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It's now official! Available for $69!

Only on the US Apple site at least...
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Apple on Tuesday officially took the wrappings off its wireless Mighty Mouse, a new version of its popular multi-button mouse made wireless.

The device offers a reliable, secure connection to Macs and features a new laser tracking engine that is 20 times more sensitive than standard optical mice for better tracking on even more surfaces, the company said.

The $69 wireless Mighty Mouse includes up to four independently programmable buttons and a Scroll Ball that lets users scroll in any direction.

"We cut the cord on our popular Mighty Mouse to give consumers even more flexibility when using a Mac," said David Moody, Apples vice president of Worldwide Mac Product Marketing. "A Bluetooth-enabled Mac desktop with an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mighty Mouse is the ideal cable-free setup at home or in the office, and the wireless Mighty Mouse is the perfect travel companion for the MacBook user on the go."

The wireless Mighty Mouse is a Bluetooth 2.0 based multi-button mouse that retains the simplicity of a single-button mouse, and can be used as a single- or multi-button mouse depending on the users preference. It features a single seamless enclosure with programmable touch sensors that act as primary or secondary buttons.

"With a simple click on the upper right or left side of the mouse, users can instantly access features such as contextual menus found in Mac OS X and other applications," Apple said. "The wireless Mighty Mouse's two other buttons are activated by pressing its Scroll Ball and squeezing its sides, and can be easily programmed to give users one-click access to Mac OS X Tiger features such as Spotlight, Dashboard and Exposé, or to launch any application such as Safari or iChat."

The wireless Mighty Mouse also features an advanced power management system that automatically switches to low power modes during inactivity, and an off switch to maintain battery life while not in use. Ready to use out of the box, the wireless Mighty Mouse works with either one or two AA batteries.

Pricing & Availability

The wireless Mighty Mouse is available immediately through the Apple Store, at Apples retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $69. It connects to the latest Macs with built-in Bluetooth wireless technology, and requires Mac OS X Tiger version 10.4.6 or later to customize buttons for one-click access to Spotlight, Dashboard and Exposé or to launch applications.
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Originally posted by FrenchMac
It's now official! Available for $59!

Only on the US Apple site at least...

Canadian too.
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But where, oh where, are the bluetooth trackballs? *sniff*

- Jasen.

P.S. Thank heaven the Mighty Mouse banner finally pushed the TV ads off the front page of Apple's site!
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Originally posted by jasenj1
But where, oh where, are the bluetooth trackballs? *sniff*

- Jasen.

P.S. Thank heaven the Mighty Mouse banner finally pushed the TV ads off the front page of Apple's site!

A BT trackball would be really cool.
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Anyone else notice that the preference pane is different?



Those of us with corded Mighty Mouses (Mice? Mousesses?) would like these features, too.
post #7 of 112
So what will the upgrade price be for people buying machines that currently include the mighty mouse?

Will it be a bundle with BT keyboard, or will they allow upgrades separately?
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Nothing in the UK!!
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I'll believe it's good when I see it and not rely on Apple to tell me it's any good.

They have a lot of mechanical issues to solve with this mouse if it's anything like the wired Mighty Mouse in moving parts. And having to frequently clean your MightyMouse's ball is not an acceptable feature.
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Originally posted by DenverKirrane
Nothing in the UK!!

Mighty Mouse: now with 35% more lead.
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Originally posted by umijin
I'll believe it's good when I see it and not rely on Apple to tell me it's any good.

They have a lot of mechanical issues to solve with this mouse if it's anything like the wired Mighty Mouse in moving parts. And having to frequently clean your MightyMouse's ball is not an acceptable feature.

How about cleaning *your* hands before you use the mouse.
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So, it looks like scrolling can be restricted (360 degrees being the same as the corded version, now there must also be vertical only or horizontal only selections). Plus Zooming is now an option.

Cool!
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Originally posted by arlodesign
Anyone else notice that the preference pane is different?



Those of us with corded Mighty Mouses (Mice? Mousesses?) would like these features, too.

For those of you not aware of the changes, they've changed the checkboxes for vertical/horizontal scrolling to a pulldown with '360 degree scrolling' whatever that is and they've added a Zoom option while holding down a key and using the scoll ball.

I wonder if that means they've changed the scroll ball mechanically?
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Sweet!
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Originally posted by kim kap sol
How about cleaning *your* hands before you use the mouse.

Why should I have to clean my hand any more with a mighty mouse than any other mouse?
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Originally posted by umijin
Why should I have to clean my hand any more with a mighty mouse than any other mouse?

eh, but it might be a good idea anyways:

" In fact, the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

For bacteria, a desk is really the laptop of luxury, said Gerba. They can feast all day from breakfast to lunch and even dinner. Gerba and his researchers found that unless desks were wiped clean with a disinfectant during the day, bacteria levels climbed higher and higher, peaking after lunch."

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So we can assume that Apple encourages good computing hygiene . When the ball gums up, it's time to disinfect your desk.
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post #17 of 112
Good stuff, I ordered two, hopefully they ship sooner than 3 -5 as most apple products do.
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What on earth took them took them so long! Although I must say the Mighty Mouse is not a great product. Two mouse buttons are necessary in this day and age, deal with it Apple. Why not make a mouse that has two real (or ::GASP:: more than two) buttons, like all the other mouse makers out there?!!???!!
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post #19 of 112
You'll probably have to request to demo the bluetooth mighty mouse otherwise i can see these new mice walking out the door if they're just connected to the macs at the apple store!
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Originally posted by kim kap sol
A BT trackball would be really cool.

