• 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 2934 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No expose function! Huge let down.

    • Written by from Runcorn

    When I first saw the magic mouse I was really excited, it made total sense and I could see how easy it could make tasks. So I went down to an apple retail store to test the magic mouse. It really is a fantastic device and it was comfortable and easy to use. The multi touch controls work perfectly and really make scrolling through music, photos and web pages a joy. One of the problems with the scroll ball of the mighty mouse is that dirt gets trapped in the space around the ball and stops it working effectively, obviously this will never be a problem with the magic mouse.

    But then after I had opened a few windows it hit me, there were no side buttons for expose. I asked an advisor if this could be programmed onto the multi touch gestures or something and I was told that the function was not programmable as of yet. I tried using the mac with expose set to a hot corner and simply using the shortcut on the keyboard but believe it's not the same as having the function on the mouse. It's such a let down that apple hasn't considered ways of having this function on the magic mouse when almost every mac user the world over has become accustom to using expose to navigate their mac workspace. Now I can clearly see where their expose integration with the dock application icons idea has come from, it was to try and make life easier without the side buttons.

    I decided not to buy the magic mouse because I really would find the lack of functionality in it frustrating when I am using my mac for long periods of time. Also although it is a minor issue there is no longer a shortcut to the dashboard on the magic mouse. Previously you would click the scroll ball to activate it but you will now have to click the application icon or press the short cut key on the keyboard.

    In the end if you can live without dashboard and expose functions on your mouse this is fantastic, otherwise wait until apple comes up with a solution and adds a gesture to the mouse that activates them, which I'm sure they will in the future.

    1336 of 2249 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NO EXPOSE

    • Written by from Liverpool

    great mouse and great features...but no expose lets it down completely!!!

    40 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, poor battery life

    • Written by from Hinckley

    Bought one of these and it's great to use. The only two cons are:

    1) Doesn't always recognise a right click
    2) Battery dies SO QUICKLY!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling and disconnection issues

    • Written by from Alcester

    General usability is superb. Multitouch is superb. Scrolling is superb, but ONLY with Apple software. Other companies programs scrolling functionality ranges from average (Microsoft) to horrendous (Sibelius). Lack of expose is a major loss over the mighty mouse.

    Keeps disconnecting bluetooth connection from my mac. Getting unacceptable to the point where I'm considering returning it. This will make it the 3rd Apple mouse I've got through in 2 years. Which is worryingly bad build quality.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse, Power Sucker

    • Written by from Shoreham-By-Sea

    Well I have Had My Magic Mouse For About 7 Months Now And I Really Do Love It, However It Pulls Power Fast! I now find myself replacing the battery's twice a month, lets face it its a great mouse but I have no choice but to use my old wired mouse as I just cant keep buying the AA batteries.

    20 of 27 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse disconnections

    • Written by from sittingbourne

    i have had the magic mouse for 3months now and when it reaches 50% it starts to disconnect and takes a couple of minutes to connect back that is all i a have to say

    19 of 27 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not crafted by god as some make out.

    • Written by from Torquay

    Yeh the multi-touch is cool. But its more of a multi-slide feature as you can't pinch to zoom like the iPhone multi-touch. And the right-click isn't perfect. Many times has it left-clicked instead. And it eats batteries like crazy!!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A few flaws...which is a mighty shame

    • Written by from Bingley

    At £55, this mouse aint cheap. It looks the part though, can't fault the aesthetics.
    However.....the mouse was on for one full week and the batteries went. I realised it would probably be battery-hungry but not that much! SO, if you do buy this, turn it off when you're not using it, but remember to turn the mouse back on BEFORE you switch your Mac on, so the computer searches for the mouse automatically, otherwise it won't pick it up if you turn the mouse on afterwards. That's the bit I find a bit of a chore, only 'cause i forget that sort of thing!

    Also, I am pretty careful with my stuff, so I do not know how the surface has become so visibly scratched. Not just run-of-the-mill usage scratches, but some much bigger ones! You can only see them at a certain angle, however I can feel that they're there.
    The tracking is a bit slow, even on the highest scroll-speed setting, which is also a bit disappointing.

    A few times i've noticed some automatic zooming in and out, when i've been doing certain things. I think this is due to slightly lifting the mouse off the pad, when I need to reposition the mouse for more scrolling, so just watch out for that.

    One last thing is that there is nothing in the mouse booklet to explain the 10.6.2 upgrade required. I've recently upgraded to Snow Leopard & was mistaken in believing I was fully up to date & it'd work straight out of the box, however it doesn't.

    So, overall, reasonably well functional, 1 finger scrolling is good and it looks good, but I don't think it's worth it's price tag, plus goodness knows how many batteries i'm going to use through it's life, unless aesthetics is all your bothered about (minus the scratches!)

    10 of 12 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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Close but no cigar

    • Written by from London

    A very good mouse, a pleasure to use, extremely accurate, great multi touch gestures. It doesn't sit in the hand quite as comfy as the mighty mouse, I find the old mighty mouse lighter to use, you can also launch dashboard and expose from the old mouse, this does not work with the new mouse. Maybe a firmware update will solve this.

    All in all it does not better the old mouse, some things are better some things are worse. Go to an Apple store to try one for yourself.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse ok if you haven't used mighty mouse

    • Written by from leigh

    I bought this mouse thinking that it would be off high standard and better, i had the old mighty mouse before this and it was much better, the mighty mouse had side buttons which allowed you to view screens easily this doesn't and takes a lot longer to do what you needed to do. also the price tag of £56 if steep. It is a clever mouse just missing the side buttons.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    multi touch stopped working after 3 months

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    Did't drop it or do it any damage always kept in its cradle when not in use then 3 months later the multi touch doesn't work and cant explain why.

    Changed the batteries, tried cleaning the top and inside, even washed my hands make sure there was no grease on them but although the thing will work like a regular mouse the multi touch doesn't work anymore.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For 3D Artists

    • Written by from kelvedon

    The magic mouse is a beautiful device and is nice to use. however there is no middle click! as 3D artists are aware middle click is an essential part of viewport navigation. this said, it is a good mouse for everyday use, depending on how you like to feel you mouse. if you want something to grasp, go with a logitech, if you like to rest your fingers on a mouse, then this is the mouse for you.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the battery connection!

    • Written by from Ayr

    Wonderful mouse ergonomically and practically. Economical with batteries. But the infuriating disconnections can only be cured by fitting conductive plugs at the positive end of the batteries. I have now discovered why: the spring at that end is very weak, if indeed the positive terminals should be sprung at all. Very poor construction of a superbly designed and great-to-use device. How about a general recall and replacement?

    4 of 4 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