Magic Mouse in Apple Stores

oneflow

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Jan 24, 2009
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Anyone have theses in their Apple store yet? checked today and not in denver.
 

skorpien

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Jan 14, 2008
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Seems like they're gonna be true to their word about the end of the month/early next month. Seems like all of the stores are hopeful they'll have them in stock this/next week, but it seems it's just speculation and nothing more at this point :( I really wanted to get one!
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Pricing & Availability
Magic Mouse comes standard with the new iMac and is available at the end of October through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $69 (US). Magic Mouse requires Mac OS X Leopard® version 10.5.8 or later.
 

stagi

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Feb 18, 2006
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I checked a few stores in the bay area on Tuesday and they said they should have them in around the end of the week. i'll check back today :)
 

rdowty

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Oct 5, 2008
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Just called the local store and after going through this with previous new products I can pretty safely say either they have it or they don't but if they don't the store clerks have no idea when they'll get it.

Call and ask if its there but don't even bother asking when they'll get it.
 

ZMacintosh

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Nov 13, 2008
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stopped by a local apple store to look at the new iMac's and I was thoroughly impressed with them. they look dwarfed next to everything else but the sound quality and the video quality was superb for a all in one.


they had wireless keyboard magic mouse on display (they had some special sensor on it, the same that are on the iPhones and iPodsconnected to them) and they were really intuitive; especially if you have used a trackpad before.

one thing i wasnt used to is pressing down to get dashboard...but ive weened off it sort of with my macbook haha.

the new imacs were running 10.6.1 so it must be a firmware or special software setting to get the magicmouse to work with it because i tried pairing it with my aluminum macbook it found it but didnt do anything without the software.



they feel nice, im sure itd feel nicer had i used it sitting like i normally would at a desk in a chair instead of standing.

the 27" doesnt seem to take up much space at all and the enclosure looks just like my macbook unibody.
the weight of it didnt seem too bad either and it stayed in the position i angled it at, i tried it all the way up (as far as it would angle up) and as far as it would adjust downward and even incremental angles...it didnt budge..so the stand with it is solid and sturdy for all that packed into it.


i know this is a magic mouse thread...but thought id throw in a bit review for both.
 

maghemi

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Aug 7, 2009
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Chadstone in Melbourne has the mice with the iMacs. Just been in to have a play with them.

Personally I don't like the ergonomics of them. They're awkward to use, especially the two finger swipe. And they're too low profile.

I can see that they will be better to use that the Mighty Mouse from the stand point of the scroll ball, but thats about it really.

For me with a big hand it just doesn't 'Fill the palm' like a mouse should in my opinion.

The store had those sensor things stuck to them, but at the back which also made it quite awkward to test as well as the cords attached were just too short.

I won't be buying one just for the sake of having one. Maybe if I ever get a new machine I might give one a crack for a while, but I'm not overly convinced they're that good.
 

ziggyonice

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Mar 12, 2006
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They've got them on display at a couple locations.



The security cord looks terrible. It's going to make people think it's a wired mouse.
 

ravenvii

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Went by the local store today too, they have the new iMacs on display with the Magic Mice, played with one for a bit. Pretty cool, the most annoying thing about it is actually the sensor thing, who'd think to put it on the back of the mouse, not the front?

Anyway, asked an employee, and got the same answer as everyone else - sometime next week.
 

dinojr

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Mar 11, 2008
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I click the wheel on my mouse (Middle click?) to open webpages in new tabs.

Is there a middle click on this Magic Mouse?
 

bbotte

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Feb 11, 2008
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You know with all the Eco friendly stuff Apple is pushing, they use replaceable batteries for this? Why is this thing not rechargeable? If it were rechargeable, I would buy it. Alas it isn't, so I will pass.
 

MacBoobsPro

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Jan 10, 2006
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You know with all the Eco friendly stuff Apple is pushing, they use replaceable batteries for this? Why is this thing not rechargeable? If it were rechargeable, I would buy it. Alas it isn't, so I will pass.
Buy rechargeable batteries and recharge them. :rolleyes:
 

rkdiddy

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Mar 19, 2008
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OC Baby!
Cool I'm planning on getting one of these.

To you Mighty Mouse haters: Now what are you going to complain about? It's scroll-ball-less. :D
I'm sure they will find something. Like the top collects finger prints or the bottom is too slippery. :D


As far as the placement of the security cord - I think the person that mentioned it looks like it is corded, hit the nail on the head. If you place the security cord on the top - it looks just like it is a corded mouse.
 

jamesarm97

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Sep 29, 2006
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I have a mighty mouse that just sits nearby. I use a corded optical microsoft mouse instead. I loved the scrollball, but half the time it did not work (would scroll down but not up, even after trying to clean). I also found that the squeeze buttons were a little sensitive and would always activate. I hold the mouse with my thumb and ring finger on the sides instead of palming the whole thing. I think I will try one of the new mice as soon as our local store gets them in.
 

Cozmo85

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Oct 2, 2007
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You know with all the Eco friendly stuff Apple is pushing, they use replaceable batteries for this? Why is this thing not rechargeable? If it were rechargeable, I would buy it. Alas it isn't, so I will pass.
id argue built in batteries are more likely to end up in a landfill cause the product will just get tossed. Where rechargables people could remove and recycle