• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply ghastly

    • Written by from LONDON

    I love apple products, but this is a disaster. The range is poor, the multitouch pointless, there is no right click the battery runs out every 15 minutes. Right, off to sell my apple stock.

    16 of 58 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Pro incompatible

    • Written by from WOKING

    Tried to use this on my Bluetooth enabled Mac Pro, and also on my other Mac Pro which has a bluetooth dongle. Works beautifully for 30 seconds and then goes all sluggish and unusable. Tried all the different remedies, but I think that these mice do not like Mac Pro's. Mac Genius guy didn't tell me THAT ONE!!!!

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a disappointment

    • Written by

    I wanted to like it but my warm hands make it far too responsive and it skitters all over the place. But worse, it refuses to work on anything but a really rough surface and I have to hold that down with my other hand. I need three hands! I've gone back to my trusty Logica which works on anything and lets me enjoy my computer.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sorry, one not for an architect!

    • Written by from hanwell

    This is a very well design mouse and good for use if you are just viewing the internet or desktop publishing.

    If you are an architect, student or otherwise, stay away from this mouse, it is not sketchup or vectorworks friendly. The middle button, used for snapping and command rotate is not available making life more difficult by having to use rotation on screen increasing production time.

    oh well.. thats another £56 down the drain!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over Priced & Over-rated

    • Written by from LONDON

    There are plenty of other better mice out there for this money.

    Pros - no scroll wheel, looks good

    Cons - not 100% responsive, two button mode not 100% accurate, eats batteries

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY UNTIL.......

    • Written by from scarborough

    Apple issue a fix for the dramatic drainage of wireless keyboard batteries when using a Magic Mouse. 3 AA batteries last around 3/4 days now whereas before when using the Mighty Mouse we'd get 2 or 3 months use from a set of batteries! Needs a software update to include Expose as well! 1 star until these fixes come, then 5 stars after that! I've had to go back to the Mighty Mouse as its expensive and not environmentally friendly to use that many batteries!

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Drains Wrieless Keyboards Battery Life

    • Written by from Edgware

    If you have a 3 battery wireless keyboard, you will notice that if you pair it with the new magic mouse, the batteries in you keyboard will drain dramatically. On a weekly basis, you will change batteries in you keyboard as apposed to monthly. Maybe a conspiracy on apples part to make people buy new 2 battery wireless keyboards which don't have the same problem. Either way, I am taking my magic mouse back to the store to ask for a refund as I can't keep on going through boxes of batteries. Ridiculous.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible bluetooth reception

    • Written by from Warrington

    I hate to rain on the parade but I have had nothing but poor signal reception with this mouse. Most of the time, it simply doesn't work. The pointer jumps all over the place and I find I'm constantly having to reposition the mouse to get the pointer where I want it on the screen. Hopeless for Photoshop and Logic Studio. Tried new batteries, even took it back and tried a replacement unit. Same problem. I'm going back to my old wired mouse. Nice idea but sometimes, I think this stuff gets too technical. Sorry (shrugs shoulders)...

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No expose! Poor, v.poor

    • Written by from Stourbridge

    As the title reads and you need the dexterity of a well seasoned poker player to take advantage of the two finger swipe. not the only fingered gesture that apple gave me when I handed £55 pounds of my hard earned cash to them.

    Don't get me started on the poor blue tooth when connected to a MacPro. Poor, it at least has to work to be poor!

    But it looks fab, so I leave it on the desk for the visitors to see, but as soon as there gone so so the 'Magic' mouse.

    8 of 12 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but Flawed

    • Written by from London

    I desperately wanted to love this mouse. It's beautiful and the tracking works well, but the click functionality is just dire. It doesn't detect the right click when there is a finger on the left area, you can't use two buttons at once... BUT; there is NO MIDDLE BUTTON!
    There are countless applications and games where a click scroll wheel and middle button are essential (CAD applications- a deal breaker for me).

    This is harking back to the plainly stupid 'puck' mice of Apple's past.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LITTLE MAGIC IN THIS MOUSE !!!!!!!

    • Written by from NORWICH

    Tried buying from my local Apple Store but sold out with no expected delivery date so ordered on line with 5-7 days shipping. Arrived in 2 days so very pleased.

    Out of the box or shall i say I tried to get it out of the box the adhesive tape was so strong that when I peeled it off the base of the mouse it left sticky residue on the battery cover not a good start. Once cleaned off, which took some doing, I switched it on and paired it with my imac with no problems. Went to the mouse settings to configure all looked well. Then I gave the mouse its first try out, had to go back into the mouse settings again tracking very slow( running out of mouse mat trying to get across the screen). Now on max setting for tracking but still struggling to cover screen. All the other gestures seem to work fine, two fingered swipe takes some getting used to although scrolling without the ball works great.The low profile takes some getting use to so will have to see how that goes but at the moment it makes your fingers ache especially my little finger.
    Have been using the mouse for just a day and a half and already the battery status is down from 100% to 88% this is a bit worrying as the batteries are supposed to last a good few months.( I haven't switched the mouse off over night as was told that once your imac was in sleep mode or turned off that the mouse would go into sleep mode and would wake on clicking the mouse)
    All in all there is little Magic in this mouse one of the main reasons for purchasing it in the first place was that the scroll wheel on my Mighty Mouse needed constantly cleaning otherwise it wouldn't work so the prospect of a virtual scroll wheel was very attractive.
    So if your thinking of purchasing one of these Magic Mice i would think twice !!!!

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic

    • Written by from Slough

    Really. No expose. No spaces. Still have to lift one finger for right click. Needlessly/erroneously registers a scroll on a touch. Selective jitter/lag. Don't waste your money. I stopped using after 5 days of frustration and so happy again on a normal mighty mouse.

    17 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch!

    • Written by from london

    I used this mouse for about 20 mins and it really hurt! I got cramp in my hand trying to do the 2 finger swipe thing. I think it's too low and doesn't feel natural and easy to use. Big disappointment.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh, bluetooth!

    • Written by from London

    Eagerly installed for use with my Mac Pro '06 running 10.6.1. Installation of the Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 failed. Rebooted and tried again with success. Alas, it seems the bluetooth connection is intermittent and the mouse frequently fails to move the mouse pointer or scroll for periods of up to a second or so. Extremely annoying. Works OK with Mac Book Pro '09 in a short test. Re-installed wired Mighty Mouse. Will be returning Magic Mouse for a refund. Steve, when can I get one with a wire?

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good at all...

    • Written by from Belfast

    Mouse does look very good, but simply isn't good enough fro long term use. Way too flat, almost as if your hand is sitting on the desk. No way of using expose with it. Would not recommend at all.

    12 of 22 people found this useful