• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it, but ...

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    ... it's not as immediately comfortable in the hand as the old Mighty Mouse. Scrolling and tracking are very smooth and controllable, it works well on a variety of surfaces and I'm glad to be rid of the constant problems I had with the scroll ball on the MIghty Mouse. I'd prefer it to be a bit rounder, and I note the loss of some of the extra functions. But still, I like it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Erm, perfect...kind of

    • Written by from Hayes

    Got this mouse yesterday and I have to say, it looks very swish on the desk compared to the wireless Mighty Mouse which I was upgrading from. Feature wise I'm trying to decide whether it's lacking or equal to it's predecessor. The only thing you are gaining feature wise is the 2finger-swipe to move between photos, but you loose a middle button and the side buttons which activate exposé! You can't even assign the Left touch button to use exposé or spaces, which the Mighty Mouse could. For some people this won't matter but I was quite upset. However as this is a touch sensitive device Apple should release new software for it which may allow more gestures or even Custom gestures with exposé settings.

    Other than that I am happy. It runs smoothly on the desk without a mouse mat and is very ergonomic.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse Difficult Birth

    • Written by from Pimlico

    The mouse is nicely designed and easy to use. It works on many more surfaces than other mice, even my glass topped desk.
    It is a shame the update to actually make it work properly is not automatic and hard to find on the Apple website.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Multi-touch great, shape not so

    • Written by from UPMINSTER

    The multi-touches work great. Scrolling is as good as the wheel on my Logitech MX Revolution, superb. Two finger swiping is slso superb, back and forward on your web browser is a breeze. Shape is a let down. Doesn't hug your hand, waiting to see if my hand can put up with in on longer use.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from UXBRIDGE

    This mouse is very good

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse

    • Written by from Arbroath

    Good mouse that does what is says on the box, I have medium sized hands and find it comfortable to use also it tracks well, my only gripe is the same as for it's predecessor, the tracking speed versus distance required to move the cursor at fastest speed is far to slow and requires to much wrist movement,,,,,R.S.I springs to mind, price is also an issue, build quality is not.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, though it needs Expose features

    • Written by from Sherwood

    Great mouse, but it definitely need to support expose features somehow.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you have a macbook or macbook pro.

    • Written by from London

    This mouse is great for replacing the trackpad on a macbook or macbook pro. It is comfortable to use and handles the main gesture commands and document scrolling tasks extremely well. It doesn't handle pinch zooming but, I'm not sure how you'd hold a mouse and do a thumb and forefinger pinch anyway.

    All in all a great product for the travelling mac user. Realistically Apple would need to bring out a much taller and wider version for their desktop range as the magic mouse is too low sitting to be used as a full on day job mouse. Eventually your hands would simply cramp up.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels oh so natural but also like version 1 software

    • Written by from Basildon

    Only had the mouse a short time so can't comment on battery life or durability although it looks sturdy enough. Feels really natural to use. The Scroll with momentum feature is really good for getting through long web pages. The double finger swipe is awkward, don't know if it will get easier. Exposé is gone although it seems like the mouse has the ability to do it with a future driver update, I'm sure loads more buttons could be added (after all how many items can you have on the homepage on an iphone). It also feels lighter than the wireless mighty mouse.
    I would have given 5 stars if more button options had been added, hoping that these will come along in the future, but for now only 4 stars. Snow leopard dock has exposé now but still not as fast as a dedicated button.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow..

    • Written by from CHURCH STRETTON

    Love the mouse, shame the sticky tape used to hold the mouse in the box that stayed on the metal base!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly an upgrade.

    • Written by from Deganwy

    - Top marks for style, just looks and feels gorgeous, but is it style over improved functionality? the main benefit is that scrolling is the best its ever been on ANY mouse, if you're used to the momentum sliding of the iPhone, then you will instantly appreciate the touch features.. you now have complete control of scrolling.

    - Pointer accuracy: is greatly improved over the previous wireless mouse, which was so wishy washy that i just had to revert to using the wired mouse, this mouse though is as accurate, i'd say its actually perfect on my 30”.

    - No Expose: I think i can get used to this as i've started using the Application Expose from the dock more, as well as Hot Corners, but I can imagine this being a huge issue for some.

    No Middle button: I only ever use the middle button for opening weblinks in new tabs, this could prove to be a deal breaker for me going back to the wired mouse, time will tell, it will be hard to give up the superior scrolling though.

    - 2 Finger swipe: this is actually a fairly awkward movement, as our fingers aren’t really designed that way, works much better on the laptops, but seeing how i hardly every use it, I don’t think i’ll care, but makes BACK/FORWARD on web pages quick intuitive.

    CONCLUSION - Scrolling is important to me in web browsing and applications such as Final Cut where timeline browsing is a major operation, so for this alone the mouse is worth it, I will have to see whether i miss Expose and Middle Click though. A product that gains upgrades at the expense of losing some relatively important ones.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive, solid and fluid

    • Written by from Beckenham

    I have been waiting for a while for a new mouse to be launched by Apple and this one totally stole the scene. Redefining products is their challenge and they got it nailed on the head here.

    I believe those mouse can be programmable in the future with gestures as the trackpad on the MacBook Pro has demonstrated.

    Top notch.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    • Written by from Salisbury

    The magic mouse is definitely the best mouse I have used. The shape can take some time to get used to but the pros far outweigh the cons. One of the worst points about it is that it has no exposé feature, this can be simply added with an update and hopefully will. The tracking, scrolling and clicking (the most important features) couldn't be better. After using it for 10 minutes you forget about the multi-touch sensor and just expect every mouse to work like that in the future.

    62 of 70 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant-a Few Small Issues

    • Written by from Winchester

    Like many other people found, the scroll ball on the previous mighty mouse often didn't work as effectively as it could of due to build up of dirt. The magic mouse has no buttons, has a smooth flat surface and has effectively replaced the scroll ball's capabilities with enhanced multi-touch functions. So two birds with one stone?
    Well maybe not as a few pointers will show.
    Whist Apple's new multi-touch technology (which in my opinion is brilliant,) is a crisp refinement, a few features of the old mighty mouse have been otherwise, overlooked. Expose is no longer accessible through a function of the mouse (i.e what used to be the side buttons.) In addition to this dashboard is also missing, which used to be accessible by clicking the scroll ball. This is a minor moan as dashboard isn't a major app that features as part of OS X. As for the mutterings of it not being bulky enough in the hand, well lets face it it, this is largely down to your hand size and personal preference. My advice - get down to your nearest Apple store and let the monkey see the rabbit-try it and decide for yourself.
    So a good mouse? Fantastic but not without fault.

    52 of 64 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No expose, no dashboard

    • Written by from London

    The new mouse looks great and work perfectly with scrolling, clicking...
    I was ready to buy until I realised, there is no expose buttons!?!
    You can still set up hot corners, but it works OK just on small screens, definitely not on 27" iMac :(
    Another thing, the mouse was in store just one day and when I checked battery status, it was on 85 %. I read somewhere batteries supposed to last for four months. But with that progress I am very sceptical.
    I found small button on the bottom of mouse with which you can switch it off. But I am not sure if that is the way how to save a batteries life.
    So and so I decided to wait.
    It looks so beautiful that it is very hard to resist and not buy this Magic Mouse. But I think, she is not ready for me yet ;) I will wait for expose function and batteries life report.

    48 of 68 people found this useful