• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Glasgow

    It amazes me how Apple can design such beautifully engineered products and then design this. Ergonomically it is a failure. I bought it to use for graphic design projects yet within a couple of hours my hand was so uncomfortable I had to revert to the normal Apple Mouse (which is much better). It's almost as if the part of the mouse that's supposed to fill your hand has been cut off. Casual or on the move use only.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    I've had a Magic Mouse for a little over a year now. In fact, I've had two. The first was terrible on many surfaces and only tolerable on a good surface. Tracking was dreadful.
    With the second the tracking improved dramatically. Over a period of a few weeks I tried out the Magic Mouse and discovered eventually that I don't really like it. I find it uncomfortable to hold and unwieldly. For me, it's difficult to track accurately.
    Much to my surprise I have gone back to my Logitech Vx Nano for Notebooks. It needs a dongle and has it's idiosyncrasies, mostly to do with the roller and the middle key being separate devices, but the tracking is lovely. The mouse is responsive, and this is for a 5 year old mouse.
    Sorry Apple, I don't believe you got the design right here.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I have waited a long time before writing this review. I was bought this as a present a couple of years ago and was really chuffed with it. I got used to using basic touch gestures with it and now I feel naked when I have to use a standard mouse. But I'm just thrown it away, it's just not reliable enough. I can just about put up with what seems to me to be poor battery life but the constant disconnecting from Bluetooth is infuriating. I've just bought a Logitech touch mouse and if it just does basic touch scrolling and stays connected it will knock the "Magic Mouse" into a cocked hat.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish it functioned as great as it looks.

    • Written by from CULLOMPTON

    Surprisingly for a company that designs such classy devices, Apple's record with mice is well below par. The original square was clunky and didn't fit to the hand, the 1998 'ice hockey puck' was just lamentable, but finally they seemed to have got it right with the Mighty Mouse. It was hand-shaped, it had several buttons, and it worked a dream.. until, that is, the scroll ball finally and irretrievably gave out.

    Now we have the Magic Mouse. It looks fantastic, a smooth and curvy dream. But.. NO buttons! (Farewell Exposé). Drinks batteries like Oliver Reid on Jack Daniels. Scrolls in an unwanted direction like a nervous colt when you first touch it. And it really doesn't fit snugly to the hand.

    It hasn't made up its mind whether it's a mouse or a trackpad. If it was the latter, I'd station it right by the keyboard and just stroke it with a finger or two. But it doesn't invite me to place my whole hand on it, move it around and click happily all day long.

    It came free with my iMac. But I'm only using it as a stop gap as my third Mighty Mouse's scroll ball has finally given up the ghost, and I'm waiting for delivery of a Logitech mouse instead.

    Verdict? Super style, but not recommended.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    • Written by from East Dulwich

    This is a case of: looks great, is rubbish; and favours form over function. it doesn't even appear to consider ergoomics, and therefore makes your hand ache. It is also a massive battery-eater. I have another mouse by logitech that cost me around £15, is ergonomically designed, makes batterys last for months rather than days, with the only difference being it is not shiny and white. Don't waste your money.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, money better spent elsewhere!!!

    • Written by from Huntingdon

    Looks great, works 'fine'. Even feels nice to use but . . . I have 2, one I bought and one that came with a new mac and have now gone back to my logitech rechargeable mouse.

    It's not great when clicking sometimes need to click twice. When working with professional desktop publishing software such as indesign its annoying if you brush the mouse as you grub it as your page scrolls wildly up or down - trust me it easily done! There is an app to get more control but its a bit hit and miss.

    It's nice, don't get me wrong, I am a big Apple fan with many devices and computers, but its just not the best. My advice buy a decent rechargeable Logitech which comes with the charger and you won't spend £100 on a mouse and charger (you will want the charger too as it uses battery life pretty quickly if you work with it day in day out) and then want to change after a while!!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

    • Written by from Redhill

    I have had my Mac for six months. In that time the magic mouse has needed replacement batteries three times (Duracell plus power). Now the connection keeps failing during use, which is really annoying. In addition, I have been frequently irritated by the screen expanding without warning during operation, due presumably to the sensitivity of the mouse. Not for me personally. I have gone back to a conventional wired mouse which gives me far better control.

