• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but no Lightning to USB-C cable

    One word: self-entitlement. Anyone who leaves a one-star review on the Magic Mouse 2 is not being honest with themselves or others.

    The main criticism is that the charging connector is at the bottom of the mouse. Which means, while the mouse is charging, you can't use it. I understand. But people! A 2 minute charge gives you 9 hours of use! A 2-3 hour charge gives you 30 days of use! That's amazing. And even if you're a heavy mouse user, rarely leaving it to idle, charging for 2 minutes will still get you at least a half day of use.

    It's just not a big deal. And I would much prefer the charge port at the bottom rather than compromise the amazing design and feel when using it, which would turn the mouse into butt-ugliness, with all kinds of usability issues by trying to place a charging port in front or on the side.

    Probably better to leave product design to those that know what they're doing.

    Now, what I would have liked to see is a Lightning to USB-C cable included instead of a Lightning to regular USB. That seems kind of stingy.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Also here for the charging port. MM2 needs more magic spells.

    I was going to buy this mouse for my MacBook Pro since its trackpad isn't enough for how much I navigate on several programs/apps at once. I must say when I saw this in the store, I was very tempted to buy this along with the MacBook due to it's sleek style. I'm not a gamer so I love its minimalistic look. I'm also not one who goes in-depth on mouse functions (precision, speed, smoothness, finger/hand comfort, etc.). That being said, I did enjoy trying out the product but needed more details before purchasing.

    The charging situation is definitely concerning. It's not so much that I can't wait for an hour or two every two months to recharge. I'm sure everyone in here who's complaining have something else to do for an hour or two every two months while recharging the mouse. What concerns me is that like some have mentioned here, is that there is no light that indicates if the mouse needs to be recharged (correct me if I'm wrong). Therefore it could become suddenly useless during workflow. As someone who often works out of office and does a lot of web conference, I'd hate to suddenly get interrupted by this and lose momentum (especially if you're the one presenting to the group). Having to recharge the mouse every night before to avoid this sort of situation could become an inconvenience. I could do this for my phone but not for a device that's supposed to make my computer-use more seamless.

    Sitting this one out. Hoping the newer version's charging port isn't in the way so that it can be plugged and remain usable during such situations.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Usability - Disappointed

    Bought an iMac when my beloved 2011 17" MBP finally gave up the ghost (yes, it was an early-2011 model with the faulty logic board; had it replaced twice but the programme ran out). Was hoping to get a decent mouse along with some semblance of a track pad. Magic Mouse 2 is a decent mouse to point and click, but already the implementation of the right mouse button is dodgy at best. Worse, the lack of ergonomic features makes the thing hard to point at times. Worst of all, though, is the lack of any middle mouse button, and the implementation of the scroll wheel. Since the entire surface is sensitive to swiping/tapping, the mouse frequently mistakes simple finger movements for swiping or tapping movements, resulting in unwanted scrolling and zooming. It may work if you are using the mouse with 1 finger only, but as soon as you permanently have 2 fingers on the mouse (e.g., when using left and right mouse button functionality), chaos ensues. Popped my Logitech G9 (ancient, but trusty and working) back in and am happier, but minus the track pad functionality.
    My advice: if you need a trackpad, get one instead of the mouse, and for things you need a mouse for (and I mean not only gaming), use a real mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip-off!

    First of all, I spent £80 on this mouse as I thought this has got to be the best option for my Mac which I use all day! It is absolutely horrific to use, in apps like Roblox Studio (similar to Google sketchup) where Macs are often used it is horrible, the camera moves away randomly, the top part wiggles and is slowly driving me insane! Oh and did I mention the charging port!? It's on the bottom so you have to prop it up while charging which is a real nuisance! I spent £80 on this mouse and as far as I can tell a poundland mouse is nicer to use! I feel scammed by this ridiculous attempt at creating a mouse! Apple needed Steve Jobs, so if you excuse me, I'm gonna get a bag of popcorn and watch Apple drop!

