• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Generally, great; but the charging port should be changed

    The Magic Mouse 2 is generally great, and just as functional as the original, although lighter. But you have to wonder what the Apple designers were thinking when they put the charging port on the bottom of the mouse, making it unavailable when charging. It seems obvious that the charging port should have been located at the back of the mouse, i.e., the end where the Apple logo is located, and the firmware programmed to allow use while charging. Also, it should have come with a Mac computer software update to incorporate a battery monitor display (there is one available for a small fee in the App Store). Of course, it is a simple matter to let the mouse charge overnight when you are not using it once it runs down, but maximum functionality would be achieved by making these changes.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but....

    Love the mouse EXCEPT it doesn't indicate when it's running low and needs to be recharged. The warning would be terrific so I could plug it in overnight. Woke up this morning and it was essentially dead. Also needs some sort of indicator when it's fully charged. Other than that, it's a vast improvement over the old one. Perhaps Apple wants us to buy two so one can be charging while the other is in use? NOT the best solution really. NOT at the price.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for new MacBook pro

    How am I to supposed to charge this on my MacBook Pro when there are no USB ports on my laptop? You only provide USB wire for charging?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I don't understand why there are so many negative reviews about the charging cable being on the bottom of the mouse. Yes, it's kinda weird, but there's really no excuse for letting the mouse die to the point that you need to use it while it charges. You can see the percentage of the charge in your preferences. When it gets low plug it in overnight??? It's not that difficult??

    I had the original magic mouse- having to buy batteries constantly for it was waaaaay more annoying! I've had my mouse for 3 weeks, charged it fully right out of the box, have used it every day and it's only at 83%. I turn it off when I'm not using it. At this rate I'll only have to charge it every few months. I'd say that's a VAST improvement to the batteries.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse I've ever used

    Apple mice have typically been pretty bad. I've used them off and on since the 1998, and they all suffered from pointlessly quirky design and lack of features. I would always replace them with a cheap windows mouse. This mouse is actually a step forward in every area, the multi-touch surface actually make this better than a standard mouse. Hands down the best.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I am considered the go to person in town I live when it comes to technology. In the past 7 years I have converted heaps of windows users to mac os and will confidently continue to do so.

    Today I installed and configured a new 21" mac for a guy down the road or should I say I plugged it in and it configured itself. All I had to do was create dock items of his favourite sites and enter the account details

    I was delighted to see the rechargeable mouse and keyboard what a winner compared to the Logitech clumsy potato with batteries he had on his old PC.

    Well done Apple

    Thats why we will support You guys.

    ps we don't need to pirate software as it is all there for us.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Product

    I have used the Magic Mouse I for years and I love it, and I am very much looking forward to a rechargeable Magic Mouse II !!! Regarding bad comments by others: there apparently is no mechanism to identify fraudulent reviews and I would not be surprised if Apple's competition contracts this job out. The competition would of course deny it, and it would be difficult to prove. We can only speculate at this point. But regardless of the other reviews, this is a great product.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor ergonomics. Really hurts

    My mouse came with my first Mac. The mouse looks decent and perfectly matched the design of Mac.
    However, it hurts. As a long time computer user, I haven't really developed any serious healthy issue with mouse/keyboard use. After one week of using the magic mouse 2, about 1-2 hours every day, I developed a serious repetitive strain injury on my left shoulder/arm/hand. It's because the super flat design of the mouse is so unnatural to human hands. Also, the fancy touch design is not accurate. Some gestures, like two finger slide, just don't work randomly.
    Now I am using an ugly old Logitech mouse with my left hand (My right one still suffers). It is not good-looking, but more comfortable and reliable, and more functional.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 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.

    17 of 21 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.

    14 of 18 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.

    15 of 22 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


    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?

    15 of 26 people found this useful