More of the Mighty Mouse (updated)

01Sep05

There are more reviews about Apple’s latest Mighty Mouse. Boston Globe‘s Mike Langberg calls the Mighty Mouse as the “world’s most carefully crafted bar of soap.” He lists all the goodness that the mouse has to offer but in the end he advises readers to choose a mouse based on comfort rather than on looks or functions. MDN

Boston Globe also has the story on the mouse that took 21 years to build, sold out almost immediately. The article talks about the design and features of the Mighty mouse and hopes that this device, so creatively and cleverly designed, will make Windows bigots take a liking to it. MDN

Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus calls the 4-button mouse a winner. That is not to say that he doesn’t have a few complaints. He laments that the mouse can’t send a user-defined keystroke, the fourth button is awkward to use, and that the mouse was wireless. Nonetheless, he still calls the Mighty Mouse as the finest mouse Apple has ever produced.

And the last in the story about the Mighty Mouse…

A story said that Jobs does not even know about the Mighty Mouse. Strange. MDN

Update: August 15, 2005

I found more Mighty Mouse reviews if anybody’s interested.

The latest comes from SteveJack writing for MacDailyNews (Yeah. Yeah. This is where I get most of my news from). What are his gripes? He’s quite annoyed that Apple is quite stingy when it comes to the maximum tracking speed. But he found a way around it by using MouseZoom. He also wishes that the side buttons would require less squeeze, and that the volume in the mouse can be adjusted. But overall, SteveJack likes the mouse and says that third-party USB mouse makers should be afraid (personally, I don’t think so.)

Another review comes from OS News written by Thom Holwerda. Holwerda chooses to focus on the flaws and doesn’t have anything much nice to say about the mouse. I guess he is one of those “Apple bigots.” He first points out that the cord is too short then goes into the design flaws which are as follows:

Design Flaw I: The Scrollball
Design Flaw II: The Squeeze Button
Design Flaw III: Touch Sensor Technology

He recommends the Mighty Mouse for “true Apple fans only.”

CNN has also decided to get into the act by sort-of review. But I wouldn’t trust a network that displays things like, “Beyonce doesn’t want bootylicious anymore,” or something like that in their ticker tape. August 12, 2005, 9:06PM

Update: September 1, 2005
ZDNet gives the Mighty Mouse a 6.6 out of 10. The reviewer didn’t like the ergonomics of the mouse but scores points for being able to be used by both right- and left-handed users. The reviewer also wished that the side buttons can be configured individually.

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