• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty bad.

    • Written by from Bolton

    Sure it looks sleek and is nice to use but its biggest flaw is the consumption of AA batteries which are gobbled up way too fast! The mouse likes to randomly disconnect too, depending on the type of batteries used. Why can't it just have a built-in rechargeable battery like the iPhone??

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the battery connection!

    • Written by from Ayr

    Wonderful mouse ergonomically and practically. Economical with batteries. But the infuriating disconnections can only be cured by fitting conductive plugs at the positive end of the batteries. I have now discovered why: the spring at that end is very weak, if indeed the positive terminals should be sprung at all. Very poor construction of a superbly designed and great-to-use device. How about a general recall and replacement?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality

    • Written by from Norwich

    I find this to be a very comfortable mouse to use with great functionality. I have used it at work for more than a year with a mac pro and it did sometimes disconnect, however with my macbook pro I don't have this problem at all and I am very pleased with it.

    -It does drain batteries, but you use it a lot and its wireless... I don't understand why people are surprised by this??
    -People who complain about functionality simply don't know how to set it up correctly.
    -If it is connecting to other computers, you aren't using it right.
    -Better with laptops and desktops.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best. Mouse. Ever.

    • Written by from YORK

    It amazes me that the same product can perform so differently for so many people. I've had my Magic Mouse now for nearly two years and it's done absolute sterling service. I'm on the road a lot and was initially dubious about how durable it would be, being carted around in my laptop bag, but it's never turned a hair. I use it at least five days a week for around 7-8 hours, but only ever replace the batteries about once every 8-10 weeks, and I use rechargeables so it's not a high cost. Tracking is as sensitive as you'd want, wiping is a time-saving blessing for repetitive navigation tasks, and the fact that it doesn't use a USB port to take up a transceiver is fabulous. I will never, ever go back to a standard, or wired, mouse.

    If I have any complaint, and it's not really a complaint, it's that the optics are open to the elements (ie, the occasional tiny hair or bit of dust from my table-top, which freaks it out). But a short, sharp blow on them usually sorts it out.

    I don't want to contradict the other reviewers on here - clearly they've experienced disappointing performance. All I can say is, the Magic Mouse has been worth every single penny to me.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it

    • Written by from Durham

    After long last I got a magic mouse today. It took a couple of minutes to connect to the mac and then that was it. As it has a completely different feel and shape to conventional mice it did take a while to get use to it in general. I found that i needed to increase the tracking speed to fast, but this might be for the speed I'm used too. The fact that it also recognise some finger gestures is excellent!

    Definitely a must have for any mac user, it makes an already wonderful computer experience that bit better.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Device

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    The glass feels great on your fingers. Battery life is great roughly 1 month for me but may be different depending on how much you use it. Not as many multi touch features as the Magic Trackpad. Over all good device at a fair price.

    8 of 12 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse!

    • Written by from hythe

    The Magic Mouse is amazing - lovely tactile click and intuitive scrolling and swiping gestures. To right click you need to initially lift your left index finger and then right click due to it's one button design, it will think you still want to left click. I know some people right click without lifting their index finger so I wanted to make it aware. Using the mouse takes 5 minutes to get use to, especially it's tracking algorithm where if you move the Magic Mouse slow the cursor on screen moves slow and if you move it faster it moves faster, etc - for me the Magic Mouse works best on the maximum speed setting.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's probably been said before, superb.

    • Written by from Christchurch

    What a great piece of kit? I can't fault it even after using trackerballs, tablets and multi-scroller 30 function devices (ok, slight exaggeration !).

    It doesn't quite do what I do on my Pro trackpad but the Magic M is far more precise, even on the most sensitive settings. Love it.

    Almost 60 quid is a lot of money, but, without a doubt, for me, this is probably the best human interface I've used out of a box.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, reliable design but erratic during wireless back-ups to Time Capsule

    • Written by from Brighton

    Lack of Expose and Dashboard is a shame (though the keystroke shortcuts mean it's not a tragedy) - and indeed a few more gestures would be great, more like Magic Trackpad, but it's the best mouse I've ever used and unlike others I find the shape very comfortable during many hours use.

    The other big pro is that it's unlikely to suffer from the irritating mouse button and scroll wheel wear/dirt failures that beset most mice (including Apple's Mighty Mouse). My Magic Mouse has performed faultlessly during six months intensive use, day in day out.

    The only real black mark applies to both the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, however - the movement becomes jumpy and imprecise during wireless backups to Time Capsule, making it very irritating to use. Apple really need to get this interference issued resolved.

