• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for most tasks, depending on what you need.

    Magic Mouse 2 is an improvement over the original (built in rechargeable battery with lightning cable provided and not dealing with a plastic tab which the battery door that wears out). As for not being able to use it when charging, of course it would help to have the charging port in front of either or both sides to use as a wired mouse. I have been able too scroll reading articles while charging by having MM2 on its side next to my MB Air and having the cursor somewhere useful so that it could scroll the article being read. Aside from technical matters, the rarely asked question is does this mouse do what you need it to do or not, and go from there.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse on the market. Needs a carry case as it scratches easily.

    I just bought my MacBook Pro a month ago. I have not even charged my mouse yet. It is at 53% as I write this review.
    I haven't had any issues with it at all. I love it. My hands fit the mouse perfectly.
    I came from using Windows with a wired and battery operated mouse and wasn't disappointed with my swap to Apple products. I am very pleased. it does scratch easily though. I recommend putting it in a pocket of your briefcase or get the velvet carry bag on Amazon, to transport it and keep it like new. Mine is already scratched. I took a star away because of it should come with it's own case. :(

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse but could be better

    I love the design of this mouse with it's touch-sensitive surface instead of a trackball. I bought it to replace an old Apple Mighty Mouse that kept needing it's trackball cleaned.
    This mouse has no moving parts except for when you push down to click. The touch surface works as good or better than the old trackball. Just remember to configure the secondary mouse button in settings to enable left and right click functionality.

    I won't give it 5 stars because the charging port is on the bottom of the mouse so you can't charge it and use it at the same time. Besides, it's awkward having the mouse on its side or upside down while charging.
    Another problem is, the mouse is undetected when booting up my Macbook Pro -- which I usually connect to a docking station. So, I have to open the lid and use the trackpad to click the account I want to login as. With my old, wired, Mighty Mouse I could keep the lid closed all the time when using the dock.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product, with a design flaw

    First, I want to state that I purchased my MacBook Pro and Magic Mouse 2 in February of 2016. Today, April 9, 2018, is the FIRST time I have had to charge my mouse. That is INSANE. I will say that I do not use my MacBook or mouse every single day for hours on end, but I still think that it is pretty impressive. Like many other users, I do wonder why on earth the charging port is on the underside of the mouse. I guess that the sleek and curved design would make it awkwardly shaped if there were space on the front for the lightning port, but it's still kind of odd. That would definitely be my ONLY complaint.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    I like the magic mouse, it works well. True that charging from the bottom is inconvenient but mine stays charged for so long that when I do have to charge it's no big deal. I like how you can flip pages and enlarge pages. I would have given 5 stars but with the charger on the bottom your not able to use it when charging. You would think Apple would have put it in a spot where you could still use during charging. Overall I still like mine.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A solid Apple product...with an annoying drawback

    Definitely NOT "the worst" mouse I've ever used. Works very smoothly with a MacBook Pro running the latest beta version of OS X High Sierra. One complaint though--awkward location of charging port does not allow continued use of the mouse while charging which can be annoying if one is working a marathon session burning the midnight oil. Keeping fingers crossed that Apple, in time, will correct this issue.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, With Adjustments

    I've been using this mouse for a few months now, and I'll admit I was skeptical at first coming from a comfortable place with my Logitech mice. After reading much of the 1-star comments here, it's plain to see that people do not know how to set up, or use the mouse properly. I too faced some issues like zooming, random scrolling, sensitivity, etc... and yes, I was a bit frustrated. But then I found that I can adjust all of these settings and make the mouse work exactly as I need it to. No problems since. As for the charging port on the bottom. Who the f*!@k cares?! I don't need to charge the mouse while I'm working on it. It takes approx. 1 second to plug it in when I leave the office for the day. On that note, I only have to charge it about once or twice a month or so, maybe a bit more if I'm super busy. BFD!

    I'm a full time web developer and graphic designer for a retail company here in CA. I have no problem using this mouse on high-end print projects that require accurate precision, and I have no problem moving the mouse around in general workflow operations. My Logitechs on the other hand are dependent on that little USB dongle and not only can they be lost, they take up a USB port that I'd rather use for something else. My last Logitech mouse doesn't track well on my 27" iMac. It's super jittery and skips all over the place. Brand new batteries doesn't help either. In fact, my Logitech proved so ineffective that I'm purchasing a Magic Mouse for each of my personal machines.

    My only complaint, and it's a stretch is the ergonomics of the mouse. It's a little flatter than I like, but then again, so is the keyboard. I've made some adjustments to my body/arm/hand positions and I'm OK with it for the most part. I recommend reading up on how to adjust the mouse to work the way that make sense for you. It's not entirely just plug-n-play.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its not your normal mouse

    Don't treat it like your beat up old Logitech. Treat it like a trackpad you can move around, and it works great. Bump it back and forth with your thumb and little finger, instead of claw gripping it like its going to run away (it doesn't have enough battery power to do that anyway) and keep your fingers off the glass surface unless you're clicking, scrolling, or gesturing.

    Is it a good productivity tool? Heck no. Its a trackpad that moves around. Its a good way to scroll between your facebook and your iMessage panes on your iMac or Thunderbolt Display. Its marginally better on a desk than leaving your Macbook open and using the trackpad. If you kick the sensitivity all the way up, it'll even work great in your lap or on the right side of your Macbook while you're scrolling through Facebook and iMessage at the airport or Starbucks.

