• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH!!!!

    • Written by from Sheffiel

    Failure designed, can not do things accurately,!!! useless!!!!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish it functioned as great as it looks.

    • Written by from CULLOMPTON

    Surprisingly for a company that designs such classy devices, Apple's record with mice is well below par. The original square was clunky and didn't fit to the hand, the 1998 'ice hockey puck' was just lamentable, but finally they seemed to have got it right with the Mighty Mouse. It was hand-shaped, it had several buttons, and it worked a dream.. until, that is, the scroll ball finally and irretrievably gave out.

    Now we have the Magic Mouse. It looks fantastic, a smooth and curvy dream. But.. NO buttons! (Farewell Exposé). Drinks batteries like Oliver Reid on Jack Daniels. Scrolls in an unwanted direction like a nervous colt when you first touch it. And it really doesn't fit snugly to the hand.

    It hasn't made up its mind whether it's a mouse or a trackpad. If it was the latter, I'd station it right by the keyboard and just stroke it with a finger or two. But it doesn't invite me to place my whole hand on it, move it around and click happily all day long.

    It came free with my iMac. But I'm only using it as a stop gap as my third Mighty Mouse's scroll ball has finally given up the ghost, and I'm waiting for delivery of a Logitech mouse instead.

    Verdict? Super style, but not recommended.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    • Written by from East Dulwich

    This is a case of: looks great, is rubbish; and favours form over function. it doesn't even appear to consider ergoomics, and therefore makes your hand ache. It is also a massive battery-eater. I have another mouse by logitech that cost me around £15, is ergonomically designed, makes batterys last for months rather than days, with the only difference being it is not shiny and white. Don't waste your money.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely brilliant!

    • Written by from Torquay

    After reading some of the other reviews on here, that go from complaints about the battery life to the absurd complaint that the apple mouse is "too flat", I just had to review.

    I only recently became a proper user of Apple products, after spending years using Toshiba/Samsung in my laptops. But a few months ago when my Samsung packed in, I took the plunge and bought a MacBook Pro. I've had no problems with the trackpad that comes built in, but upon finally installing Sims 3 on my Mac, I discovered I would need a proper mouse to play it. After having no success getting my MacBook to read my old PC mouse, I went and bought an Apple Magic Mouse.

    It was easy to connect, found instantly by my Macbook and I absolutely love it! For those complaining that it moves too quickly or is too sensitive, that can be altered in system preferences under mouse and then adjust the tracking bar to the speed that's comfortable to you.

    It is easy to use, comfortable in my hand and feels much more natural than holding a clunky PC mouse, it's smooth, easy to use and great for me. - As an added note, I do have small thin hands, so my palm fits very snugly around the mouse.

    As an avid user of trackpads, I always hated the idea of using a mouse after converting to using a laptop. But this has completely changed my perspective. It's easy to use and I love the easy of scrolling with it. As for the other complaints about the AA batteries not lasting long enough, in my opinion if you can spend out that much money on a mouse, it's fairly straightforward to buy yourself rechargeable AA batteries from a supermarket for £6 that come with a plug in charger and 4-6 batteries so you can always have ones ready to use. That is if you don't want to buy an Apple rechargeable battery/charging dock for it.

    So for anyone who is on the fence, go into an Apple store and try it! But from my experience, definitely buy it. I've tried and tested other brands before ending up with Apple and I cannot fault their quality. Take the plunge and buy one!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    2 year life span?

    • Written by from BROMLEY

    You need to know that I thought it was a great mouse.. I almost bought a second one to use at work. The touch mechanism is superb and the range of function available was fab... But, it packed up a few days ago now, at just over 2 years I feel a bit cheated. All my other Apple products have lasted 6 years or beyond, so 2 years is a bit pants.. and it's not as if I over use it.

    I will buy another though.. it's that good :)

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but doesn't last long.

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    I'm on my second Magic Mouse. The first one stopped working after about 6 months which was very disappointing as it still looks like brand new and it's just sitting in my draw looking sorry for itself. The bluetooth connection also drops a bit too often, and can be frustrating waiting for it to connect again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    • Written by from Nottingham

    Every time I try to move the mouse to a new location it tries to scroll.

    Pulling my hair out!!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant mouse, except for ..

    • Written by from DALTON-IN-FURNESS

    Okay, it took me a while to get used to it as it is so different from most mice and perhaps it could be a little chunkier to fit my hand. But, after a week at most, I got to love it: no wheel or ball to gather dirt; intuitive actions [move, swipe, press] and, of course, a sleek design. It works beautifully.
    My main beef is with battery life: I now have a set of six NiMH rechargeables and seem always to have to be have some on charge as they need changing so often. I am considering buying a Magic Mouse for my wife to replace her old, clogged up Mighty Mouse, but will I need yet more batteries ready? Or have Apple improved this since I bought mine three years ago?

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, money better spent elsewhere!!!

    • Written by from Huntingdon

    Looks great, works 'fine'. Even feels nice to use but . . . I have 2, one I bought and one that came with a new mac and have now gone back to my logitech rechargeable mouse.

    It's not great when clicking sometimes need to click twice. When working with professional desktop publishing software such as indesign its annoying if you brush the mouse as you grub it as your page scrolls wildly up or down - trust me it easily done! There is an app to get more control but its a bit hit and miss.

