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My partner purchased this Apple mouse for about £50 a couple of years ago, I personally not sure whether I would spend that much on a mouse, but I actually really glad he did! The Apple mouse is available to buy from the apple store for £59, Amazon has it priced at £53.28. Curry's and John Lewis both have it priced at £59. There are a few listed for sale on eBay from £25, however they are likely to be in either refurbished or in used condition.
The Apple Magic Mouse comes packaged in the type of sophisticated packaging you come to expect from Apple. The glossy white coloured box packaging comes with instructions enclosed. The Apple Magic Mouse looks extremely stylish and modern in appearance and just about looks like a mouse due to its similar shape, but being a lot more thinner and smaller in size. The mouse has glossy white coloured finish and is made from aluminium material and the underside having a stainless steel plated base. The surface of the mouse has the usual apple logo, and unlike other mouse's this doesn't have a left or right click button or any other visible button controls, instead movement is done via sensory touch and movement.
The mouse has Bluetooth and is wireless therefore there are no wires or cables connected to the mouse. The batteries are located on the underside and the on and off switch is also located near the battery compartment.
The first thing I noticed about this Apple Magic Mouse was just how thin and lightweight it was, this made a nice change from the bulky mouses I've used in the past and made the movement and control of the mouse almost effortless. It has an approx weight of 190 kg and measures approx 20 x 44.5 x 3.5 cm in size.
To start using the mouse you need to first insert the batteries into the battery compartment located underneath the mouse. Then simply switch on the mouse and follow the instructional manual on how to set up the wireless and Bluetooth connections to the compute device. This doesn't take long, literally a couple of minutes and the wireless mouse is ready to use. As the mouse has no visible buttons on the surface of the mouse, to use you simply tap the areas where the usual left and right click buttons would be and the touch sensitive surface will communicate this wirelessly to the computer. I found it very easy to use and also very responsive; a single click on either the left side or right would register instantly.
The mouse also has a couple of very useful features including a zoom feature, where you move your finger in a straight direction towards the front of the mouse and this enables you to zoom into webpage's and documents easily. It also has a swipe feature where you use both fingers to glide across the mouse surface to swipe through photos etc. It also has a 360 scroll feature enabling full control over the direction in which you wish the cursor to go. All these features and the touch sensitive controls doesn't take long to master. The sensitivity of the mouse is prefect, making scrolling control move with the movement of your hand and fingers exactly how you expect it to.
It is compatible to use with Mac computers, but also works with computers with a windows 7, XP or vista operating system.
This Apple Magic Mouse is a great mouse that has a very attractive sleek modern design and a very responsive touch sensitive surface. It is easy to use and very lightweight, and best of all it is wireless meaning no restrictions in movement and annoying messy wires laying around. Overall this is a great item, but due to the hefty price tag I will give this a 4/5.
It goes without saying that I personally am a huge 'Apple fan boy'. When I got the latest iMac I never really thought too much about the magic mouse, my main interest was in the computer itself. To be perfectly honest, I didn't even realise that the mouse cost as much as it did, but after owning it for about a year now, I can definitely see what the hype is about.
I am not a gadget guru, however I do own many of the apple products. I can honestly say, that out of all of the products I have purchased from them, the magic mouse has been one of the most impressive. After unboxing my iMac I was immediately impressed by the slim and stylish design of the mouse. Not only did it look good, but it fits your hand perfectly! However it got me very confused, me being a typical bloke didn't read the instructions first off. But let me tell you, save yourself an hour by spending 10 minutes understanding the amount of commands the mouse is capable of. It has no actual buttons, nor does it have a webpage scroller. These features are built in with touch recognition. This is what really impressed me.
