Apple’s mighty mouse

Tuesday 2 August 2005

I find it fascinating that something as simple and ubiquitous as the mouse can be the subject of constant innovation. Apple has come up with a typically sleek, simple, and catchily named new mouse: Mighty Mouse.


C. Rebert 1:09 AM on 3 Aug 2005

If only it was wireless...
I also wonder if the scrollball works in Linux...
That would be really cool.

Nate Finch 9:21 AM on 3 Aug 2005

It's fifty bucks for something that's not really any better than the $15 mice from logitech. For $50 I got a Razer Diamondback which has all those capabilities buttons, plus two additional side buttons, 1600DPI resolution, and on the fly sensitivity adjustment. $50 ought to either get you something wireless, or something top of the line in the wired lines (like my Razer). Apple needs to get out of the hardware business.

Max 8:15 PM on 4 Aug 2005

This actually looks cool. Two buttons with one piece of plastic never fails to impress me.
Is the scrollball only up/down, or left/right as well?

Mika Heinonen 4:22 AM on 6 Aug 2005

That doesn't look very ergonomic to me, I still prefer the good old Microsoft Intellimouse with a ball.
Apple is also missing left/right mouse button and a real roll button. From my exprience those joystick style roll buttons are a bit clumsy to use.

Ned Batchelder 7:06 AM on 6 Aug 2005

Mika, you're wrong about the left/right button: the Mighty Mouse doesn't split the shell into two pieces, but it detects which half of the mouse you're pushing on, and generates left click or right click accordingly.

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