I second that. I have the "almost cordless" Logitech trackball (the USB dongle is still a monster).

But yeah, I've been hooked on the thumb-style trackball mice ever since I spent the requisite 2-3 hours playing Quake with one so that I could get used to it. Been using one for about 6 years now and just can't go back. It just feels so much more precise and ergonomic than regular mice.
 
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Originally posted by jasenj1
P.S. Thank heaven the Mighty Mouse banner finally pushed the TV ads off the front page of Apple's site!

I hope you're not referring to the Got a Mac campaign. Thats been gone for awhile now.
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Originally posted by kim kap sol
How about cleaning *your* hands before you use the mouse.

Or design a real mouse.
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It's not too much of a problem to clean the track ball. All you have to do is get a damp cloth and roll it over the ball. Problem solved, you don't even need to do it vey often.

That said, I hate using a mac without a mighty mouse. Being able to use expose with a push of a button on the mouse is incredibly convenient.
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I love my corded Mighty Mouse. As I'm planning on upgrading my aging G4 733 tower to a Mac Book Pro sometime soon, this comes with perfect timing.
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Originally posted by kim kap sol
Mighty Mouse: now with 35% more lead.

I seriously doubt that this is the reason. I just talked with my partner, who does ROHS compliance for Sun, and she thought that there'd be no way that a wireless mouse would need to have lead (or the other 5 banned substances) in it. So it seems more likely that it's just Apple's screwy supply chain issues that are making it not yet appear in the UK.
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So I guess adding a second AA battery simply extends battery life?
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I seriously doubt that this is the reason. I just talked with my partner, who does ROHS compliance for Sun, and she thought that there'd be no way that a wireless mouse would need to have lead (or the other 5 banned substances) in it. So it seems more likely that it's just Apple's screwy supply chain issues that are making it not yet appear in the UK.

It is in stock and available now in UK Apple Stores and has been since earlier today. £49.
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Is the older BT mouse still available? I don't know if it's just me, but I prefer the looks of the old one much more than the mighty mouse. I think it's because of the coating of clear plastic over the white, rather than the mouse just being plain white plastic. The new BT mighty mouse looks cheaper than the old BT mouse. I was kind of hoping the would make it look a little different.
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Both are available.
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Originally posted by jasenj1
But where, oh where, are the bluetooth trackballs? *sniff*

Bluetooth trackball:
http://www.chwangyi.com/the_ball.html

I don't know why you'd want Bluetooth for something you leave in the same place on your desk all the time though.
post #31 of 112
There doesn't appear to be an education discount on this mouse. Can anyone confirm?

Dave
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Originally posted by Ichiban_jay
eh, but it might be a good idea anyways:

" In fact, the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

So we can assume that Apple encourages good computing hygiene . When the ball gums up, it's time to disinfect your desk.

Or maybe that worrying about surface bacteria is about the dumbest thing in the world and a scam perpetrated by disinfectant companies to sell their products.
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Originally posted by baranovich
Why not make a mouse that has two real .. snip .. buttons, like all the other mouse makers out there?!!???!!

It has two real buttons, there's just no crack in between the them? Why do you want a crack so much?

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There doesn't appear to be an education discount on this mouse. Can anyone confirm?

Nope, the old one does though. Darn, that's a bummer.

I'm torn, I have no problem using my MBP trackpad, with the two finger contextual menus and the scrolling and whatnought. But this looks fun to use too. Which solution is better? I'll have to go with the trackpad since I won't have to carry the mouse around with me, and I can use it on my lap sitting on the couch.
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Originally posted by DeaPeaJay
It has two real buttons, there's just no crack in between the them? Why do you want a crack so much?

Because it's not two real buttons and cannot be used as efficiently as a real second button. The proximity sensing demands that a finger to be away from the left mouse button in order to click the right mouse button, which isn't ergonomic. It's a contrived solution.

Left-handed use of this mouse is exceedingly irritating too because it would assume the secondary button for every click.
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Originally posted by arlodesign
Anyone else notice that the preference pane is different?



Those of us with corded Mighty Mouses (Mice? Mousesses?) would like these features, too.

I get a similar preference pane with the wired model, the difference is a combobox rather than two checkboxes for horizontal and vertical scrolling and a zoom control.
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Left-handed use of this mouse is exceedingly irritating too because it would assume the secondary button for every click.

You can program either button to perform either click.
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You can program either button to perform either click. [/B]

In theory, yes, but the proximity sensing still throws a monkey wrench because a finger near the secondary button while clicking the primary button registers as a secondary button click.
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Originally posted by netdog
It is in stock and available now in UK Apple Stores and has been since earlier today. £49.

its actually £39, approx $60
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In my opinion, I think Apple should lower the wired one to $29, and the Bluetooth one to $49.
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Originally posted by nay_acharya
its actually £39, approx $60

Nope. That's the normal BT mouse. The BT Mighty Mouse is £49.
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