• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Dundee

    Purchased an imac and this mouse came with. This is now my SECOND mouse because it constantly kept un-connecting, purchased the apple recharger and it still doesnt work. My mouse at the moment constantly un-connects every 5 seconds, its very annoying!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance

    • Written by from Huddersfield

    CONS:

    * Having to lift my left finger away from the left button in order to right-click is incredibly irritating when I've been accustomed to the 'normal' pattern of using mice for around 18 years. i.e. left-click/right-click at your leisure, regardless of whether either finger is in contact with the button area.

    * Battery life isn't fantastic, I got roughly 12 hours per week out of it before needing a recharge.

    * If you require precision, this mouse is not for you. It's sluggish and unpredictable.

    * From an ergonomic perspective, I personally found it uncomfortable to use through my working day. The hand should be relaxed when using a mouse, not gripping it in an awkward fashion.

    PROS:

    * Looks pretty.

    * 360 scrolling is nice to use (although if that floats your boat, you may as well opt for the Magic Trackpad instead).

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    Bottom line: I trialled my Magic Mouse for at least three months, and ended up switching to a bog-standard wired mouse out of sheer frustration. My Magic Mouse now serves as a pretty paperweight.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Works Very Well

    • Written by from Frome

    After reading a lot of the reviews here I'm very confused frankly ...

    I bought mine 3 weeks ago to go with my MacBook Pro. I'm a HEAVY user and with the supplied batteries I still have 93% power left in them and they are NOT high capacity batteries, just a set of standard Enegizer jobbies. I have a fistful of very high 2400ma ones that I'm going to start using with this and they should last for months on end.

    I have several small Logitech wireless mice that I use with my PC and they EAT batteries in comparison to the MagicMouse.

    I have only noticed the mouse disconnect twice in all the time I've been using it so no complaints there either.

    In short I love it, it's VERY functional and works EXACTLY as described

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If You Read One Review Read This!

    • Written by from Wolverhampton

    Upon ordering a Mac, you get the option of Magic Mouse or TrackPad. I got the magic mouse despite having several mac compatible mouse that i was using with my windows previously.
    When i first got the mouse. I tried to operate the mouse by lying my hand flat on the mouse (How stupid i looked) I have big hands and my hands practically covered it.
    The mouse is very low like a High Priced Sports Car. Yet i still love it. And i now operate the mouse with my palm in the air. The mouse gets 5* But looses one as the acceleration is slow which can be a problem when playing online games etc. But once the speed of the pointer is high it helps. The touch interface of the mouse and just how brilliant it is amazes me everytime i use it.
    Just like Apple, Another product unlike anything on the market!

    2 of 2 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, badly executed

    • Written by from London

    Sounds great on paper but, in practice, this mouse is tiny and unergonomic; it hurts my hand after about 30 mins of use.

    Also, the touch sensitive scrolling is far too sensitive and imprecise, therefore useless for anything but scrolling through documents (where precision is less important).

    It probably goes without saying that this mouse is useless for gaming, as it's impossible to press both mouse buttons at the same time (FPS games in particular will usually require that you hold down the right mouse button to aim iron-sights and then click with the left to shoot).

    For general desktop use, you would be far better off with the Magic Trackpad, which offers much more precision and less ergonomic pain (although still useless for gaming of course).

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MagicPrefs

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    It took me around a week to get used to this mouse as I previously used a much bigger Windows mouse, I also found the acceleration hard to handle, something that cannot be changed easily (only the speed can be adjusted in settings). However, once i got used to this I started to appreciate the mouse much more.

    The build quality is simply excellent.

    I'll dock a star because I needed to download the MagicPerfs app to get a middle click, something I find hard to live without. I feel that Apple should include this option as standard.

    I probably prefer the Trackpad on my Macbook Pro but I find that after a while it plays havoc on my wrist, this to me is the next best thing, without the bad wrist.

