An engineer named Ivan Koleshov has created a case that attaches to the Magic Mouse, giving it more ergonomics and allowing it to be used during the charging process.
Design is one of Apple’s philosophies. So much so, that it is one of the reasons why their products are so expensive. It is undeniable that those from Cupertino attach a lot of importance to eye candy, but it is also true that they have not always been right with their strategies in this section.
One of the most serious design capital sins was committed with the Magic Mouse (which still has a Lightning connector), since in order to charge it You have to turn it over to connect the charging cablemaking it unusable while the battery is charging.
As always, the solution to Apple’s failures comes from outside
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I hacked the Magic Mouse.<br>And created the world's first ergonomic Magic Mouse with no weaknesses.<br>Yes, you can charge it via USB-C right while you're working!<br>More details + demo in the thread <a href="https://t.co/lxvCXArZdG">pic.twitter.com/lxvCXArZdG</a></p>— Ivan Kuleshov (@Merocle) <a href="https://twitter.com/Merocle/status/1725213431555400048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
According to what was reported in Yanko Design, an engineer named Ivan Kuleshov has been able to attach an external case to the Magic Mouse which not only allows it to be used while charging, but also changes the Lightning connector to a USB-C. It is a simple and effective solution that Apple does not seem to have thought about.
It is true that Apple prevents using the mouse while charging, but Kuleshov has managed “hack” Apple safeguards. To do this, he first designed the external casing and then manufactured it using a 3D printer. Next, he welded a charging module TP4056 with USB-C connector to bypass Apple’s protocols, so that it could be used during the charging process.
The Magic Mouse grows a little in size with this modification, but also it becomes much more ergonomic. The good thing about this project is that Kuleshov is going to share it on GitHub for anyone who wants to adapt their Magic Mouse with this new case and solve the issue of using it while charging, so if you have the knowledge to attack the problem you will have no excuse .