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Apple refreshed their computer line recently, but the new product in the line that got my attention was the new Magic Mouse. It’s not the fancy slim design that gets my mousing juices going, it’s the multitouch top that is used for all sorts of neat […]

Apple refreshed their computer line recently, but the new product in the line that got my attention was the new Magic Mouse. It’s not the fancy slim design that gets my mousing juices going, it’s the multitouch top that is used for all sorts of neat things. I have long hated the little trackball on my Mighty Mouse, due to the frequent cleaning sessions needed to keep it scrolling. That will be a thing of the past with the touch scrolling on the new Magic Mouse.

Magic Mouse

Our sister blog, TheAppleBlog, has posted a video of the Magic Mouse shot in an Apple store in Helsinki. The video shows all angles of the mouse, and how easy the touch top works. I feel my wallet getting magically tugged from my pocket after watching the video.

  1. The mighty mouse is horrible. I don’t know anyone who stuck with it. I was excited about this mouse but now find it disappointing since you can do everything in the video with a high end mouse already. What has not been solved for me in mousing is zooming into a document efficiently. However, the one thing the mouse does not support is pinch to zoom! It does not solve the one problem that it should be best equipped to handle. Too bad. I’ll wait there are lots of multitouch mouse solutions in the works.

    Also, the reviews have not been so good – check out gizmodo’s “claw” comments before buying.

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  2. Wow, the Mighty Mouse wasn’t optical? I always knew it was bad, but that’s “really” bad.

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    1. James is referring to the trackball on the top of the mouse that replaces the wheel on other mice. The mighty-mouse is optical although it’s still the greatest abomination ever invented.

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  3. When I first saw it had no buttons, I was hoping that someone had finally brought out a good SILENT mouse, but it seems my joy was a little premature … getting rid of the scroll wheel is wonderful, but until it is completely silent, I feel I’m better off with a (lighter & cheaper) cable mouse with an optical scroll wheel.

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  4. Apple has always been innovative, but I still find the optical scroll very helpful. This mouse looks very elegant in the video, will like to try it once

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