Dissection of the Mighty Mouse

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    Looks to me like there's a ton of space left over in there. Bluetooth is a certainty, for the 234623454 people complaining about it on the main thread.
     
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    Once it gets Bluetooth and a couple of batteries I bet that sucker will weigh double what it is now.

    Like I need more wrist strain.
     
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    Discussed here:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=1641615&posted=1#post1641615
    Along with my reasoning for why that right-side sensor IS necessary.

    As for BT weight--a lot of people like BT mice all the same! I like some resistance--friction or weight--for precision mousing, myself. That's what I dislike about trackballs: very little low-speed resistance for precision aiming. (I once jammed a little piece of tissue into a trackball at just the right spot and increased my accuracy hugely without giving up high-speed mousing across the screen.)

    And a lot of people seem to want a huge, tall mouse that bears the whole weight of their hand. Talk about extra effort! That's more weight than any battery.
     
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    Ah, so now I see that the scroll ball does seem to actually roll and does not act like the thinkpad pointer.
     
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    It never ceases to amaze me when people take new stuff apart. Oh the love of it.
     
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    Mighty Mouse should have "Mighty Bluetooth"

    where it has some sort of retractable USB cableon the underside. you plug it in, charges the mouse. Unplug it, bluetooth.
     
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    actually, it does NOT roll. i have a mighty and its a soft rubber nipple (will wear out or could get cut/damaged) which moves very slighty left right up down - needs only minimal touch.

    it is like the thinkpad pointer.
     
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    Ahhh, really? Okay. Thanks. That's actually my preference, I think. We were discussing it in another thread... a rolling ball could easily get dirty. :(

    Now it woulda been really amazing if they just had a marked spot on the surface that was flush and similar material to the main body, but did rolling with audio feedback when you touched it, à la buttons on the 3G iPods.... :D
     
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    Actually it does roll.
    Actually it is not a soft rubber nipple.
    Actually it is not like the thinkpad pointer.
    Actually you are full of... well, you get the idea.
     
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    oh ****, sorry. I was wrong.

    Cant believe i got it soo wrong. I was convinced without even lokoing closely that it was a nipple.... IT DOES ROLL.

    My apologies :eek:
     
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