Apple Magic Mouse: Loveable rodent but its bottom keeps falling off

Posted on by Mike Evans

The Apple Magic Mouse hasn't changed for years. It works, it looks nice, but it has some terrible habits. It's bottom keeps falling off. I have had several of these mouses and they are all equally bad.

The lightweight aluminium plate that covers the battery compartment is not at all secure. I find it inexplicable why Jony Ive and his team have not had a rethink on the Magic Mouse. On the face of things, it should be a simple matter to solve the problem but Apple does not seem to care.

I resort to sticking gaffer tape over the cover. It works up to a point but because the Magic Mouse eats batteries, replacement is tedious. Please, Sir Jony, can you give some attention to the less-than-Magic mouse?