Product Type: Apple mice & trackballs
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Nothing less than Magic
Apple Magic Mouse
Member Name: TobyD
Apple Magic Mouse
Advantages: Looks, Functions, Quality and Speed
Disadvantages: Bad for Gaming
Apple have pulled out the stops for this wireless bluetooth mouse and must have added a touch of fairy dust because magic mouse is a very suitable name for this product.
The looks are fantastic even in pictures it looks wonderful and it is better in real life. This mouse is very sleek and gives your desk a professional look just by being there. It looks excellent along side apple computers and is a must have if you love your apple products like me! The mouse i made of aluminium and plane of either plastic or glass along the top, either way the whole of the top surface is multitouch and ready for gesture controls.
The sheer number of functions that this mouse can do is nothing less than incredible. From the get go it is programmed for mission control, launchpad and changing panels with the swish of your fingers. This does nto sound impressive but the with and external application called better touch tool (free, google it) you can program teh mouse to do a stagering amount of functions and that is one of the main reasons the mouse is so great. I have moderately small fingers and the mouse fits perfectly in my hand with enough surface area for multitouch gestures. I'm not sure if the size will be a problem for the larger handed users so best to test one out for your self. The mouse fits snugly in your hands and i can easily use it for a couple of hours straight with no problems. The mouse also connects to your computer via bluetooth so there is no need for a usb receiver. The range claimed on the apple website is 30 feet and i have never lost connection due to the range although i have never been using the mouse more than a few feet from my mac.
The battery life is another great feature to pick up on. Apple have really cut down on battery usage for the magic mouse as the batteries rarely run out. I have had the magic mouse for 6 months and only had to change the batteries once and that is with the mouse boeing turned on constantly. Even if the tie does arrise to change the batteries they take very accessible AA batteries which are moderately cheap as batteries go and are sold in most uk shops.
This is going to come in at around £40 unless it comes free with your mac so it is a fairly pricey mouse. However all the functionality if this mouse make it worth every penny for me and i cant see myself switching back to using my logitech mouse any time soon. So in value for money i would say that it it worth the £40 no question.
This is likely to be the smallest section as there is not much to write here. The only measly disadvantage that I was faced with is using the mouse for gaming as the sensitive mouse is not ergonomically designed for it and there is only one button on the mouse. It is fine for casual gaming and i play minecraft using it but if you want to play an FPS you might need another mouse. However macs are not typically gaming machines anyway.
To conclude i could not recommend this enough for the apple user but i would say try it in an apple store as some people hate these mice.
Summary: A must have for apple users.
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