The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a poor wireless mouse for mixed use. Its compact design is good for traveling, though it means that it can only be used with fingertip grip, which may not be great for everyone. It has great build quality, though unfortunately the sensor has very limited performance, and many people may not like the speed and fluidity of the cursor as it moves across the screen. It also has high wireless click latency, meaning you may notice a delay from when you click the button on the mouse, and it activates on screen. The tactile, touch controls are easy-to-use, and it recognizes many different gestures, but these are only natively supported on macOS; the Magic Mouse works on Windows but you only get a left and right button click.
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a disappointing mouse for mixed usage. Its mediocre ergonomics are okay for casual use but will likely be uncomfortable for extended work sessions and is only usable with fingertip grip. It lacks any programmable buttons and has extremely poor click latency, making it not suitable for gaming.See our Mixed Usage recommendations
The Magic Mouse is a decent mouse for office or multimedia use. While it has middling ergonomics and will likely get uncomfortable during long work sessions, it has a good premium and well-built design that should be durable enough for office. Due to its design, it can only be used with fingertip grip, however, and its lack of programmable buttons will likely bother media creators as well.
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a good mouse for traveling. Its compact design easily fits in almost any laptop pouch, and it supports Bluetooth, so you don't have to worry about carrying a receiver or cable. It also has great build quality and should be able to survive being dropped a few times. It's worth noting, however, that due to its small design, it can only be used with fingertip grip.
The Magic Mouse is a bad mouse for playing video games. It has poor click latency, so you can't react quickly to your game. It has mediocre ergonomics and due to its design, can only be used with fingertip grip which may not be comfortable for longer gaming sessions.See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a terrible mouse for MMO games. It has no programmable buttons, middling ergonomics, and bad click latency. Even for casual gaming, this mouse isn't recommended. It's also worth noting that due to its design, it can only be used with fingertip grip, which may get uncomfortable for longer gaming sessions.
The Magic Mouse is inadequate for ultra-light gaming. While it's reasonably lightweight, it has poor click latency, and due to its design, can only be used with fingertip grip which may be uncomfortable for longer gaming sessions.
The Magic Mouse 2 has a sleek, simple, and professional design that is very slim and portable.
This is a fairly lightweight mouse, but the weight can't be customized.
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is extremely compact and slim, great for carrying with you.
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 has great build quality. It appears well-built, made of aluminum and acrylic. The feet on the bottom are well-made and solid, but they don't slide very well when used on a mouse pad.
Unfortunately, the Apple Magic Mouse 2 has mediocre ergonomics. It isn't well-suited for traditional palm grips, and can only be used comfortably with a fingertip grip, even if you have small hands.
The Magic Mouse isn't ideal for palm grip and is designed only to be used with fingertip grip.
The Magic Mouse isn't ideal for claw grip and is designed only to be used with fingertip grip.
This mouse is designed only for use with fingertip grip and should be suitable for all hand sizes.
This mouse supports Bluetooth and has a built-in rechargeable battery. It can't be used wired, as the charging port is underneath the mouse, which is a bit of a strange design. It automatically turns off after a period of inactivity, so you don't have to worry about turning it off.
The included 1m lightning cable is identical to the one found with most Apple products.
The sensor is located near the top of the mouse, which may cause the cursor to move differently than a more traditional-centered sensor.
Unfortunately, the Magic Mouse has bad click latency. While it shouldn't be noticeable in everyday use, it likely will be too high for gaming.
Unfortunately, this mouse has bad performance. Its 1300 DPI is slightly high and unfortunately can't be changed, which may result in the cursor moving faster across the screen than some people may prefer. While this can be adjusted within macOS, this simply changes the multiplier and doesn't change the native DPI of the mouse. The mouse also has a low polling rate of 90Hz, which may make the cursor feel less fluid when moving across the screen.
The entire surface of the Magic Mouse is tactile. While there's only one physical button, it allows for a left as well as a right-click if enabled within macOS.
While there is no physical scroll wheel, the touch-sensitive surface of the mouse serves as one, allowing both vertical as well as horizontal scrolling. Since touch gestures only work on macOS, there is no scroll wheel if you use this mouse with Windows.
There's no available companion software for this mouse.
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is fully compatible with any recent Mac but is only partially compatible with Windows. When used with Windows, it works like a normal mouse, but the gesture controls don't work, including the scroll gesture. There are Windows drivers available, but we haven't tested them, and the installation process doesn't appear to be very straightforward.
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a good choice if you're looking for a compact travel mouse, but there are much better alternatives out there. It stands out because of its lack of physical buttons and it has a touch-sensitive surface design instead.
The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better mouse than the Apple Magic Mouse 2. It has more buttons and a much more comfortable, ergonomic design. It can also be used in both palm and grip type, though people with small hands may have a difficult time getting a comfortable grasp, while the Magic Mouse is designed to only be used with fingertip grip. However, if you're an Apple user, you may appreciate the touch-sensitive surface of the Magic Mouse which is compatible with all the swipe-based gestures in macOS.