Apple's next mouse may not carry 'Mighty' moniker

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  • Reply 41 of 85
    I use a mighty mouse, both wireless and corded and I like them. They are not perfect but they work. However, I love my MacBook Pro's trackpad and I am looking forward to two finger scrolling and three finger swipe to go back and forth in safari. Hell if they even make zoom work in a comfortable way, more power to them. No more clicking with a touch on the left or right side. Instead a two finger click for right click. Will be a worthy upgrade.
  • Reply 42 of 85
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    As a result of the suit, Broumand said, Man & Machine was granted the exclusive right to the name.



    To be clear, this only applies to the use of the "Mighty Mouse" name when it comes to computer mice / "cursor control devices." So CBS will not have to rename their animated superhero rodent.
  • Reply 43 of 85
    Quote:

    Apple was supposed to be different. Long time ago though. Now it's just about the money to the bottom line.



    Seeing the ipod and iphone and itouch and itunes and the app store and the MacBookAir and the multi-touch pad get literally copied verbatim by Microsoft and others, it's THEM who need to "Think Different", not the same.



    Oh, and btw, Microsoft's mouse technology is made by Razor; it's the only reason why any of there stuff is good.



    Quote:

    I'm in 2009 where I choose what I put on my PHONE, MEDIA PLAYER AND COMPUTER.



    Apple never restricted OSX's apps, and I can put also whatever I want on my ipod nano (or Cowon D2 that I own).



    Please, tell me what phone you own so I can buy it. Is it an Android phone with non-native apps? Palm Pre's java applet apps? Oh, a WinMob phone that like its cousin Win95 that needs a reboot everday, loses its functionality like Win95 after a few months and needs a hard reset?



    Don't forget, Microsoft's app store has the SAME restrictions as Apple's!
  • Reply 44 of 85
    i don't get it. Maybe people need to start washing their hands more often?



    In years since I owned that mouse the ball stopped working once. I rolled it upside down for a minute on white paper and its worked fine ever since.
  • Reply 45 of 85
    big kcbig kc Posts: 141member
    I'm not sure which this represents:



    a) the name they should have given to the Mighty Mouse

    b) Teckstud's 8th grade graduation picture

    c) NonVendorFan

    c) all of the above



  • Reply 46 of 85
    They should call it Danger Mouse. He's the greatest, he's fantastic, wherever there is danger he'll be there.... (sorry for the non UK people)
  • Reply 47 of 85
    bregaladbregalad Posts: 816member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by elroth View Post


    What a sour person you are - how's that ulcer doing? And what's a descent mouse? A little pet to lead us down to the depths where you reside?



    I like the Mighty Mouse - it's a bit of an annoyance to have to clean it every once in a while, but it fits my hand perfectly, so I don't have to twist my wrist and tense up my arm. Good ergonomics for me.



    Having to lift a finger that's already almost straight just to get it to recognize a right click is anything but ergonomic.



    I've used every mouse Apple has ever made. The only one I really liked was the ADB Mouse II, but by the time it came out I'd discovered the joy of having more than one button and the space saving features of the track ball.



    Back when Bluetooth was fairly new Apple had probably the most reliable mouse around. It also had nice size, weight, feel and tracking, but it only had the single click action which doomed it for me and many others.



    My favorite mouse is still the Microsoft Intellimouse Optical. It fits either hand, has nice size, excellent tracking, great feel in the main buttons and scroll wheel, a flexible cord and just the right amount of friction to always stay exactly where you leave it, and side buttons that are high enough on the body that you can pick it up without accidentally pressing one or both of them. I've tried lots of more "advanced" ones, but always come back to the simple symmetrical 4 button and wheel design of the Intellimouse.
  • Reply 48 of 85
    messiahmessiah Posts: 1,689member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ThinkingDifferent View Post






    Of all the mice to pick, surely the puck mouse is the WORST that Apple has ever designed?



    I always found it impossible to move the mouse up and down in a perfectly vertical line, due to the fact that it was round and you could never tell if you had it orientated properly. You never have that problem with a traditional lozenge-shaped mouse?
  • Reply 49 of 85
    messiahmessiah Posts: 1,689member
    Surely it's simply going to be:



    Multi Touch Mouse

    Touch Mouse

    Mac Touch



    If Apple have got the patent on 'Multi Touch' tech, then surely they're going to want to remind everyone that their product includes that tech?
  • Reply 50 of 85
    I caught a mouse in my bathroom tonight (by the tail) and flushed it down the toilet.

    Poor little bastard.



    Seems like a good solution for Apple's Mighty mouse.



    But a fitting fate for NonVendorFan.

    Why on earth DOES it lurk here? I mean... really!
  • Reply 51 of 85
    roboduderobodude Posts: 273member
    I would like to get a new mouse for my white Macbook - here's hoping Apple don't just make it available only in aluminium. Sounds like it'll bring some of that cool multi-touch functionality I've missed out on.
  • Reply 52 of 85
    NonVendorFan lurks to



    Enlighten us with his little hiakus of hate



    Nobody cares
  • Reply 53 of 85
    ediediediedi Posts: 22member


    I got this mouse for my macbook, and it rocks. Battery life is excellent, comfort is very good. No more wired mice for me.



    As for the (ex) mighty mouse - good riddance.
  • Reply 54 of 85
    hattighattig Posts: 860member
    Apple isn't going to call a mouse with touch technology the mighty mouse, it will be called something like "touch mouse" or "mouse touch" or "zomgmaus!".



    Wonder if Apple will owe this company some prior licensing fees now that the trademark has been sorted out?
  • Reply 55 of 85
    hattighattig Posts: 860member
    Also it's gone all silent for nearly a week on the new iMac and Mac Mini rumours?
  • Reply 56 of 85
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NotRs View Post


    They already did the "Apple Pro Mouse"







    LMAO!!

    But that looks soo environmentally unfriendly.

    Al Gore would never allow that today.



    And besides, much too thick.
  • Reply 57 of 85
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hattig View Post


    Apple isn't going to call a mouse with touch technology the mighty mouse, it will be called something like "touch mouse" or "mouse touch" or "zomgmaus!".



    Wonder if Apple will owe this company some prior licensing fees now that the trademark has been sorted out?



    What about the anorexic mouse?

  • Reply 58 of 85
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post


    NonVendorFan lurks to



    Enlighten us with his little hiakus of hate



    Nobody cares



    you do enough to write a post
  • Reply 59 of 85
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    What about the anorexic mouse?





    Yup. That looks like Apple's next mouse to go with the "ultrathin" iMac.
  • Reply 60 of 85
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    This is my favourite Apple mouse of all time. Is it acrylic? Is that worse than polycarbonate? Ah well, who knows. Time for the highly recyclable glass and aluminium new Apple Mouse Pro. (They could reuse the Mouse Pro or Pro Mouse name). I think Apple will stick (lol no pun intended re: scrollballs) to Mighty Mouse and just fight off this other company's trademark somehow.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NotRs View Post


    They already did the "Apple Pro Mouse"







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