    35 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless while charging

    Make sure you forget don't forget to charge your mouse.
    When you do, you have no other option than to hope your boss thinks is ok that you wait and do nothing for as long as the mouse charges.
    Not only is the lightening port under the mouse, but it also shuts off completely while charging.
    Other that hat it more or less looks like the previous version.
    I miss my old one.
    Not that changing batteries part, but at least you could do just that.
    Get new batteries and get back to work.
    Now, off to get coffee...

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a hater (really) but I agree with them on this one...

    Perfect, except for one huge flaw: the charging on the bottom. Makes it worthless while charging. And yes, I realize that it is not a life-or-death issue, and yes, it doesn't kill me to step away from the computer every now and then. But my iMac is a family computer, and it seems like whenever I need it, the kids have run down the mouse without charging it. I don't see why they couldn't put it in the front (or the side) like a old wired mouse.... That said, it is otherwise flawless. Love not needing to change batteries.

    Looking forward to Magic Mouse 3!

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  • 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

    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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection trouble

    I can barely get a sentence written before my connection is lost! I truly believe that there is a need to recall these mice.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific, Sleek and practical.

    I have to laugh at some of the negative reviews concerning this mouse. It does everything it is meant to do in rapid and accurate form. Yes, it is the best mouse available, no question. Every detail of this mouse reflects quality design and thoughtful implementation.

    Even the placement of the charging port is classic.

    I'm used to using portable devices, computer, iPad, phone and watch, so it's no big deal to recharge before "Sudden Death". As I recall, there have been complaints about having to charge the iPhone and Apple Watch. Probably the same "bleeding deacons". Yes, it may take some added organization and/or planning to charge a mouse once a week while not working. Big deal!!

    Thanks Apple, I'm enjoying the mouse!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A brilliant mouse!

    The Magic Mouse 2 is a fabulous mouse. It is stylish and works beautifully. The charging port is actually the only downside, but if the battery lasts weeks...I use it for work and after a week of intense usage, the battery went down by only 10%.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic is the keyword

    Please. I wish Apple haters would just stay away from these product reviews and spew their vitriol somewhere else. The MM2 is the best mouse I have ever used. The charging port on the bottom is not an issue. First, the battery lasts forever (maybe every two months with average use). Second, it is so easy to pop in the charger cord at night when I leave the machine. It charges very quickly and is good for another two months. The rest is subjective. I love the ergonomics and function of the mouse. I don't work for Apple, but if you want a reliable, well-designed mouse, you should take the plunge. Easily 5 stars.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse

    Good mouse, that does what it was designed to. You are able to do most of the important gestures that cant be done on a normal mouse. I found that a ten minute charge can last for quite a while, so the charging port on the bottom does not bother me. I think that this mouse is worth the money if you want to be more efficient while using your mac.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I purchased a 27" iMac and expected that the accessories would be finely designed as the computer and, I might add, as they have been with every other Apple product I have purchased since the early 1990's. SERIOUSLY -- A RECHARGEABLE MOUSE WITH A PORT ON THE BOTTOM?????? When you get the message that you need to recharge the mouse, you have to turn it over onto its back so that it becomes totally disabled while it is charging And there is no indicator light to let you know a) if it is charging and b) when it's finished. HOW ON EARTH DID THIS PASS QUALITY CONTROL?

    Thank goodness I kept my old iMac in operation so that I can use it while my the un-MAGIC 2 MOUSE the newest raciest most poorly designed product rests useless while it recharges.

    APPLE YOU OWE US AN EXPLANATION AND A REPLACEMENT! Your design department was out to lunch on this one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design ever

    I just had to charge the mouse for the first time since buying my new iMac and was stunned to discover that I cannot use the mouse -- and therefore my iMac -- for the duration of the time that the device charges. With my older iMac and mouse, I was "offline" for the amount of time it took me to pop two AA batteries into the mouse and let it reconnect to bluetooth. I have to agree with all of the other reviewers who have said that the only adequate remedy is to recall this device and replace it for people who are unfortunate enough to own it. The worst product design EVER by Apple. Is there another device anyone can think of that cannot be used at all while charging?!?!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is the second magic mouse 2 I've had and both had problems connecting after a few months of use. Absolutely horrible product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just remove the wire from the wired apple mouse... duh...

