Every day this past week on my way home from RMU, I made a call to the Apple Store. ”Did you get any Magic Mice in yet?” I was always getting the same response, “Nope, not yet. Sorry sir!” Well, on Friday, the Shadyside store finally got them in. I went there on my way home and picked one up. The packing was… interesting. It reminded me of an iPod package, although it was slighty more “soap dish” shaped. It was a pain in the butt to open, with tape everywhere, but once I got it opened I was immediately impressed with the industrial design of the Magic Mouse. It was the sexiest mouse I’ve ever seen. Such a low profile, the perfect blend of metal and plastic, etc.
After I connected it to my MBP, I downloaded the software update and began putting it through its paces. I immediately noticed two things: 1, the tracking was slow, and 2, I’m going to love the momentum scrolling. iPhone-like scrolling on the desktop is epic. Being able to scroll super fast with the flick of a finger is awesome. That being said, I hope Apple can boost the tracking through a software update. Lots of complaints of this are surfacing on the intrawebs.
I have no major complaints about this mouse, besides the ergonomics. My hand can no longer rest on the mouse. It’s too low profile. My hand has to rest on the desk, as opposed to the mouse, which seems a little unnatural and uncomfortable at this point. It’s going to take some getting used to, but if my hand is still bothering me after a week or so, unfortunately it’s going to have to go back.
My favorite thing about this mouse? NO MORE NIPPLE! That damn thing on the Mighty Mouse always got clogged with oil, debris, etc. and stopped functioning. Even after cleaning them, I still went through 7 Mighty Mice (thanks, AppleCare!).
Did any of you purchase a Magic Mouse or get a new iMac with one included? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments!