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Why do people expect the retail stores to know everything the second something new comes out? It's NEW! They don't have it yet! See them next week. They're job doesn't stipulate that they have to check the web every 10 minutes, like you, for new products.

I can understand the sales staff on the floor not being made aware, but surely management must be aware of their own products because they know they are going to get phone calls. One of management's job is to get information on all new and current products from their superiors so their staff can be informed as well. It's not like I called them at 10 am central asking for information one hour before we all found out about it. I gave them time to be made aware of new products and if they don't know, that's all on their superiors not relaying the proper information.
post #42 of 135
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Originally Posted by stuffe View Post

Also, there appears to be no wired version.

I never joined the wireless craze and I really hope it's coming in the next few weeks. But I will give this thing a crack if it isn't gonna happen.
post #43 of 135
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

Two finger zoom (for text on a website for instance) might be nice. Pretty cool though... combining multi-touch with a mouse. I love multi-touch on my MacBook Pro trackpad... but trackpads suck for mousing around... and are useless for something like Photoshop work. Could be the best of both worlds. Very interested to try it. I just wish it wasn't so thin. I'm skeptical as to how it will feel in the hand.

I doubt the limitations are hardware based so who knows, we may see lots more features come with software updates.
post #44 of 135
I like the fact it has sides and that they removed the stupid side-button (two buttons that acted as one and nearly made your hand spasm trying to press it). The surface will be so much better than the little ball.

I suppose you're going to have to do alt-left-click for middle-click now though. Also, it still has 2xAA batteries. That is too heavy for a mouse. It should be 1xAA or 2xAAA. It remains to be seen if their laser will match Logitech's or Microsoft's latest offerings but finally better than the optical one.

I'm so happy to see the end of the Shighty Mouse but I don't think I'd get one. I'll decide after I try it though. I like having 4-buttons and I prefer the lower weight of having fewer batteries. It's also a bit much at $70. Plus the name is really dumb, I don't want to have to walk into an Apple Store and tell them my Magic Mouse is broken - I suppose that could help lower their return rate.
post #45 of 135
I can't stand the look of my current Mighty Mouse!!
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Originally Posted by naconazov View Post

can somebody explain how to start exposé with this new mouse?

F12 for you...
post #47 of 135
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

I'd be willing to bet Magic Mouse will also take gesture input, so you could conceivably draw a "Z" on the mouse and go instantly into Spaces if you want.

That's somewhat a relief but a click was so much faster. I'm not quite sure how fast my middle finger will be able draw a Z.

Also... I used mouse button 4 to activate spaces. Button 4 worked while dragging/holding items.

Would that work with this new mouse? Drag a picture from my finder window in Space 1, activate spaces by drawing a z, all this.. while my index finger still is pressed to hold the picture, then hover over the space I'd like, and eventually place the picture where I'd like? ex. Mail? iTunes? iWeb?

I'm trying to be as optimistic about this mouse as possible, but I'm not sold that it will be very productive. Yeah, it will be cool in Safari.. but what about real multitasking?
post #48 of 135
I might actually go for this one, but gotta test it at an Apple store first.
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post #49 of 135
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Originally Posted by iReality85 View Post

No, but I definitely thought, "why didn't they name it iMouse?"

Magic Mouse? Really? \

Sinisterly cool design though, good job Apple!

It may be a cool design but until I get to see one in person, I'll hold off judgement.

We all know Apple goes for the aesthetic, artsy, fartsy feel... Any one remember the Hockey Puck mouse! It was color coordinated with the iMac and made a fashion statement, but was absolutely horrid to use in ones hand, unless you are wearing a 'Goalies Glove' I guess!

Now this, is it arched enough for the general population's palm to "cup" over the mouse since it still remains your basic point and click mouse?

Or will this magic mouse just be a mickey mouse design fopaux on Apples part again?

Like I said, I'll have to see one in person to answer that question...

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post #50 of 135
Oh Magic Mouse-
Tell me - when will I get my beautiful one coloured front, matte screened, Blu-ray iMac?
When? When?
post #51 of 135
I'll go for a trackball mouse instead.

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post #52 of 135
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Originally Posted by iReality85 View Post

No, but I definitely thought, "why didn't they name it iMouse?"

Magic Mouse? Really? \

Because Steve owns the Magic Kingdom (Disney) now.
post #53 of 135
i love apple and everything, but, why not support the three and four finger gestures as well?

my macbook pro trackpad is still cooler than the magic mouse until they add those gestures...
post #54 of 135
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Originally Posted by Rot'nApple View Post

It may be a cool design but until I get to see one in person, I'll hold off judgement.

We all know Apple goes for the aesthetic, artsy, fartsy feel... Any one remember the Hockey Puck mouse! It was color coordinated with the iMac and made a fashion statement, but was absolutely horrid to use in ones hand, unless you are wearing a 'Goalies Glove' I guess!

