iFixit Guts Magic Mouse for All to See

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iFixit managed to get ahold of Apple's new Magic Mouse and promptly stripped it down to its bare components.

The Magic Mouse is Apple's new multi-touch buttonless pointing device. The base is aluminum, and the top surface is a sleek multi-touch surface, similar to the MacBook and MacBook Pro trackpad.

Image courtesy of iFixit.com

Most of the components are held together with glue, so don't try disassembling one yourself if you plan on using it again later.

Magic Mouse includes the eloquently named Broadcom BCM2042A4KFBGH chip for communicating with your Mac via Bluetooth. The chip was designed to be a low-cost option for wireless keyboards and mice, although at US$69 some won't consider Magic Mouse low-cost.

The full step-by-step teardown is available at the iFixit Web site.


Lee Dronick

I tried one out at the Apple Store this evening. I like it, it seems very smooth and accurate. I was hoping that the Mac I was on had Illustrator or PhotoShop installed so I could give it a good workout, but I had to mess around Preview, Safari and others. The finger gestures are very nice and quick to learn, the right click was no problem. I tried the screen zoom and while it is no substitute zoom in a graphic program it is was good for magnifying the screen overall. Low profile and light in weight. I will pick on up next week when they are in stock.

I also looked at the new iMacs, very nice and I would love to get one. The new MacBook is very impressive being the entry level model, I can see why they sell so well.

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