The mouse has numerous touch commands, some of which can be altered in the mouse settings on the computer to fit how you would personally like it to work. A few of the commands are as follows:
Clicking - As usual (right/left)
Go back - Single finger swipe to the right
Go forward - Single finger swipe to the left
Scroll through applications - Double finger swipe (right/left)
Zoom - Double finger tap
There are a few more, but these are the main ones that you will encounter on a day to day bases. Not only is it very clever, it does the simple things that you want from a mouse very easily. This means you don't have to be extremely clever to operate it, you don't even have to enable these features, they can be turned on and off in the mouse settings area.
The design speaks for itself. Being an apple product you can expect no less than perfection. It feels and looks very good quality. I have had mine for a year now, with every day usage. It still looks brand new, now signs of wearing, unlike those cheap mouses.... The bottom design allows the mouse to easily be moved, it does not stick to surfaces but i would definitely recommend using a mouse mat, it really does help it become much more sensitive.
I have read a few complaints in this department but I must disagree. I have not had a single bluetooth connectivity issue, my mouse connects seamlessly every time my iMac is turned on. Obviously this may not be the case for some laptops maybe.... I was also really impressed with the battery life. I didn't have high expectations because I had read a few negative reviews of people changing the battery every week. Once again mine is much better. I can easily get a month out of it depending on what batteries I use. The first month I had the mouse I think I got almost 2 months use. Now if you use rechargeable batteries then there really is no issue here. The mouse when it gets to 10% battery life gives you a low battery warning, providing you with time to go and get some more, not leaving you in an annoying situation of not being able to use your computer!
100% yes! If you have a compatible computer, especially a laptop then this is a really good device to have. The price is expensive but I guess thats what you pay for a top quality item.
My husband is definitely an Apple MAc fan as opposed to a PC fan and so when I met him he really got me into these computers too. Now, we have quite a few Apple products as he likes them so much and I am happy to go along with it, we both have iPhone, an iPad and a Mac laptop each. From time to time we do quite a bit of word processing and so we have a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse to do that with as we both find it easier.
This wireless Magic Mouse from Apple really is magic and it's the best mouse I have ever used, although I am comparing it with those cheap crappy ones you seem to get at work with your equally as rubbish work computer!
Anyway, the first thing to mention about this mouse is how good it feels in your hand. It is definitely very well designed and has obviously been properly ergonomically designed and made to fit the curve of your hand and I find even if I have been working with it for over an hour my hand doesn't hurt or feel like I might be getting repetitive strain injury from all the button clicking. The mouse is one smooth bit of plastic with no buttons on it like you would normally find on a mouse, however, the whole mouse is a touch pad so when you press down on it it gives a little and makes the pressing noise like you usually get on a mouse.
The mouse is white with a shiny plastic finish to it and there is the simple Apple icon on the bottom of the mouse, a really simple good looking piece of kit like all the other Apple products to be honest. It comes in a nice plastic case which protects it when it is not in use which is nice.
To explain what it does properly I have quoted from the Apple website as I am not too technologically minded and so this explains it way better than I could, "The Multi-Touch area covers the top surface of Magic Mouse, and the mouse itself is the button. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere. Inside Magic Mouse is a chip that tells it exactly what you want to do. Which means Magic Mouse won't confuse a scroll with a swipe. It even knows when you're just resting your hand on it."
There are actually directions on the back of the plastic box to help you if you are not sure what to do. It does take a little bit of getting used to but once you know where and when to click it's perfect.
My husband linked it to our laptop so it knows that it is connected and I love the fact that there are no wires, it makes it so much easier to work with. I think this mouse is so sleek and works so well, I would never go back to a normal mouse again. We bought ours from the Apple shop in London and it costs £59.
Packaging and Accessories
When you buy the magic mouse depending on where you bought it from the packaging is very nice. I bought mine online and it arrived in a cardboard box and then inside the cardboard box there is a clear box with the magic mouse sitting inside. The box is a clear plastic and on the bottom there is a little information about the magic mouse and on the bottom there is also some writing and information.
When you open the box you lift out the magic mouse which has a plastic cover on it to protect it. Underneath the mouse itself is the books with information about the mouse and that is all that is in the box. I think that the presentation is excellent and the box is also very nice. I dont think that it would be damaged in transport as it is very well protected and also the box is very strong.
