• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    First Experience With A Magic Mouse

    For my first experience, I would say it'a not all that bad. The mouse has some good functionality such as the built in gestures and that 3/4 of the top is touch enabled. Making scrolling or switching between applications simple.

    Pros
    -The Touch is easy to use, creating a few gestures that help you control your Mac interface makes it simple however there is a little bit of a learning curve to it. For people who aren't indulged in tech, this might be difficult. They have gifs in the settings menu that show how to use each gesture.
    -Battery Life if superb so far, 1 week of on/off use about 5-10 hours daily and it's still going.

    Cons
    -The ergonomics of this things are ridiculous. It looks like they were trying really hard to make a mouse that was different and amazing compared to all the rest. It doesn't feel good in my hand and it just looks odd with sharp edges all around the top. It's impractical to say the least.

    -You would think that when you turn it on, it pairs with your computer knowing that's the only device it has ever been used for? nope. Every single time I have to turn it on, I have to go into the settings and click to connect it. This is the most expensive bluetooth product I've ever bought and the only one that has no memory of device authorizations. Sometimes it does not even show up on my computer.

    -This is more of a personal con, but I have a MacBook Pro Space Gray and I like my products looking sleek and clean. They released the original Magic Mouse when the Mac computers were originally white. They have yet to change it. Yet they have the magic touchpad with the other finishes. It would have been nice to pay $80 for a mouse and have it match my computer.

    Over all, I wouldn't suggest this mouse. I got it for the ease of access and have not had the experience I have with most other apple products. It should get 1 star, but have a touch enabled mouse gets it 2. Wouldn't ever purchase again unless it were $10, what it's worth.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't hold charge

    Shortly after receiving this mouse I started having problems with very limited use before need to recharge. It would be much easier to if the recharging port would allow use while connected. I'll try to find an old one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most useless product from Apple

    I bought this for my mac book pro as I connect external monitors and use it for work from home.
    The track speed at max is still poor, focus takes few seconds to get it to point where you need. It is one of the worst product I have bought for $80. To my surprise it is second generation still this bad.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Hands-Down Best Mouse I Have Ever Used OMG!

    The Magic Mouse 2 was the most exciting package I've ever gotten since my mom wouldn't let me borrow her mouse because she needed her computer for work. So when it came, I paired it with my computer and it was such a nice experience! I'm using it currently to write this post. I don't care what anyone says. This is the hands-down best mouse I have ever used. It is slim, uses Multi-Touch Gestures making it kind of like an iPhone screen which is great, I can put my finger anywhere and it scrolls, It doesn't work well with games like Minecraft and ROBLOX, however, I can live with it. I give this 5/5!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Harder to click than previous version

    First I want to say I'm really glad Apple made a rechargeable mouse. I have hand paralysis and changing the batteries was difficult for me. And since I use rechargeable batteries I'd have to recharge the batteries as well. Now I can plug it in to charge. I understand people's complaints about the charge port being on the bottom but for me it's not a big deal because it's still far better than the old system. I figured Apple was just doing a simple upgrade by using the same basic design as before. Perhaps they'll move the port some day but I'm fine with it. You only need to charge it every few weeks. That being said it does not click as easily as the previous version of the mouse. As a result my hand gets tired more quickly.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Terrible Mouse

    As a graphic designer, I use a variety of tools and own a few different mice. This one is downright horrible. As many others have pointed out, the idea of having a charging port located on the bottom of the mouse, as opposed to the front, is an enormous blunder. Beyond that, it works with no mouse pads, glides horribly, and is flat and is appallingly not ergonomic. The scrolling and touch is overly sensitive to the point of glitchyness in the adobe programs, often causing abrupt zooming in and out, accidental clicking and dragging (bezier curves are a nightmare), and is useless for navigating any map software. This is a prime example of Apple’s insistence on form over function.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So much better than before

    I'd been using the battery driven MM and it was always a problem, in that the aluminum battery cover was always getting loose. Batteries themselves no big deal, I just always kept a charged up rechargeable ready to replace, the battery cover was a major annoyance. This new mouse just doesn't have that issue. It works just the same, there's nothing different in their function, but it relieves the ridiculous battery cover problem. They feel pretty much ergonomically equal, one doesn't stand out in my mind. If I plug the mouse in, it charges very quickly, just pop it in at the end of the day. The battery seems to last a very long time. I just think its such a better mouse then Magic Mouse 1. Not really understanding people's beef's with it. Plus, I still have my first mouse ready to go if I leave MM2 at work or something, or want to charge the battery. To me its a no brainer as to which is the better mouse.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you have a wired mouse to go with it

    My IMAC came with this "magic" mouse. It is definitely a little tricky finding the right and left let along center scroll when I am using it. There have been a few times when my mouse just froze on me. Fortunately I have a wired mouse when enables me to connect to the computer to get the mouse just to move.

