• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life disappointment

    • Written by

    I bought my Magic Mouse on 21st JUne 2011 and absolutely love it BUT am just about to change the batteries for the second time. I am energy aware and turn off appliances when not in use.

    I notice that battery life is not mentioned in the specification. Silly me, I just thought it would be superior to the other wireless mice on the market.

    Come on Mac Wizards 5 weeks for two AA+ alkaline is really pathetic.

    1733 of 2955 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK when it works, but annoying when it doesn't!

    • Written by from Huntley

    I have found this mouse to be pretty good on the whole, a major improvement on the previous one. I personally haven't found the shape to be too much of an issue either, once you get used to it.

    The one issue I have had is the wireless. Sometimes the mouse is just disconnected, or not recognised, even when it is switched on and the battery is fine. When you think about how the mouse is an intrinsic part of the use of any computer, for the mouse to be out of action at any time is really frustrating, especially as there is nothing you can do about it. Once or twice I have had to restart the computer (manually at the power button!) to get it recognised again. It might just be a problem with my mouse, but a fellow mac user reported a similar problem.

    Apple, I know this is not very hi-tech, but maybe you could do a wired version? I would feel much more comfortable with it!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings

    • Written by from Varde

    I have a love/hate relationship with this mouse. The touch functions are perfect for browsing the web, PDF files, switching spaces and general OS X navigation. And it's absolutely gorgeous.

    But, clicking requires more force than on other mice, right clicking is cumbersome if you do it often and it offers more friction than the Logitech mouse I used before (after a week of use, I still have the feeling that I'm grinding it against my mouse pad).

    I ended up with two mice on my desk - the Magic Mouse, because the multitouch features are just too good to give up on; and the Logitech G9, which I use whenever I need precision and comfort.

    Shame I can't have both at the same time!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good ....

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Well Apple have kept up their tradition of being awful at designing functional mice. This thing looks nice but will make your hand ache within minutes of using it and when they add a right click button, it doesn't work. Very disappointed. Sometimes Apple need to adopt the "if it aint broke..." philosophy and not try and reinvent wheels.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Mouse, Only One Flaw

    • Written by from Hull

    A beautiful mouse, simple as. Light, practical, has an incredible battery life [one week of continuous use and still at 100% battery life], and the simplicity of the trackpad surface is fantastic.

    My only niggle, as pointed out in other reviews, is at time right clicking can be a pain. Accidentally opening applications and folders when all I wanted was a menu to pop up. Once you get the hang of where to press it becomes easier, but for such an advanced piece of multi-touch equipment, you shouldn't have to learn.

    Other than that [which is the reason for it not being 5 stars], the best mouse I've ever used.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries last only 8 days.

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE

    Good Apple Magic Mouse but batteries last only about 8 days. These were Duracell Ultra.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MAD MOUSE!!!

    • Written by from Loughborough

    Has Apple totally lost sight of it's roots? What was the Mac originally conceived for? Answer, design!

    Used in a design environment, trying using in Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, you won't be able to as the touch sensitivity that sits along the top of the mouse will render any detailed use of the curser pretty much impossible. Line up your curser to do that intricate piece of editing, slowly now, just nudge that node... Ooops the page has just shot away from from you!

    APPLE! WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE SO OVER ENGINEERED IN A CONSTANT QUEST TO TRY AND LAUNCH SOMETHING NEW?

    DON'T BUY THIS MOUSE ITS HOPELESS - YOU ARE WARNED!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but....

    • Written by from Maidstone

    I really wanted to like this mouse and tried very hard to for several weeks, but I had to give up and go back to my old one. It does everything you want in Lion with all the gestures etc., but I just can't get used to the shape and response. It sounds daft but when I'm looking at the screen and my hand is resting on the mouse, it somehow actives a gesture and the screen flips or jiggles. When I go to select something, unless I am very careful about how I position my finger to perform a click, the screen moves and I miss the object and have to scroll back to find it. All very frustrating. It seems that unless you treat it like a trackpad and keep your hand well clear until you want to use it, the screen is constantly jiggling around as you palm accidentally activates movements. It's probably the way I am holding it because my son doesn't have this problem, but I did try keeping my hand up in the air more, but got a very sore wrist within half an hour.
    Hopefully Apple will bring out a mark 2 version where just the front of the mouse is sensitive so you can still rest your hand on the back. (I've tried masking the rear with Duck Tape but it doesn't look or feel very nice!)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from London

    Great functionality and design, as you'd expect from Apple.
    But:
    1) Eats batteries
    2) Constantly drops connection
    3) Random sensitivity

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse - Best Mouse I've ever Owned

    • Written by from Bangor

    I've read most of the reviews on here and i think they've mostly been quite harsh on this item. moving from the trackpad ( counter intuitive i know) to this i found it incredibly easy to get used to and within minutes i'm using it as if i had for years.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse from hell/The devils own mouse.

