• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    deeply flawed

    obligatory rant about a catastrophic design flaw. 1st world problems. the reason people are losing their minds about the charging port being on the bottom of the mouse and therefore rendering it useless while it is plugged in, is because we have come to expect a certain level of quality from apple. this is why we buy apple products. it's a brand loyalty that has been earned. here, with Magic Mouse 2, form trumps function. they were so concerned with creating the sleek mouse profile, that they neglected to include features that reflect how people actually use the product. no one remembers to plug in their mouse until it dies while they are using it. and when the low battery warning pops up while you are in the middle of something, you can't stop to plug in a mouse that can't be used while charging. it's a huge oversight for a company that prides itself on well-designed, user friendly products. aside from that it's great. can't wait for number three.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, who are these people!

    Please, refer to Jeff F from Phoenix's review as I feel the EXACT same way. Great product -- just need it in space gray now.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    The recharge system in this mouse is very poorly designed. If it runs out of charge you get to "plug it in" which is good. The port for the recharge on the mouse is on the bottom and it is totally inoperable while it is charging, which is awful. In the middle of important work your mouse becomes completely inoperable until it is charged. Very funky. Apple also made a mistake by no longer offering the wired keyboard and mouse and then also discontinuing the battery operated mouse. They just assumed one would like their so called improvements.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    maybe it's faulty

    I like my mouse. I've only had it a few weeks so haven't use the left right swipe but the scroll when it works is good. the only trouble is it is sometimes unresponsive to my touch. and also when I'm trying to click on something the mouse jumps around making the whole website jump so it's difficult to get the right spot to click. and sometimes the click doesn't work.
    on the plus, it came charged 100% and has only used 8% in about 3 weeks

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good... not $80 good

    Got this thing with my mid-2015 iMac purchase. Its really not a bad mouse at all. I like it much better than the more expensive track pad that you can get (don't get me wrong, I'm a millennial in the professional world... I love apple's track pads). Works as well as any $15 mouse you can get on amazon only it supports basic multitouch gesturing (nothing to write home to mom about). My two biggest gripes are (1) the ridiculous cost and (2) the fact that a single rogue cat hair will stop it from functioning at anytime until you blow on the sensor. I would never pay this crazy price if it wasn't bundled into the price of my iMac.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Pet

    Magic Mouse, Indeed!
    It comes in a nice box, a very nice box. The mouse looks wonderfull, and has a strange surface that responds to sweeping moves as you stroke its loverly little back! As a pet it is brilliant, as it makes no mess to clean up. Alas the mouse needs a connection through it belly button, so has to spend an hour on its back.
    I purchased this loverly mouse when I upgraded to the new MacBook Pro, with its tiny USB ports. This meant I could not use a conventional mouse, so eagerly looked forward to using the new Magic Mouse.
    What a disappointment, intermittent time outs, and erratic movement, despite trying many different surfaces.
    I now Have a USB converter, and use my old trusted pet mouse with its permanent tail.
    The Magic Mouse is now nothing more than an ornament on a glass shelf.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone chill out... including you apple

    Ok this mouse is pretty much perfect.... for the right tasks. If you are doing every day stuff like word processing, web browsing, very basic editing software, it's fantastic. Even intensive video editing in adobe Premiere is pretty great with the mouse. I prefer it to a track pad and the tracking on top of the mouse itself is flawless.

    But golly gee Apple, $80? If you want people to use your stuff make it reachable. We already fork it up for the computer, maybe we could lower the price a wee bit? Just a thought.

    I don't understand the intensely harsh reviews on this or the 2.5 average stars. If you can afford it, go for it. Else there is cheaper stuff on Amazon.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What am I clickin?

    Battery is good, connection is good, design is ok, usage almost TRASH! I don't know if its software or the hardware itself, but it seems like this mouse cannot separate right from left click. In such a way that out of my 10 right clicks, only 3 of them actually function as right click. It needs serious redesigning from scratch you apple people.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ONCE YOU GET USED TO THE MAGIC MOUSE YOU CANNOT GO BACK TO A NORMAL MOUSE

    Was a little strange when I first used it but the touch technology becomes irreplaceable. All other mice are so restricted and one dimensional.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse ever