    If you need to do work, get a work mouse. They're not pretty, they don't come with fancy glass tops. This one does.

    4 stars because charging on the bottom is still dumb.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really works great !

    I have absolutely no idea why people are complaining about this mouse. I haven't had any problems with functionality and it is really well designed and easy to use. It works much better and much more reliably than the touch pad on my previous pc laptop. The only drawback keeping me from giving it 5 stars is that you can't use the device and charge at the same time. That should be fixed on future versions. I liked the mouse so much that I bought a 2nd to solve that problem. Use 1 while charging the other.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Decent Mouse

    I used the original Magic Mouse for a while and found it to be very nice. When the Magic Mouse 2 came out I wasn't planning on getting one, but I ended up with one anyway. I have had the mouse for quite a long time and I have never had any issues with not being able to use it while it charges( i.e., the battery on the mouse is stupid long so if you just charge it maybe once a week at night you should be absolutely fine). I would never view this mouse as a heavy tasking mouse, if you are doing something that demands more than two buttons and a modicum of gesture abilities, this is not the mouse for you. I use the Logitech G502 mouse on my desktop, but use my Magic Mouse with my MacBook Air for things that I just can't do on a trackpad. Another gripe that I have seen is people saying that it is symmetrical, so it can be annoying at times when you end up holding the mouse the wrong way. Its most likely because of the Apple logo at the bottom relaying back to a mental trick, but when I'm using the mouse the button side just seems to feel different, aside from the clicking function. All in all I consider this a nice mouse, however it is not very well suited for any sort of high intensity task that would require more than two buttons.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the touch function!

    While this mouse doesn't deserve a 5 star rating, it definitely deserves more than people are currently reviewing it. I switched from a logitech mouse (not sure which model), and I am thrilled that I can use gestures with this one. I would use my trackpad all the time if I could, but I find that not having my wrist supported like I do with my mouse pad leads to pain/issues. Being able to have the mouse and use the gestures is the best of both worlds. Also, it works really well with my mousepad. My downsides are obviously the charging function and the ergonomics, but everything else makes up for me.

    3 of 3 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.

    8 of 8 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Charge on the back?

    Brilliant product, but, Charge on the back?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the most ergonomic mouse, but it fits my mac's style!

    Summary:
    -Battery needs to be charged once a year, maybe twice for extreme users.
    -Ergonomics aren't great, design and looks make up for that
    -NO way to change the acceleration (remove..) or customise gestures (added value there Apple!)

    Full Story:
    BATTERY AND CHARGING:
    The battery port on the bottom for people who havent actually used it: "Worst design ever" "1 star" "what happened to Apple?"
    - For me? "Oh, it's still on 84% after 3 months of leaving it on and using it as i come and go"

    This thing just doesn't use battery, ever. One of the claims, which I completely believe after using it, is that in 2 minutes (!) charging time you can get 9 hours of use out of it. 9 HOURS.

    Apart from that, I've owned way more comfortable mice, gaming mice, with better buttons, weight, ergonomics, tracking, etc.. But those aren't as thin as my MBP 2017 nor as sleek designed.

    What I'm really missing is a way to customise mouse acceleration and gestures, mostly REMOVE mouse acceleration, having used non accelerated mice for my entire life, and really loving it too, makes using this mouse not as an added value to my production cycle as it could have been. Also it would greatly add extra value if certain self made gestures (like drawing a circle on your mouse's surface) would be able to be bound to (custom) actions.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse,with only one complaint

    This mouse works well and easy to clean.
    (other than not being able to use it while it is charging,)
    It would help if the charging port was on the front of the mouse instead of the bottom but it charges fast and reliable.
    Its a great simple mouse that does everything you need once configured to your personal needs.
    and it works on my 2016 iMac as well as my 2008 iMac.

    System Requirements
    Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with OS X v10.11 or later.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be five stars...

    ...except that you cannot plug in while using.

    As other elements of this mouse are truly wonderful. It has long battery life (weeks of heavy use), very functional, good looking. I just wish I could continue to use it when plugged into USB to charge. The magic keyboard does.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh, come on people!

    This mouse is nearly identical to the original "Magic Mouse". The rechargeable part is a plus! I love it! I've had it for a week, use it a couple of hours each day, and it's still at 100%. All you need to do is look in the System Preferences under "Mouse" and it will tell you the charge level. Mine, after over 14 hours of use, is still at 100%.

    So what you have to lay it on it's side to charge it. Do it when you go to bed! What's the big deal?

    Get over it! 1 star! Really!

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Generally, great; but the charging port should be changed

    The Magic Mouse 2 is generally great, and just as functional as the original, although lighter. But you have to wonder what the Apple designers were thinking when they put the charging port on the bottom of the mouse, making it unavailable when charging. It seems obvious that the charging port should have been located at the back of the mouse, i.e., the end where the Apple logo is located, and the firmware programmed to allow use while charging. Also, it should have come with a Mac computer software update to incorporate a battery monitor display (there is one available for a small fee in the App Store). Of course, it is a simple matter to let the mouse charge overnight when you are not using it once it runs down, but maximum functionality would be achieved by making these changes.

    10 of 16 people found this useful