Ready for some more positive news? Wonderful. Apple’s new Magic Mouse is here at long last! Say goodbye to your old decrepit Mighty Mouse. Does that scroll ball not work any longer? Hate using buttons while surfing for porn? So does Apple, and nothing exemplifies the company’s march towards a buttonless future more than this “two button” laser mouse, which has one button and no scroll wheel — just a multitouch surface across the top.
With the Magic Mouse you’re able to do familiar gestures from the Mac trackpad playbook such as two-finger swipes, but you can also do single-finger horizontal and vertical scrolling, complete with a software-based inertia (see a video here). Sorry kids, no pinch zoom. The mousy Bluetooth device boasts a four-month battery life, and is available today for $69.