• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good if editing

    • Written by

    If you're going to be keyframing while editing, it's extremely irritating. You may accidentally go to the next frame if you finger slips ever so slightly. Can be really irritating if you're concentrating on something. There doesn't appear to be a way to stop this in Final Cut.

    The design is also very unergonomic. It gives you slight hand cramps and it's too small for my hand. Maybe it would fit a females hand, but it doesn't fit my hand.

    Please do not get it if you're planning on keyframing. I recommend the wired Mighty Mouse. You won't have the frame issues and it's wired, meaning no replacement of batteries necessary. The only problem I see with the Mighty Mouse is the wire making the desk a bit cluttered.

    Apart from editing, it's rather nice. Scrolling is good and feels more natural. It's just accidental skipping of frames that's ever so annoying.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not perfect

    • Written by from LONDON

    Pros:
    All round better than the previous wireless mouse.
    Doesn't weigh much more than wired mouse.
    Works reasonably well on white laminate desktops - previous mice didn't.
    No tracking ball to become clogged with dirt.
    Supports gestures e.g. flick up/down to quickly scroll.
    Obviously no wires to get in the way!
    Low profile.
    Looks good.

    Cons:
    Very limited configuration preferences - power users might need third party configuration apps to restore three button type features and add extra adjustments.
    Can become momentarily jumpy after a lot of rapid mouse movement.
    Doesn't play well with some apps - e.g Photoshop CS4 zoom goes berserk.
    Ergonomically confusing - easy to hold the wrong way round.
    Sharp edges make it less comfortable than wired mouse.
    Doesn't seem to like mouse mats and similar surfaces.

    In general probably ok for the average user who doesn't require excessive amounts of precise mouse movement but it can have a slightly 'rubbery' inconsistent feeling of unresponsiveness and inaccuracy when compared to a 'fresh' wired mouse whilst the touch surface can sometimes be way to sensitive. Best to buy along with Apple's batteries and recharger.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Erratic performance

    • Written by from little chalfont

    This mouse when working is great. However it suddenly can stop working if there is local interference, thus requiring another wired mouse to 'rescue' it. Too clever for its own boots.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse, pleased as punch.

    • Written by from plymouth

    I got my magic mouse today as an upgrade to the frustrating old track ball mouse.
    - which stopped scrolling up and down, beyond all cleaning suggestions.

    I too was worried about loosing the 'squeeze' for using expose. but you can program the right mouse button to to this, as well as having keyboard presets.

    I love the ability to navigate pages in a circular motion, and since i am now used to a touch screen smart phone find the touch scrolling very easy.

    I stuck with my original hard-wired keyboard so now have an extra USB port.

    I have noticed too that you can buy a charging dock for them, which i think will be a worth while gadget once the factory batteries go.

    I know its only a mouse but if you use design software like i do, it makes a huge difference to be able to scroll properly!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Inspired Product

    • Written by from Ormskirk

    When I received this product with my iMac I had no idea what to expect with its sensitivity and workings. It was slightly weird at first and took a bit of getting used to but now there isn't a mouse product I'd rather use. I use the Mighty Mouse at university in the edit suites and it feels a lot more clunky and to the people that say the magic mouse isn't ergonomic, I think they missed the point on how to hold it. When I use it, my thumb, little finger and 3rd finger hold the sides and the ends of my index and middle fingers rest where the buttons would be whilst my palm floats. A lovely and very comfortable product that makes everything easy. It just conveniently works and all the functions make sense.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY !

    • Written by from London

    Don't buy this mouse if you want safe money on batteries !
    Apple didn't mentioned that this mouse is a POWER MONSTER !

    This mouse need new pair of batteries every 8-10 days !

    So pair of good batteries in UK cost about 2 GBP.
    After one month you'll spend 8 GBP on batteries.

    After one year is almost 100 GBP !

    Thank you very much. I am going back to normal USB mouse.

    Lol !

    34 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expose and other functions

    • Written by from GRÆSTED

    i read i bit of previous reviews, and found that people are missing the expose, spaces and so on functionalities .. and they are saying that the touch pad is not gonna be programmable.. but funny thing, when i got the mouse, first thing i did was to google "Magic Mouse software" and through that i found a freeware program called "MagicPrefs" and i was able to program both, expose and Dashboard shortcuts into my magic mouse, very simple. And it works beautifull, without a doubt in mind, it runs perfect! no more worries about that please..

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    • Written by from Holbæk

    amazing.. feels good

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Responsive, accurate, nice feel and good battery life with the right cells

    • Written by from Stockport

    I really like the Magic Mouse - it’s perfectly responsive, tracks very accurately, feels nice in the hand and battery life can be very, very good. The surface gestures are useful and I don’t miss the side buttons, although it could be a little bigger.

    Use lithium AA cells which last a long time in this mouse. I’m seeing weeks of heavy use and still showing 100%.

    You can use rechargeable batteries but the level %age will not give an accurate reading. It starts at about 60% when fully charged then falls off to about 40% before expiring. This is not a fault in the Magic Mouse or batteries, it’s just the voltage characteristics of rechargeables which start at 1.2v, hold voltage then fade quickly - this makes the level difficult to measure. Non-rechargeables on the other hand start at 1.5v and fade slowly down to about 1v so battery level can be measured more accurately. Apple should explain this more clearly so people don’t think there’s a problem where there is actually no problem.

