• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    • Written by from Woking

    I have recently just switched to Mac, and bought myself a MacBook Pro 13", which i have to say i absolutely love. And i wanted to get myself a mouse, so as there are only 2, and i wanted a wireless one, i chose this one. And let me say, this is the best mouse i have every owned, so sleek and elegant looking, and they way its designed is so clever, with the touchscreen, and all the gestures with it, this is not just a mouse!
    Also i have to mention how quick it is to set up, it took me roughly around 10 seconds for me to open up settings to me connecting it, and i was up and running, no CD's to put in, nothing complicated, just turn it on, go into settings, and connect!
    10/10 must buy!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Erratic performance

    • Written by from little chalfont

    This mouse when working is great. However it suddenly can stop working if there is local interference, thus requiring another wired mouse to 'rescue' it. Too clever for its own boots.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Right Clicking

    • Written by from Norwich

    The mouse it great to use bit the only thing i find a bit annoying is that when you go to right click it sometimes doesn't response and it will sometimes left click even though u have right click it but other than that great mouse :D

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks amazing, performs awful

    • Written by from princes risborough

    This mouse looks absolutely stunning and is great for internet browsing with its scroll and other gestures.

    I have had real trouble trying to find a good replacement for it that looks even half as good.

    Reason i am replacing is because for doing anything that needs precision, the tracking is awful. I am a keen video producer and for editing i can not stand using it. And the ergonomics of the mouse.. Absolutely awful, my wrist drags along my desk and my palm can not rest on it because of its very low profile size.

    So for very general and basic use, its nice. But for anything else, i can not recommend.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    • Written by from Newport Pagnell

    My old mouse with the track ball on the top clogged and lost some of the tracking facility. I decided to invest in the new magic mouse despite some of the less favourable reviews. I did try it before parting with any cash at my local Apple store took to it straight away. I've now been using it for two days with Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXpress and its performance is faultless. It's another superbly designed and manufactured item from Apple. Get one.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

    • Written by from BATH

    I'm aware that some people are disappointed by the Magic Mouse, but it suits me perfectly. I spend my day at my Mac, normally using a Logitech wireless multibutton mouse. Some months ago I started to get a worrying numbness in the tip of my left-button clicking finger, and switched to a Logitech trackball. I have also experimented with a Wacom Bamboo trackpad device. Both have their merits, but neither seems as intuitive and easy to use as a mouse. I do like the way scrolling works on a trackpad, and this is one of the reasons I splashed out on a MM.

    The Magic Mouse is much flatter than most mice, which annoys some users. I really like it. It allows me to keep my fingers lying along the surface of the mouse and perform clicks by pressing the whole index finger, thus avoiding pressure on the tip. As other users have reported, the right-click works flawlessly too, despite the fact that there is no separate right button - you just press on the right side of the mouse.

    I use my mice directly on a laminated desk surface, and the Magic Mouse works perfectly on this. It slides easily, but doesn't move when I use the scrolling gesture on the top surface.

    One satisfied customer!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly amazing.. But Too Flat?

    • Written by from halifax

    Ok.
    First thoughts... WOWWWW.
    But then it comes to using it..
    The mouse is VERY flat, very dodgy. I've just come from a Logitech Mx Revo which hugs the hand is is huge compared to this.
    Buy the mouse, just be warned, the size and shape needs some getting used to.
    The multi-touch feels responsive and puts a smile on your face. You've probably already read about the incompatibility with Exposé and Spaces ETC so i aint gunna go into that. But the Pro's heavily outweigh the Cons.
    Love it. And you will too

    25 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best!

    • Written by from Leicester

    Obviously looks wise this is stunning! People have been complaining that there is no Expose button but I have a normal logitech mouse at the minute and find setting up "hot corners" in system preferences to be good for me!
    Been playing with this at the apple store... been advised that its not available separately till November from the shop (so next week).
    I found navigating back and forward in Safari difficult until i separated my middle and index fingers slightly and then it was lovely to use...really responsive (unlike the back and forward buttons on my logitech) and not at all uncomfortable! Scrolling is also unbelievably smooth (unless you have sweaty or clammy fingers).

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't recommend - lost functionality after 1 year

    • Written by from Woking

    Nice when it works but mine started to malfunction after about a year (i.e. after the warranty finished). Essentially it wouldn't track well. I tried all the recommended solutions with no success. Apple refused to repair or replace. I would really expect Apple stuff to last longer. Very disappointing for a mouse that costs £59! I can't recommend this to anyone.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse disconnections

    • Written by from sittingbourne

    i have had the magic mouse for 3months now and when it reaches 50% it starts to disconnect and takes a couple of minutes to connect back that is all i a have to say

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great to use but battery life could be better

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    I have been using this mouse for almost a year now andI love it. I saw in other reviews that people get annoyed by the swiping and other gestures you can use to scroll and zoom - mostly I love those although not all applications use the same direction for zoom (left/right or up/down). Generally I like them. You can switch those off in the control panel if you don't like them anyway.