    As a result I've given it four stars and not five. Otherwise it's excellent - intuitive and a great pleasure to use.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance with Mac Pro

    • Written by from Belfast

    Well, I got this mouse a while ago, quite a while ago actually, to use with my Mac Pro, but I never got around to writing this review. So here it is now.

    All I can say is that the performance with that particular machine is terrible at best. Everything lags, and scrolling, tracking are just unusable. I never tried it with an iMac or one of the laptops, so I don't know how well it works with those, but with the Mac Pro it was just unusable. In the end I went back to using my Mighty (now Apple) Mouse, which works just fine apart from the occasional jammed scroll ball, which is still a lot better than having to deal with, well, the non existent usability of the "Magic" Mouse.
    The one thing I can't understand is that Apple kept on telling me that it's an issue with bluetooth, but sure if my Mac's bluetooth reception is bad, how is it possible for the Mighty Mouse to work flawlessly at all times??

    So all in all, I'd just like to let other Mac Pro users know to stay well away from this mouse. If there was a possibility of giving it 0 stars, I would.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another amazing product by apple.

    • Written by from West Kirby

    Apple's magic mouse is by far the best mouse I have used with any computer.
    At first I thought it might be hassle with all the fancy multi-touch technology, but it turned it works exceedingly well!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from bacup

    Unfortunately i feel this is a classic case of form over function. Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse is far more functional and easier to use and felt much better in the hand. I would have much preferred the updated Magic Mouse to have been as the original but with substitution of the scroll wheel with the multi-touch feature.

    Magic is just an illusion and Mighty is still king.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stunning in every aspect - except as a mouse...

    • Written by from WITNEY

    I bought one of these recently. It's a stunning piece of design which looks absolutely fantastic. It's fairly weighty too, and feels good when handling it as an object. So what's the problem? Well I could find just two, but they are crucial.

    First, it's very sharp all around the outer edge of the top surface, and I found that this 'unfinished edge' leaves an uncomfortable red mark on my fingers and thumb after a short time of using it. Otherwise, it feels great, and I have no problem with it being too 'flat', as some others have commented. If only Apple could have rounded off this sharp edge even just a tiny bit, that would have been a tremendous improvement. (I suppose a quick coat of medium grade sandpaper followed by some ultrafine wet-&-dry might be the answer...)

    Second, I found that fine cursor movements, for example when drawing or retouching detailed images, were jerky and difficult to control, and it just made me feel slightly divorced from the level of on-screen control that I'm used to with Mighty Mouse. Admittedly, I was using Magic Mouse under Tiger, initially as a 'point and click' mouse (it's not officially supported under Tiger), and then with a third-party driver that gives full magic mouse functions, specifically under Tiger.

    Apple's lack of official support for even basic functions under Tiger, or shortfalls in the third-party driver I tried, might have been behind the 'reluctant cursor' in my case, but because I felt that the sharp edge all around the outside is a major oversight I didn't bother to try it out on our Leopard based Macs or higher.

    Overall, my impression is that Magic Mouse is an excellent idea that for me fell just short enough in practice to make me think twice. Reluctantly, I sent mine back for these reasons, after which I felt deeply disappointed that it had gone -- until I picked up my old Mighty Mouse, and then suddenly everything felt wonderful again...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, I love mine......

    • Written by from Bathgate

    I took to this new mouse like a duck to water. Very intuitive, easy to use and it does react in the way the nice glossy apple vids show. I disgarded previous generations of apple mice for an alternative, however on this occasion, I'll be sticking with my new little friend !!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    • Written by from cardiff

    Finally, you actually got it right with a mouse......

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Lockerbie

    Only had this a short while and I love it, slides very smoothly, feels very slick, good weight and scrolls better than any mouse I've used before.
    Expose is easy to set up, just set the secondary click as right button in mouse preferences and then set secondary mouse button in expose preferences for all windows etc and Bobs your uncle.
    Overall, a great mouse, go buy one, you know you want too........

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle button, no love.

    • Written by from London

    Wonderfully responsive Mouse, the ease of scrolling is...well Magical, HOWEVER.... where oh where is the MIDDLE button!? It now takes me three times as long to access my desktop and that's a huge leap backwards. Apple, you made me cry.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous mouse, battery life and buttons an issue

    • Written by from CHIPPENHAM

    I love my Magic mouse, it feels antiquated when I have to use a wheel on a mouse now. The action is great and a real revelation. However, I go through batteries like nobody's business - I changed the batteries (I use quality ones) last Friday and am already down to 74% in four days.

    The lack of buttons is frustrating, I would love to be able to access spaces, or programme other buttons and don't get me started on how much detritus gets stuck to the rails on the bottom.

    I still love it more than other mice though, so I will have to put up with it.

    10 of 16 people found this useful