• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Function Terrible Design

    I'm going to keep this review short and to the point:

    The Good:
    • Saves a USB port
    • You'll never need to buy batteries for it
    • Tracking is smooth and accurate
    • Easy Connectivity
    • Looks really nice sitting on a desk

    The Bad:
    • Very uncomfortable to use for a long period if you have bigger hands
    • The edges are less than smooth
    • Tracking speed is turned all the way up but I still want it to be faster
    • You cannot charge and use the mouse at the same time
    • Feels cheap compared to my old $30 Logitech M510

    Conclusion:
    If you want a great looking sleek mouse to sit on your desk and look pretty, this is the mouse for you. If you have small hands and you don't use a mouse for any long period of time, this is the mouse for you.

    On the other hand, if you're looking for a mouse to actually use, and use a mouse often for a long period of time, this is not the mouse for you.

    Other Comments:
    After using this mouse for 2 hours my hand felt so cramped I wanted to chop it off. Good thing the edges of the mouse are sharp enough I didn't need to look for a knife.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some poor design choices.

    It still feels fine and works the way I've come to expect from the Magic Mouse, and if that's all you need from a mouse (as I do), then that part is great.

    The battery holds a long charge, which is nice, but today I found I needed to charge it and now parrot all the other people wondering why the charging port needed to be located on the underside, rendering it useless while charging. Maybe it's harmful to the battery to be plugged in all the time and they assumed some people would just leave it plugged in? I don't know; I'm not an engineer. But I am a user, and I'm bummed that it's now a paper weight until it's ready to go again.

    To that point, I know that I can view the charge percentage by going to system preferences, but to not have any kind of indication at all on the mouse itself whether or not it is charging or it's finished is also a strange absence. I know Apple recognizes the value of a charge indicator because it used to be on their products, and is still on their AA Battery Charger.

    Hopefully Apple's trend of crippling user experience for the sake of aesthetics will end soon.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Who was the genius engineer who placed the charging port underneath?

    Apple dropped the ball big time with their new version of Magic Mouse. The mouse is rendered completely useless while it is charging because the charging port has the worst placement possible - right underneath. I understand the need to keep it thin and slick, but when design comes at the cost of usability it is not worth it in my opinion.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't move very well

    It goes back and forth great, but up and down - not really responsive. I have had it for 4 months and not thrilled that I paid over $70 for a mouse that decided it doesn't like to move up and down - especially since i'm a photographer and it's pretty useful to be able to move a mouse up and down while editing! Sheesh! And really? Charging from the bottom? And it would be nice to have something blink if the battery was low. Apple is not what it used to be.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    The mouse operates and functions perfectly. After using it every day for months my hand or arm doesn't hurt or anything.

    But the fact that charging the mouse while using it at the same time is impossible due to the location of the lightning port. That is simply too much.

    It feels too much as if the jump from replaceable batteries to non-replaceable was made with the least amount of R & D possible.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design places appearance over function

    Pros:
    - Easy and consistent connectivity
    - OK battery life
    - No noticeable latency
    - Looks nice

    Cons:
    - Does not support multi-clicking (i.e., when you already have one mouse button down and need to hit the other one. Very noticable in Steam games)
    - Uncomfortable for people who don't like the "claw" grip
    - Very easy to mis-click due to having no tangible difference between left click, right click, and scroll
    - (more an OSX issue, but I'm venting) Impossible to configure scroll direction separately for mouse and trackpad. Apparently this is "progress"

    Verdict:
    - Returned Magic Mouse 2, bought a different wireless mouse from a reputable manufacturer

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great but Doesn't Work

    Bought the Magic Mouse for my wife's iMac. The battery lasted a ridiculously short period of time so she dumped it. Use it maybe one week. The design is so beyond stupid it's symptomatic of the new Apple philosophy, "We know best so why ask you?" The nitwits running Apple design moved the charging port so you can't use the Mouse while it's charging. Brain dead.

    That's not the worst of it. They removed the indicator light for both Power On and Charging. The new Apple Arrogance in Design.

    So with my $60 mouse in the box I figured I'd pair it to my daughter's new MacBook Pro. Turns out the Mouse died while in the box. Since the POS doesn't have any indicator lights it took a while but I finally proved to myself that it won't charge, it won't pair. It is a DEAD Mouse after one week of actual use.

