It's the little things in life that I get the most excited about. When my daughter says a new word, when my wife laughs (with me - not at me) and when Apple recreates something as basic, yet needed as the mouse. Enter the "Magic Mouse." Released today, with a new iMac, Mac Mini and MacBook respectively. This mouse, at least on the surface having not actually tried one, is yet another shift in taking something commonplace and pushing it even further.
Of course it's wireless and beautiful. However, the power comes from advanced "gestures" allowing the user to combine track-pad functionality and a standard mouse usability.
"When you use gestures, it’s as if you’re touching what’s on your screen. For instance, swiping through web pages in Safari gives you the feeling of flicking through pages in a magazine. And scrolling with Magic Mouse isn’t your everyday scrolling. It supports momentum scrolling (similar to iPhone and iPod touch), where the scrolling speed is dictated by how fast or slowly you perform the gesture."