Apple and Microsoft both bring innovation to the computer industry, with their revolutionary products. Both companies are in Mouse business right since the very early stage and have introduced many breakthrough designs and technology in this little yet powerful device.
In the last few years itself, we have seen many revolutionary technologies being introduced which have drastically improved the productivity and usability of this device. Tracker Ball, Optical Sensor, Laser Tracking to run the mouse, etc. Now a mouse is almost capable of running on almost any kind of surface.
Apple introduced the world’s first Multi-touch mouse and named it as Apple Magic Mouse, later on Microsoft mixed the Multi-touch technology in its elegant Arc mouse design and introduced the most advanced mouse on planet and named it as Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse.
So, I just thought of comparing the features of two great Mouse’s. Here is the comparison table:
|Features||Apple Magic Mouse||Microsoft Arc touch Mouse|
|Design||Ambidextrous design||Flexible – Curve for comfort and Flatten to pack|
|Size||4.5 X 2.3 X 0.5 inches||2.28 X 5.14 inches|
|Tracking Technology||Laser Tracking||BlueTrack Technology|
|Battery||2 AA NiMH Rechargeable batteries||2 AAA alkaline batteries|
|Wireless Technology||Inbuilt Bluetooth up to 33 feet||2.4 GHz wireless USB Nano Transceiver up to 30 Foot|
|Price||$69.00 at Apple Store||$69.95 at Microsoft Store|
|Software or Drivers||Wireless Mouse Software 1.0||Intellipoint Mouse Software|
|Touch Functions||Touch, Tap, Swipe and Scroll||Touch click, Tap, Flip, Swipe, Scroll and Control|
|Minimum Requirements||Mac with Bluetooth and Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later||Windows XP, Vista or 7 and 100 MB disk space|
Incidentally, you can use Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse with your Mac computer also!
The latest innovation in Mouse technology is the “Touch Mouse” announced by Microsoft at the recent Consumer Electronic Show. It is expected to be available in May 2011.
Now forget the Click, Touch is the new way!