• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magic mouse is hard to use

    • Written by Anne P from Oak RIDGE

    At first, I was delighted, but now, the dern thing is hard to click. I'm not looking to buy another one. What's happened to the old mouse? I still have one for my old computer. It works fine.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good News/ Bad News

    • Written by Eugene C from Windham

    I have been using the mouse for approximately 2 years now. I am satisfied with many of the features of the mouse. I like the ease of right and left clicking, scrolling and the fact that it is wireless. I have not had any connectivity issues such as dropping the connection during use. I do agree with many of the reviews that say being unable to use the mouse while recharging is a poor design, I would like to see Apple correct this design flaw in the next mouse. I have also found the mouse can be overly sensitive when trying to right click, specifically when using Photos and trying to Get Info for a given photo. The mouse moves very easily when performing this action and it does not open the information unless the mouse is still when clicked.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to Be More Magical

    • Written by Brent C from Albuquerque

    I like the design of the product overall but I would appreciate it if 1) if Apple provided a USB-C to Lightning cable to plug into my MacBook Pro, and 2) the scolling speed could be increased to be analagous to the Macbook's trackpad.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A peculiar design choice

    • Written by Matthew T from Bel Air

    One of the main reasons I am a diehard Apple fan is their commitment to elegant, functional design. Unfortunately, the functional aspect was botched on the Magic Mouse 2 because of the inexplicably frustrating and inconvenient placement of the charging port - smack dab on the bottom of the mouse; yes, you read that correctly - you must plug your lightning cable into the bottom of the mouse to charge it - meaning charging and using the mouse simultaneously is logistically impossible. Is it an absolute deal breaker? No, not at all - but it is a very odd decision especially considering Apple's intense focus on design.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on any surface. Connection issues.

    • Written by Chris H from San Mateo

    This mouse should work on most any surface -- unlike previous optical mice I've used, the Magic Mouse 2 works well on my very light birch veneer desk (Ikea Gallant). Scrolling and right clicks work great too. The battery lasts for month of normal use. However, as the charging port is located on the bottom, the mouse is not usable while charge, a design flaw in my opinion. When used with one computer exclusively, pairing works well. However, if switching between two computers (e.g. laptop and desktop, or home and work), the pairing never seems to work the first time around. This is my biggest annoyance with this mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Only reason I give it 3 stars is because of the clicking noise

    • Written by Anthony C from Portland

    I don't know what's with all the negative reviews but, my mouse works great. You can't use it while it's charging, that's okay with me. The only thing I would change is the clicking noise. I know they are going to say they can't get rid of it but, there are companies out there that have found solutions to this. I make music so I'm clicking away at things and that sound, I wish there could be something done about it. I will only give it 3 stars until Apple can find a solution.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweaty hands? forget it.

    • Written by Austin M from North Richland Hills

    The glass used is not ideal. If your hands are not 100% dry then your fingers stick to the glass in an unpleasant way (rub your fingers around a wine glass and you'll get the idea. I wonder why they couldn't use the same textured silver glass that's used on the track-pads on the macbooks. That texture has the most pleasant feel to it of all trackpads I've felt, and would be perfect for their mouses too.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Try - Try Harder

    • Written by Raman H from Hurth

    I hope someone from R&D will read this, apparently.

    Mouse looks super cool, but is not workable.
    Using more than for 1,5-2 hours gives you pain.
    Charging function is interesting, with a hint for gay community.

    I use only apple devices, all of them, but this mouse is a failure.
    Please develop an ergonomic vertical mouse, smth like Anker - price it at 150 EUR and everyone will buy it anyway.

    7 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Feature is a bit of a let down

    • Written by Natasha H from Canberra

    Whilst I love the design of the mouse, it's functionality and features.
    The charging is a bit frustrating.

    It would be better to have a charging port perhaps on the front of the mouse so you can still use it when charging.
    I've had to buy another Logitech mouse to use when I need to charge my Magic Mouse.

    Other than that the mouse it great.
    I will say the charge does last a long time so that's a plus.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be Put Off by the Three Star Rating.

    • Written by Arthur S from Haddonfield

    I use Bluetooth mice and keyboards a lot. But I always keep wired counter parts around just in case the blue tooth devices can't be detected. And the batteries are forever running low. I have this mouse and the Apple Bluetooth keyboard (without the numeric keypad and rechargeable batteries) for an iMac. At first the mouse felt a little strange. and somewhat uncontrollable I didn't like the placement of the charging port. The keyboard felt a little small. And for a couple of years I didn't use them. Finally I charged them up and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you charge them they hold the charge a long time. I have my machines automatically shut down every night and startup in the morning. I actually remember to turn off both Bluetooth devices. There is never a problem at startup detecting devices. They are pricey and they are not the MOST ergonomic of devices but they do work well. Well enough that I have just purchased a second set. In both cases they replace an Apple replaceable battery wireless keyboard and a Logitech mouse. The second set is for a Mac-mini connected to the TV.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dude No Right/Left Click

    • Written by Roshanda H from Dallas

    This mouse is nice, I like the black option but it doesn't have the normal functions like right and left click what is it good for?!?! I expect better. I don't mind the charging location, but it really would have been easy to put it in the back top side behind the apple.

