• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Fan of the Magic Mouse

    I purchased a new Mac Book Pro 13" and passed down my 2011 model to hubby along with my old magic mouse. I ordered the new magic mouse 2 and am very pleased with it. First off, no more swapping out batteries. Secondly, it seems to glide more smoothly over my mouse pad and thirdly, it seems to be a little more narrow which fits my small hand perfectly. I'm very familiar with the functionality of the magic mouse having used my old one for 5 plus years. This newest model is not much different from the old one except for the charging mode. I can see where complaints were warranted with regard to the charging port being located on the bottom. Why Apple designers didn't put it at the end of the mouse is anyone's guess. The port being located on the bottom is not a big deal for me but I can certainly understand the many complaints. It seems to hold a charge for a lengthy period of time.

    The sleek smooth design of the magic mouse is what initially drew me to purchase my first one and now to come back for the magic mouse 2. I like how it fits in the palm of my hand, I love the zooming & scrolling feature and the right clicking. Overall, this mouse accomplishes exactly what I need in a mouse. I have absolutely no negatives about this mouse - it's the best I've ever used and I would recommend it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive piece of junk

    Cursor jumps all over the place. You best have a bucket load of batteries handy. Batteries last no more than 15 days at best. Back page will jump forward with the slightest touch. Not happy at all. This is an $80 paper weight!

    14 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable

    Using the mouse for an extended amount of time is uncomfortable. Sometimes its not possible to use it for a short amount of time either. You can't charge and use it at the same time, whats up with that? However, the motion gestures are nice, it looks nice, and holds charge for a while. Yet Apple missed the point entirely. I would not buy again and if I were you I would spend my money elsewhere.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design!

    I've been lucky not to have the problems with this mouse that others have had...as long as I'm careful to make sure the battery is charged. The design is terrible, as once it needs charging, I cannot use it for at least an hour! It's very frustrating, can't imagine how anyone thought it would be a good idea to position the USB connection on the bottom, as there's no way to use the mouse while it's charging - it won't lie flat on the surface. I bought this because my original magic mouse not only was draining batteries, but finally got to the point where I couldn't open it - it's got about 6% charge left, can't open the back to change batteries, but am keeping it around just to use when the "new" one needs charging - soon it'll be drained and that option will be gone. Is Apple expecting us to buy 2 of these so we always have a backup? It's too expensive for one, especially for such awful design.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the gestures, great mouse!

    I was skeptical at first about this one with its flat design, but I was blown away by the comfort and the ease of use. The gestures are great, not overly sensitive yet responsive. I could never go back to a regular mouse. The battery life is amazing, but the charging port could be better placed.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable while charging.

    This is a really good input device, with one exception. You can't use it while it's charging. Clearly the port could have been put in a location that allows the mouse to be used while charging.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A smart design, when you think about it

    The charger underneath is a smart design decision. It's very Apple. If they'd stuck the socket on the back, apart from looking ugly. it would allow you to use it incorrectly. The whole point is that it's wireless. They know if people COULD use it while plugged in, they WOULD use it plugged in - back to wired mice? No thanks.

    So they made using it wrong impossible.

    Of course if recharging was slow would be a bad design choice. But it's not; plug it in while you make the tea and it's back up to full charge.

    It's a shame design philosophies need explaining, but the amount of people presuming they've thought about this stuff more than Apple is astounding. It just takes a moment of critical thought.

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design-failure (for charging the mouse)

    It is embarrassing design. It is non-functional. The charging port is at the bottom of the device.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassing Design. Non-functional charging port. Overpriced flop.