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The Magic Mouse is not good - it's definitely giving me serious hand pain at work! The scrolling action and sensitivity hurt my hand and wrist, and I'm sure I've had more arm and back pain since I started using one. They eat batteries like nobody's business, too.

    There's also an issue with them connecting to different iMacs sometimes. I often have to swap mine with a colleague's.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from London

    It seems such a great idea and looks good - but otherwise disappointing kit for someone who needs to be productive on a macbook. I tried to get used to this for a long time but tracking is poor and imprecise, movement is jerky, ergonimics are awkward, click noise is quite loud - and it regularly loses connection to the macbook. I use professional graphics and dev software and find this mouse a real frustration. Back to USB Microsoft mouse..

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Holywell

    Utter garbage. As always with apple, it looks lovely. And then, after a while... sigh.

    It drains the batteries like apple had shares in Duracell. It collects so much grime from a constantly cleaned desk that it's starting to make me paranoid. The bottom battery cover plate has buckled and is now mis-shapen. If you accidentally tap the mouse against the side of your keyboard or something else on your desk it loses it's wi-fi connection and takes an age to find it again...

    Thank god I got it free with my iMac because I threw the ruddy thing in the bin and I'm using my wacom mouse now. Good riddance to it too. You'd be gutted if you paid 70 quid for it.

    It's got two stars because the scroll function is nice. That's about it.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst sensor Ive ever experienced

    • Written by from Nørresundby

    I love the touch functionality in the mouse, which 75% of the time works as intended. I do on the other hand not like the sensor used in this mouse. It takes several slides across my mouse mat to get from one corner of the screen to the other. That is just not acceptable for a mouse in this price range.

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Guzzler

    • Written by from Brighton

    Why oh why isn't there a wired version of this mouse. Lovely to use but battery life is absolutely awful.

    16 of 398 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for large desplay.

    • Written by from Galway

    I am running the mouse over a macbook pro 15" with a 24" screen attached, Completely inadequate tracking, too slow to be of any use, even with the tracking at its fastest. I had to download MouseZoom to get any use out of it, this in turn causes waking problems. Great mouse for a small laptop screen. I wish Mac would resolve this problem.

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How about a cabled version?

    • Written by from Brobyværk

    It uses batteries way too fast.
    And now it doesn't even work after only 4 months of use.
    Multi scroll and multi finger functions are precise. I just wish I could get a cabled version. I don't feel a short cable connected to my cabled keyboard is too much clutter.
    It makes a lighter mouse, with out the hassle of battery changes.

    1137 of 1853 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from London

    Great functionality and design, as you'd expect from Apple.
    But:
    1) Eats batteries
    2) Constantly drops connection
    3) Random sensitivity

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so 'Magical' mouse.

    • Written by from London

    Ok….

    The mouse is a great and aesthetically pleasing design, there is no question. However the function is a very big issue for me personally.

    1. It feels heavy and drags slowly over whatever surface you use it on.
    2. The speed of the pointer is even slower in proportion when you consider it takes 2 ‘drags’ to get from the left to the right of my 27” screen. If you span 2 monitors like me then it is a real struggle.
    3. The gesture scroll is not as accurate as a scroll wheel either.
    4. And lastly but not a deal breaker, it is still only one button clicking. I rarely use Windows on my Mac other than for testing, but still many Mac / web applications support 2 buttons. Even the guys over at Betamax gave up at some point…

    I just received my built to order Mac and regret not specifying a track pad instead when I had the chance, as I am currently using a HP WIFI mouse instead at less than half the cost. Ok design too….., but works as it should.

    Get a trackpad instead (you will need one soon because), 'Lion is a coming..........'

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Clever, but not too precise

    • Written by from London

    Of course I like the swipe gestures, but the right-click functionality is just ache-inducing after a while, and the flow of the cursor just doesn't have the precision of my Logitech mouse. Shame, coz it's aesthetically wonderful. Just functionally incomplete. I've packed mine away.

    13 of 16 people found this useful