• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but Apple can do better

    I purchased the latest mouse due to tracking issues with the original Magic Mouse so it's great to have full functionality again.
    No problems with the automatic pairing which worked as expected for an Apple product.
    It is possible to view the remaining charge. Click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and highlight the mouse to view the remaining battery. Some reviewers seem not to have noticed this.
    Like others that have reviewed it I'm surprised by the location of the charging port. It would have made more sense to put it on the front but it's great not to have to mess around changing batteries every few weeks.

    I would have thought that Apple would have taken the chance to maybe change the design and provide more functionality. They do seem to be losing their way slightly of late hence the 4 star rating.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best Apple experience

    Out of the box, it paired right away with my iMac running Yosemite, but no cursor movement. After calling into tech support, it took rebooting the mac holding down command+option+r+p to clear nvram. Then it started to work. However, still haven't gotten scroll to work yet. Are macs supposed to be this difficult? I thought that is why I left Windows....

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2 vs Magic Mouse 1

    WeI have two iMac's and the newer one has MM2. I find it smoother and even more comfortable to use than the MM1, and the built in battery lasts longer than the rechargeable batteries I use in MM1.
    The main thing for me though is that the MM2 retains a solid bluetooth connection to whichever machine I am using on, whereas the MM1 has always been prone to disconnecting or taking a while to connect.
    The fact that you cannot use the mouse while it is charging did worry me slightly at first, but, as I assume the the battery does not suffer from reduced capacity due to 'memory' problems, one can just keep an eye on it and recharge it well before it gets too low for a days use. Perhaps put a monthly reminder in the Calendar.

    136 of 152 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok but...

    Ok so I like it but it looks really weird plugging it in on the bottom. At first, it wouldn't connect, and I had to reinstall OS X for it to work correctly. Please note it only works with OS X El Capitan. It works with the iPhone Lightning Dock, which is cool I guess. I love how it comes with a lightning cable. It would be cool if they could put the lightning cable port on the front so you could also use it as a wired mouse, or at least use it while it's charging.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO DISAPPOINTED !!! Magic Mouse 2

    I bought a new Magic Mouse today to replace my one that died. I connected it to my Macbook Pro and i can only use it to click. It will NOT scroll or swipe. Apple support says the Magic Mouse 2 is designed for OSX 10.11 and up.
    WHAT? What are you thinking Apple!
    Apple support told me they could not find anything different between Magic Mouse 1 and Magic Mouse 2 except one uses batteries and the other is rechargeable.
    I am trying to be productive in my job...not spend WAISTED time thinking about connecting a BLUETOOTH mouse !!! REALLY? This is a no brainer. OSX 10.11 has only been a few months. Way to go Apple engineers and marketing specialists.
    And i can't even find the Magic Mouse 1 on the Apple website.
    So is this Apples way to get 15 million macbook users to upgrade to the new El Capitan OSX.
    This is great Apple. I will shop somewhere else.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    no longer has a green light to show it is charged, nor does it interact with the Mac to show charge level. Inconvenient, and makes no sense.

    34 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love using it but charging it look darn weird for a product by Apple

    Works extremely well and as expected. Same user experience as the original Magic Mouse.

    Charging it, is a really weird user experience for a product designed in California by Apple. Look like a dead mouse stuff by lightning cable. Completely turn my desk ecstatic around to a completely different level.

    When charging, my magic mouse 2 need to be missing on my desk, thus missing 1 star.

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than ever

    Received my Magic Mouse today. Awesome. Setup was so easy. No more clunky batteries. Works like a charm. Love it!!

