Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Mighty Mouse

Released today, the Mighty Mouse (hate the name) makes the jump from one button to four. Sensors detect how many fingers are touching the mouse when it's clicked—that's two of the buttons covered; clicking while only touching the ball is the third, and squeezing the sides is the fourth.

It appears to have a trackpad/schrollwheel type array under the surface for the left and right clicking. So why not use the schroll wheel technology to detect two fingers wiping the surface to do the schroll thing, and do away with the ball?

That would tie in with the whole Apple Do More With Less philosophy, and probably be cheaper to make. Maybe next year.

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