• 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse, pleased as punch.

    • Written by from plymouth

    I got my magic mouse today as an upgrade to the frustrating old track ball mouse.
    - which stopped scrolling up and down, beyond all cleaning suggestions.

    I too was worried about loosing the 'squeeze' for using expose. but you can program the right mouse button to to this, as well as having keyboard presets.

    I love the ability to navigate pages in a circular motion, and since i am now used to a touch screen smart phone find the touch scrolling very easy.

    I stuck with my original hard-wired keyboard so now have an extra USB port.

    I have noticed too that you can buy a charging dock for them, which i think will be a worth while gadget once the factory batteries go.

    I know its only a mouse but if you use design software like i do, it makes a huge difference to be able to scroll properly!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    When people complain about the size...

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    I noticed a lot of people complaining about the size and how flat the mouse is. To be honest with you, I was bugged about it at first, but like another review, this problem took less than 30min to get used to and i realised it's A GOOD THING.

    Not only does it look absolutely gorgeous on your desk (and you dont have to hide it when it's not in use), you dont actually stick your hand to it too much so less sweating, and less grease gets stuck on the mouse.and you feel less gross and aching at the end of the day.

    the one let down was how easily scratched the surface was, seeing my shiny new toy get scratched was such a pain (should've gotten the moshi protector for it). but (maybe it's because i have small hands, but everyone in my family managed to use it with no problems), i thought the size was perfect! maybe more features could be added in the future, like better tracking technology. but PLEASE dont change the size, it looks BEAUTIFUL and seriously i think the complaints are WAY exaggerated (maybe because of the price of the product)

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great product!

    • Written by from Galway

    before this i thought that this mouse is not ergonomic. u might feel so at first. but after using it for a few hours, i think that this mouse i great. is makes my job easier. u can drag easily. the key is not to use the mouse at the edge of the table (move further away to your front). by doing so, u wouldnt hurt your wrist. however, it is not suitable for gaming. I LOVE IT!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, but not ergonomic

    • Written by from Soutsea

    This mouse is nicely made and I really wanted to like it, but I just can't get on with the low deign and the sharp edges. Looks were apparently more important than function in this case. I also find it has a heavy click and has less precise tracking than say a normal Microsoft or Logitech mouse. These days I only use this for travelling as it fits easily in my bag.

    The scrolling feature works very well though, and the 'buttonless' design is comfortable to work with.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse I've had

    • Written by from Muhos

    It's beautiful (what'd you expect) and surface feels great. Only drawback is there's just two "buttons" so you can't use Expose, Spaces etc. via button presses. Also I can't recommend this for FPS or other gamers that require a lot of buttons.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better than previous offering

    • Written by from Wem

    This is the BEST mouse I have ever used. Having used cheap, expensive, apple, logitech etc. etc. None of them come close to ease, comfort and features.

    Only slight flaw is for your work (InDesign, Photoshop, Excel) to fly away because you just catch the top of the mouse and it scrolls it out of view. I would rather that then not being able to scroll at all which is what happened when the Mighty Mouse 'ball' got dirty and was really difficult to clean.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously good

    • Written by from Bristol

    I got the Magic Mouse to use with our 2008 iMac. Its brilliant, scrolling is cool, feels amazing to use, however I would recommend downloading a plug in called Better Touch Tool which really makes the Mouse an outstanding tool. It does take time to learn the taps etc and I would recommend keeping BTT simple, but it allows Expose, spaces etc all from the mouse track easily.

    It would be nice if we could charge the mouse somehow maybe off the Mac and a USB version would be useful (my daughter is liable to run off with an un-teathered mouse) but this is just minor points.

    Overall ... I love it!!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Leigh

    I'm using this is on an an 8-Core 2009 Mac pro. The mouse has been flawless. If your use to having a middle mouse, I would highly recommend complimenting the magic mouse with a software called Magic Prefs (magicprefs . com). This allows you to improve the functionality and configuration options. I've got my middle button back yeahhhhh!

    I'm using this for Paint shop pro and logic studio, i would highly recommend this mouse.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from NEWBURY

    It took me a while to get used to, but now I've adapted the way I work to the multi-touch and the smaller shape, using other mouses seems weird (too big, and just having a couple of buttons seems ancient). The mouse looks beautiful, and is really battery efficient, I haven't lost a single percentage in two days. The reporting of the battery strength, and the way the mouse can be used to wake up the Mac and you don't have to connect it every time you start up is really nice and well implemented.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse i have ever owned!!! take that logitech and microsoft

    • Written by from Newtownabbey

    I bought this mouse at the Apple Store Victoria Squire last monday 1st , great mouse, the only problem is no Exposé but i am sure apple will make a software update to support it through multitouch

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Title fight KO - the new champion, Magic Mouse...

    • Written by from BARNSLEY

    It was a short fight. Magic took Mighty out in the first round with a knockout punch to the trackball. This thing works in every area Mighty was found wanting. Positive click action, robust feel and comfortable in use. The profile is more shallow than a conventional mouse but it's no detriment at all. If you've configured Active Screen Corners on Desktop then Expose is only a swipe away. The base resembles two sled runners and consequently doesn't capture dust like the skirt on Mighty. Free from a mouse mat the accuracy of the laser tracking eliminates desk clutter and encourages you to place the mouse instinctively where you want it, instead of shuffling around the confines of a mat. I had been put off buying Magic Mouse through reading reviews from naysayers here. I'd say you can disregard the negative reviews, just go and get one. You won't be disappointed.

    8 of 9 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great all rounder

    • Written by from Benfleet

    For me this mouse is a great all rounder. The full touch surface is much nicer to use than the old scroll wheel and the right click is a lot more reliable. The mouse runs a lot smoother on my desk with just the two rails which I can imagine will collect less dirt as well. The mouse also has a very nice fit and feel in my hand. Some reviews have mentioned the lack of expose but I never set the mighty mouse up for that as I found my self accidentally applying pressure and causing it to trigger.

    8 of 9 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome looking mouse...

    • Written by from Frederiksberg

    This mouse looks absolutely amazing. I do find this mouse poor in use however. It's way too flat making it hard to use in a relaxed way. Also the right button (I use that a lot) doesn't work well.

    To make this one good give it a more ergonomic shape and enable some sort of useful right clicking feature. I know Apple isn't too happy about right clicking but it's needed for most games :)

    If you plan on using this mouse for gaming - well don't. It's not even remotely usable. I also find the resolution a bit low. I have the mouse on max speed and it's still a tad slow.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse yet

    • Written by from Malvern

    I tended to be put off by some of the derogatory comments made about this mouse but I've used it for a few days now and I'm very impressed. It is responsive and doesn't move around on the desktop when using the finger swipe surface unlike some other touch sensitive mice I have used. As with all Apple products it does seem expensive but I think worth the extra. The Mobee charger compliments it nicely too.
    I particularly like the Inertia option.
    A nice piece of kit.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from London

    It seems such a great idea and looks good - but otherwise disappointing kit for someone who needs to be productive on a macbook. I tried to get used to this for a long time but tracking is poor and imprecise, movement is jerky, ergonimics are awkward, click noise is quite loud - and it regularly loses connection to the macbook. I use professional graphics and dev software and find this mouse a real frustration. Back to USB Microsoft mouse..

    8 of 10 people found this useful