A headline in The Inquirer made me get irritated once again at the size of the mouse: Logitech breaks new ground with little mouse.
Today's mice are too small! The red Logitech mouse I use with my desktop computer is 2.5" wide. When I place my hand naturally on the mousepad, a 4" mouse would be a more natural fit. I should add, I do not have big hands.
For many years, I used an old Logitech ClearCase mouse. It was a rectangle but it was wide, and so it fit my hand well. I used it until the buttons began to scrape the plastic sides, and reluctantly switched to the modern "ergonomic" mouse.
Another thing that irritates: roller wheels. I once used a mouse in a Media Room at an event that had a toggle instead of the roller wheel. Push the toggle up, and the screen scrolls up. No need to keep twirling the wheel to scroll long distances. I think I'm getting repetitive strain injury to my finger that does the scrolling. It's been years since, but I've never ever seen that useful hardware feature on any mouse.
Smaller mouse. Bah! It's just an excuse to make more profits by selling you less plastic. And don't get me started on the silliness of the miniature "travel mouse" -- my hands don't get smaller just becasue I'm on a trip.