• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stunning in every aspect - except as a mouse...

    • Written by from WITNEY

    I bought one of these recently. It's a stunning piece of design which looks absolutely fantastic. It's fairly weighty too, and feels good when handling it as an object. So what's the problem? Well I could find just two, but they are crucial.

    First, it's very sharp all around the outer edge of the top surface, and I found that this 'unfinished edge' leaves an uncomfortable red mark on my fingers and thumb after a short time of using it. Otherwise, it feels great, and I have no problem with it being too 'flat', as some others have commented. If only Apple could have rounded off this sharp edge even just a tiny bit, that would have been a tremendous improvement. (I suppose a quick coat of medium grade sandpaper followed by some ultrafine wet-&-dry might be the answer...)

    Second, I found that fine cursor movements, for example when drawing or retouching detailed images, were jerky and difficult to control, and it just made me feel slightly divorced from the level of on-screen control that I'm used to with Mighty Mouse. Admittedly, I was using Magic Mouse under Tiger, initially as a 'point and click' mouse (it's not officially supported under Tiger), and then with a third-party driver that gives full magic mouse functions, specifically under Tiger.

    Apple's lack of official support for even basic functions under Tiger, or shortfalls in the third-party driver I tried, might have been behind the 'reluctant cursor' in my case, but because I felt that the sharp edge all around the outside is a major oversight I didn't bother to try it out on our Leopard based Macs or higher.

    Overall, my impression is that Magic Mouse is an excellent idea that for me fell just short enough in practice to make me think twice. Reluctantly, I sent mine back for these reasons, after which I felt deeply disappointed that it had gone -- until I picked up my old Mighty Mouse, and then suddenly everything felt wonderful again...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE IT.

    • Written by from BOOTLE

    Nothing more to be said.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Leigh

    I'm using this is on an an 8-Core 2009 Mac pro. The mouse has been flawless. If your use to having a middle mouse, I would highly recommend complimenting the magic mouse with a software called Magic Prefs (magicprefs . com). This allows you to improve the functionality and configuration options. I've got my middle button back yeahhhhh!

    I'm using this for Paint shop pro and logic studio, i would highly recommend this mouse.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magical

    • Written by from Barking

    I love this mouse it is fantastic!!!

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from ORLANDO

    A brilliant mouse in general. The multi-touch functionality helps a lot when even doing simple tasks like browsing the internet. It's what you'd expect from a mouse of this price, tracking is very accurate, it's comfortable to use (I don't have particularly large hands), and it's just a general pleasure to use.

    But the thing that is stopping me giving this 5 stars is the battery life. Although it could be much worse, I find myself having to replace the batteries every 3 or 4 weeks (using Duracell Plus batteries). So in addition to being a bit of a pricey investment, I'll also be spending a fair bit more each year on batteries for this - which is pretty unnecessary.

    All in all it is a great mouse, but I would like to see some battery efficiency improvements.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse I've ever tried!

    • Written by from Glostrup

    The new Apple Magic Mouse is absolutely the best mouse I've ever tried. The integration of the multi-touch technology in a mouse has resulted in a genius product... and then it's not even that expensive either. Absolutely magical and highly recommended!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There is NO better mouse ....

    • Written by from Bicester

    I couldn't believe how great this mouse is - I still can't. It's faultless - Multi-touch is the answer to a whole host of operating issues I've had with every other mouse I've ever used. And it works with PCs too - try it with any Bluetooth-enabled Sony Vaio.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY nice mouse.

    • Written by from Coventry

    Good weight, really nice shape and size.

    Love the two finger back and forward functions, good for browsing the net!
    The any directions scrolling is cool too.

    Would be cool to have a built in re-chargeable battery though...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stunning looks and great to use

    • Written by from NEWARK

    This mouse gets mixed reviews with some saying it isn't comfortable to hold. I don't use it all day so I can't say whether it is good for those who would do so but I find it comfortable to use for up to a couple of hours. I mainly use it for navigating around the web or working on e-mails etc - it is probably overkill for that but it is so beautiful to look at and touch. Everyone who sees it comments on it and I find it really easy to use - perfect for the things that I do. Would I recommend it? Yes - without a doubt if you are a regular but not a professional user. I love it and the touch surface is truly excellent.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from NEWBURY

    It took me a while to get used to, but now I've adapted the way I work to the multi-touch and the smaller shape, using other mouses seems weird (too big, and just having a couple of buttons seems ancient). The mouse looks beautiful, and is really battery efficient, I haven't lost a single percentage in two days. The reporting of the battery strength, and the way the mouse can be used to wake up the Mac and you don't have to connect it every time you start up is really nice and well implemented.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very happy

    • Written by from Manchester

    Let's start off with the bad points and the reason why it only gets 4 stars. The Magic Mouse doesn't have the same possibility of functionality as the Mighty Mouse did. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the mighty mouse (except the dirty roller ball). But the Magic Mouse can't invoke expose out of the box, until I found BetterTouchTool, once i found that I bought the Magic Mouse no question. It is a little difficult to hold on to but i find myself moving the mouse to where I want to click then letting go and using it like a touch pad so its not that bad.

