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MIGHTY MOUSEMac's offering of a 4-button mouse
I was very critical of the mouse when it first came onto the market a few months ago. Why would Apple think that I'd want to purchase an expensive version of something that I already had that worked well? Actually I had a couple of multi-button mouse options. Although I use a 9x12 Wacom Intuous 2 tablet for much of my work, there are several applications, especially 3D, which requires multi-button mouse work. Wacom provides a nice felt-bottom mouse for dragging around the tablet, but it just doesn't cut it for me. The large drawing surface of the tablet is more than enough to scoot the cordless mouse around, but the ergonomics of the setup doesn't work well for me. I like the mouse off to the side of my keyboard.
Instead of the Wacom mouse, I've been using Macally's 3-button roller mouse (iOptinet) with great success for the past 3 years. Admittedly, I have to replace them when they eventually die (about every 10 months), but their price is an excellent bargain, considering the tool. ($13 - $20US).
Enter Mighty Mouse. At around $50(US), Apple's mouse with its little pimple of a roller/click doesn't look like it could be worth it, but after a trip today to my local Apple Store, I was convinced in just a couple of clicks.
Yes - Like Macally's mouse, the default left click is normal, while the right click uses Mac's CTRL-click option and opens most contextual menus.
Yes - Like Macally's mouse, the tiny scroll button in the middle moves window direction up and down.
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