Apple Unveils World's First Multi-Touch Mouse

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Khaled

purchased, this will be an excellent mouse for non-gaming use.

 

hm, I was expecting better coverage of the new announcements, like Apple's Q4  results and mac mini server.

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gendoikari1

For me, touch control is just not sensitive/responsive enough to actually be of use in such a scale. Combined with Apple's "innovation" (re-branding of other products with an extra 0 on the end of the price), this screams 0/10.

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sparkey247

hah i bet it still has one freaking button because the gimp retards over at apple don't know how to make a two  or more button mouse, all apple suck Donkey D**K, includding that pos i poop they got out the only reason they are surviving is because there are idiots out there that must have the new phone that just came out because buttons are sooo not popular anymore and your not cool unless you have a phone that displays a picture of the button but not the actual thing that way your can smudge the hell outa your phone to call your mama so she can tell you were your sack is DEATH TO MAC LONG LIVE PC

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sparkey247

TOUCH SCREEN is nothing new its been out for quite sometime my local denys has had it far before crapple started messing with

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchscreen

apple just took what was there and applied it to what ever garbage they had laying around and charged top dollar for it i.e. iphone, its still just a PHONE, another being the ipod its still just a mp3 player now its more like a game boy 

as far as punctuation goes i did not know i was getting graded never the less still does not change the fact that mac sucks innovation or not

 

like Aziobron said its a toy nothing else, and no i didn not watch the video i much rather watch paint dry

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Caboose

 ya, seriously dude. Calm down. It is a cool innovative peripheral. Could have been slightly better implimented, but cool none the less.

You know what else is cool? PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING!

There are plently of "Anti-Mac" people out there, however most of them can see innovation when it's presented to them. Just 'cause it's Apple, doesn't mean that they can't make some neat stuff from time to time.And if you saw the video, you'd realize how wrong you are about the button situation. It does have 2 "buttons".

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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aziobron

theres no need to get ur panties in a twist dude, its a cool innovation tht shows wat we're capable of doing with our technology now..and everything apple makes is sexy as hell

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aziobron

touchscreen technology is really cool to play with, but for anything other than pure novelty or goofing off with dumb little itouch/iphone games, i wouldnt want touch. i like the tangibility of a button, the click you can feel and hear. typing on a touch screen? forget about it. this is a cool mouse and i applaud the innovation, and would certainly like to play with it, but ill stick with my regular click-mouse and scroll wheel.

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Caboose

 Don't forget the "i" by Apple!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgls9IwWUyU

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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dracx619

best apple product EVER

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knexkid

I also just thought, I quite enjoy resting my fingers on the mouse button. Especially when gaming, my fingers don't come off the mouse.  Seems like the thing would just get confused as to when I was actually gestering something or just moving my fingers.

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Caboose

 The only "feature" of that mouse that I wouldn't mind having on a normal mouse, is touch sensitive scrolling. Having a single touch sensitive strip where the wheek is that works as a wheel. Tap it, and there's your 3rd mouse button.

I guess one issue with my idea is, people accidentally touching the scroll strip and activating the 3rd mouse button.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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pcsbyte

Fact: Mac is expensive and used by a very few in the corporate world.
Fact: Software is produced, for the most part, entirely on pc based apps. Take your pick... UNIX, Windows, Linux.

 

Apple is a pioneer in the industry, but pc's have remained the standard for decades

 

 

The proof is in the pudding. Request the Mouse and put it through the maze.

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YoshiHNS

Look at this. We thought out of the box to design this mouse. Instead of using silly things like wheels and buttons to do everything, we have multitouch, cause everything we make has to have multitouch. Why would you want to use a wheel to scroll anyways when you can use multitouch. Back and forth, those buttons kept our mouse from looking sleek. Speaking of sleek, we also made it as flat as we could so it would feel just like a touchpad.

Stay tuned for our next greatest product, the multitouch keyboard. Why would you have all those buttons...

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mesiah

The onion news was way ahead of you on this :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv6QYcA

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M2012

...but wouldn't this be painful to use for people with large hands? I can only see people under 5 years old using this without having to be rushed to the ER for cramped hand syndrome or Boneitis haha

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nsk chaos

looks sleek. too bad its performance probably wont be...

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dracx619

ugh, apple and their "innovations." using the stupid mighty mouse alone at work caused me to nearly want to cut my hand off (thanks for my msft mouse for saving my butt) this thing would definitely kill me. in terms of "inovation" msft has been working on this for a while and they have 3 different concept that are all more usefull end ergonomically designed. plus, seriously, why the heck would you want to use gestures? just cause they look cool? give me function over design please...

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pcwizmtl

So innovation is one with complication now? Cool idea, just not viable for real life.

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Havok

 http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_touch.php

Check it out, decide which is better. If you STILL need to use multi-touch with a mouse, why use a mouse? And does the Magic Mouse have a second mouse button yet?

 

 

CLICK.

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Ntldr

I would prefer to have a touch screen monitor than mess with that mouse.

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johnny3144

it seems like a really stupid idea to me. instead of clicking physical buttons on my mouse, now i gotta remember 50 gestures to do what i used to just click. 2 finger swipe to go forward and back instead of thumb bottons. placing finger in specific oritation for features like panning, or scrolling... why do all those when you can just use scroll whell and mouse 3?

 not mentioning the low profile crap... must be really uncomfortable.

 

apple fanboy will prob still buy it cause it's shinny thou.

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knexkid

Apple needs to get their head out of their asses.  Look that that thing. Sure it has multitouch super features, probably a billion DPI but damn that thing looks almost as comfortable as the Imac hockey puck mouse! Get it right apple, I prefer not to have carpul tunnel buy age 25.

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knexkid

Apple needs to get their head out of their asses.  Look that that thing. Sure it has multitouch super features, probably a billion DPI but damn that thing looks almost as comfortable as the Imac hockey puck mouse! Get it right apple, I prefer not to have carpul tunnel buy age 25.

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