• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over Ergonomics

    • Written by from CLOGHER

    I have this mouse for 6 months now. It works very well with regards to the Bluetooth staying connected, tracking on surfaces, and responsiveness.

    It's let down by the physical design, which looks great, but ends up tiring out your hand. The mouse is too flat, the design also doesn't lend to resting your hand on it, otherwise you set off a click. It's possible to straddle the mouse, with your thumb, ring and little fingers resting on the desk, but that still gets tiring.

    I usually end up switching to the trackpad on my MBP every so often when I can get away with just using gestures, as that exercises my hand and reduces the strain built up using the mouse.

    230 of 233 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

    If you still prefer to click!

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    Despite some of the bad reviews, I went ahead and bought the magic mouse on the basis that I still prefer to hold, move and click something solid!

    I guess if you're used to the trackpads of laptops then the trackpad will be more suitable, but if like me you love to click then this is an awesome product.

    It feels real nice to hold (it's not designed to hug to your palm as your palm sits in a curved state naturally, instead just the tips of your fingers and the base of your palm rest on it's super smooth surface)

    The gestures are valuable in Lion, I'm still quite new to the mac so still learning little tricks but since getting the magic mouse i've used functions not used before because they become so simple! (i'm guessing the same for trackpad on this one too)

    The laser and bluetooth combination too make for seamless function. easy to set up and no jerkiness in the cursor movement unlike my previous mouse that used a USB dongle to connect kept sticking and freezing.

    Conclusion, an essential apple product (unless you like to point the cursor with your finger, then get the trackpad), worth every penny in comparison to previous models.

    726 of 1025 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very good for a mouse

    • Written by from Essex

    I've just got this mouse with my new Mac Pro and to my surprise it's not to shabby.
    The usual type up set up for a Mac. It was so quick and easy to set up you didn't even know you were doing it until it was done all of less than a min.
    Great job Apple.
    I'm now waiting for a new magic track pad and the charger for my new mouse.
    I'm such an apple fan.

    7 of 8 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Mouse. Ever.

    • Written by from Sheffield

    If you are going to buy an iMac, take my advice... get the trackpad, NOT the magic mouse...

    For me, there is NO comfortable way to hold this mouse and I have tried many different ways. It is not ergonomic in the slightest. The movement of the pointer on the screen is far from acceptable when using it.

    The one thing I do like about it is the gesture support; very intuitive and useful, but you might as well get the trackpad which is more accurate, comfortable and (at the moment) features more gestures.

    If you don't like the trackpad then I would suggest any other standard mouse. If you buy this there's a fair chance your fingers will be aching from the constant attempts to hold this mouse comfortably.

    Steer clear and get the magic trackpad instead!

    5092 of 5683 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great to use but battery life could be better

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    I have been using this mouse for almost a year now andI love it. I saw in other reviews that people get annoyed by the swiping and other gestures you can use to scroll and zoom - mostly I love those although not all applications use the same direction for zoom (left/right or up/down). Generally I like them. You can switch those off in the control panel if you don't like them anyway.

    The mouse is comfortable to use and has a lovely tactile feel to it. As there is no physical division on the surface I occasionally do a right click instead of a left click.

    I do get often caught out by the battery life both alkaline and NiMH rechargeables and occasionally it loses bluetooth connection and then takes ages to reconnect. I rarely remember to switch the mouse off overnight but that would only save 8 hours in 24 and would still be be fairly poor.

    And a word of warning, don't turn off your bluetooth connection just out of interest otherwise you will need your keyboard shortcuts to navigate back to the control panel and turn it on again or restart or use a wired pointing device (another mouse or graphics tablet).

    Overall, using this mouse is such a good experience I would definitely recommend it despite the occasional drawbacks.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse

    • Written by from ILKLEY

    I find this to be a great, intuitive mouse. You can configure and adjust the right/left click, sensitivity and speed etc. The scrolling and page navigation is great.

