• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging point underneath and not enough warning when battery is low

    • Written by Philippa F from Cirencester

    So, working away on a project, up against a deadline, I'm sure a large amount of graphic designers are Apple's custom, and a warning comes up on the screen 'mouse batteries low' so I go to check how low and it's 1%, no time to do anything about it, it just died on me, leaving my urgent exhibition job hanging in the breach. My work is full on and deadlines are always very tight and the one thing that let me down was Apple. I said to my husband, "Look at this" and showed him the mouse, he said "Can't you use it when it's charging, that's not very good!" I said "That's Apple!" his response was "I thought they were better than that!" Sums it up really. Refuse to buy another one and line Apple's pocket when the first one does not live up to the standards of what I expect from Apple. Terrible design!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse 2 not quiet!

    • Written by Bob P from Mansfield

    I like the Magic Mouse 2, as I did the MM1. It's one of the most reliable mice that I've ever used....BUT they're also one of the noisiest mice there is! It's time that Apple made a Magic Mouse 3 with all the features of the MM2, but QUIETER!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Charge Port says it all.

    • Written by Amy G from beaconsfield

    Sleek, yes, simple design, yes. Practical, like 40%. What GENIUS thought that putting a charger underneath the mouse was a good idea? Are you ACTUALLY STUPID. You have therefore made it UN-USEABLE whilst it's charging. How difficult is it to put it on the front?
    Talk about ''advancement in technology". Might want to start thinking smart and more innovative.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Long story short!

    • Written by Chew D from didcot

    Great mouse but only lasted 2 years! For £70-80 its a joke it has 1 year warranty. Great mouse when it worked but it slowly started playing up.

    1. First started to become unresponsive and slow at times
    2. The scroller packed in and had to buy a new mouse (£6 quid one from Amazon lasts way longer and can buy 10 for the same price lol)


    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, tactile and a bummer to recharge

    • Written by Raymond S from Blantyre

    Like all apple products the Magic Mouse 2 looks good and is easy to use, but recharging is a bummer. As stated numerous times in these reviews the charging port is on the underside of the mouse - dumb.

    Even worse though is the fact that if you need to recharge to mouse from a Macbook Pro, you can't, not without the additional purchase of a USB (type A) to USB (type C) converter. Given to cost of the mouse I would have thought that I would have been able to recharge it from any Apple computer "out of the box".

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nonsensical Mouse

    • Written by JC W from Spalding

    Mouse not as responsive as my ‘bog standard’ wired mouse even
    at fastest setting.
    As other reviewer stated, why is charger point on the underside?
    The mouse is rendered unusable whilst charging.
    It’s nonsensical!
    I’m frustrated.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels lovely, but appalling tool for some apps

    • Written by Ian M from FRESHWATER

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not designed very well Imo.

    • Written by Mitchell D from Aberdare

    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!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse with stupid design

    • Written by Andrew T from East Kilbride

    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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Position of charging port

    • Written by Michael M from CLACTON-ON-SEA

    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.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slightly flawed but pros outweigh the cons

    • Written by Andrew R from LONDON

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stoped working

    • Written by Nikoletta L from Edinburgh

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

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sally C from READING

    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!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth glider. . .

    • Written by David S from Eyemouth

    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.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Metaphor for Apple Itself...

    • Written by Daniel M from ALTRINCHAM

    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!

    • Written by T S from Hove

    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?

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RSI waiting to happen

    • Written by Nathan B from Thame

    The ergonomics of this monstrosity are terrible.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Example of poor design

    • Written by Robert P from Abingdon

    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.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charged from the bottom

    • Written by Mark M from Burton-on-Trent

    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

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, sexy, unreliable

    • Written by Aram B from London

    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.

    21 of 27 people found this useful