Use Apple's Multi-Touch Magic Mouse With Your PC

Use Apple's Multi-Touch Magic Mouse With Your PC

Taryn Williford
Nov 23, 2009

It seems like Mac is gaining steady ground and converting PC users to the white and shiny side. But if you haven't made the switch (like those who need Windows for work or like the OS better), you can still enjoy all the shiny peripherals—even the new multi-touch Magic Mouse!

Plenty of PC users have opted for Apple aesthetics, buying up Apple's metallic flat keyboards and the cute-as-a-button mighty mouse faster than you can say "Steve Jobs."

But the newest mouse, the Magic Mouse which features a fully-responsive surface that lets you scroll and swipe with a touch of your fingers on any Bluetooth-enabled Mac, has exactly zero Windows compatibility built-in.

But you get get around that with this hack from UneasySilence:

Thanks to a little hackery from Apple's Bluetooth Update, the Magic Mouse's driver was extracted via WinRar resulting in a 32bit version and a 64bit version that you can install on any ordinary Windows PC that will enable all the scrolling 'magic' of the Magic Mouse.

Now all you've got to do is cough up $69 for the mouse! Yow!

Via Lifehacker

(Image: Flickr user neoCarla under license from Creative Commons.)

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