• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How about a cabled version?

    • Written by from Brobyværk

    It uses batteries way too fast.
    And now it doesn't even work after only 4 months of use.
    Multi scroll and multi finger functions are precise. I just wish I could get a cabled version. I don't feel a short cable connected to my cabled keyboard is too much clutter.
    It makes a lighter mouse, with out the hassle of battery changes.

    1137 of 1854 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat!

    • Written by from Boston

    I so wanted to take to this mouse like a duck to water. But instead of having that "Apple" moment as I have done with so many of their other products (I'm talking about that "Why hasn't anyone done this before? It feels so natural!" moment) I instead found that the mouse just didn't sit nicely in the palm of my hand. I tried to gloss over this and enjoy the intuitive gestures and features, but all I could think about was how uncomfortable it felt to use. It is far too flat!!!

    If you want a good idea of how it is to use without having to try/buy it, just get out your iphone/ipod touch and pretend it's your mouse. You can then practice the gestures as well, and if you are like me (and I do not have massive hands or anything) you will find the uncomfortable hand grip due to the lack of depth to this mouse to be just plain off-putting.

    What's more, if you fingers are slightly sweaty, the gestures can be a bit tricky to execute (especially the sideways swipes). The thin design doesn't help when trying to grip the mouse to execute said gestures as well. Again, you can practice this with your iphone.

    I'm so disappointed, as a nice shiny new mouse is exactly what I want right now, but I do not think I can live with the magic mouse with it's current ergonomics.

    Please bring out a slightly chunkier model Apple!!!

    788 of 1157 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The Magic Mouse is not good - it's definitely giving me serious hand pain at work! The scrolling action and sensitivity hurt my hand and wrist, and I'm sure I've had more arm and back pain since I started using one. They eat batteries like nobody's business, too.

    There's also an issue with them connecting to different iMacs sometimes. I often have to swap mine with a colleague's.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless for Design App's

    • Written by from AIRDRIE

    Nice feel, certainly better than the previous mouse, although could be too flat for some. The only real major flaw in the design is with creative applications such as InDesign, where the single-finger swipe moves the view around the pasteboard too much and is hyper-sensitive. Would recommend InDesign / CS users stay with scroll-wheel mouse.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing 3rd & 4th button

    • Written by from Monkstown

    Love the mouse, its an engineering marvel and it felt perfectly natural in the hand from the start. HOWEVER, it also took 5 seconds flat the realize its biggest problem. The omission of 3rd (middle button) and 4th (side squeeze buttons) is a very big disappointment. What this essentially means is that I no longer have super-fast access to Spaces (I had set it as a middle button) or access to expose (I had it set as a side squeeze buttons). For those who are constantly between spaces and expose users switching between windows the original 'magic mouse' was truly 'magic'.

    I bought it for use with my MacBook Pro @ work, but due to the aforementioned omissions, I am afraid i will be pairing my old magic mouse and bringing this one home for the iMac where productivity is not as important.

    Huge disappointment :-(

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable in a production environment

    • Written by from Walton on Thames

    This mouse came with my iMac for work where I use Photoshop daily. This mouse is not dependable for my work. (problems occur with full batteries and good range as well as suitable surface).

    1. Connection problems. The mouse will sporadically lose its connection over bluetooth with the Mac.
    2. Erratic behaviour. Every 'now and then' the mouse will behave erratically, hurling itself across the screen at a million miles an hour. I notice this usually happens when I have about 2 or 3 buttons pressed down on the accompanying wireless keyboard. This means that everytime I want to move a layer in photoshop while holding down contextual keys it will nearly always misbehave.
    3. Uncomfortable. Design does not sit well in my hand but this is personal preference.
    4. Just two 'buttons'. Just because it has a contextual surface doesnt mean that it does no different to my 2 buttoned mouse from 1995. This means you cant have a right mouse button as well as expose.
    5. No mouse chording. You cannot hold down the primary and secondary click at the same time.

    Redeeming Points:

    1. Good scroll, very good for scrolling around documents
    2. Very good response on the laser tracking (when it works)
    3. Wireless.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too low

    • Written by from HUSULA

    The wipe function is great. The former mouse with the tiny scroll ball was the right size, but the ball jammed after a few months use. I bought the Magic Mouse but after two days of use I put it away. It's too low and it leaves my hand in the air with no support and causes stress to my wrist.

    Great mouse, but it should be 1 cm higher.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice... but really miss the extra buttons of the Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    Apple's new Magic Mouse is definitely more stylish and the build quality feels superior to the old Mighty Mouse, but I am desperately missing the extra functionality of the older mouse.

    Having the center button on the old Mighty Mouse assigned to Spaces or Expose was the fastest way to move between applications. With the new Magic Mouse I find myself constantly having to work the keyboard to navigate the desktop. What is unclear is why Apple have not been able to implement the same functionality in the new mouse.

