• 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone chill out... including you apple

    Ok this mouse is pretty much perfect.... for the right tasks. If you are doing every day stuff like word processing, web browsing, very basic editing software, it's fantastic. Even intensive video editing in adobe Premiere is pretty great with the mouse. I prefer it to a track pad and the tracking on top of the mouse itself is flawless.

    But golly gee Apple, $80? If you want people to use your stuff make it reachable. We already fork it up for the computer, maybe we could lower the price a wee bit? Just a thought.

    I don't understand the intensely harsh reviews on this or the 2.5 average stars. If you can afford it, go for it. Else there is cheaper stuff on Amazon.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive

    Great design, but the price 79 + tax! I think is expensive.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only one problem

    I bought the Magic Mouse 2 about a week ago and I can honestly say all the issues I see people are having amaze me. My hands are very large and I have NEVER cramped up while using the mouse for a long period of time. Its a great product that does exactly what it says it will and it does it well. The only problem and the reason I took a star away is I do believe the charging port would be best suited in the rear instead of the bottom so that it could be still used while charging.....other than that its great.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple saved our batteries money

    I saw many one star feedbacks this not for product this for people feelings some of them has big hands so they can't grab mouse nicely it doesn't mean that if you are tall guy you can't marry with a short girl. I feel so conformable with mouse I dont have to worry about changing the batteries, One person left feedback that click sound is too loud come its small then your breath.. I highly recommend the product

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like this mouse

    I have been on 1 charge for months. Today gave warning was 38%; SO, I plugged in my old Microsoft mouse & went about my business while MM2 was charging. Seemed no time to get it to 100%. I was tired of replacing batteries (however rechargeable Sanyo of which I have plenty). I suppose the fact that I kept my old wired mouse is a good thing. Heck, get a cheap wireless backup if the "no can use while charging" is a problem.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great response and feels natural

    I have used the mouse for awhile and the mouse has a great natural feel in your palm. The mouse also has fast responsiveness. What is very convenience is the ability to scroll by swiping your fingers.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flawed, but practical use unaffected

    If you're reading this review, I will assume that you are as I was: concerned about the inability to use the Magic Mouse 2 while charging it. The fact that the mouse isn't usable while it's charging, frankly, is stupid. While I understand Apple's commitment to the aesthetic look of its products, this is an obvious lapse in judgement.

    Annoying as this is, however, in practicality, it really does not affect the performance of the mouse (in my opinion). I work from home, and use my mouse almost constantly for eight hours a day. The battery life of the mouse, however, is very long, and I've never once encountered a situation where I needed to charge it to get through the workday. Once every couple of months, I simply leave the mouse on, and plug it in overnight. Moreover, you can get a quick charge on the mouse (to 85%) in five minutes. Thus, while I find this an annoying oversight, it hasn't impacted the functionality of the device. (I am writing 1.5 months after purchase).

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, not perfect though

    To those complaining about lack of comparability.... RRALLY!?!? It clearly states what it's comparable with. Apple brings new technologies into the mix all the time, and just like always stops focusing on the past. Why does that surprise you? As a mac user, you should know this. Read before you buy, or ask questions and stop assuming you know it all. It's as simple as that.

    Now, I have to agree with the charging port on the bottom of the mouse; annoying to say the least. Battery life is great, so it's not a huge problem. (Just charge it at night guys). I do think this is a major design flaw and you lost a star because of it. Easy enough to work around, but not everyone likes to be wireless. Just say to yourselves "would Steve approve of this?" Pretty easy concept there.

    Anyway, I'm coming from an older USB mouse (probably 9-10 years old) and I'm loving it! Works perfect on my '13 MacBook and equally well on either my '09 iMac and my bran new (super inexpensive MacMini). The added swipe features don't really appeal to me in most situations, but are nice to have none the less.

    My advice; read about this or any product you are considering. It takes a couple minutes. If you don't meet those requirements, simply ask what will happen if you use this, or other product in what you do have. Problem solved. Older mouse models are available out there; just not from Apple generally. (Chevy doesn't sell parts for '57 chevies any longer either) it doesn't mean it's a bad product; just outdated for a company focused on the future. If you're expecting 100% perfection up to your own standards, as opposed to something that works for everyone's standards, or better yet, the standards that they specify, maybe look inward before casting blame.

