Apple’s new ‘Mighty Mouse’ provides audio feedback for clicking and scrolling

Thanks to a smooth top shell with touch-sensitive technology beneath, Apple Computer’s new “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.

But what about feedback for the user? How do you knoe if you’ve just clicked a seamless capacitive sensor contained underneath the smooth shell of the “Mighty Mouse?”

Apple explains that the “Mighty Mouse” provides audio feedback that’s built right into “Mighty Mouse” with a tiny speaker inside that produces button-clicking and Scroll Ball-rolling sound effects. Only Apple would spend so much time and thought building a mouse that works seamlessly with the world’s most advanced operating system.

Find out more about Apple’s “Mighty Mouse” design here.

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  1. Luke, that is what I use too. Lefthanded btw, tho I pitch righty. Sometimes you can find the optical model for as little as $15. The mini scrollball is interesting, I wonder how it can be so small and not be too sensitive.

  2. Joe McConnell:
    “… I wonder how it can be so small and not be too sensitive.”
    Set the sensitivity in the control panel. Ever use the li’l red nubbin in the keyboard on a ThinkPad? Same idea.

    As to the audio feedback. Mice have always had mechanically amped clicking. The buttons on mice or trackballs could be practically silent if so designed. Pay attention to the world around you a bit more and you could answer a lot of your own questions about it.

  3. If it’s cheesy even better. Mice like cheese.

    I think the name is cute. Cute sells.

    It also makes you wonder, what does this thing do so well. The name would make me pick up the box to look at the features.

  4. I love the name.

    I love the design.

    I hate the fact that it is not wireless. I said earlier I would not buy it for that reason. And I’m bummed about that since I really would love to buy this mouse. But it has taken too long to become wire-free, and I am not going back

  5. You can’t do rightclicks at all unless you take your hand all the way off the left part. What a pain.

    If you do much rightclicking, avoid this mouse 🙁 Some people who bought it don’t like this part of it at all.

    Ball sounds great thoug.

  6. I have to agree with retro cat. It has taken a long time and a chunk of cash to get to a total wireless syste (Not counting Power and FireWire cable). I will have to stick to my Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse for now with my iMac G5. Love the design and all though.

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