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Today, Microsoft Hardware has announced the Explorer Touch Mouse. With the Explorer Touch Mouse, the folks at Microsoft Hardware have expanded on the touch strip technology seen on the Arc Touch Mouse by providing vertical and horizontal navigation, allowing you to swipe your mouse in any direction. They also added the ability to change the speed of scrolling from slow, to medium and then “hyperfast” for speeding through lengthy documents. And you can feel and hear how quickly you are scrolling via the haptic technology built in to the mouse. It also uses BlueTrack Technology so it can be used on a variety of surfaces beyond just your desk.
Oh and one other thing: the Explorer Touch Mouse is Microsoft’s first mouse to offer up to 18 months of battery life. How cool is that?
The Explorer Touch Mouse will be available in September for $49.95. But stay tuned, I’ll be talking more about this mouse in a few weeks.
Kinda ugly IMO. I like the other touch mouse better.
Amazing! I loved the Arc Touch, can't wait for this one!
If the buttons are still clicks, what the "touch" aspect of it? Scrolling and middle tap?
This looks pretty cool. Awesome battery :)
I know what BlueTrack Technology is and now Microsoft has done a great job with this integration!
I've asked on the past with the first touch @channel9's blog but didn't get any answer.
But... why the lack of love for Bluetooth?! My Notebook Mouse 5000 needs a replacement, but you guys keep ditching Bluetooth! =/
I agree with PMPP... it drives me nuts that you guys can't seem to show any love for Bluetooth. I have a Wireless Explorer 8000 that I really like, but I'd have been interested in this had it been Bluetooth.
With laptops having so few ports now days I need it to have bluetooth if you want my money.
PMPP you are wrong. Wireless rules. No pairing, just turn on and that is it. No interference. And with Arc Touch it is really convenient, because of small receiver. Works on servers as well. Try enable bluetooth stack on server. It is a disaster.
I love,the Explorer Touch Mouse,Really want to have one!