Build and Features
The Apple Magic Mouse is white in colour on the top and is a metal i believe is aluminium on the bottom. The whole top of the mouse touch, this removes all of the physical buttons and the scroll wheel that you usually find on normal keyboards. The mouse uses Bluetooth to connect to computers and macs and on the bottom is the sensor to recognize the mouse. The mouse uses AA batteries as a power source and if you look at the bottom of the mouse you will find a little button that if you click removes the cover for the batteries. The batteries that come with the magic mouse are not rechargeable. There is a small apple logo on the top of the mouse.
The overall build quality of the mouse is excellent, ive had the mouse for quite a long time now and the finish is still great and the mouse still works well. I think that it looks great as the simplistic design and colours go really well together and is a nice addition to any mac or pc.
I think that the design of the magic mouse is really good. It is very sleek and futuristic and i think that the simplistic design looks really good as well. The colour scheme of the white and aluminium works really well and matches the other colours of apple computers and keyboards.
The mouse works well and it takes a little while to get used to the no physical buttons, but most of the time the mouse is very responsive, sometimes you have to click a few times but this does not happen regularly. As i have previously mentioned the mouse uses batteries and if you look on the bottom of the mouse there is a little button that removes the cover for the batteries, you can then check how much charge is left in the batteries.
The mouse also has these gestures built in, these are cool little features that make it much easier to do certain tasks, such as using two fingers to go back a page, this is useful and i find that i use the feature quite a lot now. There are also other gestures that you can use which are useful if you use the built in software with the computer.
Because the entire mouse is touchscreen it is very easy to use. You do not have a scroll wheel like on many mouses You only have to scroll your finger up and down to move a webpage or document and tap the mouse to click on something and it will respond, you can also do other cool things like scroll horizontally.
There are only one or two problems with the Magic Mouse for me so far. One is the battery life isnt that good, i use my magic mouse quite a lot and there is no way of being able to recharge it, so you are constantly running out of batteries or having to replace the ones that are already in the mouse. You can tell the battery life quite easily, i just wish there was of being able to charge the batteries instead of having to keep replacing them.
The Design of the mouse means that it is very slim, and there isn't much height to the mouse, this means that it is hard to hold the mouse like you would do to a standard mouse, and also the mouse is very sensitive and so if you move your hand over slightly it may recognize it and do something that you dont want to do such as change a song or close a webpage. You can change the sensitivity of the mouse but it still happens sometimes.
The mouse does not respond sometimes, this is unusual but it has happened a few times, also as most apple products you pay quite a high price for the magic mouse and there are other cheaper mouses on the market, it depends on what you are looking for, in my opinion this is the best touch mouse that you can buy, even including the one or two bad points.
To conclude i think that the Apple Magic Mouse is a great a great mouse and it has some great features and i would recommend this if you are looking for a reliable and well designed mouse. Although there are cheaper mouses out there and you cant recharge the batteries while using the mouse or after, i still think that this is the best touch mouse that you can buy.
I Recommend this product to Anyone as I think it is a great Product. You can get different mouses like the Apple Magic Mouse but i think that this is a great buy.
Where to Buy
You can buy the Apple Magic Mouse from quite a few places. I have found that online retailers such as amazon have them at the cheapest price which i have found to be around the £50 mark but the price does go up and down.
Thank You For Reading My Review
It goes without saying that Apples products aim to provide a sleek and stylish look; even with the smallest of items such as the magic mouse.
The mouse is wireless which gives great convenience and lack of tangled wires and requires two AA batteries. It would be more beneficial to have rechargeable batteries as standard batteries will drain much faster than you'd like, particularly with regular every day use.
The mouse also has one click function which gives you the space to click anywhere you like on the mouse without restricting yourself to a left and right click. Remember macs don't have a right click and right click functionality is enabled by holding the ctrl button on your keyboard and clicking normally, though if this confuses you as you are too used to classic pc mouse buttons, it is actually possible to alter your settings to enable these features.