    I never turn the mouse off (although it might have a sleep function) and it has only used a 2 sets of battery's in the 6 months that I have had it. I use Duracell Procell and this might be a fix for others who seem to have very poor battery life issues.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool mouse

    • Written by from london

    One of the coolest mouse ever. However not for gaming! Battery life is great if you use a proper battery, ie Energiser, not some cheap battery.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life and constant connection problems

    • Written by from Penarth

    The battery life is just appalling. Alkaline batteries lasted about 1 month. Rechargeable ones less than 1 week. I switch the mouse off overnight, but this leads to all sorts of connection problems, so I always have an old cable mouse plugged in for standby. Not a very usable product, even though I like the touch-scroll functionality.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse for macs

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    I looove my Magic Mouse. Its seamless scrolling and regal multi-touch gestures works like a charm. I was disappointed by the battery life, and it is prone to fail if you abuse it, but it is worth it all. It is quite simply the best mouse for the mac.

    2380 of 4265 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent mouse

    • Written by from London

    I wanted a mouse to use as an alternative to the trackpad on my Macbook Pro and so went for the (very attractive imho) magic mouse. The ergonomics took a little bit of getting used to, but I now find it comfortable to use. The mouse is great for navigating in Safari and OS X Lion.

    1533 of 2652 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A reposte

    • Written by from Bristol

    I think this mouse is extremely useful. At first it took a little getting used to but now it is smooth and seamless. Also in response to the bad review I've just read. You certainly can change the speed of the traking/scrolling on the mouse in the settings so don't really understand the problem there.

    Anyway. Very please with my mouse, my magic keyboard and Trackpad. I'm all chocked full of technology.

    345 of 348 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than anything else

    • Written by from Bodmin

    Having been a PC Gamer for many years I have used more mice with more configurations, sizes and designs than the majority of computer users.
    The Magic Mouse is perhaps one of the best mice ever created for those that want to do anything except gaming.

    It feels great in the hand, the surface is perfect for scrolling with and the battery lasts pretty well considering all it is capable of.

    However, it is the most atrocious device for any kind of gaming. If you intend to play games on your Mac then have a second, gaming specific mouse for this kind of use.

    728 of 1042 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from Gateshead

    great mouse, have not had any problems unlike some people!!!

    1265 of 2114 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MAGIC mouse

    • Written by from PONTYCLUN

    I absolutely lov it.It came with My new iMac last year.It was very erratic on boot camp Windows 7. But brilliant for anything else.Apple must have done something in Snowleopard updates as its now better on Windows than it did

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Mouse

    • Written by from Guildford

    This has to be the worst, most useless mouse I have EVER used. The "magic" touch sensitive mouse seemingly has a mind of its own, the slightest nudge can cause whatever you're working on to scroll (or zoom) out of view, and there doesn't appear to be a setting to alter the sensitivity of it. Also ergonomically it just does not feel good at all, along with the tiny cramp inducing keyboard.

    1792 of 3167 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life disappointment

    • Written by

    I bought my Magic Mouse on 21st JUne 2011 and absolutely love it BUT am just about to change the batteries for the second time. I am energy aware and turn off appliances when not in use.

    I notice that battery life is not mentioned in the specification. Silly me, I just thought it would be superior to the other wireless mice on the market.

    Come on Mac Wizards 5 weeks for two AA+ alkaline is really pathetic.

    1720 of 2940 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK when it works, but annoying when it doesn't!

    • Written by from Huntley

    I have found this mouse to be pretty good on the whole, a major improvement on the previous one. I personally haven't found the shape to be too much of an issue either, once you get used to it.

    The one issue I have had is the wireless. Sometimes the mouse is just disconnected, or not recognised, even when it is switched on and the battery is fine. When you think about how the mouse is an intrinsic part of the use of any computer, for the mouse to be out of action at any time is really frustrating, especially as there is nothing you can do about it. Once or twice I have had to restart the computer (manually at the power button!) to get it recognised again. It might just be a problem with my mouse, but a fellow mac user reported a similar problem.

    Apple, I know this is not very hi-tech, but maybe you could do a wired version? I would feel much more comfortable with it!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings

    • Written by from Varde

    I have a love/hate relationship with this mouse. The touch functions are perfect for browsing the web, PDF files, switching spaces and general OS X navigation. And it's absolutely gorgeous.

    But, clicking requires more force than on other mice, right clicking is cumbersome if you do it often and it offers more friction than the Logitech mouse I used before (after a week of use, I still have the feeling that I'm grinding it against my mouse pad).

    I ended up with two mice on my desk - the Magic Mouse, because the multitouch features are just too good to give up on; and the Logitech G9, which I use whenever I need precision and comfort.

    Shame I can't have both at the same time!

    3 of 3 people found this useful