    • Written by from OMAGH

    This mouse gives you drop down menus whether you want them or not, no matter what way you set the preferences up. I'm surprised more people are not complaining about this frustrating little piece of plastic voodoo.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse!

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I have had this mouse since Christmas 2010 and I have decided to do a review. (I have the Macbook White Unibody 2010). The bluetooth is an excellent feature as it saves having loads of wires or a dongle. The batteries in it last very long. The multi touch gestures work fantastic along with OS X Lion and OS X Snow Leopard. Would definitely recommend it to a friend. The white matches my Mac and Universal dock and iWires mini display port to HDMI adapter. Might even be getting the Wireless keyboard soon. Excellent mouse - best I have ever used.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Orpington

    I like this product, have been using this mouse for over 5months since purchasing my IMac Its so versatile haven't stopped exploring its full potential, fantastic simple design, looking forward using it with OSX Lion.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing product

    • Written by from ILKLEY

    came with my 27" apple mac and is probs one of my favourite things wierdly good how the top of it works like a trackpad

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working on all surfaces after 9 months

    • Written by from London

    This mouse came with my new Mac (which is fantastic). After 10 months of trouble free use, the mouse stopped working on a mouse mat, but would still work on a desk surface (not a huge problem but annoying). Then two months later it stopped working on the desk surface and only worked on a shiny surface. Now it works on nothing and is out of warranty despite initially being faulty within the timeframe. Given the expense of replacing it when it goes wrong, i would avoid this product.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from Brønshøj

    This is a fantastic mouse.
    But..
    This is a mouse for surfing on the Internet and checking mail and things like that.
    If you are gaming or having many applications running, i would prefer the Touch Pad or a Gaming mouse.
    I think, if you are a normal person, who checks Facebook, Twitter, mail and all those things maybe doing some Photoshop or other media things then its a fantastic mouse.
    4/5 Stars from me

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic .... What Ev's

    • Written by from Ashford

    Worst apple product I've ever bought! Disconnects ... all the time!! Grrrrr!!! When it works (Not very often) it really is an amazing mouse - Easy to use, accurate, intuitive, looks amazing etc. But for £1 shy of £60 it's a rip off for a bit of hardware that clearly has a design flaw somewhere. If I could give less than 1 star I would. An expensive but good looking paperweight.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is the best mouse ever!!

    • Written by from Hillerød

    I love it!!!
    The multi-touch features works perfect!
    IT IS NOT HEAVY!!!
    It is not a gamer mouse
    And Apple should make a more round multi-touch mouse!
    Two more things: Apple rules, Windows is a fail. And those people who are wondering if they should buy it, i'll say do it right now!!!

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so 'Magical' mouse.

    • Written by from London

    Ok….

    The mouse is a great and aesthetically pleasing design, there is no question. However the function is a very big issue for me personally.

    1. It feels heavy and drags slowly over whatever surface you use it on.
    2. The speed of the pointer is even slower in proportion when you consider it takes 2 ‘drags’ to get from the left to the right of my 27” screen. If you span 2 monitors like me then it is a real struggle.
    3. The gesture scroll is not as accurate as a scroll wheel either.
    4. And lastly but not a deal breaker, it is still only one button clicking. I rarely use Windows on my Mac other than for testing, but still many Mac / web applications support 2 buttons. Even the guys over at Betamax gave up at some point…

    I just received my built to order Mac and regret not specifying a track pad instead when I had the chance, as I am currently using a HP WIFI mouse instead at less than half the cost. Ok design too….., but works as it should.

    Get a trackpad instead (you will need one soon because), 'Lion is a coming..........'

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    almost perfect

    • Written by from Glamorgan

    well the touch contoroles work perfect never miss a beat but i think that they consume to much pwer and the batteys run out fast. The magic mouse looks fab but unfortunetly i does not feel as good as it looks with prolonged use your hand will start to ache but if you are only doing light editing and web browsing then it will be fine for u i do think tho for £59 it is expensive but in my opinion it is the most functional mouse in the world

    3 of 3 people found this useful