I’ve been both a PC and Apple guy for many years. In fact, my L-shaped desk has both a PC and an iMac perched at a friendly distance — both systems eyeballing each other with a healthy distrust. It appears I’m the bridge between both system and keep the situation stable. Besides my obvious enjoyment of the OS X (and iOS systems) there has always been one significant flaw in the Apple periphery cast — their mouse.
Long have I pined for a mouse that will actually do everything advertised. I tried the so-called Apple Mouse but found little appealing about the product. With a wacky small ball for navigation and a pseudo-second button that is hit and miss, I used then promptly abandoned it in favor of a different choice. I’ve also tried a host of wireless Logitech products but had little luck with precise compatibility. They work but don’t really work if you know what I mean. For the longest time, I’ve settled on the Magic Mouse but once more found the product lacking. This was the firsts Apple mouse that introduced me to the “flick” gesture — something I’ve grown to love and enjoy. Truth be told, I won’t use a mouse that doesn’t have the flick capability. However, the Magic Mouse is ponderous, has horrible feet that don’t slide well on seemingly any surface. Though it works, in a fashion, it does little to impress me.
I’ve always enjoyed Microsoft products and wanted to find something which could usurp the Magic Mouse throne and I believe I’ve found such a product. I recently purchased the Microsoft Explorer Touch which appears to be completely friendly to the OS X operation system. Installed quickly and with drivers completely compatible with the OS X platform, the Microsoft Explorer Touch has impressed me. With better response and a more comfortable grip (and slide) than the Magic Mouse, the Explorer Touch has worked flawless for the last week or so. I’m quite happy clicking, moving, shifting and scrolling with the new mouse that working in the OS X interface has become slightly more enjoyable and easy.
If you are in the market for a new mouse for your OS X device, I recommend giving the Microsoft Explorer Touch mouse a look. Buy from an establishment which allows returns and enjoy the ease in which it adapts to the OS X environment. Now, if Microsoft would get off it’s rear end and actually provide drivers for their newish Microsoft Touch Mouse, world peace could easily be obtained.