• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use it while it is charging

    You cannot use the mouse while it is charging, and there is not much warning before it gets very low. An unbelievable design decision.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small, can't charge and use, battery dies quickly, hyper sensitive

    First - let me start with the positive. I love having a touch surface on the mouse. Limited multi-gesture support is pretty cool, and adds a lot of nice integrated capabilities. Only because of that, do I give this mouse a 2 star rating when I really want to give it a 1 star.

    But. There are so many things wrong with this thing - that almost universally relates to Form OVER Function ... Apple - some day ... you really need to realize that Form is great - but FUNCTION is king.

    Problems:

    1. The battery life is fairly short ... about 2 to 3 weeks depending on how long a day I use it (which is a lot).

    2. You can't charge this mouse and use it at the same time. Some brainiac thought "just stick the charge port on the BOTTOM of the mouse ... who cares about functional problems like "battery running out or dead, and still need to use the mouse" ...

    3. This is partially "my fault" - as I have very large hands. This mouse is so freaking tiny - that it's only the width of my 3 middle fingers - consequently - it's incredibly uncomfortable to hold and use - again - a Form over Function - at least provide 2 or 3 sizes of mice for different sized hands.

    4. The touch surface is WAY too sensitive - it's constantly taking input just by my fingers "hovering" over the surface - I have to stay at least 1/2 inch away of the surface to be sure that I don't accidentally trigger clicks on things I didn't mean to - but it still happens regularly ... I've triggered deletes of things, selections of things I didn't mean to, etc... rather annoying.

    5. Charging the mouse off of the laptop itself does not provide any feedback on the charge percentage unless you TURN ON the mouse - so you have to "guess" when it's charged enough to start using again. If you turn on the mouse, it takes a LOT longer to actually charge the thing ... so you have to accept a slow charge rate to be able to see the charging status.

    6. There is no small led light or similar on the mouse itself to indicate it's fully charged. You have to turn the mouse on, open up your desktop/login and view the Bluetooth battery status to see if it's charged.

    The idea is amazing - but like most Apple products it is so rigid in it's conceived/perceived use case that it's useless or impractical for most of the rest of the world.

    I would desperately love the see the following things to make this a 5 star product:

    * charge port accessible while still using it
    * larger mouse options for bigger hands
    * sensitivity setting of the touch surface area to increase/reduce sensitivity per the users needs
    * small fully charged led light status - which could also simply blink 1, 2, and 3x to indicate 25%, 50%, 75%, and steady for 100% charge rage
    * more ergonomic design the flat curve surface is purely designed for aesthetic looks and not shaped how a human hand holds a mouse - see some of the common Logitech and Microsoft "natural" style mice - they're actually designed to be comfortable to use and hold

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    loses connection constantly

    and it's not because it's out of charge. I have to wiggle it, wait 15 seconds, then it's usable again for another few minutes. This is awful.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst producr so far

    Can’t charge it while using it because of where the charging plug is located and there is no led light telling you that it’s working or not. Probably my worst purchase of all times at Apple.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It. No other mouse compares.

    Sad to see the negative reviews of this mouse. The functionality of the Magic Mouse is unparalleled. I loved the 1st Gen. and love the 2nd Gen even more. I purchased my iMac over a month ago and the mouse battery still has a charge of 42% (at the time of this review). I did not charge the mouse out of the box, just simply turned it on and still haven't charged it.

    I'm sorry but turning my mouse over once every couple months to charge, when I go to bed, is simply not enough for me to even knock 1 star off. Hands down a top notch product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a great mouse

    I do not understand the negative reviews for this great mouse. I use it with my MacBook Pro everyday and just love it. Battery life is sooo long I cannot agree with those complaining about the bottom charging port. Every few weeks or months just plug it in at night and you will never worry about running out of charge.

    Since getting used to the trackpad action on the mouse I get annoyed using the scroll wheel mouse on my wife's computer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stoped working

    I had it for a month. Today has stoped working. I have now purchased an another NON apple model. Waste of money

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Too good

    the mouse has a good feel and the design is really good. It is a good mouse to use.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it is horrible

    After years of perfectly polished products, me as others, have come to expect the very best from Apple.
    Devices that can always be used with perfect design and functionality.
    We've used to fall in love with all the Apple products.
    This is probably the best mouse on the market and I should normally rate it 4 stars.
    However, it looks like a cheap Apple rip off.
    Yes, because of the charghig method.
    And yes, it is a big deal if you're loving Apple and you're expecting the very best from.
    In a world where Steve Jobs is still alive, mouses will never charge like this and iPhones will never have outside the body cameras.
    They will look, feel and work perfectly or not at all.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    I agree with all the other reviews about the charging port on the bottom - rendering it useless while charging. I've had mine 6 months and it's already stopped working. I am not replacing it with another Apple mouse - expensive and pretty useless. Come on Apple get your act together!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Definite upgrade from the original Magic Mouse - Battery lasts forever!