In regards to the signal strength I can't say I have tested out the connectivity from a great distance as I only need the mouse next to my mac, but of course there have been no issues in regards to connection and runs just as smoothly as a wired mouse.
The magic mouse features touch sensitivity where you have the option to either slide your finger up and down the mouse to scroll through web pages as you would with the middle button on a standard three key mouse, or a "two finger swipe" either left or right to take you forwards or backwards whilst using internet browsers.
Arguably this particular mouse is rather pricey in comparison to other available models from either Apple or other brands, but does provide a sophisticated and modern touch to mac using. You could opt for a cheaper alternative if money is an issue, however if you have the pennies to spend on a reliable and easy to use mouse with a stylish edge then I would totally recommend this particular magic mouse.
My first Dooyoo review in almost 11 months and boy have I accumulated alot of tech and gadgets in this time! After years of needing an imac computer for my university course, and finally getting one after I'd finished... (typical!), I now have the Apple Magic Mouse to go with it.
When selecting your machine on the Apple website, you can choose whether you want the standard mouse and keyboard connected via a USB cable, or you can go wireless with the "Apple Magic Mouse". I had never used a wireless mouse before purchasing my Magic Mouse, however I liked the idea of having a desk which was not cluttered up with wires, also meaning more USB ports would be freed up in the process. I should also mention that the wireless mouse and keyboard option comes at no extra cost, unless you also wish to purchase rechargeable batteries and a charger at £21. I did not purchase this extra option, instead deciding to wing it with Tesco's finest.
When I received my mouse in it's uber sleek box with "Designed in California" emblazoned on the side, I was immediately impressed, even before I had used it! Right from the first moment you pick it up, you can see that it is meant to be beautiful and light to the touch. It is white on the front with the Apple logo on either side. It is quite curved down and perhaps lower in angle than your typical mouse. To use it, it's simply a case of flicking on the "On" switch underneath and when you do so the little green light next to the switch will turn on. Similarly, when you turn off your machine the mouse automatically switches itself off too, as when you look underneath the green light will no longer be on.
As with all Apple mice, the default setting is that there is only one click. You can leave it like this if you wish, however it is very easy to enable a right click, just by clicking one of the options on the top toolbar, going down to your mouse name and then selecting "open mouse preferences". This option may suit those who are used to a Windows two click setup, or just for ease when doing tasks such as copy and paste.
One of the features I have really come to love with this mouse, is the way you slide across in the click section, to complete tasks such as scrolling a page, and also going a page back or forwards by moving your hand from side to side. The mouse itself is also really smooth to use, and I have found that I have not needed to use a mousemat at all.
Perhaps the only complaint I can make about this mouse, is the fact the battery life is a little less than you would expect. I am yet to change the keyboard batteries, yet I am on my 3rd set of batteries for the mouse and it only takes about 2/3 weeks of use for it to be showing they are low again. I am new to the wireless phenomenon, so maybe I over estimated how long they would last, but still I find that they do run out quite quickly. I have now switched to rechargeable batteries to save money with this problem.
Comfort wise, as this mouse is quite low down it perhaps doesn't give the support that other mice do. I don't find it particularly uncomfortable, however it is a different feel as your palm lies much flatter rather than curved as it would with a typical mouse. So far this has not caused me any problems, however if you suffer with RSI in the hand or wrist, this may be an element you wish to consider. The great thing is you can switch to a regular mouse via USB if for whatever reason you wish to switch.
Overall, I am glad I was brave enough to go wireless with my Apple Magic mouse and keyboard. From a designers perspective, I really love how sleek and professional it looks on my desk without the messiness of wires all over the place. Granted, it isn't quite a 5 star product in my eyes due to the somewhat disappointing battery life, but in terms of it's appearance and cool features and ease of use, I think it's brilliant.
