• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Premium Product but lacks common sense

    • Written by Pedro D from new york

    If the MacBooks and iMacs all have USB-C ports, why is my brand new magic mouse unusable because you included a cable that is not compatible with my MacBook? Definitely frustrating.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovative and fabulous design

    • Written by Hitesh C from Udaipur

    In one word - Fantastic!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying when you click and it highlights rather than links

    • Written by Cathy W from Bedford

    Another reviewer said it better than I could:

    1) it is not a mouse, but a trackpad/mouse I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE BUT THE NEXT TWO STATEMENTS ARE
    2) too sensitive on the left right trackpad function YES, WAY TOO SENSITIVE
    3) no ability to adjust or correct YUP

    What does this mean in practical terms:
    a) when your finger touches the mouse it interprets it as a trackpad movement and instead of clicking through a link it highlights instead. SO ANNOYING - I HAVE TO UNCLICK AND CLICK AGAIN JUST TO DO A SIMPLE CLICK AND LINK TO A NEW PAGE
    b) when your finger touches the mouse it interprets it as a left-right swipe and it will swipe your current screen (and work) into oblivion.

    HONESTLY, THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO RECHARGE THROUGH A PORT AT THE BOTTOM HASN'T BEEN AS BIG A PAIN IN THE NECK.
    BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME WHEN I'M USING IT, I AM SCROLLING (YAY) OR CLICKING (BOOOOOO!)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hair is constantly getting stuck

    • Written by JOACHIM S from SHERMAN OAKS

    Bad ergonomic design and terrible that you can’t charge while using the mouse. My biggest complaint is that little hairs constantly gets stuck in the little crack between the outer case and the optical diode. Bad design!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Who thought this was a good idea?

    • Written by Erica B from New York

    While I like the ergonomics of it, and that they got rid of needing batters. For the LOVE of, they clearly didn't focus group test this version because why would you put the plug on the bottom??? WHY????? Renders it useless when it needs to charge. AND it probably loses connection a dozen times per day.

    Get your ish together on the next iteration.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for native macOS support, with drawbacks. 3.5 stars.

    • Written by Eric B from Oviedo

    My personal MacBook Pro usage has gone through the roof due to a new macOS-centric position at work, and the increased use of the built-in trackpad was starting to wreck my wrist. Also, I simply missed using a mouse, so I picked up a Magic Mouse 2. Overall, I am pleased with it, but it's not perfect, nor is it clearly a better input option than the trackpad. These are my personal pros and cons after about a week of use.

    Pros:
    - Quality build material, and looks great on your desk, as all Apple hardware is wont to do.
    - No wire, no dongle.
    - Quick, native macOS support. Plug it in via USB-to-Lightning, and it's paired until you unpair it. Nothing more to worry about, no software/drivers to install. Wakes up alongside your macOS device with a click, and Bluetooth LE allows it to sleep when your device is sleeping.
    - Battery life and recharge speed is excellent. Nearly one week of constant use has drained approximately 12%. No need to "janitor" battery life by switching off when not in use. A few minutes of charging allegedly delivers 9 hours of usage; a few hours to fully charge should easily last a month.
    - Not a single issue with connectivity since buying. No missed inputs or skipping cursor.
    - Generally more efficient for workflow speed compared to using the trackpad in most cases.
    - Gesture controls are immediately intuitive if you're already accustomed to them on an Apple trackpad, and work great from any position on the mouse. Want to scroll from the bottom-left corner of the mouse, for whatever reason? Go right ahead!
    - Despite the entire upper half of the mouse being one giant button, right and left clicks are still registered appropriately & accurately.
    - Will work in tandem with the built-in trackpad by default, but can be disabled if desired.

