Apple Introduces the Mighty Mouse

Apple Mighty MouseFor the past 21 years, Apple’s mouse has always been a single button mouse. This year, we are watching a legacy being broken by the introduction of a 4-button, scrolling optical mouse with USB connection.

So, how do we use this new mouse. From the looks of it, it seems like the same old one-button mouse. Apply pressure on the left hand side of the mouse and it will click (emulating a left-click) and vice versa. By default, left and right clicks perform the same action as Apple does not want to confused customers. 2 buttons down, 2 to go. At both sides of the Mighty Mouse, you will find that you are able to squeeze them. Squeezing the mouse will activate Exposé (by default) of which you can programme it to activate any other applications.

The final button is at the scroll. I wouldn’t call it a scroll but more like a ball (Apple calls it scroll ball). Depressing the scroll ball and you have your fourth button. We must commend the geniuses behind the scroll ball. Not only can the Mighty Mouse scroll upwards and downwards, it is also able to scroll sideways, diagonally and even perform a 360 degrees scrolling!!

Bear in mind that the Mighty Mouse was designed to work specifically with Mac OS X Tiger where the every mouse click can be programmed.

The Mighty Mouse’s MSRP is $49 and is available from Apple Store or

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