• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tragic Mouse

    Continually drops Bluetooth connection. Just like the old 'Magic' mouse - which this one was purchased to replace in the hope of finally having an efficient mouse.
    This combined with the ridiculous recharging system leaves me with no choice but to return it. I'll go back to a USB wired mouse. I'm tired of wasting time with these wireless devices.
    Apple are trying to be to clever for their own good. Mind you it shouldn't be that difficult to engineer a mouse that is actually reliable - especially considering all the design talent at Apple but somehow they just mess up on this very simple piece of kit.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably great if you're new to Apple products

    Reading others' reviews, the key theme seems to be that this is a great mouse if you're new to Apple products or have suffered through the (apparently even worse?) Magic Mouse 1.

    Magic Mouse 2 is capable of so much, but the developers have severely restricted the usability. Tap to click, a standard on MacBooks for years (since perhaps 2008), is not even an option in the system preferences for this. Instead, you must download 3rd party applications that are inelegant at best, but most often seem to render the MM2 nearly unusable by overriding so many of Apple's default settings, creating unpredictable conflicts.

    Honestly, it's a bit difficult to enumerate all of the issues that I've had with the MM2. I've been using mine for nearly 2 weeks and will be returning it. I'd recommend trying it out at an Apple Store or borrowing one from a friend if you're considering one. I think that a future Magic Mouse will be well worth the price. This one, though, feels like it was pushed to market too early.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning charge capability convenient

    I use this with my MacBook Pro instead of using the laptop's trackpad. Responsive and the gesture features are fantastic. Charges quickly without having to continuously swap out batteries.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Refresh of an Apple Mouse

    After using this product for a few months the Apple mouse has served its use remarkably well.
    It still retains it's charge cycle and has that month long usage after a two hour charge.
    I use the mouse regularly each hour several hours a day and there's been no issue with it running out.

    For those at work who dock their phone or have a lighting cable there, one a month usually upon the battery warning appears, simply connect it on the way home and it'll be ready for the next day and month. Alternative is during the lunch break if it appears earlier in the day, a quick lunch break charge will leave it ready for about half a month so there is real concern for the battery every running out.
    Rechargeable upgrade is definitely a perk over storing a cabinet of time degrading batteries.

    Usability is excellent is the precision and speed for pointer specific uses is excellent. It glides over all desks, with wood being the least smooth but by no means rough.
    The trackpad like surface above with multitouch may seem excessive a technology for the gestures but what it allows is for one to rest the hand comfortably on the mouse without a palm arch on higher mouses without triggering off undated gestures. Multi-touch means the mouse will recognise deliberate movements over general hand movements that occur naturally during the movement and use of the mouse. A right click mode is available whereby the touch top recognises the mouse button was clicked solely on the right side triggering a right click command, it's seamless and intuitive as are the gestures which allow excellent workflow and control.

    It's a clean good looking mouse, which functions superbly and as stated. Having excellent battery life and ergonomics (though it may take some adapting for "avocado in your palm" mice users such as myself, but this is entirely like getting used to a different car)
    It's compact, pairs instantly upon lightning connection to your MacOS device and comes with a 95% charge so it's ready to go for a month.

    For those who clean their mice it has little other than a wipe down and a mildly damp cloth along the mouse edges to pick up dust means the mouse is easy to clean.

    Excellent technologies and engineering come together without flaunting individual strengths against one another to provide a mouse that for all it's strengths retains user end usability and quality for efficiency of work and durability.

    Would happily recommend to all those needing a mouse especially Macbook family users in need of extra fine pointer precision and heavy mouse work, an excellent pairing to the Macbook's trackpad.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously what was Jonathan Ive thinking?

    Dear Jonathan Ive, shame on you for this poor design decision. You are better than that.
    I feel that Apple contracted out this design to some 3rd party. (you did, didn't you).

    But do not be discouraged, I have the perfect solution to the dilemma. Sell Magic mouse 2 and 1 together in dbl pack.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love!

    I am not sure what the complaints are about on this mouse...works great with my new MacBook and was quick/easy to pair. I love how intuitive it is with the gestures etc - I wish I could sync with my non-Apple laptop and use it for work also! I love the sleek design. The fact that the charger connection is on the bottom of the device doesn't really bother me since it seems to hold its charge really well (and charges in just two hours) - I don't really see this as being an issue - and so awesome you don't need batteries! I was a little hesitant to pay the $79 cost for this, but I am so glad I did! Another satisfied Apple purchase.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is this sold

    Just about the worst Apple product I have used, is it still a prototype. Good job I have a tracker pad

    9 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great mouse

    I've had some other mice that I've used (bluetooth) and each one has had some major connectivity issues. 70% of the time they'd connect within 5 minutes of waking the computer up, but the other 30, they would take about 30 minutes or so. This one is always instantly connected! I am so thrilled about this as I do video and photo editing quite often and really need the precision of a mouse. I love the gesture support, and quickly got used to using the gestures. For people with a Mac, yes it's a little pricy compared to other options, but this mouse really is worth the price. The battery also has incredible life, and charges very quickly. If it dies, then I just plug it in, get up and get a drink or go for a probably much needed walk, and then when I come back (maybe 5-10 minutes later usually) it has enough juice to last another couple of days if I needed it to. It charges very quickly. I can't imagine using any other mouse from now on with my Mac.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    This is a great upgrade. Feedback/sensitivity is improved compared to last gen, works out of the box, and battery life is great. Using with El Capitan.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Magic

    I have been using my gaming mouse for most of my hard work (photo editing in Pixelmator, sound recording and mixing in Logic and some video editing in iMovie) and decided to get this new Magic Mouse 2 as I found my gaming mouse a bit big to have with me while I'm on the fly. I am currently using this mouse with my 2012 MacBook Pro Retina and I have absolutely nothing negative to say.

