• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small, can't charge and use, battery dies quickly, hyper sensitive

    First - let me start with the positive. I love having a touch surface on the mouse. Limited multi-gesture support is pretty cool, and adds a lot of nice integrated capabilities. Only because of that, do I give this mouse a 2 star rating when I really want to give it a 1 star.

    But. There are so many things wrong with this thing - that almost universally relates to Form OVER Function ... Apple - some day ... you really need to realize that Form is great - but FUNCTION is king.

    Problems:

    1. The battery life is fairly short ... about 2 to 3 weeks depending on how long a day I use it (which is a lot).

    2. You can't charge this mouse and use it at the same time. Some brainiac thought "just stick the charge port on the BOTTOM of the mouse ... who cares about functional problems like "battery running out or dead, and still need to use the mouse" ...

    3. This is partially "my fault" - as I have very large hands. This mouse is so freaking tiny - that it's only the width of my 3 middle fingers - consequently - it's incredibly uncomfortable to hold and use - again - a Form over Function - at least provide 2 or 3 sizes of mice for different sized hands.

    4. The touch surface is WAY too sensitive - it's constantly taking input just by my fingers "hovering" over the surface - I have to stay at least 1/2 inch away of the surface to be sure that I don't accidentally trigger clicks on things I didn't mean to - but it still happens regularly ... I've triggered deletes of things, selections of things I didn't mean to, etc... rather annoying.

    5. Charging the mouse off of the laptop itself does not provide any feedback on the charge percentage unless you TURN ON the mouse - so you have to "guess" when it's charged enough to start using again. If you turn on the mouse, it takes a LOT longer to actually charge the thing ... so you have to accept a slow charge rate to be able to see the charging status.

    6. There is no small led light or similar on the mouse itself to indicate it's fully charged. You have to turn the mouse on, open up your desktop/login and view the Bluetooth battery status to see if it's charged.

    The idea is amazing - but like most Apple products it is so rigid in it's conceived/perceived use case that it's useless or impractical for most of the rest of the world.

    I would desperately love the see the following things to make this a 5 star product:

    * charge port accessible while still using it
    * larger mouse options for bigger hands
    * sensitivity setting of the touch surface area to increase/reduce sensitivity per the users needs
    * small fully charged led light status - which could also simply blink 1, 2, and 3x to indicate 25%, 50%, 75%, and steady for 100% charge rage
    * more ergonomic design the flat curve surface is purely designed for aesthetic looks and not shaped how a human hand holds a mouse - see some of the common Logitech and Microsoft "natural" style mice - they're actually designed to be comfortable to use and hold

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Try to change the batteries? Break your nails.

    Apple mouse feels good and responds well to various touch inputs. Try to change the batteries? Good luck. The mouse has a poor design to remove the cover. Breaks off my finger nails - just about threw the device against a nice sold concrete block wall. Otherwise, it's average.

    7 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prioritizes good looks over usability

    Pros/Cons Overview:

    Pros:
    - Gesture Functionality
    - Battery Life
    - Good looks

    Cons:
    - Lack of comfort
    - Bad usability
    - Charging port location

    What keeps this mouse from receiving even an average score for me, is not the charging port location alone (which is sensible criticism for many people here) but something much more fundamental: Its disappointing lack of comfort and usability. Let me explain:

    Comfort: I have below average sized male hands (2-inch thumb and 2.5" inch pinky), and still find myself feeling uncomfortable as my right hand tries to grip the sides of the mouse to move it. It just doesn't feel good, and resembles the awkward feeling you get when you try to grip a miniature-sized pen to write with. I can only imagine what it would be like for someone with bigger hands. Makes me wonder what human species type this was designed for.

    Usability: I use a mousepad that is a bit gripper than others, and creates more friction than other surfaces such as wood or regular plastic, so a bit of an extra effort to move the mouse around is expected. Alas, this particular mouse has a very serious problem with friction and is what completely breaks the experience for me. To be sure, I've tried two other mice, a Microsoft one and a Logitech one, and neither had the same problem with maneuvering. In fact, they slid almost effortlessly.

