Microsoft Touch Mouse is a new multitouch device designed for Windows 7 that lets people click, flick, scroll and swipe, making it easy and fun to interact with their PCs. Born from the Mouse 2.0 project conducted by Microsoft Research and the Applied Sciences Group, the Touch Mouse combines the virtues of a mouse with the rich natural language of gesture that lets people interact with Windows 7 in a more intuitive way. Microsoft Touch Mouse is the new multitouch mouse for Windows 7 that will let you click, flick, scroll and swipe so it’s easy and fun to interact with your PC. Designed to enhance your Windows 7 usage, the Touch Mouse combines the virtues of a mouse with the rich natural language of gesture to offer a more intuitive way to navigate your PC. Touch Mouse also features BlueTrack Technology so you can track virtually anywhere, anytime.
“The new Touch Mouse is a great way for customers to interact naturally with their Windows 7-based PC,” said Mark Relph, senior director of the Windows Developer and Ecosystem Team at Microsoft. “We worked closely with the Microsoft Hardware team to help develop the multitouch gestures that make Windows 7 easier, simpler and more fun to use. After just a few minutes with this mouse you’ll see why.”
The Touch Mouse is equipped with BlueTrack Technology, letting consumers track on virtually any surface,1 and the tiny Nano transceiver is so small it never needs to come out of the USB port — just plug it in and forget it. Touch Mouse will be available in June 2011 for the estimated retail price of $79.95
Microsoft Touch Mouse Top Features and Benefits
- Multitouch surface lets you use natural gestures to snap, navigate and control content with a touch of a finger.
- Flick scrolling functionality lets you quickly scroll and pan through windows and documents.
- Improved task switching on Windows 7 gives you superior mouse performance and experience on the PC.
- BlueTrack Technology allows you to ditch your mouse pad and mouse on virtually any surface, including granite, marble, carpet and wood.
- Snap-in Nano transceiver gives you the option to leave the transceiver plugged into the computer or conveniently store it in the bottom of the mouse.
- 2.4GHz wireless technology gives you a confident wireless connection.
- Ambidextrous design for use with either hand.
Using Microsoft Touch Mouse Is As Easy as One, Two, Three
Touch Mouse lets people do everything they are used to doing with a mouse, such as point and click, but also adds gestures with one, two or three fingers to amplify the Windows 7 operating system by creating simple shortcuts to the tasks people want to do most.
- One finger lets people manage individual documents or pages by flicking to quickly scroll, pan and tilt, and one thumb lets people move back or forward through a Web browser.
- Two fingers manage windows, letting people maximize, minimize, snap and restore them.
- Three fingers let people navigate their whole desktop, showing instant viewer or clearing their desktop.