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Apple Magic Mouse

The same Multi-Touch technology first introduced on the revolutionary iPhone comes to the mouse. It's called Magic Mouse, and it's the world's first m...

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Review of "Apple Magic Mouse"

published 19/03/2012 | themacstuff2008
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Pro Great design, very good built quality, multi touch gestures
Cons Price, hand cramps after hours of use
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"Magic Mouse - stunning design and extremely useable"

The Apple Magic Mouse comes complete with 2x AA batteries, stored in a very slick plastic box where it is held in place with clear sticky tabs. Pairing was done in about 10 seconds after which searching for an Apple software update took about another 5 minutes.

I run the last of the G5 PPC iMacs, so I can only go as far as Leopard on the operating system. Some of the scrolling options are slightly limited compared with the Intel processor iMacs and Lion, in that the vertical scrolling has no 'weight' behind it, allowing the list or image to freewheel for a moment or two. I flick my finger and the image moves with my finger, just like a scroll wheel.

It is low and smooth and has seemingly caused some to comment that their hands become cramped, especially since they have to hold the mouse with thumb and finger to stop it scooting around the table top. To avoid this I placed my mouse on a mouse pad with a fabric weave top layer and all is well. I have had no hand cramp luckily but you do need to remember this is now a finger-tip controlled mouse, not a grab and shove. It is not somewhere to park your right hand (or left) with it tucked away moulded to your every hand crease and wrinkle. This needs a newer light touch and it works very well.

The top plastic layer is hinged internally at about where the Apple symbol is. Thus when you click the mouse the whole top surface moves a fraction of a millimetre with a positive 'click' sound and feel. In this respect it is like an 'ordinary' mouse. It feels quite weighty, which was a pleasant surprise, and all the better for it. Once the software has updated itself, the 'surface' can be enabled for scrolling and swiping. It is very intuitive, rather like the earlier mighty mouse with its miniature scroll-ball but this has the added feature of two finger swiping for backwards and forwards movements through pictures or web pages.

I enabled the 'secondary key' function, which is Windows speak for the right mouse button and then loaded a simply wonderful free add-on called On My Command (OMC), which lists a whole spread of scripts that, in effect, make the right-click feature the same as Windows. Copy and Paste are now simple mouse functions only; no more faffing about with Command-C and Command-V. With this and the new finger scroll movements I have found a simply beautiful elegant computer interface.

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Product Information : Apple Magic Mouse

Manufacturer's product description

The same Multi-Touch technology first introduced on the revolutionary iPhone comes to the mouse. It's called Magic Mouse, and it's the world's first multi-touch mouse. Click anywhere, scroll in any direction, and swipe through images on its smooth, seamless top shell. It works wirelessly using Bluetooth, so you don't have to worry about cables or adapters cluttering your workspace.

Product Details

Long Name: Magic Mouse, MB829Z/A Magic, Magic Laser Mouse

MPN: MB829Z/A

EAN: 0885909270392

Manufacturer: Apple

Input Device / Type: Mouse

Device Type: Mouse

Designed For: iMac; MacBook Pro

Product Description: Apple Magic Mouse - mouse

Battery: 2 x AA type

Movement Detection Technology: Laser

Connectivity Technology: Wireless - Bluetooth

Orientation: Right and left-handed

Features: Multi-touch mouse surface

OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Apple iMac ¦ Apple MacBook Pro

Battery

Installed Qty: 2

Type: AA type

Input Device

Movement Detection Technology: Laser

Interface: Bluetooth

Connectivity Technology: Wireless

Features: Multi-touch mouse surface

Max Operating Distance: Up to 10 m

General

Orientation: Right and left-handed

Device Type: Mouse

MPN: MB829Z/A, MB829ZM/A, MB829LL/A

Software / System Requirements

OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later

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