    FIRE the executive that approved this non-functional design.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try your luck

    If you are ever feeling lucky, buy one of these and try to use it. If you get lucky, it'll work, if not, tough luck. It's always a nice addition to my stress load when I really need my mouse to work but it would decide to not even connect; really helps put things into perspective.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MM2 Does not meet it's spec

    I had this disconnect problem with MM2 which temporarily disconnects along with the new mac keyboard ,rang apple support with no solution. After changing the number of functions ie drastically reduced the problem went away. I find the right click very close to other functions so i find it hard to use.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    Never again will I use a Magic Mouse. I've gone through three of these and each one had problems staying connected. I'm really disappointed in Apple for producing something of such poor quality. Microsoft is looking better and better.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead on Arrival! Should have read reviews

    Purchased this mouse from the Apple Store website to pair with my MacBook Pro for added convenience while I'm doing school work in town. Wow! I've never been so disappointed in an Apple product. Dead on arrival. I humored it with a full charge, tried connecting it to my Mac using the USB method and Bluetooth method, even searched forums on the internet to see what it could be that I was doing wrong. Apparently this mouse is highly known for similar issues. I wish I had known before wasting time trying this product.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mind of its own...wastes my time

    Sorry, but this mouse is almost useless. Unless I hit an exact spot, the mouse will perform a function that i don't want. Drop down menus do not stay open but flash and close until I find the EXACT spot. sometimes it takes more than a minute just to open the drop down. Multiply that by the times I must do that during the day and it is a significant loss of time. A slight brush by accident and it sweeps away the page I am on and goes back or forward a page. WHAT were you thinking APPLE?? STUPID DESIGN and a real time waster AND not ergonomic!! Fire the team that designed this and the manager that approved it!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple does it again

    Apple did it again: made its design too flat. A mouse should fit comfortably in my hand on a desktop. The magic mouse doesn't, it's too flat. The magic bit, brush the surface and the window scrolls, turned out to be extremely annoying.
    And, of course as so many others have pointed out, the mouse is unusable while its charging. Brilliant!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Real Fantastic Mouse with Incredible Features

    Apple Magic Mouse 2 is Fantastic however, there are a few cons to it alongside with pros:
    Pros:
    -Super convenient touch features on the surface of the Mouse such as scrolling and multi-finger touch for menu control.
    -Excellent precision.
    -Built-in battery.
    -smooth gliding.
    Cons:
    -Clicking is slightly hard and no tap-click feature for single clicks.
    -Too flat and not very ergonomic-friendly (lacking standard height for average hand and not convenient to grab on and move).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Typical form over function Apple!

    Apple: So now when the mouse goes flat you can charge it! Wow!

    Me: Wireless mice from other companies have been doing that for over fifteen years now. So where's the charging port?

    Apple: On the bottom of the Mouse!!

    Me: So it's completely unusable whilst it's charging?

    Yes, but we didn't want visible ports making it look ugly. Me: (**Throws over shoulder in to bin**)

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, but charging design is seriously flawed

    I haven't had any the connectivity issues reported, nor any of the tracking or precision issues reported. My mouse connects immediately, it's responsive, and if I need more precision, I just slow down the tracking for the task at hand and speed it up when I'm done. Battery life is wholly dependent on usage, and time between charges for me varies.

    However, when I do have to charge, I'm done working until the mouse is recharged - the charging port being on the bottom of the mouse is, for lack of a more suitable term, a stupid design. I used rechargeable batteries in my original Magic Mouse; when they got low, I swapped them for recharged batteries and kept working. Now I need to plug in and walk away until this is one is recharged. I wonder how many charges the internal battery is good for? How many more batteries will now end up in landfill?

    Everything about this mouse is great (for me at least) except the charging port. A very poor design decision that should never have been approved.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    That charging method tho'

    The mouse is great. The idea of a rechargeable magic mouse was exciting! Until you realize that it charges by plugging in a cable to the bottom of the mouse making it completely unusable while charging. Crazy that a company with such a great reputation in product development and user experience would be ok with this.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not what I would expect from Apple

    The battery lasts just a couple of days when used intensively. The charging connector is a standard Lightning port...but positioned beneath the mouse, so it cannot be used while charging. The top surface's scrolling feature is really smart and helpful, but its design is suited for small to medium hands, those, like me, with medium-large hands, will find it uncomfortable. It is also quite heavy and that is bad for precision. I wouldn't suggest its use for CAD/CAM or gaming. At least the Magic Mouse 1 had replaceable batteries which lasted for months, this mouse forces you to put it aside while charging, every other day. Honestly I'm really disappointed, as an Apple enthusiast, this mouse is quite a disappointment. The previous version war better. It's time to design something really new and more functional.

    17 of 20 people found this useful