Apple launched the new Magic Mouse yesterday, March 8, 2022. It’s a sleek, black version of the world-famous technology company’s longstanding line of computer mice.
But, it still has the charging port at the bottom. That’s six and a half years since it was first introduced, October 2015, and Apple still seems to think the best way to charge a mouse is to flip it over (which renders it useless) and plug it in. to the Lightning cable.
Many people have mocked the design for years, likening it to flipping a bug upside down to play with its feet in the air, then plugging a cable into its…
Most rechargeable wireless mice allow users to plug in, and manufacturers design them so you can use them while charging. But for some reason, Apple adamantly refuses to place the charging port anywhere but the Magic Mouse’s lower belly.
In the past, the company has shown a willingness to correct many of its other quirky design decisions, such as the newer Apple Pencil that doesn’t need to be plugged into the Lightning port to charge, or the now-removed Apple TV Siri Remote. get rid of the old touchpad to use the touchpad.
With the new Mac Studio, Apple even put a few USB-C ports and an SDXC card slot on the front instead of putting them all on the back, reflecting its willingness to give people the ports they want. in places that are easy to use. But, the charging port below the Magic Mouse still exists.
To be fair, Apple claims on its website that the battery of the Magic Mouse will “power your Magic Mouse for about a month or more between charges”, so you won’t have to plug in your mouse to charge it every week. But for most users, their usual experience will be to use them until the battery is completely drained, and then find a charging cable to use them as a wired mouse for a short time before they are fully charged. fully charged. But with Magic Mouse, you won’t be able to do that. All you have to do is push it aside, watch it lie on its back in the middle of the table, and hope that you have another spare mouse to use temporarily.
If you still want to own the new black Magic Mouse, despite its annoying charging condition, you can order one from Apple’s website right now, for $99 – $20 more than the color Traditional white only 79 USD.