Apple Mighty Mouse Optical Illusion


Guy called Dan Bowles, made an interesting discovery when accidentally lifted his Apple Mighty Mouse in certain angle. He looked at the red LED pattern underneath and this is what he found. As you see, when looking at the picture below, it forms the shape of a cartoon character Mighty Mouse. Is this a hardare Easter Egg made by Apple, or just a concidence? Check more pictures, and post your comments. If you also have Apple’s Mighty Mouse, be sure to check this, and if it works, take the picture (if possible) and post the link in comments or email it. Enjoy!

And the joke at the end :) Can you guess who this is?

  • kevin

    steve jobs

  • Jason

    The Mighty Mouse must be tilted 45 degrees forward in order to get this projection.
    Otherwise, it’s just a squishy blob. It’s just the natural shape of the LED that’s causing the variously sized circles.
    That’s an awesome find.

  • Ale


  • Daniel

    My Mac mouse is not mighty and also do this effect.

  • SteveJobs



    I can see it – but Jason has sit right about the angle! Too funny.

  • T.Rek

    wow. that was unexpected

  • Shmo

    omg, that is flippin’ awesome!!

  • meeow =^.^=

    kida scary

  • LuVvy<3

    I’m not sure. But you can kind of tell that it is a coincidence because when you try on your apple muse nothing shows up, but like some people said you have to tilt it to and angle and when i did that mine turned to a dog. So i’m thinking it might just be a coincidence because the lense inside the mouses have dust in them and form different shapes. But I’m not 100% sure. 0_o

  • T

    this works with my mac mouse also. knowing the people at mac as well as I do (connections) it probably is more than just coincidental. very cool find though!

  • —-malelola—-

    my pc mouse makes an halloween pumpkin projection :o funny

  • canadian kittiot

    mine looks like a jak o lantern!cats(and the last image) rule(s)!hey!malelola copied my coment!>:(go meeow=^.^=(kitties rule!=^.^=)

  • Anonymous

    mine looks like a granade or melon

  • .iMoth.

    mine shows jesus. :O

  • Anonymous

    mine is like this little bunny thing. But that is sooo kewl! I totally wanna get a mighty mouse now. WOW! I never would have known…

    kewl site by the way! ;^)

  • Anonymous

    mine shows a mountainscape. with trees and elk.

  • ethman42

    Oh how I would love a mighty steve mouse

  • Anonymous

    wow, i had one for at least a year, and never realized the projection looked like a mouse.

  • Anonymous

    I just have a cheap optical mouse and I can make some strange ant-like creature (Bugger/Formic from Ender’s Game series or Cho-Ja from Raymond E. Feist’s books?)

    I’m pretty sure that last one is either photoshopped or built in purposefully.

  • Shake-zula

    My logitech (M-UV55a) can’t make nothin’

  • Anonymous

    well mine is a microsoft mouse and it makes tom cat!!! Are you sure this one isn’t Jerry?

  • Anonymous

    My HP mouse makes a fox or wolf with no eyes.

  • Megaman

    My mom’s Apple Mighty Mouse also does this. I think it is very clever.

  • Anonymous

    how come my mouse doesent do that???

  • Anonymous

    the last picture is flawed. the hand is holding the mouse the wrong way for a projection to be shown (well, unless it’s a genius netscroll)

    by the way, my mouse isnt moighty, its just a pro, and it still makes the mouse picture. pity the mouse is scratchy tho….

  • Me

    My PC mouse makes a firey skull. O.o

  • Anonymous


  • Angjelo

    Mine to looks like a kind of jack o lantern.

  • Anonymous

    I totally knew that! I did it all the time w/ my mouse!

    Like the Steve Jobs illusion, though.

  • Anonymous

    thats cool. my mighty mouse does the same thing. i think it’s mostly coincidence but apple may have tweaked it a little.

  • Bob

    AWESOME!!! i have never seen anything like it!

  • Anonymous

    my mouse makes an ox, how can it be? Totally cool I think…

  • Anonymous

    my mouse makes a face viv no eyes and a square nose :S

  • Anonymous

    mine looks like a sonic team logo without the eyes

  • Anonymous

    Mine recreates a full colour version of the mona lisa…. AS IF!!! GROW UP PEOPLE ITS PHOTOSHOP!!!

  • Anonymous

    ha i saw this post and lifted my mighty mouse at once ;D

    it really looks like that. never noticed that before oO

    nice mice ;D

  • Anonymous

    mine (microsoft) shows a torch and fire. Its so cool!

  • Anonymous

    Mine shows some funky LED/laser thing that I’d assume it uses to see where I’m moving it. Of course it could be the Ghost in the Machine…

    It also squeaks and plugs into a cheese wedge to recharge.

  • Anonymous

    to comment number 2

    that is the accual picture of the mouse coz my auntie had one with a mouse eating cheese

  • Anonymous

    my mighty mouse doesnt do it

  • Anonymous

    I tried that with my mouse…i got an exclamation mark no matter how i put it…

  • heyheyhey


  • Libra In Red

    For some reason mine looks like the Virgin Mary. And I’m not kidding.

  • freddy

    aww man… i’m still using the old rollerball mouses ='( are they out of style now?

  • They were out of style long ago man…

  • WIll

    When I try that, all I get is a circle…

  • Animatefox

    hah! thats a cool find :D

  • coolll….!!!!

  • Fyredrake

    I have a cheapie “Micro Innovations” mouse and mine looks like the Autobot symbol.

  • Amanda

    I have an HP optical mouse and it makes some kind of insane design with what looks like possible writing in it… not sure what to think of that one…

  • Mike

    Isnt that Carl, the janitor from “The Breakfast Club” at the end?

    • Pablo

      the last one is steve jobs : )

    • Matthew Schuman

      RU SERIOUS?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • whoo

      It’s one of the CEO’s From Apple

      iPhone, etc.

    • Anonymus

      ’tis Santa Claus, the man who lands on people’s roofs at Christmas Eve, and brings presents to the lil kids

  • DItz

    Mine makes the shape of a *ahem* female reproductive organ…. seriously. It’s Logitech.

  • scott

    lol it works on my mac

  • Dolphin

    Cool.But I’m thinking you could(if you wanted to)put a stencil on the red LED light to make a picture.

  • @mike: hope you’re kidding. it’s steve jobs..!!

  • TaSk^

    mine makes hotdog it’s omega wireless mouse…

  • fossda

    i have the magic mouse and it has no red light at all.

  • Sarah

    This is pretty awesome I reckon I have the same mouse as Miranda. And I like the little joke at the end. Epic!

  • johnathan

    the last one is of course Chuck Norris

  • hithere

    its jebus!!!

  • Thunder45645

    mine is a sword if i tilt it

  • Chandlarian

    LOL its my hero steve jobs XD

  • liontiger

    Are those mouses really… useful

  • Actually it doesn’t look like Mighty Mouse at all. But it curiously resembles an ordinary rat. Seems un-coincidental.

  • xxxxx

    I found this out in 4th grade

  • T2

    Yes… All mighty mouse create this image…. Another one of the Steve’s masterpieces!!!

  • colson

    it is steve jobs

  • Gerard

    I told my friends that it looked like an angry hippo

  • rickdaprik2

    we saw the face ,right away!

  • imsmart


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