• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect!

    • Written by from Manchester

    After having used the new Magic Mouse for 24 hours I am pretty pleased with my purchase. Having moved from a Mighty Mouse I must admit missing having direct mouse access to Expose and Dashboard but this can be addressed via hot corners etc.

    Aside from missing the additional buttons I must say that it does track much slower then the Mighty Mouse despite being set to maximum. It would also be nice to be able to adjust the resistance of the click as it feels slightly to easy for me.

    I feel the opportunity to develop the gestures will make this something that will get even better in time.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to perfection

    • Written by from Higham

    I love Apple mice! I loved the Puck, the Mighty Mouse (now Apple wired mouse). Yes they had flaws but working with them gave each of my Macs over the years a different personality.

    With the Magic Mouse Apple has taken it to new levels.

    The Good: Feels great in your hand. The scrolling is fluid (especially with Snow Leopards momentum setting). It works on all surfaces and doesn't jump about like the Mighty mouse used to. No ball to get gunked up. Scrolling and navigating web pages and emails is awesome (I can't see what the fuss is about with the swipe action - practice people!) Battery life (3 weeks of 40 hours a week and 5 hours at weekends still reading 58%)

    The Bad: Exposé. Having Exposé on the mouse was awesome and I do miss it from time to time. I have set up a hot corner (top right) and keyboard short cut and now its second nature again.

    Bottom-line - Apple has an unfairly earned reputation for bad mice. I personally have loved them however all the haters should be silenced now. The Magic Mouse is a truly awesome bit of kit (If you can migrate to a different way of using exposé!)

    PS Snow Leopards Exposé is far more intuitive so clicking and holding the App Icon on the dock to see the windows for that Application works well too!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll dream

    • Written by from London

    works really well for me.....worth it for the scrolling if nothing else....a bit retro glam to look at but never mind, a great mouse.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple mouse yet

    • Written by from London

    The Apple Magic Mouse is so much better than the old Mighty Mouse, which used to gum up with dust and gunk every few weeks and stop working. It is a little slow to start when turning power back on, but apart from that is recommended. price could be a bit lower, though...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh Yes.

    • Written by from Thame

    Afterall, it's just a mouse! And more.... Getting used to the shallower profile, as your hand tended to sit more readily on the traditional mouse shape, but this mouse works so well and performs more functions you didn't even think you needed until now.
    I do miss the Expose squeeze from the Mighty Mouse, but I read somewhere that you can do some 'Preferences' trickery to get Expose back, otherwise F9.
    4 stars for now because of ergonomic uncertainty, but 5 stars for wow performance factor.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A few spells short of total magic!

    • Written by from CHELTENHAM

    The Mighty was good with its 360 scroll ball and squeezy sides but it was flawed. The ball became gunged up rather too quickly and it wasn't easy to clean.
    The new Magic Mouse has overcome that drawback with its touch sensitive top but it's lost the squeezy sides and some people do miss them. So if Expose via the mouse was essential for you give this a miss.
    This new mouse is very different to anything I've used before because its top surface is so low and flat. So, resting your palm on top is out. You have to caress it. Treat it more gently. Cradle it in your fingers. That seems the best approach to me.
    Everything then works fine, the scrolling is a breeze unless you get very sweaty fingers and on my desktop the two fingered swipe sometimes sends the mouse scuttling across the surface.
    Do I want my old Mighty Mouse back? Nope, it's where I left it when I first started using the Magic Mouse 10 days ago. That's the clincher for me.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good piece of kit.

    • Written by from Eastleigh

    Really well designed piece of kit. Take a while to get used to all the functions but well worth it. No moving parts to break and aluminium lower chassis is a godsend.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great - but there's one thing missing...

    • Written by from Horley

    A future OS update should incorporate the facility to assign a large cache in Safari, specifically to allow the instant reloading when using the two-finger swipe to return to a previous page.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A light touch is needed and welcome ...

    • Written by from Douglas

    I put off buying one of these because of some of the negative comments I read here - then I got given one as a gift.

    After a full week of using it I have to give it top marks as a practical input device compared to my old Mighty Mouse (scrapped because of the infuriating scroll-ball) and Microsoft LM5000 stand-in. I can only conclude that some of the negative comments here are based on uninformed opinion or are just plain malicious.

