I knew of the Apple store at Forum, Bangalore (INDIA) and was under the impression that India have no other Apple store. I went to the Atria Mall, Worli, Mumbai (INDIA) today and as usual I went pass the Imagine store. However, I noticed something different today – they have lots of pictures of Apple iPods. Upon looking inside, I saw that 80% of their hardwares are Apple Products. I went in and to my amazement I saw some of the coolest Apple Products including those Huge 64 bit Dual-Core Mac Pro. Well, sometimes it is good to look into windows while you shop and don’t head straight for the store from where you are buying. Had I not lazed around, I would have missed it like I have missed it many times before. The Machine looked stunning alongside the 30 inch Apple Cinema Display. I would definitely love to have one of those pair for my desk.
Well, the story is neither of the store nor the Huge Display but of the cool Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse that I bought. As very typical of me, I decided to use it without the software that came with it. I like devices that are automatically recognized by the hardware. Yes, it works out-of-the-box with Mac OSX 10.4. Following the instruction to Pair the Mighty Mouse with the Laptop’s Bluetooth, I was able to setup and use the Mouse right away. I’ve already washed/cleaned my hands before I begin to use it.
Here is a brief synopsis of features of the Mighty Mouse from Apple –
- Wireless Bluetooth connectivity up to 30 feet
- Laser tracking engine for better precision on more surfaces
- Use two or just one AA battery (1 to make it lighter, 2 to make it last longer)
- With no clickable flap per se but Apple have done it so cool, that the Touch Sensitive technology detects right and left click
- The 360° scroll is awesome
- You can even squeeze the two sides to launch Expose´ (you can customize these button and others to your choice)
I’m not sure what additional features does the software (that came with the Mighty Mouse) have but it looks like Mac OSX is prepared to handle the Mighty Mouse right out of the box. The Wireless Mighty Mouse cost me Rs. 4000 here in India (this is about US$88.88) which I think is fine with the tax that India imposes on Electronic Items. It is retailed for $69.00 on Apple’s Website. It came with 2 AA batteries too.
For those in Mumbai, Imagine store is on the 3rd Floor bearing Shop No. 306 at the Atria Mall, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai (INDIA). I learnt that they have another store too in the Inorbit Mall, Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai. They have a website, though it shows Under Construction at the time of writing this article.