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. Scrolling is nice and all that but I need to program my buttons for cut and pasting since I do a ton of writing (even political discussion comments).

    Is there only the two ‘buttons’, left and right? That would be useless to me.

  2. The Real Rob,

    I love my Magic Mouse. Extremely precise and intuitive.

    Obama’s broken promises (so far):
    – End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000
    – Allow five days of public comment before signing bills
    – Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials
    – Create a $3,000 tax credit for companies that add jobs
    – Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009
    – Recognize the Armenian genocide
    – Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/rulings/promise-broken/

    We will take this country and put it back on the right track, despite the connivances of Rachel Maddow, Katie Couric, Chris Matthews et al.

  3. Zune tang would probably say something like:

    Why does MAC continue this silly effort to marginalize buttons, and what do they have against buttons anyway? Everyone knows we PC users, who work in the real world, need multiple buttons to get the really hard work done.

    That’s biggest reason why MAC will never sell computers in great numbers to enterprise; they still haven’t learned to make a decent mouse! ha ha ha

    MAC took away your four buttons and now you have none!

  4. i took the plunge and really like the Magic Mouse. I miss not having been middle button because I used it for Spaces. But, I really like the non-mechanical scrolling (my mighty mouse climbed up pretty routinely). I saw this yesterday that might help someone. It did not work for me. But, it is called Better Touch Tool and purports to give missing features to the Magic Mouse. Maybe Apple will do something similar in a future update.

    http://blog.boastr.net/

  5. @ The Obama Liar

    Funny how you link to the 7 promises he’s broken, yet conveniently leave out the 54 that he’s kept and 154 that are in the works. Why not show the whole picture? Are you afraid of the truth?

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/

    @ Obama must move right

    You probably only read Rasmussen just like you only read Fox News. How about breaking out of your ideological fairy world and looking at some hard evidence? Here’s the average of all the significant polls. Obama is at 50.6 percent. The majority of the country approves of his job performance. Quit pretending otherwise.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/polls/

  6. MS (Meetoo Software Co) will have to respond with a Magic Mouse of their own now. Of course it’ll be shaped like a wee little table, allowing the user to move and stretch photos all day long but not much more.

    Personally, I’m waiting for a 3D mouse. One that’s like a bowl of viscous electro-goo I can insert my hand into and just feeeeel around my desktop. (Hmmm the, Pr0n industry would like that).

  7. The Magic Mouse is the first Apple mouse I’ve ever really liked. I’m glad they finally made a good one.

    On the subject of political references, there’s nothing wrong with them as long as they tie in with the subject under discussion.

    But I have to admit, it is funny watching the libs call for censorship here. Such thin-skinned people – like their empty suit of a president. Face it, guys, you backed a loser.

    Send Obama back to Chicago in 2012!

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