    Overall, I appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness that Apple puts into 99% of their products, but this mouse constitutes the 1% that begs for drastic improvements. Buyers, beware of the potential discomfort from medium to long computer use, and be mindful of the surface you will be using this on (glass doesn't work at all). Apple engineers, please rethink your priorities and go back to prototyping, hopefully taking into account some of MS and Logitech's ergonomics as your baseline to your designs. I hope you don't repeat the same mistakes with Magic Mouse 3.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until the battery dies...

    Can't use the mouse while it's charging due to silly design flaw. I don't know how nobody thought that would be a problem. Further, I can't even leave it at work overnight to charge since I take my computer home and it won't charge unless plugged into my Macbook, which requires a dongle. Stop overcomplicating stuff, Apple.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiot engineer

    Works fine, but who was the idiot who designed the charge port to be under the mouse so it could not be used while charging. And how did that pass final muster????? Next edition should have it on the side.

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flat

    Change the shape to make it somehow comfortable!!!! Please!!!!!!
    That would make it higher... than you could put the charging port in front and you wouldn't have to ridiculously turn it upside down to charge it.
    Gestures, multitouch... perfect.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure how this one got out the door at Apple

    It's not the worst product I've ever seen, but it's definitely the worst mouse I've owned. Now, let's qualify that. The thing works. It lets you do what you have to do, but it's the little things that Apple overlooked when designing this product. The shortcomings of this product have been heavily chronicled in this thread, but I'll name just a few that really perplex me as I have come to expect design excellence from this company.

    1) It pinches the skin on your fingers. If you let your fingers drape down over the edge of the mouse, and you click it, the upper surface that sits like a thin "turtle shell" on the lower surface, pinches you slightly between the two surfaces. Now, it's not like getting your finger slammed in a car door or something, but it is an unpleasant sensation. Sure, if you hold it "just so," you don't have this problem, but shouldn't you able to let your hand sit upon any mouse in a relaxed fasion, whatever that might be for a given user? This is really unacceptable.

    2) The auto zoom cannot be controlled. Websites that have magnify features are a nightmare. The slightest touch on the mouse causes an unwanted zoom-in or out depending on your hand motion. I have read numerous posts on the net about how to fix this and none of them have worked. In addition, it causes you to scroll through pages on a PDF and like UIs at the slightest touch. It's frustrating as heck. Again, the designer might say, "Well keep your hand off the mouse when reading the PDF." Sure, I could do that, but again, wouldn't better design have prevented this from being an issue? I should be able to place my hand wherever I please.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a smooth, reliable wired mouse for much cheaper

    Pros: cute, rechargeable.

    Cons: right-click is unreliable, scroll is unreliable, expensive, has to be recharged, and generally subject to all the downsides of a Bluetooth device.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    I bought this mouse about 9 months ago after I got my Mac Book Pro. I recently stopped responding to movements on my mouse pad. It still scrolls but I thought it would last longer.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't connect!

    My original Magic Mouse that came with my iMac worked hard and long for three years. When it died, I replaced it temporarily with a Logitech wireless mouse that I had on hand so I could stay in business while I ordered another MM. When my new MM2 arrived it would not connect. Of course, I cannot disconnect the Logitech mouse because then I cannot make the menu selections required in connect the MM2!

    A total aggravation!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the best

    I am not as happy with the new mouse, it doesn't function properly a lot of times even though it is fully charged, it seems to get stuck and won't work, I don't like that you can't use the mouse as your charging it like the key board. I prefer the batteries at this point maybe I just got a bad one, will get a new one, if still having the same issues will go back to the old mouse.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok for casual use, no good for working with.

    I use my computer primarily for work and this mouse lags, is constantly needing to be recharged and since the charger is on the bottom, I have to stop working until it does. If you are using it for personal reasons and you can afford to waste your time, then it's ok, not worth the money though.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great in use!...But...

