• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse is hard to use

    • Written by Anne P from Oak RIDGE

    At first, I was delighted, but now, the dern thing is hard to click. I'm not looking to buy another one. What's happened to the old mouse? I still have one for my old computer. It works fine.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good News/ Bad News

    • Written by Eugene C from Windham

    I have been using the mouse for approximately 2 years now. I am satisfied with many of the features of the mouse. I like the ease of right and left clicking, scrolling and the fact that it is wireless. I have not had any connectivity issues such as dropping the connection during use. I do agree with many of the reviews that say being unable to use the mouse while recharging is a poor design, I would like to see Apple correct this design flaw in the next mouse. I have also found the mouse can be overly sensitive when trying to right click, specifically when using Photos and trying to Get Info for a given photo. The mouse moves very easily when performing this action and it does not open the information unless the mouse is still when clicked.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to Be More Magical

    • Written by Brent C from Albuquerque

    I like the design of the product overall but I would appreciate it if 1) if Apple provided a USB-C to Lightning cable to plug into my MacBook Pro, and 2) the scolling speed could be increased to be analagous to the Macbook's trackpad.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2 not quiet!

    • Written by Bob P from Mansfield

    I like the Magic Mouse 2, as I did the MM1. It's one of the most reliable mice that I've ever used....BUT they're also one of the noisiest mice there is! It's time that Apple made a Magic Mouse 3 with all the features of the MM2, but QUIETER!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, stupid design.

    • Written by Hailey W from Port Kembla

    It's a fine mouse. Unless you need to charge it. Then you can't use your computer until it is charged. I wish I had known this before I bought it, because I would have gone for the trackpad instead. This little sucker ain't cheap and the charging issue is a huge pain.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A peculiar design choice

    • Written by Matthew T from Bel Air

    One of the main reasons I am a diehard Apple fan is their commitment to elegant, functional design. Unfortunately, the functional aspect was botched on the Magic Mouse 2 because of the inexplicably frustrating and inconvenient placement of the charging port - smack dab on the bottom of the mouse; yes, you read that correctly - you must plug your lightning cable into the bottom of the mouse to charge it - meaning charging and using the mouse simultaneously is logistically impossible. Is it an absolute deal breaker? No, not at all - but it is a very odd decision especially considering Apple's intense focus on design.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on any surface. Connection issues.

    • Written by Chris H from San Mateo

    This mouse should work on most any surface -- unlike previous optical mice I've used, the Magic Mouse 2 works well on my very light birch veneer desk (Ikea Gallant). Scrolling and right clicks work great too. The battery lasts for month of normal use. However, as the charging port is located on the bottom, the mouse is not usable while charge, a design flaw in my opinion. When used with one computer exclusively, pairing works well. However, if switching between two computers (e.g. laptop and desktop, or home and work), the pairing never seems to work the first time around. This is my biggest annoyance with this mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Only reason I give it 3 stars is because of the clicking noise

    • Written by Anthony C from Portland

    I don't know what's with all the negative reviews but, my mouse works great. You can't use it while it's charging, that's okay with me. The only thing I would change is the clicking noise. I know they are going to say they can't get rid of it but, there are companies out there that have found solutions to this. I make music so I'm clicking away at things and that sound, I wish there could be something done about it. I will only give it 3 stars until Apple can find a solution.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweaty hands? forget it.

    • Written by Austin M from North Richland Hills

    The glass used is not ideal. If your hands are not 100% dry then your fingers stick to the glass in an unpleasant way (rub your fingers around a wine glass and you'll get the idea. I wonder why they couldn't use the same textured silver glass that's used on the track-pads on the macbooks. That texture has the most pleasant feel to it of all trackpads I've felt, and would be perfect for their mouses too.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse with stupid design

    • Written by Andrew T from East Kilbride

    Absolute superb mouse to use. Glides effortlessly, touch/swipe is accurate and dependable compared to earlier versions. But... It's just ridiculous that the charge port isn't on the top end so the mouse can be used while charging. They'd have a corded/cordless hybrid, and I wouldn't lose 2 work hours waiting for it to charge before I can do anything. I only have one spare USB port on my iMac, so can't even plug in a corded mouse while it's charging. Stupid, stupid, stupid design.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Try - Try Harder

    • Written by Raman H from Hurth

    I hope someone from R&D will read this, apparently.

    Mouse looks super cool, but is not workable.
    Using more than for 1,5-2 hours gives you pain.
    Charging function is interesting, with a hint for gay community.

    I use only apple devices, all of them, but this mouse is a failure.
    Please develop an ergonomic vertical mouse, smth like Anker - price it at 150 EUR and everyone will buy it anyway.

