• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a sad example of product design

    I just wanted to increment the counter of 1 star reviews by 1. Maybe somebody at Apple who has some authority pays attention to this stuff and will get the message and make some changes in product design.

    My complaint, of course, is that the charging port is on the bottom of the mouse, rendering it unusable while charging. Is this a show-stopper? No. The battery life is excellent. However, this problem is TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. If they couldn't put the port on the top-side (where normal mouse wires are), then put it on a side-side. A little ungainly, but at least you don't face a choice of either using the mouse or charging the mouse. Putting the charging port on the bottom is the most inelegant place it could possibly be.

    Apple's value proposition is elegant products sold at an insanely high price. Apple customers endure the gouging because after they recover from the pain of purchase, they have an excellent product. Each time I charge this mouse, I get irritated again.

    Before you think this is just nit-picking, ask yourself what Steve Jobs would have done if he saw the charging port on the bottom of the mouse. That would not have been pretty, and headcount would have gone down by at least 1 on the spot.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely horrendous

    The original 1 which came with my iMac pro developed a fault in July 2017 and replacement they sent has developed same fault. I’m going to Apple repair centre today around 12 o clock to have it replaced or repaired. When you pay such massive amount of money to a company like Apple, the product should be of satisfactory built and not break down every 4 months.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    99% of people would be better buying the Magic Mouse 1

    So I originally thought all the negative comments bashing Apple's placement of the charging point on this thing were pretty funny, and fairly nit-picky. Surprise, they weren't. In all honesty I can't find a single reason why the MM2 is better than the MM1. If anything there are several reasons it's clearly worse to live with.

    As a professional designer and someone who is on their computer all day long, I'm lucky to get 24 hours worth of use on one charge, so now I have to make sure I charge this thing just about every night, or risk running out of juice mid work day. Because you can't just swap batteries like the MM1, recharging the MM2 means about an hour of downtime. And that ever so cleverly placed charging port makes sure you can't use the mouse while it's charging. (Really missed a great opportunity to have the port on the front so the mouse could function like a standard wired mouse when charging).

    For a company that prides themselves on delivering superior design, Apple absolutely missed the mark on the Magic Mouse 2. Save yourself $40 and buy the MM1. Or trade me your MM1 for my brand new MM2!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever

    The reviews don't do this mouse justice. In comparison to what's on the market with a windows mouse, it probably is pricy if you were to use it on a windows computer. However, this is not some second option mouse. I like the wireless capabilities, touch sensor on top, style, weight, standby sensor (save power) and curser sensitivity. I would like to be able to charge the mouse while using it, but the battery lasts for ages (guessing a month). I really like the touch scroll capabilities on top of the mouse. You can touch and scroll on the mouse anywhere on the top surface.

    Note: the scroll touch can scroll up/down and left/right in Safari and Excel spreadsheets. This is cool. I scroll diagonally in excel now. Try doing that with a windows mouse.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Poorly Designed piece of Technology Since the Zeppelin

    Everything about this mouse is absolutely perfect- it's a wonderful mouse- except for it's achilles heal, which metaphorically speaking, is massive and impossible to miss.

    Why on god's green earth would you make it so that you can't use this mouse while it charging? Why would you put the plug in the bottom of the mouse? WHY?

    Typically, when Apple does something of this nature, it's because you need to spend more money at apple on some extra adapter, but in this instance, you can. you just have to suffer. so when you're sitting at work and your mouse stops working. you stop working. and your company loses money.

    Please fix this apple. I've spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on your products. Please explain this to me or please buy me a mouse that doesn't have this problem.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Recent Magic Mouse 2 Purchase

    Purchased locally to replace my original mouse that came with my MacBook Pro. Responds qutie well and the battery life is excellent. Port for charger and charging option not the best. I noticed after using it for a couple of weeks that my wrist has gotten sore, after placing my older mouse next to the new one it is obvious what the problem was. It is alot higher which causes your wrist to be on a more defined angle thus causing wrist pain. Have stopped using it as of this post and will hopefull be able to get a regular mouse. Overall I would not recommend anyone buy this product due to the wrist pain which I have never had since switching to Mac 6 years ago. If Apple would like to send me a new original mouse to my home to as the Magic Mouse 2 doesn't work for me, that would be awesome. Reason for replacement was one of the long black gudies underneath came off and I had to do a temp fix to hold me over.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just plain annoying!

