Apple May Be Working On Touch-Based Mightier Mouse

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Here's the latest Apple rumor: The Mighty Mouse may get mightier-or less suckier, because that nipple sucks a lot—with new looks and touch technology. I hope so, although I would be just as happy with an anti-filth mouse.

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According to AppleInsider, the mouse's nipple—the ball in the middle that gets useless after a while thanks to dirt and sweat—is going away. Instead, the mightier mouse will use a multitouch solution to replace it, likely integrated with the housing itself.

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Their sources also say that it will likely at last abandon the white polycarbonate look in favor of an aluminum finish. I would certainly like a metal mouse, but I will not hold my breath about any rumors anymore. [AppleInsider]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I have the Mighty Mouse, and I must say, it's a real piece of shit. Ergonomically it's not that terrible. I don't have the biggest meatiest hands around so I can operate it with ease, but the Dell-branded optical mouse I use at work is actually better at 'mousing' about on the desk than the MM. My $15 Microsoft optical mouse is better at running over a wide variety of surfaces than the MM. The scroll ball requires constant care so that the oils and grime that eventually develop from prolonged use don't render it a superfluous nipple. It certainly looks nice, but quite frankly, I'm much happier with my $15 mouse attached to my Powermac than I ever was with Apple's. Considering it's a $50 peripheral, that's godawful.