-ball) and Microsoft LM5000 stand-in. I can only conclude that some of the negative comments here are based on uninformed opinion or are just plain malicious.

    An inherent part of mouse usability is that you should be able to pick it up to extend horizontal and vertical movement. The Mighty Mouse buttons were positioned just where I would want to grip the sides so I left those switched off anyway and used the keyboard for activating Expose. I accept that not everyone will be happy with this solution.

    The MS mouse is poorly balanced in comparison to both the Mighty and Magic mice, scrolls too slowly and I do not trust MS mouse software following some unexpected system conflicts on my PC.

    The Magic Mouse is, in my experience, well balanced and easy to grip with thumb and small finger. The scrolling works perfectly. It all just needs a light touch which in the long run means less physical stress - I just wish I had this device when I was working long hours developing training courseware.

    It should have a long life with nothing likely to wear out. The friction pads are on the battery cover and so are easy to replace should you abuse them. The mouse is also very compact and so easy to slot into a rucksack pocket for use with my MacBook.

    As for faults I suppose the top edge is a bit sharp for some styles of grip (but I don't find it a problem), and it would have been nice to have a few more trackpad-like gestures (at least the potential is there for a software upgrade in this respect).

    Overall, a big thumbs-up from me. If you must have Expose activation on your mouse then you will not agree and must look elsewhere. One star knocked off for not including this as an optional gesture.

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, poor battery life

    • Written by from Hinckley

    Bought one of these and it's great to use. The only two cons are:

    1) Doesn't always recognise a right click
    2) Battery dies SO QUICKLY!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a powerful device

    • Written by from Bathgate

    I was worried that this product had less functionality than my mighty mouse and only bought it after the mighty mouse ball eventually stuffed up and could not be fixed anymore. I almost wish it had happened sooner. Download "MagicPrefs" and you can have all the functionality you could ever need in one mouse. For now I have added Expose and Spotlight functionality back into my mouse functions and still have plenty of options that I can use for other actions. If you also run a trackpad the program can also add extra functionality here too.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expose and other functions

    • Written by from GRÆSTED

    i read i bit of previous reviews, and found that people are missing the expose, spaces and so on functionalities .. and they are saying that the touch pad is not gonna be programmable.. but funny thing, when i got the mouse, first thing i did was to google "Magic Mouse software" and through that i found a freeware program called "MagicPrefs" and i was able to program both, expose and Dashboard shortcuts into my magic mouse, very simple. And it works beautifull, without a doubt in mind, it runs perfect! no more worries about that please..

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must Buy

    • Written by from Desborough

    If you have purchased a Macbook or a iMac, this is a must buy. I use this with my 13inch MacBook Pro, and it is the best mouse I have ever used. It looks smart, it does what you want it to do. Its not hard to set up. Just switch the Bluetooth on and it is connected.

    If you prefer using a mouse to the trackpad on your MacBook, get this mouse. Really quick delivery from Apple as well. Must Buy

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse

    • Written by from ILKLEY

    I find this to be a great, intuitive mouse. You can configure and adjust the right/left click, sensitivity and speed etc. The scrolling and page navigation is great.

    I never turn the mouse off (although it might have a sleep function) and it has only used a 2 sets of battery's in the 6 months that I have had it. I use Duracell Procell and this might be a fix for others who seem to have very poor battery life issues.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling and disconnection issues

    • Written by from Alcester

    General usability is superb. Multitouch is superb. Scrolling is superb, but ONLY with Apple software. Other companies programs scrolling functionality ranges from average (Microsoft) to horrendous (Sibelius). Lack of expose is a major loss over the mighty mouse.

    Keeps disconnecting bluetooth connection from my mac. Getting unacceptable to the point where I'm considering returning it. This will make it the 3rd Apple mouse I've got through in 2 years. Which is worryingly bad build quality.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just is not accurate

    • Written by from Skelmersdale

    I really wanted to like this, but after nearly six months of struggle, I can only say that for Photoshop users this just is not accurate. The gesture business is a nightmare and the sideways swipe for sideways scrolling is a total nuisance in applications such as Excell, where the spreadsheet just suddenly flips itself over to the right and all your calculations vanish. I've switched to a graphics tablet for 'Shop and back to the Mighty Mouse for everything else. I want my money back!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very happy

    • Written by from Manchester

    Let's start off with the bad points and the reason why it only gets 4 stars. The Magic Mouse doesn't have the same possibility of functionality as the Mighty Mouse did. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the mighty mouse (except the dirty roller ball). But the Magic Mouse can't invoke expose out of the box, until I found BetterTouchTool, once i found that I bought the Magic Mouse no question. It is a little difficult to hold on to but i find myself moving the mouse to where I want to click then letting go and using it like a touch pad so its not that bad.

    On the other hand, the ease in which i can now move around documents is a revelation. It's the same as scrolling on my iPhone. The flick and catch, the swipes actually make this a fun mouse to use. The ability to never have to click the back button is great, it's like having an intuitive firefox mouse gesture, but way better. Overall the weight of the mouse is good, since it is a little hard to hold onto the light weight makes up for it. The fidelity of the right click is much improved over the mighty mouse.

    In conclusion, I would recommend this mouse it takes a little getting used. But it's beauty surpasses those little niggles.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read the reviews BEFORE you buy. I did and this mouse is great!

    • Written by from York

    The magic mouse has very mixed reviews from its many users. Some simply cannot accept that it has no side-squeeze buttons for use with Exposé. The specification IS mentioned and the absence of the side buttons is pretty clear.

