The Geek Biker

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The Apple Rant iBandwagon

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:

Magic Mouse

Magic Mouse

Stylish you may think… Uncomfortable I think. But enough about the looks… here are some of the features:

Magic Mouse Gestures

Magic Mouse Gestures

WOW!!! You can do all that with the Magic Mouse?!?! Let’s take a look at what the above actually means:

Click

Magic Mouse is an advanced point-and-click mouse that lets you click and double-click anywhere on its Multi-Touch surface.

Two-button click

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.

360° scroll

Brush one finger along the Multi-Touch surface to scroll in any direction and to pan a full 360 degrees.

Screen zoom

Hold down the Control key on your keyboard and scroll with one finger on Magic Mouse to enlarge items on your screen.

Two-finger swipe

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).

iHome

iHome

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?

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