Since I’m on the subject of mice
I’ve been using an Apple Mighty Mouse for a bit now, wondering when is enough time to torture myself before passing judgement.
That moment is now.
It displeases me.
(And if you know me, I use that phrase often, but usually in the form, “it does not displease me.” Why? Because somewhere I learned that it was not good to say you hate something)
So yeah, that might be twisted logic, but anyway—the mouse bites.
Back when Apple released the Cube and made the power button “touch sensitive” it seems they’re always trying to get rid of buttons. Now this mouse has a right click that requires you to lift one finger while you click on the other side of the one button surface with your other finger. No longer can I precisely and lazily just click which button I intended. Wonky things are happening with this mouse, and I’m not about to relearn how I work to deal with it.
It’s got a little scroll ball, just like an old mouse. A little scroll ball that collects gunk but cannot, however, be accessed to clean.
The side buttons require so much force to push. They have conjunctively torn my rotator cuff.
Your results may vary. Go try one for yourself at a store.
On the upside, it sort-of looks like a Tic Tac®.