Although this mouse comes as standard with your imac purchase, if you wished to buy this mouse separately it is priced at anywhere between £30-£60 on the internet, as well as being available in Argos for £59.99.
Firstly i should say, this is not a gaming mouse. Its only any good for games in the same way a regular mouse is. If you do decide to use it for games you will find yourself accidentally zooming in or activating whatever function you would have set to the scroll wheel, usually resulting in death.
Games aside, if you wish to use this for work/music or film software/internet browsing or casual use, this is an excellent mouse to have.
The mouse is compatible with pc aswell but as far as i can see there is only a left click available for pc. The mouse is essentially both a regular mouse and a touch pad. Take an internet browser for example,you can slide your fingers down the mouse spin to scroll dow or use two fingers to zoom in.
The mouse is only actually a one button mouse however the track pad part of the mouse knows which side your touching and you can click left or right as a result.
The mouse is well shaped, and combined with a perfect weight (neither heavy nor light) it feels great.
It is powered by two AA batteries, which oddly go in the same way rather than end to end, what difference this makes i have no idea but they last forever!
The last thing i shall point out is you can turn the mouse on or off at the bottom and a little green light shows its connection status, the button has however flicked itself off from time to time during use but usually only when ive been abit rough with it.
This is a review for the Apple Magic Mouse.
So, it's just a mouse, right?
Like most Apple products it's a direct route to coolness. Look at it: sleak, shiny, clean and white, with just a discrete grey apple logo so you get it the right way up.
So far so good. Now the details. It has no cables, but unlike other wireless mice it is part mouse, part trackpad. The front of the mouse has clickable corners (though they are not marked as buttons like on a 'normal' mouse) but the whole surface is a sensitive track pad. To move around a page you use the mouse as normal, but if you keep it still and stroke your finger over the surface, the page scrolls up and down. Flicking left and right flicks back and forward through web pages just like the back and forward buttons in your browser. It couldn't be easier. Set up is straightforward to, and linking the mouse to a new Mac is easily done through the bluetooth menu top right on the screen.
Now, the downsides. Like any trackpad device, you can make mistakes and swipe back to a previous page when you don't mean to - but you soon get the hand of it. The main downside is battery life. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but my magic mouse goes through batteries like a real life mouse through cheese. Very occasionally (like all wireless devices) it fails. And of course when a mouse fails, it becomes very hard to use your computer! So, I'd say always keep your old, wired, mouse in a drawer just in case.
When I first started using Macs I asked a Mac-friendly friend whether it was normal to think I felt a little cooler with it on my desk. He replied that I didn't 'feel' a little cooler; I *was* a little cooler. All that Mac vs PC stuff is a bit overdone in my opinion, but there is something about this mouse that makes surfing the web not just a bit easier and quicker but, yes, a bit cooler.
Apple have pulled out the stops for this wireless bluetooth mouse and must have added a touch of fairy dust because magic mouse is a very suitable name for this product.
The looks are fantastic even in pictures it looks wonderful and it is better in real life. This mouse is very sleek and gives your desk a professional look just by being there. It looks excellent along side apple computers and is a must have if you love your apple products like me! The mouse i made of aluminium and plane of either plastic or glass along the top, either way the whole of the top surface is multitouch and ready for gesture controls.
The sheer number of functions that this mouse can do is nothing less than incredible. From the get go it is programmed for mission control, launchpad and changing panels with the swish of your fingers. This does nto sound impressive but the with and external application called better touch tool (free, google it) you can program teh mouse to do a stagering amount of functions and that is one of the main reasons the mouse is so great. I have moderately small fingers and the mouse fits perfectly in my hand with enough surface area for multitouch gestures. I'm not sure if the size will be a problem for the larger handed users so best to test one out for your self. The mouse fits snugly in your hands and i can easily use it for a couple of hours straight with no problems. The mouse also connects to your computer via bluetooth so there is no need for a usb receiver. The range claimed on the apple website is 30 feet and i have never lost connection due to the range although i have never been using the mouse more than a few feet from my mac.