    Apart from the often mentioned issue of not being able to use it while charging, I have never had a more annoying mouse - ever!
    The scroll is hyper sensitive and I am constantly scrolling through my work without wanting to. I have been using a magic mouse since they first came out but this one is by far worse. Please tell me there is a way to adjust the sensitivity.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2 was falsely advertised

    Man, I bought this mouse for my gaming PC as it was "magic". But NO! It's a complete waste of time and money. It's nothing compared to my dell mouse I got with my pre-built dell desktop for £180. This mouse only runs at 10fps on Minecraft.

    10 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product I have used

    I am usually highly satisfied with the Apple products I purchase and have been a long time customer. I own a Mac computer, iPad, and iPhone among other items. However, the magic mouse 2 is the first product I have purchased from Apple that I have been dissatisfied with. The mouse lasted less than a month until it stopped working. Also, when it was working the charge did not last that long. It is also a hassle to keep charging the mouse. The original magic mouse ran on batteries, and even though the batteries got used up quickly at least it lasted a long time until it broke. I have had a negative experience with Magic Mouse 2. Hopefully, I will not have any more bad experiences with Apple or else I will think twice about buying from them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It does not consistently register right clicks. Sometimes it reads it as a left click, sometimes a right click, sometimes nothing at all.

    The entire top surface is meant to function as a scroll wheel. As a result, it just randomly scrolls around as you reposition your hand on the mouse.

    It looks cool, but the body profile is so low, you can't actually rest your hand on it. Which you can't do anyway because of the random scrolling issue. You have to kind of hover above the mouse and gingerly nudge it around with your fingertips.

    Just like every other time I've bought a new Apple computer, this mouse will quickly be chucked back in the box and replaced by an old Logitech mouse.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick looking design with insane flaws

    First, in your favorite search engine, search for "bottom of a mouse". Observe where every single bottom-tracking mouse ever made has put the tracking mechanism. It's smack in the middle of the mouse. Apple put it at the top of the mouse, meaning every single minute gesture you've ever gotten used to is thrown out the window, because reasons. It makes it feel incredibly inaccurate until you've gotten used to it, and I'm still not sure why Apple wants to change how I hold my mouse.

    The hybrid trackpad top of the mouse is great when it does what you want it to - scrolling is a particularly nice feature to have. But then it activates when you're trying to click, and it moves the screen on you before you click. Gestures, like navigating forward/backward on webpages, also gets misinterpreted as a scroll action. Most mouse manufacturer's provide utilities to adjust this sort of thing, but Apple does not. So I have to toss in a different mouse if I need to perform anything that requires accuracy.

    It definitely gets points for longevity, the charging port on the bottom is the most overblown thing about this mouse. It lasts for weeks without a charge. Generally it feels pretty good in the hand, a good amount of weight and it feels like a premium product.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Decent Mouse

    I used the original Magic Mouse for a while and found it to be very nice. When the Magic Mouse 2 came out I wasn't planning on getting one, but I ended up with one anyway. I have had the mouse for quite a long time and I have never had any issues with not being able to use it while it charges( i.e., the battery on the mouse is stupid long so if you just charge it maybe once a week at night you should be absolutely fine). I would never view this mouse as a heavy tasking mouse, if you are doing something that demands more than two buttons and a modicum of gesture abilities, this is not the mouse for you. I use the Logitech G502 mouse on my desktop, but use my Magic Mouse with my MacBook Air for things that I just can't do on a trackpad. Another gripe that I have seen is people saying that it is symmetrical, so it can be annoying at times when you end up holding the mouse the wrong way. Its most likely because of the Apple logo at the bottom relaying back to a mental trick, but when I'm using the mouse the button side just seems to feel different, aside from the clicking function. All in all I consider this a nice mouse, however it is not very well suited for any sort of high intensity task that would require more than two buttons.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    very uncomfortable, doesn't glide well, charging port on bottom makes mouse useless while charging. wish I could give it ZERO STARS

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Battery Life!

