• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to my original Mighty Mouse

    While the concept of a rechargeable mouse without the hassle of batteries is good, this new mighty mouse has an Achilles heel: If the batteries run out while you are using it, you are dead in the water for at least 30 minutes while the charging cord is hooked up to the underside of the mouse. You can't use it while the charging cord is in the way and it takes about 30 minutes to get enough charge to unplug the cord.

    If you are diligent, you will recharge before your mouse's internal battery runs out. If not, plan on a long coffee break while it recharges.

    I decided to go back to my old 2009 mighty mouse (the original) and use 4 rechargeable Eneloop Pro 2550 mAh batteries in rotation; two pairs; one always charged and ready. It takes less than a minute to swap the out and they last me about 7 weeks of heavy daily use.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Most uncomfortable mouse I have ever used, physically painful to use for extended periods of time. Feels awful in the hand, and input is very impresise. No haptic distinction between left and right click, often starts scrolling when your intent is to click. Just a horrible piece of design. I would love to know if anyone at Apple actually uses this for anything other than web browsing and writing documents, there is no way this device can be used for applications that require precise mouse input like 3D design software. Its a real shame because the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad are fantastic and a joy to use.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    could be better!!!!!!!!!!

    Here we go again i bet you apple make sure you buy the next version why?..... Because the charging port is under the mouse when you run out of battery you have to stop working to charge it and i bet, the next version will have the port at the back of the mouse just like the keyboard...... so you can keep working while charging. but well.....

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid mouse design

    So, how am I supposed to work when the mouse gets low on power when the plug goes into the bottom of the mouse? These are not cheap products and I don't expect to have to buy two just in case I have a deadline and can't work for an hour or so! I've been a loyal, professional designer using Macintosh since 1990 and I am seriously disappointed.

    Wake up design department... form follows function!

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap piece of junk

    I can't believe this piece of junk actually made it out into the marketplace. It disconnects constantly, the bottom panel keeps falling off, and it is so sensitive that it keeps magnifying your screen when you don't want it to. Steve Jobs is spinning in his grave. I gave it one star only because there is no option for zero stars.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Port Location NOT a Big Deal

    I agree with everyone that it was a poor choice to have the charging port on the bottom of the mouse, but I think a lot of people misunderstand this inconvenience.

    Most of the reviews here are outraged because they think they have to wait hours and hours for a full charge before using the mouse again, but that's just false information. You do NOT need to wait for a full charge to use the mouse after the battery has drained. I found that after a few MINUTES (enough time to take a water break), I had a full day's worth of battery.

    Is it a bad design choice? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience? No.

    Besides that, it's a very average mouse. If you like to have your palm supported or use a scroll-wheel, you won't like it.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work anymore!

    I have been pretty happy with this mouse so far until all of the sudden this piece of junk just stopped working!!!! Frustrating. I'm staying away from apple mouses from now on. DO NOT buy it, you'll regret to pay a lot of money for an expensive piece of useless junk!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Fan of the Magic Mouse

    I purchased a new Mac Book Pro 13" and passed down my 2011 model to hubby along with my old magic mouse. I ordered the new magic mouse 2 and am very pleased with it. First off, no more swapping out batteries. Secondly, it seems to glide more smoothly over my mouse pad and thirdly, it seems to be a little more narrow which fits my small hand perfectly. I'm very familiar with the functionality of the magic mouse having used my old one for 5 plus years. This newest model is not much different from the old one except for the charging mode. I can see where complaints were warranted with regard to the charging port being located on the bottom. Why Apple designers didn't put it at the end of the mouse is anyone's guess. The port being located on the bottom is not a big deal for me but I can certainly understand the many complaints. It seems to hold a charge for a lengthy period of time.

    The sleek smooth design of the magic mouse is what initially drew me to purchase my first one and now to come back for the magic mouse 2. I like how it fits in the palm of my hand, I love the zooming & scrolling feature and the right clicking. Overall, this mouse accomplishes exactly what I need in a mouse. I have absolutely no negatives about this mouse - it's the best I've ever used and I would recommend it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive piece of junk

    Cursor jumps all over the place. You best have a bucket load of batteries handy. Batteries last no more than 15 days at best. Back page will jump forward with the slightest touch. Not happy at all. This is an $80 paper weight!

    14 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Using the mouse for an extended amount of time is uncomfortable. Sometimes its not possible to use it for a short amount of time either. You can't charge and use it at the same time, whats up with that? However, the motion gestures are nice, it looks nice, and holds charge for a while. Yet Apple missed the point entirely. I would not buy again and if I were you I would spend my money elsewhere.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design!

    I've been lucky not to have the problems with this mouse that others have had...as long as I'm careful to make sure the battery is charged. The design is terrible, as once it needs charging, I cannot use it for at least an hour! It's very frustrating, can't imagine how anyone thought it would be a good idea to position the USB connection on the bottom, as there's no way to use the mouse while it's charging - it won't lie flat on the surface. I bought this because my original magic mouse not only was draining batteries, but finally got to the point where I couldn't open it - it's got about 6% charge left, can't open the back to change batteries, but am keeping it around just to use when the "new" one needs charging - soon it'll be drained and that option will be gone. Is Apple expecting us to buy 2 of these so we always have a backup? It's too expensive for one, especially for such awful design.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the gestures, great mouse!

    I was skeptical at first about this one with its flat design, but I was blown away by the comfort and the ease of use. The gestures are great, not overly sensitive yet responsive. I could never go back to a regular mouse. The battery life is amazing, but the charging port could be better placed.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable while charging.

    This is a really good input device, with one exception. You can't use it while it's charging. Clearly the port could have been put in a location that allows the mouse to be used while charging.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A smart design, when you think about it

    The charger underneath is a smart design decision. It's very Apple. If they'd stuck the socket on the back, apart from looking ugly. it would allow you to use it incorrectly. The whole point is that it's wireless. They know if people COULD use it while plugged in, they WOULD use it plugged in - back to wired mice? No thanks.

    So they made using it wrong impossible.

    Of course if recharging was slow would be a bad design choice. But it's not; plug it in while you make the tea and it's back up to full charge.

    It's a shame design philosophies need explaining, but the amount of people presuming they've thought about this stuff more than Apple is astounding. It just takes a moment of critical thought.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design-failure (for charging the mouse)

    It is embarrassing design. It is non-functional. The charging port is at the bottom of the device.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassing Design. Non-functional charging port. Overpriced flop.

    FIRE the executive that approved this non-functional design.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try your luck

    If you are ever feeling lucky, buy one of these and try to use it. If you get lucky, it'll work, if not, tough luck. It's always a nice addition to my stress load when I really need my mouse to work but it would decide to not even connect; really helps put things into perspective.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MM2 Does not meet it's spec

    I had this disconnect problem with MM2 which temporarily disconnects along with the new mac keyboard ,rang apple support with no solution. After changing the number of functions ie drastically reduced the problem went away. I find the right click very close to other functions so i find it hard to use.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Never again will I use a Magic Mouse. I've gone through three of these and each one had problems staying connected. I'm really disappointed in Apple for producing something of such poor quality. Microsoft is looking better and better.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead on Arrival! Should have read reviews

    Purchased this mouse from the Apple Store website to pair with my MacBook Pro for added convenience while I'm doing school work in town. Wow! I've never been so disappointed in an Apple product. Dead on arrival. I humored it with a full charge, tried connecting it to my Mac using the USB method and Bluetooth method, even searched forums on the internet to see what it could be that I was doing wrong. Apparently this mouse is highly known for similar issues. I wish I had known before wasting time trying this product.

    15 of 18 people found this useful