Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Mighty Mouse

Well Apple changed the mouse - and they didn't cave to the two button weenies - they cooked up Mighty Mouse (trademark issues aside, it's not an iName, so that made me think it was a hoax). This is a one button, multifuction mouse. Technically it has two buttons as you can squeeze the side, but it's still all Apple in design. I should have an order in for mine shortly. The Button That Wasn’t Alas the fate of the one-button mouse in today’s multibutton world. Who has time for intuitive, elegant design when there is so much clicking to do? Thanks to a smooth top shell with touch-sensitive technology beneath, Mighty Mouse allows you to right click without a right button. Capacitive sensors under Mighty Mouse’s seamless top shell detect where your fingers are and predict your clicking intentions, so you don’t need two buttons — just two fingers. Click on the left side to use Mighty Mouse in its simplest, single-button form. Click on the right to access contextual menus within applications and edit, copy, label or download from your mouse. It’s simple sleight of hand. Technorati Tags: ,