Microsoft puts its mouse in Mac clothing

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gkarris, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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    MS is even more joining the Apple camp...

    http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9853725-56.html?tag=cd.blog

    I guess since Vista isn't really so hot... :D

     

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  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    This is possibly because they have determined that many Mac users are sufficiently technologically challenged to ask dumb questions if they do not sell a Mac specific branded version, and they figure Applezombie money is as good as anyone else's...?
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Big deal. They've printed a new cardboard insert. Typical Microsoft "innovation" if you ask me.
    They've probably added a price premium too, even though it's just their usual crap.
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    The really interesting bit is that the word "looking" does not appear anywhere in the sentence.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Erm, third word skunk.

    Or am I missing something?
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    How the feck did I miss that? I'll get my coat... :eek:
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    We all mattscott now and again!

    That's not like you to miss something.
    Maybe you need a glass of good wine and a lie down...
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Now if it just worked on a Mac without their stupid BT dongle it would be nice...
     
  10. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I have that mouse it works great, no dongle either.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well i don't care about the packaging at all. but if i saw the previous packaging in the store, and picked it up and looked at it, and no where it said that it would work with OS X, then i wouldn't consider it.
     
  12. weckart macrumors 68040

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    To be fair, this is a criticism often (justifiably) directed towards Apple. Just take a look at the various Macbook Air threads, for example.

    For the record, while nobody on this forum is likely to be overly enamoured with Redmond's software outpourings, its mice and keyboards are almost beyond reproach, particularly from an ergonomic standpoint and something Apple could and should learn from.
     
  13. bigandy macrumors G3

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    unless you're left handed. then you have to pay a premium. and i don't like that. a all.
     
  14. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Maybe that was the problem in the first place...?

    :D
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    They could just stick a Mac logo on the normal mouse like everyone else does ;)

    Seriously, I like the Mac packaging, its much nicer and cleaner designed. Maybe they could make the Windows packaging similar.
     
  16. wallaby macrumors 6502

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    I would love to have a bluetooth mouse like this, the only problem is that most bluetooth mice are notebook mice. I just want a normal-sized BT mouse, not this midget crap.

    Guess I'll stick with my wired Logitech MX518 for now...
     

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