    An inherent part of mouse usability is that you should be able to pick it up to extend horizontal and vertical movement. The Mighty Mouse buttons were positioned just where I would want to grip the sides so I left those switched off anyway and used the keyboard for activating Expose. I accept that not everyone will be happy with this solution.

    The MS mouse is poorly balanced in comparison to both the Mighty and Magic mice, scrolls too slowly and I do not trust MS mouse software following some unexpected system conflicts on my PC.

    The Magic Mouse is, in my experience, well balanced and easy to grip with thumb and small finger. The scrolling works perfectly. It all just needs a light touch which in the long run means less physical stress - I just wish I had this device when I was working long hours developing training courseware.

    It should have a long life with nothing likely to wear out. The friction pads are on the battery cover and so are easy to replace should you abuse them. The mouse is also very compact and so easy to slot into a rucksack pocket for use with my MacBook.

    As for faults I suppose the top edge is a bit sharp for some styles of grip (but I don't find it a problem), and it would have been nice to have a few more trackpad-like gestures (at least the potential is there for a software upgrade in this respect).

    Overall, a big thumbs-up from me. If you must have Expose activation on your mouse then you will not agree and must look elsewhere. One star knocked off for not including this as an optional gesture.

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse - Problem with battery compartment lid?

    • Written by from NEWBURY

    I received my Magic Mouse today. After two years of using the prior Apple Bluetooth Mouse (bought 3) I found that the 'nipple' button would soon stop working - This was a good enough excuse for me to spend my hard earned cash on the new Magic Mouse.

    As always top marks for the packaging and design - Out of the box the battery compartment lid is fiddly, but a minor thing. This lid is a very thin sheet of metal with two skids ether side on which the mouse is supposed to sit on your work surface. Not mine however, as the lid had a slight outwards bow which looks to be design intentional. The problem being that the mouse then sits on the lid rather than the skids and the nice little Apple symbol on the lid is now a nice scratched Apple symbol. My desk is flat the mouse is flawed.

    I am sure there will soon be posts about this all over the web. Shame. Now the good news - I fixed this by removing the lid and placing it on a flat surface/table, Apple symbol facing up. Apply firm pressure with your thumb all along the center of the lid, top to bottom, so that you push the bow in the lid to meet the table. Now I'm pretty gentle and this worked for me and my new Magic Mouse skids around my desk like a treat now. If in doubt however, send it back to your supplier for a replacement!

    Now back to the mouse - To get the various features working you'll need OSX 10.5.8 or later and to update themouse software. When you do, it works, well like Magic! Easy to use and does what it says on the tin with no annoying nipple!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's come along way with mice.

    • Written by from Kilwinning

    I was hesitant at first to buy Apple's new "Magic Mouse", and with good reason - the hefty price tag of £55 - but, my not-so-old Mighty Mouse was on it's last legs: suffering from scroll ball syndrome, where the scroll ball decides that it doesn't wanna do it's job any more.

    Well, it arrived this morning and my verdict is... That's the thing. I can't tell wither I love it or hate it. It feels both perfectly natural, and unnatural at the same time. I know: it sounds totally cliché, but it's true.

    It's low. It's really low. It's actually quite uncomfortable if you're using if for long periods of time. If you're using it for short periods of time though: such as click-type-move-click-type sorta stuff, then it feels extraordinarily comfortable.

    Like the old Mighty Mouse it's buttonless, and uses the pressure pad type thing. You still get your right click, which is nice, too. Thankfully, the scroll ball is missing from the Magic Mouse, which was a serious design flaw on Apple's part, as dust and dirt could collect inside the mouse, rendering it, not in operable, but highly annoying. Instead, the new mouse has a multi-touch surface. It supports two figured flicks for navigating websites, but that's about it. I was hoping for a pinch to zoom type thing like they have with the newer MacBook models, but unfortunately, they don't. It doesn't support 4 fingered gestures for exposé either, which is quite disappointing. The touch scrolling is very nice. It feels smooth, and just... natural, and enabling "momentum" just completes it.

    Another leering omission is the side button. Remember the two little buttons (that were actually one button) on the side of the old Mighty Mouse? Not any more. It's gone. I'm disappointed. I loved having that there - configured to show all my open windows. It just made life so much easier. But they've taken it away. It's very irritating. Using "hot-corners" to exposé all windows just isn't the same.

