Apple Magic Mouse 2 Review

 Image Source: Apple.com.au

Image Source: Apple.com.au

For years the apple magic mouse has been apples primary input devices for their iMac, mac mini and mac pro devices. Recently we just received an update to these devices. Much like its predecessor, the magic mouse 2 looks just about the same. And you would be just about right in saying that. There is no force touch, size difference or even colour change. We get the same mouse with a very small set of changes. These changes appear on the bottom of the mouse starting with the feet. The original mouse has more of a rectangle style set of feet while the newer one supports a much rounder design. On top of that, we find a lightning port on the bottom of this mouse with a black apple logo. While the logo does not make much of a difference, having the charging port on the bass is complete stupidity. For example, if you wanted to charge the device and use it, it would be impossible, as the mouse would not sit flat. Yes, you can sit the mouse on the iPhone charging dock to keep it charged when not using it, but I do not know about you but I usually do not think to put my mouse on a charger when not using it. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. The lightning port makes pairing even easier as all you need to do is plug it into the mac and it is paired. The battery is extremely fast to charge. If you are out of battery and you need to use the mouse, I found that about 10-15 minutes was enough to get me through a few good hours of computing before it went flat again. But the 2 hour charge time does make it a hard sell for me.

The bottom line to all this is apple needed to refresh a product and they have done so. Shaving off 5 grams and adding a more environmentally friendly battery inside is grate. However the fact that the charging port is on the bottom is a major problem for those who want to use there mouse even it if is flat. Yes, all it takes is 10-15 minutes to get decent charge but you should not have to wait for a devise if you want to use it now. Overall, I really do like the magic mouse for what it is. It offers touch gestures for a mouse in a good-looking body. Ergonomics could be improved but if you are in need of a new mouse for your new mac then it really comes down to how much you want to spend on a mouse. The last generation offers the same features without the wait time of charging the battery.