    Cons:
    - Ergonomics. This is perhaps the biggest one for me -- settling into a comfortable grip is proving to be difficult. A concrete example of fashion over function.
    - Price is a turn off, but an argument could be made that you get what you pay for with build quality, ease of use, native support, and battery life.
    - No option to adjust or disable pointer acceleration without buying a third-party application. macOS Catalina has broken command line option to disable global defaults in this regard. Affects fine precision, unless I finally "become one" with the mouse months down the road.
    - Optics are not quite as precise as the trackpad. Comparing slow cursor movement with the trackpad is clearly inferior, but not terrible. Not ideal for very fine inputs (e.g. graphics/photo editing, gaming.)
    - Lacking a few features of the trackpad -- for example, it is impossible to slide the Notifications pane open with the mouse alone. It lacks Force Touch, so forget using any of those gestures you've learned on a Force Touch trackpad. Tap-to-zoom replaces the pinch-to-zoom option, but that goes a bit beyond the scope of ordinary mouse usage.
    - The entire surface of the mouse being sensitive to gestures is a bit too sensitive at times. Perhaps the lower half being receptive to gestures was an unnecessary design decision.
    - Not supported by any macOS device that is too deprecated to run macOS El Capitan (but that's going back pretty far, no?)
    - Finally, the charging port on the bottom: it's bad design, but truly a non-issue. You'll be recharging it for an hour once a month. If you can't find one hour per month to leave the mouse to its own devices, then that's your problem.

    Overall, I am happy with the Magic Mouse 2, but if I had to summarize it in one word, it'd be "quirky". Not "perfect", not "ideal".

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loyal Buyers Beware...not worth the cost

    • Written by Juste Ê from Missouri City

    As I am typing this review right now i had to navigate the pointer here with my TRACKPAD because my fully charged Not So Magic Mouse 2 has lost connection for the millionth time today. I don't understand how such a successful company can continue to push unworthy products that they then have the nerve to rave about. The wool has been removed and I am seeing clearly how overrated many of the apple accessory products are thanks to this mouse.

    Pros: As long as it is connected to your Mac it does exactly what it was purchased for
    however the same can be said for other bluetooth mouses for a fraction of the cost. I understand if you're like me and you like to keep your brands consistent across products but this is definitely not worth the cost. I'd rather buy an imitation from china that would yield the same results.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use while charging

    • Written by Nicholas H from Kalispell

    This is a horrible design. You cannot use the mouse while it is charging so if your mouse dies while you are working you have to stop and wait for the mouse to recharge. Clearly nobody did any product development on this before having this go to market. Put the plug on the front of the mouse so people can actually have it plugged in and still use the mouse - feel free to credit me with coming up with such a brilliant idea!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE LOVE LOVE, ergonomic design, rechargeable, perfect for everyday use

    • Written by Avery B from Dawson

    I love this product. My wrist doesn't hurt near as bad with this than some of the other mice that I've used. It's perfect for my graphic design programs, games, and school work. I carry this mouse everywhere with me in my laptop case when traveling. I feel weird using my laptop without it. Definitely worth the money. I've never owned the first generation Apple Mouse but, I feel that this one is designed better due to being able to recharge.

    I don't understand what all of the 1-star reviews are about but, in my opinion, they are definitely wrong and undeserved.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function

    • Written by Patrick T from Maple Grove

    Don't bother wasting your money with this mouse. It looks nice, and you can scroll left and right, but the positive attributes stop there.

    As many people have commented, Jony Ive, in his obsession with making things look better than they work decided to make it so you can't charge the mouse while you use it. Yes, you can do a 'quick charge' for 5 minutes, but why?????

    Beyond this, it is horribly unreliable. I routinely have problems with the bluetooth connectivity, mouse lag, disconnecting. I've tried deleting the preference files, resetting the bluetooth connection, resetting the computers PROM, etc. Just get yourself a nice wireless mouse from Target or Best Buy for $20, It will work better and save you money.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by ALEXANDER P from Fort Lauderdale

    Several issues mainly pointer sticking the right click and highlighting without command. Really, Apple???

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What Was Apple Thinking?

