Magic Mouse announced

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  1. Sam Posten

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    http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/20/apples-magic-mouse-multitouch-gestures-bluetooth-four-month/
     
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    http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/
     
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    As one who is sick and tired of the scrolling ball on my Mighty Mouse failing (and having to be cleaned only to fail again within a few weeks/months) I will probably buy one and soon!
     
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    I drove to the store only to find out they don't have them today and might not have them for a few weeks, sigh. So much for demoing windows 7 on a magic mouse!
     
  5. Carlo Medina

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    Sam, several weeks? Really? I called one of my local So-Cal Apple stores and the rep said they were "on the way" and to call back within a day or two to make sure they got a shipment. I'm hoping my rep was right...
     
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    Maybe they were being cautious, dunno.

    http://gizmodo.com/5385834/apple-magic-mouse-hands-on
     
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    I stumbled upon a Targus Bluetooth mouse at an Office Depot. It has an optical sensor where the scroll ball would be, so it never needs cleaning. You just move your finger over the clear surface. Plus it's a very definite third button, better than trying to click on a scroll wheel. Not multi-touch, but I've been happy with it, once I turned the sensitivity all the way down.
     
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    Does the magic mouse have controls for Expose, Dashboard, or such features?

    Is it speculated that it will gain functionality (more gestures) with future driver revisions?
     
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    Read the Engadget review and for the life of me I can't
    figure out if they liked the mouse or not.

    Dunno, seems like a very strange animal, but at the
    same time, if it effectively changes the way we use our
    computer via touch in the same way it did for the iPhone
    and Macbooks then I am not too worried a switch.

    Please, whomever buys this thing first, post a
    thorough review here. I will not get my 27" iMac
    for another few weeks yet.
     
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    Will do Ron. Just called my two local stores and both have said "hopefully by the weekend".
     
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    I've ordered two off amazon, will see how long that takes.
     
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    Full review up over at CNET. In a nutshell...only lukewarm at best.
     
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    Wow. Talk about lowering my expectations.

    Well, will wait to read reviews from some of you over
    the next few weeks.
     
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    I'll reserve judgment until I get my hands on one. CNet and I have disagreed more often than we've agreed. But heck, if the mouse only keeps me from having a stuck "rollerball" scroll button, I think that will be enough...
     
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    I'm surprised to see that it uses replaceable AA batteries, rather than a sealed rechargeable battery. I guess that's how they keep the price down.

    I love my MX Revolution charging cradle; the new one uses a mini-USB cable for charging. Back before then, my PDA had a great cradle; subsequently replaced by USB cable.

    Bummer; I like the charging cradles. I'd rather pay a few extra bucks for the convenience and elegance over these Hydra-like cables. Everytime I remove a cable, two more spring up to take its place.
     
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    Did you notice that the new iMac ships with but a SINGLE cable now? The Power Cord.

    If The Steve can get rid of that one cable the universe will be at peace.
     
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    Did you notice that the new iMac ships with but a SINGLE cable now? The Power Cord.

    If The Steve can get rid of that one cable the universe will be at peace.
     
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    http://gizmodo.com/5386202/apple-magic-mouse-review

    Outside of this particular review I am reading a lot of
    early complaints about slow tracking problems with
    this mouse. There is no way to adjust tracking speed
    at the moment. An issue I am sure will be addressed
    with a future software update.
     
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    Allegedly, the mouse goes on sale in Apple stores Monday.
     
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    Got to use one briefly today at the Apple store on a 27" iMac 3.06 C2D. I was impressed with it overall and I will definitely be buying one sooner rather than later.

    But the Wow thing for me today was seeing the beautiful new 109dpi 27" iMac screen. Beautiful, sharp images. I knew the specs were superior to the previous 24" screen but my faith today was really rewarded when I saw 2560x1440 in all of it's glory. Being a font geek, I was really amped when I started up Pages and saw the screen render Garamond Premier Pro 12 point in near-on-the-page-image quality!
     

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