• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst design descision on earth!

    I came to write this review using ONLY MY KEYBOARD (!) because the battery of my magic mouse is out and there is no possibility of using it while plugged in and charging . At least I now know that you can navigate through the web without using a mouse :)
    Back to the topic: I'm a product designer and generally love Apples products. But I have to admit that the decision to PLACE THE PLUG ON THE BOTTOM of the mouse is the worst idea on earth – I even use this often as a bad example of product design.

    I still don't know how this could happen to a company like Apple. But I hope they^ll fix this desaster soon.

    Think I'll have to buy a Microsoft mouse now...

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Battery Solution

    I like this mouse until it alert of low battery. I am a proffesional designer and well focused of the job daily. When the battery get low, all of my work stufs stop, and i start to swear Apple's weak design mouse.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a mouse that holds its own charge... and for a long time!

    Perfect upgrade to the previous battery-powered Magic Mouse. My old one lasted many years without a hitch, and my new MM2 came with a new computer purchase. I guess I don't understand the barrage of negative comments about this product. My favorite is the complaint about the charging port being located on the underside of the mouse, so you can't charge and use it at the same time. Oh brother! Charge it overnight-- duh! I'm on the computer all day, every day and it holds a charge for WEEKS. After a couple of weeks I'll check the battery level and it's usually still about 75% charged. If someone can't remember to plug the mouse in once every couple of weeks, then the problem lies with the user, not the mouse. My only slightly negative comment would be about the price. Yes, a bit pricey. But I don't mind paying for something that holds its own charge for long periods, is comfortable in the hand, glides around easily, is durable and will last me many years of clicking.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting toy, sadly not on par with proper mice

    The good:
    Beautiful design, best quality, battery lasts forever, touchable surface is different and interesting, recharges rapidly (I think the charging port is in good location btw), can scroll sideways like on touchpad, very easy to connect, Mac's mouse settings are really beautiful for this mouse, highly configurable, comes in the most beautiful packaging, which also includes a Lightning cable.

    The bad:
    Very uncomfortable and not ergonomic. Does not glide on surfaces as good as the cheapest Logitech mice. Sensor is not precise. So, it is not well suitable for graphics work, or gaming, or music production, or basically anything at all. There are too few gestures, and they don't match touchpad's gestures. For me, the worst thing are the sharp edges of top plastic. It rubs my fingers and make them hurt. I still haven't figured out how to hold this mouse. I automatically start using MacBook's touchpad which is the best touchpad there is...which, combined with extremely bad ergonomics of the mouse, not precise movements, scratching on most surfaces and lack of decent gestures, renders this mouse totally useless.

    The verdict:
    Buy this mouse if you want your mouse to have Apple's logo, looks and quality. If you need a mouse to get the work done, look elsewhere. To be honest, this is a tough decision, since the mouse looks so nice. So, it comes down to whether you want to see and show off your mouse, or actually use it.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good mouse

    I have been using it for a few weeks, as a replacement to my razer orochi elite. This mouse is awesome! The bluetooth works out of the box (as opposed to razer's), the gestures are awesome, battery life good, my hand doesn't feel like anything has been sacrificed ergonomics wise, the only thing that annoys me is accidentally gesturing "back" while scrolling, altho I know where and how to disable this feature, I like to be able to swipe back and forward, so just gotta re-learn where to put my finger when scrolling. Also not being able to use it while charging (I've yet to charge it tho) doesn't seem so bad - 2hrs per month of using trackpad is sorta alright.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    First Experience With A Magic Mouse

    For my first experience, I would say it'a not all that bad. The mouse has some good functionality such as the built in gestures and that 3/4 of the top is touch enabled. Making scrolling or switching between applications simple.

    -The Touch is easy to use, creating a few gestures that help you control your Mac interface makes it simple however there is a little bit of a learning curve to it. For people who aren't indulged in tech, this might be difficult. They have gifs in the settings menu that show how to use each gesture.
    -Battery Life if superb so far, 1 week of on/off use about 5-10 hours daily and it's still going.

