• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function

    • Written by Patrick T from Maple Grove

    Don't bother wasting your money with this mouse. It looks nice, and you can scroll left and right, but the positive attributes stop there.

    As many people have commented, Jony Ive, in his obsession with making things look better than they work decided to make it so you can't charge the mouse while you use it. Yes, you can do a 'quick charge' for 5 minutes, but why?????

    Beyond this, it is horribly unreliable. I routinely have problems with the bluetooth connectivity, mouse lag, disconnecting. I've tried deleting the preference files, resetting the bluetooth connection, resetting the computers PROM, etc. Just get yourself a nice wireless mouse from Target or Best Buy for $20, It will work better and save you money.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice except that charging port location is idiotic.

    • Written by Kenneth B from Lititz

    I own the older and newer magic mice, and mac's and iPhones. With this newer mouse the charging port is on the bottom, so the mouse cannot be used while charging, which is utterly stupid. Also the issue that the mouse must be placed upside down to charge is ugly. The managers who handled this product would have been laughed out of the building by Steve Jobs. I would also add that if you put the computer (in my case a mac mini) to sleep and then turn the mouse upside down the mac mini sometimes powers back up, which is obnoxious. I understand the dilemma of trying to keep the mouse height low, but this product needs a redesign or maybe a separate product that handles the charging differently. Otherwise I like the product, although at this point I would look harder at a non-Apple mouse. I also like wired keyboards and mice in some cases, as the battery charging is never an issue, plus it seems like the sleep / wakeup would work more deterministically (ie, precisely like the power key on the Apple laptops).

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good At First

    • Written by Sue M from OAKLEY

    Worked just fine at first.....it did its job. Then I charged it one day and it stopped working. I expected the mouse to last at least 2-3 before needing replacement. POS in my opinion....

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not User-Friendly Design

    • Written by Lisa S from Austin

    Someone else wrote this same review—but who puts the micro USB charging port on the bottom of the mouse so it'e rendered useless while charging? Super ineffective and causes so much loss of productivity. I have to carry around two wireless mice just so I have a back up to my Apple mouse. Not sure if this was intentional because Apple didn't want to ruin the stylistic design of the mouse (as they have down with other products like the cords not being reinforced) or if this genuinely has been a lack of thought over the years? Since they keep making it this way, I presume the former and not the latter, as we can't be the only people who have noticed this.
    Apple, we love you, as designers we love beauty—but efficiency needs to be king on this.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse STUPIDITY in design

    • Written by Justine F from Corby

    The mouse is great - more reliable than the first model effortless to use - but thank god I still have my version 1 with batteries because when it runs out you need a back up as the idiot who designed it decided to put the charge port underneath!!!! Seriously come on now! So I can’t use it while it’s charging someone needs to be out of a job for this genius idea!
    Oh and it comes with only a USB charger - so I had to buy an adapter so I can charge it from my new MacBook! - could at least include that given the price tag! Or made it with the C charge port! Ahhhhhhh!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool concept, but not a good mouse

    • Written by Daniel B from Waukesha

    This mouse looks nice, but it is an ergonomic nightmare. The mouse is so thin that it hurts my wrist. I just can't get used to it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not user friendly at all

    • Written by Silky J from New Delhi

    I have a pain in my right hand by using the mouse. The top part of the mouse (where it should detect to scroll up or down) has no sensor. I always have to move my hands down to scroll. All other mouses let you keep your hand steady without having to move your hand up or down. I would suggest you to not waste any money on it. And I love apple products. I have all of its products from its Air Pods to the latest MacBook Pro.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice BUT...

    • Written by Alex S from Geneva

    1. Can't be used while charging.
    2. Gives you low battery warning moments before it dies.
    3. The virtual scroll wheel is accidentally triggered whilst the fingers are resting on the mouse causing chaos in almost all applications e.g. Davinci Resolve, The entire Adobe Suite etc etc... absolute nightmare.

    I have tried to make it work and have put up with it for years. A lot of years BUT NOW I am going switch to a RAZR MAMBA.

    Cheers

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Cra p

    • Written by JASON B from Brooklyn

    it's always doing things i don't want it to do. change things when i have all the gestures turned OFF. Please send us all a free version 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, but otherwise the same as previous models

    • Written by Katherine V from Seattle

    The positive reviews amuse me "Who are these people? Is someone paying irrational, cantankerous antagonists to write one-star reviews?: No. Some of us are just more aware of good vs. bad product design. I have several bones to pick with Apple in general, and this design is one of them. If your mouse runs out of juice, you're screwed until it re-charges. Sorry, that's bad design. Yes, the keyboard does have superior design because it doesn't interrupt your work flow to charge it. Please consider changing this design in the future.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design gone backwards

    • Written by Annita S from Jan Juc

    I love my Magic Mouse, the original version that is!
    I've had the 2 for a couple of months and I'm so frustrated with it.
    It constantly loses connection or becomes erratic in it's movements and the charging thing! What clown decided to put the connector on the bottom instead of on the tail end. At least then it becomes a corded mouse while it charges and I could keep working. And don't get me started on the pathetic battery time! I'm writing this using the touch pad because for the umpteenth time my mouse is on charge.
    A rechargeable mouse is a pointless exercise for me because i used rechargeable batteries that ran for ages and in a flip of a backplate I could be up and running again.
    I REALLY miss my original Magic Mouse! PLEASE make them available again.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $99 and you can't use it while it's charging?

