Apple Introduces Magic Mouse ➝

Magic Mouse Gestures

From Apple Hot News:

Today Apple 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 just $69.

The rumors were true, Apple has introduces a multi-touch mouse. The new mouse uses Bluetooth — there isn’t a wired version (at least not yet), if you want a wired mouse from Apple you’ll have to settle for the Mighty Mouse.

The top shell is just one big multi-touch sensor, tapping anywhere on the top of the device will click, tap in the upper-right corner to perform a right click. scrolling works by sliding your finger around the surface of the mouse. Swiping two fingers left or right will move through music in iTunes, photos in iPhoto, or web pages in Safari.

The Magic Mouse is available today for $69.

Apple – Magic Mouse – The world’s first Multi-Touch mouse..

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Update 10/20/09: Engadget has a great gallery unboxing and showing off the new Magic Mouse and iMac. Apple has also posted a video of Jonathan Ive, Bob Mansfield, and Scott Brodrick talking about the design of the new iMac and Magic Mouse.

Update 10/25/09: From Jim Dalrymple’s hands on review of the Magic Mouse published by The Loop:

There is only one conclusion you can come to when considering whether or not you should get the Magic Mouse. Buy two, because as soon as someone uses it, you’ll lose the first one.

The Magic Mouse is well designed to fit comfortably in your hand, it works well wirelessly, functions perfectly as a mouse and has gestures to boot. What else do you need?

I ordered a Magic Mouse the day they were announced, currently Apple says it will be delivered sometime between October 28 and November 3. Reading reviews like this get me really excited to try it out.

Update 10/28/09: I just received a shipping notification from Apple. FedEx now estimates the delivery of my Magic Mouse on October 30.

Update 11/6/09: Apple Magic Mouse