• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels lovely, but appalling tool for some apps

    I can live with the bizarre design decision that means the mouse is disabled if plugged in to recharge because the mouse itself feels comfortable, and the glide bars as opposed to tiny PTFE pads give a sense of stability and durability. It's a great tool for using a browser, but conversely it is appalling in spreadsheets because there is no ability to lock the horizontal scrolling (there used to be a control to do so in mouse preferences, but not now) - result, columns you're working on shoot off to one side out of sight. I went back to using a standard wireless mouse, defeating the reason for buying the Magic Mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not designed very well Imo.

    The ergonomics of this product haven't been thought about much, if not thought about at all. It doesn't fit the hand (small) and do I need to say anything about the charging port? Shocking. its on the base of the mouse. The Mac alerts you when the battery is almost drained from it so you need to charge it but can't carry on using it. You just have to hope you remember to charge it once you have finished!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse with stupid design

    Absolute superb mouse to use. Glides effortlessly, touch/swipe is accurate and dependable compared to earlier versions. But... It's just ridiculous that the charge port isn't on the top end so the mouse can be used while charging. They'd have a corded/cordless hybrid, and I wouldn't lose 2 work hours waiting for it to charge before I can do anything. I only have one spare USB port on my iMac, so can't even plug in a corded mouse while it's charging. Stupid, stupid, stupid design.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Position of charging port

    It is too easy to forget to charge either the new keyboard or mouse. The biggest problem is that the port is at the bottom (unlike with the keyboard) so it cannot be used while charging. I have been caught out several times now. The new mouse and keyboard also requires you to keep a charging cable handy. I keep mine plugged in the back of my iMac because it is not easy to access. Now my iMac looks unsightly. I cannot think of any pros over the previous rechargeable battery version. Worst design choice yet by Apple.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slightly flawed but pros outweigh the cons

    I had a Magic Mouse 1 before and it's great to have a rechargeable battery now. The only problem is - what do you do while you are recharging this thing? So, I bought 2 of them. One thing that bothers me is there is no charging indicator when the 2nd one is plugged in. So, I have no idea if it's a) charging and b) charged. I can't see it on my Mac because I'm using the spare.

    While I'm here, I have to say that I find the mouse shape too small. And therefore uncomfortable. Really wish Apple would re-visit the design. But the pros outweigh the cons so I keep buying into it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stoped working

    I had it for a month. Today has stoped working. I have now purchased an another NON apple model. Waste of money

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    I agree with all the other reviews about the charging port on the bottom - rendering it useless while charging. I've had mine 6 months and it's already stopped working. I am not replacing it with another Apple mouse - expensive and pretty useless. Come on Apple get your act together!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth glider. . .

    I decided to upgrade my original Magic Mouse, with the latest version and all I can say is I wish I had done it sooner.

    The Magic Mouse 2 feels pretty much just like the old version, only a bit more substantial, thanks to the built in battery. The runners on the base side are a huge improvement. This thing just glides effortlessly, no nasty scratchy sound, it just glides. It's a smooth and accurate movement.

    The Touch interface is just as good as the previous generation and it feels just right.

    Absolutely love it.

    For those who complain about not being able to use the mouse when charging, all I can say is get real. the battery life is awesome and lasts ages. Charge it over night when it does need charged, while you are sleeping and you're good to go for ages more. If it does run low during use, just plug it in for 15 minutes or so and you get a fast boost to easily do you the rest of the day, so you can charge it fully over night.

    Magic Mouse 2 is more expensive than the previous generation, but with a built in battery and those super smooth glider blades to run on, this is a vast improvement over the previous generation.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Metaphor for Apple Itself...

    Firstly, I love using this mouse. I have quite large hands but it sits nicely in my fingers for effortless use. The swipe up, swipe back and right click funtions work brilliantly. As almost every other review points out, the charging port location renders it useless when it's plugged in. That said, one of the best features of the mouse is its brilliant battery life (months for me). Also, it charges up in no time. So, if you're so busy you can't charge it up once every 3 months while you go to to lunch, don't buy one. It loses a star for the bad design. Just lke my Macboook Pro with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports would. It's a nice idea that USB-C is better. But, the world hasn't moved on yet, so please give me 2 USB3's to plug in my apple devices that don't come with USB-C capability, like my Magic Mouse 2 and iPhone .

    Apple need to stop taking themselves so seriously and listen to the end user more. Looking at the ridiculously high number of 1 and 2 star reviews, it appears they couldn't care less.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Moronic design from Apple. Again!