    It's nice, don't get me wrong, I am a big Apple fan with many devices and computers, but its just not the best. My advice buy a decent rechargeable Logitech which comes with the charger and you won't spend £100 on a mouse and charger (you will want the charger too as it uses battery life pretty quickly if you work with it day in day out) and then want to change after a while!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never buy this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Northampton

    I got this mouse for about 1 year,i can say that it is a really bad mouse,if you play games,it will cost you two battery each WEEK!!! and sometimes it does not wrk at all,never never buy it,get a logitech or razer for that price is much more better than this!! Trust me

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb design, ludicrously unreliable

    • Written by from Ennis

    After using this mouse, any other mouse feels clumsy and constrained. The gestures allow you to do so much and the fact that it is a continuous surface just feels so much nicer, although it would be nice to have a sight indentation to indicate the centre of the mouse.

    However, I have had two of these mice—one for my desktop the other for my laptop—and have found both insufferably fragile. I'm not rough with my possessions but the mouse I used for the laptop quickly started intermittently losing connection and eventually failed altogether. The desktop one loses connection intermittently too, but hasn't failed outright, yet. In all cases of intermittent connections I made sure that the mouse was close to the bluetooth receiver, and that the batteries were charged. I finally gave up on using the Magic Mouse for my laptop and instead use the standard wired Apple mouse.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse

    • Written by from Bodmin

    Am still getting used to this device but have to say that it is growing on me. Battery life is good but am buying rechargeables so don't have to worry buying new...... Couple of niggles...... when doing 'fine' work, the screen moves up/down without my input.... perhaps it's me and 'fat thumb' syndrome but it's a tad sensitive.....and it could have been designed a bit fatter and rounder to sit in the palm better... But best of all, I don't have to worry about the 'ball' getting furred up and wasting £35 on a new one every 18 months...

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

    • Written by from Redhill

    I have had my Mac for six months. In that time the magic mouse has needed replacement batteries three times (Duracell plus power). Now the connection keeps failing during use, which is really annoying. In addition, I have been frequently irritated by the screen expanding without warning during operation, due presumably to the sensitivity of the mouse. Not for me personally. I have gone back to a conventional wired mouse which gives me far better control.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ABSOLUTELY GREAT

    • Written by from Princes risbourough

    This mouse is perfect. I bought this mouse a nearly 2 weeks ago now and it has been great! i don't see what everyone is on about with the battery because I still haven't even used 1 percent yet. All the gestures work perfectly and it they are easy to get used to. I bought this for my MacBook pro Retina display and it is the easiest thing to set up, you just turn the mouse on and the Mac does the rest really.

    A definite buy!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect mouse!

    • Written by from Wellingborough

    Before purchasing this mouse I read through the reviews, and listened to other peoples opinions; despite majority of them were negative I proceeded to purchase one anyway.

    I find the mouse very comfortable, very easy to use swiping gestures however are difficult to perform, and quite uncomfortable. That said, battery life is still impressive but I suppose i've not really used it long enough to determine this. Set-up took seconds, but for a unix-based os you'd expect this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A sleek disaster

    • Written by from Ipswich

    Pro's
    +Mouse is awesome looking, sleek and clean
    +Small and thin in looks (That's the bad part to)
    +Multi-Touch is nice

    Con's
    -Mouse is too thin and small and is really crampy for normal hands.
    -Sensor is terrible, so unprecise and unpredictable BAD for Adobe AE/PS work & gaming.
    -Very little multitouch, scrolling is nice and mission control is nice, but offers NO launchpad controls
    -Sensor is just really bad, you just cannot use this mouse

    Overall 1 star
    Apple built this mouse for stunning slick futuristic looks for than actual efficient ergonomics. As said before, sensor is nothing iv'e ever used really bad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive disappointment

    • Written by from Worcester

    I loved the idea of a bluetooth mouse with a recharging pad - but what a disappointment. It constantly loses its connection with the iMac - so frustrating!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever!

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have used many mice and this is by far the best I have ever used!
    I would recommend it to everyone who has a mac as all the gestures work amazing well!

    Thanks Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The loudest mouse I've come across

    • Written by from Godalming

    I had high hopes for the Magic Mouse but I'm very disappointed. Firstly, the click is louder than every mouse I've ever used. Also, it clicks once when you press the mouse and again when you release it. Sitting at my MacBook, there is a constant click-click, click-click, click-click. I would expect the sound to be comparable to key presses on the keyboard, but it's a completely different level of sound. It seems as though, because you are pressing the whole top of the mouse, the click is transmitted to the desk which amplifies the sound.

    Secondly, it's really noisy moving the mouse around. Rather than the little slidy feet of other mice, this has two bars that run the whole length of the mouse. These scrape across the desk and also seem to transmit the scraping sound into the desktop, where it becomes louder. I can only imagine that the Apple design offices are really noisy and they all still use mouse-mats.

    Finally, when the mouse arrived, it had some adhesive film to protect the bottom. Pulling the film off left glue on the bottom of the mouse. I expect better than this of Apple packaging.

    If you work in a quiet environment, think twice before you buy this mouse.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Spalding

    Typical Apple, works great, well designed, such an improvement on the old one. Very comfortable to use. No faults

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