    Like the mighty mouse before it, it will accept right-click but only with the left finger lifted from the surface. This can be learned, and is a tad of a draw-back, but not much.

    It has a low profile; this has been mentioned by a great number of people, some can accept it and some find it cripples their hand. I read the reviews and chose to accept it was different. I reasoned it may cause me some bother but I worked out how I used a mouse and it seemed I did not rest my hand on it, I rested the heel of my hand on the table top and moved the mouse with my fingers for fine detail, and with my whole arm for large movements across the surface, and thus the screen.

    If you use the magic mouse with your finger tips, resting the heel of your hand on the table surface, you will find it works well. To stop the magic mouse from skidding around on a smooth surface, I found an old mouse mat with a fabric surface was perfect. I can perform all the new finger dexterity this mouse has allowed without having to grip it with thumb and small finger, which I imagine could cause some hand cramp and make the use of it 'undesirable'.

    It is new, it does not have side buttons, you can do right click but with care, it has no centre click facility, it is Bluetooth with all the good and bad things that can give (when it works well, you think 'what's the problem?' and when it doesn't work well you think 'why can't they make Bluetooth work properly?'), it is battery powered and some reviews say upwards of 40 days before the batteries die. If all of this is known and then some users complain about these things, it that Apple's problem? I think not.

    It works well for me. It took some time to get used to it, about 1 day to be truthful and after that you stop thinking of it as a new device, it is simply a sleek low-profile mouse with a nice slick touch surface. This part is HIGHLY intuitive and works exactly as shown by Apple in the advertising video. If I had Snow Leopard it would be even better I suspect (weight of scrolling up and down has an apparent 'mass') but I run the very last of the PPC G5 iMacs and that detail of software is denied to me.

    I recommend it, but do read up on what you are getting. Some bits are missing from the mighty mouse layout but the touch top layer, for me, more than makes up for it.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good for my Mac Pro

    • Written by from EDINBURGH

    This mouse is a weird thing - I like the feel, the touch and that it scroll with out a ball/wheel. But I have been trying to get this to work properly on my Mac Pro for some time now... moved around with things but still is really performs poorly. On the Mac Pro the Magic Mouse have really poor tracking performance it is not only slow but also disconnects and loose tracking and get stock for short periods. The scroll have the same problems.

    So to conclude I am very disappointed with the performance of this mouse and don't hope this will be seen again in future products. I now use to old "Mighty Mouse" with a non working ball! But tracking is good with this mouse at least.

    I hope Apple soon releases a Magic Mouse with a USB cable for proper functionality - this would also be nice to cut down on battery usage as well.

    Please Apple you can do better!?

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Splendid

    • Written by from London

    I have had this mouse about 1 week now and find it a pleasure to use.

    The laser pointer is accurate.

    The mouse glides well over most surfaces and the clicks are positive.

    The touch surface works well making scrolling through web pages a dream. Actually, browsing the net is amazing using this mouse. The momentum scrolling is as brilliant as it is on the iPhone.

    I think the pinch and rotate gesture MUST come to this mouse as they will work perfectly and add so much to this already intuitive design.

    I was a little concerned by the low design of the mouse, from reading reviews etc but up to now I have not found it a major problem. I would say I have medium size hands!

    I use this mouse at work with Final Cut Pro and After Effetcs and find its great for scrolling through timelines and very accurate editing.

    At home its great for web browsing and iTunes use.

    Splendid job all round.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Works Very Well

    • Written by from Frome

    After reading a lot of the reviews here I'm very confused frankly ...

    I bought mine 3 weeks ago to go with my MacBook Pro. I'm a HEAVY user and with the supplied batteries I still have 93% power left in them and they are NOT high capacity batteries, just a set of standard Enegizer jobbies. I have a fistful of very high 2400ma ones that I'm going to start using with this and they should last for months on end.

    I have several small Logitech wireless mice that I use with my PC and they EAT batteries in comparison to the MagicMouse.

    I have only noticed the mouse disconnect twice in all the time I've been using it so no complaints there either.

    In short I love it, it's VERY functional and works EXACTLY as described

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse, Power Sucker

    • Written by from Shoreham-By-Sea

    Well I have Had My Magic Mouse For About 7 Months Now And I Really Do Love It, However It Pulls Power Fast! I now find myself replacing the battery's twice a month, lets face it its a great mouse but I have no choice but to use my old wired mouse as I just cant keep buying the AA batteries.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant! (With MagicPrefs)

    • Written by from Cullompton

    Great piece of kit, you get used to it really quickly but i was rather annoyed when i found it had no expose buttons, right up until i found MagicPrefs on the apple download site. It changed the whole mouse and is a must have if you want/have a magic mouse! It gives you full access to the magic mouse's capabilities such as; tap instead of click, 2/3/4 fingered click for expose or any other function you want for that gesture, pinch for zooming in and out and just about and other gesture you can think of for controlling you Mac. And best of all, MagicPrefs is free!
    Great Mouse and software.

    13 of 13 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Expose side buttons or centre button. Avoid

    • Written by from Melton Mowbray

    Great concept but rushed and poorly thought of unfortunately. I use expose quite alot and the center button. Come on guys what were you thinking ? I took mine back and kept my mighty mouse.

    Even the guys at my local Apple store could not be boyhered with the magic mouse using the mighty mouse with the new 27" imac.

    27 of 41 people found this useful