    Make sure however to guard the the charging cable that comes with it because it is needed for the magic keyboard as well. If you lose it then you won't be able to charge your IMAC.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NO problems at All

    When I read all the reviews 2 weeks ago, I thought long and hard about buying. But, my old mouse (the previous version) was after 3 years constant use of up to 7 hours a day, falling apart. So I decided to bite the bullet. It arrived fully charged (97%) and has been used every day for the last week for up to 4-5 hours a day.I have yet to have to charge it and is at 87% charge now a week later. I am usually forgetting to turn it off when I am not using it, so I would say that is a good product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse charge port location makes mouse unusable when charging

    I wish they would redesign this to put the charge port to the front of the mouse so it can still be used while charging.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    After exactly one year and a month it died almost slowly

    After exactly one year and a month my magic mouse 2 slowly died during a two weeks span. Just in time so I couldn't replace it for a new one, the magic mouse 2 I got with my iMac timely died right after the first year was passed. It's too sensitive although I guess or hope it can be settled. I bought a plain wired mouse at 15$ and it works way better than the I don't even know how much it is worth in money (not quality, mind). It's outrageous that apple plan every accessory to be very pricy at least I remember it used at least to mean quality. My 2009 mac pro works as fast as my brand new iMac 5k 2015... anyhow that's another subject. Angrily disappointing and I obviously do not recommend. I use only mac for all my stuff but I'm starting if it wouldn't be wise to consider otherwise for the next times, and I'm not the only one to think it... although that will be done with a big heart hake. Very sadly quality doesn't match the prices anymore.

    PS : just be clear it didn't die because of any accident or wet sport of any sort... it's really the electronic that went more and more chaotic until it became completely unreliable.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Charge on the back?

    Brilliant product, but, Charge on the back?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form finally destroys function

    Not being able to use this while recharging is actually incredibly disruptive to work because I or anyone i know tracks the battery level of their mice. Suddenly you have to stop and put the mouse upside down in the middle of active working, a call, or a presentation. This alone made me go back to a different mouse.

    This is a text book example of why form should follow function, not the other way around.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless

    First ever hardware review since 2006. Decided to review this product since most people rated it poorly. This product works perfectly for me based on how I use it which is as follows

    1) Occasionally - I probably use this product for 5-7 hours each day with my 2016 Macbook Pro 13"

    2) With basic programs - Works very well for the programs I use which includes Chrome, Spotify, Photos and Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint)

    The biggest reason why you get a product like this is to use it with a Mac. It connects well, shows battery life, charges quickly and should work perfectly for 80% of users. People who work with photoshop, or need it for gaming should look elsewhere (based on other comments).

    My Background: I am a 33 year old e-commerce entrepreneur with a background in business and Engineering. I am fairly technical but I really like products that just work (with minimal fuss and tinkering). I own a 13" Macbook Pro (2016, also owned a 2013 model), Iphone 6, Time capsule, Airport Express, Ipad 2, and a few Sonos devices. Keep the above in mind when you read my reviews.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money!

    I wanted to love this...but it is not up to Apples standards. The look and feel of the mouse are great. But the functionally is than desirable. It has outdated technology, so it can only be used on non shiny surfaces. Pretty sad since a $10 mouse can handle most surfaces. Don’t even think about using this if you play games. Save your money on this one! I am usually one of apples bigest fans and have many of their products. This is a total fail of a device for them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse if you have the claw grip and a small hand

    I can understand the bad review, most of them have big hand. I have a rather small hand + a claw gripping style, it is quite comfortable to grip and move the mouse.

    It goes along really well with the iMac and tracks well enough (not as well as my laser gaming mouse though). It allows me to scroll with ease not only vertically but also horizontally. Double tap to zoom in, double tap with 2 fingers to activate mission control or swipe 2 fingers to scroll between full screen apps. It works so well with the Mac OS.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shape is not ergonomic

    This mouse is so flat in design that if you use it for long hours it causes pain to the fingers and wrist. The design is not ergonomic.

    Cannot use while charging. But it did not bother me much as with single charge the battery last for many days and i rarely charge the mouse. But still one would definitely expect to use the mouse when charging.

    Scroll experience is bad as the plastic surface sticks to fingers making it hard to scroll. I really like many other apple products but this one needs to be improved.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of control zoom

    Quickly zooming in on a page may be great for iPhones and tablets. But when I'm working on my iMac in Adobe Illustrator, or looking at an online map (such as Google maps or the MLS listings) it zooms uncontrollably. I can't even touch the sides of the mouse without triggering major zooming. The worst part is that you've taken away the option to turn off the zoom. WHY???

    It seems that Apple has fallen in love with trackpad gestures and wants to stick them everywhere whether it's useful or not. I won't even get into the way Siri totally messed up the Illustrator interface or how someone in Apple support suggested I tell Adobe to change their keyboard commands!!!

    Mac users are not all casual consumers of social media. Some of us make a living with them. This mouse makes that harder.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A few problems with Magic Mouse 2

    New design has caused a callus on the inside of my pinky. Have not yet figured how to "right click". Can't use while recharging.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand New, won't connect

    Brand new iMac. This "Magic" Mouse 2 worked for about an hour, then stopped. It won't connect no matter what. I can plug the charge cord in and it shows connected and charged, but as soon as I pull it out, it disconnects and will not connect. Back to my 9 year old MS mouse. It just works. Magic Mouse doesn't.

    Cannot rare as a negative 5 stars. Sad.

    5 of 7 people found this useful