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Apple - Magic Mouse 2 - Silver

Model: MLA02LL/ASKU: 4639400

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6458 reviews

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but...

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    PattyKuluCakes
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    I loved the first version of the Magic Mouse (the non rechargeable version) and love this rechargeable one even more. Unlike a traditional mouse with a scroll wheel or ball, the top three-fourths of the Magic Mouse 2 is almost like a trackpad for you to scroll horizontally, diagonally and vertically. It responds to taps as well as clicks. You can program the Magic Mouse 2 to do right and left clicking (secondary click) and also two finger swipe to switch between full-screen apps. Double tap with one finger (not click) to zoom in on a specific area of a webpage or double tap with two finger to open Mission Control. Go forward or back to webpages with a swipe of a finger. All these setting are configurable through the Mouse settings in System Preferences. A convenient power switch is located underneath. To pair the Magic Mouse 2 to your Mac, simply plug in the lightning cable to the mouse and the other end to the USB port on your Mac. Once paired, unplug the lightning cable. Due to its low slim design it may not be comfortable for some as it doesn't have that arch/palm support like some bigger shaped mouse. The only gripe about the Magic Mouse 2 is the placement of the lighting port for charging. You cannot simultaneously charge and use the Magic Mouse 2 as you have to plug in the lightning cable 90º under the mouse. This means you need to have it on its side while it's charging. One should utilize the battery % indicator in the bluetooth menu on the top bar so you know when to recharge it beforehand. This will ensure you're not stuck with a dead mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a great mouse, just not for me...

    Posted
    gpjstn
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    Let me start off by saying my previous Mac was a MacBook Air. Before that, I had only ever owned laptop PC's. So as you can imagine, I'm pretty accustomed to trackpads. That being said, I gave the Magic Mouse 2 four (4) stars as my personal rating. Not because I'm biased of trackpads, but because I did find the mouse to be a bit clumsy at times, specifically in terms of sensitivity. For example, when resting my palm on the mouse, if my hand were to shift a little, the mouse would sometimes register that as a touch and move the cursor right before trying to click on something. Yes, I know you can adjust the sensitivity, but I figured I would just return the mouse and get the Magic Trackpad 2. I absolutely love the look and feel of the trackpad, but I don't want to get too much into that here, I'll leave a separate review on that product page. As for the Magic Mouse itself, I would say it's still a great product! There are so many functions and tricks you can do with touch portion of the mouse, like scrolling up and down, or between pages, using Mission Control, zooming, etc. And there's just something so satisfying about that crisp little "click" sound when clicking. I can't really comment on the battery life, seeing as how I only had the mouse for a week, before exchanging it. From other reviews I've seen, it's a super easy transition from the first generation Magic Mouse and battery life is a lot better. Overall, it's a very nice mouse, it just wasn't my preferred peripheral.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy and Neat!

    Posted
    TyasJS

    I recently owned the first Magic Mouse and returned it to BestBuy literally 1 day before Apple released this Magic Mouse 2. When I had the first Magic Mouse, having batteries for it wasn't really a con since the battery lasted a pretty long time. But now that I have the Magic Mouse 2, I am SO glad it has a built in rechargeable battery. And an added on bonus about this Magic Mouse 2 is that I can use my iPhone's lightning connector to charge up the mouse, or use the lighting connector provided in the box. Apple says the charge on this mouse is suppose to last for about a month or more, and so far I can say that it's living up to Apple's words. As far as design goes, I love it! This mouse's sleek design makes it look really good! I am a male and I have medium sized hands, and I will say that it did take me a while to get used to holding this mouse since it doesn't fit in the curve of your hand like most other mouses do. The gestures that you can do with this mouse are super cool and it feels very natural, especially if you are fond of the Macbook's Trackpad or the Wireless Trackpad. The only downside I had with this mouse (1st and 2nd version) was the price...and the bluetooth connection issues. Every now and then my mouse tends to not want to connect to my Macbook Pro's bluetooth. But it could be an issue with the Mac's bluetooth or the Magic Mouse...or maybe the Magic Mouse has a sleep mode that activates after so long that I don't know about. Who knows? Other than that, this is a very nice accessory to have with your Mac. I already had it planned in my mind to return it back to BestBuy before my 14-day return trial is up, but now I've decided to keep it. I am very glad I bought this Magic Mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much Better than the Reviews

