• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful piece of kit.

    • Written by Michael O from Golden Beach

    Apples best mouse, built in battery seems to last eons, as does the matching keyboard, but this is where it all falls down.
    when I think of Apple I think of design. The reputation garnered over the last two decades or so was well earned, with products which broke new ground, were beautiful to look at, performed well & were packaged wonderfully.

    Well that's how it was at least.

    Now when I think of Apple I think of accountants. bespectacled types always explaining why things didn't quite work, or perform quite as well. In the next breath they're announcing record profits, & new $2000 phones we must have.
    The obsession with more zeroes has coincided with massive brain fades in products such as bendy phones & air pods we didn't want.

    And so to the point. I know its absolutely nuts, but I just can't convince myself that Steve Jobs would've allowed a massive shocker like the charging point on the MM2.
    Right in the middle?! I can't even set it down except on its back causing it to resemble a large Beetle in the last throes of life. A situation I kind of imagine Apple in, if it continues to believe that profits are more important than prophets, that evolution is more important than revolution, and that billion dollar ad campaigns can replace brilliant innovation.

    Your current products, based as they are on revolutionary ideas, are now just overpriced -WAY overpriced - iterations to keep us showering you with cash, and feel seriously insulting if you don't have the VERY latest version of each device.

    Apple was my favourite company once. Now its just a mega-corporation which likes me when I'm buying & has nothing but contempt for me when I'm not.
    and that hurts.

    Nice mouse though

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product but not compatible with glossy surface

    • Written by Tom Y from Eastwood

    This mouse is excellent. The charge port location is not a problem at all and it is nice having the clean aesthetic of the mouse top. You can literally plug it in one overnight every few months and it will be fine, charge wise. I have had some trouble with the mouse on my glossy desk surface however and so need to use an alternate surface but this is my only complaint.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best travel mouse for Mac

    • Written by Viktor L from London

    The mouse is well built, the battery life is amazing and it's obviously well integrated with MacOS. The click is satisfactory, and the gestures are really useful, make sure to turn on double-tap for smart zoom! Tracks well on all sorts of surfaces.

    It's really compact, which makes it an incredible travel mouse.

    The only real con is that it's not really ergonomic, and can get really tiring after hours of work. It's biggest competitor, the MX Masters S2, is a lot more comfortable but quite a lot bigger too.

    MX Masters in the office, Magic Mouse 2 in the bag, but again, you cannot go wrong with this mouse.

    Also, the charging port on the bottom is although not ideal, it's not a big deal at all. I've been using mine for about 3-4 days now, and I'm still at 96% battery. If you're running low, plug it in during your lunch break and you're set for weeks, or just do it overnight and forget about it for a month or more.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent mouse

    • Written by Vladimir O from austin

    Overall I like the sleek design. It feels a little bit too flat for my liking, but I got used to it. My only major problem is that in order to right click, you have to use only one finger on the right side, instead of resting both fingers on it and just clicking the right side. I got used to that as well, it's more of a quality of life kind of deal. The lighting port is super inconvenient, making the mouse unusable while charging, but the battery can last a while before needing recharging. The diffrent gestures are a nice bonus too, but I found that while simply browsing and clicking, you can accidentally scroll since the mouse relies on touch rather than a scroll wheel. I'd recommend looking at diffrent mouses before spending the money on this one first, but this gets the job done, it just takes a bit of adapting.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Listen to these Bad Reviews

    • Written by William B from Saint Joseph

    Ok, I get what some people are saying about the charging being in a less than ideal location. But that takes ONE star off at best and certainly doesn't make it a bad product. I have gone months without needing to charge my mouse and I use mine at minimum 3-4 hours per day. IT IS NOT THAT BIG A DEAL!! With all of the great features of this mouse, I don't see how people let this small fault get in the way of the experience. Simply put, I still LOVE this mouse and it really is unlike anything on the market today.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse apart from one thing

    • Written by Brooke W from Dartford

    This is worth the money in every sense apart from the awkwardness to charge it. Having said that, I got this for Christmas and have only just needed to charge it for the first time! I’m a teacher and use it excessively every day and it has lasted 4 months so the fact you can’t use it while it’s charging really isn’t the end of the world as you won’t need to charge it much!

