Holy freakin hell! They did it! They finally did it! I have been waiting for this for over a decade.
Today Apple introduced the Mighty Mouse, A fully programmable four-button mouse with scroll wheel (actually it’s a ball). I could hardly contain my excitement this morning.
Both of the top buttons are concealed under a “smooth top shell” giving it the look and feel of a traditional Apple mouse. Apple’s answer to a scroll-wheel, was to make it a ball. The ball allows the user to scroll in any direction, even diagonally. Lastly are the side buttons, they’re pre-configured to call ExposÃ©, but are fully user programmable (for Tiger users).
The new Mighty Mouse sells for $49, and is available today from the online, and retail Apple Stores.
Of course, the part of me that always wants more, more, more says… Hey, where’s the wireless version? I’m predicting it will go like this… Apple will sell this version for 1-3 months. Then, they’ll lower the price to $29, and introduce a Bluetooth version for $59. Sound about right?
UPDATE (8.3.05): AppleInsider has posted a very detailed review of the Mighty Mouse. Check it out.