Release date July, 2000
Take a trip down memory lane with classic Apple hardware
• Movement speed: 400dpi • Movement detection technology: Optical • Connectivity technology: Wired • Connector type: USB Type A Original price
When you have been with Apple long enough to remember having to unclip the ball from the Mac mouse every few weeks to scrape off the fluff and restore a fluid, onscreen response, the arrival of Apple’s Pro Mouse at the turn of the millennium was heaven-sent. Designed to connect to the built-in USB hub of the Apple Pro Keyboard, the Apple Pro Mouse featured a much shorter cable than its predecessors and a minimalistic, buttonless design that was apparently something of a fluke. During a design review, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs was presented with six mouse designs to evaluate, but instead favoured a seventh, unfinished model with the buttons yet to be factored in. The design team played along like it was an intentional idea and the rest is history. The Pro Mouse’s buttonless design worked by pressing the whole unit down for clicks and a dial on the underside allowed for three levels of tension. We also liked it because the laser beamed a mouse design on the wall when you held it up!