    Posted
    TLH79
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    I recently had a need for a new mouse -- b/c my existing bluetooth mouse was starting to "skip" and not hold selected copy in Word or cells in Excel. It was a Logitech specifically for a Mac. I wanted another, but Logitech just didn't have the same one... close, but not the same. I wanted to stay with a bluetooth mouse for my Mac -- so started to read reviews. The Magic Mouse reviews were spotty. So I purchased a low-end Bluetooth mouse for Win and Mac i.e. under $20 -- and it wasn't very good. It worked out of the box -- but it just wouldn't consistently connect. So I returned it and bit the bullet and got the Mac Mouse to try. Yes -- it's slim as many complaints state... and the charging port is on the bottom. But so far -- after a full charge -- and after 12 hour days of use -- it's only down to 89% (at least a week after charging it). No question it takes some getting used to -- but it works as advertised with Macs. And as with Apple products, it's well made. It can be a little sensitive with left and right swipes -- but you adjust to it. So I'm glad I got it ... and if you like using a mouse with a Mac -- I'd say it's worth the extra $'s to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse with extra functionality

    Posted
    Essie
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    I like that this mouse allows side scrolling/scrubbing in addition to regular top to bottom scrolling. The flat/slim profile doesn't bother me, but I can see how someone with larger hands may find it uncomfortable. It is a beautiful piece of hardware, and the flat profile allows it to fit well inside a laptop sleeve for travel. My one (major) gripe: the tracking is horrifically slow! To move the cursor from one side of the screen to the other requires me to move the mouse completely to the edge of the mousepad, lift it up to replace back at the other end, then move completely off the pad again (sometimes lifting and replacing it multiple times). This is insane, Apple! Increasing tracking speed to max doesn't help. I had to find no-longer-supported third party software to fix it and make it useable. I have a 2017 MacBook running the latest Mac High Sierra update. Apple needs to fix this (Apple Magic Mouse driver/software issue--I have no problem with any other mouse brand or style), because otherwise it's great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    Posted
    BillD
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    I don't usually come back to a site to write a review but I felt compelled in this case. Glad I made the purchase. Some reviews left me unsure of buying one but glad I tried it out and I love it. I have a MacBook Pro and it connected within seconds of turning it on. The charging port is on the bottom of the mouse, but who cares. I been using it daily for at least 3 weeks and the charge is now at 88%. It charges quickly so no big deal. Love the features that are exclusive to Apple (double tap to Mission Control, swipe capabilities, etc.) I use Finale for music notation and it works great. Occasionally feel some fatigue in my wrist and right finger, but isn't that true of any mouse after a long period of use. Just take a break. The only reason I withhold the 5 star rating is due to the lack of independent settings for the mouse and trackpad. When you change the trackpad settings, the mouse settings are changed and vice versa. But again, no big deal Highly recommend this mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice but overpriced

    Posted
    TimRyberg
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    When I bought my first Mac a few weeks ago, I had originally decided to give the trackpad a fair try so I only bought an eternal CD Drive. But after 3 days I couldn't take it anymore. As nice as the new Trackpad is, I guess I am a mouse person because I just couldn't get it to do what I wanted. Since MacBooks only come with 2 USB ports and I have a history or wearing out USB ports because I remove and insert mice and other peripherals so often I decided that a bluetooth mouse was needed. Ive had a bad experience with the battery life on Microsoft Bluetooth mice in the past so I decided to get the Apple one. The mouse itself works well once you get used to the fact that the whole top is one large button and there is no wheel (the top has trackpad sensitivity). The only negatives are the size, which make it portable but awkward to hold onto (it's too thin), and the fact that they put the Lightening port for charging on the bottom so you can't charge it and use it at the same time. Fortunately it seems to have great battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse but...

    Posted
    Bfrye1988
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    I bought this mouse to work with my Apple MacBook Air but was dismayed with the inability of using this mouse with some of the games I play due to the whole mouse surface (and sides of the top surface I might add) acting like the trackpad. I was about to return this mouse to Best Buy when I decided to do a google search cause I couldn't be the only person experiencing these issues, and sure enough I am not the only one. In order to make this mouse usable (even for basic web browsing or video editing) I needed to download a program called MagicPrefs (completely free) which installs an application and a top bar icon where you can alter the preferences of the mouse. At this time, Apple does not have a similar thing but I urge you to get this software when or if you are thinking of getting this mouse. After use of this mouse for about a month with the use of the application, I absolutely love the mouse. Until Apple remedies this issue I will keep my rating at a 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid mouse!