    7 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Feature is a bit of a let down

    • Written by Natasha H from Canberra

    Whilst I love the design of the mouse, it's functionality and features.
    The charging is a bit frustrating.

    It would be better to have a charging port perhaps on the front of the mouse so you can still use it when charging.
    I've had to buy another Logitech mouse to use when I need to charge my Magic Mouse.

    Other than that the mouse it great.
    I will say the charge does last a long time so that's a plus.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A cheap mouse

    • Written by Matthew T from Ringwood

    Yesterday afternoon I purchased this so I could use it with my Mac without having to worry about using batteries since it is rechargeable but it didn't include an Apple Lightning Cable so I can't charge this.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be Put Off by the Three Star Rating.

    • Written by Arthur S from Haddonfield

    I use Bluetooth mice and keyboards a lot. But I always keep wired counter parts around just in case the blue tooth devices can't be detected. And the batteries are forever running low. I have this mouse and the Apple Bluetooth keyboard (without the numeric keypad and rechargeable batteries) for an iMac. At first the mouse felt a little strange. and somewhat uncontrollable I didn't like the placement of the charging port. The keyboard felt a little small. And for a couple of years I didn't use them. Finally I charged them up and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you charge them they hold the charge a long time. I have my machines automatically shut down every night and startup in the morning. I actually remember to turn off both Bluetooth devices. There is never a problem at startup detecting devices. They are pricey and they are not the MOST ergonomic of devices but they do work well. Well enough that I have just purchased a second set. In both cases they replace an Apple replaceable battery wireless keyboard and a Logitech mouse. The second set is for a Mac-mini connected to the TV.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dude No Right/Left Click

    • Written by Roshanda H from Dallas

    This mouse is nice, I like the black option but it doesn't have the normal functions like right and left click what is it good for?!?! I expect better. I don't mind the charging location, but it really would have been easy to put it in the back top side behind the apple.

    4 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Let down by the most irrational charging cable position

    • Written by Ash W from Rochester

    The core features for the mouse aren't the issue. They work as to be expected but, it seems that Apple want to kill productivity.

    Completely baffled as to why you'd place the charging cable at the bottom, rendering it useless during charge? Utter madness.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Grade - just a C

    • Written by Barney R from Stevenson Ranch

    It's a little below average. It works most of the time but that means about 80%. And when it's about to go dead because the battery is drained you find out too late. It looks cool but it's not as good as a $15 mouse by the generic makers of such.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ups and downs!

    • Written by Luke P from Tipton

    Now, for a product of this cost you would expect something pretty much spot on that ticks many boxes, if not all of them. Unfortunately? No.

    The things I like about this mouse - gestures such as swiping between web pages in safari, generally navigating websites is rather effortless and very smooth indeed. I also like the weight of the product and its overall build quality. It feels substantial but not cumbersome. Lastly, the design. It does 'look' great.

    Now for the longer list of problems. I am a pro user, I spend long periods of time working on programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator etc, jumping between apps and dragging/dropping files. I use every pixel of my 27inch screen! After about 30 minutes of use my wrist and hand starts to ache due to the way you have to almost suspend your hand over the mouse to control it, you can't rest your palm on the mouse because it's just too flat. This is not ergonomic at all.

    The other issue is the CLICKING NOISE it makes! after a while this becomes annoying - there are much cheaper competitors out there now offering 'silent' mice and Quiet Mark approved products.

    Next, the fact that this can't be charged during use. the charging point is underneath the mouse by the optics so it has to be rested on its side to charge!

    Finally, the way it moves - it almost scratches along my desk when I'm moving it, it's also noisy on a mousemat!
    Sorry apple.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but can’t use it (yet)!

    • Written by Peter J E B from Cambridge

    My new mouse looks very nice (and so ir should for that price) but lacks one ESSENTIAL feature... so at present it’s as useful as a chocolate teapot!

    In order to pair it with my new MacBook Pro, it apparently needs to be connected using a cable BUT
    They supply one for the old style USB, not USB-C which is all I have on the MacBook. They really need to coordinate their products.
    I have some of those cables for my iPhone and iPad so could of course find other ways to charge the mouse.

    WHY on earth do they not supply a simple adapter which shouldn’t cost more that £1 and would be invaluable for other purposes?
    Or even the correct cable? Answer I guess is they sell a fancy cable for that at a RIDICULOUS £19!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    it charges only when you are sleeping or away

    • Written by Aya K from Gatineau

    never though Apple will release such poorly designed when it is charging, Steve Jobs would never agreed to release it like this. you cannot use it when it is charging. Also I though this Magic Mouse will be magic. fighting to moving in normal pads, seriously? I will try to buy gaming pad, other than that the scrolling, swiping, zooming ... concepts are nice.