The Magic Mouse from Apple is an innovative wireless mouse with a seamless Multi-Touch surface. Boasting wireless Bluetooth technology, the device represents a revolutionary step in mouse design. A true Multi-Touch device, the mouse doesn't need a scroll ball, clunky click wheel, cord, or visible buttons.
You can control all aspects of your cursor with Multi-Touch gestures, just as you would on a MacBook Pro trackpad. The entire surface of the mouse is a button, allowing you to click with ease. Use two fingers to right click, and simply slide your finger across the mouse's smooth surface to scroll through documents. Holding the control key while scrolling allows you to magnify your screen, and the two-finger swipe gesture allows you to move forward and back in iPhoto and Safari. You'll swear that it's magic.
- Building a Better Mouse
- Multi-Touch technology has migrated from the innovative iPhone to the iPod touch to the MacBook Pro, and now to Apple's Magic Mouse. Multi-Touch offers a smart and dynamic method to interact with portable devices via intuitive gestures. What's more, the Magic Mouse is wireless, so you won't have a cord getting in your way when you're controlling your computer. The Magic Mouse will work with any Bluetooth-enabled Mac with OS X 10.5.8 or higher
- Seamless Multi-Touch Surface
Boasting a low-profile design and a seamless top shell, the Magic Mouse is extremely sleek and dramatically different than other mice. It's impossible not to marvel at its smooth, buttonless appearance. When you touch the mouse, you'll immediately appreciate how good it feels in your hand; but it's when you start using the Magic Mouse that all the pieces begin to fit together.
The entire top surface of the mouse is Multi-Touch aware button. You'll be able to scroll in any direction with a single finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere. Inside the Magic Mouse is a chip that tells it exactly what you want to do. The mouse won't confuse a scroll with a swipe, and is even aware when you're simply resting your hand on its surface
- Laser Tracking Engine
- The Magic Mouse's laser tracking system is more sensitive and responsive than traditional optical tracking technology. It can work on almost any surface with precision, whether it be a table at a cafe or your own desk, you won't need to use a mousepad
- Wireless Bluetooth Interface
The Magic Mouse uses the standard Bluetooth interface to communicate with your Mac. Because Bluetooth has been a standard feature on almost every Mac for the past few years, the vast majority of Mac owners will not need any special USB dongle accessory to use the mouse. Simply pair the Magic Mouse with your computer and it will work -- even at distances of up to 33 feet from your computer.
The wireless interface allows you to use the mouse away from the confines of your desk. It features an on/off switch for battery conservation, making it an excellent traveling companion for your MacBook. Even when it's on, the Magic Mouse conserves power by detecting periods of inactivity automatically
- Make One Great Gesture After Another
- The Multi-Touch technology allows you to use intuitive gestures to control your computer. Using gestures is a lot like touching what's on your screen -- swiping through web pages in Safari gives you the feeling of flicking through pages of a magazine. The mouse also supports momentum scrolling: the scrolling speed is determined by how fast or slowly you perform the gesture
- Gestures - Click
- The entire surface of the Magic Mouse is a button. Simply click and double click anywhere on the Multi-Touch surface
- Gestures - Two-Button Click
- You'll be able to use the mouse to perform the functions of a traditional two-button mouse by enabling Secondary Click in the OS X System Preferences menu. Left-handed users can swap the functions of the left and right buttons if they desire
- Gestures - 360° Scroll
- Brush one finger along the Multi-Touch surface to scroll in any direction to pan a full 360°
- Gestures - Screen Zoom
- Hold down your keyboard's Control key and scroll with one finger to enlarge items on your screen
- Gestures - Two-Finger Swipe
- You can use two fingers to swipe left and right along the Multi-Touch surface in order to advance through pages in Safari or browse photos in iPhoto
- Customize to Meet Your Needs
The Mouse preference pane in OS X allows you to customize the functionality of the Magic Mouse. You can disable gestures that you don't use, ensuring that the mouse acts as you want it to.
The Magic Mouse features a symmetrical design, making it equally comfortable for left-handed and right-handed users. It's easy for left-handed users to swap left and right button functionality in the System Preferences menu