    • Written by Lyle S from Costa Mesa

    Why didn't the design team put the same idea in this mouse as in the Magic keyboard? At least you can use the keyboard while it's charging, not so with this mouse.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life is very poor and lets it down

    • Written by Damien L from Mill Park

    I have used Magic Mice for years and love them. However I brought a new 27inch iMac four days ago (which cost almost as much as the national debt of a small European country) and it came with the new rechargeable mouse. I have been using my iMac full on in that time, and at the end of each day, the charge is down to around 10%-15%. Now I have to remember to charge it every night, otherwise next day, "oh look, the mouse has stopped working again".

    My current Magic Mouse is using eneloop rechargeable batteries which last for weeks. (Note some good news is that my magic keyboard is still sitting at 100% in the same time period)

    So why, with your brilliant designs could you not install an internal battery with similar capacity to above, it is not as though you made it smaller?? Big step backwards Apple. Steve would have been disappointed.

    I am switching back to my old trusted Magic Mouse 1.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great mouse WAY too sensitive

    • Written by Lynda R from Hatfield

    I normally don't write reviews and I've been drinking the Apple kool-aid for over 25 years but this mouse is absolutely horrible. The overly sensitive horizontal scrolling makes me want to throw this thing away. I am forced to use this on my work mac and I finally tossed my personal one and went back to wired until I find a better solution. Sorry Apple. I love you but you have to go back to the drawing board. At least add an option to disallow the horrible super sensitive horizontal scrolling. PLEASE!!!

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The real reason why I dislike it

    • Written by Puneet S from Surrey

    It's unbearably heavy. I'm not saying it's a brick but it's pretty heavy for a mouse - the weight makes it extremely difficult to move the mouse around. A mouse is suppose to feel lightweight. Another reason others have mentioned (and I agree with) is that your middle finger gets tired. It's a sensitive mouse so you cannot have all your fingers just laying there, hence causing the middle finger to just get tired while hovering or doing whatever.

    Don't listen to those annoyed with the placement of the charging port. No one cares how it's being charged (except those who really couldn't think of another reason to dislike it).

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Who approved this?

    • Written by Kaitlin C from Holladay

    Poor design - the charging port is on the bottom so you can't use the mouse while it's charging. Also it's not very ergonomic: too flat and hurts my hand after a few hours of use.

    I do think it's an improvement from the first magic mouse though. I like that it's rechargeable and the battery life lasts forever!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    quality needs to be better

    • Written by Heather V from Brampton

    the shape and design are horrible and don't contour your hand at all .. the mouse itself connects and disconnects without even hitting the on/off switch and when connected to a charging port it refuses to charge. If the more expensive version was guaranteed to work i would purchase it no problem but apple needs to step up its game. The brand name isn't worth all the bugs and diminished quality of products.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging port placement is a design flaw second only to hockey puck mouse

    • Written by Dave G from San Diego

    When I get the warning that the battery is low, it's too late. I have to stop working and plug it in, because it's going to die any second. Because the port is on the bottom, I can't use my computer.

    How about warning me when the battery level is 25 percent, so I can make it through the end of the day? I love everything else about this mouse, but this issue is nearly a deal-breaker. I want to give it a one-star because of how bad the impact can be on my productivity. Trying hard to be objective as I'm sitting here yet again unable to use my computer while this mouse is charging.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Long story short!

    • Written by Chew D from didcot

    Great mouse but only lasted 2 years! For £70-80 its a joke it has 1 year warranty. Great mouse when it worked but it slowly started playing up.

    1. First started to become unresponsive and slow at times
    2. The scroller packed in and had to buy a new mouse (£6 quid one from Amazon lasts way longer and can buy 10 for the same price lol)

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this really an apple product?

    • Written by David V from Dallas

    I've been using the Magic Mouse for years now at home and work. Like every apple mouse it is incredibly un-ergonomic but that is nothing new. I do love the ability to use gestures, that's really the only thing keeping me with this mouse.

    The real kicker here is the new one that came with my iMac, the rechargeable one, can't be used while charging! With the previous model, if you ran out of juice you just popped in some new batteries. With this one, you are dead in the water! Not good for someone who uses it for work 8 hours a day.

    The connection point for the lightning cable is on the bottom of the mouse rendering it useless while charging. It's hard to believe apple designed this. Any idiot would tell you to put the charging point at the front of the mouse so you can continue to use it.

    I can't imagine anyone would actually buy this mouse, I'm sure 99% of folks have it because it came with their computer.

    It's amazing how apple can design something so wonderful like the AirPods but at the same time something so ridiculous like this mouse.

    6 of 12 people found this useful