Microsoft's New Touch Mouse: The Ultimate Windows 7 Sidekick
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Microsoft has just announced the new Microsoft Touch Mouse, which is designed to help users better interact with Windows 7.
The mouse is the result of the Mouse 2.0 project conducted by Microsoft Research and the Applied Sciences Group, which combines traditional function of mice with rich natural language of gesture, including:
- 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.
“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.”
Furthermore, the Touch Mouse is also equipped with BlueTrack technology that tracks on almost any surface and an incredibly small Nano transceiver.
The new Microsoft Touch Mouse will be available in September 2011 at a RRP of RM 269.
Another addition to Microsoft’s Touch family would be the Explorer Touch Mouse, which also features BlueTrack technology and an advanced scroll strip that responds to both horizontal and vertical swipes. This unit will also be available this September at RM 159.
For more information, please visit www.microsoft.com/hardware.