By Andrew Liszewski
Having used one for a while now, and after watching Apple execs frustratingly trying to get it to recognize commands during demos at their keynote a few days ago, I can attest that Apple’s Magic Mouse isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s sleek for sure, and when it works it’s quite nice, but there are enough quirks that make it kind of frustrating to use. (Like why aren’t the gestures exactly the same as they are with MacBook trackpads?)
So does the CUE from SPEEDLINK work any better in the PC world? Maybe, maybe not, but it seems to match the Magic Mouse when it comes to features thanks to its touch-sensitive top surface which recognizes multi-finger gestures making it easier to scroll and navigate your software. And instead of Bluetooth which isn’t standard across all PCs, the CUE comes with a wireless 2.4GHz nano receiver that provides a range of about 26 feet. At the moment it’s still listed as ‘Coming soon’ on the SPEEDLINK website, but it should be available sometime in November for about $56 (€39.99) in black, red, white and silver.