    Mahalo!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One Downside

    My old magic mouse was not working right with my new MacPro so a new one was bought for me as a present. I love the idea of a lighting port for charging it (less batteries need to be bought) but the location of the port was the only one flaw/downside. It probably should have been placed on the side of the mouse instead of the bottom of it so that it can be used while charging if needed too. I love all Apple products, never have a single issue with any of them. If you are wanting a good quality product, this is it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like this mouse but...

    This mouse works well as advertised but I wish Apple would bring back the friendly green power light of the original Magic Mouse. I am visually impaired and that light was a much clearer indicator to me that the mouse was powered on. I hope someone from Apple sees this review and contacts me !

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse

    It is a nice mouse with good battery life and a nice feel. It also works on more surfaces than my old HP mouse. Perhaps a little too expensive and the top part shifts some when it is held, but it is nice other than that

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2

    Of all the people who have been complaining about the the charging port being at the bottom, I am sorry, but especially those people who have been long time Mac users, are incredibly whiny and probably don't realise that 2 mins of charge is worth of 9 hours of battery use for this mouse. And don't any of you sleep eat or get off the computer at some point? It takes 2 hours of charging to give it a month's use so stop whining. I charged mine for barely 15 mins and have used it for the past several hours and my battery shows as 10% so all these people saying they have to keep charging it may have a faulty mouse or there mac needs updating because mines is no problem. Yes, getting used to this design is the only problem I see nothing else, oh and sometimes its confusing differentiating between left and right clicks but that's only because I haven't used this sort of mouse before. Other than that people have to stop complaining, none of you have ever made a mouse and there hundreds of different types so of course one size won't fit all. And it probably is the most understated and elegant mouse of all, its not being lazy, but being sufficient. Anyone who wants a candy coloured mouse should look elsewhere.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Battery Life and A Nice Idea to add invisible scroll.

    The Magic Mouse is a Good product which can charge 9 hours in 2 minutes the magic mouse has an invisible scroll button which reduce clutter. I like the Magic Mouse because it can also easily pair to the Mac in less than 10 seconds. The Only downside is that the charger is at the bottom of the mouse and you can't change it and use it. Apple it may be a good idea to put the charging slot in the front or the back (sides) , can't wait to see what they put in the Magic Mouse 3!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the battery life

    I love the battery life in this mouse, it lasts forever compared to many. I find the speed very annoying though. I have the speed turned all the way up and still I have to pick it up several times to move across a web. page. Granted my desk is not all that big but none of the rest of my mice have to do that. I would think a hundred dollar mouse could be as good as a Walmart special ten dollar one. I keep using it though because the battery is so good.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Mouse

    I love the new Magic Mouse. It's much lighter, no more replacing batteries, great battery life (I get about a month to a month and a half out of it). However, the one downside that keeps it from getting 5 stars is the charging port location. It's on the bottom. That means I can't use the mouse while it's charging. Which isn't too bad since it charges in about an hour and it keeps the mouse from being bulky, but it's still a small hindrance.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Port Location NOT a Big Deal

    I agree with everyone that it was a poor choice to have the charging port on the bottom of the mouse, but I think a lot of people misunderstand this inconvenience.

    Most of the reviews here are outraged because they think they have to wait hours and hours for a full charge before using the mouse again, but that's just false information. You do NOT need to wait for a full charge to use the mouse after the battery has drained. I found that after a few MINUTES (enough time to take a water break), I had a full day's worth of battery.

    Is it a bad design choice? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience? No.

    Besides that, it's a very average mouse. If you like to have your palm supported or use a scroll-wheel, you won't like it.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but great.

    Epic battery life. Doesn't play well with very specific graphic design software, but that's not a problem that will affect a lot of people. Looks great on my desk.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse Upgrade

    The ONLY disappointment is that I can't use it with OS 10.10 - which is an issue because my IT department has not upgraded us to 10.11 yet.
    Otherwise, this mouse is still a great design that moves naturally across my desk.
    I'm surprised by the number of reviews that complain about the charging port being on the bottom, thus preventing them from using the mouse while charging. Can anyone post a link to a rechargeable mouse that CAN be used while charging? I can't recall ever having seen such a device. The complainers should just shut the heck up and return the mouse if they hate it so much, but I'm keeping mine!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Seems as if the ratings are either you love it or you don't. I personally love it and have had no issues with it like some claim to have. For every day use it's perfect, but it probably wouldn't be the best mouse for someone who has develops software or someone who's job depends on a computer. So, in other words, this mouse is great for day to day computer use.

    3 of 4 people found this useful