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.]


  1. Do you really think that anyone will fix the mess we are in?

    It is ridiculous to think that conservatives or liberals or moderates really have an answer… these so called civil servants are really all sold out to their corporate interests.

    In this sense I do think that those democrats, who are actually trying to do something beyond serving corporate interests… might be able to create a functional solution, but they are obstructed by big money…

    it is all a sell out.

    MDN “magic word” PAID

  2. @ The Obama Failure

    LOL! Obama’s approval “plummeted” from 62% to 53%. In case you didn’t realize, 53% is the majority of Americans. And the same number who elected him.

    Once again, the majority of Americans approve of Barack Obama’s job performance.

    Nice try, though.

  3. It was difficult to assess using the Magic Mouse while at the Apple Store – having to use while standing vs. sitting, mousing on wooden surface.

    But when I got home and started using Magic Mouse, I immediately found it to be far superior to any other mouse I’ve used. When I was trying out the two-finger swipe gesture (at the Apple Store) to go back and forth in Safari, the movement felt awkward, but when I tried it at home, I realized it only takes a very light swipe of about 1cm to activate. Use it all the time and swear by it. As someone mentioned earlier, Apple almost certainly will create and enable further gestures/uses of the multi-touch Magic Mouse. Bravo, Apple!

  4. @ The Obama Failure

    Cling to that for as long as you can.

    Cling to what? I’m just stating facts. As of this moment, most Americans approve of how Barack Obama is running this country. To say otherwise is to lie.

    Could his average approval drop to 49 tomorrow? Sure. It could also increase to 51. Right now it’s not really that important. It’s his first year in office, and he’s at about the same level of support as his election percentage. He hasn’t had a chance to enact his agenda yet. We’ll see where his approval stands after health reform passes, after green energy legislation passes, after financial reform passes, and after his Afghanistan decision.

    Still, one thing is for sure: he’s certainly a long way away from the horrendous 23% that Bush ended at.
    LOL! Take a look at that dive!


  5. @ Sarah

    Is that all you’ve got? I’ll stick with Gallup, thanks.

    LOL. So you’re just going to cherry pick your favorite poll?

    I’ll stick with the poll average, thanks. Which is above 50%, in case you were wondering.

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