    4 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Grade - just a C

    • Written by Barney R from Stevenson Ranch

    It's a little below average. It works most of the time but that means about 80%. And when it's about to go dead because the battery is drained you find out too late. It looks cool but it's not as good as a $15 mouse by the generic makers of such.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Incomplete Product

    • Written by Wallace G from Escondido

    I have a new MacBook Pro. This mouse requires a cable to pair with the computer. Unfortunately it comes with a USB2Lightning cable and my MacBook Pro DOESN'T HAVE a USB2 port. I was unable to use this mouse until I found an adapter. On the plus side, it is very easy to pair after the adapter was found and feels like a MacIntosh mouse. Would love to see a ThunderboltLightning cable included.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse - Bad Cable

    • Written by Frederick R from Smithfield

    Bad Form, Apple. You ship an old USB to Lighting Connector cable with MM2. My spouse just got the MM2 to go with her new MacBook Pro with only USB-C Ports. The Apple Rep that paired this up should have known better. Now we have to by another $25 cable to charge her MM2 or buy some other adapter. The USB-C to Lighting Connector Cable should be included with the purchase of a new MacBook Pro until Apple sorts out their supply chain.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I miss being able to change the batteries

    • Written by Frank O from Greenwich

    This mouse works just like the old magic mouse, however it now has a non removable battery that you have to charge. At first I really didn't mind that. The battery actually holds a charge for a good amount of time. However when you do need to charge it, you need to plug the cable in on the bottom of the mouse. So you can't use it while it's charging. Since it always seems to die when I want to use it it drives me crazy. Otherwise it's OK.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you have a wired mouse to go with it

    • Written by Arlene M from Pittsburgh

    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 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shape is not ergonomic

    • Written by Shanuvash D from Singapore

    This mouse is so flat in design that if you use it for long hours it causes pain to the fingers and wrist. The design is not ergonomic.

    Cannot use while charging. But it did not bother me much as with single charge the battery last for many days and i rarely charge the mouse. But still one would definitely expect to use the mouse when charging.

    Scroll experience is bad as the plastic surface sticks to fingers making it hard to scroll. I really like many other apple products but this one needs to be improved.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but....

    • Written by Gunta N from COQUILLE

    Love the mouse EXCEPT it doesn't indicate when it's running low and needs to be recharged. The warning would be terrific so I could plug it in overnight. Woke up this morning and it was essentially dead. Also needs some sort of indicator when it's fully charged. Other than that, it's a vast improvement over the old one. Perhaps Apple wants us to buy two so one can be charging while the other is in use? NOT the best solution really. NOT at the price.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but not great

    • Written by James E from Henderson

    it was exciting to see you can recharge it,but it must have been a little much to want to use it while it was recharging ,they place the plugin port on the bottom of the mouse instead of on the side or somewhere cool like the front. they figured it would mean people would just buy an extra mouse in case it hadn't charged ,or watch a movie while it charges ,unknown, this is sort of like how they made the ear buds that can be easily lost, an ok idea from a business perspective ,cause people now need to buy more to hear their music, but a plug in would be preferable. fixing one problem just to then create a new problem is not good progress, hopefully they think of the design next time by asking a group of people who aren't just agreeing with the boss.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor weighting and shape makes it hard to use

    • Written by Orton M from Vancouver

    Most of the time I use a Windows PC for work so I have generally use two mice the most: one Logitech wireless mouse that's a bit small but quite ergonomically shaped and a Microsoft mouse that's as cheap as they come for twenty bucks. Lately I've used the Magic Mouse quite a lot with an iMac and it offers no precision at all. It's rather heavy and is it a bit too flat to feel comfortable underneath my palm. It's weight contributes to its lack of precision as it can't be moved around smoothly like other mice can. I quite like the trackpad on my Macbook Pro, but don't feel like I need it if I have a regular mouse available...and so the top surface of the Magic Mouse 2 isn't that useful at all. I love Apple, but this mouse isn't practical and it's expensive. Honestly, I'd rather just have the iMac trackpad, or whatever it is called, or a regular Microsoft or Logitech mouse with no Apple bells and whistles.

    4 of 11 people found this useful