• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but does not worth 56 pound

    • Written by from plymouth

    The mouse is stylish and sleek , but one of the biggest concern is the battery life of the mouse and the inability to use rechargeable batteries , and the second thing is that there is no specific software for the mouse it self .

    Apart from that its really good on every surface i used it on , and its comfy for long use

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's looks nice, but...

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    ...there's one really annoying problem. I tend to rest two fingers on the mouse as I'm using it (and as I have always done with other mice), and the issue here is that the right click will not work at all like this, unless I lift both fingers off the mouse surface first. Sounds minor, but this is actually a really annoying problem. For a supposedly multi-touch device, not being able to detect a right click when another finger is resting on its surface seems very odd.

    Other, less irritating problems include the mouse speed being a little too slow, even when set to max in the preferences, and personally, I'd have preferred a slightly higher profile design as I find it a little too flat when using it.

    I can live with some of the issues, but Apple really need to sort out the right click functionality, otherwise mine may sadly end up on an auction site.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Widnes

    Recently bought an imac and by far the best mouse ever!!!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expose, dashboard, middle click, and MUCH MORE

    • Written by from London

    People complaining about expose and middle clicks, go download "MagicPref", it gives you the choice of one finger middle axis click. 2 finger click, 3 finger click, 4 finger click, swipe, tap, etc etc. you get to customise the clicks with about, I don't know, a million functions.

    And yes, it's free. A simple google search for 'MagicPref" would give you the site/download.

    46 of 51 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

    Not as good as Mighty Mouse!

    • Written by from MINEHEAD

    I am the biggest Apple fan you will ever meet, but this is just a £55 package of disappointment!
    The mouse is FAR from easy to use and lacks some basic functions - the biggest of which is the Expose shortcut. The Mighty Mouse used to be squeezed for Expose, the MacBook Pro uses 4 fingers to swipe, Magic Mouse does not have this. Freeware does exist to combat the issue but makes transition back to trackpad difficult if you forget to turn the software off.
    Also, I have found that the laser does not work on such a variety of surfaces as the previous mouse, glass being the biggest issue.
    More work needed - B for effort!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sorry, one not for an architect!

    • Written by from hanwell

    This is a very well design mouse and good for use if you are just viewing the internet or desktop publishing.

    If you are an architect, student or otherwise, stay away from this mouse, it is not sketchup or vectorworks friendly. The middle button, used for snapping and command rotate is not available making life more difficult by having to use rotation on screen increasing production time.

    oh well.. thats another £56 down the drain!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from NOTTINGHAM

    Really pleased with it... i use it for about 5/6 hours every day.. i have used the batteries that came with the mouse and they still have 69% life left and i have used it for 6 hours every day since christmas day 09! So the battery life is fantastic... the touch of it is really well designed, and to scroll down you just slide your finger down the mouse... it is fantastic and wonderful christmas present.!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse, Magic!

    • Written by from WORCESTER

    Easy to set up and a joy to use. Looks pretty good to boot!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh.. the relief!!!

    • Written by from Haddington

    After struggling with the trackball on the mighty mouse for ages I was so keen to get this mouse. I was put off by the lack of expose built in but decided to go for it after hearing about magicprefs.

    The mouse is rather flat but I suspect that is to prevent you resting your hand on it and activating the touch features all the time. I dont find it a problem for general use but might be uncomfortable if you use the mouse all the time.

    Once you have magicprefs installed there is many options for features like expose and the transition has not been difficult at all. I like the option to open quickview with a tap on the apple logo as well.

    Overall this is a big step up from the mighty mouse but only with magic prefs installed. It works so nicely I only wonder why apple didnt do this themselves. Still enjoying smooth scrolling after all the misery with the trackball mighty mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic eclipses Mighty into oblivion...

    • Written by from Bourne End

    If this is your first taste of 'touch technology' for those without prior experience of an iPhone or iPod Touch then prepare to be smitten! Simply glorious, intuitive and gorgeously sleek - this is a mouse beyond compare. If you are fortunate enough to already have an iPhone or iPod Touch then you are simply to experience the world in your hand when sat at a computer...

    Apple you have done it again - I do not miss Expose or Dashboard at the misclick of my right hand - simply marvellous.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not crafted by god as some make out.

    • Written by from Torquay

    Yeh the multi-touch is cool. But its more of a multi-slide feature as you can't pinch to zoom like the iPhone multi-touch. And the right-click isn't perfect. Many times has it left-clicked instead. And it eats batteries like crazy!!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but ....

    • Written by from Blaina

    This mouse is absolutely awesome, i use it every single day.

    The battery live with the Included batteries is around 2 weeks but with a better branded battery/better tech battery its around 1/1.5 months

    I downloaded an Application called MagicPrefs Which brings allot of functionality into this mouse and has saved this mouse in my opinion.

    23 of 26 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far - SO GOOD

    • Written by from Derby

    Had this a week now and I've got to say so far - so good. It works perfect and feels nice. I love the swipe feature for navigating through web pages and the scroll feature without a wheel.

    The whole look and feel of it is excellent. And despite a week of hard work, my battery meter is still showing 100%

    My only suggestion would be that for £56.00 I would of liked some form of case to protect it when travelling.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Review

    • Written by from Peterborough

    After using the Apple Mighty mouse for over a year I was very excited about the new Magic Mouse. Its a great mouse that its so simple to use. A worthy upgrade.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement on the Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Norwich

    I replaced my Mighty Mouse with a Magic Mouse a couple of days ago and I am stunned by the improvement! The Magic Mouse is so much more responsive and very comfortable to use.

    It also looks incredibly stylish, is very slim and well made.

    It is definitely worth the money!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Close but no cigar

    • Written by from London

    A very good mouse, a pleasure to use, extremely accurate, great multi touch gestures. It doesn't sit in the hand quite as comfy as the mighty mouse, I find the old mighty mouse lighter to use, you can also launch dashboard and expose from the old mouse, this does not work with the new mouse. Maybe a firmware update will solve this.

    All in all it does not better the old mouse, some things are better some things are worse. Go to an Apple store to try one for yourself.

    7 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