Reviews and Problems with Apple Magic Mouse / MB829
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5 March 2010
Excerpt: Apple addicts who appreciate design and minimalism, as well as multi-touch functionality, will find the Magic Mouse a must-have. Those used to a chunkier, more traditional pointer, however, will have a hard time adjusting.
Pros: Innovative multi-touch technology, Dynamic design, Easy to connect to Mac computers
Cons: Learning curve necessary, Doesn't work with Windows PCs, No pinching and pulling to adjust zoom
Excerpt: Apple’s history with mice looks a lot like GM’s history with economy cars. It’s kind of sketchy. From the much-bemoaned “ hockey puck mouse ” of the late 90s to the translucent Apple Pro Mouse without a right click, Steve Jobs and company have never been squeamish about trampling function for fashion. So when Apple introduced the Magic Mouse, which forgoes any buttons or scroll wheels in favor of multi-touch capability, we approached it with trepidation.
Summary: Apple's wireless Magic Mouse looks sleek and has multi-touch controls, but it's better as a portable laptop companion than a full-sized desktop accessory. The swiping gestures are useful for Web browsing and media playback, but the awkwardly narrow design leaves us reaching for better mice from Logitech and other companies
Pros: Slick design, Vertical-scrolling functionality works like a physical scroll wheel, Pairs easily with Mac computers, Equally suitable for left- and right-handed users
Cons: Awkwardly narrow profile, Doesn't work with Windows PCs, Laser sensor not as advanced as the Darkfield and BlueTrack competition, You can't customise the swiping functions, No pinch-to-zoom functionality
Excerpt: Apple s'est enfin décidé à remplacer sa Mighty Mouse. La Magic Mouse oublie les fils et mélange habilement les fonctionnalités d'une souris et celles d'un trackpad multitouch. Mais est-ce vraiment efficace ?