Unbelievable, that’s what I call a historic moment. After two decades of defending the idea of a single button mouse Apple now released their first multi button mouse.
Actually it is a four-button mouse in a single-button design, which is achieved by a touch-sensitive technology concealed under the seamless top shell. So the mouse “knows” whether you have just clicked the right or the left button. Great.
But what’s even better is the new integrated Scroll Ball that lets you move anywhere inside a document, without lifting a finger. So what’s actually the difference between a traditional scroll whell and the new Scroll Ball? Well a scroll wheel normally just allows you to scroll either horizontally or vertically. The Mighty Mouse Scroll ball has a 360-degree scrolling capability.
Additionally the new mouse has force-sensing buttons on either side that respond when you press in with your finger and thumb — perfect for activating the Dashboard or ExposÃ©.
Even though I am really enthusiastic about Apple’s new master piece, I am not quite sure whether I should consider to buy it or not. The main reason is definitely the fact that there is no bluetooth version available yet. And since I am really convinced of Apple’s bluetooth mouse I can’t really imagine switching back to a USB mouse… or is it worth buying? What do you think?