• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    deeply flawed

    obligatory rant about a catastrophic design flaw. 1st world problems. the reason people are losing their minds about the charging port being on the bottom of the mouse and therefore rendering it useless while it is plugged in, is because we have come to expect a certain level of quality from apple. this is why we buy apple products. it's a brand loyalty that has been earned. here, with Magic Mouse 2, form trumps function. they were so concerned with creating the sleek mouse profile, that they neglected to include features that reflect how people actually use the product. no one remembers to plug in their mouse until it dies while they are using it. and when the low battery warning pops up while you are in the middle of something, you can't stop to plug in a mouse that can't be used while charging. it's a huge oversight for a company that prides itself on well-designed, user friendly products. aside from that it's great. can't wait for number three.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good... not $80 good

    Got this thing with my mid-2015 iMac purchase. Its really not a bad mouse at all. I like it much better than the more expensive track pad that you can get (don't get me wrong, I'm a millennial in the professional world... I love apple's track pads). Works as well as any $15 mouse you can get on amazon only it supports basic multitouch gesturing (nothing to write home to mom about). My two biggest gripes are (1) the ridiculous cost and (2) the fact that a single rogue cat hair will stop it from functioning at anytime until you blow on the sensor. I would never pay this crazy price if it wasn't bundled into the price of my iMac.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What am I clickin?

    Battery is good, connection is good, design is ok, usage almost TRASH! I don't know if its software or the hardware itself, but it seems like this mouse cannot separate right from left click. In such a way that out of my 10 right clicks, only 3 of them actually function as right click. It needs serious redesigning from scratch you apple people.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor ergonomics

    I can live with the design that the charging port is at the bottom and that you cannot use the mouse while charging. We could solve this simple problem by charging it before calling it a day. It does charge quickly, though. So even if you get caught in the middle of something, you can plug it in, get a coffee, and get enough juice to get the job done.

    As I have aged however, I cannot tolerate the very poor ergonomics in this mouse. First, it is way too flat which forces your hand to lay flat on the desk in an uncomfortable and unnatural position — our hand naturally curves when relaxed. It is very very unnatural to do the right click as it forces your index (or middle) finger to stretch to the right. This may not sound much if you have to do it once or twice a day, but after 30 years or so using a computer, it adds up. Esthetics aside, most of the comfortable mice on the market are shaped like a rock so our hand rests naturally and comfortably on it. These mice have a hump in the middle to separate your index finger from the middle finger to allow the latter to right click without you making any effort (mentally or physically). The MM-2 is no doubt pretty and smart in using the entire surface as a track pad, which eliminates moving parts to track. But it is uncomfortable to use so I ended up using a Logitech mouse instead. What a shame and there is still no replacement for this after all these days ...

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh, just meh.

    It basically does what you expect a mouse to do with a couple of programmable features such as a traditional right click (windows) as well as some zoom/magnification abilities. Nothing really game changing here. Understanding anything from Apple is 4x the cost of what it should be, this is beyond excessively priced. It doesn't travel smoothly on a desk/mousepad and it requires far more physical movement than a traditional wireless mouse. Even when dialing up sensitivity, the pointer doesn't move far. I do enjoy the look of the mouse, but beyond that, theres nothing overly compelling that would allow me to recommend it. I feel i'm being generous in my 2-star rating. Oh, and who had the bright idea to put the charging port on the BOTTOM of the mouse? There's no good way to charge the thing other than to let it dangle awkwardly off the side of your desk. Horribly stupid design there.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, poor result

    Things I like: the sleekness of the Magic Mouse 2, bluetooth capability, the battery life and even the weird way it fits in your palm

    Things I am driven crazy by: the amount of left-right movement occurs when simply trying to scroll down, the mouse will at times (I'd say 1 out of every 5) fail to scroll down or up when I call for it to do so, it requires too much effort to click, is very loud when clicking and has a ridiculous charger placement

    $80 is WAY too much for a mouse to have this many issues. Wish I would have never purchased.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    This mouse is OK with my MacBooks.

