16 Mar 2006 - 1:14pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

The popularity of wheel mouses?


What's your best estimate on how many people take the advantage of
using the mouse wheel when scrolling? Maybe it depends on the target
group, but let's assume that the group is really big and general,
like Google visitors.

a) around 30 %
b) around 60 %
c) around 90 %

Are there any studies on this subject? Or even polls?

My own guess is B.

31 Dec 2004 - 1:24am
11 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Howard

iPod Scroll Wheel

I've been watching my younger brother play with his iPod for the first
time and it's got me thinking about Apple's move from a mechanical
scroll wheel to a solid-state touch wheel on the 2nd generation iPod,
and wondering whether they needed to start with the mechanical scroll
wheel to "teach" people the concept of the circular movement? Or was it
more likely a matter of technology/price not being where they needed to
be to go with a solid-state touch wheel from the beginning?

Anyone know of any links to analysis or interviews that speak to that

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