Apple Mighty Mouse
Like its namesake, the Apple Mighty Mouse packs a lot of ability into a small package. Though the design is decidedly simple, its four customizable buttons and 360-degree scroll ball are a joy to use. The $49 price tag is a bit expensive for a corded mouse, but if you're an Mac users who haven't upgraded should stick with a more comfortable, less expensive mouse, such as the .user, you'll appreciate the configurability. However, Windows users and
If your PC runs Panther (the previous edition of Mac OS X) or Windows 2000 or XP, setup is simple: plug the Mighty Mouse into a USB port and commence mousing. You'll be able to make only minor changes to the buttons' functions via the operating system's control panel. If you're running Tiger, you'll need to load up the included installation software and be running version 10.4.2 of the OS. Once the software is installed, restart your computer. Finally, using the control panel in system preferences, you'll be able to configure the Mighty Mouse to your preferences. The left- and right-click, scroll-ball click, and the left and right side buttons (which function together) can each be set to open any application from Dashboard to Spotlight and beyond. You can also shut the buttons off, enable or disable horizontal and vertical scrolling, and adjusting tracking, scrolling, and double-click speeds.