• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absurd two-step process to "right click"; can't use while charging(!)

    • Written by Morgan W

    This has got to be the most awful design I've ever seen. You literally cannot right click without lifting your left finger off of the mouse "button" surface.

    So be prepared to either relearn decades of muscle-memory training from using a normal, well-functioning mouse, or else face tons of accidental left clicks because you forgot that right-clicking is actually a two-step process with this product.

    On top of that, as others have noted, the mouse cannot be used while it is charging. It's pretty obvious that this decision was made because the sleek, curvy design left no room to put the charging port in the standard location, or even any other location OTHER THAN THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUSE.

    So it's like they decided to make an insanely unsuable mouse that looks sort of cool, sacrificing user experience just so it would look pretty in marketing materials. Simply awful.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    • Written by jason B from chesapeake

    Once you get the "low battery" warning you have less than 10 minutes before it goes dead and you can not use it while charging. Terrible design flaw.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So tired of left vs right side not work

    • Written by Steve T from Bellevue

    I'm fed up after about two years using this mouse on my iMac. I prefer left and right click but more than half the time they switch. I'm sure some no it all will tell me its how I click - seriously? I have two fingers laying on top of the mouse it shouldn't be that hard! The mouse was invented to save effort not increase it!

  • 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....

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed on Mars by Apple: Not for human hands

    • Written by Hrushikesh D from Irvine

    I am not bothered by the bottom USB charging. I have both the apple mouse and the apple keyboard and both of them needs to be charged very rarely (I last charged my keyboard six months ago). However, the ergonomics of the mouse is super bad. It's very uncomfortable to use. It puts a lot of fatigue on my wrist. The material is not pleasant to touch. The rails at the bottom do not glide smoothly on the desk like any other mouse. For some reason, the BlueTooth connection is very unreliable and it doesn't work when you want it to work.
    I am a die-hard Apple and I own every product made by Apple except the apple mouse which I returned twice so far and purchased a $30 Logitech mouse which is many many times better than apple mouse in every aspect. Still every fall, in September I eagerly wait for Apple to launch a better mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use mouse while recharges

    • Written by J. M from Redmond

    Inexcusable... so, what? You're supposed to buy two mice so you can recharge one while you use the other? Makes no sense at all. Rather swap out batteries. Worst. Design. Ever.

    4 of 6 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by Allan P from Toronto

    I don't know why everyone is crying about the charging port being on the bottom. Ummmm, just charge the mouse when you're not using the computer.
    The battery lasts a very very long time and goes into a standby mode if you forget to turn it off. I left mine on in the afternoon yesterday and it was at 83%... 24 hours later, it's still at 83%.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had it for 1 week

    • Written by Jacob G from Centennial

    I like the original mouse with the ball in the middle. This mouse however, is so awkward. The touch aspect is an awesome idea, but not well executed, and the size of the mouse is way to small for me, I give myself a cramp after about 5 mins of usage. As I click in things it shakes the screen or shoots the screen up because it thinks I'm scrolling... goodness I was just so angry, not I have to go spend 20 dollars on a usb-c to USB adapter after I just spent almost 2 thousand.... I am just so freaking annoyed right now.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use while charging

    • Written by Elizabeth S from Portland

    Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to put the charging port on the bottom?! Would be perfect if I could use it while charging. Super annoyed, especially since apple no longer makes a corded mouse.....

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by James S from Westerly

    The Magic Mouse 2 is the perfect complement to Apple's trackpads, which are still the best in the industry. As someone who actually uses this mouse for 8 hours a day every day, I'd like to address the two main complaints that I often see about it: (a) it can be uncomfortable to hold, and (b) you can't use it while it's charging.

    Regarding (a), yes, the mouse does have a very low profile and relatively flat surface. I think a lot of people think it's uncomfortable because they try to grip it like a traditional mouse, which is usually much taller and rounder. Instead, if you just rest your hand on it much like you would with a trackpad, it's perfectly comfortable.

    Regarding (b), the fact that you can't use the mouse and charge it at the same time is really not that big of a deal in practice. First of all, the battery life is excellent; mine lasts more than a month on a single charge. Second of all, macOS will notify you when the battery gets low with plenty of warning, so if you just charge it whenever it's convenient (at the end of the day, overnight, etc.), you won't have to worry about it. Finally, even if the mouse dies on you in the middle of the day, plugging it in for literally just a few minutes will provide enough additional battery life (multiple hours) to make it till the end of the day, at which point you can then charge it fully.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse mouse I ever used

    • Written by Iryna N from Montréal

    I used to have wireless mouse for 9 years, and it recently died. I have ordered a magic mouse 2. Let me tell you how much difficulties did I have connecting it to my desktop.
    So disappointing.
    I have not expected it the Apple product.

  • 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!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    annoying to the point of distraction

    • Written by Bri K from Windham

    There is so much that is good on a Mac. But when the mouse fails for no fixable reason... the experience tests one's loyalty to the Mac.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very attractive paperweight...

    • Written by Fredric G H from Paso Robles

    and sometimes it actually works. The brilliant design engineers mandated that if you have this mouse, you WILL need a USB-mouse to back it up, because the bluetooth is infamously unreliable and you can't use this one while it's connected. Another Apple design blunder.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the look and feel of this nouse but ...

    • Written by Karen B from Canley Heights

    ... it works well for a few months than I begin to get problems with it freezing or the pointer refusing to move to certain sections of the screen. This happens even when the mouse is fully charged. Yes, I know there are fixes but they don't always work.

    I've found this issue with every version of Magic Mouse I've used, which is why I use the one that comes with my new Mac, wait until it starts to show this issue, then buy another mouse from a different company. I've never had any issues with replacements.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Karthik K from Foster city

    This has been the worst mouse I have ever used. This mouse is too sensitive to clicks and touches and takes random fake input. This is nowhere close to the trackpad. If you are buying this mouse not to miss on the gesture feature of the trackpad, then but the ducking trackpad not this mouse. I am very very very frustrated!!!! Waste of Money

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible - Do Not buy!

    • Written by Susan B from Cairns

    I bought the Magic Mouse 2 to replace my old and well-used Magic Mouse 1. The MM2 is SHOCKING. No precision, scraping on the desk, having to hit it hard to get any type of reaction. The only thing it does is scroll. I have set and re-set the mouse settings. I cannot believe how bad it is. I am coming close to fishing out my old battered one. CAN I HAVE A REPLACEMENT AND CAN I GET A NEW MM1 as I no longer trust this expensive piece of rubbish. I will never buy another Apple mouse!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Astonishingly Bad

    • Written by Nathaniel R from Wellesley Hills

    Connects slightly more often than it fails to connect.... so I guess odds of it being usable on a given day are better than flipping a coin? Unless you need to charge it. Since the charger requires a dongle, ALSO fails to connect, and plugs in on the bottom of the mouse. Basically it's a pet rock painted in apple colors

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Purchase in Years

    • Written by Steven K from Virginia Beach

    I bought the Magic Mouse 2 because I was tired of replacing batteries in my old original Magic Mouse. The fact that the charge cord plugs into the bottom of the mouse is odd because it renders the mouse unusable while it is charging. But it charges very quickly and the charge lasts at least a month. The click feels positive and better than the old mouse and right clicking works great. I don't really get the negative reviews of this product because it works so well. The charge port location is again odd but in my opinion, a minor inconvenience.

    15 of 16 people found this useful