    (consider this a zero star review) I really can not understand the design choices apple is making these days. the sharp edges hurt my hand. I hate using it. there is a 3rd party wireless charger & battery pack thing for the magic mouse 1, which was really nice. if you have the first one, you don't need this. however, the wired mouse is awesome, why don't apple just remove its wire and make it wireless I really can not understand, it looks like a mouse and works like a mouse. this is just for show. if you are not intending on touching it its good.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I understand chic and sleek, but the people who designed this mouse cleared didn't think about FUNCTION over form. Yes, the charge does last about two months. But when it's time to charge, you have to stop what you're doing for an hour and plug it in. On the bottom, rendering it literally useless. You just have to sit an wait. And even then it doesn't tell you when it's fully charged, you just have to check with the "Mouse Preferences" to see the percentage. Really people??!!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Of course all of the reviews say how awful the charging system is becuase of the location at the bottom of the mouse. BUT what about the fact that you can NOT use this on any surface at all unless you have a mouse pad? most mouses can be used on anything but NOT this one. I have an imac so I did not buy my mouse but I dream of getting a track mouse because this one is terrible. Will APPLE ever fix this? I wanted to buy one for my macbook to use at work when I am traveling BUT I would need to carry a mouse pad around with me EVERYWHERE I go-that is crazy. Any work around APPLE?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flawed, but practical use unaffected

    If you're reading this review, I will assume that you are as I was: concerned about the inability to use the Magic Mouse 2 while charging it. The fact that the mouse isn't usable while it's charging, frankly, is stupid. While I understand Apple's commitment to the aesthetic look of its products, this is an obvious lapse in judgement.

    Annoying as this is, however, in practicality, it really does not affect the performance of the mouse (in my opinion). I work from home, and use my mouse almost constantly for eight hours a day. The battery life of the mouse, however, is very long, and I've never once encountered a situation where I needed to charge it to get through the workday. Once every couple of months, I simply leave the mouse on, and plug it in overnight. Moreover, you can get a quick charge on the mouse (to 85%) in five minutes. Thus, while I find this an annoying oversight, it hasn't impacted the functionality of the device. (I am writing 1.5 months after purchase).

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, not perfect though

    To those complaining about lack of comparability.... RRALLY!?!? It clearly states what it's comparable with. Apple brings new technologies into the mix all the time, and just like always stops focusing on the past. Why does that surprise you? As a mac user, you should know this. Read before you buy, or ask questions and stop assuming you know it all. It's as simple as that.

    Now, I have to agree with the charging port on the bottom of the mouse; annoying to say the least. Battery life is great, so it's not a huge problem. (Just charge it at night guys). I do think this is a major design flaw and you lost a star because of it. Easy enough to work around, but not everyone likes to be wireless. Just say to yourselves "would Steve approve of this?" Pretty easy concept there.

    Anyway, I'm coming from an older USB mouse (probably 9-10 years old) and I'm loving it! Works perfect on my '13 MacBook and equally well on either my '09 iMac and my bran new (super inexpensive MacMini). The added swipe features don't really appeal to me in most situations, but are nice to have none the less.

    My advice; read about this or any product you are considering. It takes a couple minutes. If you don't meet those requirements, simply ask what will happen if you use this, or other product in what you do have. Problem solved. Older mouse models are available out there; just not from Apple generally. (Chevy doesn't sell parts for '57 chevies any longer either) it doesn't mean it's a bad product; just outdated for a company focused on the future. If you're expecting 100% perfection up to your own standards, as opposed to something that works for everyone's standards, or better yet, the standards that they specify, maybe look inward before casting blame.


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