Magic Mouse Fixed screenshot

Screenshot from http://mmfixed.com/

If you have had problems with Apple’s Magic Mouse causing fatigue you may want to try this. I haven’t had too much of a problem but I think I will give it a try. The cost is reasonable ($12 at the time of this posting) and it may give me more comfort while working so why not.

UPDATE

After receiving my MMFix I tried it and while it does improve the feel of the mouse mine keeps coming off. This may be just a defect in my particular MMFix? I’m sure that the guy that designed and sells the MMFix isn’t trying to rip people off and if it’s not just that mine had a defect and he receives more reports of them not staying on he will improve the design. I feel that he’s the type of person that really just wanted to solve a problem and share the solution with others.

UPDATE 2

MMFix has contacted me and said that there was a batch that didn’t suction correctly and that a new MMFix has been shipped to me.

Click photo above or here for link to mmfixed site.

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Here are a couple of iPhone shots of my workspace while I was working on 360 panoramic shots of a biplanes cockpit. See post before this one. Just thought I would post this for those interested in graphic design and photography. I sometimes find things like this inspirational.

We are going back in a few days to shoot another and possibly other normal photography shots.

Stay tuned because I might have some exciting news on this project in the future! Also when the 360’s are done and up on the sites I will post links.

To see some of our other high quality 360 panoramics click here. We will be adding more of our high quality 360 panoramics for your viewing soon!

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse

I have tried wireless mice before and they have never worked for me for design work, just too much lag or inconsistent performance when doing intricate Photoshop or other similar work. I have been waiting for Apple to design a new mouse that takes care of the Apple Mouse (previously Mighty Mouse) track ball gunking issue. I love the way the Mighty Mouse works when the track ball isn’t having issues but if it’s been a while I know the frustration is coming soon.

Well then Apple came out with the Magic Mouse and it is Magic! I bought one Friday at an Apple store after making sure I could return it if it doesn’t work for my design needs and was assured there is a 14 day return policy. As soon as I arrived home I set it up and downloaded the driver update. I then cranked up Photoshop and low and behold the Magic Mouse works great! Finally I’m completely happy with my mouse and it’s even wireless. I was beginning to wonder if anyone would ever come up with a wireless mouse that is useable for Graphic Design.

The purpose of this post is to inform others about a wireless mouse that in my opinion works for design work but I’m also liking the functionality of the touch sensitive surface and gestures.

Apple Magic Mouse gestures

Apple Magic Mouse gestures

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This is one of my first digital paintings with a Wacom tablet. I have a Wacom Intuos 6×11 right now but soon I want to get a Wacom Cintiq 12WX.

colormunki-screenshot

colormunki is a color tool from X-Rite and Pantone which will profile your monitor, printer and projector and integrates with design applications to capture and create color palettes. You can capture colors from photos and anything that you can scan over with the device. Price is $499.

Check it out it looks cool.

Design Tools Weekly Podcast

January 22, 2008

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Design Tools WEEKLY is a free weekly design news podcast.
They also publish a monthly paid subscription newsletter, Design Tools Monthly, which contains all the design news that you would have to dig everywhere to find. You can download a free sample issue and I think you will find that it contains a lot of good information.

My Allsop Mouse Pad

January 8, 2008

Allsop Mouse Pad

Recently I bought a new ALLSOP mouse pad and it works great. My old mouse pad would slide across the keyboard tray but this one has a rubber grip pad on the bottom that works great. The new pad also has a decent amount of maneuver space which is important for graphic design  and photography work. There is also a larger widescreen format pad at their site which might even be a better graphics mouse pad than the one I just bought.