Apple’s Magic Mouse gets the absolute perfect upgrade with this ergonomic accessory

Apple’s Magic Mouse gets the absolute perfect upgrade with this ergonomic accessory

The only thing MouseBase doesn’t do is fix that horrendous loading problem.

For probably more than a decade, Apple’s overall design philosophy has been elegance. Jony I’ve made famous design decisions that enforced this, to the detriment of the end consumer. MacBooks in 2014-15 used glue instead of screws to attach components together because it made the devices thinner. The disastrous butterfly keyboard was also the result of a search for elegance. What I mean is that to some extent making a product fancy is a great thing. However, there are times when it isn’t… The Apple Magic Mouse is one of those products.

Designed to be more stylish than ergonomic, the Magic Mouse is ridiculously unwieldy. Its smooth design doesn’t have the curves or grooves you’d need to rest your hand comfortably, and gripping the device isn’t much of an experience either. However, a small product hopes to rectify that. Dubbed the MouseBase, this little add-on is designed to fit snugly over your Magic Mouse (v2), giving it a more ergonomic design. It allows you to plug Magic Mouse directly in without moving parts, screws or adhesives, giving you a much more comfortable right-handed grip that allows you to intuitively and effectively grasp and maneuver your mouse without activating your carpal tunnel.

Designer: Smash Engineering

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Made of plastic and weighing just 4.2 ounces (119 grams), the MouseBase solves the second most annoying Magic Mouse problem. The MouseBase’s ergonomic design blends almost seamlessly with the Magic Mouse, making it look quite cohesive and creating a surface flow that welcomes your eyes and hands. The base, however, cleverly also raises and tilts the mouse slightly, making it more ergonomic. However, it does so without affecting the tracking capabilities of the mouse. This is thanks to MouseBase’s patented mirroring technology that retains the ease of use and precision of Magic Mouse.


While it doesn’t resolve the Magic Mouse charging issue (which apparently remains unresolved), it also doesn’t inhibit charging capability. The MouseBase’s open bottom design allows you to easily connect a lightning cable to the device when not in use. Sure, that solution will always remain the least fancy UX design direction ever, but at least MouseBase solves the other big problem with the Magic Mouse’s visually appealing yet tactile nightmare form factor. My only real complaint? That there isn’t a left-handed version of this…yet.

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