As promised, here’s the video review of the Mighty Mouse fresh from the Apple Store (Buffalo, NY). There were only four units remaining after I left the store, so I guess it must be selling well. In this review, I show you what comes in the retail box, breeze through the Mighty Mouse System Preference, and focus on the mouse’s multi-buttons and little grey rubber ball. Finally, while it’s features are now common-knowledge, I go through what I believe are hardware design quirks.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Jason of PowerPage.org: “Can the scroll ball be removed for cleaning?”
A: Frankly speaking, I don’t think it’s user serviceable in that respect. You’ll probably have to somehow break it open to get to it. It’s a small grey rubber ball which might get dirty over time.
Q: Ken of UB’s Informatics Lab asks: “Can you up the sensitivity on the scrolling?”
A: Yes, right from the Mouse System Preferences.
Q: Ken then asks: “Can you do application specific settings?”
A: It doesn’t currently have mouse profiles which changes with each application, but I believe this is something that can be better achieved using USB Overdrive.