    10 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Improvement...Kind of

    I just bought the Magic Mouse 2 and had a few questions/ design improvements that I thought might be useful. Let me start off by saying that the rechargeable battery is a big improvement that removes a lot of hassle with the Magic Mouse. On that note I wanted to point out the major flaw of it... why would Apple not put the lightning port at the from of the mouse? It is currently at the bottom and it makes no sense. Putting at the from of the device would allow a person to still use the mouse while it was charging and could make it so that while it was plugged in to charge it would function as a wired mouse. This would satisfy both the wired and wireless mouse demographic. I find it inconvenient to have to stop using the mouse just to charge it and frankly, it looks odd having an upside down mouse charging on my desk. Mostly positive, just one major flaw.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse

    Unlike some of the other reviews here, i love it, it seems smoother,and more responsive, much more pleasing to use

    71 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What could be better...

    Thank you for finally coming up with a chargeable version of this wonderful mouse. I have had none of the issues I have read here and must say that it holds a charge very well and charges quickly. My last magic mouse was constantly requiring battery changes and this has saved my life. Thank you Apple, you rock. Oh, and just loving El Capitan and glad I had to upgrade to use these new items.

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You call this a mouse?

    This and the previous generation, is the worst mouse ever bought, and that was probably the last item I will ever buy again from apple. The mouse disconnect all the time, and the cursor does not follow the mouse. the click sometimes delay. I wish i hadnt spent my money for that product. Very disappointed.

    23 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work with mid 2011 iMac

    Bought 3 hours ago, paired it and unplugged cable so that it would work wirelessly - it didn't - it crashed my computer. The restart crashed before the login screen and so it went on and on in a loop - crashed every time. Switched mouse off and computer booted up fine but as soon as i went to bluetooth preferences -> Magic Mouse 2 -> connect, it crashed.
    I am running a mid 2011 27" iMac and os x 10.11 so I meet the system requirements as stated on apple's site.
    The panic report says:
    "IOGMD: not wired for the IODMACommand ... iokit/Kernal ...(... rest deleted as not allowed in a review)
    which in my book says that it can't handle the i/o of this mouse.
    Going back to store tomorrow

    21 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second. Worst. Mouse. Ever.

    I hated the first generation Magic Mouse. But being the type of person who is always up for trying new things I thought I'd try the second generation Magic Mouse with my new iMac for a while to see if it grew on me. It didn’t. It’s worth noting that I am a male with hands which span 20cm (8 inches) from little finger to thumb with my digits spread out. Anyway...

    Pros: (If you liked the MM1…)

    - It's lighter. You don't feel like you're dragging a heavy paperweight around the mouse pad.
    - It recharges from the Mac… but you can't use it while it’s charging because the port is on the underside of the mouse.


    - The MM2 is too flat and the arch of the MM2 is in the middle of the device. The mouse doesn't follow the contour of my hand. If you look at a regular mouse you will see that the arch is placed towards the back of the mouse and it is more of a 'cliff edge' than symmetrical design.
    - On a regular mouse I find my thumb and little finger grab the sides keeping the mouse steady. I can't do that on the MM2 because my hand will 'arch' with nothing to rest the palm of my hand on. This makes holding the mouse extremely uncomfortable and causes the hand to ache.
    - The sharpish edges make it somewhat uncomfortable. I did however find them slightly smoother that the MM1.
    - The only parts of my hand touching the mouse are the tips of my fingers. This makes it very difficult for me to control the mouse accurately.

    Overall, the improvements are minimal and I would still recommend the Magic Trackpad or a regular mouse over the MM2.

    54 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended to buy it.

    I just bought this today. It worked perfectly right out of the box. I have seen none of the problems other reviewers have complained about. I'm happy I have it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth upgrading if you have a MM1

    I was expecting touchID or taptic feedback to be included to make it deserve a 2.0 name. Adding a rechargeable battery and making it a tad lighter isn't much of an upgrade. Sure it's better than MM1 and i'm glad they have fixed the disconnect issues and the back plate not securely holding the batteries in. But again, there really isn't any innovation with 2.0. The mouse will not work on shiny surfaces such as glass. The Logitech Dark field range does.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    The worlds best mouse has been made even better! Now I don't have to continually buy batteries anymore! And having a spare Lightning cable comes in handy to charge my iPhone in the bathroom when i'm, uh, googling...

    3 of 4 people found this useful