    It’s so easy to use and you can make it right click like on windows which is really helpful.

    Highly recommend!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Could easly be 5 stars

    • Written by Nicholas R from Galveston

    I love my mouse iI'm on my 2nd one (only because my first was stolen). What could make 5 stars is if the ability to zoom was there. The mouse as a whole is great and is all ready fully touch sensitive. I hope that the next model has this function.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple could do better

    • Written by Ralph S from Augusta

    Magic Mouse 2 just as functional and reliable as former products HOWEVER,,,,,, do feel given quality Apple has used in previous years in its products and services a better design would've been utilized which would enable use of mouse while "charging" battery. Either that or a "AA" battery compartment whereby batteries could be inserted as an emergency or temporary source of power until charging of main battery is feasible. I know Apple has some smart people. They just need to use those brains more wisely toward product designs and performance.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Location of charge input

    • Written by Douglas I from Kelowna

    I can't believe the number of people who whine about the fact that the charger input is on the bottom...including one person who went on a diatribe about running out of power in the midst of working on a deadline project. What's the problem.

    A two minute charge will give you 9 hours of working time. Can't you just plug it in for two minutes and go take a leak, or grab a coffee? Sheesh!

    I have some minor issues with the mouse but charging ain't one of them.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch Gestures are great

    • Written by Shavindra M from Anuradhapura

    I use this mouse for couple of weeks. With this mouse there are some really cool features and some drawbacks as well. Touch based gestures are really nice most of the time. It actually work lot better and effectively compared to other mouses on Mac. Mouse is little bit smaller and not comfortable to hold for extended period of work. Charging the mouse is not convenient. But the good thing is 2 minute of charging gives about 9 hours of working time.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the design, not that way to charge it

    • Written by Catherine M. C from Portland

    The only thing I don't like about this mouse is that it's unusable while charging. The design fits well in my hand and feels comfortable. Why not create a mouse like the keyboard where you plug it in and can still use it. That you are unable to do that is a real design flaw in my opinion.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Lauren K from Indianapolis

    Got this mouse for Christmas 2018. Have used it most days since for studying and it's at 87% battery life. I haven't charged it since the first charge on Christmas. So yes, people are correct in saying that you can't use the mouse when it's charging, but the battery life lasts so long just charge it when you go to sleep and you'll be fine. I think my biggest complaint is that it drains the battery on my computer because of the bluetooth. So it would be nice if it had the option to be wireless or have a wire to the computer. But I'm just being picky. I just don't use it unless my computer is plugged in. Awesome product overall, I love how you can do the same gestures on the mouse and the trackpad. It's amazing!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, but not perfect

    • Written by Laurie R from North Andover

    To the reviewer who wrote a scathing review focusing on other reviewers who left a one star review I say this....every one is entitled to their opinion! To spend an ample amount of review space scolding others for their opinions is rather arrogant and frankly, not what a review of the product should be about. That said, here is my take on the Magic Mouse. I like it because it doesn't require any batteries. I used to spend a lot of money on lithium batteries with my other mouse and find this Magic Mouse a delight because there is no more expense on batteries and no more danger to the planet when you have to discard them. The charge on this mouse lasts a long time. Like a really long time. My only complaint, which is why I gave it 4 stars out of 5, is how the mouse is charged. You have to turn the mouse upside down because the charging port is on the underside of the mouse. So while it's charging you can't use it. However, it really doesn't take all that long to charge fully. Certainly not an overnight thing. I keep a watch on the battery life every so often so it doesn't run out when I'm in the middle of something. But the charge on this mouse lasts for months. not weeks, and I use my Mac a lot. I hope this review helps others. I give Apple an A- grade on this mouse. This mouse is so much better than having to replace batteries like the older ones.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse with one flaw

    • Written by Laurel S from Carmichael

    I love the mouse. It works great, and the charge holds better than other wireless products I've used. I appreciate that it can be recharged with a USB cable instead of needing batteries, but the port placement is really unfortunate. I know it's better for the look of the mouse, but having to plug it in on the bottom makes it unusable while charging. Inevitably, I always get the "mouse battery very low" message when I'm in the middle of an important project. I have to plug it in and wait for it to recharge to resume working. The charging port should be on the back so you can continue using it as it charges. It's not a huge issue, but enough to knock off a star, and something I hope Apple will address in the next go-round.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but the charging is bone headed.

