Pimp My Mouse: Apple Works Its Magic Again


First Apple revolutionized the personal computer, then the portable music player and the cell phone. Now they’re heading back to their roots and doing us one better by reinventing the mouse. Launching today, the new Magic Mouse follows the same basic Apple formula when it comes to updating things — two words: no buttons. But why stop there? Video of the magic happening plus more things we think Apple could stand to make better (and button-less) after the jump.

Unlike conventional mouses (mice?), the Magic Mouse does away with the hassles of wires and scroll wheels and buttons. According to Apple, “Magic Mouse — with its low-profile design and seamless top shell — is so sleek and dramatically different, it brings a whole new feel to the way you get around on your Mac.” It’s all about the gestures, baby. And if we’re counting on gestures to scroll the internet, make phone calls and listen to music, we say bring this technology out into the open. Here are some ideas.

For one thing, we can all agree that when it comes to having buttons to press or handles to manipulate, our kitchens would be the biggest offenders. So how about we invent something along the lines of “iGlasses: Glassware for the Internet Age.” Or, we could bring Apple into our bathrooms with the new “iFlush: Bringing the Convenience of the Airport Toilet Into Your Very Own Marble Palace.” Until then, however, the Mouse will have to do.

Hand gestures and images via Apple