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thadoggfather

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Looks interesting. Not finding the MM2 the most ergonomic so far but I like the gestures and it pairs well with my Sierra Mac which I cant say the same of other generic bluetooth mice bc Sierra BT stack is wonky

Considering getting something like this, but I guess I should see how I get along with the stock mouse for a few days first lol
 

dwfaust

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Looks interesting. Not finding the MM2 the most ergonomic so far but I like the gestures and it pairs well with my Sierra Mac which I cant say the same of other generic bluetooth mice bc Sierra BT stack is wonky

Considering getting something like this, but I guess I should see how I get along with the stock mouse for a few days first lol

I use Magic Mouses (Mice?) on all of my Macs - 4 total... and do not find the MM at all uncomfortable to use... and love them for the ability to use gestures... with that said, I do have a set of Magic Grips on one of the MM2s and find them to be comfortable, as well. They were a Christmas stocking stuffer from my wife ... I'm not sure I'd spend $15/mouse to get them... and I don't notice much difference between the MM2 with the grips and the MM2 without.
 

thadoggfather

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I use Magic Mouses (Mice?) on all of my Macs - 4 total... and do not find the MM at all uncomfortable to use... and love them for the ability to use gestures... with that said, I do have a set of Magic Grips on one of the MM2s and find them to be comfortable, as well. They were a Christmas stocking stuffer from my wife ... I'm not sure I'd spend $15/mouse to get them... and I don't notice much difference between the MM2 with the grips and the MM2 without.

Thanks for that! And how often are you charging a MM2 using it all day on one of them? Ive used mine all morning and its only dropped 2% after like 4 hours and change of constant use but I wonder if the 'multiple months' of use claim is real - I guess thats multiple months on standby, using like a couple hours a day?

Probably just paranoid haha its not dropping fast at all but just curious if I use this thing as my daily driver how often I can expect to put it back on the lightning charger in general as someone who just got it
 

dwfaust

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Thanks for that! And how often are you charging a MM2 using it all day on one of them? Ive used mine all morning and its only dropped 2% after like 4 hours and change of constant use but I wonder if the 'multiple months' of use claim is real - I guess thats multiple months on standby, using like a couple hours a day?

Probably just paranoid haha its not dropping fast at all but just curious if I use this thing as my daily driver how often I can expect to put it back on the lightning charger in general as someone who just got it

On my primary computer, I monitor the battery status and charge as needed. If I get an alert that it is "extremely low" (typically 2-5% remaining), I will plug the mouse in for 5 mins or so to bump it up to around 20-25%, then just plug it in over night. I'd guess I charge my MMs overnight about every 3-5 weeks... the less used computers, obviously the mouse gets charged less often.
 
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thadoggfather

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On my primary computer, I monitor the battery status and charge as needed. If I get an alert that it is "extremely low" (typically 2-5% remaining), I will plug the mouse in for 5 mins or so to bump it up to around 20-25%, then just plug it in over night. I'd guess I charge my MMs overnight about every 3-5 weeks... the less used computers, obviously the mouse gets charged less often.

so sounds like non issue

already looked at out of warranty battery replacement for these its $29 thats not too terrible

thanks! so far I'm enjoying this thing especially for the price I got mine for and finding a black one barely used for $25 locally
 
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hooptyuber

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Looks interesting. Not finding the MM2 the most ergonomic so far but I like the gestures and it pairs well with my Sierra Mac which I cant say the same of other generic bluetooth mice bc Sierra BT stack is wonky

Considering getting something like this, but I guess I should see how I get along with the stock mouse for a few days first lol

Very interesting, thanks for the link. The Magic Mouse is the least comfortable, most awkward-feeling mouse I've ever used so I might give this a try.
 

xraydoc

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Looks interesting. Not finding the MM2 the most ergonomic so far but I like the gestures and it pairs well with my Sierra Mac which I cant say the same of other generic bluetooth mice bc Sierra BT stack is wonky

Considering getting something like this, but I guess I should see how I get along with the stock mouse for a few days first lol
I have these on my Magic Mouse. Still sucks. Still can't stand using it.

So many Apple products are so well thought out -- Airpods, Airpods Pro, iPad, etc. -- I just can't comprehend why they can't make a simple god-damned mouse.
 
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thadoggfather

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Their mice have always been weird

what don’t ya like about it even with the grips
 

retta283

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I avoided the Magic Mouse for a long time after it came out, but I have actually been enjoying it for the past 2 or so years. My biggest problem is the traction is not very smooth, I have to use more force to glide it than any other mouse I've owned. On the rare occasions that I play a video game, the mouse quickly because useless as you can't right/left click at the same time.

I'm not sure how I'd feel about these. While a wider grip would be more comfortable, I'd worry about brushing the touch surface with my hand due to widened grip.
 

dwfaust

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I gave up the Magic Mouse altogether. It's not ergonomic, and will probably lead to hands problems.

YMMV. I've been using the MM for almost 10 years, starting with MM1 and my 2010 MBP. My hands/wrists are fine - no pain or discomfort whatsoever.
 

DeanL

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YMMV. I've been using the MM for almost 10 years, starting with MM1 and my 2010 MBP. My hands/wrists are fine - no pain or discomfort whatsoever.

It is a fact that the Magic Mouse is not ergonomic. But sure, YMMV. Just like smoking. You might end up dying from cancer later, or maybe not. But we know it's not good for you ;-)
 

dwfaust

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It is a fact that the Magic Mouse is not ergonomic. But sure, YMMV. Just like smoking. You might end up dying from cancer later, or maybe not. But we know it's not good for you ;-)

Using a computer mouse, regardless how ergonomic it is or it isn’t can hardly be compared to smoking-induced cancer. That was a pretty epic leap.

Actually, “ergonomic” can be a very subjective thing. I get it - you are not a fan of the MM. However, there’s no need for all the hyperbole.
 

DeanL

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dwfaust

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LOL since you don't know, here's some info:https://www.ergobuyer.com/blog/ergonomics-theory-in-computer-mouse-design/

One of the major problems of the Magic Mouse is that it's small and flat, which forces the hand to bend in an unnatural position.
It was nice educating ya ??

I understand ergonomics... just don't see the issue with the mouse. It works for me. And I have no negative effects from using it. As far as I am concerned, that's the end of it... if it's a problem for you, don't use it. At least you feel better now.
 
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