• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in the design and battery life.

    I want to love the magic mouse, but there are two things that make me hate it:

    1. I cannot believe that the Apple designeres made a mouse that cannot charge its battery while its being used. The charger port is directly underneath the mouse, and the cord sticks straight out of the bottom so that you can't charge it while you're using it. I was completely baffled when I realized this. Apple! You're better than this!

    2. What makes #1 complaint all the MORE annoying is that once the battery gets down to 70% or lower, the mouse stops functioning well. You can try to keep using it, but it will slow down significantly. It takes roughly 80 hours of use to get down to 70%, which is great, but I'm just shocked at the difference when the battery is still well above 50%. Maybe it's just a defective mouse that I'm using? I don't know.

    3. I am starting to get carpal tunnel symptoms in my mouse hand because my middle, ring, and pinky fingers have to hover above the mouse to avoid an accidental right-click. If there's a way to adjust the settings so that I don't have to hold my hand in unnatural way, I haven't found it yet.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh...worst mouse ever!

    I hate using this thing, it is too flat. If I use it for any length of time my hand will cramp. Aesthetically, it's great; functionality, not so good.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse I've Ever Owned

    I've seen the comments about the location of the recharge port, so there's no point parroting the same thing. I will say one thing though: it's not enough to justify a 1 star review, in my opinion. It is after all a wireless mouse. I can easily find time to recharge the mouse. Even a couple of hours of letting the computer sleep, while I do something else, can fully charge the mouse and the charge lasts for a long time. Okay, with that out of the way, I really enjoy using this mouse. I will fully admit to being one of those people who think both the keyboard and the mouse were overpriced, so I decided to get a $40 third party keyboard and mouse combo, last year for my Mac Mini. That was a mistake. A year later, I caved in and bought this as well as the Magic Keyboard. The gestures make me feel like I haven’t been using my mac to the fullest. Initially found the mouse tracking to be on the slow side, but I was able to easily fix this by changing the speed of the tracking in System Preferences. Overall, it is very responsive, useful gestures, no stuttering, no dropping items in places I didn't mean to drop it in, and no need to constantly replace batteries (in case you wonder, it was something I had to do for the previous third party mouse I owned and that did very little to remedy the issues it gave me). Essentially, you get what you paid for.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!

    Man I love this thing, Yes the charging port is on the bottom.. SO WHAT?! Doesn't make it completely unusable.. It makes my school work and professional work a breeze.. definitely recommend it to anyone!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use whilst charging

    Can't use this device whilst charging due to port location.

    If someone thinks that is acceptable, I suggest to you they are a lightweight computer user who can tolerate a few minutes delay in the utility of their computer.

    However, some of us don't have that luxury of laziness or infrequent use. For us, this design is unacceptable. I returned mine and went back to using the replaceable-battery original.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and useful.

    Very nicely designed. Sleek. Purposeful.
    Allows me to click, grab and move objects with precision.
    Comes charged and ready to use.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They need to upgrade the USB cable to a thunderbolt

    The mouse is good and the battery life once you have fully charged it is good. The only issue is you have to find a wall adapter if you have a new style mac as there is only a usb cable in the box. This really is annoying as its an extra thing to carry, or i will have to begrudgingly purchase a thunderbolt to usb adapter.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puzzled by the bad reviews

    I am puzzled by the tone of some of the bad reviews here. This is a great device!

    Maybe you're used to using something by Logitech, but don't knock a device that you only have to charge once in a very blue moon for not being able to charge and use at the same time. Really, this is not a device you ever really have to worry about charging!!

    Personally, I think this is a superior product to Apple's last bluetooth Magic Mouse. I liked that mouse, but felt it didn't always have very good gravity (or something like that... the thing seemed to float in my hand, periodically). This one is more weighted towards the rear, with the result being that you hand seems to intuitively understand where it is supposed to be. It just feels more natural.

    By all means get a mouse with more buttons, if you need. But for me (mostly, writing, but some media processing and multitasking stuff, and some light gaming), this mouse just feels like your favorite pen. Very natural in the hand. A simple pleasure. You hardly know its there. And that, I think, is the whole point.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Problems

    Really hate that the charging port is located on the bottom side of the mouse. This makes it impossible to use while charging and requires me to keep a second (original) Magic Mouse handy for the inevitable times when the mouse dies before I get a chance to throw it on the charger at the end of the work day. Terrible oversight and design flaw. Really disappoints this 20+ year Apple user. =(

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the most ergonomic mouse, but it fits my mac's style!

    Summary:
    -Battery needs to be charged once a year, maybe twice for extreme users.
    -Ergonomics aren't great, design and looks make up for that
    -NO way to change the acceleration (remove..) or customise gestures (added value there Apple!)

    Full Story:
    BATTERY AND CHARGING:
    The battery port on the bottom for people who havent actually used it: "Worst design ever" "1 star" "what happened to Apple?"
    - For me? "Oh, it's still on 84% after 3 months of leaving it on and using it as i come and go"

    This thing just doesn't use battery, ever. One of the claims, which I completely believe after using it, is that in 2 minutes (!) charging time you can get 9 hours of use out of it. 9 HOURS.

    Apart from that, I've owned way more comfortable mice, gaming mice, with better buttons, weight, ergonomics, tracking, etc.. But those aren't as thin as my MBP 2017 nor as sleek designed.

