• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Mouse. Ever.

    • Written by from Sheffield

    If you are going to buy an iMac, take my advice... get the trackpad, NOT the magic mouse...

    For me, there is NO comfortable way to hold this mouse and I have tried many different ways. It is not ergonomic in the slightest. The movement of the pointer on the screen is far from acceptable when using it.

    The one thing I do like about it is the gesture support; very intuitive and useful, but you might as well get the trackpad which is more accurate, comfortable and (at the moment) features more gestures.

    If you don't like the trackpad then I would suggest any other standard mouse. If you buy this there's a fair chance your fingers will be aching from the constant attempts to hold this mouse comfortably.

    Steer clear and get the magic trackpad instead!

    5285 of 6067 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life disappointment

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    I bought my Magic Mouse on 21st JUne 2011 and absolutely love it BUT am just about to change the batteries for the second time. I am energy aware and turn off appliances when not in use.

    I notice that battery life is not mentioned in the specification. Silly me, I just thought it would be superior to the other wireless mice on the market.

    Come on Mac Wizards 5 weeks for two AA+ alkaline is really pathetic.

    1809 of 3065 people found this useful

  • 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 4362 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you still prefer to click!

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    Despite some of the bad reviews, I went ahead and bought the magic mouse on the basis that I still prefer to hold, move and click something solid!

    I guess if you're used to the trackpads of laptops then the trackpad will be more suitable, but if like me you love to click then this is an awesome product.

    It feels real nice to hold (it's not designed to hug to your palm as your palm sits in a curved state naturally, instead just the tips of your fingers and the base of your palm rest on it's super smooth surface)

    The gestures are valuable in Lion, I'm still quite new to the mac so still learning little tricks but since getting the magic mouse i've used functions not used before because they become so simple! (i'm guessing the same for trackpad on this one too)

    The laser and bluetooth combination too make for seamless function. easy to set up and no jerkiness in the cursor movement unlike my previous mouse that used a USB dongle to connect kept sticking and freezing.

    Conclusion, an essential apple product (unless you like to point the cursor with your finger, then get the trackpad), worth every penny in comparison to previous models.

    743 of 1046 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How about a cabled version?

    • Written by from Brobyv√¶rk

    It uses batteries way too fast.
    And now it doesn't even work after only 4 months of use.
    Multi scroll and multi finger functions are precise. I just wish I could get a cabled version. I don't feel a short cable connected to my cabled keyboard is too much clutter.
    It makes a lighter mouse, with out the hassle of battery changes.

    1147 of 1865 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No expose function! Huge let down.

    • Written by from Runcorn

    When I first saw the magic mouse I was really excited, it made total sense and I could see how easy it could make tasks. So I went down to an apple retail store to test the magic mouse. It really is a fantastic device and it was comfortable and easy to use. The multi touch controls work perfectly and really make scrolling through music, photos and web pages a joy. One of the problems with the scroll ball of the mighty mouse is that dirt gets trapped in the space around the ball and stops it working effectively, obviously this will never be a problem with the magic mouse.

    But then after I had opened a few windows it hit me, there were no side buttons for expose. I asked an advisor if this could be programmed onto the multi touch gestures or something and I was told that the function was not programmable as of yet. I tried using the mac with expose set to a hot corner and simply using the shortcut on the keyboard but believe it's not the same as having the function on the mouse. It's such a let down that apple hasn't considered ways of having this function on the magic mouse when almost every mac user the world over has become accustom to using expose to navigate their mac workspace. Now I can clearly see where their expose integration with the dock application icons idea has come from, it was to try and make life easier without the side buttons.

    I decided not to buy the magic mouse because I really would find the lack of functionality in it frustrating when I am using my mac for long periods of time. Also although it is a minor issue there is no longer a shortcut to the dashboard on the magic mouse. Previously you would click the scroll ball to activate it but you will now have to click the application icon or press the short cut key on the keyboard.

    In the end if you can live without dashboard and expose functions on your mouse this is fantastic, otherwise wait until apple comes up with a solution and adds a gesture to the mouse that activates them, which I'm sure they will in the future.

    1343 of 2257 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat!

    • Written by from Boston

    I so wanted to take to this mouse like a duck to water. But instead of having that "Apple" moment as I have done with so many of their other products (I'm talking about that "Why hasn't anyone done this before? It feels so natural!" moment) I instead found that the mouse just didn't sit nicely in the palm of my hand. I tried to gloss over this and enjoy the intuitive gestures and features, but all I could think about was how uncomfortable it felt to use. It is far too flat!!!