The battery life is another great feature to pick up on. Apple have really cut down on battery usage for the magic mouse as the batteries rarely run out. I have had the magic mouse for 6 months and only had to change the batteries once and that is with the mouse boeing turned on constantly. Even if the tie does arrise to change the batteries they take very accessible AA batteries which are moderately cheap as batteries go and are sold in most uk shops.
This is going to come in at around £40 unless it comes free with your mac so it is a fairly pricey mouse. However all the functionality if this mouse make it worth every penny for me and i cant see myself switching back to using my logitech mouse any time soon. So in value for money i would say that it it worth the £40 no question.
This is likely to be the smallest section as there is not much to write here. The only measly disadvantage that I was faced with is using the mouse for gaming as the sensitive mouse is not ergonomically designed for it and there is only one button on the mouse. It is fine for casual gaming and i play minecraft using it but if you want to play an FPS you might need another mouse. However macs are not typically gaming machines anyway.
To conclude i could not recommend this enough for the apple user but i would say try it in an apple store as some people hate these mice.
The apple Magic mouse comes in its a own protective box when you buy it new, you get a thick plastic casing to keep it clean and so far so good, it hasnt chipped when dropped, the cover doesn't slide off to easily, and its very easy to clean. On to the mouse itself, it is piano white and has a very glossy feel to it, you can get good grip all over the mouse and there are no small grooves to bet drit stuck in, so it is very easy to clean too.
Responsiveness is perfect, even on rough surfaces like wood the mouse works hreat and doesn't just wander around the screen aimlessly when its having trouble with tracking movement. No lag issues to report and despite being a wireless mouse it hasn't had bluetooth connection problems all the time. Connection is easy and simple, just activate bluetooth on your device, switch the mouse on at a switch underneath, and you're done.
Mechanically this device has been sound, nothing gone wring with it in the past 6 months and i have never needed the warranty. No buzzing noise coming from the mouse, and batteries need replacing roughly every month and a half. range is a good several meteres but depends on height, objects in front of the mouse and how much battery life you have left.
Comfort is excellent, my hand wraps around the mouse and because its chunky, i dont get strains or muscle ache when using it for hours at a time. The mouse is a little heavier than most wireless mice but thats ok because it gives that solid build wuality feel, its built to last and i suppose that's where your money is going, all these features and quality come at a price...
The problem then, is the price. £31 i paid and that was considered cheap and even included postage, these cost much more from official vendors such as Amazon and the Apple store itself. you get a 1 year standard apple warranty which covers a lot, all mechanical faults and what not. If you need this mouse then it comes at a price, apple know you will need it so the price is excessively high.
As with all Apple products before even using it you straight away can see the sleek and stylish design of the mouse.
It's a wireless mouse and takes 2 AA batteries I definitely recommend purchasing rechargeable batteries because especially with cheaper disposable batteries you could see yourself going through them every 1-2 months.
As far as the range of the wireless I haven't tried to take it a great distance away from the computer but I have used it from one end of the room to another with an iMac (about 3 metres) and I found that there was absolutely no loss in the signal strength and it still worked without any issues.
The standout feature of the mouse which sets it apart from other wireless mouses on the market is the touch sensitivity across the entire mouse this means that you can slide your finger up and down the mouse to scroll through web pages or you can do a 2 finger swipe left or right and that would bring you forwards and backwards through web pages.
The mouse also has one click function like on the older Apple mouse this again differs from the normal left and right click functions on a mouse for me I much prefer this as it gives the freedom of being able to click anywhere across the mouse and right clicking is as simple as holding down the click or holding ctrl on your keyboard. If you still prefer to have left and right click you can go into the computers settings and change this to regular settings.
The mouse is expensive and there are more affordable ones on the market but it definitely has the edge in regards to style and functionality.
This is also posted on Ciao under the same username AwesomeForrest
We all love Apple's innovative designs and functionality and they don't fail to impress with there bluetooth wireless mouse.
