• 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!

    5066 of 5635 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.

    2375 of 4259 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 347 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 1041 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.

    1791 of 3165 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.

    1715 of 2933 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good ....

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Well Apple have kept up their tradition of being awful at designing functional mice. This thing looks nice but will make your hand ache within minutes of using it and when they add a right click button, it doesn't work. Very disappointed. Sometimes Apple need to adopt the "if it aint broke..." philosophy and not try and reinvent wheels.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Mouse, Only One Flaw

    • Written by from Hull

    A beautiful mouse, simple as. Light, practical, has an incredible battery life [one week of continuous use and still at 100% battery life], and the simplicity of the trackpad surface is fantastic.

    My only niggle, as pointed out in other reviews, is at time right clicking can be a pain. Accidentally opening applications and folders when all I wanted was a menu to pop up. Once you get the hang of where to press it becomes easier, but for such an advanced piece of multi-touch equipment, you shouldn't have to learn.

    Other than that [which is the reason for it not being 5 stars], the best mouse I've ever used.

    5 of 6 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MAD MOUSE!!!

    • Written by from Loughborough

    Has Apple totally lost sight of it's roots? What was the Mac originally conceived for? Answer, design!

    Used in a design environment, trying using in Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, you won't be able to as the touch sensitivity that sits along the top of the mouse will render any detailed use of the curser pretty much impossible. Line up your curser to do that intricate piece of editing, slowly now, just nudge that node... Ooops the page has just shot away from from you!

    APPLE! WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE SO OVER ENGINEERED IN A CONSTANT QUEST TO TRY AND LAUNCH SOMETHING NEW?

    DON'T BUY THIS MOUSE ITS HOPELESS - YOU ARE WARNED!

    16 of 22 people found this useful