    I see some complaining about Bluetooth connection, but that must be a hardware problem on that specific product (return it at an Apple Store man), because I haven't had any problem with it.

    As for the charging solution: why complain? With about 2(!!) minutes of charging I get about 9(!!!) hours of usage! How can people complain about this?! Even the busiest of people out there shouldn't have ANY problem leaving their computer for 2 minutes.

    This mouse really changed the way I work on my Mac and I love it! It is light weight, easy to bring with me and work exactly as expected. I love it!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse.

    1. I love all the gestures and how it basically combines touchpad and mouse.
    2. Bluetooth is priceless. Can't stand radio mouses with those little USD things that always get loset.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Apple ruined a perfectly good mouse by placing the charging port on the bottom so that you can't use it while charging, a solution that is STAGGERINGLY INELEGANT.

    This product is an embarrassment to Apple. It makes them look like a bunch of amateurs.

    AVOID AT ALL COST!

    29 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Multi-touch adds options

    My beloved Logitech Trackman died a couple of days ago and I replaced it with the Magic Mouse 2. I had read some of the negative reviews and was a tad worried, especially considering this mouse is $85 when you add in the tax. Turns out to be a pleasant experience and with a few nice surprises. The multi touch is much more useful than I thought it would be, especially for photo editing and navigating Apple maps -- finger movements can move the screen image without needing to move the mouse itself, and zoom in/out is either double click (in) or single tap (out). The only operational gripe is that OS X does not allow independent scroll direction for the Magic Mouse and the Trackpad -- set it for one, and the other also takes the same setting whether you want it that way or not. But there is an app in the app store that can fix the issue.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay connected

    Terrible mouse at a ridiculous price. It barely holds a bluetooth connection for a minute. One is much better off to spend a fraction of the price on a much more reliable bluetooth mouse.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I would rate Apple product so low

    1. USB charging port is on the bottom of the mouse. Not only you can not use a mouse while charging, but it also has to be in a strange position during charging process (on a side or upside down). I don't understand how such design solution got through.
    2. Magic Mouse 2 is not fully supported on Yosemite - scrolling and gestures don't work. Yes, you can update to El Capitan, but it is corporate Mac - I can not upgrade... I can understand if there are hardware limitations, but locking key features in a software... And it is only one version down.... Very disappointed.
    3. Scrolling speed by default is very low and to adjust scrolling you need to dig through the accessibility settings... What's up with that? Should such settings be on a mouse tab?

    I put the second star, just because when it is charged and coupled with El Capitan - it works ok. But not different from Magic Mouse 1....

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse

    I bought it and it became brilliant for me. I am using it with me MacBook. And i must say that it is very comfortable, I am using it at home or in places with table. So I say that it is brilliant.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable design decision

    I never review products, but the position of the charging port on this mouse makes no sense. What is going to happen, is it's going to die and then I'm going to need to dig out my old mouse to use while I charge this one. Just moving the port and enabling the mouse to charge and be used at the same time would make this a great product. Honestly I would prefer the rechargeable batteries to this. The day to day use of this mouse is just fine, no complaints. This design decision however, concerns me. I feel like Apple is slipping. They used to go the next step with design, and now it seems they are falling just short on a number of things.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good BUT

    It's a great mouse design. I was a little appalled however Apple but the plug perpendicular and on the bottom making the mouse impossible to use while charging?! Why? Functions quite well otherwise. Magic Mouse 3 which hopefully follows soon should also have the fingerprint reader from the latest iPhones. It would be a great improvement for the Mac line of devices.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product For Me

    I had my doubts about switching over to this mouse due to some of the negative reviews. I'm totally sold on this mouse and find that some of the reviews have no truth to them. Just make sure you are running the right software and it is current. Go into your System Preferences and click on the Mouse Icon and set up the mouse according to your own likes and dislikes. Very easy and quick to do. The only thing I would like to see Apple do is to increase the tracking speed just a little more which is a software adjustment and not a product issue. If you have an Apple store near by, I would recommend that you go check out this product first and ask questions about it before purchase. Always remember that there's an adjustment period when you try something new no matter what the product is.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    superior to the original MMouse

    pairs better and connects much quicker, charges faster, charge lasts longer, glides better, and covers distance easier on a large Display. Must use OSX 10.11+

    Only downside is the "sharp" edge of the entire mouse but its always been that way, does effect comfort for me...

    4 of 5 people found this useful