The Magic Mouse
|Release date||October 20, 2009|
|Predecessor||Apple Mighty Mouse|
|Successor||Magic Mouse 2|
|Related articles||Apple Keyboard|
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Battery Charger
|Website||Apple - Magic Mouse|
The Magic Mouse is a multi-touch mouse that is manufactured and sold by Apple.  It was first sold on October 20, 2009. The Magic Mouse is the first consumer mouse to have multi-touch capabilities. Taking after the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and multi-touch trackpads, the Magic Mouse allows the use of gestures such as swiping and scrolling across the top surface of the mouse to interact with desktop computers. It connects via Bluetooth and runs on two AA batteries. Apple includes two non-rechargeable batteries in the box. Until 2016, Apple sold a battery charger which could charge two AA batteries, suited for the Magic Mouse. Like its predecessor, the Mighty Mouse, the Magic Mouse is capable of control-clicking without requiring the key combination.
The mouse requires minimum Mac OS X 10.5.8. It can be configured as a two-buttoned left-handed or right-handed mouse, but the default is a single button. It uses laser tracking for increased pointer accuracy over previous generation Apple mice. Since its release, it has been included along with a wireless keyboard with the 2009 generation of iMacs, and with a wired keyboard with the 2010 Mac Pro workstations. It can also be purchased separately.
Initial reception to the Magic Mouse was negative, with reactions to its inability to trigger Exposé, Dashboard, or Spaces, as its predecessor could, or to middle click. Many of those features can be enabled on the Magic Mouse with the use of third-party tools. Other issues centered on the Magic Mouse's ability to maintain a stable connection to Mac Pro workstations.
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