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Other than the Mighty Mouse itself, that is, as I don't like their tactile "feel". Preferably with:

  • USB interface
  • OSX/Windows support
  • 3+ buttons
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Do you mean the physical behavior? Or the single-button deal, the button actions are configurable... – chills42 Aug 12 '09 at 17:35
I figured he wanted something that has the trackball "scroll wheel", which I cannot find anything yet. – Troggy Aug 12 '09 at 17:55
@Troggy: Correct. I don't like the feel of the Mighty Mouse, but I do like the trackball "scroll wheel", so I'm looking for another alternative that's got one of these on it. – arathorn Aug 12 '09 at 18:04
I'm on the same boat. Particularly, I don't like that the mighty mouse tends to break. I'd also expect 4 mouse buttons, at least. (Mighty Mouse has left, right, on wheel, and pressure thing on the sides) – kch Aug 13 '09 at 12:27
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How about the Targus Laser Mouse or Targus Wireless Mouse

Both use a wireless USB connection, and have the standard two buttons plus two programmable buttons on the side.

They are designed for Mac, but I've never had a mouse that won't work on Windows as well...

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Ooh, looks nice -- I'll investigate Windows compatibility. – arathorn Aug 28 '09 at 15:00
Also: I guess that's not technically a scrollball on the mouse, but looks like a similar concept. – arathorn Aug 28 '09 at 16:02
Specifications do indicate Windows support. – arathorn Aug 28 '09 at 16:04

The small trackball on the Mighty Mouse is commonly referred to as a "scroll ball."

Genius - the first manufacturer to put a scroll wheel on a mouse - makes several corded USB mice which have scroll balls, three or more buttons and support for both Windows and Mac OS.

Some of the mice from the Genius product line which I anticipate will meet your requirements are the Ergo T555, Traveler 515, Navigator 525, Traveler 525 and the NetScroll T220.

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I don't see a wired version but: Kensington SlimBlade

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+1 for the trackball -- only two buttons though. :( I'll update the question to mention button count. – arathorn Aug 13 '09 at 18:07

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