    • Written by Fred K from BROOKLYN

    What was Apple thinking to make it totally impossible to use this mouse while it is being charged? The charge port is on the bottom so the mouse cannot be used! The good news is ten minutes of charge will last for hours. One minute will usually get you going.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for most tasks, depending on what you need.

    • Written by Peter V from Spokane

    Magic Mouse 2 is an improvement over the original (built in rechargeable battery with lightning cable provided and not dealing with a plastic tab which the battery door that wears out). As for not being able to use it when charging, of course it would help to have the charging port in front of either or both sides to use as a wired mouse. I have been able too scroll reading articles while charging by having MM2 on its side next to my MB Air and having the cursor somewhere useful so that it could scroll the article being read. Aside from technical matters, the rarely asked question is does this mouse do what you need it to do or not, and go from there.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse on the market. Needs a carry case as it scratches easily.

    • Written by Jeri A from San ramon

    I just bought my MacBook Pro a month ago. I have not even charged my mouse yet. It is at 53% as I write this review.
    I haven't had any issues with it at all. I love it. My hands fit the mouse perfectly.
    I came from using Windows with a wired and battery operated mouse and wasn't disappointed with my swap to Apple products. I am very pleased. it does scratch easily though. I recommend putting it in a pocket of your briefcase or get the velvet carry bag on Amazon, to transport it and keep it like new. Mine is already scratched. I took a star away because of it should come with it's own case. :(

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slightly flawed but pros outweigh the cons

    • Written by Andrew R from LONDON

    I had a Magic Mouse 1 before and it's great to have a rechargeable battery now. The only problem is - what do you do while you are recharging this thing? So, I bought 2 of them. One thing that bothers me is there is no charging indicator when the 2nd one is plugged in. So, I have no idea if it's a) charging and b) charged. I can't see it on my Mac because I'm using the spare.

    While I'm here, I have to say that I find the mouse shape too small. And therefore uncomfortable. Really wish Apple would re-visit the design. But the pros outweigh the cons so I keep buying into it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but could be better

    • Written by Mark P from Phoenix

    I love the design of this mouse with it's touch-sensitive surface instead of a trackball. I bought it to replace an old Apple Mighty Mouse that kept needing it's trackball cleaned.
    This mouse has no moving parts except for when you push down to click. The touch surface works as good or better than the old trackball. Just remember to configure the secondary mouse button in settings to enable left and right click functionality.

    I won't give it 5 stars because the charging port is on the bottom of the mouse so you can't charge it and use it at the same time. Besides, it's awkward having the mouse on its side or upside down while charging.
    Another problem is, the mouse is undetected when booting up my Macbook Pro -- which I usually connect to a docking station. So, I have to open the lid and use the trackpad to click the account I want to login as. With my old, wired, Mighty Mouse I could keep the lid closed all the time when using the dock.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product, with a design flaw

    • Written by Felicia D from Morehead

    First, I want to state that I purchased my MacBook Pro and Magic Mouse 2 in February of 2016. Today, April 9, 2018, is the FIRST time I have had to charge my mouse. That is INSANE. I will say that I do not use my MacBook or mouse every single day for hours on end, but I still think that it is pretty impressive. Like many other users, I do wonder why on earth the charging port is on the underside of the mouse. I guess that the sleek and curved design would make it awkwardly shaped if there were space on the front for the lightning port, but it's still kind of odd. That would definitely be my ONLY complaint.

    7 of 9 people found this useful