Apple Magic Mouse 2 Review

8.5
Expert Rating

Apple has some pretty unique features to take advantage of—but to use it, you’ll need a device that supports it. For example, multi-touch gestures. You could use a Magic Trackpad or you could use the Apple Magic Mouse 2. It might be the best mouse Apple has released, incorporating gestures, a strong Bluetooth connection, and rechargeable battery.

Why We Like It – Apple Magic Mouse 2

An aesthetically pleasing mouse that incorporates multi-touch gestures, a rechargeable battery, and very strong Bluetooth connection. A good companion to have for casual use.

Pros
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports gestures on the mouse itself
  • Strong Bluetooth connection
Cons
  • Not the most comfortable
  • Pricey

Performance

The Apple Magic Mouse 2 was a joy to use. Technically speaking, it supports up to 1300 DPI, adjustable but still plenty for casual use. Its wireless connection relies on Bluetooth, rather than a nano receiver, and provides a really strong connection. Say goodbye to batteries because the Apple Magic Mouse 2 uses a rechargeable battery, one that lasts up to nine hours.

What we liked the most were the gestures. The mouse itself responds to gestures applied to the mouse, which is really cool. It’s like having your own Apple Magic Trackpad, minus Force Touch. And once you’ve mastered them, productivity does quicken.

Design

Now let’s talk design because the Apple Magic Mouse 2 has one major flaw: its shape. It can be uncomfortable to use after some time because it lacks any ergonomic decisions. If you’re a software designer or artist, that will be a problem. For someone who sits down for an hour or so to surf the web will hardly notice, however. With that said, it’s still more comfortable than the Microsoft Arc Mouse, and its shape does support left hand people, not just right handed. There’s a Lightning port underneath for charging purposes (Lightning to USB cable comes packaged).

Value

The value of this particular Apple mouse is spotty, at best. Its gestures are really great and responsive when you master them, but lose said functionality on a Windows PC. So you’d be left with an expensive and uncomfortable wireless mouse. To justify the $74, strictly use it on a Macbook Pro or equivalent. Secondly, you save a tonne of money from not having to buy batteries. Considering all its gestures, performance, and design, the Apple Magic Mouse 2 still has good value for casual use. For gaming, you should stick to the VicTsing MM057 if you’re budgeting or the Logitech M510 for better performance.

Apple Magic Mouse 2 Wrap Up

Nothing says uncomfortable than a nearly flat mouse, void of any comfortable curves. Still, we looked past its weakness because its gestures were fun to use, and prevented any hands from resting in awkward positions for too long. In return, you get an Apple mouse that doesn’t need its battery replaced every few months, with a strong Bluetooth connection to boot.

Performance9.1
Design8.1
Value8.3
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8.5
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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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