    I was so in doubt to purchase this mouse because of all negative feedback, but I decided to try. I must say this is the best mouse I have ever used! It is so simple to use, and battery life is incredible! I just love all the gestures I can perform with this mouse. I really don't know what people expect a mouse to be, but this one definitely exceeded my expectations. It looks just perfect and I cannot find any flaw at all.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but not great

    it was exciting to see you can recharge it,but it must have been a little much to want to use it while it was recharging ,they place the plugin port on the bottom of the mouse instead of on the side or somewhere cool like the front. they figured it would mean people would just buy an extra mouse in case it hadn't charged ,or watch a movie while it charges ,unknown, this is sort of like how they made the ear buds that can be easily lost, an ok idea from a business perspective ,cause people now need to buy more to hear their music, but a plug in would be preferable. fixing one problem just to then create a new problem is not good progress, hopefully they think of the design next time by asking a group of people who aren't just agreeing with the boss.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design failure

    I am baffled by the redesign of the original magic mouse. I have a seven year old magic mouse that works great. Just replace the batteries every few months. With magic mouse 2 you don't have that option because when the battery is low you have to plug it in to charge for an hour, and during that time you can't use the mouse.

    Every time I have to do this I curse the engineers at Apple for an entire hour while I can't use my computer because it doesn't have a usable mouse. Maybe this was a ploy by Apple to get everyone to buy a second mouse while the other is charging?

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A staple item for any Mac user.

    The Magic Mouse 2 is a staple item for any Mac user. The superb craftsmanship is everything you come to expect from Apple. Built in navigational gestures make using macOS an absolute dream along with its great ergonomic design. Everything about the Magic Mouse 2 compliments the Mac line up brilliantly.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable connectivity

    This particular iProduct is reliably unreliable. With constant disconnections, it fails to provide a dependable human interface with the computer. The lack of any substantive improvement or solution to the problem by Apple only exacerbates the dissatisfaction.

    Seeking alternatives.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse from Apple yet, EXCEPT for the location of the charing plug.

    But I can live with that. Coz I only need to charge it for a few hours over night once every fifth week. Great product, feels well in the hand and easily beats any copy "mouses". Very stable BT connection too, opposite the Chinese copy products that basically are useless, this just works. 5 stars and gladly a sixth if I could.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as expected!

    It's a Bluetooth wireless built with apple quality. Works great, pairing was instantaneous (plugin the attached lightning cable), rest of the setup was standard Magic Mouse based stuff from the Preferences panel.

    Brand new so haven't had to plugin to recharge yet as it came with over 90% power but when I get the low battery warning I'll plug it in and go to bed or leave it alone for a few minutes. The world won't end.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's most poorly-designed product

    There is no way to use the mouse and charge it at the same time. Swapping a pair of rechargeable batteries every couple months set me back about 2 minutes a year. It was not a problem that needed to be solved.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor weighting and shape makes it hard to use

    Most of the time I use a Windows PC for work so I have generally use two mice the most: one Logitech wireless mouse that's a bit small but quite ergonomically shaped and a Microsoft mouse that's as cheap as they come for twenty bucks. Lately I've used the Magic Mouse quite a lot with an iMac and it offers no precision at all. It's rather heavy and is it a bit too flat to feel comfortable underneath my palm. It's weight contributes to its lack of precision as it can't be moved around smoothly like other mice can. I quite like the trackpad on my Macbook Pro, but don't feel like I need it if I have a regular mouse available...and so the top surface of the Magic Mouse 2 isn't that useful at all. I love Apple, but this mouse isn't practical and it's expensive. Honestly, I'd rather just have the iMac trackpad, or whatever it is called, or a regular Microsoft or Logitech mouse with no Apple bells and whistles.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Looking, But Horrid Stutter

    This is the prettiest of all mice, but it stutters so badly it's virtually unusable.

    It's as if it were an old-fashioned roller mouse with a dirty ball. But there IS no ball! It stutters; the curser stops moving even as I move the mouse frantically; it makes life difficult.

    I couldn't find any threads with the problem newer than 2015. So I called Apple. The technician runs me through some things and then tells me he's going to send me a new one. "YAY! Problem solved!" I say.

    The new mouse gets here, works well. For about 4 minutes. Back to the internet. I find something that says to go through all of my USB ports and remove them one at a time to see if there's a difference. Well, its the Belkin hub I got from Apple.com! So I remove it. That solved it. For 2 days.

    I try the USB route again. It's now my Time Machine that makes things better when I remove it from the port.

    Oh, come the heck on!

    So I now have the pretty mouse on my desk and I'm back to using my old wired Kensington roller ball mouse. Ugly as heck, but it absolutely works!

    I have never given one star to any product, and I absolutely hate to give one to an Apple product, but aside from "nice looking," there is nothing good. It doesn't even make a good doorstop!

    Sad

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2 is not charging

    despite several attempts, the magic mouse 2 is not charging, though it is being detected by the system.

    4 of 11 people found this useful