Apple Magic Mouse 2 review: Mouse unable to conjure up any innovation | Macworld

With the charging port on the bottom of the mouse, it means that you can’t use the Magic Mouse 2 while it’s plugged in. People have been outraged by this design decision–those same outraged people also don’t have the full story about the Magic Mouse 2 or has never used it. Apple has said that the Magic Mouse 2 (along with the Magic Trackpad 2 and the Magic Keyboard) are fast-charging devices; the mouse can get nine hours’ worth of battery life in about two minutes. So, in the time it takes for you to visit the bathroom, stand up because your Apple Watch told you to, or go to the kitchen to grab a beverage, your drained Magic Mouse 2 will have a charge that will last a typical working day. Really, the charging port on the bottom of the mouse isn’t a problem — but sometimes people need any excuse to be outraged over Apple products. “

Roman Loyola is spot on. I think any complaints about the location of this port are misguided; people are just looking at things to criticize. They’d do better to criticize the prices of Apple’s new keyboard, mouse, and trackpad.

Source: Apple Magic Mouse 2 review: Mouse unable to conjure up any innovation | Macworld

6 thoughts on “Apple Magic Mouse 2 review: Mouse unable to conjure up any innovation | Macworld

  1. Today it took me 1min 30 seconds to replace the batteries in my Magic Mouse 1st generation (Best mouse I ever owned). It also took me 3 minutes to go and fetch a glass of water. The inter-tubes a chock full of whiners about futilities.

    Looking forward to the magic track pad 2 when I get a knew Mac by the end of the year. Wonder what kind of power Apple, or 3rd party devs, have yet to unlash for ForceTouch.

    PS – you’re kinda right about the price of those devices.

  2. Today it took me 1min 30 seconds to replace the batteries in my Magic Mouse 1st generation (Best mouse I ever owned). It also took me 3 minutes to go and fetch a glass of water. The inter-tubes a chock full of whiners about futilities.

    Looking forward to the magic track pad 2 when I get a knew Mac by the end of the year. Wonder what kind of power Apple, or 3rd party devs, have yet to unlash for ForceTouch.

    PS – you’re kinda right about the price of those devices.

  3. How does the cost compare if you figure in rechargeable batteries and a decent quality charger? I think (once again) that Apple knows what they are doing when it comes to hardware.

    Don’t ask me about software – I refuse to retire my 13″ MBP that runs Snow Leopard (this one) and still fire up the ol’ G4 Quicksilver if I want to play in “Classic” while listening to 90s Hair Bands or Dick’s Picks.

    • Rechargeable batteries are a few bucks. And you probably already have some. In fact, one reason I tried the new trackpad is so I wouldn’t have to deal with changing batteries; the older trackpad eats a pair in a few weeks. But that’s not a good enough reason to make the devices so much more expensive.

  4. How does the cost compare if you figure in rechargeable batteries and a decent quality charger? I think (once again) that Apple knows what they are doing when it comes to hardware.

    Don’t ask me about software – I refuse to retire my 13″ MBP that runs Snow Leopard (this one) and still fire up the ol’ G4 Quicksilver if I want to play in “Classic” while listening to 90s Hair Bands or Dick’s Picks.

    • Rechargeable batteries are a few bucks. And you probably already have some. In fact, one reason I tried the new trackpad is so I wouldn’t have to deal with changing batteries; the older trackpad eats a pair in a few weeks. But that’s not a good enough reason to make the devices so much more expensive.

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