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Apple Magic Mouse

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Apple Magic Trackpad

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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

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Price $52 to $129 at 4 stores $146 at 1 store $65 to $69 at 3 stores $59 to $128 at 12 stores $64 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 110 reviews 3.0 stars out of 29 reviews 4.0 stars out of 23 reviews 3.0 stars out of 58 reviews 3.0 stars out of 40 reviews
Release date October 20, 2009 August 19, 2008 July 27, 2010 August 19, 2009 July 25, 2006
The Bottom Line Apple's new wireless Magic Mouse gets a sleek makeover and even has multitouch controls, but it's better as a portable laptop companion rather than a full-size desktop accessory. The swiping gestures add interactivity to Web browsing and media, but the awkwardly narrow single button design leaves us reaching for better mice from Logitech and others. Logitech's MX 1100 wireless laser mouse is the best in its class thanks to a wide array of features that make navigation easier. You have to pay for all of that capability, but anyone who puts serious time in front of a PC will appreciate what this mouse can do. Apple's Magic Trackpad offers all the functionality of a MacBook clickpad in a standalone Bluetooth device. For most people, however, it's not worth the pricey upgrade over an existing mouse. Logitech has met and surpassed Microsoft's recent mouse technology innovations by introducing the most versatile mouse sensor on the market in its new Performance Mouse MX. But even if you don't have a glass table crying out to become a workspace, this high-end input device has enough features and cushy design to make it a justifiable indulgence for anyone who takes their cursor control seriously. Apple's new wireless Mighty Mouse cuts the cord, giving you the freedom of untethered mousing. The design isn't perfect, and Apple isn't shy about the price, but Mac desktops and laptops beg for as little clutter around them as possible, and for that, the Mighty Mouse delivers.

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Battery 2 x AA type
2 x AA type
2 x AA type
2 x AA type
2 x AA type
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Features Multi-touch mouse surface
Programmable buttons
Battery indicator
MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel
Switchable resolution
Multi-touch touchpad
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Scrolling ball
Programmable buttons
TouchSense technology
Force-sensing side buttons
Cables Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 x USB charge cable - External
1 x USB extension cable - External
None
Connectivity Technology Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - Bluetooth
Orientation Right and left-handed
Info unavailable Info unavailable Right-handed
Info unavailable
Product Description Apple Magic Mouse
Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse
Info unavailable Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Apple Mighty Mouse Wireless
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable
Buttons Qty Info unavailable 8
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4
Movement Resolution Info unavailable 1600 dpi
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Receiver Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
Info unavailable
Movement Detection Technology Laser
Laser
Info unavailable Laser
Laser
OS Required Info unavailable Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.6.4 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.4.6 or later
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 3 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
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