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Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse
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Apple Magic Trackpad

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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black)

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Price $9 to $69 at 3 stores $65 to $69 at 3 stores $146 at 1 store $66 to $113 at 10 stores $39 to $59 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 110 reviews 4.0 stars out of 23 reviews 3.0 stars out of 29 reviews 3.0 stars out of 58 reviews 3.5 stars out of 20 reviews
Release date October 20, 2009 July 27, 2010 August 19, 2008 August 19, 2009 September 01, 2010
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. 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'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. 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. Microsoft's new Arc Touch Mouse features a travel-friendly design and some clever technical additions to its touch-sensitive scroll tab. Neither of those features makes it better than a full-size desktop mouse, but the Arc Touch Mouse is different enough in its form and in some of its functions that it should appeal to people looking to make a statement with their technology.

Basic specs

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Buttons Qty Info unavailable Info unavailable 8
Info unavailable 2
Movement Resolution Info unavailable Info unavailable 1600 dpi
Info unavailable 1000 dpi
OS Required Info unavailable Apple MacOS X 10.6.4 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Product Description Apple Magic Mouse
Info unavailable Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Movement Detection Technology Laser
Info unavailable Laser
Laser
Optical
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.3 in x 5.1 in x 0.6 in
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Wireless Receiver Info unavailable Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Orientation Right and left-handed
Info unavailable Info unavailable Right-handed
Right and left-handed
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.1 oz
Performance Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 8000 fps
Up to 72 inches per second
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
Battery 2 x AA type
2 x AA type
2 x AA type
2 x AA type
2 x AAA type
Cables Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 x USB charge cable - External
1 x USB extension cable - External
Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Connectivity Technology Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Features Multi-touch mouse surface
Multi-touch touchpad
Programmable buttons
Battery indicator
MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel
Switchable resolution
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Touch-sensitive scroll
Nano wireless receiver
On/off power switch
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
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