Washington Times: Apple’s new Magic Mouse really is magic

“Even though a computer mouse rightly can be thought of as one of the more peripheral of peripherals, a new one just arrived that can honestly claim the adjective ‘transformative,'” Mark A. Kellner reports for The Washington Times. “Apple Inc.’s $69 Magic Mouse truly brings change this reviewer can believe in.”

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Kellner continues, “Although it is a ‘normal’ computer mouse in the sense of being able to move the cursor around, its clicking, scrolling and “sweeping” actions make it more like the latest notebook touch pads than the older mice this new device has rendered obsolete.”

“The firm calls it ‘the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse’ and is including it with the new iMac computers, also introduced recently. The rest of us have to shell out the simoleons to buy one,” Kellner reports. “Believe me, it’s really, really worth it.”

“Scrolling is now supereasy and very fast: The software controls for the Magic Mouse let you control the scroll rate,” Kellner reports. “But it’s the very act of scrolling with the Magic Mouse that is, well, magical. Unlike using the scroll wheels on many (most?) of today’s mice, the simple move of gliding one’s fingers up and down the mouse feels more natural than I can describe in words. It just works better.”

Read the full review here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jules” for the heads up.]

65 Comments

  1. I own one and I enjoy it. It looks cool , it doesn’t even look like a mice. You can scroll anywhere , but it doesn’t work below Apple logo.

    I dont recommend for shooter games because when you move a finger a bit it changes weapon, that’s very annoying.

  2. I’m going over to Politico.com and post my review of the Magic Mouse. Then I plan to renew the Mac Vs PC flame war, and bring computer discussions into every political debate to reflect the tendency of many here who seem to want to mix MAC Daily News with their politics. Makes sense doesn’t it!!!

  3. @ Change undefined

    Contrary to your ramblings, “change” was quite well defined by Obama throughout his election. He’s now following through on what he said he’d do, which is why the majority of this country approves of his job performance.

    Source: Gallup

    I know you don’t like to let “facts” and “reality” intrude into your wingnut fantasy world, but it’s really better for everyone if you at least try to face down your cognitive dissonance.

  4. Haven’t ried the mouse yet.

    Just had to the urge to say all you republicans are poo-poo heads. All you democrats too. And your president is also a poo-poo head. Finally my country is better than your country.

    There…that ought to get this thread to 3 pages at least hehehehe

  5. The Real Rob,

    Just so you know, Gallup only measures registered voters. It’s not as meaningful as likely voters, which is what Rasmussen measures:

    “Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. Today’s results match the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President and it’s the third straight day at -14.”

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

    Republicans Maintain Steady Lead on Generic Congressional Ballot:
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot

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