    I've been completely happy (how often is it possible to say THAT about a purchase?!) with the Magic Mouse 2 my husband got for me to use as an alternative to the trackpad on my MacBook Air. It's performed perfectly, since the very first time I used it, and I couldn't be more pleased with the battery life, ergonomics, and beauty of this little baby. It's sleek cover stays cool-to-the-touch during hours of use, requires very little space to maneuver in any way needed, is perfectly weighted to not come up off the table/desk, and scrolling is a dream--only requires a light stroke up, down, left or right. I use it for hours almost every day, frequently forgetting to turn it off between uses, and have only had to recharge it TWICE in at least 4 months!! (I'm actually understating the time between charges because I can't remember the exact purchase date). I've seriously NEVER had a rechargeable ANYTHING last like this mouse does! So, I definitely do not care where the port is to plug in the charging cable! And to those who have such a major issue with the few hours (at most) the Magic Mouse 2 is unusable while charging, I'd like to ask where else they think the designers could have put it?! I'm thinking those who are nitpicking a beautiful piece of well-designed technology need to spend the occasional hour or two of Magic Mouse 2 recharging time in a relaxing yoga session or perhaps meditating for stress relief.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    oh magic mouse

    you are so sleek

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not my First Choice

    It works but thats just about it. I like how its rechargeable but you cant use the mouse when its charging due to the port being on the bottom. Good thing it doesnt take too long to charge but this is my biggest gripe. I recommend plenty of other great mice options.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything awful

    1. A full charge of this shiny new suppository has lasted about two weeks (not a month as advertised).
    2. The charging port is on the bottom of the device which prevents using the device. It's a horrible design obviously, but it can't be accidental. I assume it's some deranged sadist middle manager over there at Apple trying to inflict some unspoken deviant worldview onto us. Instead of arguing, just fix the design please. Yes, we're all philistines who don't understand you vision. While you wait for us to become enlightened, please please please just fix it.
    3. The mouse does not get a 9-hour charge in 2 minutes. This is a lie.
    4. Pointing: OK, if you visually check to make sure which direction is up first.
    5. Scrolling: OK, except with the Chrome browser which interprets side scrolling as "back" and "forward" page commands -- SOMETIMES!
    6. Clicking: Awful. 1 out of 10 times, the mouse will do what I can only describe as a half-click. It's as if the software will register a button down, but not a button up. The only other mouse I've ever had this problem with was my Magic Mouse 1, which I replaced with the MM2 and it has the same issue! All other mice I've tried work perfectly with my system. I don't understand this behavior and can't explain it. Sometimes I have to click something 4 or 5 times just to get the mouse to register. I guess the mouse wants to make sure I REALLY want to click that!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designer of the Magic Mouse (FAIL)

    It may have been magic had you put the socket at the top like a normal mouse so that it could continue to be used whist being charged!
    Please whoever designed this do everyone a favour and go put your head in an Oven and spare us from anymore idiocy from you.
    Or is it Apple's feeble way of getting consumers to buy two? one to use and one to charge.
    Its an embarrassment, as a company they should be ashamed to sell it.
    In the future it will be recognised as one of the most laughable products ever made.

    Well done Apple for making a Massive Lemon.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the touch function!

    While this mouse doesn't deserve a 5 star rating, it definitely deserves more than people are currently reviewing it. I switched from a logitech mouse (not sure which model), and I am thrilled that I can use gestures with this one. I would use my trackpad all the time if I could, but I find that not having my wrist supported like I do with my mouse pad leads to pain/issues. Being able to have the mouse and use the gestures is the best of both worlds. Also, it works really well with my mousepad. My downsides are obviously the charging function and the ergonomics, but everything else makes up for me.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    I upgraded a couple of months ago to this mouse and love it. I don't have an issue like many of the other reviews that they can't use the mouse when it is charging. A message appears on your screen that the battery is getting low long before it actually stops working. It also charges fast so you can plug it in between tasks here and there if you don't want to fully charge it all at one. I love not having to replace batteries, even using rechargeable ones, this is so much better. Thanks Apple for another winner.

    7 of 9 people found this useful