• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse!

    • Written by from hythe

    The Magic Mouse is amazing - lovely tactile click and intuitive scrolling and swiping gestures. To right click you need to initially lift your left index finger and then right click due to it's one button design, it will think you still want to left click. I know some people right click without lifting their index finger so I wanted to make it aware. Using the mouse takes 5 minutes to get use to, especially it's tracking algorithm where if you move the Magic Mouse slow the cursor on screen moves slow and if you move it faster it moves faster, etc - for me the Magic Mouse works best on the maximum speed setting.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Right Clicking

    • Written by from Norwich

    The mouse it great to use bit the only thing i find a bit annoying is that when you go to right click it sometimes doesn't response and it will sometimes left click even though u have right click it but other than that great mouse :D

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's probably been said before, superb.

    • Written by from Christchurch

    What a great piece of kit? I can't fault it even after using trackerballs, tablets and multi-scroller 30 function devices (ok, slight exaggeration !).

    It doesn't quite do what I do on my Pro trackpad but the Magic M is far more precise, even on the most sensitive settings. Love it.

    Almost 60 quid is a lot of money, but, without a doubt, for me, this is probably the best human interface I've used out of a box.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    near perfect

    • Written by from Farcet Fen

    Had this a month. Still getting used to the low profile but it really is great. The swife function is brilliant - saves so much mouse movement. What about an 'enter/return' function on the upgrade to do away with more mouse moves or having to take your hand from the mouse to the keyboard? No expose - big deal. Cant stand it anyway.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Mouse

    • Written by from Newnham

    To make full use of the magic mouse, you have to download 3rd party app "Magic Prefs". Once you can make use of all the gestures, taps and swipes, this mouse becomes the most natural way of interacting with OS X.

    I use this mouse with logic pro 9, as well as all the usual suspects, and I find it accurate, the scrolling is extremely useful and long hours at the computer seem comfortable on the wrists.

    As for the Battery life... I've been using the mouse for a week now, and it's still on 100%... would have to use it for longer to be sure of the overall battery life.

    The only negative I can think of is the price, there are so many cheaper mice on the market, £50+ seems a lot, but it is the best mouse I've ever used.

    Top marks!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking Rubbish

    • Written by from Banbridge

    Will not connect with my iMac - wasted hours trying

    7 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch!

    • Written by from Dartford

    Its a great looking device and I like its use the a browser. However, I've ended up with significant strain in my forearm due to the way you hand is forced to rest when using it.

    I'd say that if you are a heavy user, then look at something else.

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool as **** but the battery time

    • Written by from Odense M

    Oh man this is a piece of art to say the least, I love this mouse, but oh my God I'll be the sole reason for global warming I change batteries all the time.. But hey apple just made a recharger so np there :)

    5/5 for looks, feel and usability

    1/5 for battery time.. It's just poor as **** really..

    Over all 3/5

    I love apple and all of their products and i adore this mouse but meh can't give more that 3/5 for that battery time..!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks amazing, performs awful

    • Written by from princes risborough

    This mouse looks absolutely stunning and is great for internet browsing with its scroll and other gestures.

    I have had real trouble trying to find a good replacement for it that looks even half as good.

    Reason i am replacing is because for doing anything that needs precision, the tracking is awful. I am a keen video producer and for editing i can not stand using it. And the ergonomics of the mouse.. Absolutely awful, my wrist drags along my desk and my palm can not rest on it because of its very low profile size.

    So for very general and basic use, its nice. But for anything else, i can not recommend.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    • Written by from Newport Pagnell

    My old mouse with the track ball on the top clogged and lost some of the tracking facility. I decided to invest in the new magic mouse despite some of the less favourable reviews. I did try it before parting with any cash at my local Apple store took to it straight away. I've now been using it for two days with Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXpress and its performance is faultless. It's another superbly designed and manufactured item from Apple. Get one.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You'll like this......

    • Written by from Stockport

    Yes you will.
    I've got the old version of this mouse, with its scrolling little button/nipple. It's great, couldn't fault it. I've got it still working on my Tower behind me and it does a fantastic job.
    I've had the "Magic" version almost six months now, and it's superb. It's very accurate, more accurate than the old version in my opinion and your actions are easier to translate between it and a trackpad on a laptop, if like me that is what you are using it in conjunction with. (MBP10.6 - CS5 & FCP)
    I use both mice daily, both run through batteries quickly. But you can get a month out of a good set of AA's, if not longer.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, reliable design but erratic during wireless back-ups to Time Capsule

    • Written by from Brighton

    Lack of Expose and Dashboard is a shame (though the keystroke shortcuts mean it's not a tragedy) - and indeed a few more gestures would be great, more like Magic Trackpad, but it's the best mouse I've ever used and unlike others I find the shape very comfortable during many hours use.