    If you want a good idea of how it is to use without having to try/buy it, just get out your iphone/ipod touch and pretend it's your mouse. You can then practice the gestures as well, and if you are like me (and I do not have massive hands or anything) you will find the uncomfortable hand grip due to the lack of depth to this mouse to be just plain off-putting.

    What's more, if you fingers are slightly sweaty, the gestures can be a bit tricky to execute (especially the sideways swipes). The thin design doesn't help when trying to grip the mouse to execute said gestures as well. Again, you can practice this with your iphone.

    I'm so disappointed, as a nice shiny new mouse is exactly what I want right now, but I do not think I can live with the magic mouse with it's current ergonomics.

    Please bring out a slightly chunkier model Apple!!!

    798 of 1168 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wakefield

    I love this mouse and would never use another! Works really smoothly. Only downside is it burns through batteries pretty quickly

    475 of 523 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Mouse

    • Written by from Guildford

    This has to be the worst, most useless mouse I have EVER used. The "magic" touch sensitive mouse seemingly has a mind of its own, the slightest nudge can cause whatever you're working on to scroll (or zoom) out of view, and there doesn't appear to be a setting to alter the sensitivity of it. Also ergonomically it just does not feel good at all, along with the tiny cramp inducing keyboard.

    1800 of 3178 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from Gateshead

    great mouse, have not had any problems unlike some people!!!

    1271 of 2123 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than anything else

    • Written by from Bodmin

    Having been a PC Gamer for many years I have used more mice with more configurations, sizes and designs than the majority of computer users.
    The Magic Mouse is perhaps one of the best mice ever created for those that want to do anything except gaming.

    It feels great in the hand, the surface is perfect for scrolling with and the battery lasts pretty well considering all it is capable of.

    However, it is the most atrocious device for any kind of gaming. If you intend to play games on your Mac then have a second, gaming specific mouse for this kind of use.

    733 of 1049 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse I've ever used. End of conversation.

    • Written by from STOCKPORT

    I'm aware many people weren't, but I was actually a fan of Mighty Mouse. This, however, is a vast improvement in multiple areas: design, aesthetics, usability and tracking accuracy. Multi-touch works flawlessly, just like iPhone. It even feels lighter than the wireless Mighty Mouse, which is nice (I'm assuming they both use AA batteries?). Anyway, buy immediately.

    591 of 782 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over Ergonomics

    • Written by from CLOGHER

    I have this mouse for 6 months now. It works very well with regards to the Bluetooth staying connected, tracking on surfaces, and responsiveness.

    It's let down by the physical design, which looks great, but ends up tiring out your hand. The mouse is too flat, the design also doesn't lend to resting your hand on it, otherwise you set off a click. It's possible to straddle the mouse, with your thumb, ring and little fingers resting on the desk, but that still gets tiring.

    I usually end up switching to the trackpad on my MBP every so often when I can get away with just using gestures, as that exercises my hand and reduces the strain built up using the mouse.

    234 of 237 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am chocked

    • Written by from Frederiksberg

    Apple normally works nicely, but I never had a worse mouse :-( I connects easy to my Macbook air, but lackes and the scrool works only sometimes... Sent if for repair and go a new... SAME S... - so, an overprices mouse that also is unusable due to the lacking, at least for me :(

    144 of 159 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the worst mouse

    • Written by from Twickwnham

    I paid a lot of money to this mouse, however, I would suggest you to buy with the cable one. It is impossible to do designs on my MAC with this mouse. First, it disconnects often even if you have 100% battery. Second, it is not ergonomic at all. It is difficult to do right and left clicks. Third, battery goes very quick and you need to spend money for batteries over and over or battery charger.

    Please do not buy this mouse. It is waste of money. You will be regret, trust me. Therefore, I will buy cheaper version with the cable one.

    69 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expose, dashboard, middle click, and MUCH MORE

    • Written by from London

    People complaining about expose and middle clicks, go download "MagicPref", it gives you the choice of one finger middle axis click. 2 finger click, 3 finger click, 4 finger click, swipe, tap, etc etc. you get to customise the clicks with about, I don't know, a million functions.

    And yes, it's free. A simple google search for 'MagicPref" would give you the site/download.

    47 of 53 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