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Apple's new multi-touch mouse

tech reviews Updated: Oct 21, 2009 18:50 IST
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Apple has introduced a new wireless magic mouse which has multi-touch technology for navigation. Magic mouse

Apple's love with multi-touch is well known and needs no special mention. Its multi-touch technology is already featured in iPhone, iPod Touch and Trackpads of the MacBooks. The new wireless Magic Mouse has no buttons, no trackballs and is ambidextrous - usable with both hands. Apple has also renamed Mighty Mouse to Apple Mouse in order to avoid any confusion with the newly introduced device.

This mouse carries a seamless multi-touch surface and is touted as world's first multi-touch mouse. What's more? The Magic Mouse connects to any Bluetooth enabled Mac machine wirelessly. Acting as an advanced point-and-click mouse, users can click as well as double click by tapping finger once or twice on the top surface.

Magic Mouse also supports finger gestures to navigate on the display. For instance, scrolling in any direction requires simply using one finger on the mouse's top surface. Magic mouse also supports "360 degree scrolling" - smooth up/down and left/right scrolling within a window, just like in iPhone and MacBook's trackpads. Apple boasts of a chip that senses finger gestures and responds accordingly.

Using two fingers as swipe gesture on the top surface of the Magic mouse will navigate back and forth through web pages, cover flow items and photos. This wireless mouse supports secured connection up to 33 feet distance.

Magic Mouse would be available for Rs. 3,890 in India by the end of this month.