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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maclook, Oct 30, 2009.
do they do that? i'm in america if that makes any difference
You could always find out for yourself and visit the online apple education store...
No. It's cheap enough as it is. Cheaper than the MX Revolution and about 100X better.
imo, the magic mouse is poorly designed from an ergo point of view, which means pretty much everything to me in terms of a mouse. tried it out and it was a very disappointing experience. had high hopes and was really wanting to buy it but after using it, no way i will be
ill take the MX Revolution 100/100 times no question
No, that's your point of view. Ergonomics isn't opinion.
If I was a lefty, I would definitely not call the MX Revo ergonomically awesome.
Please describe your experience, was it too big? too small? too wide? too narrow? comfortable? not just "very disappointing experience". Because that would be my response to Logitech's nonexistent customer support. Recently, I bought the MX Revo to see what all the fuss was about. Both scroll wheels were defective and Logitech wouldn't replace it; I bought it from their site. I was put on hold for over 2 hours. 2 hours of productivity wasted. All I could do is stare at my awesome MM that worked for over a year and was $20 cheaper and better.
No, it is poorly designed from an ergo point of view.
The mouse is too flat that scrolling causes unnecessary strain on the wrist. It is also too short which further aggravates the issue
The mouse contours do not follow the natural curves of a hand and forces strain
Keep in mind I am an average sized guy with average sized hands
You realize there is big money in ergonomics right?
Apple values pretty designs that look nice over the actual use of their devices
Need I really bring up thier history in mice and how NONE of them are desinged with ergonomics in mind?
Hockey puck mouse
the mighty mouse
and now this
all "pretty" but all poorly desinged ergonomically
Doing a little research, it's not just me who found out this mouse isnt ergo friendly.
Another link discussing its ergonomics
CNET review which also noted the ergonomics and the uncomfortableness
Accessories are not eligible for student discounts, some software is though.
i think Apple tries to blend ergonomics and design. just because their mouse isnt perfectly sculpted in the shape of a hand doesn't mean it's not ergonomic. strain and all these issues that people bring up are case by case. in my personal experience, a mouse just needs to be any object that moves slides on a desk because i just rest my hand gently on the mouse when using it. it seems to me that ergo is correlated with ugliness and anything designed beautifully cant be ergo
i love logitech mice but they have this hyperscroll wheel that i find totally useless. who the hell needs to SCROLL really fast through 1000 lines of text. id rather just grab the sidebar and drag to where i want to be at in the page. also the wheel makes the middle click feel awkward or in some cases it takes away the middle click because it is used as a button to change from hyper to regular scrolling
On the UK apple Store, I saw a difference of £5 between the regular store(£55) and the NUS store (£49.95), before delivery. With the threshold for Free delivery being £76, you'll only make a saving if you're planning to order something else as well.
I'll have to check whether Apple gives Student Discounts on Accessories here, but as I've not been to one here recently I don't know.
Ergo? The mighty mouse was thought to be non-ergonomic as well. I bought one 2 months ago. Used it and thought "dam this is going to hurt my wrist". Then I got used to it and I used proper position in terms of being ergonomic. My hand and wrist had to adjust. Also, my hole body had to adjust and sit more properly. then the mighty mouse felt like it was the most ergonomic mouse ever. My wrist/hands never hurt. When I use the PC mouse such as the advanced logitech mouses, my wrist and hands hurt. It's all individual preferences and adjustments. Just get the mouse and try it yourself. If you don't like it, return it or resell it someone as I know someone would love to buy a used Magic mouse for a lower price than original retail. Btw, I got side tracked. I didn't see the magic mouse in student discounted prices. I went to my University apple store and the mouse they're gonna get is the same as online/apple store.
I read that scroll part of your text and immediately realized I used the middle scroll button to navigate the posts on this thread. Different strokes, I guess.
It is good ergonmically
Actually this is not true. Good ergonomics mean that your hand is in it's most natural position. If you put your hand on a table in arms reach while you are sitting, say a dining table, your arm will be level with your wrist and your fingers will curl under your hand. this is exactly how this mouse fits your hand. It's bad ergonomics at the Apple store, but it's almost perfect if you are sitting at a desk. Most sights tell you not to grip your mouse too firmly, but lightly with your fingers and this is the only way to grip this mouse. I would say that Apple has actually designed a really good ergonomic mouse this time.
It could be a bit taller with a little more indenture, but this is more for gripping than for the palm.
Funny, I didn't read anything about 'ergonomics' in the thread title, or the OP.
but you're reading along the way amiright? i 2-finger scroll through lots of text on my macbook. logitech's hyperscroll seems ridiculous to me since it touts being able to scroll super fast when in reality i need controlled scrolling so i know where i am in the page/document.
yeah i started this thread but got caught up in the ergo argument
In the UK the Magic Mouse is £48.95 when you buy it in-store with student discount.
Stop being cheap and buy it.
LOLWUT the magicmouse is $60. that's not cheap. as others have pointed out, the mm is also pretty messed up at this point. horrible ergonomics. its definitely a good step in terms of tech advancement, but nothing worth buyin at that price point considering you have much better options at a lil more than half the price point.
Yes you gt student discount on the Magic Mouse and all other Apple branded accessories. I even got it on a mini-displayport adapter.