Friday, June 23, 2006
Where's the Mouse? Where is the wireless Mighty Mouse from Apple?
Here's a simple question:
Where is the wireless Mighty Mouse from Apple?
I don't see how this could be a major feat of engineering. I guess the thing that has always bugged me is why didn't Apple release the Mighty Mouse (wireless) simultaneously with the wired version?
Does the bluetooth circuitry take up a lot of space? No.
I have wanted a bluetooth mouse to use with my PowerBook G4 (and MacBook) but I really just don't like any of the options out there. I'm also one of those "Everything seems to work better if it all has the same logo on it" kinda people.
If I'm correct ... the Apple Mighty Mouse (wireless) would be the ONLY right hand / left hand interchangeable wireless bluetooth mouse distributed on a large scale once it came out. I want a mouse that you don't have to worry about which side of your laptop is free to plug it in, or to have some (two port hogging) dongle protruding out of a USB slot.
Is Apple just waiting for a 1 year anniversary? The Mighty Mouse was released in August of 2005.
Wanna know why The Mighty Mouse is so important? Here's a good article that came out around introduction time from Tom Conrad:
Apple products have shipped with bluetooth by default across the entire line for over a year now and many many Mac Users have bluetooth USB adapters ... Apple ... we're ready!