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Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Apple’s Magic Mouse is Simply… Magic!

October 21, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
Filed under Computers, Uncategorized

Apple announced iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Minis but the thing that caught my attention most is a small $69 device called the Magic Mouse.

I was never really a big fan of Apple’s mice. From the hockey puck one and all the mice in between up to the Mighty Mouse, I felt it was ok but there were far superior mice at a fraction of the cost.

Apple Magic Mouse - Image courtesy of Apple Inc.

Apple Magic Mouse - Image courtesy of Apple Inc.

The Magic Mouse is different… oh it’s so different. It looks sleek and it seems like it’s right out of a sci-fi movie. It’s in heart it’s still a mouse but it’s so much more. It’s like combining a mouse and a trackpad in one pointing device. You can click and drag but you can also scroll and swipe without using a button or the irritating trackball that the Mighty Mouse had. You use the whole surface of the mouse to navigate pages and scroll through your iTunes collection.

It as no moving parts so it’s going to be durable. Apple says it can last up to 4 months on a single set of batteries so you know it’s energy efficient. It’s so well thought of and constructed for a device that’s supposedly simple.

True to Apple’s identity when they went to redesign their mouse, they really put a lot of thought and work into it. The result is a device that is so simple at the surface but so magical underneath it.

So much so that I patiently waited till a friend of mine went online just so I can ask him to try and bring me home one. It happens that he’s in the U.S. for a trip and I’m here in Manila. We won’t be seeing the Magic Mouse for maybe a month so I wanted to see if he could get me one sooner. Oh God please, I hope he does.

Apple Magic Mouse press release

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