    What I'm really missing is a way to customise mouse acceleration and gestures, mostly REMOVE mouse acceleration, having used non accelerated mice for my entire life, and really loving it too, makes using this mouse not as an added value to my production cycle as it could have been. Also it would greatly add extra value if certain self made gestures (like drawing a circle on your mouse's surface) would be able to be bound to (custom) actions.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse I've Ever Owned!

    I like many others, I read a bunch of reviews about the Magic Mouse 2 and didn't really know what to make of them. I love my MacBook Pro's touchpad gestures for switching between desktops and use it constantly in my work. I wanted to have the same feature on my mouse since it was availability and I'm so glad I picked up this mouse.

    The main complaint I saw about the Magic Mouse 2 was the charging port and it's placement on the bottom. I'm here to tell you that I don't understand the complaint one bit. I've had the mouse on my desk and turned on for 3 weeks now with only 1 charge and it's still at 83% battery life. It's going to last well over a month on one charge with daily use and it can be charged passively over night or between uses.

    As for usability, it' feels sturdy in the hand like a quality product should, the price is great based on it's quality and engineering, it offers features that enrich my Mac experience.

    I wish I could give it more stars but hopefully you will find this review useful and understand that the charge port placement is very secondary.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Reading some of these really negative and picky reviews I was hesitant replace my old broken Apple mouse and I was pleasantly surprised. The only real difference is that it no longer requires batteries which is a huge improvement.. The power cord will fit one's Iphone charger also.
    I dont get the big fuss over the charger inlet being on the bottom. It is not a big deal.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    I was really worried to purchase the magic mouse because of all the bad reviews about charge and functionality. I will say that I purchased it now almost 2 months ago and use it every day, and haven't charged it yet (and it's still at 57%). I really like having a mouse because using a track pad too much hurts my hands, and this fits the bill. I also really like how there is swiping functionality on the mouse to scroll, move between screens, etc.
    Don't listen to the bad reviews!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh - not great, but you don't have much choice

    I am new to Apple and recently purchased a MacBook Pro which came with the Magic Mouse 2. Coming from PC where I used a nice, ergonomic Logitech mouse, I can't say that I like this thing at all. As others noted, the charging port is on the bottom making it useless when being charged. The mouse is completely symmetrical so it feels terrible in your hand. It doesn't feel natural and is awkward to hold.

    With regard to the the tracking, the response feel sluggish. I like the mouse to feel "overly sensitive" when moving it across the screen, but I can't get this mouse to be that reactive. I have the mouse on the fastest tracking speed, but it isn't enough in my opinion.

    Overall the quality feels good and it is a pretty. I just can't recommend it as a practical.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek but a piece of junk!

    This mouse has design flaws the are horrible!!!

    One being the charging port is located on the bottom of the mouse making it unusable while charging.

    Another issue is the right click menu pops up directly under the pointer and the first item on the menu is the "BACK" option which causes me to lose all the data I had been working hours on. Ugh!!! This menu needs to be moved so that the pointer is NOT already on the "BACK" option!!!!!

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this mouse

    So I've been using the previous magic mouse with the batteries that are rechargeable and it was great and easy to use. The only thing that was a pain in the behind was that the plate on the bottom that held the batteries in would fall off or come loose from time to time. It was only slightly annoying. Well it stopped working well for some unknown reason and I decided to order a new mouse and see that they have redesigned it . I just got my new mouse and I love it so much. It is so easy to use , so light and smooth and quick. I work on my computer all day and I need to be quick and the mouse makes all the difference. I'm super happy with it and no more batteries to fall out the bottom. It's perfect !! Thanks Apple! I use to be a PC but now I'm a MAC and I love my Mac and my Magic Mouse 2 !

    Happy Girl

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recharging problems

    Placing recharging at the bottom of the mouse so it can't be used, makes it impossible to use my computer if I
    neglect to recharge the mouse. Also, if the computer is shut down, the recharging doesn't take place?

    I am shocked at this poor design. I hope you are still selling the battery-run mice.. I hope Apple pays attention to these reviews and
    redesigns the rechargeable mice. I have a new one that is unopened. I hope to return it for a design that works!

    What's happening to Apple?

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifly useless

    1. Disconnects frequently and that is extremely annoying.
    2. Sometimes completely loses connection and does not reconnects despite being fully charged and close to iMac. Powering mouse on/off does not help. After rebooting iMac a few times with an air of $8 wired PC mouse I was so infuriated that returned the iMac back to Apple.
    3. Charging port location is amazing in its dumbness. It's like placing a cup's handle INSIDE the cup.
    4. Very LOUD clicking sound!

    Entirely worthless and expensive piece of junk. If you need a mouse - get a 3-rd party one, preferably not a bluetooth. If gestures are so important - use a touchpad instead.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse,with only one complaint

    This mouse works well and easy to clean.
    (other than not being able to use it while it is charging,)
    It would help if the charging port was on the front of the mouse instead of the bottom but it charges fast and reliable.
    Its a great simple mouse that does everything you need once configured to your personal needs.
    and it works on my 2016 iMac as well as my 2008 iMac.

    System Requirements
    Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with OS X v10.11 or later.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should

    I know there are many reviews out there of people getting really upset that the mouse has to be flipped and charged. If you can't remember to charge it once a month, then a power up whilst you boil the kettle will get your through to the end of the day. No one is THAT dedicated that you can't give it 10 mins.

    I have a Magic Mouse 1 as well, as the 2 holds its power better. Less battery replacing. Other than that I see very little difference. Great bit of kit.

    2 of 2 people found this useful