Apple Magic Mouse 2: Unboxing & Review

by birtanpublished on February 8, 2021

What's going on guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a quick look at the new Magic Mouse too so this also joins the new magic keyboard and the Magic Trackpad too which are launching alongside the new iMacs now the Magic Mouse too does come standard with the IMAX but you can purchase it separately for $79 off the shelf so if you want to upgrade your current hardware you can do that now before we talk about what's new let's get to the unboxing so the box itself is pretty simple here of course we have our app and logos on the other side and we have our pricing and model number information on the back taking

Off the plastic and lifting the lid first thing we'll see here is the Magic Mouse 2 which looks a lot like the previous generation with this multi-touch glossy surface along the top it still works the same we have a full physical click here so it's not like a force touch sort of setup like you get with a new Magic Trackpad 2 so if you like a traditional click you still get it with the Magic Mouse now of course the big visual difference here is along the back there is no longer a removable panel for swapping out the batteries instead we get a lightning

Connector which allows you to recharge the battery internally but of course this means it can't be used while it's charging but it will charge pretty quickly here so 2 minutes of charge should deliver 9 hours of use it takes about 2 hours to fully charge which is good for about a month or better setting that aside really quickly let's remove the tray and take a look at the accessories so this time we get some paperwork of course we'll get a quick start guide and some regulatory information and of course we get a neatly packaged lightning cable which

Allows you to recharge your mouse now in terms of setting the mouse up for your Mac you have two options now so we have the standard Bluetooth pairing I have to do is switch on the mouse and it's ready to start pairing we don't have an LED light on the mouse to indicate that it's turned on or off so you'll have to take a look at your Mac to find out if it sees it or not so under Bluetooth settings on your Mac you should see your mouse available for pairing alternatively we can skip this entire process and use automatic pairing but of course you'll need your lightning cable

Connected to your Mac soon as you plug it into the mouse it pairs automatically and you're ready to start using it so you can disconnect the lightning cable and use the mouse right away so how does the new Magic Mouse to compare to the previous generation while the new Mouse is slightly longer but it's almost imperceptibly so it doesn't really change how you use the mouse but it is also be lighter we go from 3.9 ounces to 3.5 ounces which makes the most lighter and quicker to move around on a surface that combines with redesigned pads along the

Back which reduces friction generally speaking the mouse is a lot quicker and easier to use than before and it is notable now that we have a new design the design itself is mostly carried over here we have this aluminum frame along the back which is all sealed in this time for the Magic Mouse – you can see we have a black Apple logo instead of a white Apple logo we lose the battery door so of course you no longer have to pop off the batteries which is really nice once again we have our on and off switch in the same location as before right

Next to the optical sensors which still cannot see glass so you can't use this on the glass table unfortunately of course instead of a battery door switch for popping off the battery we now have a lightning connector so how does the new Magic Mouse to work well it basically works like the previous generation so we still have the same features and it basically works the same so there's no real difference here so once again with this multi-touch surface on the top that responds to swipes and taps of your finger of course we do have a full physical click as well so we have

Things like scrolling so you can choose natural scrolling or traditional scrolling you have your secondary click which you can enable under settings so if you press on the right side of the mouse you have your secondary click we have set smart zoom so if you just double tap the surface of the Magic Mouse this will zoom in for you not double press just double tap you also adjust the tracking speed as well we can also swipe between pages so we can swipe left or right to navigate back and forward in the browser we can swipe between full screen apps using a

Two-finger gesture left and right and we have Mission Control so again just double tap using two fingers on the surface of the mouse to bring up Mission Control and of course there's lots of other ways to use that multi-touch surface so it can scrub through your timeline within the video editor or you can do full 360 degrees scrolling on an image that zoomed in so this Mouse does give you some trackpad like functionality but gives you a full physical Mouse that you can move around for more accurate control so in the end the Magic Mouse 2 works a lot like the

Previous generation but with an internal battery which allows you to quickly charge it with a lightning cable most people probably already have connected to their Mac I think it's a lot easier than swapping out batteries when they run out from time to time I also like the lighter and more solid construction but ultimately if you're not a fan of the previous generation you're not going to be a fan of this it's still a small Mouse that can be a little difficult to use for an extended period of time so for example like a video editor such as me I

Don't really like using this mouse just because it's not very comfortable to use over an extended period of time it's pretty small to grip especially with my large hands so for me personally I still prefer the Logitech MX master which gives me a nice ergonomic grip and a lot more precise control over what I'm doing and because the magic mouse has a touch surface along the top sometimes you accidentally brush against it which does things you don't want it to do like scroll through your timeline alright guys so that's going to do for me in this video I will be covering the new

Keyboard and the new Magic Trackpad – in separate videos so stay tuned for that and of course I will be covering the new iMacs alright guys thanks for watching if you like this video please give it a thumbs up to let me know and I'll see you again in the next one

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