I love Apple’s new accessories new. The Magic Keyboard is a beautiful work of industrial design and surprisingly fun for typing. The Magic Mouse 2 looks the same as its predecessor, but it’s rechargeable. And that, I’m afraid, is a blessing and a curse.
I’ve been using Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on a daily basis for around seven years. The design is delightful, and the gadgets are pretty dependable. I spent a day with Apple’s new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse. Typing is suddenly fun again.
Apple’s not been especially forthcoming over the years UNDERSTATEMENT but recently the company has been opening up. Case in point: Journalist Steven Levy went inside Apple’s HQ to see where the company prototypes hardware, including an acoustical lab for tuning the audible feedback from your fingers.
Microsoft's Touch Mouse for Windows 7 is a lot like Apple's Magic Mouse: The top is a capacitive, multitouch sensor. The difference? The Touch Mouse was actually designed to be used by humans.
We think Apple's Magic Trackpad marks the beginning of the end for Mac OS X. Other reviewers of the Magic Trackpad touched on other subjects. Here are the highlights of what they said.
The Magic Mouse, for all of its sleek lines and multitouch, uh, magic, can feel a little awkward in the hand. MMFixed has the solution: a stick-on hump that gives your fingers some leverage and your palm some lovin'.
As good as the Magic Mouse is compared to Apple's previous mice, it does have some award fingering positions that are mandatory for using gestures. This patent by Apple extends the awkwardness by making the entire mouse rock for navigation.
Apple's sexy, touchy feely Magic Mouse could be an energy-sucking vampire, according to a number of reports on the Apple Discussion Boards.
Living, breathing mice evolved over millions of years. The Apple mouse has mutated from a beige box to contoured sliver, like a big drop of mercury, in just over 20.
If you're reading this, there's at least a 50 percent chance you or someone you know is a complete Mactard. Here's their wish list (SPOILER: It's all Apple stuff):
Hot the heels of letting you paint the PS3 Slim, ColorWare will now also customize your latest Apple gear. For $500, you can colorize your own iMac, or pay a $700 premium (over Apple's prices) to buy one from ColorWare.
What didn't happen this week? We saw the Windows 7 release, new Apple hardware, Barnes & Noble's ereader, the beginnings of major net neutrality legislation and more. It was so crazy, we thought we'd round up all the highlights.