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post #21 of 52
If you try holding your fingers above the mouse it's actually not that bad--I was doing it this entire time reading the thread. At first it sucks but after a while I forgot about it and it was almost as if I couldn't feel them anymore (lol but maybe that's a bad sign).

Regardless, I think there's nothing wrong with using an actual switch.
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Also, isn't the magic mouse universally thought to be awful?
Hardly. Check the amazon reviews or google "magic mouse review". Lot's of folks love 'em. I for one have two that I've used on a MacBook Pro and a Mac Pro for most of the last year. If they broke or were stolen, I'd buy the same thing again. I've been wanting something like this for my Windows PCs so the Touch Mouse is welcome news.
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Actually I used a magic mouse for about 7 months. It was fantastic.
    
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I know touch sensors are the new "thing" but do we really need them in every device possible?

I'll keep my mx mouse, couldn't live with out its scroll wheel.

Edited by diligenthunter - 1/8/11 at 3:04pm
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post #25 of 52
Do not want. That thing look pretty ugly IMO.
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post #26 of 52
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For a PC user, the Mac OS is really confusing. I have a Mac Book Pro, I tried using the Mac OS for months, but it really felt restricting. Probably because I am not used to it. Now it boots automatically into Windows 7.
That's only because you already know how a Windows OS functions, you're applying Windows functions, features and mentality to OS X, that's why you find it confusing. I can use both OSes equally well, from keyboard shortcuts to hotkeys, from that standpoint, I think OS X is easier to use.

It's like saying English is better than Mandarin when actually it's "learn as many languages" as possible. I believe that restricting yourself to anything mono is foolish and dumb.

To me a OS is just a tool. Each OS has it's strengths and weakness, I just never understood why some people fanboy WinOS over OS X, it's really stupid and childish.

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What do you mean by "personal"?
Intuitiveness, but I guess that differs from person to person because everyone's adoption rate is different. Like I said before, it's subjective and depends on each persons' adoption level and learning curve.

I used Macs in elementary to middle school and used PCs in high school and college. I use PCs at home and use Macs at work. I have equal understanding and knowledge of both OSes and maybe that's why I don't find either OS confusing or hard to learn.

I guess what my teacher said is true, learn more when you're young.

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Also, isn't the magic mouse universally thought to be awful?


I guess you could say it's not ergonomically fitted, I wouldn't use it for gaming that's for sure, but I think it's great for browsing the web.

Have you even used a Magic Mouse before? because you don't sound like you're talking from experience and more like I heard from so-and-so.

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Why?
It's like putting all the controls in your car on the steering wheel. Something that was supposed to steer your car has now turned into the controls on a airplane.
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post #27 of 52
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This is surreal, I was just talking to a friend of mine today and asked him if the Magic Mouse would work on the PC, and now I read this. For people who never used OS X it really is a simple and intuitive OS to use. The PC is still too complicated, not personal at all.



I think you meant if this will beat the Magic Mouse. As a PC user I have to admit Apple products have superior touch functionality, user friendliness and build quality. Apple blew past the $300 billion market cap for a reason.



I can see how that can be problem. I already see how this pirated Magic Mouse being too difficult to use, cramming too many features into a simple device is never a good thing.

Anyone notice how the 3 finger function in the video mimics Mac's Exposé "all windows" function?



This isn't a touchpad, it's a mouse, plus you're on a PC dominant forum.
-1 for bashing but yea i love my mac
posting from it right now and it is simpler
but i still use windows for gaming or heavy use but mac is great just for surfing and writing reports etc.
also pretty cool idea.
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post #28 of 52
do not want, I'm happy with my G9 thanks.
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This is surreal, I was just talking to a friend of mine today and asked him if the Magic Mouse would work on the PC, and now I read this. For people who never used OS X it really is a simple and intuitive OS to use. The PC is still too complicated, not personal at all.

Umm no. There about the same on a personal level.



I think you meant if this will beat the Magic Mouse. As a PC user I have to admit Apple products have superior touch functionality, user friendliness and build quality. Apple blew past the $300 billion market cap for a reason.



I can see how that can be problem. I already see how this pirated Magic Mouse being too difficult to use, cramming too many features into a simple device is never a good thing.

Anyone notice how the 3 finger function in the video mimics Mac's Exposé "all windows" function?

Instant view has been apart of Intellipoint for a while. I have it on my optical 3000, which I still think is the best mouse ever made


This isn't a touchpad, it's a mouse, plus you're on a PC dominant forum.


I could go on an on about why Windows 7 is better than MacOSX but it's easier if you just search some of my previous posts on google about it. One of my favorite things to do at work is watch how long it takes mac people to find certain windows or which program has come into focus. It's actually laughable that I used the OS for as long as I did. I must have been mentally insane.

I've never seen a windows user have a program open and literally hunt for a certain window within a program for more than 10 seconds. Since the entire UI has that grey look to it, it's impossible to figure out which program your in. The menubar is always in the same place and all the windows look exactly the same. There's also no indication in the dock to which program is in focus. Most people have the dock always hidden anyway because if you don't it takes up so much screen space.

For a power user Windows works so much better. For a regular consumer I think MacOSX is pretty good. Although my gf could be considered that and she hates MacOSX. My MacBook Pro 17" only single boots Windows 7 now. I will never get another macosx product again. Unless they fix the horrible window management(non existent), and window paradigm. Although I doubt that will ever happen.

Anyway I could go on and on, but like I've said before read my other posts and wait for my video on the effectiveness and advantage of the Windows 7 UI over MacOSX 10.6
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post #30 of 52
I hate the magic mouse. Hate hate hate hate hate.

How on EARTH can you make your hand comfortable on something that has 1/3rd the profile of a typical mouse? You can't! It's just not practical, nor is it functional, in any way. The mouse wheel is enough to give you what you need, and zoom is probably the most inane function for a mouse to handle.

KEYBOARDS, USE THEM. The OS can't function without one, so what makes you think a mouse is magically going to solve all the problems?
     
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