• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is really magic.

    • Written by from ISLE OF MAN

    This is a great product best mouse I have ever used. It looks great and feels great when using it. It is even good when using it with Microsoft but better if Mac. GREAT PRODUCT.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse, Power Sucker

    • Written by from Shoreham-By-Sea

    Well I have Had My Magic Mouse For About 7 Months Now And I Really Do Love It, However It Pulls Power Fast! I now find myself replacing the battery's twice a month, lets face it its a great mouse but I have no choice but to use my old wired mouse as I just cant keep buying the AA batteries.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a powerful device

    • Written by from Bathgate

    I was worried that this product had less functionality than my mighty mouse and only bought it after the mighty mouse ball eventually stuffed up and could not be fixed anymore. I almost wish it had happened sooner. Download "MagicPrefs" and you can have all the functionality you could ever need in one mouse. For now I have added Expose and Spotlight functionality back into my mouse functions and still have plenty of options that I can use for other actions. If you also run a trackpad the program can also add extra functionality here too.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wraysbury

    This is a fantastic mouse for general tasks such as surfing the web, organising my mac and browsing through photos, as well as using Photoshop. The only downer is not having a middle button which means I have to use another mouse when using CAD programmes such as Alias and Sketchup. It's not really a problem as my backup is very small and can be carried easily. But other than that I'm really pleased with it. Even after 4 months the batteries it came with don't seem to be draining very much! A must buy for anyone in need of a mouse without a middle button! Well done Apple... keep up the good work! :D

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good if editing

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    If you're going to be keyframing while editing, it's extremely irritating. You may accidentally go to the next frame if you finger slips ever so slightly. Can be really irritating if you're concentrating on something. There doesn't appear to be a way to stop this in Final Cut.

    The design is also very unergonomic. It gives you slight hand cramps and it's too small for my hand. Maybe it would fit a females hand, but it doesn't fit my hand.

    Please do not get it if you're planning on keyframing. I recommend the wired Mighty Mouse. You won't have the frame issues and it's wired, meaning no replacement of batteries necessary. The only problem I see with the Mighty Mouse is the wire making the desk a bit cluttered.

    Apart from editing, it's rather nice. Scrolling is good and feels more natural. It's just accidental skipping of frames that's ever so annoying.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not perfect

    • Written by from LONDON

    All round better than the previous wireless mouse.
    Doesn't weigh much more than wired mouse.
    Works reasonably well on white laminate desktops - previous mice didn't.
    No tracking ball to become clogged with dirt.
    Supports gestures e.g. flick up/down to quickly scroll.
    Obviously no wires to get in the way!
    Low profile.
    Looks good.

    Very limited configuration preferences - power users might need third party configuration apps to restore three button type features and add extra adjustments.
    Can become momentarily jumpy after a lot of rapid mouse movement.
    Doesn't play well with some apps - e.g Photoshop CS4 zoom goes berserk.
    Ergonomically confusing - easy to hold the wrong way round.
    Sharp edges make it less comfortable than wired mouse.
    Doesn't seem to like mouse mats and similar surfaces.

    In general probably ok for the average user who doesn't require excessive amounts of precise mouse movement but it can have a slightly 'rubbery' inconsistent feeling of unresponsiveness and inaccuracy when compared to a 'fresh' wired mouse whilst the touch surface can sometimes be way to sensitive. Best to buy along with Apple's batteries and recharger.

    6 of 6 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Inspired Product

    • Written by from Ormskirk

    When I received this product with my iMac I had no idea what to expect with its sensitivity and workings. It was slightly weird at first and took a bit of getting used to but now there isn't a mouse product I'd rather use. I use the Mighty Mouse at university in the edit suites and it feels a lot more clunky and to the people that say the magic mouse isn't ergonomic, I think they missed the point on how to hold it. When I use it, my thumb, little finger and 3rd finger hold the sides and the ends of my index and middle fingers rest where the buttons would be whilst my palm floats. A lovely and very comfortable product that makes everything easy. It just conveniently works and all the functions make sense.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    Don't buy this mouse if you want safe money on batteries !
    Apple didn't mentioned that this mouse is a POWER MONSTER !

    This mouse need new pair of batteries every 8-10 days !

    So pair of good batteries in UK cost about 2 GBP.
    After one month you'll spend 8 GBP on batteries.

    After one year is almost 100 GBP !

    Thank you very much. I am going back to normal USB mouse.

    Lol !

    36 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expose and other functions

    • Written by from GRÆSTED

    i read i bit of previous reviews, and found that people are missing the expose, spaces and so on functionalities .. and they are saying that the touch pad is not gonna be programmable.. but funny thing, when i got the mouse, first thing i did was to google "Magic Mouse software" and through that i found a freeware program called "MagicPrefs" and i was able to program both, expose and Dashboard shortcuts into my magic mouse, very simple. And it works beautifull, without a doubt in mind, it runs perfect! no more worries about that please..

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Holbæk

    amazing.. feels good

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Responsive, accurate, nice feel and good battery life with the right cells

    • Written by from Stockport

    I really like the Magic Mouse - it’s perfectly responsive, tracks very accurately, feels nice in the hand and battery life can be very, very good. The surface gestures are useful and I don’t miss the side buttons, although it could be a little bigger.

    Use lithium AA cells which last a long time in this mouse. I’m seeing weeks of heavy use and still showing 100%.

    You can use rechargeable batteries but the level %age will not give an accurate reading. It starts at about 60% when fully charged then falls off to about 40% before expiring. This is not a fault in the Magic Mouse or batteries, it’s just the voltage characteristics of rechargeables which start at 1.2v, hold voltage then fade quickly - this makes the level difficult to measure. Non-rechargeables on the other hand start at 1.5v and fade slowly down to about 1v so battery level can be measured more accurately. Apple should explain this more clearly so people don’t think there’s a problem where there is actually no problem.

    Use lithium cells and you might actually forget this is a battery powered mouse...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Orpington

    I've needed a new mouse for ages, and if price isn't an issue, then buy this mouse. It's the best you'll find anywhere, unless bluetooth is an issue. Don't be afraid of the price.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool, but in real life.... it is not worth $1

    • Written by from Wasserbillig

    The mouse looks VERY cool, and most of the time it works okay, but...

    It's slow, and if you have a nice big screen (27" Apple), you can not go from left to right without lifting the mouse within a normal mouse pad size.

    if you use non Apple applications e.g MS Office for MAC, connect to a Windows Terminal server or if you have a seamlessly windows app the scrolling will drive you crazy.

    8 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse but could be better

    • Written by from Bristol

    Now that I've had my Magic Mouse for abut a year I can say that it is the best Apple designed mouse I've owned so far. Gone now is the problem with that non functioning scroll ball plus I can ow also use free software to add more functions.

    However I would like to own a cabled version of this mouse if they ever get around to making one.

    When I first owned my Magic Mouse I had trouble with the batteries becoming loose. I got around this myself by putting a tiny amount of 'Blue Tack' on each side of the battery compartment lid over each battery. Loose battery problem solved.

    The second reason I would like to see a cabled version is the batteries themselves. They don't last more than a few weeks; maybe three at most. I try to recharge these batteries (with my special recharging unit that can recharge Alkaline batteries up to ten occassions with decreasing effectiveness) but even on the first recharge the batteries only go on for a further 40 hours or so.

    What's worse is that with Ni-Cad and NImH rechargable batteries my Magic Mouse simply doesn't work at all. Not a flicker of life from it.

    I'm sure a cabled version of this mouse would work out cheaper to run environmentally as well as financially. So its four stars rather than five from me.

    13 of 18 people found this useful