    Use lithium cells and you might actually forget this is a battery powered mouse...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    YAY

    • Written by from Orpington

    I've needed a new mouse for ages, and if price isn't an issue, then buy this mouse. It's the best you'll find anywhere, unless bluetooth is an issue. Don't be afraid of the price.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool, but in real life.... it is not worth $1

    • Written by from Wasserbillig

    The mouse looks VERY cool, and most of the time it works okay, but...

    It's slow, and if you have a nice big screen (27" Apple), you can not go from left to right without lifting the mouse within a normal mouse pad size.

    if you use non Apple applications e.g MS Office for MAC, connect to a Windows Terminal server or if you have a seamlessly windows app the scrolling will drive you crazy.

    8 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse but could be better

    • Written by from Bristol

    Now that I've had my Magic Mouse for abut a year I can say that it is the best Apple designed mouse I've owned so far. Gone now is the problem with that non functioning scroll ball plus I can ow also use free software to add more functions.

    However I would like to own a cabled version of this mouse if they ever get around to making one.

    When I first owned my Magic Mouse I had trouble with the batteries becoming loose. I got around this myself by putting a tiny amount of 'Blue Tack' on each side of the battery compartment lid over each battery. Loose battery problem solved.

    The second reason I would like to see a cabled version is the batteries themselves. They don't last more than a few weeks; maybe three at most. I try to recharge these batteries (with my special recharging unit that can recharge Alkaline batteries up to ten occassions with decreasing effectiveness) but even on the first recharge the batteries only go on for a further 40 hours or so.

    What's worse is that with Ni-Cad and NImH rechargable batteries my Magic Mouse simply doesn't work at all. Not a flicker of life from it.

    I'm sure a cabled version of this mouse would work out cheaper to run environmentally as well as financially. So its four stars rather than five from me.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics not a problem, fine little mousy ;)

    • Written by from Wrexham

    I quickly picked up using something flat- great when you use laptop track pads constantly- may take time getting used to if you use a mouse on a desktop. BUT the runners are the pain. I cant use in without a mouse mat- even the mouse mat sounds like it is scratching the bottom! Overall it looks really smart and I cant wait to show it off :)

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is so cool

    • Written by from SHIPLEY

    This is how a computer mouse should be in reality. It epitomises the very best in Apple design and technology. Set up could not be easier - successful connectivity right from the start. The mouse has a re-assuring weight, feels like a really quality product and the ergonomic shape makes it a dream to use with the freedom of location and movement on surfaces. The touch controls are seamless in operation and very responsive.

    OK it costs more than the standard mouse but if you have to replace the traditional mouse this is a "must have" choice.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery lid

    • Written by from STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    I have found this mouse a pleasure to use, functionally it is the best mouse I have ever owned. There has been only one irritating issue, the plate which covers the batteries, after three battery changes will not stay in place. Not the end of the world as selotape works well. Not what I expected from apple, the finish of whose equipment I have found first class during the past fifteen years. In all other respects a perfect joy to use.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

    • Written by from Nottingham

    What more can I say.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    lovely mouse

    • Written by from Croydon

    I only bought this mouse today but so far I am loving it. It is a bit of an odd shape but I find it comfortable to use and it glides seamlessly. It's like a conventional mouse with some really happy extras :-))))

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    When people complain about the size...

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    I noticed a lot of people complaining about the size and how flat the mouse is. To be honest with you, I was bugged about it at first, but like another review, this problem took less than 30min to get used to and i realised it's A GOOD THING.

    Not only does it look absolutely gorgeous on your desk (and you dont have to hide it when it's not in use), you dont actually stick your hand to it too much so less sweating, and less grease gets stuck on the mouse.and you feel less gross and aching at the end of the day.

    the one let down was how easily scratched the surface was, seeing my shiny new toy get scratched was such a pain (should've gotten the moshi protector for it). but (maybe it's because i have small hands, but everyone in my family managed to use it with no problems), i thought the size was perfect! maybe more features could be added in the future, like better tracking technology. but PLEASE dont change the size, it looks BEAUTIFUL and seriously i think the complaints are WAY exaggerated (maybe because of the price of the product)

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How can Apple get a simple mouse So Wrong!

    • Written by from Broadstairs

    I am not alone in thinking that this mouse is the worst bit of kit Apple have ever released. I have tried different textured mat, reflective mats, graph paper - just about everything to try and coax this evil rodent into action, but it simply stutters and jerks across the screen with a mind of it's own. It is a joke and would strongly urge anyone contemplating the purchase of one of these to save your money or look elsewhere.
    Doesn't deserve one star

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very close to Awesome...

    • Written by from Desborough

    First of all - buy this mouse, it's awesome, it really is. It takes about 30 minutes to get used to, but once you do, it's well worth it. I bought the MacBook Pro and to be fair, you don't actually need the mouse, but I find it really nice to flick between the two.

    The reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars is because the mouse doesn't track fast enough - even on the highest setting - I have got used to it now (sort of) and when I am moving around quickly, I tend to use the Track Pad, not the mouse - which is a shame.

    Apple, please please resolve this v. small issue and you would have another perfect product!

    4 of 10 people found this useful