• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Freezes - jumps - UGH!

    I've tried for months to get used to this mouse. It jumps, freezes, swipes too easily or not at all. I want my hold PC mouse back again.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Good and Bad

    I bought this yesterday and I had to say it looked sleek and slim when it came out of the box. It connected well with my Macbook Air (2015). Then it just went downhill from there. It could move and stuff, but when it came to scrolling, it couldn't. I tried everything and it still didn't work as well as the more gestures. Seriously, Apple? Also, who decided to put the charging port on the bottom? This has to be the worst Apple product ever...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk. Not well designed.

    > Mouse repeatedly loses connection.
    > Even when connected mouse click often non-functional. Able to move curser but cannot select or click on anything.
    > Battery life extremely poor. Batteries last only days. Bought a Logitech to replace it. Logitech has ONE battery with a claimed 18 month life. TWO batteries in the Magic Mouse last a week or two max? Some engineering .... :(

    What a waste of money. I got suckered into the Magic Mouse charger as batt life was so bad. Now that the mouse has failed I'm out the price of the charger too. I've used Apple products for over thirty years with no problems. In the past two years I've had to return one Apple TV (freeze on bootup), 2 iPhone 6's (black screen). QC and design has gone down the tubes. Sad.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2

    Of all the people who have been complaining about the the charging port being at the bottom, I am sorry, but especially those people who have been long time Mac users, are incredibly whiny and probably don't realise that 2 mins of charge is worth of 9 hours of battery use for this mouse. And don't any of you sleep eat or get off the computer at some point? It takes 2 hours of charging to give it a month's use so stop whining. I charged mine for barely 15 mins and have used it for the past several hours and my battery shows as 10% so all these people saying they have to keep charging it may have a faulty mouse or there mac needs updating because mines is no problem. Yes, getting used to this design is the only problem I see nothing else, oh and sometimes its confusing differentiating between left and right clicks but that's only because I haven't used this sort of mouse before. Other than that people have to stop complaining, none of you have ever made a mouse and there hundreds of different types so of course one size won't fit all. And it probably is the most understated and elegant mouse of all, its not being lazy, but being sufficient. Anyone who wants a candy coloured mouse should look elsewhere.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible connectivity.

    Terrible connectivity, every one of them in my office disconnects constantly. Only fix is resetting PRAM every time it happens.

    This is probably one of the worst product i ever purchased.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    I love the Apple mice, they are great. I've had them for 10+ years now, starting with the mighty mouse and had the magic mouse 1 and now the magic mouse 2. There is no mouse that compares with it, the technology and ergonomics are just great.

    Two negatives about the mouse is:

    1. The lighting port is at the bottom of the mouse so you can't use it while charging it although it charges very, very quickly and the battery lasts very long. It just seems like a stupid design while they could've put the port on the side somewhere.

    2. There is no more on indicator light at the bottom next to the on switch. I am used to flipping the on switch on the magic mouse 1 and seeing the green light which indicates that it is on and has battery life. You can see it inside the macOS though so it's fine.

    Great mouse, no regrets, thank you Apple!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't move very well

    It goes back and forth great, but up and down - not really responsive. I have had it for 4 months and not thrilled that I paid over $70 for a mouse that decided it doesn't like to move up and down - especially since i'm a photographer and it's pretty useful to be able to move a mouse up and down while editing! Sheesh! And really? Charging from the bottom? And it would be nice to have something blink if the battery was low. Apple is not what it used to be.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am furious at Apple not only for this design, but for not changing it after the mountain of negative reviews.

    The responsiveness to finger gestures is way, way, way too sensitive. That would be OK if there was any way to modify or disable the finger-stroke function in Preferences. I need to make fine adjustments to my photography and this device makes the cursor ridiculously impossible to control. In my writing program, pages get flung far off to everywhere and nowhere nearly every time I touch the mouse.

