Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Mac Fanboys Flock To The K-Mart Ammo Dept.

mighty mouseSteve Jobs has been doing some rather risky stuff of late. Migrating to Intel chips, developing an OS for non-Mac x86 machines, and now releasing an official (PC compatible) Multi-Button Optical Mouse. Well, i guess you can call the "Mighty Mouse" a multi-button mouse even though it doesn't actually have any buttons. The top of the mouse is mapped for configurable touch buttons as well as full scrolling and has an innovative non-moving scroller ball & squeeze pads on the sides. Since the mouse buttons are configurable, Mac fanboys can still have their inefficient one button mouse and live in their happy little PPC world. With all the touch pad experimenting on the various iPod versions I'm not surprised that Apple is incorporating it into other products. Making the mouse PC/Windows compatible will make them tons of money, and at only $45 i may even decide to pick one up, provided its Linux compatible, which it more than likely isn't *sigh*. With a new Mac a bit out of my current financial reach, I suppose my crappy Compaq roller ball mouse is going to have to suffice.

*picks crap out of mouse ball rollers*


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At August 03, 2005 9:44 AM, Blogger Adam B. said...

Word on the street is, under Windows this mouse does not require any drivers to be used, meaning Linux shouldn't have any problems with it. W00t~!!

Thanks Tyler.

At August 03, 2005 9:49 PM, Blogger Adam B. said...

Apparently the Mighty Mouse isnt all its cracked up to be. Here is a review. However, it's still a step in the right direction.


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