No matter how you look at it, Microsoft vs. Apple is the evil Empire vs. the Rebellion. Black vs. White. Good vs. Bad. How do I know? Look at Microsoft’s latest mouse and compare it with Apple’s Magic Mouse. It’s Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker.
The Dark Side Of The Force
What is it about Microsoft? Can’t they do white? Apple waited for nearly a year after announcing a white iPhone before shipping a white iPhone.
It had to be just right. Microsoft had black Windows Phone 7 phones out the door while no one was watching. No one is still watching.
Microsoft’s latest mouse is $50 Explorer Touch Mouse. Darth Vader would be proud.
It scrolls with a touch. Flick up and down to navigate up and down. Flick from side to side to navigate left and right.
The Empire’s mouse is made for both Mac and Windows PCs. Here’s the good point. Microsoft claims it gets up to 18 months on two AA batteries. My Mac’s Magic Mouse gets a month, tops.
The secret might be the energy sipping USB transceiver Microsoft uses vs. the power hungry Bluetooth that Apple prefers. The transceiver takes up a precious USB port, and everyone knows, Macs don’t have enough of those.
Microsoft’s Arc Touch Mouse, Touch Mouse, and Explorer Touch Mouse appear to be made of the same material as in Darth Vader’s helmet. If the Microsoft mouse speaks to me in a raspy voice, I’ll buy one.