    Apple still hasn't cracked designing the perfect mouse. They've come along way from the hockey-puck mouse from the old iMacs, but they're still a long way off.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Glasgow

    I haven't purchased the apple magic mouse YET, but used it for my first time today in the apple store. I was able to use all of its new features within minutes and the new sleek and thin design fits perfectly in your hand. The only downfall is that you can no longer access expose by squeezing in the sides of the mouse which personally I used alot on the mighty mouse, and I didn't get a chance to check but am not sure how to access the dashboard?
    All in all however, an amazing product YET AGAIN from apple.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not perfect

    • Written by from Wallingford

    This a beautiful piece of kit but there's one problem I've found. Because the mouse is so light it's difficult to use left/right swipes without sending the mouse across the desk. It's not easy to use side swipes whilst holding onto the mouse.

    Also, the setup instructions aren't much use. You need to pair the mouse (when it just appears as a wireless mouse) and then go through a 'software update' to get the up to date driver (this is pre-10.6.2). It's easy but it could have been better explained.

    Also, it's a pity that Apple didn't use the opportunity to dump the mouse part altogether and go for a straight Trackpad emulation. Maybe that will come later with an optional software upgrade.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Rust Fingers

    • Written by from Fife

    I love this mouse. It is brilliant. Had a little hic-up at the start with it not automatically reconnecting with my iMac when I switched the mouse off, but I restarted computer and it works fine now.
    My only concern is that it may corrode! I have a four-year-old MacBook Pro which has corrosive marks where my hand sits on the surface next to the trackpad. Either I have some sort of acidic sweat, or they didn't quite factor in excessive use. Technically I should have used a mouse, as I'm a graphic designer, but I like the trackpad just fine. The mouse is made of the same aluminium, so I'm scared I may dissolve it. Oh well, at least its only £55 to replace, not £1300.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant - why did no-one think of this before?!

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    I was concerned that the Magic Mouse would be too flat, but it sits nicely in the hand and really needs to be that flat for the gestures to work, I think.

    Very impressed with it, works perfectly. I rarely used the expose function as a fairly new Mac user (less than a year), but I can cope with hitting F3 instead and F4 for the dashboard.

    Only tiny gripe is that if I put my Mac into sleep mode, then turn off the mouse to save battery, it turns the Mac back on to tell me that the connection to the mouse has been lost. Guess the only time you can turn the mouse off is if you shut down completely.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever

    • Written by from LONDON

    This is by far the best mouse I have ever had! To be fair I don't use expose, but this is amazing!!!! Does everything your touch pad does, feels really good, takes a little getting used to, as it is a different shape. A Definite buy, worth the money!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i like it!

    • Written by from York

    Just received mine today and really pleased with it, scrolling is a lot nicer and the ergonomics and looks are an improvement.

    BUT apple please add a 3 finger touch (or something) to bring up expose, using this with the squeeze feature on the mighty mouse was one of my first WOW moments when moving from pc to mac. Not been able to use the magic mouse to bring up expose is a real step back in my opinion.

    Please release a software update to resolve this!

    Other than that its a better mouse in every way, add expose and its a 5 star product!!!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite perfect...

    • Written by from Newton Abbot

    Been using my magic mouse for a couple o' days now and to be honest its not really as life changing as apple would like to make out...

    The scrolling is probably the best design feature as it is far more ergonomic than the mighty mouse and lets face it people really don't like putting fingers on balls...

    The shape/design is beautiful and a pleasure to use however the two finger swipe is not particularly effective and for me has completely stopped working, and yes i have got the two finger swipe assigned...

    So guys, if you've £55 to spare.. buy it its amazing but don't expect a revolutionary product at any rate...!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A joy to use but lacks expose shortcut

    • Written by from glasgow

    Picked up the magic mouse this afternoon and have been playing about with it for several hours now. Found it to be a joy to use and very comfortable to use over long periods of time but its only fault is that there is no way to program in an expose shortcut which is fine on the macbook but on the desktop using the keyboard is a pain in the emergency exit if you are used to the mighty mouse shortcut.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MIghty mouse - Best mouse ever

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    Purchased a few days ago and I personally think its the best mouse I have ever used. Lovely on the eye, fast and fluid and just a joy to use......

    Only down side is the cost, I know everything apple do is quality but nothing can explain parting with £55.00 for a mouse.

    Overall a great product

    0 of 2 people found this useful