• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant mouse, except for ..

    • Written by from DALTON-IN-FURNESS

    Okay, it took me a while to get used to it as it is so different from most mice and perhaps it could be a little chunkier to fit my hand. But, after a week at most, I got to love it: no wheel or ball to gather dirt; intuitive actions [move, swipe, press] and, of course, a sleek design. It works beautifully.
    My main beef is with battery life: I now have a set of six NiMH rechargeables and seem always to have to be have some on charge as they need changing so often. I am considering buying a Magic Mouse for my wife to replace her old, clogged up Mighty Mouse, but will I need yet more batteries ready? Or have Apple improved this since I bought mine three years ago?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, money better spent elsewhere!!!

    • Written by from Huntingdon

    Looks great, works 'fine'. Even feels nice to use but . . . I have 2, one I bought and one that came with a new mac and have now gone back to my logitech rechargeable mouse.

    It's not great when clicking sometimes need to click twice. When working with professional desktop publishing software such as indesign its annoying if you brush the mouse as you grub it as your page scrolls wildly up or down - trust me it easily done! There is an app to get more control but its a bit hit and miss.

    It's nice, don't get me wrong, I am a big Apple fan with many devices and computers, but its just not the best. My advice buy a decent rechargeable Logitech which comes with the charger and you won't spend £100 on a mouse and charger (you will want the charger too as it uses battery life pretty quickly if you work with it day in day out) and then want to change after a while!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never buy this stupid mouse

    • Written by from Northampton

    I got this mouse for about 1 year,i can say that it is a really bad mouse,if you play games,it will cost you two battery each WEEK!!! and sometimes it does not wrk at all,never never buy it,get a logitech or razer for that price is much more better than this!! Trust me

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

    • Written by from Redhill

    I have had my Mac for six months. In that time the magic mouse has needed replacement batteries three times (Duracell plus power). Now the connection keeps failing during use, which is really annoying. In addition, I have been frequently irritated by the screen expanding without warning during operation, due presumably to the sensitivity of the mouse. Not for me personally. I have gone back to a conventional wired mouse which gives me far better control.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Princes risbourough

    This mouse is perfect. I bought this mouse a nearly 2 weeks ago now and it has been great! i don't see what everyone is on about with the battery because I still haven't even used 1 percent yet. All the gestures work perfectly and it they are easy to get used to. I bought this for my MacBook pro Retina display and it is the easiest thing to set up, you just turn the mouse on and the Mac does the rest really.

    A definite buy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect mouse!

    • Written by from Wellingborough

    Before purchasing this mouse I read through the reviews, and listened to other peoples opinions; despite majority of them were negative I proceeded to purchase one anyway.

    I find the mouse very comfortable, very easy to use swiping gestures however are difficult to perform, and quite uncomfortable. That said, battery life is still impressive but I suppose i've not really used it long enough to determine this. Set-up took seconds, but for a unix-based os you'd expect this.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A sleek disaster

    • Written by from Ipswich

    +Mouse is awesome looking, sleek and clean
    +Small and thin in looks (That's the bad part to)
    +Multi-Touch is nice

    -Mouse is too thin and small and is really crampy for normal hands.
    -Sensor is terrible, so unprecise and unpredictable BAD for Adobe AE/PS work & gaming.
    -Very little multitouch, scrolling is nice and mission control is nice, but offers NO launchpad controls
    -Sensor is just really bad, you just cannot use this mouse

    Overall 1 star
    Apple built this mouse for stunning slick futuristic looks for than actual efficient ergonomics. As said before, sensor is nothing iv'e ever used really bad.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive disappointment

    • Written by from Worcester

    I loved the idea of a bluetooth mouse with a recharging pad - but what a disappointment. It constantly loses its connection with the iMac - so frustrating!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever!

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have used many mice and this is by far the best I have ever used!
    I would recommend it to everyone who has a mac as all the gestures work amazing well!

    Thanks Apple!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The loudest mouse I've come across

    • Written by from Godalming

    I had high hopes for the Magic Mouse but I'm very disappointed. Firstly, the click is louder than every mouse I've ever used. Also, it clicks once when you press the mouse and again when you release it. Sitting at my MacBook, there is a constant click-click, click-click, click-click. I would expect the sound to be comparable to key presses on the keyboard, but it's a completely different level of sound. It seems as though, because you are pressing the whole top of the mouse, the click is transmitted to the desk which amplifies the sound.