    Posted
    AustinTX
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    I purchased the Magic Mouse 2 as an upgrade over the Magic Mouse 1. I've been using the Magic Mouse since Apple came out with it and have previously used the first version and second version of the Magic Mouse 1 (the original version had an issue with battery connection that was later fixed). The Magic Mouse 2 is a great improvement over Magic Mouse 1. The charges do last more than I'd expect. My only gripe (and drop of a star) is that the charging port on the mouse is on the underside of the mouse. It makes the mouse practically unusable when charging. I usually have to charge my mouse when I'm using my computer. I've love to see Magic Mouse 3 to somehow incorporate a charging port that doesn't interrupt functionality, similar to the chargeable keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect with one MAJOR flaw

    Posted
    sdgvsdgsdgsg
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    Magic Mouse 2 represents a significant upgrade from its predecessor. The best way to describe the magic mouse 2 is that it's like using a traditional mouse combined with a trackpad thanks to its touch sensitive surface - this creates the opportunity for very useful navigation gestures. The mouse is responsive and performs well. One MAJOR misstep - and a very surprising one given Apple's obsession with design and simplicity - is the absurd placement of the lighting port used for charging - it's located literally smack-dab on the bottom surface of the mouse. In other words, you cannot charge and use the mouse simultaneously. Is this a deal-breaker? No, not at all....but it is a bit perplexing and ultimately downgrades an otherwise nearly perfect device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse - takes some practice though

    Posted
    FrugalBuyer
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    I bought the Magic Mouse 2 recently. It performs similar functions as a Microsoft Mouse, but in different ways. It takes some practice to figure out how to use it. The user manual offers limited help. However, I'll probably discover that it has many capabilities as I learn how to use it. The mouse has a light sensor on the bottom. It will not work on some surfaces. Each Best Buy sales representative I consulted suggested that I use a mousepad as a solution. This works. The Magic Mouse is small. People with large hands may find it uncomfortable to use. Some third party vendors offer larger mice that are compatible with Apple computers. The Magic Mouse appears to be durable; it has a metal base. I expect to use it for a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey Mouse - Pradigm shift

    Posted
    tmeidinger
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    At $80 MSRP this is a very pricey mouse. Build quality is typical Apple however, very very sleek and asthetically pleasing. The mouse has a high quality feel to it as you would expect from Apple. The mouse does require you to change your typical mousing habbits though. If you try to hold this mouse the same way you would hold a more traditional (and larger) mouse you will not like the feel and will most likely end up with your fingers fatiguing very quickly. Rather than grabbing the mouse and manhandling it like most are accostomed to with a larger PC mouse, you just lay your hand across the mouse lightly and glide it around using light finger touches to activate gestures. If your willing to adapt to it, this is a great mouse. If you are stuck in your old ways of mousing, you will hate it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good design, but not perfect

    Posted
    Micah
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    Let me start by saying that this is one of the best and most reliable navigation devices I have ever used. That being said there is on ergonomic problem with the design that I find kind of annoying. In order to scroll up - down, or left - right you simply move one finger across the top of the mouse. For most applications that is fine, but in apps like Google Maps, where scroll controls zoom I find myself often scrolling way in or way out when I don't mean to. The issue is that if you don't hold your finger up and off of the mouse any slight movement will be interpreted as scrolling. This isn't a deal breaker, it just means your finger might get tired if you have to use an app like Google Maps a lot. Other than that, it is really good. Very accurate, holds a charge for a long time. Pairs beautifully with Apple products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What you expect

