We're sure we've seen two intriguing Apple patents
in the span of 24-hours before, but following up on Cupertino's modular media center
gizmo from earlier today comes a slightly modified mouse design that, above all, still
doesn't sport a tried and true right-click. All weeping aside, the newfangled design seems to center around a haptic
approach, which curiously does away with the scroll ball currently used on Apple
's critters and replaces it with a touch-sensitive casing. Apparently, the device would be "capable of switching between operational modes based on the way a user holds or grips the enclosure," which could simplify (or complicate, depending on dexterity levels) all that panning and resizing you currently do manually. Still, there's plenty of mice out there with oodles of macro-love
just waiting to be utilized, and while the pseudo-click on the Mighty Mouse
may appease some, we can't say we're blown away.