    The mouse is comfortable to use and has a lovely tactile feel to it. As there is no physical division on the surface I occasionally do a right click instead of a left click.

    I do get often caught out by the battery life both alkaline and NiMH rechargeables and occasionally it loses bluetooth connection and then takes ages to reconnect. I rarely remember to switch the mouse off overnight but that would only save 8 hours in 24 and would still be be fairly poor.

    And a word of warning, don't turn off your bluetooth connection just out of interest otherwise you will need your keyboard shortcuts to navigate back to the control panel and turn it on again or restart or use a wired pointing device (another mouse or graphics tablet).

    Overall, using this mouse is such a good experience I would definitely recommend it despite the occasional drawbacks.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Mouse

    • Written by from Newnham

    To make full use of the magic mouse, you have to download 3rd party app "Magic Prefs". Once you can make use of all the gestures, taps and swipes, this mouse becomes the most natural way of interacting with OS X.

    I use this mouse with logic pro 9, as well as all the usual suspects, and I find it accurate, the scrolling is extremely useful and long hours at the computer seem comfortable on the wrists.

    As for the Battery life... I've been using the mouse for a week now, and it's still on 100%... would have to use it for longer to be sure of the overall battery life.

    The only negative I can think of is the price, there are so many cheaper mice on the market, £50+ seems a lot, but it is the best mouse I've ever used.

    Top marks!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool as **** but the battery time

    • Written by from Odense M

    Oh man this is a piece of art to say the least, I love this mouse, but oh my God I'll be the sole reason for global warming I change batteries all the time.. But hey apple just made a recharger so np there :)

    5/5 for looks, feel and usability

    1/5 for battery time.. It's just poor as **** really..

    Over all 3/5

    I love apple and all of their products and i adore this mouse but meh can't give more that 3/5 for that battery time..!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good but has one small problem

    • Written by from Chorley

    The mouse its self is brilliant does everything and more its just how often you have to change the batteries !! I use my imac everyday and the batteries are lasting 2 weeks. But a brill mouse !! cheers apple

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There is NO better mouse ....

    • Written by from Bicester

    I couldn't believe how great this mouse is - I still can't. It's faultless - Multi-touch is the answer to a whole host of operating issues I've had with every other mouse I've ever used. And it works with PCs too - try it with any Bluetooth-enabled Sony Vaio.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally, back to mac simplicity!

    • Written by from GLOUCESTER

    I have been using mac's since they first landed! Throughout all progressions, the simple one touch mouse has been an icon and easy to use… but then came the 'mighty mouse! terrible, over complicated and pandering to the PC cross overs.

    I even went as far as buying a couple of spare white single button mice in case mine ever gave up the ghost as there was no way I could get on with the 'mighty mouse'.

    So when I got my new iMac I was ready to sell the new and untested magic mouse on eBay and plug in my nice cosy old USB baby.

    However, I gave it a try and was very, very pleasantly surprised, it was great, enough functions without going OTT and with the feel of the old single touch mouse! Brilliant!

    The scroll function is perfect and natural, (just hated that micro ball on the mighty mouse!).

    The Magic Mouse really is excellent!

    Good size and shape and battery length is ok, but I have rechargeable AA's standing by.

    Getting another for work and selling my single button collectables instead.

    : )

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Middle click no problem

    • Written by from biggar

    Great mouse! I have downloaded magic prefs and know i have all the swipes and clicks i would ever need.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, not so great software. BUT IT'S FIXABLE!!!

    • Written by from Barnsley

    I was astonished when this mouse came out, I love my iPhone and using the technology in a mouse just seemed amazing, especially since my Mighty Mouse rollerball keeps sticking.

    And it is GREAT! The beautiful design, the sleek finish, the right click and scrolling feature work a dream and no moving parts mean there's no breakdown from dust or sweat.

    One problem, there's no expose option, only a navigation swipe that I never use. The guys at Apple suggest HotCorners but that's no good. Why Apple have created a superior product with endless possibilities without creating the software made to reap from them I don't know.

    BUT!!! I FOUND A GREAT AND FREE PROGRAM CALLED MagicPrefs ONLINE (JUST GOOGLE IT) AND IT'S AMAZING 3RD PARTY SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO FULLY INTEGRATE THE MOUSE WITH EXPOSE AND OTHER NEAT TRICKS. WITH 2 FINGER, 3 FINGER AND 4 FINGER SWIPES GOING UP OR DOWN.

    So basically it's an amazing mouse with only one hiccup which is easily solved by MagicPrefs, great!!!
    Thanks Apple, I love it. But make your own next time :D

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No more roller ball

    • Written by from Chichester

    For anybody who has struggled with the old rollerball Mac mouse like we have, (three dead in a drawer somewhere) this mouse is such an advance. So far, I'm loving it. Bit expensive, but as I use it 12 hours a day and it's so tactile, I really don't mind too much. Incidentally, I saw a review complaining about the extra buttons (squeeze) being missing, to be honest I always found them more irritating than useful.

    14 of 17 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