• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Angry

    I am furious at Apple not only for this design, but for not changing it after the mountain of negative reviews.

    The responsiveness to finger gestures is way, way, way too sensitive. That would be OK if there was any way to modify or disable the finger-stroke function in Preferences. I need to make fine adjustments to my photography and this device makes the cursor ridiculously impossible to control. In my writing program, pages get flung far off to everywhere and nowhere nearly every time I touch the mouse.

    Unless you have a trackpad, a computer is useless without a mouse. The unfathomable stupidity not only of making a design that prevents the mouse from being used when it needs a recharge, but then letting it get through testing and into production. Is there nobody at Apple who uses their own products?

    There should be a class action suit to make Apple refund the price or replace it with a sensible design.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Battery Life and A Nice Idea to add invisible scroll.

    The Magic Mouse is a Good product which can charge 9 hours in 2 minutes the magic mouse has an invisible scroll button which reduce clutter. I like the Magic Mouse because it can also easily pair to the Mac in less than 10 seconds. The Only downside is that the charger is at the bottom of the mouse and you can't change it and use it. Apple it may be a good idea to put the charging slot in the front or the back (sides) , can't wait to see what they put in the Magic Mouse 3!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inept redesign renders mouse unusable while charging

    I'm a big fan of the original Magic Mouse.

    However, I'm embarrassed to say that after persuading my father to bite the bullet and buy an iMac to replace his venerable 2006 Dell Dimension 3100, I have now recommended him to continue using both the Dell keyboard and Dell wired mouse!

    Quite how any design engineer could have thought that a charging slot on the underside of the mouse was best is completely beyond my comprehension. It basically renders the mouse totally useless while charging and liable to breakage of mouse or charging lead by users impatient to use its touch surface and click button(s). It also wastes a USB port - and no Apple product I have used is particularly generous in provision of these.

    I would not be at all surprised to see class action lawsuits and a product recall - it really is that bad.

    Meanwhile, I suggest readers get hold of a decent alternative mouse for use when this beast is charging at least. If they can get new or as new Magic Mouse version 1, then they will simply need a pair of rechargeable AA NiMH cells (one to use, one to charge) and a suitable NiMH charger. (They could also use alkaline AA cells, but will find that a more costly enterprise in a very short time.)

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid design ever.

    There are many design issues.
    1: Light indicator:
    How would I know that my mouse battery is over or not despite from seeing it from computer. I do not know if the mouse is paired or not. The light indicator should be always there to be able to troubleshoot from your mouse side.
    2: Charging: We laughed sooooo much on how the mouse gets charged. Really Mac and that design?????? I doubt that this design comes from apple. The designers should leave the company of this non-sense ever design.You have an important task to do and the mouse battery is dead and you plug it and wait ??????
    3: New MacBookPro compatibility: The new MacBook Pro has removed all its USB ports to Thunderbolt ports. How I am gonna charge my mouse 2??? Yes I should again buy extra converter. but why not in the first place apple did not manufactured Thunderbolt cable port for mouse 2?

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    The mouse operates and functions perfectly. After using it every day for months my hand or arm doesn't hurt or anything.

    But the fact that charging the mouse while using it at the same time is impossible due to the location of the lightning port. That is simply too much.

    It feels too much as if the jump from replaceable batteries to non-replaceable was made with the least amount of R & D possible.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the battery life

    I love the battery life in this mouse, it lasts forever compared to many. I find the speed very annoying though. I have the speed turned all the way up and still I have to pick it up several times to move across a web. page. Granted my desk is not all that big but none of the rest of my mice have to do that. I would think a hundred dollar mouse could be as good as a Walmart special ten dollar one. I keep using it though because the battery is so good.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    expensive without quality.

    mine is not working anymore.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Implementation of Rechargable

    Unusable while charging is a real deal breaker.

    39 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    If you're here, it's because you're conflicted about getting this mouse. You've read the negative reviews. Or, you bought it and want to be reassured that you made a good purchase.

