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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Apple Intros Magic Mouse Reply with quote

Apple Intros Magic Mouse
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Posted by: Glenn

Apple today introduced the new wireless Magic Mouse, the first mouse to use Apple's revolutionary Multi-Touch technology. Pioneered on iPhone, iPod touch and Mac notebook trackpads, Multi-Touch allows customers to navigate using intuitive finger gestures. Instead of mechanical buttons, scroll wheels or scroll balls, the entire top of the Magic Mouse is a seamless Multi-Touch surface. Magic Mouse comes standard with the new iMac and will be available as a Mac accessory at $69.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't this effectively turn the mouse into an external touchpad? I've always preferred a mouse over a touchpad so I'm not sure if this is an improvement. Don't know if the gestures are enough to win me over.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it has touchpad features, but still can operate as a movable mouse with a position sensor. I like having both features better than either by itself. ordered one already. here's some mo' money Mr Apple.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks a little flat, but I still ordered one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strollin, I kind of feel the same way. It should be interesting to see exactly how it works though. Will probably stick with my Microsoft wired mouse (I'm in love with this thing, haha).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am SO getting one, tired of breaking my current wireless "mighty" mouse apart to clean the track-ball. Then super-glueing it back together...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The multi-touch sounds cool, but it I agree with Blazer. I think it looks way too flat. I like a mouse that cups into your hand more.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally like flatter, arched mice fatigue my hand faster. I'm hopin' I like it, but there were definitely things about the Mighty version I didn't like either.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds neat, but I would have to try one before ordering.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'd want it as flat as possible for the multi-touch gestures. Oh well, I can't wait to give one a try. The old Mighty Mouse is on its last legs.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_Tex wrote:
The multi-touch sounds cool, but it I agree with Blazer. I think it looks way too flat. I like a mouse that cups into your hand more.

This new mouse may look flat from above, but actually it doesn't if you look from side it's pretty curvy! (you can see the images or video at apple site.)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone see the dimensions of it? I don't see a spec sheet per se.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never liked a mouse with a straight edge on the sides. Very uncomfortable for me. I wouldn't mind trying one though to see if its the same feel. It looks great.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so thinking of getting one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gigaguy wrote:
Anyone see the dimensions of it? I don't see a spec sheet per se.

I just asked the same question about the new remote. I really think Apple needs to start listing this information for the smaller stuff. Sad
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