    Secondly, it's really noisy moving the mouse around. Rather than the little slidy feet of other mice, this has two bars that run the whole length of the mouse. These scrape across the desk and also seem to transmit the scraping sound into the desktop, where it becomes louder. I can only imagine that the Apple design offices are really noisy and they all still use mouse-mats.

    Finally, when the mouse arrived, it had some adhesive film to protect the bottom. Pulling the film off left glue on the bottom of the mouse. I expect better than this of Apple packaging.

    If you work in a quiet environment, think twice before you buy this mouse.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Spalding

    Typical Apple, works great, well designed, such an improvement on the old one. Very comfortable to use. No faults

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Dundee

    Purchased an imac and this mouse came with. This is now my SECOND mouse because it constantly kept un-connecting, purchased the apple recharger and it still doesnt work. My mouse at the moment constantly un-connects every 5 seconds, its very annoying!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty bad.

    • Written by from Bolton

    Sure it looks sleek and is nice to use but its biggest flaw is the consumption of AA batteries which are gobbled up way too fast! The mouse likes to randomly disconnect too, depending on the type of batteries used. Why can't it just have a built-in rechargeable battery like the iPhone??

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance

    • Written by from Huddersfield


    * Having to lift my left finger away from the left button in order to right-click is incredibly irritating when I've been accustomed to the 'normal' pattern of using mice for around 18 years. i.e. left-click/right-click at your leisure, regardless of whether either finger is in contact with the button area.

    * Battery life isn't fantastic, I got roughly 12 hours per week out of it before needing a recharge.

    * If you require precision, this mouse is not for you. It's sluggish and unpredictable.

    * From an ergonomic perspective, I personally found it uncomfortable to use through my working day. The hand should be relaxed when using a mouse, not gripping it in an awkward fashion.


    * Looks pretty.

    * 360 scrolling is nice to use (although if that floats your boat, you may as well opt for the Magic Trackpad instead).


    Bottom line: I trialled my Magic Mouse for at least three months, and ended up switching to a bog-standard wired mouse out of sheer frustration. My Magic Mouse now serves as a pretty paperweight.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Works Very Well

    • Written by from Frome

    After reading a lot of the reviews here I'm very confused frankly ...

    I bought mine 3 weeks ago to go with my MacBook Pro. I'm a HEAVY user and with the supplied batteries I still have 93% power left in them and they are NOT high capacity batteries, just a set of standard Enegizer jobbies. I have a fistful of very high 2400ma ones that I'm going to start using with this and they should last for months on end.

    I have several small Logitech wireless mice that I use with my PC and they EAT batteries in comparison to the MagicMouse.

    I have only noticed the mouse disconnect twice in all the time I've been using it so no complaints there either.

    In short I love it, it's VERY functional and works EXACTLY as described

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If You Read One Review Read This!

    • Written by from Wolverhampton

    Upon ordering a Mac, you get the option of Magic Mouse or TrackPad. I got the magic mouse despite having several mac compatible mouse that i was using with my windows previously.
    When i first got the mouse. I tried to operate the mouse by lying my hand flat on the mouse (How stupid i looked) I have big hands and my hands practically covered it.
    The mouse is very low like a High Priced Sports Car. Yet i still love it. And i now operate the mouse with my palm in the air. The mouse gets 5* But looses one as the acceleration is slow which can be a problem when playing online games etc. But once the speed of the pointer is high it helps. The touch interface of the mouse and just how brilliant it is amazes me everytime i use it.
    Just like Apple, Another product unlike anything on the market!

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  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, badly executed

    • Written by from London

    Sounds great on paper but, in practice, this mouse is tiny and unergonomic; it hurts my hand after about 30 mins of use.

    Also, the touch sensitive scrolling is far too sensitive and imprecise, therefore useless for anything but scrolling through documents (where precision is less important).

    It probably goes without saying that this mouse is useless for gaming, as it's impossible to press both mouse buttons at the same time (FPS games in particular will usually require that you hold down the right mouse button to aim iron-sights and then click with the left to shoot).

    For general desktop use, you would be far better off with the Magic Trackpad, which offers much more precision and less ergonomic pain (although still useless for gaming of course).

    2 of 2 people found this useful