    • Written by Alden M from Castine

    Who designed this thing? I agree with all of the other reviewers - charge on the bottom? This is simply a stupid way to design a piece of equipment that requires constant use during hours of productivity. I'd very much like to replace it ... but with what? Any suggestions are welcomed. I'm a dedicated Apple user - 40 years now - but this piece of junk is really interfering with my day. Don't tell me to buy a second one to use as a "spare." Design a better mouse. Really? You can't accomplish this one thing? Really? It's a mouse, for goodness sake - not a rocket ship. Oh, wait, rocket ships are improving these days. Can't we get a better mouse?

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so comfortable to use.

    • Written by ADITYA L from Victoria

    The design won't fit properly. Why do you need charge everything? I wish they could just put some battery and ready to go.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, when it’s charged

    • Written by Robert L from Marlton

    If you haven’t read the other reviews yet, allow me to sum it up. The charging port is on the bottom, so when it dies (which happens rather quickly from the point where you get the low battery notification ), you can’t attach a lightening cable and use it (at the same time). A simple design change, putting the charge port on the front of it (essentially making it like any wired mouse) would make it fully functional while charging. I’m really surprised that Apple didn’t release an updated version of this mouse since this has been the number 1 complaint since it’s inception over 3 years ago.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice except that charging port location is idiotic.

    • Written by Kenneth B from Lititz

    I own the older and newer magic mice, and mac's and iPhones. With this newer mouse the charging port is on the bottom, so the mouse cannot be used while charging, which is utterly stupid. Also the issue that the mouse must be placed upside down to charge is ugly. The managers who handled this product would have been laughed out of the building by Steve Jobs. I would also add that if you put the computer (in my case a mac mini) to sleep and then turn the mouse upside down the mac mini sometimes powers back up, which is obnoxious. I understand the dilemma of trying to keep the mouse height low, but this product needs a redesign or maybe a separate product that handles the charging differently. Otherwise I like the product, although at this point I would look harder at a non-Apple mouse. I also like wired keyboards and mice in some cases, as the battery charging is never an issue, plus it seems like the sleep / wakeup would work more deterministically (ie, precisely like the power key on the Apple laptops).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ”Mouse Connects to Bluetooth Intermittently

    • Written by Carolyn C from CHATTANOOGA

    Hey Apple,
    Why offer the wonderful Apple iMac 27“ when the only mouse available for use is Magic Mouse2, which connects to Bluetooth only on an intermittent basis? I ask myself this question several times a day. My Apple wireless keyboard does not have problems connecting, but Magic Mouse 2 works only occasionally. I’m at a loss & Apple technicians do not know how to help.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UNINTELLIGENT DESIGN

    • Written by Heidi B from Vancouver

    Why bother making a wireless mouse that has a critical use design flaw? With the USB charging port on the bottom, if the mouse dies in the middle of working, it becomes unusable. Come on, Apple. You need to step it up and do right by your customers who pay outrageous amounts of money for your products. Design flaws this obtuse are outrageous. Grrrrr.

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absurd two-step process to "right click"; can't use while charging(!)

    • Written by Morgan W

    This has got to be the most awful design I've ever seen. You literally cannot right click without lifting your left finger off of the mouse "button" surface.

    So be prepared to either relearn decades of muscle-memory training from using a normal, well-functioning mouse, or else face tons of accidental left clicks because you forgot that right-clicking is actually a two-step process with this product.

    On top of that, as others have noted, the mouse cannot be used while it is charging. It's pretty obvious that this decision was made because the sleek, curvy design left no room to put the charging port in the standard location, or even any other location OTHER THAN THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUSE.

    So it's like they decided to make an insanely unsuable mouse that looks sort of cool, sacrificing user experience just so it would look pretty in marketing materials. Simply awful.

    11 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    • Written by jason B from chesapeake

    Once you get the "low battery" warning you have less than 10 minutes before it goes dead and you can not use it while charging. Terrible design flaw.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So tired of left vs right side not work

    • Written by Steve T from Bellevue

    I'm fed up after about two years using this mouse on my iMac. I prefer left and right click but more than half the time they switch. I'm sure some no it all will tell me its how I click - seriously? I have two fingers laying on top of the mouse it shouldn't be that hard! The mouse was invented to save effort not increase it!

    6 of 14 people found this useful