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Apple’s Mac Product Announcements Detailed ➝

Graham Spencer published a great broad-strokes detailing of Apple’s announcements on MacStories yesterday — refreshed iMacs including 4K 21.5-inch models, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2.

Apple Magic Mouse

Magic Mouse Gestures

I’ve spent about a week with the Mighty Mouse and I like it a lot, but it’s not without faults. Although the Magic Mouse’s scrolling capabilities have been significantly improved over the Mighty Mouse, I really miss the extras buttons.

With my Mighty Mouse I took advantage of the middle click button by assigning Expose all windows to it. When I had multiple windows open and wanted to switch to one that was hidden I could hit the middle button and switch to it. Not having to put my other hand on the keyboard to use command+tab saved me a lot of time.

I didn’t use the Mighty Mouse’s side buttons much but they were really handy, I had it assigned to Expose show desktop.

But, even with the missing features, the Magic Mouse is still the best mouse I’ve ever owned. The momentum scrolling is the smartest feature Apple has ever added to a mouse and the double swipe for forward and back in my browser makes navigate the web significantly faster.

The mouse feels good in your hand, it’s heavier than you’d think it is but it is still feels lighter than the wireless Mighty Mouse. At first the lower profile felt very strange, I was worried that using it for long periods of time would cause more wrist pain than other mice. But, I was pleasantly surprised, I haven’t experienced any pain at all.

The multi-touch gestures on the Magic Mouse are a little limited and although it would be possible for Apple to add more gestures in the future, I don’t really expect them to.

Magic Mouse on Amazon

Previously:
10/20/09:
Apple Introduces Magic Mouse
10/20/09: Mac mini with OS X Server and Multi-Touch Trackpad for Desktop Macs
10/5/09: Mouse, iMac, and Other Apple Hardware

Update 12/27/09: MagicPrefs

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..

Previously:
10/20/09:
Mac mini with OS X Server and Multi-Touch Trackpad for Desktop Macs
10/5/09: Mouse, iMac, and Other Apple Hardware

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