I’ve decided that I want to jump on this bandwagon. I’ve read numerous blogs/articles/facebook messages (you know who I’m talking about) about Apple and more so rants and raves about Apple products. Now I’m talking about the juicy fruit that gives you stomach aches when you eat to much..nope.. it is those things created by an evil marketing genius called Steve Jobs.
And the latest thing to come from the Pits of Hell is the Magic Mouse… nope, I’m not joking about the name either…it is called the Magic Mouse.
And here is a picture of the thing:
Stylish you may think… Uncomfortable I think. But enough about the looks… here are some of the features:
Magic Mouse Gestures
WOW!!! You can do all that with the Magic Mouse?!?! Let’s take a look at what the above actually means:
Magic Mouse is an advanced point-and-click mouse that lets you click and double-click anywhere on its Multi-Touch surface.
Magic Mouse functions as a two-button mouse when you enable Secondary Click in System Preferences. Left-handed users can reassign left and right click, as well.
Brush one finger along the Multi-Touch surface to scroll in any direction and to pan a full 360 degrees.
Hold down the Control key on your keyboard and scroll with one finger on Magic Mouse to enlarge items on your screen.
Using two fingers, swipe left and right along the Multi-Touch surface to advance through pages in Safari or browse photos in iPhoto.
Impressed? I wasn’t…
Now let’s look at another mouse I have never used or seen before (making my next 2c just as useless as the above).
So its got a shitty name. But lets look at some of the features in this one (that has been around for a year or two)
1. It’s laser
2. It can scroll Vertically continuously.
3. It can scroll Horizontally continuously.
4. It can click, double click.
5. It can right click.
6. it can switch between pages
7. it can switch between applications
8. the buttons are programmable
9. it can shut down a computer with a single mouse click
10. it can make coffee
So I lied about the last one..I think, but I think you get the picture right?
And it doesn’t need a fancy chip to tell it that you are only resting your hand on it.
Apart from the shitty name, I’ll definitely go for the rather mouse-looking iHome than the Magic Mouse. But that being said and to be fair, apparently the Magic Mouse is 100% better than its predecessor.
How bad was the predecessor then? Damn… And does this show that Mac will actually catch up with PCs soon?