    I've used Macs since '84. My family still uses them. I have to make $$$ doing CADCAM work so I don't waste my time on Apple products anymore. They used to be best but expensive. Now they only look cool but are behind the curve in everything else. Only the phones are worth the money.

    Steve never was any good at picking his successors.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ... the worst product ever from Apple

    Not sure what is going on with Apple but how can it be that a sane person designed Magic Mouse 2?
    I work with Macs from 08:00 am in the morning till 11:30 pm and sometimes later.
    My boss bought this when we bought our newest machine and it is so frustrating to use.
    I will be working and the next thing I know ... there is no power on the mouse. There is LED light to warn you of that. There is no way you could recharge while working. A disaster when you have something fast to do with a mouse.

    This is stupid.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Jumping cursor

    I've had my mouse for about a month and whilst I like the ability to charge it, the pointer constantly jumps around the screen.

    Also, then using in Adobe's InDesign, it is difficult to click inside a text box without the entire text box moving ever so slightly.

    I don't have any of these problems with my Logitech MX Master.

    Not sure if it's just mine, but I'm unimpressed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to my original Mighty Mouse

    While the concept of a rechargeable mouse without the hassle of batteries is good, this new mighty mouse has an Achilles heel: If the batteries run out while you are using it, you are dead in the water for at least 30 minutes while the charging cord is hooked up to the underside of the mouse. You can't use it while the charging cord is in the way and it takes about 30 minutes to get enough charge to unplug the cord.

    If you are diligent, you will recharge before your mouse's internal battery runs out. If not, plan on a long coffee break while it recharges.

    I decided to go back to my old 2009 mighty mouse (the original) and use 4 rechargeable Eneloop Pro 2550 mAh batteries in rotation; two pairs; one always charged and ready. It takes less than a minute to swap the out and they last me about 7 weeks of heavy daily use.

    11 of 13 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda Disappointed

    Disappointed in the awkward way you you have to charge it. Disappointed that I can't use my mobee magic charger with it. Just all around disappointed.

    7 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good in theory but...

    I've had so much trouble with mine. It loses connection randomly and takes a good 5 min to reconnect. It uses up batteries so fast that no rechargeable ones can keep up. It gets dirt on the bottom from who knows where, and then doesn't glide. I just don't like it.

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, weak execution.

    Can't tell you the number of times I've come in to work on Monday to a DEAD magic mouse. It wasn't turned on all weekend. I turn it off whenever I leave my desk for more than an hour (having been trained to conserve AA batteries with the last version). Can't use it while charging. Hm. Not very helpful. They couldn't have put charging ports on the side so you CAN use it while charging? I love the action of the mouse—no complaints there—but the charging issue—and the length of time the mouse holds a charge leaves much to be desired.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad design to use the charger

    Very Bad design to use charger cable.
    It is not have lighting indicator.
    it is not to show charging indicator or charge is full.
    when to connect to the charger we can not working.
    The old design Magic mouse so much better
    but thank you apple.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not User-Friendly; Ergonomic Nightmare

    I've used this mouse for two months now. At first, I thought I disliked it, but wanted to give it a chance. Now I can confidently say that I really, REALLY dislike it. I only gave it two stars because it works, or it would have gotten one star.

    It is a nightmare ergonomically. There are two issues. Because of the square design, the base of the thumb pushes the bottom of the mouse to the right, thus aligning the index finger with the right click area, instead of the left. This leads to the second issue. Because there is no button in the top middle, no ridge, no anything, the finger does not know instinctively when it had gone over that center line to the right click.

    I'm off to buy a non-Apple mouse!

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw!

    I really don't like the fact that I can't use the mouse while it's recharging. And it's too sensitive. Unless it's the problems with my computer that are causing that problem, too!

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth buying

    I love my 13 inch Macbook Pro, and decided to invest in what I thought would be a great mouse. But the Magic Mouse is anything but efficient, it is uncomfortable, slow and rough. The reality is that the build in trackpad is so much better at everyday computing.

    So my advise, if you really want a mouse go for a 3rd party one like Logitech, they tend to be cheaper and way nicer to use.

    Big disappointment Apple ;(

    9 of 13 people found this useful