Using it is a joy and makes navigating around your Macbook so easy and enjoyable. After getting a Macbook I knew I immediately wanted one as I am just one of those people who can't deal with using the trackpad on a laptop when it comes to word processing etc Too much fiddling! I was joyous when this mouse turned out to be everything I hoped it would be. Connecting merely takes 2 clicks on the homepage of your laptop and your away. The mouse incorporates the functions like scrolling and zooming from the trackpad and pulls them off beautifully (I was sceptical of this before buying).
The styling is yet another triumph from Apple with the beautiful curves and seamless design, it looks like it should be paraded in a fashion show along with the rest of their products. Stunning.
Two minor drawbacks. It is very expensive for a mouse at around £40 and when I first bought it I didn't realise how quickly the battery wears out, which you then have to replace and this could become quite frequent. Although I have invested in a charger for it, which goes very nicely with the design and looks great but this was another £40!!
I love Apple, however this doesn't automatically make me believe that the sun shines out of the rear end of ALL of there products. I have a Macbook and I wanted to plug it into my TV so I invested in a bluetooth wireless mouse and keyboard. I chose the Magic Mouse because of it's looks and its multitouch functionality. I paid £59 for it form the Apple store, but i'm sure it's available cheaper in other places.
The Magic Mouse feels great in your hand, and with it's laser sensor it is very precise and accurate as long as you have an opaque surface, it gets a bit confused with glass topped desks etc, however it is quite happy on your lap, wall or whatever other strange place you decide. The top is the same as a simple trackpad in that it understands two fingered gestures such as scrolling, zooming (pinch) and spinning of pics. All of these gestures are easy to learn. It does take a while to get used to but once you do it is a very pleasing mouse to use. As soon as i got it out of the box and turnded it on the mac recognised it and connected, in less than 10 seconds!
It feels very well built, there is no creaking due to loose panels like I have experienced in almost all of my other, non-Apple mice. It is made of a combination of aluminium plastic and glass (the top)...but don't worry, it is solid stuff, due to the nature of how I use it it has spent a lot of time on the floor and there is not even a scratch. The battery life is great and it runs on only one battery. I have had it for over 3 months now and there have been no structural or technical problems
This is a great mouse, as you would expect from a great company. It is well built, looks great and it's brilliant to use. This is expensive but for me, well worth the money.
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I think Apple products must be some sort of virus. Like many people after going on a cruise they say they will not be doing anything else- which has happened to us as we are of on another in August. It is very much the same story with relationship with Apple products. At first I never was interested in Apple until I bought an Iphone and was very happy with it. I then needed a laptop- So of I went to PC world- bought a MacBook pro and handed over £1000! I then proceeded to buy an Apple Magic Mouse and further software for the Mac. It is therefore like a virus embedded into the brain once you buy Apple you NEVER EVER go back- but in a way I am glad!.
Why I bought it; I bought it simply because I am so used to desktop computers with mouse's. I thought I may as well upgrade the whole experience and loved the look of the mouse and its features.
Responsiveness; I am very impressed with magic mouse here. It is very responsive and precise. The mouse is partially touchscreen; you can use this buy scrolling up and to the side with the mouse. The click icon is also very precise and responsive.
Robustness and Durability; In away I am a little disappointed with the mouse, although the mouse is fine after a drop, it is not very durable, it can scratch very easily, if put in your pocket. This is a bit of a shame because it is a very attractive piece of kit. Another point is when you move it around the desktop the bottom part can scratch easily (the black plastic that the mouse sits on) - even though that part was designed so you can move it around the desk without doing that.
Look and Feel; I love the look of the Apple magic mouse. It is a very attractive mouse. This is because they use high quality plastics and lovely aluminum plating- like they do on my Apple MacBook Pro. I love the fact the touchpad is one big area were you can click down. The left side is so you can enter icons- for example if you want to enter a Google search, the right side is so you can get up extra items- for example if you want to cut and paste. It all looks very smart and professional.