    Posted
    EmFinch
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    This mouse works exactly like you think it would for being an Apple magic mouse. I'd really brag on its charging capability- I charged it for a few hours the first day and have not needed to plug it in since (a month later and I still have 50% battery at 2-3 hours average daily use.) Bluetooth connection is without a hiccup and easy to initiate (just plug it in to charge.) Function is intuitive and unique features such as a few gesture controls exist. My only negative to this mouse is the price. At $40-50, this item would be beyond worth it. At $80, one starts to question, "Did I really shell out that much cash for a mouse??" (But yes, of course I did.) I would also be interested to see if the mouse ever gets updated with a version of force touch like the track pad now has.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    flzl
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    I wanted a mouse to use with my MacBook Pro for the times that I wanted to do a lot of word editing and not always use the trackpad. I had a logitech wireless mouse that I used on my old PC laptop and attempted to use it with the MacBook, but it was terrible. Had been looking into the magic mouse for some time and decided to just pick one up. Connecting it was pretty much flawless. Turned the MacBook on and then turned the mouse on, paired instantly. Gestures are smooth also. The only complaint that I have is that sometimes the mouse doesn't scroll. It's only happened a few times while looking through a word document, and I'm not sure if it's an actual con or maybe I'm just got putting enough pressure for it to pick up to scroll up/down. But overall it's pretty solid and has great battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, attractive and totally Apple

    Posted
    BoardMaven
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    When I upgraded my desktop to the El Capitan operating system my beloved vertical mouse no longer worked. I had to match Apple to Apple. That meant either this mouse or a track pad. To my mind, the mouse is easier to operate than the track pad. It's probably the "prettiest" mouse out there - sleek and attractive. I do find that you have to hit the sweet spot for any action to occur. Since there is no obvious "button," this can sometimes be difficult, especially when, for my hand at least, the most comfortable resting position leaves my fingers just shy of the sweet spot. Oh, then there is the fact that the mouse comes in white, or white. I would prefer to have black. But, until Anker figures out how to adopt its vertical mouse so that it can be used with Apple computers loaded with El Capitan, I'll be using this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Far superior to the last iteration

    Posted
    MattMc
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    These latest iterations of the Apple Mouse and Keyboard are great upgrades. I like that they opted to use rechargeable batteries, via a lightning port; however, I will say, like other posters have also suggested, the location of the charging port could have been better thought out. It's on the bottom, so the mouse is useless while it's charging. But, it's a small inconvenience, and nothing a little forethought doesn't fix. I like that gestures are supported on this mouse, so I can scroll from app to app with a swipe of my finger. All in all, it's a great product, and if it weren't for the charging port location, I would have given the mouse a perfect 5-star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Mouse

    Posted
    meandtheboys
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    I've been using the Magic Mouse with my new MacBook Air for a couple weeks now, and I think that it works great. I'm a big fan of the entire mouse being scroll sensitive, so that I can put my finger anywhere and scroll with the mouse. My only issue with it has been connecting wirelessly with my computer-when I open my laptop and turn the mouse back on I often have to go to the mouse settings in order to connect it, which I don't think is normally what should happen. However, it is not a big hinderance to using it. The one thing I will say is that the mouse was bought for me under the impression that I needed an apple mouse to connect with my apple computer, but we tried using my USB mouse with the MacBook and it worked just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Magical mouse

    Posted
    Danababy1076
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    I just knew I needed to replace the dead Magic Mouse I that I had. So I went out & got this Magic Mouse II. Kind of shocking to realize that it needed to be charged before I could use it. That was minority annoying, so is the fact that Apple put the charging port smack cabin the middle of the bottom of the mouse, so that it can't be used while charging! I would expect the port to be at the front tip, so that the mouse charges, but looks like a wired remote, and can still be used. Don't get me wrong, I love my Apple products, but sometimes their design choices make me scratch my head. Seriously... still, I'm really happy with this mouse otherwise. it doesn't need charging all that often, so it's not as big of a deal as I was afraid of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent but sensitive mouse

    Posted
    BEarnley
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    I purchased this second-generation magic mouse to use with my MacBook 12. Like everything Apple, it is sleek and cleverly designed. Like its magic mouse predecessor, it connects by Bluetooth. But this model is rechargeable, and the charge is very long-lasting. The magic mouse goes well beyond normal mouse functionality with a back, for example, that is essentially a trackpad. But beware: it is very sensitive. So you need to be careful how you hold it or how you rest your fingers. Sometimes, it recenters a page or flips back to a previous page without being asked. Ultimately, it is configurable. You can tone down this behavior by disabling features. Overall, it is a compact, well-designed device.

    I would recommend this to a friend