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    Apple: New Multi button mouse shocker

    http://www.apple.com/mightymouse/



    Apple(R) today introduced Mighty Mouse, its next generation mouse with several innovative new features that make using a Mac(R) even more powerful and easy. Mighty Mouse offers power users up to four independently programmable buttons, without compromising simplicity for users who prefer just a single-button mouse. Mighty Mouse also introduces an ingenious Scroll Ball that lets users scroll in any direction-vertically, horizontally and even diagonally. With the Scroll Ball, users can scroll with natural, fluid movements, making Mighty Mouse perfect for applications from viewing web pages and photographs, to video editing and music creation. Mighty Mouse is priced at just $49.

    "With Mighty Mouse, we've simply built a better mouse," said David Moody, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Mac Product Marketing. "With its innovative Scroll Ball and unique integration of multiple buttons, Mighty Mouse adds functionality while retaining the elegant, easy-to-use Apple design."

    Mighty Mouse is the first multi-button mouse that retains the simplicity of a single-button mouse, and can be used as a single- or multi-button mouse depending on the user's preference. Mighty Mouse features a single seamless enclosure with programmable touch sensors that act as primary or secondary buttons. With a simple click on the upper right or left side of the mouse, users can instantly access features such as contextual menus found in Mac OS(R) X and other applications. Mighty Mouse's two other buttons are activated by pressing its Scroll Ball and squeezing its sides, and can be easily programmed to give users one-click access to Mac OS X version 10.4.2 "Tiger" features such as Spotlight(TM), Dashboard and Expose(TM), or to launch any application such as Safari(TM) or iChat.

    Mighty Mouse features an easy-to-use design that comfortably fits the left or right hand and an optical tracking engine for responsive and accurate cursor movement on almost any type of surface. With up to four programmable buttons, Mighty Mouse makes it easy to access key features of Tiger with the side buttons and Scroll Ball providing quick, one-click access to Spotlight, Dashboard and Expose.

    Pricing & Availability

    Mighty Mouse is available immediately through the Apple Store(R) (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $49 (US). Mighty Mouse requires Mac OS X, Windows 2000 or Windows XP and easily connects to Mac and Windows systems; Mac OS X version 10.4.2 "Tiger" is required to customize buttons for one-click access to Spotlight, Dashboard and Expose or to launch applications. Mighty Mouse is compatible with either USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 ports.
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    Its 35quid in the UK store. I'm quite tempted to get one for my powerbook.

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    Still only one button.

    I like the squeeze though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Still only one button.

    I like the squeeze though.
    "Mighty Mouse is the first multi-button mouse that retains the simplicity of a single-button mouse, and can be used as a single- or multi-button mouse depending on the user's preference."

    Read it again
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    Aye four buttons and a scrolling button

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    Thought it was a wind up to start with!

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    Me too coco

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    Very tempted to pop into the Regent Street store to get one of these beauties after work this evenig.

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    whats with the 'squeeze to see the sights' ?!? what sights?

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    More than one button?

    'tis witchcraft I tell thee!!

    It'll never take off

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    Regent Street store doesn't have any, the guy I asked didn't have a clue what I was talking about. Currently reckon they might have one in by Friday.
    The Caped Crusader :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by headbrace
    Regent Street store doesn't have any, the guy I asked didn't have a clue what I was talking about. Currently reckon they might have one in by Friday.
    Ahh nevermind, who told you they'll be in on Friday, someone else at the store?

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    This is quite nice and could catch on quite a bit. Probably grab one after a few review pop up...

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    Now Hear This

    Mighty Mouse even sounds as good as it feels. The audio feedback built into Mighty Mouse provides an aural sensation that responds to your movements. A tiny speaker inside Mighty Mouse produces button-clicking and Scroll Ball-rolling sound effects.





    Ummmm that could be good or it could be appalling

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    I love the way they talk about the ability to scroll on a mouse as though it wasn't invented in 1997. £35 for a non-ergonomic corded mouse? I'll stick with my Intellimouse Explorer, thanks.

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    This was what I was thinking of when I saw it:



    IBM's trackpoint mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caged
    I love the way they talk about the ability to scroll on a mouse as though it wasn't invented in 1997. £35 for a non-ergonomic corded mouse? I'll stick with my Intellimouse Explorer, thanks.
    nuff said really although it does look nice...

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