    Love this thing. Like always, a true, quality design from Apple that makes you frustrated when you use any other mouse. Nothing beats the Apple for its multi-touch surface and build-quality.

    Never need to charge it, and plenty of warning when it's about to run dry, so easy enough to flip over and charge while taking a break from the computer.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worse mouse ever for RSI

    This is the worst mouse I've ever had as far as comfort goes. My hand is turning into a claw, and I have daily pain. The only good feature this mouse has is the trackpad/touch feature that makes it useful for editing files in my DAW/audio recording software. I have searched and searched for an ergonomic alternative thats mac compatible to no avail. I've added third party silicone accessories to help make it more a little more comfortable, but they don't fix the problem. Also, the mouse seems to drag on the mouse pad, making difficult to move, thereby taking extra effort to move the mouse and causing more hand pain. Stupid!!! Apple used to be known for innovation but they haven't cared to come up with anything for a comfortable mouse?!! What is up here folks?!

    GET IT TOGETHER APPLE AND DESIGN SOMETHING COMFY!!

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad concept

    Certainly the worst Apple mouse ever. battery don't last and when there is no more power, you have to stop working to recharge it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very frustrating product

    There are some nice features with this mouse, but overall it is very badly designed. The mouse is unreliable and tracks poorly. Placing the charging port on the underside shows either contempt for users or simple lazy design. Apple sorely needs to do some user testing with their products.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Unique Mouse

    Got this to go with my iMac Air, really like the wireless feature. Has some very unique features, like the side swipe function. Very sensitive and unbelievable battery life. Charged it with my iPhone charger while waiting for Best Buy to set up my iMac Air, used for 2 weeks, battery is at 95%. Really don't understand the complaints about the bottom charging port, charge when not in use, no issue, battery life is so long. Like the smooth easy to use shape. Suggestion for Apple, include a soft pouch to keep it in when not in use.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Try to change the batteries? Break your nails.

    Apple mouse feels good and responds well to various touch inputs. Try to change the batteries? Good luck. The mouse has a poor design to remove the cover. Breaks off my finger nails - just about threw the device against a nice sold concrete block wall. Otherwise, it's average.

    5 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prioritizes good looks over usability

    Pros/Cons Overview:

    Pros:
    - Gesture Functionality
    - Battery Life
    - Good looks

    Cons:
    - Lack of comfort
    - Bad usability
    - Charging port location

    What keeps this mouse from receiving even an average score for me, is not the charging port location alone (which is sensible criticism for many people here) but something much more fundamental: Its disappointing lack of comfort and usability. Let me explain:

    Comfort: I have below average sized male hands (2-inch thumb and 2.5" inch pinky), and still find myself feeling uncomfortable as my right hand tries to grip the sides of the mouse to move it. It just doesn't feel good, and resembles the awkward feeling you get when you try to grip a miniature-sized pen to write with. I can only imagine what it would be like for someone with bigger hands. Makes me wonder what human species type this was designed for.

    Usability: I use a mousepad that is a bit gripper than others, and creates more friction than other surfaces such as wood or regular plastic, so a bit of an extra effort to move the mouse around is expected. Alas, this particular mouse has a very serious problem with friction and is what completely breaks the experience for me. To be sure, I've tried two other mice, a Microsoft one and a Logitech one, and neither had the same problem with maneuvering. In fact, they slid almost effortlessly.

    Overall, I appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness that Apple puts into 99% of their products, but this mouse constitutes the 1% that begs for drastic improvements. Buyers, beware of the potential discomfort from medium to long computer use, and be mindful of the surface you will be using this on (glass doesn't work at all). Apple engineers, please rethink your priorities and go back to prototyping, hopefully taking into account some of MS and Logitech's ergonomics as your baseline to your designs. I hope you don't repeat the same mistakes with Magic Mouse 3.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great and horrible

    Of course Apple’s products are very intelligently designed and this would be the best mouse ever if it wasn’t for the one major issue that drives every other designer I know absolutely koo-koo... the charger port! Surely Apple has a reason for making charging a nightmare when you have quick deadlines to work to and have to switch to a wacom to get work done. Worst functionality ever.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    Ridiculous that you can't use the mouse while charging. Not a professional product. Made for children.

    13 of 25 people found this useful