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The new mouse a good buy?


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I'm curious as to what exactly your grandmother hates about her mouse. Is it because it's a bluetooth? Does she want something with a lot of range to it? I have had various bluetooth mice and they all seem to basically work well with my computers (the latest being my new imac). Might it be she just got a bad one out of the myriad of possible choices out there?
I am curious like you are however and would like to try the magic mouse to see what it offers over other wireless mice. I hope to be able to get to a Best Buy (sadly my only close choice for stores with Apple products) and try one out real soon. It sure LOOKS like a winner!
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You need to ask youself exactly why you want the new mouse?

If you are looking to buy a feature packed mouse that will blow you away - Sadly this wont be the mouse for you.

If you want a slim smooth tracking mouse that has multi touch and scrolls without a trackball, this would be worth looking at.

I love it, but it lacks featurers.

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Bennjiboi said it well.

If you want a mouse to act mostly like the trackpad on the newer Macs, the Magic Mouse is good. But if you want Expose and Dashboard buttons, move on to something else. I am shocked Apple did not allow a setting in mouse properties to allow maybe some double tapping to get to expose.

From the people I have talked to and that I respect, what is there is very nice, it's just missing some functions I would expect for that price. Maybe Apple will add a few things later in the mouse panel like they did for the later iBooks trackpad with 10.5. My iBook does 2 finger tapping now also!
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Dtravis7 I agree. I was shocked when expose was droped as was the Apple sales guy that I quizzed when I got my iMac on the weekend.

Even he was a little dumbounded that they had left it out and quickly diverted from that conversation.

I think being multi touch, they will be able to introduce new abilitys further down the track.

As you Dtravis7 mentioned his iBook does 2 finger tapping now lol

Apple know what they are doing, they wouldnt roll out a new product that doesnt satisfy the consumer and just give up on it. I'l sure they will watch forums and gather feedback and hopefully get some expose happening!

If it had expose gestures.. It would be love for me lol

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Is The Magic Mouse A Waste Of Money?
Yes, I'm sure it is for some....

...but, for every one of those people there will be another who disagrees.

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The new mouse is awesome! My local Best Buy had them, and so did my local Apple Store. I love how it looks.

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The mouse looked cool, until I saw this thread.

I guess when I buy an iMac, I'll buy a wireless three-button mouse (since I'll be doing 3D work and video editing), and NOT the Magic Mouse. It sounds like a pain.

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It's not at all a waste of money. Is fuel for your car a waste of money?

It would be for me because I'm not a car owner!

My point is, if you need it and it has the functions you are looking for then no, it's not at all a waste of money. If you go out simpy to buy it becuase its new, then get home and find out its not what you need or were looking for then I guess that would be a waste of money.

As for bluetooth, I have some issues from time to time you need to realize that problems may always pop up but generally bluetooth is a great form of connectivity.


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It's not at all a waste of money. Is fuel for your car a waste of money?

It would be for me because I'm not a car owner!

My point is, if you need it and it has the functions you are looking for then no, it's not at all a waste of money. If you go out simpy to buy it becuase its new, then get home and find out its not what you need or were looking for then I guess that would be a waste of money.

As for bluetooth, I have some issues from time to time you need to realize that problems may always pop up but generally bluetooth is a great form of connectivity.

Yeah, I'm sticking with my previous post. For 70 dollars, it has to at least have a docking station to charge the batteries and button for expose. I don't expect it to record actions or have on the fly dpi changing like this one does.


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I think a docking station would have been a really nice touch, rechargeable batterys would have been a huge seller for me.

I'm happy with it for now, it does have a really really nice feel to it.

I am just having to get used to using F6 for expose.. its, a little annoying but I'm learning..

It's still FAR better then using windows hehe

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I am at the Apple store right now trying out the new iMac and the new mouse. Love the look of the iMac. Super fast too.

THe mouse isn't visually appealing to me, personally. Not only that but it is a bit heavy. I think a trackpad in the shape of a mouse would have been an even cooler idea. For instance, it'd be nice if you could do the 2-finger resize pinch action with this mouse. Or scrolling with finger touch. But it has limited touch functions. Not that I expected a full trackpad in this mouse, but it'd be great if it was that way. It wouldn't matter how heavy it was if you could scroll with fingers instead of having to move the darn thing. Whatever.
Maybe with the next one....

What I meant by "scrolling" is moving the cursor anywhere on the monitor. Not just moving up or down within a window.
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I think now that Apple have the technology they can improve it.. Cats out of the bag now so I'm sure there will be improvments to come

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It's not at all a waste of money. Is fuel for your car a waste of money?

It would be for me because I'm not a car owner!
Thats a bit of a nudder of a question !!!! And cant see the similarity to "is the mouse a waste of money".

I own a car and even though it is essential for my vehicle to operate, IMO fuel is a waste of money. Especially the prices theses days. ......

As for the question ...... Im still deciding on it being a waste of money. $99AUD is the price here down under and yesterday had the chance to quickly
check it out. I found it looks amazing and sleek. But I found using it a tad uncomfortable.
a) Because of its small stature, height wise i am meaning, with my big hands found it difficult to hold onto and use the 2 finger swipe or the one finger swipe. As with the current mouse im using it has BODY and a joy to grip .....
b) The fluid motion of it is great, until after about 10 minutes of continuos use i found my hand getting a little bit sweaty. And this is where i found it even more difficult to use, because every time i swiped left or right the mouse wanted to grab and moved with my fingers.

So the jury is still out for me.

Apart from that i like the functionality of it and the bluetooth connection seemed flawless at this point in time.

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$70 for a mouse is a total ripoff.


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