TIL Apple created a custom mouse colloquially nicknamed ‘the hockey puck’, that lasted for only two years, 1998-2000, before it was discontinued in favor of a more traditional shape. It is considered one of Apple’s more notorious flops.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_USB_Mouse

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  1. They came color matched to whatever iMac they were. They were fine for Childs hands I suppose, I was a kid during those times. Remember them, and stealing the mouse balls…. I could see them not being ergonomic at all for adults, and a single button design is no bueno

  2. Fucking UX disaster.

    “Oh let me move the cursor up… oh weird it’s going diagonally? Hahah that’s hilarious – a mouse that’s impossible to intuitively orient LOL”

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