Unboxing the new Apple mouse

by Volker Weber

Apple Wireless Mouse

You want this. Badly. I spare you the details on how to open the box. The mouse isn't only beautiful. It also works very well. Thin and light. Have not used the two finger swipe that Apple advertises because it feels awkward.

This might as well be the first Apple mouse that I really like. :-)

Apple Wireless Mouse


Soo ... does it work on a PC? ;-)

Sebastian Herp, 2009-11-04

Well, first you want a Mac. If you buy an iMac you already have the mouse.

Volker Weber, 2009-11-04

I played with it for a couple of minutes at a BestBuy store and it seemed to flat for me to be ergonomic or work well...but then... I don't have a Mac either ;-) Can't afford it...

Michael Kobrowski, 2009-11-04

Fair enough, Michael. In that case the Apple mouse is not really a bargain item as well.

Volker Weber, 2009-11-04

I don't want a Mac :-) Do I need one to use this mouse?

I'm asking because it could be a nice replacement for something like a Space Navigator. Or is there some other multitouch Touchpad that can be used with PCs (want that in my car!)?

Sebastian Herp, 2009-11-04

I wonder if you can trigger any of the Exposé functions with a gesture?

I also wonder how you possibly can live without a "thumb" mouse button, e. g. for going back in your browser.

Michael Sedlaczek, 2009-11-04

I think you do. At least it's listed as a requirement.

And the mouse does not replace a Space Navigator. There isn't as much multitouch in it as Apple makes you believe at first. Watch the details of the Apple presentation. This is it. Nothing more.

Volker Weber, 2009-11-04

I read it works with Windows in a Bootcamp installation but without the multitouch features. Well then, found a very cheap multitouch device at pearl:

Could do the job, but looks ugly ;-)

Sebastian Herp, 2009-11-04

Had one in my hand on Sunday at a friend's who was unpacking an iMac. First thing I asked is "how does it scroll?". I was a bit embarrassed when I got it to scroll by mistake.... :-(

Jan-Piet Mens, 2009-11-04

I am using it since two days and it really feels great. Smooth, precise and it is stylish :)

Andy Brunner, 2009-11-04

I am addicted to the Thinkpad Trackpoint keyboards where I can keep my hands in place and can type and navigate in one flow. Honestly, everything else feels completely wrong to me.

But yes, considered being a mouse the Apple mouse is really very nice, I just played with it one hour ago and liked both, the feeling and the design.

Lucius Bobikiewicz, 2009-11-04

Sebastian, you might want to look at the Wacom Bamboo Touch or Pen&Touch products.

Oliver Regelmann, 2009-11-04

I have mine for a few days now and I mostly like it.
Overall It has a nice solid feel to it and the glassy surface feels great.
I wish they would've smoothed the edges on the sides more though. I'm used to it now, but initially it felt quite sharp and boxy, compared to the old mighty mouse.

The only thing where the scrolling doesn't work well at all is on Google maps. I find that I accidentally zoom in and out of maps way too often even. And no, I don't have a nervous trigger-happy finger ;)

Thomas Gumz, 2009-11-04

Apple finally makes a decent mouse? What comes next, decent earbuds? :-)

Scott Hanson, 2009-11-04

I for one stopped using the new sexy mouse after I lost the middle button that I had programmed for Expose. Gayle seems to like hers however.

Bruce Elgort, 2009-11-04

Neid - soll ich sie mir doch schenken lassen?!?

Cornelia Sander, 2009-11-04

Für Dein MacBook? Nein. Das hat ein Touchpad und das ist noch besser.

Volker Weber, 2009-11-04

I got mine today... takes some getting used to I guess. But very stylish and light for sure.

Sri Bedathur, 2009-11-05

I bought my magic mouse on Saturday. Took all of 5 minutes to set up. Feel like I always had it now. So simple.

Stephen Mooney, 2009-11-05

Mine arrived yesterday. It took me some minutes until the software updater loaded the magic mouse update. Since the update it's a pleasure to wok with the new mouse.

Thomas Koester, 2009-11-07

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