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#1 LakersGAFan

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Posted October 21, 2015 - 11:01 AM

So my Macbook Air is running great. 

Now I want a Blue Tooth enabled Mouse.

 

The Magic Mouse 1 is selling for around $45 on Amazon retailers stores. It takes a double 2 AA battery.

LINK 1
 

The Magic Mouse 2 is selling for $79 on Apple.com. It has a built in rechargeable battery. From what Ive read Apple claims if you put a dead MM2 on on the charger for 2 mins itll have 6 hours of charge time.

That seems almost unreal to me. But ya never know.
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They have a common problem to me. No mouse Scroll Wheel.

I like having that. Im not sure if it scrolls some other way???

Ive read Amazon reviews of Logitech mice that sells for $30 that has a scroll wheels and connect BT with no issues. LINK 3

 

But I'd rather have a first hand experience by someone whos not getting $5/post for a product review.


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 03:05 PM

If there's no scroll wheel on my mouse, there better be a scroll pad.


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 04:37 PM

It does scroll, it just doesn't have the wheel. The whole concept is VERY weird at first but you will get used to it very quickly.

 

I had the Magic Mouse back in the day and it was great for gestures throughout the OS. It pretty much acts as a smaller trackpad....but in mouse form so you can move it around the desk obviously. 

 

I can't speak to the Magic Mouse 2 but the Magic Mouse 1 was very good. 


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 05:55 PM

i remember the days before the scroll wheels and back buttons were virtually standard...i can live without the back button, but no wheel?

 

how does the scrolling actually work?


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 08:04 PM

how does the scrolling actually work?

 

You slide your finger up and down the middle where a scroll wheel would be on a normal mouse.

 

It's actually crazy how well it works.

 

I'd only recommend the Magic Mouse if you want to use it mainly for gestures otherwise you may just prefer a normal simple mouse.


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 09:15 PM

oh, alright... i've used a mouse like that..that's fine


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 04:26 AM

thanks peeps. that info helps.


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 07:15 AM

I bought the Magic Mouse 2 directly from Apple.

As JGuez said, it does have a scroll wheel. Its just virtual. Its not physically there but when you just slide your finger up and down and it scrolls.

I also bought a mini display to VGA adapter for $29. LINK

I plug it into my Thunderbolt port and I can plug in any standard VGA monitor or TV into it. As either a 2nd monitor side by side monitor or to just display what my mac screen shows.

Im happy.

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Posted October 22, 2015 - 08:27 AM

^If it's not too late I'd recommend checking Amazon for a mini display to VGA adapater:

 

http://www.amazon.co... display to vga

 

I'm a fan of Apple products but they're notorious for overcharging for such simple things (such as cables).

 

Hope you enjoy the Magic Mouse 2! Let us know how it is.


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 01:44 PM

I checked. They were 25 after shipping on amazon and eBay and 29 including shipping on apple.com. so to be sure I got an authentic apple product I bought the apple store. I got text messages from apple when they shipped it, when it arrived in GA, when it was in my town and when it arrived at my house. Pretty solid service.
I gotta say, I love this mouse. The scrolling is accurate. It felt backwards at first. But I caught on. And it connected via bluetooth in about 10 seconds. Pturn mouse piwer switch on, plug in 1 time, Unplug and it auto connected. Apple has their act together. I'm continuing to be won over.
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