I believe in magic. I also believe in Apple. Therefore, I had to buy the new Apple Magic Mouse. There is no scroll ball on this particular mouse, as there was on the Mighty Mouse. The entire surface of the Magic Mouse is touch-enabled. I like this a lot, as I had issues with the scroll ball getting stuck at times on my Mighty Mouse. I do have to say I was a Microsoft mouse users for many years, until Apple started shipping the Mighty Mouse – and now the Magic Mouse.
As with any Apple mouse, you can right click. Simply enable this by adding a click feature. With this Magic Mouse, you can even swipe or scroll with a flick of your finger, since the whole surface is literally touch-enabled. I wasn’t kidding about that.
This is a bluetooth mouse, which is nice. It connected fairly easily, and worked perfectly out of the box. I did receive one of these a couple of weeks ago, but it was a faulty device. Apple was great though, and sent me a replacement right away.
I can even use this mouse to zoom in, just like with any other mouse in OS X. All you have to do is hold down your Control button and scroll up to zoom in. Hold down Control and scroll down in order to zoom back out.
Keep in mind that the Magic Mouse works best with OS X Snow Leopard. It will work with other versions, but it’s not as smooth of an experience.
Maybe you want scrolling but don’t want swiping. Or two-button clicking instead of one. Whatever the case, Magic Mouse works the way you want it to work. All you do is go to the Magic Mouse preference pane in System Preferences to enable or disable features. It’s designed to fit comfortably in your hand whether you are right or left-handed. You can easily swap those left and right button preferences using System Preferences.
So what’s my verdict? I like the new Magic Mouse. However… I still like my Mighty Mouse, as well. I don’t know yet if I’ll use one or the other on a constant basis, or if I’ll switch between the two. What are your thoughts? Have you used the Magic Mouse yet? Do you love it – or hate it?
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