• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you still prefer to click!

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    Despite some of the bad reviews, I went ahead and bought the magic mouse on the basis that I still prefer to hold, move and click something solid!

    I guess if you're used to the trackpads of laptops then the trackpad will be more suitable, but if like me you love to click then this is an awesome product.

    It feels real nice to hold (it's not designed to hug to your palm as your palm sits in a curved state naturally, instead just the tips of your fingers and the base of your palm rest on it's super smooth surface)

    The gestures are valuable in Lion, I'm still quite new to the mac so still learning little tricks but since getting the magic mouse i've used functions not used before because they become so simple! (i'm guessing the same for trackpad on this one too)

    The laser and bluetooth combination too make for seamless function. easy to set up and no jerkiness in the cursor movement unlike my previous mouse that used a USB dongle to connect kept sticking and freezing.

    Conclusion, an essential apple product (unless you like to point the cursor with your finger, then get the trackpad), worth every penny in comparison to previous models.

    724 of 1022 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Wakefield

    I love this mouse and would never use another! Works really smoothly. Only downside is it burns through batteries pretty quickly

    467 of 511 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from Gateshead

    great mouse, have not had any problems unlike some people!!!

    1265 of 2114 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than anything else

    • Written by from Bodmin

    Having been a PC Gamer for many years I have used more mice with more configurations, sizes and designs than the majority of computer users.
    The Magic Mouse is perhaps one of the best mice ever created for those that want to do anything except gaming.

    It feels great in the hand, the surface is perfect for scrolling with and the battery lasts pretty well considering all it is capable of.

    However, it is the most atrocious device for any kind of gaming. If you intend to play games on your Mac then have a second, gaming specific mouse for this kind of use.

    728 of 1041 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse I've ever used. End of conversation.

    • Written by from STOCKPORT

    I'm aware many people weren't, but I was actually a fan of Mighty Mouse. This, however, is a vast improvement in multiple areas: design, aesthetics, usability and tracking accuracy. Multi-touch works flawlessly, just like iPhone. It even feels lighter than the wireless Mighty Mouse, which is nice (I'm assuming they both use AA batteries?). Anyway, buy immediately.

    588 of 777 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expose, dashboard, middle click, and MUCH MORE

    • Written by from London

    People complaining about expose and middle clicks, go download "MagicPref", it gives you the choice of one finger middle axis click. 2 finger click, 3 finger click, 4 finger click, swipe, tap, etc etc. you get to customise the clicks with about, I don't know, a million functions.

    And yes, it's free. A simple google search for 'MagicPref" would give you the site/download.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse

    • Written by from Bodmin

    Am still getting used to this device but have to say that it is growing on me. Battery life is good but am buying rechargeables so don't have to worry buying new...... Couple of niggles...... when doing 'fine' work, the screen moves up/down without my input.... perhaps it's me and 'fat thumb' syndrome but it's a tad sensitive.....and it could have been designed a bit fatter and rounder to sit in the palm better... But best of all, I don't have to worry about the 'ball' getting furred up and wasting £35 on a new one every 18 months...

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ignore The "No expose function! Huge let down" review - BEST MOUSE EVER!!!!

    • Written by from London

    This mouse is just pure brilliance. Especially if you download the free "BetterTouchTool" or other such program with it.
    With the default settings it is very easy and instinctual to use, I also found it to be very comfortable. But with the added program which lets you completely configure this to the nth degree to perform any function your heart desires, this becomes a stroke of genius (yes, you can even configure "Expose", "Application Switcher", "Dashboard", etc, etc, etc, etc.). Once you have used it for about an hour, you will wonder how you ever made a computer work without one.
    Well, WELL worth the money.
    Go into town NOW, buy one, come home, enjoy!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As expected

    • Written by from Ravenglass

    Excellent...I've just got this because I was fed up of my mighty mouse roller ball not working. The magic mouse is excellent, I did a lot of research before buying it and some of the reviews said it wasn't very ergonomic to the hand but it feels fine to me. I also have a macbook pro so I'm used to the multi finger gestures which translate perfectly onto the magic mouse....truly MAGIC

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is definitely magic!

    • Written by from Chester-le-Street

    Well, I ordered this mouse a few days ago and it just arrived today. As soon as I got it connected to my iMac and started using it, it just felt right. It fits perfectly in my had (well I am only 13 and my hands are medium sized) and the multi-touch is amazing! I'm giving this product a rating of 5 stars.

    I know this mouse has been criticised because of people having trouble fitting it in their hands, but it's perfect for me. Brilliant product!

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse and here's how to use it with Expose!

    • Written by from Willingham

    After battling with a sticky track ball on a wireless mighty mouse for a couple of years, Santa decided to reward me with a Magic Mouse. I am so glad he did - it really is a fantastic product. I love the smooth feel of the top, left and right clicks work perfectly and the scrolling function of the multi-touch surface is just amazing (up, down, left right). The laser tracking is amazingly accurate and negates the need for a mouse mat. I too was worried about the lack of Expose buttons, but a very easy work around for this is to set up 'active corners' in Expose and Spaces prefs so that when you drag the mouse pointer to one corner of the screen, it opens expose! Simple...
    The only thing I am not convinced about is the two finger swipe as the gesture is not that natural (yet). Overall another superbly innovative Apple product - Get One!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Cwmbran

    Like others I was fed up with the old mouse and the scroll ball not working anymore. It scrolled one way but not the other, some of the apps I use lost a little functionality due to that! I have an iMac 20" and decided to buy it a Christmas present Magic Mouse and Snow Leopard.