    This is a great mouse, a little inaccuracy now and then, but overall a good 8/10. BUT... like, what the h***.. Charging port under the mouse? You dont have to be a Rocket Surgeon to understand that it is a terrible idea..

    4 stars for Use
    0 stars for charging port
    = 2 stars in average..

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse - when you can set it up

    Needed to do some photo editing work so went to pick up a mouse on my way to work, got there and went to set it up which you have to do by plugging in to the laptop... one problem I have a 2017 Pro - which doesn't have a USB port on it. Why do none of your cables work with your other products anymore!?

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    99% of people would be better buying the Magic Mouse 1

    So I originally thought all the negative comments bashing Apple's placement of the charging point on this thing were pretty funny, and fairly nit-picky. Surprise, they weren't. In all honesty I can't find a single reason why the MM2 is better than the MM1. If anything there are several reasons it's clearly worse to live with.

    As a professional designer and someone who is on their computer all day long, I'm lucky to get 24 hours worth of use on one charge, so now I have to make sure I charge this thing just about every night, or risk running out of juice mid work day. Because you can't just swap batteries like the MM1, recharging the MM2 means about an hour of downtime. And that ever so cleverly placed charging port makes sure you can't use the mouse while it's charging. (Really missed a great opportunity to have the port on the front so the mouse could function like a standard wired mouse when charging).

    For a company that prides themselves on delivering superior design, Apple absolutely missed the mark on the Magic Mouse 2. Save yourself $40 and buy the MM1. Or trade me your MM1 for my brand new MM2!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick looking design with insane flaws

    First, in your favorite search engine, search for "bottom of a mouse". Observe where every single bottom-tracking mouse ever made has put the tracking mechanism. It's smack in the middle of the mouse. Apple put it at the top of the mouse, meaning every single minute gesture you've ever gotten used to is thrown out the window, because reasons. It makes it feel incredibly inaccurate until you've gotten used to it, and I'm still not sure why Apple wants to change how I hold my mouse.

    The hybrid trackpad top of the mouse is great when it does what you want it to - scrolling is a particularly nice feature to have. But then it activates when you're trying to click, and it moves the screen on you before you click. Gestures, like navigating forward/backward on webpages, also gets misinterpreted as a scroll action. Most mouse manufacturer's provide utilities to adjust this sort of thing, but Apple does not. So I have to toss in a different mouse if I need to perform anything that requires accuracy.

    It definitely gets points for longevity, the charging port on the bottom is the most overblown thing about this mouse. It lasts for weeks without a charge. Generally it feels pretty good in the hand, a good amount of weight and it feels like a premium product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not my First Choice

    It works but thats just about it. I like how its rechargeable but you cant use the mouse when its charging due to the port being on the bottom. Good thing it doesnt take too long to charge but this is my biggest gripe. I recommend plenty of other great mice options.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple is Trying Too Hard

    I never thought that I would say a tech company is trying too hard because forward thinking technology companies typically produces cool products. But Apple it seems is putting forward thinking tech ahead of good common sense. The thing about humans is a lot of us are very impatient. Those of us who are, don't want to be forced to stop working to recharge a mouse, not even for two minutes. Also, the 'battery charge is low indicator' advances to 'battery is empty' WAY faster than the original Magic Mouse. Since Apple decided a very small flat mouse was a good idea they were left with no where to put the USB port besides the bottom. If the port were on either side the cord would get in the way of your fingers when it is plugged in.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritatingly sensitive

    The sensitivity for scrolling is WAY too high, its hard to click on things. Since pressing my finger down on the surface causes my finger to take up a teeny bit more space on the mouse, it thinks I moved my finger and scrolls away from the thing I'm trying to click on.

    Every mouse I've had in the past had settings to adjust the scrolling sensitivity, but Apple "did a ton of testing, trust us its perfect." Yeah, nah. Give us the option to adjust the sensitivity please!

    6 of 9 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