An Apple UI designer freshens up the mouse on his own terms


Though Apple has of late declared war on computer mice of all shapes and sizes in an attempt to bring users into the sanctum of the Trackpad, there are still plenty of people who've stuck with an independently moving computer mouse, whether through necessity (because their fancy built-in trackpad broke) or because they prefer it ergonomically. While a better choice than many flat trackpads, however, mice are still not very kind to the hand. Most mice (including Apple mice) are made symmetrical to fit both the right hand and the left hand, but in the process of making a mouse that's universally appropriate, they serve neither handed group well because they lie fairly flat and don't conform to the hand.

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