    Unless you have a trackpad, a computer is useless without a mouse. The unfathomable stupidity not only of making a design that prevents the mouse from being used when it needs a recharge, but then letting it get through testing and into production. Is there nobody at Apple who uses their own products?

    There should be a class action suit to make Apple refund the price or replace it with a sensible design.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Battery Life and A Nice Idea to add invisible scroll.

    The Magic Mouse is a Good product which can charge 9 hours in 2 minutes the magic mouse has an invisible scroll button which reduce clutter. I like the Magic Mouse because it can also easily pair to the Mac in less than 10 seconds. The Only downside is that the charger is at the bottom of the mouse and you can't change it and use it. Apple it may be a good idea to put the charging slot in the front or the back (sides) , can't wait to see what they put in the Magic Mouse 3!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inept redesign renders mouse unusable while charging

    I'm a big fan of the original Magic Mouse.

    However, I'm embarrassed to say that after persuading my father to bite the bullet and buy an iMac to replace his venerable 2006 Dell Dimension 3100, I have now recommended him to continue using both the Dell keyboard and Dell wired mouse!

    Quite how any design engineer could have thought that a charging slot on the underside of the mouse was best is completely beyond my comprehension. It basically renders the mouse totally useless while charging and liable to breakage of mouse or charging lead by users impatient to use its touch surface and click button(s). It also wastes a USB port - and no Apple product I have used is particularly generous in provision of these.

    I would not be at all surprised to see class action lawsuits and a product recall - it really is that bad.

    Meanwhile, I suggest readers get hold of a decent alternative mouse for use when this beast is charging at least. If they can get new or as new Magic Mouse version 1, then they will simply need a pair of rechargeable AA NiMH cells (one to use, one to charge) and a suitable NiMH charger. (They could also use alkaline AA cells, but will find that a more costly enterprise in a very short time.)

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid design ever.

    There are many design issues.
    1: Light indicator:
    How would I know that my mouse battery is over or not despite from seeing it from computer. I do not know if the mouse is paired or not. The light indicator should be always there to be able to troubleshoot from your mouse side.
    2: Charging: We laughed sooooo much on how the mouse gets charged. Really Mac and that design?????? I doubt that this design comes from apple. The designers should leave the company of this non-sense ever design.You have an important task to do and the mouse battery is dead and you plug it and wait ??????
    3: New MacBookPro compatibility: The new MacBook Pro has removed all its USB ports to Thunderbolt ports. How I am gonna charge my mouse 2??? Yes I should again buy extra converter. but why not in the first place apple did not manufactured Thunderbolt cable port for mouse 2?

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    The mouse operates and functions perfectly. After using it every day for months my hand or arm doesn't hurt or anything.

    But the fact that charging the mouse while using it at the same time is impossible due to the location of the lightning port. That is simply too much.

    It feels too much as if the jump from replaceable batteries to non-replaceable was made with the least amount of R & D possible.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the battery life

    I love the battery life in this mouse, it lasts forever compared to many. I find the speed very annoying though. I have the speed turned all the way up and still I have to pick it up several times to move across a web. page. Granted my desk is not all that big but none of the rest of my mice have to do that. I would think a hundred dollar mouse could be as good as a Walmart special ten dollar one. I keep using it though because the battery is so good.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    expensive without quality.

    mine is not working anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Implementation of Rechargable

    Unusable while charging is a real deal breaker.

    84 of 124 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    If you're here, it's because you're conflicted about getting this mouse. You've read the negative reviews. Or, you bought it and want to be reassured that you made a good purchase.

    There is nothing wrong with this mouse from a design or functionality standpoint. No connectivity issues whatsoever and it paired with my MacBook Pro with one click.

    I don't understand the negative reviews concerning the charging port. It's a WIRELESS mouse, meant to be used WIRELESSLY. Plus, I've been using it for 2 straight days and the charge has only decreased 2%. It came charged at 90%. You can check the charge level anytime via the Bluetooth icon in your task bar. I haven't had to charge it, but my understanding is that a 5 min charge will go a long way.