    I don't make use of expose so don't share that frustration with others and I have taken to it like a duck to water. It feels very natural to me and my hands are quite big. It was easy to install after I upgraded OSX and then downloaded all of the updates. So bye-bye Mighty Mouse hello Magic Mouse!

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from DUBLIN 7

    Just got one of these and I think its excellent. Very few moving parts now so no scroll ball problems (thanx Applecare for 3 of them over the two years!). For those looking to have mouse control for Expose and any other stuff including of course the 'third button' (absolutely necessary for making multiple tabs from a google page result!), a third party app called 'Bettertouchtool' works excellently until our leaders get these things going!

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a powerful device

    • Written by from Bathgate

    I was worried that this product had less functionality than my mighty mouse and only bought it after the mighty mouse ball eventually stuffed up and could not be fixed anymore. I almost wish it had happened sooner. Download "MagicPrefs" and you can have all the functionality you could ever need in one mouse. For now I have added Expose and Spotlight functionality back into my mouse functions and still have plenty of options that I can use for other actions. If you also run a trackpad the program can also add extra functionality here too.

    16 of 17 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

    Must Buy

    • Written by from Desborough

    If you have purchased a Macbook or a iMac, this is a must buy. I use this with my 13inch MacBook Pro, and it is the best mouse I have ever used. It looks smart, it does what you want it to do. Its not hard to set up. Just switch the Bluetooth on and it is connected.

    If you prefer using a mouse to the trackpad on your MacBook, get this mouse. Really quick delivery from Apple as well. Must Buy

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse

    • Written by from ILKLEY

    I find this to be a great, intuitive mouse. You can configure and adjust the right/left click, sensitivity and speed etc. The scrolling and page navigation is great.

    I never turn the mouse off (although it might have a sleep function) and it has only used a 2 sets of battery's in the 6 months that I have had it. I use Duracell Procell and this might be a fix for others who seem to have very poor battery life issues.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read the reviews BEFORE you buy. I did and this mouse is great!

    • Written by from York

    The magic mouse has very mixed reviews from its many users. Some simply cannot accept that it has no side-squeeze buttons for use with Exposé. The specification IS mentioned and the absence of the side buttons is pretty clear.

    Like the mighty mouse before it, it will accept right-click but only with the left finger lifted from the surface. This can be learned, and is a tad of a draw-back, but not much.

    It has a low profile; this has been mentioned by a great number of people, some can accept it and some find it cripples their hand. I read the reviews and chose to accept it was different. I reasoned it may cause me some bother but I worked out how I used a mouse and it seemed I did not rest my hand on it, I rested the heel of my hand on the table top and moved the mouse with my fingers for fine detail, and with my whole arm for large movements across the surface, and thus the screen.

    If you use the magic mouse with your finger tips, resting the heel of your hand on the table surface, you will find it works well. To stop the magic mouse from skidding around on a smooth surface, I found an old mouse mat with a fabric surface was perfect. I can perform all the new finger dexterity this mouse has allowed without having to grip it with thumb and small finger, which I imagine could cause some hand cramp and make the use of it 'undesirable'.

    It is new, it does not have side buttons, you can do right click but with care, it has no centre click facility, it is Bluetooth with all the good and bad things that can give (when it works well, you think 'what's the problem?' and when it doesn't work well you think 'why can't they make Bluetooth work properly?'), it is battery powered and some reviews say upwards of 40 days before the batteries die. If all of this is known and then some users complain about these things, it that Apple's problem? I think not.

    It works well for me. It took some time to get used to it, about 1 day to be truthful and after that you stop thinking of it as a new device, it is simply a sleek low-profile mouse with a nice slick touch surface. This part is HIGHLY intuitive and works exactly as shown by Apple in the advertising video. If I had Snow Leopard it would be even better I suspect (weight of scrolling up and down has an apparent 'mass') but I run the very last of the PPC G5 iMacs and that detail of software is denied to me.

    I recommend it, but do read up on what you are getting. Some bits are missing from the mighty mouse layout but the touch top layer, for me, more than makes up for it.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Splendid

    • Written by from London

    I have had this mouse about 1 week now and find it a pleasure to use.

    The laser pointer is accurate.

    The mouse glides well over most surfaces and the clicks are positive.

    The touch surface works well making scrolling through web pages a dream. Actually, browsing the net is amazing using this mouse. The momentum scrolling is as brilliant as it is on the iPhone.

    I think the pinch and rotate gesture MUST come to this mouse as they will work perfectly and add so much to this already intuitive design.

    I was a little concerned by the low design of the mouse, from reading reviews etc but up to now I have not found it a major problem. I would say I have medium size hands!

    I use this mouse at work with Final Cut Pro and After Effetcs and find its great for scrolling through timelines and very accurate editing.

    At home its great for web browsing and iTunes use.

    Splendid job all round.

    16 of 18 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