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Microsoft unveils BlueTrack technology
Posted on 10-Sep-2008 16:01. | Tags Filed under: News.


Microsoft unveils BlueTrack technology
Microsoft has unveiled Microsoft BlueTrack Technology, calling it an off-roader mice.

“People aren’t sitting at a desk all day anymore - they’ve gone mobile,” said Julia Nicholls, Product Marketing Manager for Mouse and Keyboards Microsoft ANZ. “BlueTrack works on many surfaces where you use your notebook1. So you’re in good shape to set up an impromptu workstation on the living room carpet or floorboards, kitchen bench or coffee table.

“BlueTrack really is the four-wheel drive of mice.”

Microsoft’s new tracking technology combines optical technology with the precision of laser tracking to allow consumers to mouse on many surfaces. It works where mice using laser technology may struggle, powering over common roadblocks such as granite benchtops. Laser technology is also sensitive to dust and dirt accumulation during travel, which can lead to poor tracking performance.

The large, blue beam and specular optics architecture, in conjunction with a Microsoft-designed image sensor and proprietary pixel geometry, generates a high-contrast picture of the mousing surface that allows exceptional tracking accuracy.

The BlueTrack Technology light beam emanating from the bottom of the mouse is more than four times as large as the average laser beam used in today’s mice, enabling the capture of a larger image and offering better reflection of the surface.

BlueTrack Technology will debut in two new top-of-the-line mice, Microsoft Explorer Mouse and Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse.

A chrome trim and blue lighting around the base of the mouse create a soft glow. A right-handed, ergonomist-approved design offers hours of comfortable use and 2.4GHz wireless technology delivers a wireless connection up to nine metres away. The snap-in mini-transceiver offers easy storage and mobility.

The full-size Explorer Mouse features easy recharging with a battery status indicator and a small charging base, while the Explorer Mini Mouse uses two AA batteries.

The Explorer Mouse with BlueTrack Technology and the Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack Technology will be available in December 2008 for the recommended retail price of NZ$149.00 and NZ$99.00 respectively.




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