Apple Magic Mouse Size and Specifications

This post was last updated on February 12th, 2023 at 11:04 pm

Are you looking for information about the Apple Magic Mouse size and dimensions? Wondering what is the difference between Magic Mouse 1 and 2?

Apple Magic Mouse and Apple Magic Mouse 2 are different in size. However, the dimensions are very similar. The original Magic Mouse is slightly shorter and lighter than the Magic Mouse 2.

Apple Magic Mouse Size and Specifications
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In this blog post, we will take a look at both models and discuss how they compare. We will also provide some tips on choosing the right mouse for your needs.

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Knowing the right size can help you avoid injuries and discomfort while using your Apple Magic Mouse. Here is a quick size and dimension comparison between the two models:

DimensionsApple Magic Mouse Size Apple Magic Mouse 2 Size 
Weight3.7 oz104.89 grams3.49 oz98.94 grams

Note that there is just a light difference in dimension and size between the two models of the Apple magic mouse.

Pro Tip: If you have small hands, you may want to consider the original Magic Mouse. If you have larger hands, the Magic Mouse 2 might be a better option.

The bottom line is that both models are very similar in size and weight. The main difference is that the Magic Mouse 2 is slightly smaller and lighter. Now that you know the dimensions of each model, you need to consider other factors to decide which one is right for you.

How To Choose The Right Apple Magic Mouse?

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When it comes to choosing the right size, there are a few factors to consider:

  • How big is your hand?
  • What is your preferred grip style?
  • Do you have any medical conditions that might affect your decision?
  • Compatibility
  • Battery Run Time

How Big Is Your Hand?

Your hand size is the most important factor to consider when choosing the right size mouse. If you have small hands, you will want to choose a smaller mouse. If you have large hands, you will want to choose a larger mouse.

What Is Your Preferred Grip Style?

Your grip style is also an important factor to consider when choosing the right mouse size. If you have a palm grip, you will want to choose a larger mouse. If you have a claw grip, you will want to choose a smaller mouse.

Do You Have Any Medical Conditions That Might Affect Your Decision?

Ergonomic considerations are important for people with conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.  You should consult with your doctor before making a decision if you have any medical conditions that might affect your decision. 


Apple Magic Mouse supports devices with mouse support such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is also compatible with Bluetooth-enabled Mac computers.

Apple Magic Mouse 2 on the other hand supports more devices. In addition to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, it is also compatible with Mac computers with Apple MacOS X 10.11 or later.

Battery Run Up Time

The original Apple Magic Mouse has a battery run-up time of about four hours. The Magic Mouse 2 has a battery run-up time longer than that. If you are looking for a mouse with a longer battery life, the Magic Mouse is your best option.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Is The Apple Magic Mouse?

Apple Magic Mouse and Apple Magic Mouse are 4.5 inches in length and width 2.2 inches. The Apple Magic Mouse can let you scroll by sliding your single finger up or down the mouse.

Is Apple Magic Mouse Comfortable?

Yes and no. Ergonomically, the design of the Apple Magic Mouse is quite flat and the shape of the device is slope-sided to reduce pressure on your wrist and fingers. The mouse itself has a high-quality feel to it and is quite precise, making it a joy to use.

On the other hand, Apple Magic Mouse has disadvantages because it lacks customizable buttons, so you’ll need to use your laptop’s trackpad or touchpad which can be more difficult in some situations.

How Do I Know If My Magic Mouse 2 Is Real?

The most important thing to check is that the surface of the Magic Mouse is smooth and glossy, rather than textured or rough. There are also other ways to differentiate real Magic Mouses from fake ones. The real magic mouse is much heavier than the fake one. It has no buttons on its surface. Gestures are also not possible with a fake one.

How Can I Tell Which Magic Mouse I Have?

At a glance, there is no way you can the difference between the two. However, you can see the difference if you look at the bottom part of the mouse. 

The key difference is their battery. At the bottom of the Apple Magic Mouse 2, you will see a charging port. So, if you keep the Apple Magic Mouse plugged into the charger, it will charge until the battery is full. This means that you have to plug it into your computer or charge station to charge.

While Apple Magic Mouse lets you easily put in two batteries and you can use the mouse immediately.

What Is The Apple Magic Mouse Battery Size?

For Apple Magic Mouse you need to have two double A batteries (AA) and you can easily replace the battery in your Apple Magic Mouse by yourself. However, Apple Magic Mouse 2 uses the Apple lightning cable to recharge. 

Some users argue that the Apple Magic Mouse in terms of recharging is better than Apple Magic Mouse 2. This is because of the awkward position of the charging port. When charging, you can’t use the mouse for a certain time.

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Why Did Apple Put The Charger On The Bottom Of The Mouse?

Having the charging port at the bottom of the mouse made the mouse unusable when charging. This may be an issue for some customers but for Apple see it as not an issue. This is because of how fast the mouse will be charged.


When it comes to choosing the right size apple magic mouse, there are a few factors to consider. Your hand size, grip style, any medical conditions you might have, device compatibility, and features that you might need should all be taken into account.

Now that you know the difference between the two models, as well as some tips on choosing the right size, you should be able to make a decision that is best for you.

Happy shopping!

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