Microsoft Introduces the Explorer Touch MouseBy Ron on Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2011 at 12:02AM
Microsoft has announced the availability of a new mouse called the "Explorer Touch Mouse." This new device utilizes touch strip technology and allows for you to swipe your mouse in any direction and on any type of surface. In fact, the mouse will also offer up to 18 months of battery life!
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<blockquote>With this new mouse, we have taken touch strip technology to the next level by delivering a strip with both vertical and horizontal navigation, allowing you to swipe your mouse in any direction. In addition to easy navigation, the scroll wheel also allows for three speeds of scrolling: slow speed for precise movements, medium speed to advance a page or two, or hyperfast speed to flick quickly through a long document. And with advanced haptic technology, it's easy to feel and hear how quickly you are scrolling.</blockquote>
The <a href="http://www.microsofthardwareblog.com/the-right-touch-for-everyone/" target="_blank">Explorer Touch Mouse</a> also allows for seamless scrolling by using BlueTrack Technology. In other words, you can have seamless scroling on rough surfaces like carpet and on surfaces like your leg.
The mouse also offers up to 18 months of battery life. That's a long time! For those interested, the Explorer Touch Mouse will be available in September for around $50 dollars.
And it’s also Microsoft’s first mouse to offer up to 18 months of battery life. The Explorer Touch Mouse will be available in Septemeber for $49.95.