• 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!



    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


    • Written by from London

    Great functionality and design, as you'd expect from Apple.
    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.
    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 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


    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    More than 1 years use and I love using it for 3D.

    • Written by from Huddersfield

    It took a long while to get completely used to this mouse (but then its very different) but I wouldn't trade it without a fight.
    I installed magic prefs about a month after getting the mouse and it really opens up the potential of its touch sensitive shell. I did have some issues with autocad pc via parallels with inertial scrolling. This is why I gave 4/5, but that was probably a windows driver issue and not the fault of the mac software.

    Yes you do need to replace the batteries (sometimes at inconvenient times) but I can live with that and just keep some on charge, no problem.

    Only get it if you are willing to try something new. If you just don't like new things you won't like this.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    pleasantly surprised!

    • Written by from Nailsworth

    I was sceptical about buying one of these at first as I read a lot of reviews complaining about battery life. However, after buying the magic mouse with an apple battery charger, i'm not sure I needed the charger after all! I've had the mouse for over a week now and the battery level is still on 100% so i'm assuming it's going to last a fair while. I think the trick might be to switch the mouse after after use (although there's been many nights where i've forgotten to do this). Anyway, I will update my review when the batteries do run out and we'll see how long they last... Also, I've had no problems with comfort at all and have really enjoyed using it. My hands are pretty big too so I don't think big hands will necessarily be a problem with everyone!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Clever, but not too precise

    • Written by from London

    Of course I like the swipe gestures, but the right-click functionality is just ache-inducing after a while, and the flow of the cursor just doesn't have the precision of my Logitech mouse. Shame, coz it's aesthetically wonderful. Just functionally incomplete. I've packed mine away.

    13 of 16 people found this useful