The Mighty Apple Two
August 6th 2005
Why would anyone want a second mouse button?
Apple believes the consumer wants it, so they have introduced the
new Mighty Mouse. Actually, Apple went beyond the second button to
install a “single upper shell” that features touch sensitive
The tiny scroll ball in the center allows for
scrolling in two directions simultaneously. For instance, you can
scroll to the right and up simultaneously. According to the
manufacturer you can “stick with single-button simplicity or click
with multi-button efficiency.”
The Mighty Mouse features two “force-sensing”
buttons on either side that allows the user to squeeze the mouse
between your thumb and finger activating Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard,
Expose or a whole host of other customizable features –instantly.
Lefties can reverse the mouse buttons in Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
There may be other 2 button mice available for the
Mac, but it appears this mouse may pack in more features. The right
mouse button allows for contextual menus when clicked. The lack of
contextual popup menus has been a common complaint of animators and
other users for a very long time.
The Might Mouse sells for $49 and is USB 1.1 and 2
compliant. Other non-Apple two button mice have been on the market
for years and sell for about $15. The new Apple mouse will also work
with Windows XP / 2000, although not all the features will
If you have any comments or
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