Mighty Mouse

At least everyone can finally shut up about Apple releasing a multi-button mouse. Two buttons, force-sensitive squeeze-the-side buttons, and a 360° scroll ball in lieu of a scroll wheel. It sounds as though the “buttons” aren’t physical buttons, but are trackpad-like touch-sensitive surfaces:

Mighty Mouse even sounds as good as it feels. The audio feedback built into Mighty Mouse provides an aural sensation that responds to your movements. A tiny speaker inside Mighty Mouse produces button-clicking and Scroll Ball-rolling sound effects.

So I’m guessing the scrolling sound is rather similar to the scrolling sound generated by iPods. Also interesting: it’s only available as a USB device — no Bluetooth.

Tuesday, 2 August 2005