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.”

MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, but can it make Oprah cry her eyelashes off?

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 too don’t see what Oprah or politics in general has to do with the discussion. MDN has brought this on themselves and it is RUINING A FORMERLY VALUABLE WEBSITE!

    Yes, I’m ticked off- it demeans your credibility, particularly the snotty tone. The same attitude towards your self-assigned “beleagured” competition sometimes goes too far also, but at least it’s on topic!

  2. Yes, the mouse is great. But look in the system preferences for the Magic Mouse, . . . you see a great empty space where the mouse’s functions can be expanded. Like other touch-screens and pads, their capabilities can be extended through simple software updates.
    I’m looking for a third button, and perhaps a few keyboard commands ported over.

  3. ohhrah Magic Mouse
    oohrah 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

    MDN, you’ve encouraged the political crap. Does it help your hits? Is it as worth as all those shitty pop unders? Opinions are like aholes, everybody has them and they all stink.

  4. The Real Rob,

    Galliup has Obama job approval falling steadily and now at only 49%, which would be LESS than the 51% who don’t approve. Based on what’s coming up with KSM on trial in NYC, the “health care” fiasco, the Afghanistan dithering, Obama’s perpetual groveling tour of the world, Nancy Pelosi, Henry Reid, Tax and Cap blowing everyone’s energy bills sky high for no appreciable gain, etc., that gap will only grow into a chasm:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx

    The trend is clear. People are finally waking up. A bit late, but they’re waking up. The honeymoon is over and soon the whole charade will be, too.

    First 2010. Then 2012. Chris Matthews’ entire body is going to go numb.

  5. @ Josh

    like their empty suit of a president. Face it, guys, you backed a loser.

    LOL! Last time I checked, Democrats thoroughly owned Republicans in the last two elections. Indeed, Democrats convincingly control the House, the Senate, and the White House. Thus, I’m backing winners. You, on the other hand, are backing the losers who got trounced.

  6. @Towertone

    After all these years of university and I am an official poo-poo buster?

    My mom will be so proud :0(

    On a different note, it really does amaze me how people spout politics here and are SERIOUS about it. People….get a life fer crissakes….chill…. its the weekend!

  7. @ The Obama Liar

    which would be LESS than the 51% who don’t approve:

    You’re a fool. Did you read that graph? 44% disapprove, not 51%. Thus, I repeat: more Americans approve of President Obama than disapprove.

    You should read that article, too. It has this about your hero Ronald Reagan:

    “Ronald Reagan, like Obama, also dropped below 50% in his 10th month in office, though Reagan’s drop occurred a few days sooner in that month (Nov. 13-16, 1981) than did Obama’s (Nov. 17-19, 2009).”

    You should also take note of this fact:

    “Thus, Obama’s descent below 50% is an important symbolic milestone in his presidency, but history suggests the odds of his regaining majority approval are high, and he could do so relatively soon, particularly since the individual nightly numbers for him in recent days have been right around the 50% mark. History would suggest his current loss of majority approval bears little relation to his chances of being elected to a second term in 2012.”

    Sorry to burst your bubble.

  8. @ Superior Being

    LOL! How do you define a winner? I define a winner as someone who wins an election. Notice the common term “win.” Do you define it differently?

  9. OH MY GOD, THIS IS THE WORST MOST POST I HAVE EVER READ ON MDN. I’M TOO PISSED RIGHT NOW TO DO THE MATH, BUT I WONDER WHAT THE RATIO OF POLITICS TO MAGIC MOUSE FEEDBACK IS ACTUALLY ON THIS THING.
    AND TOO @iLuvMyMacs: ” Delete off-topic posts?… then how will we “discuss” politics?”
    HOW?! GO TO FREAKIN FOX NEWS !!!
    JESUS. YOU PEOPLE. MAKING ME TYPE IN ALL CAPS…

  10. Gallup: Barack Obama’s average job approval rating has plummeted to among the worst since the polling organization began measuring presidential popularity and job approval.

    “In Obama’s first quarter and second quarter, his job approval average compared favorably with those of prior presidents. But after the drop in his support during the last quarter, his average now ranks near the bottom for presidents at similar points in their presidencies. Only Clinton had a lower third-quarter average among elected presidents,” Gallup said on October 29, 2009.

    http://bit.ly/2v3s61

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