apple magic mouse

Apple Magic Mouse, bluetooth multi-touch mouse
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had to get a new mouse due to problems i talked about here (see no.1). so i thought i’d give this one a go.

Apple Magic Mouse, bluetooth multi-touch mouse
Apple Magic Mouse, bluetooth multi-touch mouse
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as you can clearly see it has a very low profile, which will take some getting used to considering i’ve been using trackmen for years (shown in relation to the magic mouse)

Apple Magic Mouse, bluetooth multi-touch mouse
Apple Magic Mouse, bluetooth multi-touch mouse
Apple Magic Mouse, bluetooth multi-touch mouse
Apple Magic Mouse, bluetooth multi-touch mouse
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positives:
the multi-touch feature is very useful. it works real well if you do a lot of web browsing, or spend a lot of time using either Preview or Acrobat etc. you can even use it on video files (swiping your finger across fast forwards/scrubs a clip without needing to put the cursor on the actual playback/video controller. [ i should probably even try it on Traktor to see if you can do scratching without a turntable connected….just tried it and it does not work ]

negatives:
i actually hardly use the right click function on a mouse (i use control + click), so i always program the right button as a double click. you currently can’t program the right button to do anything other than be a right click. it also does not reconnect right away when you turn it off and on again (takes about minute before the computer recognizes it being on again).

also important to note: the multi-touch features (and also the second button) doesn’t work straight out of the box. you have to download the software update for the wireless mouse feature even if you had already installed Snow Leopard. mine didn’t automatically update.

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