Video Review Roundup: Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2

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Apple introduced a trio of new keyboard and mouse accessories in the Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 this week, and the first hands-on unboxing videos of the new products are now available.

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YouTube reviewer Michael Kukielka has uploaded an unboxing and video review of the Magic Mouse 2, $79, providing a closer look at the mouse's new bottom-facing Lightning port for charging, minor design changes, what's included in the box, Bluetooth and Lightning to USB pairing processes and more.

Magic Mouse 2 has improved tracking and moves across surfaces with less resistance, as the mouse's weight was reduced from 3.9 ounces to 3.5 ounces, and because it has an optimized foot design and fewer moving parts.


Kukielka concludes that the Magic Mouse 2 looks and functions similarly to the original Magic Mouse, with the inclusion of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that gains 9 hours of usage from a 2-minute fast charge, and lasts approximately one month on a full two-hour charge.

YouTube reviewer Dave Cryer shared an unboxing and mini review of the Magic Keyboard, $99, and Magic Trackpad 2, $129, in addition to a quick comparison with the existing Apple Wireless Keyboard and original Magic Trackpad.

The video provides a closer look at the Magic Keyboard's slimmer wedge-like design, rear-facing Lightning port for charging, power on-off switch and slightly larger keys with a reengineered scissor mechanism. Cryer found typing to be more precise, but said the slightly shorter key travel will take getting used to.


Cryer also went hands-on with the Magic Trackpad 2, showing off its matching wedge-like side profile, rear-facing Lightning port for charging and power on-off switch. The new Magic Trackpad 2 features Force Touch and has a larger edge-to-edge glass design with 29% more surface area, which is noticeable in the side-by-side comparison.

The video also shows what's in the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 boxes, including a Lightning to USB cable, quick start guide and regulatory information.

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62 months ago

At least they include a lighting cable.... even if those cables only last 29 days...

Do people really eat through lightening cables that quickly? I have had all of mine since the release day of the 5s. Zero issues. I must be an anomaly...
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62 months ago
Meh. Call me when one of the devices has Touch ID; when the trackpad can be used with a stylus; and the keyboard’s keys are backlit.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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62 months ago
At least they include a lighting cable.... even if those cables only last 29 days...
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62 months ago

Do people really eat through lightening cables that quickly? I have had all of mine since the release day of the 5s. Zero issues. I must be an anomaly...

Same here. I still have all my lightening cables that came with my iOS devices. I don't understand how people always say they don't last.
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62 months ago
It would've been nice for them to include 3D Touch on the new Magic Mouse.
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62 months ago
270€ to get a Trackpad and Keyboard...Oh right, they are MAGIC!
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