Apple Introduces Mighty Mouse

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After years of speculation, Apple has finally introduced a multi-button mouse specifically designed to work with OS X Tiger.

Dubbed Mighty Mouse, the new input device has an optical sensor, touch-sensitive pads instead of moving click parts on the top, a 360 degree Scroll Ball, and force-sensitive side buttons that can be programmed by the user.

The mouse has a price point of $49 and is available immediately from the online Apple Store.
 

~Shard~

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Very impressive! I never thought I'd see Apple release a 2-button mouse, but today is the day! The thing looks sweet too, well done on Apple's design team.

I like the 360 degree scroll feature too, and the fact that this mouse can do so much yet is so clean in its design.

A couple questions though:

- is this going to start shipping with new Macs?
- is this only Tiger compatible? If so, why wouldn't it work in Panther?

Regardless, thumbs up Apple! :cool:
 

mgargan1

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burrrr... it feels a bit chilly out here, I think Hell froze over.



oh look at that in the sky, it's a pig...
 

hyperpasta

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AWESOME!

That is the coolest mouse I've ever seen. And the name is awesome. Only one problem. NO BLUETOOTH VERSION :(. I Don't know why they wouldn't make one, it being so cool.
 

yellow5

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I really hope this ships with new macs....


As for Panther compatibility...

The actual mouse should work fine, but you won't be able to program all the cool buttons like you can with 10.4.2
 

AP_piano295

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hmmm will it work with 10.3.x?

and i'd like bluetooth.

looks neat tho
deff need bluetooth and wish it was still clear and stuff but still looks sweet
 

thrillz3

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Wohoo!!!!

But I want more! What about a Bluetooth version?


(Kind of serious there....it would be reall cool for school. From the looks of it, you can use that scroll sphere to navigate the mouse on the screen, if you so desired.)
 

AoWolf

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Wow hell did freeze over! Cool though. I guess this will help with more of that pc user "heh your mac only has one button" crap.
 

kainjow

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Yes it works with 10.3.9 and below. It also works with Windows 2k/XP, but it's not obvious if it's programmable. I think you need 10.4.2 to program it.
 

Patch^

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I know its a bit early to say this but does anyone know if the 'mighty mouse' is included with the mac systems i.e. Powermac and iMac?
 

Yebot

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I think we deserve an Apple tv commercial that kind of look slike this:

 

greenguy4

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Awesome--but again....bluetooth? Maybe in the next few weeks theyll update the line with a bluetooth version of this one.
 

phanofwclark

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Jun 22, 2005
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It's really too bad that it doesn't work with bluetooth or have any wireless capabilites. I was all set to get up and buy one... Oh well, guess I'll have to settle with my Logitech.
 

x86isslow

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Will it work with (insert OS here)

Software Version Compatible Features
Mac OS X v10.4.2 or later : Enable or disable scrolling, assign primary and secondary buttons, activate Exposé, display Dashboard, open Spotlight, switch applications or open applications.

Mac OS X v10.3.9 or 10.4.1 and earlier : Assign primary and secondary buttons and activate Exposé. Display Dashboard in Mac OS X v10.4 or 10.4.1.

Mac OS X v10.3.8 and earlier : Use as a multibutton scrolling mouse.
Windows 2000 or Windows XP : See the Mouse control panel.

-from apple.com/mightymouse/specs.html
 

diulei

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Pretty cool design, though kind of expensive for a wired mouse. I'll probably get one if they every release a BT version.

I like the translucent designs better as well, but it still looks nice.
 

NicP

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Jun 14, 2005
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Thats the wierdest design i have ever seen, i cant imagine using a touch sensitive mouse, i mean, i never lift my fingers to click i just press down. I'm interested as to how well it works.

On another note having touch sensors and a built in speaker dosent sound to wireless friendly, unless you want to change the batterys every day of course :p
 

Josh

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It's about time!

Seems very cool, and the price is pretty good (though I my 5-button super comfortable MS mouse was only $30).

My only worries are:
-Price is a bit steep (no surprise here)
-The side buttons should be independent of one another, adding 1 more button.
-The design looks slightly 'Compaq-ish' with the shiny gray and all.
-Hopefully it is more comfortable than the original Apple mice. They are ergonomic disasters; I get carprel tunnel just looking at them.
 

Aaon

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Jun 30, 2004
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This is pretty awesome. I would love to see it bundled with the imacs and powermacs as the default mouse. Is there even a reason to keep the standad pro mouse around?