• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    2 year life span?

    • Written by from BROMLEY

    You need to know that I thought it was a great mouse.. I almost bought a second one to use at work. The touch mechanism is superb and the range of function available was fab... But, it packed up a few days ago now, at just over 2 years I feel a bit cheated. All my other Apple products have lasted 6 years or beyond, so 2 years is a bit pants.. and it's not as if I over use it.

    I will buy another though.. it's that good :)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but doesn't last long.

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    I'm on my second Magic Mouse. The first one stopped working after about 6 months which was very disappointing as it still looks like brand new and it's just sitting in my draw looking sorry for itself. The bluetooth connection also drops a bit too often, and can be frustrating waiting for it to connect again.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb design, ludicrously unreliable

    • Written by from Ennis

    After using this mouse, any other mouse feels clumsy and constrained. The gestures allow you to do so much and the fact that it is a continuous surface just feels so much nicer, although it would be nice to have a sight indentation to indicate the centre of the mouse.

    However, I have had two of these mice—one for my desktop the other for my laptop—and have found both insufferably fragile. I'm not rough with my possessions but the mouse I used for the laptop quickly started intermittently losing connection and eventually failed altogether. The desktop one loses connection intermittently too, but hasn't failed outright, yet. In all cases of intermittent connections I made sure that the mouse was close to the bluetooth receiver, and that the batteries were charged. I finally gave up on using the Magic Mouse for my laptop and instead use the standard wired Apple mouse.

    1 of 1 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

    not an apple quality product

    • Written by from North shields

    dint expect this from apple

    13 of 40 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

    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

    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.

    229 of 232 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life disappointment

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    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.

    1701 of 2908 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!

    10 of 14 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but....

    • Written by from Maidstone

    I really wanted to like this mouse and tried very hard to for several weeks, but I had to give up and go back to my old one. It does everything you want in Lion with all the gestures etc., but I just can't get used to the shape and response. It sounds daft but when I'm looking at the screen and my hand is resting on the mouse, it somehow actives a gesture and the screen flips or jiggles. When I go to select something, unless I am very careful about how I position my finger to perform a click, the screen moves and I miss the object and have to scroll back to find it. All very frustrating. It seems that unless you treat it like a trackpad and keep your hand well clear until you want to use it, the screen is constantly jiggling around as you palm accidentally activates movements. It's probably the way I am holding it because my son doesn't have this problem, but I did try keeping my hand up in the air more, but got a very sore wrist within half an hour.
    Hopefully Apple will bring out a mark 2 version where just the front of the mouse is sensitive so you can still rest your hand on the back. (I've tried masking the rear with Duck Tape but it doesn't look or feel very nice!)

    3 of 3 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

    Not very good if editing

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    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    great BUT.............

    • Written by from exeter

    i am having to replace the batteries every 2 weeks, so maing this kinda expensive, and i have tried various different ones, but still the same ............am now thinking of getting a wired mouse as this is silly having to replace so often

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    easy damaged

    • Written by from Tamworth

    it was a good mouse before i accidentally put the keyboard down on it and now i have a really annoying scratch on it so every time i swipe it feels like there is dirt stuck on it

    4 of 15 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

    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

    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