Ease Of Use; After using this mouse I have never really looked back. Even though I now use Mac's I sometimes use window with the old fashioned scrolling ball. The Apple Magic mouse is very easy to use. The touchscreen scrolling is so smooth and easy to get used to. The only thing is the small size of the mouse will take a bit of time to get used to- but you still find a comfortable position with your hand in the end!
Extra Features; There is- in my opinion no other substitute for the Apple Magic mouse, it really is one of a kind. I love the way you can scroll by softly running your finger down the mouse and scroll from side to side of the page- or completely leave the page and go to the previous page you were viewing on the Internet. The mouse is also wireless which is such a good idea- for obvious reasons- it uses the Mac's Bluetooth to connect with the Mac, which is almost instant! I keep learning new features on the mouse every day!!!
Manufacture Support; Every time the Mouse connects to the MacBook an interactive page pops up and shows you a few features on how to use the mouse. This is a very useful tool as I quickly learnt how to scroll and navigate. The people in Apple were also very helpful in accessorizing my MacBook too!
Instruction Manual; I never have actually used the manual. One reason for this is because it explains itself when you connect to the MacBook anyway. On a negative point however I found the print of the manual when I looked at it to be far to small to use- which really needs to be improved for other users!!
Value For Money; I understand for many £52.00 is very expensive- but do remember the Apple "virus" I mentioned before! The features on the mouse more than make up for the price tag!!!!
Verdict; A highly successful marriage to my MacBook Pro! Although expensive it really is worth a try- You really won't want to turn back once you have caught the Apple "virus'!!!!!!
Also on Ciao by jjcross
A year ago I bought a 13" macbook pro from pc world. Unfortunately the Macbook didn't come with a mouse (probably due to the fact it has a multi-touch pad built into it) so I decided to splash out and pay for the brand spanking new "Magic Mouse". At the time I paid around £60 for the mouse, but i'd just spend £1000 on a laptop so the price didn't really phase me.
I'll be honest the wireless mouse did excite me quite a bit, it came in a plastic container with some mini plinth inside the case that held the mouse in place; it was somewhat over the top, but i liked it! The actual design of the mouse is fantastic, it's very stylish and streamline line many other of apples products; it's almost like a work of art in the same way a car design could be considered a work of art; seriously cool. If you easily get excited about gadgets this will probably tip you over the edge.
If you use you Apple computer quite allot then you'll probably find that the touchpad (if you own a laptop) becomes annoying to use and it's practically useless if your a designer. So the next step would be to purchase a mouse. I know your probably thinking, "why didn't I get a mouse with my computer?". The reason for that is because if you didn't pay for the mouse separately then Steve Jobs wouldn't be able to buy his second home, and then where would steve jobs spend his summer vacations? at his first home? don't be ridiculous!! Anyways, I digress. The Magic Mouse comes with a whole range of features that can be performed with a simple click or swipe across the smooth piece of acrylic on the top of the mouse. These are the following features your can perform on this mouse.
One finger swipe
Two-finger double tap
One-finger double tap
Max Operating Distance: up to 10m
Note: The zoom gesture can sometimes be a nightmare in 3d programs and google maps, the zoom is very sensitive, but you can adjust the settings to suit your needs.
The mouse is also wireless, which I love and you can connect the device by using the bluetooth settings on your mac. The actual mouse is battery operated, and a little black switch underneath allows you to remove and replace batteries without any hassle what so ever. If you are left-handed you can easily adjust the settings to suit your needs swell. The fact that the mouse doesn't come with any physical buttons on its face means thats the perfect mouse for both left/right handed users.
Cost Today: you can pick one of these mice up for anything between £40-60 online.
Conclusion: This mouse is amazing, if you own an apple computer I would suggest throwing your old mac mouse against a wall and buying one of these. I have used the earlier versions of the Apple mouse and they are truly useless; I honestly don't know how people can use them.
Would I recommend this product? Hell Yes!