    It's a real pity as despite the many improvements in the new Magic Mouse I have found myself going back to my old Mighty mouse purely for the extra productivity and convenience.

    Here's hoping Apple can implement these functions in a future driver release.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from LONDON

    Not pleased at all, feels really heavy compared to the might mouse - I realise it's the batteries but because the shape and texture of it also feels all wrong, it seems slippery and like it never really goes where I want it. I also keep scrolling things by mistake, and the right hand second click doesn't always work.

    You can't squeeze it so I can't use it for Expose unless I sacrifice my second click which I don't want to do. The two-finger 'navigation' gesture is fairly useless as far as I can tell and feels quite uncomfortable to do.

    And finally, unless I'm missing something, gestures that work on the macbook trackpad don't work on this (as I was expecting), such as zoom and rotate.

    I can only hope that a software update will come out to provide more gesture recognition. At the moment this feels like an expensive step backwards, and I've switched back to my mighty mouse.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks amazing, performs awful

    • Written by from princes risborough

    This mouse looks absolutely stunning and is great for internet browsing with its scroll and other gestures.

    I have had real trouble trying to find a good replacement for it that looks even half as good.

    Reason i am replacing is because for doing anything that needs precision, the tracking is awful. I am a keen video producer and for editing i can not stand using it. And the ergonomics of the mouse.. Absolutely awful, my wrist drags along my desk and my palm can not rest on it because of its very low profile size.

    So for very general and basic use, its nice. But for anything else, i can not recommend.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement

    • Written by from MAIDENHEAD

    Ok i am going to start with the positives, How Beautiful does this look on a wooden desk? Attractive and functional, easy to use, basic functions work with windows and it is a dream to use, It's a nice size for almost any hand and is weighty enough to stay still on the desk when using the 'two finger swipe' gesture.
    Unfortunately build quality is poor, the lower metal casing extrudes beyond the upper plastic multitouch surface making it feel cheap and underdeveloped, also no Bootcamp support. Finally as mentioned by previous reviewers, there is no shortcuts like the squeeze or click the scroll ball to open dashboard or application switcher.
    I Suggest wait two or three months for the manufacturing cycle to refresh and maybe they will have fixed the tiny annoyances to make it truly 'magic'

    14 of 17 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's over priced and inaccurate

    • Written by from London

    I am using this with a core duo macbook pro and the mouse stutters across the screen on even the most suitable surface.

    It looks great in the pictures but once you hold it it certainly doesn't feel like a 50 quid mouse, the metal looks sprayed bright silver (cheap and not industrial like the glorious iphone4) and feels thin. It creaks and feels like a prototype.

    The shape is too low to allow you to feel like you have full control over it... because you have to squat your hand down (lifting your wrist) you end up resting your weight on the front of your fingers causing unwanted clicks and fatigue. This also makes it a balancing act to execute a snazzy multi-touch manoeuvre.

    The top shell is great though, It's reminds me of the last white ipod's apple made - nice thick clear plastic over a white surface mimicking glass.

    I would seriously wait until apple get their act together and release a quality product at this most premium of prices.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great for creative work

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Fantastic for system stuff, and works well with Apple software designed for the mouse, but is awful to use with the creative suite applications. The slightest touch and your document is zooming and moving all over the place.I'm returning mine. No point in spending £56 just for wireless. Oh and the pointer movement is gittery too, making photoshop work a nightmare.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but not that impressed unfortunately

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Got a Magic Mouse with my new 27" iMac, I wanted to love it as it looked so nice. I am a self employed graphic designer who works long hours. I liked the weight, unfortunately I found having the hold the mouse so far forward in my palm a real pain. Working in InDesign was a real pain as I found the mouse jumping about the screen as I leaned down accidentally with my palm. I gave up after two weeks and returned to my trusty Logitech. Overall a great looking mouse, great concept, nicely weighted but not for me I'm afraid. Hopefully the mouse will continue to be developed and refined.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats your keyboard batteries like no tomorrow!

    • Written by from Manchester

    Works like a dream, but your BT keyboard will scream it's constantly hungry as the Magic Mouse demands so much BT bandwidth that the keyboard needs the batteries changing at least 3 times a week. Want proof? Go to the Apple Support page and search for the (currently) 13 page topic Apple Wireless Keyboard Eating Batteries

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, needs improvements to make things easier

    • Written by from London

    Magic mouse looks beautiful, and the multi-touch sensor works fine, but there is still a lot of room for improvements.
    To start with, no expose feature. the absence of this feature is especially felt if u have the new macbook with multi-touch trackpads. it feels you can do 'more with your trackpad' which shouldnt be the case.
    Then, if using the right click feature, its pretty annoying because if any of your other finger is resting on the mouse, it will never do a right click, so you have to lift all your other fingers off the mouse every time you have to use right click.
    Also the mouse does not feel too comfortable to hold because of its shape.

    10 of 12 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

  • 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

  • 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