Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Well, I know where £55 of my next pay cheque is going...

The new Apple Magic Mouse...
The Multi-Touch area covers the top surface of Magic Mouse, and the mouse itself is the button. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere. Inside Magic Mouse is a chip that tells it exactly what you want to do. Which means Magic Mouse won’t confuse a scroll with a swipe. It even knows when you’re just resting your hand on it.

Does anyone else think that it bears a certain resemblance to the spaceship in Flight of the Navigator...?

P.S. The newly updated iMacs are pretty gorgeous too—I want the one with the 27" screen. (Given these recent updates, Blue Eyes, I would say that there will be no other releases for a while.)

DISCLAIMER: your humble Devil holds an insignificant number of Apple shares, the price of which has, nevertheless, gone up quite nicely on the back of quite excellent Fourth Quarter Results (via Daring Fireball).


G4ry said...

Flight of the navigator ship & that thing the DR uses to examine the wife,
OK so maybe it's just me

assegai mike said...

I think this will reinforce two Mac-isms. 1) Apple are crap at mouse technology 2) Mac technology is expensive. £55!!? For a mouse??!! Get outta town!!!

Blue Eyes said...

I am thinking of getting a Mac, but I would want one of the angular original ADB mice. Can one hook them up to the modern machines???

DK as an insider shareholder with access to all the board meetings and rumour sites, are there new models coming up which I should hold out for?

Wearysider said...

'Does anyone else think that it bears a certain resemblance to the spaceship in Flight of the Navigator...?'

Not really when I loaded up the page I thought it was a female sanitary product.

Not even close.

Angry Exile said...

If it's as good as the Mighty Mouse that I bought to replace the annoying one-button job that came with my old Power Mac I expect it to make an excellent paperweight. Not keen on the way it often thinks I'm right clicking instead of left, or vice versa. Not keen on having an old fashioned trackball that needs weekly cleaning on the top of an optical mouse. I got so fed up with the sodding thing in the end that I dug out an ancient Logitech wireless I'd been meaning to dump at the charity shop and programmed two buttons for horizontal scrolling. Sorry DK, Mac make beautiful looking mice but my experience is that it's form over function. They'd win me back if they just stopped trying to get their mice in the fucking Tate and made something that had normal buttons. Maybe even a cable since my Mac doesn't have Bluetooth and I'm not installing it just for a bloody mouse.

Angry Exile said...

New iMacs looks nice though, I'll give 'em that.

JuliaM said...

I thought it looked a bit like one of those things blokes stick down their trousers before a game of cricket...

Blue Eyes said...

Yes the new iMacs do look good. Much better specs than the previous set. I might have to invest!

Toby said...

...and who said only women went mad over fashion accessories ?

Anonymous said...

Have fun changing the batteries in that thing every five minutes.

Or get a proper mouse.

Roger Thornhill said...

I must admit, the mighty mouse ball was badly designed (in a hurry) and the ball has become as good as useless. Like the State, it rarely works properly, so is best not used at all.

@assegai mike

And Microsoft are still crap at ALL technology. At least Apple introduced the thing to the mainstream.

@Blue Eyes

I am waiting for the/a Quad Core MacBook Pro, which is rumoured due out Q3/4. We will also have 12-core Mac Pros too. I look forward to running some Erlang on that beastie if ever I get the chance.

Anon 12:49

A mouse only its mother would love. As for batteries, well, it comes in a USB version so if that bothers you, the solution exists.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

£55 for a mouse?

Are you mad?

Oh, sorry, you are a MAC enthusiast, such questions are purely hypothetical.

No wonder your shares have gone up a bit.

Devil's Kitchen said...


"£55 for a mouse?

Are you mad?"

Could you remind me what other mouse has these capabilities?

Oh, yeah: it's none.

So, yes, because I use my computer for something other than writing soft porn and sending pictures of my cock to "Anna from South London" I will, indeed, pay £55 for a mouse that is far more fucking functional than any other mouse on the market.

"Oh, sorry, you are a MAC enthusiast, such questions are purely hypothetical."

Fuck me. Look, it's not MAC—a MAC number is the unique identifying number of your computer.

Apple makes Macs. Understand?

No, probably not. But you see, that is why I need a functional mouse and why Anna is requesting that you send a picture where your cock's not blurred.

"No wonder your shares have gone up a bit."

Possibly. That is why I declare my interest.

Fucking hellski...