G5 Comes with 2 buttoned mouse!

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    Just the same but with a second button down the side. Not exactly an innovating design.

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    Spotted it in the spymac gallery.
     
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    Interesting...

    Would be great to see/read some verification on this. I'm quite suprised nobody seems to have a G5 yet? I'd have thought many folks around here would be the first to get one.

    I can't really make out what is going on in that picture. But imho it is good news if it is indeed true.
     
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    Yea not sure if it is true but it is interesting.
     
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    It seems too much like a "tacked" on feature to be an official Apple product...wouldn't they do something a bit more...drastic/evolutionary or at least a slight case redesign for this sort of thing?
     
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    That looks interesting, but I don't think it's a second button. It looks like a simple case redesign for ergonomic reasons - perhaps a place for your thumb to rest.

    It would be nice if Apple would start offering a two button scroll mouse as an option on computers or an additional product.
     
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    Um, I don't think that's a second button on the side. If I recall correctly (since I don't have Pro Mouse here at work), there have always been those "mold lines" down the sides of the mouse. It's just a side design effect from having the whole mouse be a button that rocks back and forth.
     
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    The clear Apple mouse has always had "ears" on the side that allow you to keep it clicked when you lift it up.
     
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    I don't think it could be that. Apple mice have always catered for left and right handed people i.e are symmetrical. That's taking into account 5 different revisions (I think that's all of them) Thinking about it, if your brand new G5 came with a 2 buttened mouse wouldn't you take a slightly better, more detailed photo?
     
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    If I had a G5 system, I'd say screw the mouse, I'd be taking high res pictures of the G5...take it's side panel off and take some "topless" pics of it and drool...mmm...dual G5s...free those twins!
     
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    It is somewhat different than my pro mouse. The area where the thumb hold is on the left side is far longer than it is on my mouse and could possibly be a button. The thumb hold on the right side is visisble and far smaller like the ones on previous mice.
     
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    I hope it's not a thumb rest or Apple has just alienated 10% of its market (left-handed customers).

    Luckily I'm not left-handed. :)
     
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    Couldn't they just flip it over?
     
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    Well, I'm left handed, but a lifetime of having to deal with contoured mice/joysticks made for right handed only customers, I've become accustomed to using my right hand so even if I had a left handed mouse, it'd feel weird. Not to mention, the mouse pointer would be pointed the wrong way...
     
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    The person who posted the pict on spymac came back on and said it was not true.

    I would think that if apple would do a two button mouse, Steve would want to present it because it would change the design look and feel a great deal, I love my one button.
     
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    not to restart a dead thread... but... what?? flip the mouse over?

    mkay...

    and no, apple would never stick it to the lefties. too many high-ups at Apple *are* lefties.

    pnw
     
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    Awesome! It's always good to find out that there are lefties in a position of power...mwahaha! I remember growing up my 2nd grade teacher would hit me with a ruler and call me a sinner for writing with my left hand...I wish the world wasn't so right-hand centric, but what can you do?

    PS--Where are the Leftoriums!
     
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    I wouldn't say that I'm in a position of power but I am another Lefty Mac user. Is there a support group for people like me???
     
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    i think macpolls should make a poll...who is
    • right-handed
    • left-handed, uses mouse in right hand
    • left-handed, uses left-handed mouse
     
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    Left-Handed, and

    I use my Kensington Orbit USB with my Left Hand :D
     
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    Well I am left handed and use the trackpad on my PowerBook with my right index finger when I use it (hardly ever do since I am a big fan of keyboard combinations for everything)
     
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    I've always used my mouse with my left hand. I recently got a trackball and I use that with my left hand. The few times I have tried to use a mouse with my right hand it was very slow going. I generally use my left hand on the trackpad of my powerbook.
     
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    not an issue with me, i think that is why i use the keyboard so much, have to keep them both occupied and in sight.

    favorably i am left handed, but through school, i ended up having to use my right hand due to the schools set up. after a while i had to ware a brace due to pains in my forearm and wrist, at the time i was doing a lot of animation/design work... it always angered me that i was put in situations where i was not capable of using my favorable hand and now i find it just plain inconsiderate when i go out and have no option, i.e. pee cee mice. i can mouse around for hours with no symptoms ever with my left hand, but after a few hours with my right, the pains come back so the only happy medium, because i will just grab the mouse with which ever hand in closets, even at home due to my own neglect, i now use the keyboard as much as possible.

    that is my sob story, feel free to play your mini violins for me =)
     
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    Do you here that...that's right...I'm even playing Vivaldi for you :)
     
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    Which season?:D
     

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