Now this, is it arched enough for the general population's palm to "cup" over the mouse since it still remains your basic point and click mouse?

Or will this magic mouse just be a mickey mouse design fopaux on Apples part again?

Like I said, I'll have to see one in person to answer that question...

And still no BTO matte screen iMacs!

I am sure it will feel weird at first but I will go for whatever replaces that annoying Mighty Mouse scroll ball.
post #55 of 135
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Originally Posted by doyourownthing View Post

i love apple and everything, but, why not support the three and four finger gestures as well?

my macbook pro trackpad is still cooler than the magic mouse until they add those gestures...

I'd hold off on making too many assumptions until trying one out for yourself, but it looks like a stellar piece of equipment to me.

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post #56 of 135
I simply refuse to call anything that I own computer related with an descriptor as inept as "MAGIC".
That sounds so retarded. Are they really serious? That name sounds like it belongs in Steve's barfbag of hurt.
post #57 of 135
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Originally Posted by TokyoJimu View Post

Agreed. What I really want is a Bluetooth keyboard+trackpad so I can control my media center Mini with a single piece sitting on my lap.

Wacom, sir. Google it.

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post #58 of 135
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Told you the Mighty Mouse sucks.

This wasn't quite the design you posted, but it still looks great, plus no more wheel!!!
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post #59 of 135
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I simply refuse to call anything that I own computer related with an descriptor as inept as "MAGIC".

Not even a MagicJack?

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post #60 of 135
Just noticed something. Did they remove the side buttons?!
post #61 of 135
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

I'd hold off on making too many assumptions until trying one out for yourself, but it looks like a stellar piece of equipment to me.

i absolutely agree with you, it looks stellar

i still need three and four finger gestures, i use them all the time...
post #62 of 135
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

Two finger zoom (for text on a website for instance) might be nice. Pretty cool though... combining multi-touch with a mouse.

Yeah, but WTF is this with needing a keyboard input for zoom (Option, I think it was)??? Shouldn't it just be pinch-driven like on the iPhone/etc? I'd buy one, but that makes me think it's a poor implementation of multi-touch.
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Not even a MagicJack?

MagicJack is a fairly spotty service... have you heard of or tried Ooma?

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post #64 of 135
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Not even a MagicJack?

Well that's true but that's named after 2 dogs- I can excuse it.
post #65 of 135
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MagicJack is a fairly spotty service... have you heard of or tried Ooma?

Never heard of it. I'll check it out.

I currently use Vonage.

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post #66 of 135
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Not even a MagicJack?

So when does Apple sue them for cease and desist.
post #67 of 135
I'm glad it wasn't shaped to look like a suppository..
post #68 of 135
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Told you the Mighty Mouse sucks.

post #69 of 135
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

Just noticed something. Did they remove the side buttons?!

True to Steve Jobs' inclinations, they removed all the buttons but one. The top is a physical button and that's it.
post #70 of 135
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

Just noticed something. Did they remove the side buttons?!

How do you access Exposé and Dashboard and such with this mouse?


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Originally Posted by apsynknod View Post

I'm glad it wasn't shaped to look like a suppository..

Instead it looks like a maxi pad.
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post #71 of 135
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I simply refuse to call anything that I own computer related with an descriptor as inept as "MAGIC".
That sounds so retarded. Are they really serious? That name sounds like it belongs in Steve's barfbag of hurt.

bluray sounds like its right out of star trek
post #72 of 135
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

True to Steve Jobs' inclinations, they removed all the buttons but one. The top is a physical button and that's it.

Dude- you're transfixed now on Steve Jobs' fingers? Get a LIFE!!
post #73 of 135
w00t w00t, this looks mega good, and really good for accurate programs like photoshop etc
post #74 of 135
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

I can't stand the look of my current Mighty Mouse!!

That's called Apple Mouse from now on, if you please. The Mighty Mouse moniker has been recalled.
post #75 of 135
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

That's called Apple Mouse from now on, if you please. The Mighty Mouse moniker has been recalled.

Sue me
post #76 of 135
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

How do you access Exposé and Dashboard and such with this mouse?

Good question. Well, I guess we have to start using their keyboard shortcuts built into every Apple keyboard.
post #77 of 135
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Originally Posted by TokyoJimu View Post

Agreed. What I really want is a Bluetooth keyboard+trackpad so I can control my media center Mini with a single piece sitting on my lap.

Heck, I'd settle for just a matching wireless keyboard W/NUMERIC KEYPAD!

For the life of me, I just don't get why this hasn't been offered for so long. \
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post #78 of 135
Looks like a callus remover- EEeeewww!!! The PedEgg!!!

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post #79 of 135
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Heck, I'd settle for just a matching wireless keyboard W/NUMERIC KEYPAD!

For the life of me, I just don't get why this hasn't been offered for so long. \

Apple caters to the artistes and not the financial world sadly.
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Instead it looks like a maxi pad.

That's it! MaxiMouse!

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