New Microsoft Mouses and keyboards

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  1. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe this bodes well for Apple releasing their wireless offering soon. MS trying to get the jump on Apple since Bill hates that Jobs gets all the innovator attention.
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    My college has a few new mice from MS, one of the glowing red type featured in Apple Pro mice, but not nearly as impressive. The red glow on the new MS mice is more of a translucent smear on the cover of the mouse rather than a glow. (I saw one in person, I know how they look.)
     
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    Would the plural of a computer mouse be mouses or mice?:confused:
     
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    Plurals are never written in the dictionary as separate entries. I stand by the fact that "mouses" is generally the preferred term among the computer cognoscenti.
     
  9. davidc2182 macrumors regular

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    it is 'mice'

    And this new scroll wheel Microsloth is coming out with is yet another patent infringement against Apple, doesn't anyone remember the patent discussion a while back where an Apple patent is cited with reports of a revolutionary new type of scroll device incorporated into the mouse?
     
  10. britboy macrumors 68030

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    What a load of crud. Microsoft did not come up with the original idea of using a mouse, and they seem to be implying here. They simply incorporated it into their software. The shame of the matter is that very few people are going to try and dispute that, and will just believe that MS invented mice.

    Did they invent the GUI too? :rolleyes:
     
  11. jtown macrumors 6502

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    Love 'em or hate 'em, I use a M$ wireless intellimouse explorer because it fits my hand better than any other wireless mouse I could find. I have big hands so I like a big mouse. I really wanted to get the MX700 from Logitech but it just didn't feel right in my hand. If it was a $9.99 throwaway, it wouldn't have been a big deal but good wireless mice are expensive.

    Ya know, you'd think that they'd provide multiple sizes (or one box with multiple snap-on shells) for the more expensive peripherals. Maybe a "build your own" kit. $10 for a wired kit, $40-50 for a wireless kit. $5/each for the various shells to sit on top of either model.
     
  12. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I agree MS mice fit 'just right'; to answer the other part of your post, I bought the cheapest wireless mouse on the planet; a microsoft wireless optical mouse from costco for $30. good battery life, fits comfortably, looks cool [blue and silver] and works from like 6 feet away so i can take pix with my webcam :)
     

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