    There is nothing wrong with this mouse from a design or functionality standpoint. No connectivity issues whatsoever and it paired with my MacBook Pro with one click.

    I don't understand the negative reviews concerning the charging port. It's a WIRELESS mouse, meant to be used WIRELESSLY. Plus, I've been using it for 2 straight days and the charge has only decreased 2%. It came charged at 90%. You can check the charge level anytime via the Bluetooth icon in your task bar. I haven't had to charge it, but my understanding is that a 5 min charge will go a long way.

    If you've used a Mac trackpad, there's very little adjustment to this mouse in terms of gestures and clicking. Pretty straightforward. I really don't see what some reviewers can't figure out. Then again, I've always driven a mouse with my fingers and not my palm.

    Just remember, Apple develops products/enhancements you don't realize you need yet. Just go back and look at all the initial iPod reviews.

    Quality and weight are very good. Just buy it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only mouseI would use

    I love the battery life on this mouse, I haven't charged it in over a month and its on 92%. Little bit hard to move but it still glides with ease. Wonderful help when moving things. I hated how my Mac wouldn't right click to fix misspelled words but the mouse does. I love the magical feeling of the touch sensor to scroll, swipe, and zoom. Best mouse i have used ever.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it!

    First of all the complaint of many here - the charging port on the bottom of the mouse means you will probably need a back up mouse as this one cannot be used when charging - the designer and the team who approved this should be sacked. This is clearly ridiculous and glaringly wrong. After all, the wireless key board CAN be used while being charged.

    Secondly, I do not even like it as it does not work well with Adobe LR. Clicking on an image often results in you ending up somewhere you do not want to be, like at the beginning of a folder, or another one altogether, or simply another random image you are not interested in. I have tried every single setting, including disabling all the functions to no effect at all.

    Also, often when I re=start my IMAC 27 inch, top spec latest model, the mouse simply is disconnected and I have to install some software that apple tech sent me to get it to work again.

    Do not waste your money on this. After one year of use, I have put it away as a back up mouse just in case and purchased a non-apple mouse. It works. As it should.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HATE THIS THING!

    There is nothing "magic" about the Magic Mouse. I thought the 1st generation Magic Mouse was bad, but this is worse! It is far too heavy, far too sensitive, and far too long, making it painful and exceedingly frustrating to use. I am able to mouse with either hand, and my 4th fingers of both hands have become painful with overuse injuries in a matter of months - I hold the sides of the mouse between my thumb and 4th & 5th fingers to keep my index and middle fingers free for clicking, which I think is normal (5th fingers are just along for the ride because they are adjacent to the 4th fingers which do the "heavy" work with the thumbs). With the base of my hand resting on the mouse pad (separate personal item), my palm and fingers are very close to the mouse's surface, which you would think is a good thing for practical use, but the mouse is SO hypersensitive that when you barely touch it (or come really, really close to it?) in a way that you don't intend while simply holding it or moving it, it does unwanted bizarre things like suddenly doing a big zoom-in or zoom-out of the screen (has already done that while I'm typing this), scrolling your page vertically or horizontally (has already done that while I'm typing this), or sending you to another page you're not currently using, which has caused me lost work, wasted time, and a lot of frustration while using this mouse for my electronic office records. Furthermore, the "clickable" (left & right click) areas of the mouse are at the extreme front of the mouse, which is also problematic. Often my clicks don't register because the mouse is too long - I actually have to lift my hand off the mouse pad and mouse and move my index and middle fingers to the extreme front of the mouse, without accidentally touching it in some other way, in order to click. This mouse is an ergonomic and functional disaster, so much so that I'm going to have to spend more money now to replace it with the expensive Magic Trackpad 2 (pray for me). And, as if that weren't enough, the charging port is on the underside of the mouse so you can't use it while it's charging! How stupid is that? This mouse deserves zero stars, but that option isn't available.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design places appearance over function

    Pros:
    - Easy and consistent connectivity
    - OK battery life
    - No noticeable latency
    - Looks nice

    Cons:
    - Does not support multi-clicking (i.e., when you already have one mouse button down and need to hit the other one. Very noticable in Steam games)
    - Uncomfortable for people who don't like the "claw" grip
    - Very easy to mis-click due to having no tangible difference between left click, right click, and scroll
    - (more an OSX issue, but I'm venting) Impossible to configure scroll direction separately for mouse and trackpad. Apparently this is "progress"

    Verdict:
    - Returned Magic Mouse 2, bought a different wireless mouse from a reputable manufacturer

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, Apple did not think this through!

