Apple brought Multi-Touch capabilities to its desktop Macs for the first time, via a new product it calls the Magic Mouse. Sexy design; vertical scrolling works like a physical scroll wheel; pairs easily with Mac computers;
Released alongside a new range of desktop iMacs and Mac minis, the Magic Mouse has a contoured trackpad on top that accepts Multi-Touch input, so users can now use combination’s of multi-finger swipes and taps to navigate their Mac and perform basic functions.
You can’t help but marvel at its smooth, buttonless appearance. Then you touch it and instantly appreciate how good it feels in your hand. But it’s when you start using Magic Mouse that everything comes together.
Even though there’s no clear delineation between right and left buttons on the mouse itself, the Magic Mouse knows to interpret a click on the left or right half appropriately (though right click needs to be activated from inside System Preferences before you can use it).
The exact dimensions aren’t on Apple’s Web site, but dimensions are 4.5 inches long by 2.3 inches wide by 0.5 inch tall. The Magic Mouse runs on Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, but not Windows or earlier versions of Mac OS X.