    -The ergonomics of this things are ridiculous. It looks like they were trying really hard to make a mouse that was different and amazing compared to all the rest. It doesn't feel good in my hand and it just looks odd with sharp edges all around the top. It's impractical to say the least.

    -You would think that when you turn it on, it pairs with your computer knowing that's the only device it has ever been used for? nope. Every single time I have to turn it on, I have to go into the settings and click to connect it. This is the most expensive bluetooth product I've ever bought and the only one that has no memory of device authorizations. Sometimes it does not even show up on my computer.

    -This is more of a personal con, but I have a MacBook Pro Space Gray and I like my products looking sleek and clean. They released the original Magic Mouse when the Mac computers were originally white. They have yet to change it. Yet they have the magic touchpad with the other finishes. It would have been nice to pay $80 for a mouse and have it match my computer.

    Over all, I wouldn't suggest this mouse. I got it for the ease of access and have not had the experience I have with most other apple products. It should get 1 star, but have a touch enabled mouse gets it 2. Wouldn't ever purchase again unless it were $10, what it's worth.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't hold charge

    Shortly after receiving this mouse I started having problems with very limited use before need to recharge. It would be much easier to if the recharging port would allow use while connected. I'll try to find an old one.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most useless product from Apple

    I bought this for my mac book pro as I connect external monitors and use it for work from home.
    The track speed at max is still poor, focus takes few seconds to get it to point where you need. It is one of the worst product I have bought for $80. To my surprise it is second generation still this bad.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Hands-Down Best Mouse I Have Ever Used OMG!

    The Magic Mouse 2 was the most exciting package I've ever gotten since my mom wouldn't let me borrow her mouse because she needed her computer for work. So when it came, I paired it with my computer and it was such a nice experience! I'm using it currently to write this post. I don't care what anyone says. This is the hands-down best mouse I have ever used. It is slim, uses Multi-Touch Gestures making it kind of like an iPhone screen which is great, I can put my finger anywhere and it scrolls, It doesn't work well with games like Minecraft and ROBLOX, however, I can live with it. I give this 5/5!

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Harder to click than previous version

    First I want to say I'm really glad Apple made a rechargeable mouse. I have hand paralysis and changing the batteries was difficult for me. And since I use rechargeable batteries I'd have to recharge the batteries as well. Now I can plug it in to charge. I understand people's complaints about the charge port being on the bottom but for me it's not a big deal because it's still far better than the old system. I figured Apple was just doing a simple upgrade by using the same basic design as before. Perhaps they'll move the port some day but I'm fine with it. You only need to charge it every few weeks. That being said it does not click as easily as the previous version of the mouse. As a result my hand gets tired more quickly.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Terrible Mouse

    As a graphic designer, I use a variety of tools and own a few different mice. This one is downright horrible. As many others have pointed out, the idea of having a charging port located on the bottom of the mouse, as opposed to the front, is an enormous blunder. Beyond that, it works with no mouse pads, glides horribly, and is flat and is appallingly not ergonomic. The scrolling and touch is overly sensitive to the point of glitchyness in the adobe programs, often causing abrupt zooming in and out, accidental clicking and dragging (bezier curves are a nightmare), and is useless for navigating any map software. This is a prime example of Apple’s insistence on form over function.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So much better than before

    I'd been using the battery driven MM and it was always a problem, in that the aluminum battery cover was always getting loose. Batteries themselves no big deal, I just always kept a charged up rechargeable ready to replace, the battery cover was a major annoyance. This new mouse just doesn't have that issue. It works just the same, there's nothing different in their function, but it relieves the ridiculous battery cover problem. They feel pretty much ergonomically equal, one doesn't stand out in my mind. If I plug the mouse in, it charges very quickly, just pop it in at the end of the day. The battery seems to last a very long time. I just think its such a better mouse then Magic Mouse 1. Not really understanding people's beef's with it. Plus, I still have my first mouse ready to go if I leave MM2 at work or something, or want to charge the battery. To me its a no brainer as to which is the better mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you have a wired mouse to go with it

    My IMAC came with this "magic" mouse. It is definitely a little tricky finding the right and left let along center scroll when I am using it. There have been a few times when my mouse just froze on me. Fortunately I have a wired mouse when enables me to connect to the computer to get the mouse just to move.

