“Apple created a truly interesting product with the Mighty Mouse; essentially, they’ve created a one button mouse that is a bit more flexible than their prior one-button offerings, but definitely not a mouse that is catered to the needs of those who depend on multi-button mice,” Anand Lal Shimpi writes for AnandTech.
“The scroll ball is nice, although I’d like to see some control over the number of lines per scroll click. The side buttons are horrible and it would be nice to make them a little easier/more convenient to use, but then again, that may conflict with Apple’s desire to make the Mighty Mouse still look and work like a single-button mouse,” Lal Shimpi writes. “For the single button mouse user, the Mighty Mouse brings scrolling functionality to Apple’s mice, which is much needed. And for all intents and purposes, the default configuration of the Mighty Mouse acts and behaves just like a single button mouse with a scroll wheel. In the sense of Apple’s ability to bring scrolling functionality to their single-button mouse users, the Mighty Mouse works. But if you are a user who needs to have and frequently uses that second mouse button, the Mighty Mouse isn’t exactly perfect.”
Full review here.
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