Apple have released a multi-button mouse. They have called it…Mighty Mouse.
Yeah, just let that sink in for a few minutes. The company who brought us Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Exposé, Bonjour (né Rendezvous) and, of course, the iPod, now bring us…Mighty Mouse.
Getting past the enormity of the name’s crapness, the mouse really looks rather promising as, once again, Apple seem to have managed to add features without sacrificing the sleek design or the “oooh, so shiny” factor. The two-dimensional scroll ball sounds like a nice improvement on the scroll wheels of other mice (certainly a damn sight better than the “Tilt Wheel” present on some Microsoft mice, which I can personally attest is a right pig to use). The touch-sensitive buttons allow for a right mouse button without changing the now-characteristic “single shell” design of Apple mice, plus the squeezable sides acting as another button sound very interesting.
Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating so I’ll wait for the reviews to come along before I make my mind up about whether this mouse is good or bad: either way, I’m not planning on buying one any time soon. All I can say for the moment is that I’m impressed with the design and it certainly comes across as very Apple-y.
Still, Mighty Mouse?!