    Make sure however to guard the the charging cable that comes with it because it is needed for the magic keyboard as well. If you lose it then you won't be able to charge your IMAC.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NO problems at All

    When I read all the reviews 2 weeks ago, I thought long and hard about buying. But, my old mouse (the previous version) was after 3 years constant use of up to 7 hours a day, falling apart. So I decided to bite the bullet. It arrived fully charged (97%) and has been used every day for the last week for up to 4-5 hours a day.I have yet to have to charge it and is at 87% charge now a week later. I am usually forgetting to turn it off when I am not using it, so I would say that is a good product.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse charge port location makes mouse unusable when charging

    I wish they would redesign this to put the charge port to the front of the mouse so it can still be used while charging.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    After exactly one year and a month it died almost slowly

    After exactly one year and a month my magic mouse 2 slowly died during a two weeks span. Just in time so I couldn't replace it for a new one, the magic mouse 2 I got with my iMac timely died right after the first year was passed. It's too sensitive although I guess or hope it can be settled. I bought a plain wired mouse at 15$ and it works way better than the I don't even know how much it is worth in money (not quality, mind). It's outrageous that apple plan every accessory to be very pricy at least I remember it used at least to mean quality. My 2009 mac pro works as fast as my brand new iMac 5k 2015... anyhow that's another subject. Angrily disappointing and I obviously do not recommend. I use only mac for all my stuff but I'm starting if it wouldn't be wise to consider otherwise for the next times, and I'm not the only one to think it... although that will be done with a big heart hake. Very sadly quality doesn't match the prices anymore.

    PS : just be clear it didn't die because of any accident or wet sport of any sort... it's really the electronic that went more and more chaotic until it became completely unreliable.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Charge on the back?

    Brilliant product, but, Charge on the back?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form finally destroys function

    Not being able to use this while recharging is actually incredibly disruptive to work because I or anyone i know tracks the battery level of their mice. Suddenly you have to stop and put the mouse upside down in the middle of active working, a call, or a presentation. This alone made me go back to a different mouse.

    This is a text book example of why form should follow function, not the other way around.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    First ever hardware review since 2006. Decided to review this product since most people rated it poorly. This product works perfectly for me based on how I use it which is as follows

    1) Occasionally - I probably use this product for 5-7 hours each day with my 2016 Macbook Pro 13"

    2) With basic programs - Works very well for the programs I use which includes Chrome, Spotify, Photos and Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint)

    The biggest reason why you get a product like this is to use it with a Mac. It connects well, shows battery life, charges quickly and should work perfectly for 80% of users. People who work with photoshop, or need it for gaming should look elsewhere (based on other comments).

    My Background: I am a 33 year old e-commerce entrepreneur with a background in business and Engineering. I am fairly technical but I really like products that just work (with minimal fuss and tinkering). I own a 13" Macbook Pro (2016, also owned a 2013 model), Iphone 6, Time capsule, Airport Express, Ipad 2, and a few Sonos devices. Keep the above in mind when you read my reviews.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money!

    I wanted to love this...but it is not up to Apples standards. The look and feel of the mouse are great. But the functionally is than desirable. It has outdated technology, so it can only be used on non shiny surfaces. Pretty sad since a $10 mouse can handle most surfaces. Don’t even think about using this if you play games. Save your money on this one! I am usually one of apples bigest fans and have many of their products. This is a total fail of a device for them.

    14 of 16 people found this useful