    Two points of pain:
    1. It takes to much effort to click it (producing carpal tunnel)
    2. The click is stupidly loud - everyone in the room can hear my mouse.
    3. Just like others have said - the port is VERY stupidly placed. This is another Apple product which prioritized form over function.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Function Terrible Design

    I'm going to keep this review short and to the point:

    The Good:
    • Saves a USB port
    • You'll never need to buy batteries for it
    • Tracking is smooth and accurate
    • Easy Connectivity
    • Looks really nice sitting on a desk

    The Bad:
    • Very uncomfortable to use for a long period if you have bigger hands
    • The edges are less than smooth
    • Tracking speed is turned all the way up but I still want it to be faster
    • You cannot charge and use the mouse at the same time
    • Feels cheap compared to my old $30 Logitech M510

    Conclusion:
    If you want a great looking sleek mouse to sit on your desk and look pretty, this is the mouse for you. If you have small hands and you don't use a mouse for any long period of time, this is the mouse for you.

    On the other hand, if you're looking for a mouse to actually use, and use a mouse often for a long period of time, this is not the mouse for you.

    Other Comments:
    After using this mouse for 2 hours my hand felt so cramped I wanted to chop it off. Good thing the edges of the mouse are sharp enough I didn't need to look for a knife.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some poor design choices.

    It still feels fine and works the way I've come to expect from the Magic Mouse, and if that's all you need from a mouse (as I do), then that part is great.

    The battery holds a long charge, which is nice, but today I found I needed to charge it and now parrot all the other people wondering why the charging port needed to be located on the underside, rendering it useless while charging. Maybe it's harmful to the battery to be plugged in all the time and they assumed some people would just leave it plugged in? I don't know; I'm not an engineer. But I am a user, and I'm bummed that it's now a paper weight until it's ready to go again.

    To that point, I know that I can view the charge percentage by going to system preferences, but to not have any kind of indication at all on the mouse itself whether or not it is charging or it's finished is also a strange absence. I know Apple recognizes the value of a charge indicator because it used to be on their products, and is still on their AA Battery Charger.

    Hopefully Apple's trend of crippling user experience for the sake of aesthetics will end soon.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Who was the genius engineer who placed the charging port underneath?

    Apple dropped the ball big time with their new version of Magic Mouse. The mouse is rendered completely useless while it is charging because the charging port has the worst placement possible - right underneath. I understand the need to keep it thin and slick, but when design comes at the cost of usability it is not worth it in my opinion.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't move very well

    It goes back and forth great, but up and down - not really responsive. I have had it for 4 months and not thrilled that I paid over $70 for a mouse that decided it doesn't like to move up and down - especially since i'm a photographer and it's pretty useful to be able to move a mouse up and down while editing! Sheesh! And really? Charging from the bottom? And it would be nice to have something blink if the battery was low. Apple is not what it used to be.

    2 of 3 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Jumping cursor

    I've had my mouse for about a month and whilst I like the ability to charge it, the pointer constantly jumps around the screen.

    Also, then using in Adobe's InDesign, it is difficult to click inside a text box without the entire text box moving ever so slightly.

    I don't have any of these problems with my Logitech MX Master.

    Not sure if it's just mine, but I'm unimpressed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to my original Mighty Mouse

    While the concept of a rechargeable mouse without the hassle of batteries is good, this new mighty mouse has an Achilles heel: If the batteries run out while you are using it, you are dead in the water for at least 30 minutes while the charging cord is hooked up to the underside of the mouse. You can't use it while the charging cord is in the way and it takes about 30 minutes to get enough charge to unplug the cord.

    If you are diligent, you will recharge before your mouse's internal battery runs out. If not, plan on a long coffee break while it recharges.

    I decided to go back to my old 2009 mighty mouse (the original) and use 4 rechargeable Eneloop Pro 2550 mAh batteries in rotation; two pairs; one always charged and ready. It takes less than a minute to swap the out and they last me about 7 weeks of heavy daily use.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    could be better!!!!!!!!!!

    Here we go again i bet you apple make sure you buy the next version why?..... Because the charging port is under the mouse when you run out of battery you have to stop working to charge it and i bet, the next version will have the port at the back of the mouse just like the keyboard...... so you can keep working while charging. but well.....

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable while charging.

    This is a really good input device, with one exception. You can't use it while it's charging. Clearly the port could have been put in a location that allows the mouse to be used while charging.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple does it again

    Apple did it again: made its design too flat. A mouse should fit comfortably in my hand on a desktop. The magic mouse doesn't, it's too flat. The magic bit, brush the surface and the window scrolls, turned out to be extremely annoying.
    And, of course as so many others have pointed out, the mouse is unusable while its charging. Brilliant!

    16 of 18 people found this useful