Apple Magic Mouse review

Multi-touch meets mouse - is this the cleverest mouse yet?

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So, the Magic Mouse arrives with more of a whimper than a bang. It's a solid performer and definite improvement over all of Apple's previous mice, it's just that it feels like there's a lot more Apple could have done with this technology.

We love Apple's desire to simplify everything down to the bare minimum, because with computers that means no horrible logos, unnecessary buttons on keyboards and an elegant operating system. However, with mice, less is sometimes just that - less.

Maybe Steve Jobs and co are holding out to add more features via a future software update, in a similar way to the way that they periodically update the iPhone with new features. Let's hope so.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMouse
Scroller TypeTouch Scroll
Ergonomic FitSymmetrical
Brand NameApple
Pointing Device Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Pointing Device Wireless TechnologyBluetooth
Movement DetectionLaser
ManufacturerApple, Inc
Product ModelMagic
Product NameMagic Mouse
Manufacturer Part NumberMB829Z/A
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The same Multi-Touch technology first introduced on the revolutionary iPhone comes to the mouse. It's called Magic Mouse, and it's the world's first Multi-Touch mouse. Click anywhere, scroll in any direction and swipe through images on its smooth, seamless top shell. It works wirelessly using Bluetooth, so you don't have to worry about cables or adapters cluttering your workspace. And built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want.

Package Contents
  • Magic Mouse
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Printed Documentation