    If you've used a Mac trackpad, there's very little adjustment to this mouse in terms of gestures and clicking. Pretty straightforward. I really don't see what some reviewers can't figure out. Then again, I've always driven a mouse with my fingers and not my palm.

    Just remember, Apple develops products/enhancements you don't realize you need yet. Just go back and look at all the initial iPod reviews.

    Quality and weight are very good. Just buy it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only mouseI would use

    I love the battery life on this mouse, I haven't charged it in over a month and its on 92%. Little bit hard to move but it still glides with ease. Wonderful help when moving things. I hated how my Mac wouldn't right click to fix misspelled words but the mouse does. I love the magical feeling of the touch sensor to scroll, swipe, and zoom. Best mouse i have used ever.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it!

    First of all the complaint of many here - the charging port on the bottom of the mouse means you will probably need a back up mouse as this one cannot be used when charging - the designer and the team who approved this should be sacked. This is clearly ridiculous and glaringly wrong. After all, the wireless key board CAN be used while being charged.

    Secondly, I do not even like it as it does not work well with Adobe LR. Clicking on an image often results in you ending up somewhere you do not want to be, like at the beginning of a folder, or another one altogether, or simply another random image you are not interested in. I have tried every single setting, including disabling all the functions to no effect at all.

    Also, often when I re=start my IMAC 27 inch, top spec latest model, the mouse simply is disconnected and I have to install some software that apple tech sent me to get it to work again.

    Do not waste your money on this. After one year of use, I have put it away as a back up mouse just in case and purchased a non-apple mouse. It works. As it should.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    There is nothing "magic" about the Magic Mouse. I thought the 1st generation Magic Mouse was bad, but this is worse! It is far too heavy, far too sensitive, and far too long, making it painful and exceedingly frustrating to use. I am able to mouse with either hand, and my 4th fingers of both hands have become painful with overuse injuries in a matter of months - I hold the sides of the mouse between my thumb and 4th & 5th fingers to keep my index and middle fingers free for clicking, which I think is normal (5th fingers are just along for the ride because they are adjacent to the 4th fingers which do the "heavy" work with the thumbs). With the base of my hand resting on the mouse pad (separate personal item), my palm and fingers are very close to the mouse's surface, which you would think is a good thing for practical use, but the mouse is SO hypersensitive that when you barely touch it (or come really, really close to it?) in a way that you don't intend while simply holding it or moving it, it does unwanted bizarre things like suddenly doing a big zoom-in or zoom-out of the screen (has already done that while I'm typing this), scrolling your page vertically or horizontally (has already done that while I'm typing this), or sending you to another page you're not currently using, which has caused me lost work, wasted time, and a lot of frustration while using this mouse for my electronic office records. Furthermore, the "clickable" (left & right click) areas of the mouse are at the extreme front of the mouse, which is also problematic. Often my clicks don't register because the mouse is too long - I actually have to lift my hand off the mouse pad and mouse and move my index and middle fingers to the extreme front of the mouse, without accidentally touching it in some other way, in order to click. This mouse is an ergonomic and functional disaster, so much so that I'm going to have to spend more money now to replace it with the expensive Magic Trackpad 2 (pray for me). And, as if that weren't enough, the charging port is on the underside of the mouse so you can't use it while it's charging! How stupid is that? This mouse deserves zero stars, but that option isn't available.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design places appearance over function

    - Easy and consistent connectivity
    - OK battery life
    - No noticeable latency
    - Looks nice

    - Does not support multi-clicking (i.e., when you already have one mouse button down and need to hit the other one. Very noticable in Steam games)
    - Uncomfortable for people who don't like the "claw" grip
    - Very easy to mis-click due to having no tangible difference between left click, right click, and scroll
    - (more an OSX issue, but I'm venting) Impossible to configure scroll direction separately for mouse and trackpad. Apparently this is "progress"

    - Returned Magic Mouse 2, bought a different wireless mouse from a reputable manufacturer

    11 of 14 people found this useful