    7 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive paperweight

    • Written by from Slough

    I need to get some work done so I have gone back to using my old cheap pc mouse. This is just too jumpy.

    6 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chronic Wrist/Hand Pain

    • Written by from Dublin

    I've been using this mouse for over a month now, and I've never been in so much pain! Even when I'm home from the office over the weekends not using the mouse, my wrist, knuckles, and pinky finger still ache. I've found the only semi-comfortable way to use it (if you're a frequent user like myself) is to place a bit of stiff cloth in the palm of my hand to fill that awkward bit of space between your hand and the mouse. I will be ordering a 3rd party device or at least a mmfixed shortly to avoid any permanent carpal tunnel or tendon damage

    12 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from Somerset

    The mouse looks nice, but it is not suitable for extended periods of use. Batteries drain in about a month compared to other mice lasting a year or so, It does not work well on google maps (end up zooming out all the way by accident / zooming in fully). And now mine has stopped working properly... have to click very hard for anything to happen. Why can't Apple just make something so simple as a mouse WORK properly, not cost a ridiculous amount of money and just do its job without pretending to be some super-ergonomic god device.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Despicably stupid idea

    • Written by from marlow

    WHAT were they thinking by designing a mouse that runs only on aa batteries, I get through 2 aa batteries every week! Surly they must have considered being able to charge it via plugging into the computer or apple device, but no, its just a way to keep AA battery companies in business!

    6 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful mouse

    • Written by from Insch

    Have thrown it in the bin. Far too sensitive to use for a host of programmes

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse yet

    • Written by from Malvern

    I tended to be put off by some of the derogatory comments made about this mouse but I've used it for a few days now and I'm very impressed. It is responsive and doesn't move around on the desktop when using the finger swipe surface unlike some other touch sensitive mice I have used. As with all Apple products it does seem expensive but I think worth the extra. The Mobee charger compliments it nicely too.
    I particularly like the Inertia option.
    A nice piece of kit.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this product.

    • Written by from UUSIKAUPUNKI

    The title should emphasize my message. Do not acquire this product. You'll be sorely let down.

    First of all. Ergonomics are totally wrong. They have been sacrificed on the altar of nice shape. My hand is totally broken using this product.

    Second of all. This might be my personal preference but, the motion sensor of the mouse is positioned on the top of the mouse bottom. This means that all the mouses that I have used since 1994 which have had either ball, infrared or laser in the middle of the mouse will feel weird. Actually I never got used to the Magic Mouse. The motion just feels bad.

    The touch sensitive surface is a good innovation but not practical. Usually I just end up touching it by accident and end up scrolling somewhere that I do not want to.

    Conclusion, if you have ever before used a mouse do not buy this. It'll not be worth it.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    buy one

    • Written by from rugby

    Had mine for a year now and can honestly say I could not do without it.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Ever!

    • Written by from Kingswinford

    Besides my Macbook Pro, this is the best thing i have ever brought! If you have big hands & find a trackpad too fiddly, get this! Its ideal for scrolling in Logic Pro, i love it!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Manchester

    I love my new mouse! At first, I was a bit skeptical as I'd had bad experiences with wireless mice for PCs and the reviews for this Apple Magic Mouse weren't good (I have no idea why!). It was so easy to install - I just followed the instructions and it took less than 2 minutes, and it was great that I could pick and choose the gestures that i wanted in order to control my mouse. I love the design and it is lightweight and responsive. The battery life is also amazing - I accidentally left it on overnight and it STILL had 98% battery! (This was with standard batteries too, I plan on getting the Apple battery pack soon.) My mum is a brand new Mac user, she borrowed mine and also found it easy to install and use and is planning on getting her own. Another great product from Apple :)

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Total Disaster

    • Written by from Amersham

    If you enjoy having to replace batteries every few months, enjoy having periods where the mouse loses connection..... then buy this mouse. Like Apple Maps it is a heap of overpriced rubbish.

    6 of 14 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