• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse for macs

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    I looove my Magic Mouse. Its seamless scrolling and regal multi-touch gestures works like a charm. I was disappointed by the battery life, and it is prone to fail if you abuse it, but it is worth it all. It is quite simply the best mouse for the mac.

    2455 of 4360 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent mouse

    • Written by from London

    I wanted a mouse to use as an alternative to the trackpad on my Macbook Pro and so went for the (very attractive imho) magic mouse. The ergonomics took a little bit of getting used to, but I now find it comfortable to use. The mouse is great for navigating in Safari and OS X Lion.

    1536 of 2657 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A reposte

    • Written by from Bristol

    I think this mouse is extremely useful. At first it took a little getting used to but now it is smooth and seamless. Also in response to the bad review I've just read. You certainly can change the speed of the traking/scrolling on the mouse in the settings so don't really understand the problem there.

    Anyway. Very please with my mouse, my magic keyboard and Trackpad. I'm all chocked full of technology.

    347 of 351 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

    Gorgeous mouse with great functionality

    • Written by from waterlooville

    Got this yesterday to go with my Mac Mini and I took it like a duck to water. Was using a Microsoft mouse as a stop gap but this is much better. I love the extra functionality and was missing the back button using the Microsoft mouse with the Mac but now I swipe backwards and forwards with ease and zoom and all is groovy.

    Others complain that it does stuff without asking it too and that it's too low to comfortably fit the palm of your hand. As far as I can see it's not meant too! I hold it with my thumb one side and my ring and pinky on the other with with my middle and index finger hovering above - perfect.

    Bottom line is that it tracks well, the whole surface can scroll, and click and zoom and it gives the Mac the feel of an iPad or iPhone which is where I've come from so I love it.

    36 of 44 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

  • 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

    Great but ....

    • Written by from Blaina

    This mouse is absolutely awesome, i use it every single day.

    The battery live with the Included batteries is around 2 weeks but with a better branded battery/better tech battery its around 1/1.5 months

    I downloaded an Application called MagicPrefs Which brings allot of functionality into this mouse and has saved this mouse in my opinion.

    23 of 26 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

    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

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great piece of hardware

    • Written by from Odense SØ

    Since I got my first Mac in early 2008, I've been using a Mighty Mouse (with cord), and then a Logitech V470 bluetooth mouse.

    While I've been pleased with both, I never could get the speed set just right (MM doesn't accelerate, V470 accelerates too fast).

    After waiting for more than a month, the Magic Mouse finally arrived, and I am very pleased with it sofar.

    Feels very sturdy, movement is just right, and it's got a nice affirmative click.

    But the best part is the scrolling. Now, I've never been one to complain about the scroll-ball on the Mighty Mouse (cleaned it some, and even took it apart on occasion), but all in all, the scrolling was nice.

    But the Magic Mouse's momentum scroll is awesome! Why haven't mice scrolled like this since the scroll-wheel was introduced?

    Anyways, I'm very pleased with my new mouse, even if it took a while to get it here.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great to use but battery life could be better

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    I have been using this mouse for almost a year now andI love it. I saw in other reviews that people get annoyed by the swiping and other gestures you can use to scroll and zoom - mostly I love those although not all applications use the same direction for zoom (left/right or up/down). Generally I like them. You can switch those off in the control panel if you don't like them anyway.

    The mouse is comfortable to use and has a lovely tactile feel to it. As there is no physical division on the surface I occasionally do a right click instead of a left click.

    I do get often caught out by the battery life both alkaline and NiMH rechargeables and occasionally it loses bluetooth connection and then takes ages to reconnect. I rarely remember to switch the mouse off overnight but that would only save 8 hours in 24 and would still be be fairly poor.

    And a word of warning, don't turn off your bluetooth connection just out of interest otherwise you will need your keyboard shortcuts to navigate back to the control panel and turn it on again or restart or use a wired pointing device (another mouse or graphics tablet).

    Overall, using this mouse is such a good experience I would definitely recommend it despite the occasional drawbacks.

    11 of 11 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

    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

    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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse but could be better

    • Written by from Bristol

    Now that I've had my Magic Mouse for abut a year I can say that it is the best Apple designed mouse I've owned so far. Gone now is the problem with that non functioning scroll ball plus I can ow also use free software to add more functions.

    However I would like to own a cabled version of this mouse if they ever get around to making one.

    When I first owned my Magic Mouse I had trouble with the batteries becoming loose. I got around this myself by putting a tiny amount of 'Blue Tack' on each side of the battery compartment lid over each battery. Loose battery problem solved.

    The second reason I would like to see a cabled version is the batteries themselves. They don't last more than a few weeks; maybe three at most. I try to recharge these batteries (with my special recharging unit that can recharge Alkaline batteries up to ten occassions with decreasing effectiveness) but even on the first recharge the batteries only go on for a further 40 hours or so.

    What's worse is that with Ni-Cad and NImH rechargable batteries my Magic Mouse simply doesn't work at all. Not a flicker of life from it.

    I'm sure a cabled version of this mouse would work out cheaper to run environmentally as well as financially. So its four stars rather than five from me.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Size Matters

    • Written by from LONDON

    This is a wonderful device and does everything it says on the tin, but I find it too small to fit properly within the palm. It would be wonderful to see it available in more than one size.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse but still love Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Brackley

    This is a very nice mouse, looks great & works very well. However personally i still love the 'Mighty Mouse', i'm using one now & it's just so comfy, the ball is simply fantastic, true it needs occasional cleaning but it's no big deal, i'm using one now which provoked me to write this review. We have had the 'Magic Mouse' (the new one) for a few months now & yes.it is a fine mouse and you wont ever have to clean it but i still prefer the 'Mighty Mouse' he's just a bit more comfy & the love/hate ball to me is superb.

    11 of 14 people found this useful