Product Comparison: Apple Magic Mouse vs Apple Magic Mouse 2

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General Specifications
Magic Mouse 2
About the Product
This mouse features a multi-touch surface for easy scrolling, and can be configured ambidextrously either a one or two button mouse. Tap, swipe, and scroll to navigate your system with ease. Bluetooth technology provides wireless connectivity, so you don't have to worry about cable clutter in your workspace. Work from up to 33 fee away.
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 has gained not only a new design, but also a rechargeable battery - forget about changing batteries. Thanks to him and the solid bottom surface in the Magic Mouse 2, there are fewer moving parts - it glides smoothly on the surface and is easier to control.
Key Specs
1300 dpi
800 dpi
Sensor Type
Number of Buttons
Multi-Touch panel
Multi-Touch panel
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple Magic Mouse (MB829)
  • Light to the touch, easy to operate, no extra buttons or rollers
  • The primary reason I enjoy this mouse is because of the integrated gesture control. Being able to use the most common one and two finger gestures from MacOS is great.
  • The tracking, scrolling, and speed scrolling on the mouse are quite good and are comparable a Mac trackpad. Being able to scroll on both a vertical and horizontal axis using the figure gestures is great for a program like excel.
  • Apple mouse feels good and responds well to various touch inputs.
  • Also, the top of the mouse is a sensor like the swipe pad on a MacBook. This is taking some retraining for me, but I'm getting used to it. The main problem I have is I sometimes move the mouse a little too violently (I guess) and get unexpected results.
  • I use a mousepad that is a bit gripper than others, and creates more friction than other surfaces such as wood or regular plastic, so a bit of an extra effort to move the mouse around is expected.
Apple Magic Mouse 2 Wireless Mouse
  • It is light weight and precise. Perfect match for the MacBook Air
  • Use it for drawing programs and photo editing. Very precise and easy to use
  • Precise tracking on my monitor.
  • Not easy to grip, does not move smoothly and the laser will not read on most surfaces. The only thing I like is that you can scroll with one finger.
  • If you have lint or a pet, you'll love how when the tiniest bit of hair/fibers get into the hole in the bottom where the laser eyes are, it totally messes up your mouse pointer till you manage to blow out the hair.
Size & Weight
0.85 in.
1.4 in.
4.67 in.
5.1 in.
2.24 in.
2.9 in.
3.5 oz.
3.53 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Apple Magic Mouse (MB829)
  • I love the design of this mouse with it's touch-sensitive surface instead of a trackball.
  • I love that the mouse is sleek, stylish and a perfect size. I really dont know how it could be better. I dont even need a mouse pad. (tho I should use one to avoid surface wear).
  • The Magic mouse is a nice comfortable weight and size (about the size of an iphone, about half the weight of an iphone).
  • The mouse has a low profile which some may find uncomfortable. Essentially, if you're wanting something that has a more robust feel or is ergonomically designed, this is not a great choice.
  • I have below average sized male hands (2-inch thumb and 2.5" inch pinky), and still find myself feeling uncomfortable as my right hand tries to grip the sides of the mouse to move it.
  • Terrible design. I can't scroll. My hands aren't shaped this way. Edges jut into my medium sized man hands.
Apple Magic Mouse 2 Wireless Mouse
  • Compact size fits any hand size. Love this mouse
  • Magic Mouse is great. Perfect size and good quality.
  • I use a mouse, and I love the size and shape of this one!
  • Great ergonomic feel, excellent battery life, perfect size for travel!
  • Easy to use, super comfortable, light weight. Highly recommend.
Connection Type
33 feet
33 feet
What customers say about "Connection"
Apple Magic Mouse (MB829)
  • Got this to go with my iMac Air, really like the wireless feature. Has some very unique features, like the side swipe function.
  • If you have an Apple computer, this mouse is the easiest to connect. No need to plug in a bulky receiver in your USB slot. Simply turn on your bluetooth.
  • The fact that is connects with bluetooth and not in need of a extra usb port makes it fantastic.
  • I don't know if it was because of the battery back or not but the batteries were no longer making the connection it needed to work so it was losing connection constantly.
  • My second complaint is the bluetooth connectivity. The mouse often lags in connecting to the computer and there are times when I will be randomly disconnected for around 30 seconds
Apple Magic Mouse 2 Wireless Mouse
  • I switched to Apple, and found the wireless mouse such a great addition.
  • Easy to use and travel with. The wireless mouse is the way to go.
  • I like the wireless mouse. I also like that it is rechargeable.
  • This is a great product for what I needed. The range on this is great.
  • Very good quality and convenient to use. The wireless range is great and smooth.
Mouse Type
Body Material
Plastic, Teflon feet pads
Glossy plastic
Number of Programmable Buttons
Miniature sensors detect even the slightest movement, Bluetooth technology and Touch-sensitive technology for Gesture Controls
Lightning port, Bluetooth, Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with OS X v10.11 or later, Lightning to USB Cable, Longer Power. Faster Charging.
What customers say about "Features"
Apple Magic Mouse (MB829)
  • While the mouse does not have discrete right or left buttons, you can set up the mouse in MacOS to have a functional right and left click in the traditional place where such buttons would go.
  • Clean design. No mechanical buttons to keep clean. Precise feel. Batteries seem to last a long time.
  • Battery cover did not fit well at all and seemed like some poor 3rd party plastic thing, the power button could barely be reached to toggle it on/off, the battery cover came covered with awful glue, the top of the mouse was scuffed out of the box.
  • One flaw with the magic mouse is there are no current drivers built in to allow gesture controls on Windows. So if the Magic Mouse is used on a Windows machine it will revert to a standard two button mouse.
  • Try to change the batteries? Good luck. The mouse has a poor design to remove the cover.
  • It eats through batteries like crazy, making the mouse much more expensive then it's original cost. That said I don't turn off my mouse so that may have something to do with it.
Apple Magic Mouse 2 Wireless Mouse
  • Built with quality material and awesome design and functionality.
  • Avery good product. nice design and materials, nice color.
  • Also, you don't need a mouse pad in most cases if you're using a smooth desktop surface, as the durable plastic pads on the bottom of the mouse keep it from leaving marks or scuffing the bottom of the product.
  • The only thing I don't like is the black plastic runners on the bottom.
  • Great mouse really like that it doesn’t have right and left buttons.
Power Source
2 AA Batteries
Built-in rechargeable battery
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

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