    Poor design. Purchased 27 inch Mac (have been loyal Apple user for many years; this is my 4th Mac). I did not realize until I went to use my computer this morning that it didn't use batteries. Completely dead, no charging warning or "battery low" indication.
    Searched around for the USB cord once I researched online and realized it doesn't take batteries.
    Plugged it in. No light or any indication that it's charging. Have no idea how charged it is, how much time is needed, and
    the most annoying part? I can't use my computer! Twiddling my thumbs in my office. Sure hope it doesn't take long to charge but how will I know?

    Please fix this Apple!

    37 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only nice to look at but not to use

    Useless, if you work for 8 hrs a day, how can apple create such a bad design which doesn't fill your hand it's heavy to move it and painfull. I hate apple and their limited blocked closed products

    23 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product!

    Noticed there are lot of people complaining about the charging style of the Magic Mouse!! It is absolutely fine the way it is. It is a wireless mouse and it is meant to work wirelessy and not wired. It charges extremely fast and last for long. But I guess people with no understanding on design will think Apple randomly picket the plug port on the belly of Mouse 2. Chill out people.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great but Doesn't Work

    Bought the Magic Mouse for my wife's iMac. The battery lasted a ridiculously short period of time so she dumped it. Use it maybe one week. The design is so beyond stupid it's symptomatic of the new Apple philosophy, "We know best so why ask you?" The nitwits running Apple design moved the charging port so you can't use the Mouse while it's charging. Brain dead.

    That's not the worst of it. They removed the indicator light for both Power On and Charging. The new Apple Arrogance in Design.

    So with my $60 mouse in the box I figured I'd pair it to my daughter's new MacBook Pro. Turns out the Mouse died while in the box. Since the POS doesn't have any indicator lights it took a while but I finally proved to myself that it won't charge, it won't pair. It is a DEAD Mouse after one week of actual use.

    I've used Macs since '84. My family still uses them. I have to make $$$ doing CADCAM work so I don't waste my time on Apple products anymore. They used to be best but expensive. Now they only look cool but are behind the curve in everything else. Only the phones are worth the money.

    Steve never was any good at picking his successors.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Apple designs ever!

    If I only had to work with this mouse without worrying about charging, I would probably rate it a 5 star, but whoever signed off this ridiculous charging mechanism, should be fired, in my opinion. The charger cable plugs in from the bottom, which means you cannot use the mouse while charging. Even if the hole was in another spot, it seems that it doesn't work at all while charging. Apple tells us that it's supposed to charge in 5 minutes (!) - well, nonsense - it takes about an hour - one hour, during which you cannot use your computer, unless you have an alternative mouse. Apple support did confirm that 1 hour is the normal time for charging.
    The only good reason I can think of, is that Apple cares about us taking a break from time to time :D

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    Bought one of these and generally liked it. Too bad it didn't even last 6 months until it stopped working. No warning at all just stopped working. I have the trackpad which is ridiculous to use since you have to chase it all over the desk because they didn't put rubber feet on it. Just another Apple piece of junk. No wonder Windows is gaining so much ground. May be time to switch back.

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ... the worst product ever from Apple

    Not sure what is going on with Apple but how can it be that a sane person designed Magic Mouse 2?
    I work with Macs from 08:00 am in the morning till 11:30 pm and sometimes later.
    My boss bought this when we bought our newest machine and it is so frustrating to use.
    I will be working and the next thing I know ... there is no power on the mouse. There is LED light to warn you of that. There is no way you could recharge while working. A disaster when you have something fast to do with a mouse.

    This is stupid.

    14 of 21 people found this useful