    It's not enough that you have to turn your Imac around to plug in a USB device or SD card, Apple have now designed a rechargeable mouse that requires you to stop working for a couple of hours while your mouse recharges!.
    One of the most expensive Bluetooth mice on the market (Apple again) and yet some witless designer decided that the only important thing was aesthetics. The recharge socket on the bottom is a perfect example of the arrogance of designers who have no interest in the customer.
    I can only imagine it is a way of ensuring that all apple owners are forced to buy Magic Mouse 3 at some inflated cost when it comes out, assuming it is not designed with some even more stupid feature.
    Goodness Apple, what happened?

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RSI waiting to happen

    The ergonomics of this monstrosity are terrible.

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Example of poor design

    The mouse has great functionality - the touch sensitive top is a great idea and makes navigating macOS a breeze. However, I there are a couple of reasons that I think it falls well short of expectations.

    The charger being on the bottom is sheer idiocy. I won't belabour that point, as it is obviously silly. Secondly, the profile of the mouse is designed with clean aesthetics in mind, meaning it can be uncomfortable over long periods of use. A more contoured mouse would undoubtedly be more comfortable and fit the hand better.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charged from the bottom

    CRAZY DESIGN. I can't understand how a company like Apple who must go through numerous stages of design including prototyping and user trials end up making a rechargeable mouse that has the charging point underneath rather than at the front. It has to be left on its side whilst charging and clearly can't be used whilst on charge. MAD

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, sexy, unreliable

    The only thing 'magic' about this mouse is the fact that Apple can convince us to spent £79 on a piece of plastic which can't do what a £5 alternative can do. I have had three of these and all have stopped working after a few months. Not worthy of the Apple brand and certainly not worth of your £79.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Let down by the most irrational charging cable position

    The core features for the mouse aren't the issue. They work as to be expected but, it seems that Apple want to kill productivity.

    Completely baffled as to why you'd place the charging cable at the bottom, rendering it useless during charge? Utter madness.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupidity

    Whoever designed this mouse? I got no warning the battery was low. Came into my office on a Saturday to work (on my iMac) and the mouse battery is dead. Can’t work as the charging connector for the mouse is in the most stupid place you can imagine and the mouse doesn’t work when connected via the charging cable - and even if the mouse could work with a cable attached, the fact the connector is underneath the mouse makes the device unusable. Bonkers. Thanks for ruining my Saturday Apple

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ups and downs!

    Now, for a product of this cost you would expect something pretty much spot on that ticks many boxes, if not all of them. Unfortunately? No.

    The things I like about this mouse - gestures such as swiping between web pages in safari, generally navigating websites is rather effortless and very smooth indeed. I also like the weight of the product and its overall build quality. It feels substantial but not cumbersome. Lastly, the design. It does 'look' great.

    Now for the longer list of problems. I am a pro user, I spend long periods of time working on programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator etc, jumping between apps and dragging/dropping files. I use every pixel of my 27inch screen! After about 30 minutes of use my wrist and hand starts to ache due to the way you have to almost suspend your hand over the mouse to control it, you can't rest your palm on the mouse because it's just too flat. This is not ergonomic at all.

    The other issue is the CLICKING NOISE it makes! after a while this becomes annoying - there are much cheaper competitors out there now offering 'silent' mice and Quiet Mark approved products.

    Next, the fact that this can't be charged during use. the charging point is underneath the mouse by the optics so it has to be rested on its side to charge!

    Finally, the way it moves - it almost scratches along my desk when I'm moving it, it's also noisy on a mousemat!
    Sorry apple.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but can’t use it (yet)!

    My new mouse looks very nice (and so ir should for that price) but lacks one ESSENTIAL feature... so at present it’s as useful as a chocolate teapot!

    In order to pair it with my new MacBook Pro, it apparently needs to be connected using a cable BUT
    They supply one for the old style USB, not USB-C which is all I have on the MacBook. They really need to coordinate their products.
    I have some of those cables for my iPhone and iPad so could of course find other ways to charge the mouse.

    WHY on earth do they not supply a simple adapter which shouldn’t cost more that £1 and would be invaluable for other purposes?
    Or even the correct cable? Answer I guess is they sell a fancy cable for that at a RIDICULOUS £19!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor

    Warranty replaced the first mouse, very pleased with the service but the new one failed with exact same battery charging problem 6 weeks later. Reverted back to my replaceable battery one and all is good. Fundamental flaw in design and functionality Apple!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2

    Don't understand other poor reviews. I have been using my MM2 for a few days now and it is fantastic. Ok have to charge it so cant use it while charging, so what, battery life is amazing and been able to see remaining power in Mouse Settings means I will never run out of power. Like everything in this world you get what you pay for and the MM2 is just amazing, great swipe/touch features and ergonomically a delight to use. Having tried cheaper alternatives the MM2 is so far ahead of everything else.

    2 of 4 people found this useful