Apple Introduce Multi-Touch Magic Mouse
"Apple claim to have revolutionised the mouse market with their latest 'Magic Mouse'."
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple has announced that latest revolution in the world of mice with the release of their Magic Mouse - the world's first multi-touch mouse. The Magic Mouse is as far away from a regular mouse as possible, it has no tail, instead it uses it's Bluetooth capabilities to communicate with the system. It also has absolutely no buttons whatsoever, instead it features a multi-touch surface, allowing users to navigate using "intuitive finger gestures".
Philip Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, said that "Apple is the multi-touch leader, pioneering the use of this innovative technology in iPhone, iPod touch and Mac notebook trackpads. Apple's Multi-Touch technology allows us to offer an easy to use mouse in a simple and elegant design."
The magic mouse sounds like it could take some getting used to, although Apple assures us that anyone who has used multi-touch trackpads on laptops will feel right at home. The Magic Mouse uses intuitive gestures meaning that users can "scroll through long documents, pan across large images or swipe to move forward or backward through a collection of web pages or photos." It is only compatible with Mac systems, for now, and can be configured to work with both left handed and right handed users.
The Magic Mouse is scheduled for release at the end of October and is available with the new iMac or as a standalone accessory for £55. For more information visit Apple's website here
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