Magic Mouse 2

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Magic Mouse 2
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Magic Mouse 2
ManufacturerApple Inc.
Foxconn (contract manufacturer)
TypeMulti-touch clear acrylic surface with laser tracking mouse
Release dateOctober 13, 2015; 6 years ago (2015-10-13)
Operating systemMac OS X El Capitan v 10.11 and higher
System on a chip32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3
CPUST Microelectronics STM32F103VB @ 72 MHz
InputMulti-touch mouse
ConnectivityBluetooth 3.0+EDR, Lightning connector
PowerRecyclable rechargeable Li-Po battery (1986 mAh)
Dimensions
  • 2.16 cm × 5.71 cm × 11.35 cm
  • (0.85 in × 2.25 in × 4.47 in)
Mass0.22 lb (99 g)
PredecessorMagic Mouse
Related articlesMagic Trackpad 2
Magic Keyboard
Websitewww.apple.com/magic-accessories


The Magic Mouse 2 (Apple Magic Mouse 2), is a wireless computer mouse developed and released by Apple Inc. It features a multi-touch acrylic surface for scrolling and detecting gestures, and a lightning connector located on the bottom surface.

Features[edit]

Announced on October 13, 2015, it is similar to its predecessor as a Bluetooth-enabled mouse with the key difference being that it is powered not by AA batteries, but by a rechargeable internal battery.[1] The mouse is compatible with Apple Macintosh desktop and laptop computers running OS X El Capitan versions 10.11 and higher and iPad tablets running iPadOS 13.4 or higher.

The mouse features a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and Lightning connector for charging and pairing.[2] Unlike other similar models, the Magic Mouse 2 has its charging connector on the bottom, and thus cannot be used during recharging.[3] The mouse uses an ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3 processor and includes the Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0.

The mouse comes in two color variants: Silver and Space Gray. However, more colors are available with the 2021 24” iMac.

Criticism[edit]

The Magic Mouse 2 is unusable while charging

The port for the Lightning Connector, however, is located on the bottom of the mouse, which means that it is unable to be used while it is charging, a design choice that caused it to be poorly received by most outlets.[4][5][6][7]

Other Apple complementary products[edit]

The Magic Mouse 2 was released alongside the Magic Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad 2 in October 2015 to help complete Apple's renewable initiative. Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 each have a fully rechargeable and recyclable lithium‑ion battery instead of alkaline batteries.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Apple's New Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Force Touch Trackpad Are All Rechargeable". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Review: Apple's Magic Keyboard + Magic Trackpad 2 add precision and power, lose compatibility". Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Design before function: Apple Magic Mouse 2 can't be used while charging". Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Apple Magic Mouse 2". PCMAG. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  5. ^ "Review: Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2 open new doors for Mac". AppleInsider. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  6. ^ "Apple Magic Mouse 2 review: Mouse unable to conjure up any innovation". Macworld. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  7. ^ "The Sad Reality of the Magic Mouse 2". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  8. ^ "Mini-review: Apple's new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-12-11.

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