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#1 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2009 - 04:14 AM

http://www.engadget....oth-four-month/

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#2 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2009 - 04:20 AM

http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/

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#3 of 88 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 20 2009 - 05:49 AM

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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#4 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2009 - 06:04 AM

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!

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#5 of 88 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 20 2009 - 06:15 AM

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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#6 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2009 - 07:42 AM

Maybe they were being cautious, dunno.

http://gizmodo.com/5385834/apple-magic-mouse-hands-on

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#7 of 88 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted October 20 2009 - 04:55 PM

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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Posted October 21 2009 - 06:19 AM

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?


#9 of 88 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 21 2009 - 09:35 AM

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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#10 of 88 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 21 2009 - 10:43 AM

Will do Ron. Just called my two local stores and both have said "hopefully by the weekend".

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Posted October 21 2009 - 01:10 PM

I've ordered two off amazon, will see how long that takes.

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Posted October 21 2009 - 01:43 PM

 Full review up over at CNET. In a nutshell...only lukewarm at best.

#13 of 88 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 21 2009 - 02:00 PM

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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#14 of 88 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 21 2009 - 02:52 PM

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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Posted October 22 2009 - 03:48 AM

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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Posted October 22 2009 - 07:42 AM

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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Posted October 22 2009 - 09:20 AM

/img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif It's funny only because on some level, I think Steve might feel exactly that way... /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif
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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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Posted October 22 2009 - 12:55 PM

http://gizmodo.com/5...ic-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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#19 of 88 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 24 2009 - 12:13 PM

Allegedly, the mouse goes on sale in Apple stores Monday.

 

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Posted October 25 2009 - 07:05 PM

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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