It’s been two and a half years since I reviewed Apple’s Magic Mouse. I’m using the same unit today. That’s over 900 days of use with not a single issue.
After popping open dozens of Mighty Mice to clean that wretched scroll-ball once every three months, on December 24th, 2009, I could finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Magic Mouse had arrived, ready for my review-itchy fingers.
I was so glad to see this thing in my hands I dropped everything else and went straight to the Settings panel to see what it could do.
I didn’t even want to read the documentation that shipped with it. I wanted to discover it all by myself! That review practically wrote itself in under 30 minutes.
The main advantage Magic Mouse has over other mice is that it doesn’t feature any buttons and a scroll-wheel.
Because of this, there aren’t any seams to collect dust and grease from your fingers. And you can clean this thing with a wet tissue in a few seconds. No dirt – no mechanical problems.
Granted, the Magic Mouse is not for gamers. Activities that require fast reactions were not the main goal when this thing was developed. The UFO-shaped peripheral was designed with workflow in mind. Magic Mouse (2009, review photos)
To make a simple point-and-click device so aesthetically pleasant, yet so productive and durable, (even though it feels as fragile as a real mouse) is a true engineering achievement!
Other than its purpose, the Magic Mouse doesn’t have anything in common with other vendors’ mice. It’s truly unique in every way, and it’s got Jony Ive written all over it.
I don’t know about other users, but when I look at the Magic Mouse, I see it as one of the greatest products ever shipped by the company headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA.
I’m as happy to be using it today as I was when I unboxed it and petted its back to perform that first scroll.
Just for this, I salute you Apple! Disclaimer
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