    On the other hand, the ease in which i can now move around documents is a revelation. It's the same as scrolling on my iPhone. The flick and catch, the swipes actually make this a fun mouse to use. The ability to never have to click the back button is great, it's like having an intuitive firefox mouse gesture, but way better. Overall the weight of the mouse is good, since it is a little hard to hold onto the light weight makes up for it. The fidelity of the right click is much improved over the mighty mouse.

    In conclusion, I would recommend this mouse it takes a little getting used. But it's beauty surpasses those little niggles.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best mouse you can buy

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    you could buy a cheap mouse, but this is amazing. its pricey, but the multitouch features become more appreciated every day.internet browsing is so much better and the mouse is light and sleek. some say its not ergonomic, although i was scared at first after 1 day i no longer feel comfortable with n average mouse. the mouse is amazing and after 2 weeks the charge has dropped 8% so it will last a long time. the on and off switch is useful, although connecting with the laptop takes 5-8 seconds. if your hesitant buy it, if you need more features download magicprefs or bettertouchtool for macs. works straight away even in my virtual windows 7 on mac :D

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from stoke on trent

    magic mouse they got that right and again apple get it right will never go back to windows lol

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable in a production environment

    • Written by from Walton on Thames

    This mouse came with my iMac for work where I use Photoshop daily. This mouse is not dependable for my work. (problems occur with full batteries and good range as well as suitable surface).

    1. Connection problems. The mouse will sporadically lose its connection over bluetooth with the Mac.
    2. Erratic behaviour. Every 'now and then' the mouse will behave erratically, hurling itself across the screen at a million miles an hour. I notice this usually happens when I have about 2 or 3 buttons pressed down on the accompanying wireless keyboard. This means that everytime I want to move a layer in photoshop while holding down contextual keys it will nearly always misbehave.
    3. Uncomfortable. Design does not sit well in my hand but this is personal preference.
    4. Just two 'buttons'. Just because it has a contextual surface doesnt mean that it does no different to my 2 buttoned mouse from 1995. This means you cant have a right mouse button as well as expose.
    5. No mouse chording. You cannot hold down the primary and secondary click at the same time.

    Redeeming Points:

    1. Good scroll, very good for scrolling around documents
    2. Very good response on the laser tracking (when it works)
    3. Wireless.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A version with USB wire

    • Written by from Helsinki

    I do not want a mouse with batteries. I'ts too heavy, and batteries only last a month at best. So, please make version with wire connection. Make it a mouse again.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power hungry mouse

    • Written by from LONDON

    it's all very good to have wireless mouse and ketyboard, but they use up batteries at the rate of 2 per month for the mouse, and 2/every 3months for the keyboard - over a year, it's not a lot, maybe but it certainly is not exactly environmentally friendly. all those batteries make a lot of unrecycleable waste. not quite sure why they couldn't usb cables as an option as well...

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome but limited

    • Written by from Guildford

    I do love this mouse. It is ergonomic and compact, perfect to carry with my MacBook Pro. I would like to see some more gestures, the ability to pinch/expand images etc would be beneficial!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A mouse, but no where near Apple's fantastic standard

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I didn't like this product, i hated its "PC" click and how small it was, even under my 14 year old hands. I own a MacBook and have been using it for about 5/6 months now, very happy. But as usual teenagers such as myself are never happy and are always looking for new products to lay our hands on and discuss with others, but i wasn't pleased with Apple's new mouse.

    So the "Magic Mouse," it may have multi-touch functions, but i found that the interactive area was just not big enough as you struggle to fit your fingers across it. The click is HORRIBLE, it reminds you of PC computers, the constant disappointments and failures within 2 years, oh and of corse the weak, easily-breakable plastic that you find on cheap ballpoint biro pens that typical USB mice are built with.

    I was expecting a sleek, beautiful piece of genius, which is what i got, but it's the mouse under the cover. "Don't judge a book by it's cover," comes in to play here because it just doesn't work. I can't define the error exactly, but it must be the actual size that's disappointing, because you want it to replace your trackpad and to feel like a large clean canvas where your finger is the brush.

    The only positives are the visual design and the packaging to be honest. I'm glad that I saved my hard-earned money, £20 in fact, because I opted for the fantastic wireless Mighty Mouse, which IS "Mighty" apart from the dust that covers the ball occasionally, but this slight annoyance can easily be removed with a finger-tip of Blu Tack.

    Overall I found the Magic Mouse disappointing because of the un-Apple-like standard that usually comes with all Apple products such as the iMac and iPod. A good design CONCEPT but not yet ready for national retail in my opinion.

    And some advice to Apple: PLEASE use some "less PC-like" quality products to build your new ideas (obviously the example is the Magic Mouse), because i'm sure they are very good, but need some refinement unfortunately, such as the the click on the mouse i have described above.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic mouse excellence

    • Written by from Clophill

    After having to clean the trackball of my USB mouse more than twice a session I looked at the magic mouse. Brilliant! Good ergonomics, simple action and an aesthetic design; but what else would I expect from Apple. A small improvement would be wireless induction recharging overnight for the batteries.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    no middle button

    • Written by from London

    a bit naff as no middle button. old mouse had one but the ball got full of fluff and muck :(

    3 of 14 people found this useful