    The other big pro is that it's unlikely to suffer from the irritating mouse button and scroll wheel wear/dirt failures that beset most mice (including Apple's Mighty Mouse). My Magic Mouse has performed faultlessly during six months intensive use, day in day out.

    The only real black mark applies to both the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, however - the movement becomes jumpy and imprecise during wireless backups to Time Capsule, making it very irritating to use. Apple really need to get this interference issued resolved.

    As a result I've given it four stars and not five. Otherwise it's excellent - intuitive and a great pleasure to use.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance with Mac Pro

    • Written by from Belfast

    Well, I got this mouse a while ago, quite a while ago actually, to use with my Mac Pro, but I never got around to writing this review. So here it is now.

    All I can say is that the performance with that particular machine is terrible at best. Everything lags, and scrolling, tracking are just unusable. I never tried it with an iMac or one of the laptops, so I don't know how well it works with those, but with the Mac Pro it was just unusable. In the end I went back to using my Mighty (now Apple) Mouse, which works just fine apart from the occasional jammed scroll ball, which is still a lot better than having to deal with, well, the non existent usability of the "Magic" Mouse.
    The one thing I can't understand is that Apple kept on telling me that it's an issue with bluetooth, but sure if my Mac's bluetooth reception is bad, how is it possible for the Mighty Mouse to work flawlessly at all times??

    So all in all, I'd just like to let other Mac Pro users know to stay well away from this mouse. If there was a possibility of giving it 0 stars, I would.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's over priced and inaccurate

    • Written by from London

    I am using this with a core duo macbook pro and the mouse stutters across the screen on even the most suitable surface.

    It looks great in the pictures but once you hold it it certainly doesn't feel like a 50 quid mouse, the metal looks sprayed bright silver (cheap and not industrial like the glorious iphone4) and feels thin. It creaks and feels like a prototype.

    The shape is too low to allow you to feel like you have full control over it... because you have to squat your hand down (lifting your wrist) you end up resting your weight on the front of your fingers causing unwanted clicks and fatigue. This also makes it a balancing act to execute a snazzy multi-touch manoeuvre.

    The top shell is great though, It's reminds me of the last white ipod's apple made - nice thick clear plastic over a white surface mimicking glass.

    I would seriously wait until apple get their act together and release a quality product at this most premium of prices.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just is not accurate

    • Written by from Skelmersdale

    I really wanted to like this, but after nearly six months of struggle, I can only say that for Photoshop users this just is not accurate. The gesture business is a nightmare and the sideways swipe for sideways scrolling is a total nuisance in applications such as Excell, where the spreadsheet just suddenly flips itself over to the right and all your calculations vanish. I've switched to a graphics tablet for 'Shop and back to the Mighty Mouse for everything else. I want my money back!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good but has one small problem

    • Written by from Chorley

    The mouse its self is brilliant does everything and more its just how often you have to change the batteries !! I use my imac everyday and the batteries are lasting 2 weeks. But a brill mouse !! cheers apple

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse I've had

    • Written by from Muhos

    It's beautiful (what'd you expect) and surface feels great. Only drawback is there's just two "buttons" so you can't use Expose, Spaces etc. via button presses. Also I can't recommend this for FPS or other gamers that require a lot of buttons.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant! (With MagicPrefs)

    • Written by from Cullompton

    Great piece of kit, you get used to it really quickly but i was rather annoyed when i found it had no expose buttons, right up until i found MagicPrefs on the apple download site. It changed the whole mouse and is a must have if you want/have a magic mouse! It gives you full access to the magic mouse's capabilities such as; tap instead of click, 2/3/4 fingered click for expose or any other function you want for that gesture, pinch for zooming in and out and just about and other gesture you can think of for controlling you Mac. And best of all, MagicPrefs is free!
    Great Mouse and software.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another amazing product by apple.

    • Written by from West Kirby

    Apple's magic mouse is by far the best mouse I have used with any computer.
    At first I thought it might be hassle with all the fancy multi-touch technology, but it turned it works exceedingly well!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from bacup

    Unfortunately i feel this is a classic case of form over function. Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse is far more functional and easier to use and felt much better in the hand. I would have much preferred the updated Magic Mouse to have been as the original but with substitution of the scroll wheel with the multi-touch feature.

    Magic is just an illusion and Mighty is still king.

    5 of 6 people found this useful