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Microsoft Touch mouse review
Posted on 3-Jan-2012 13:56 by M Freitas. | Tags Filed under: Reviews.


Imagine you have a mouse and a touchpad, all packaged together in one single product. That’s pretty much what the Microsoft Touch mouse is.
While I do have a preference for a different style of mouse for my desktop at home, the Microsoft Touch mouse proved to be the perfect companion to my laptop, replacing the touchpad – that I never use anyway.

Basically the Touch mouse has no buttons, although the whole mouse “clicks” when you press it. It will decide if you are doing a left- or right-click depending on where your fingers are when you press the mouse.

It will instruct the system to perform different things depending on how you slide your fingers on its surface. For example slide your finger from its front to back (or the other way around) to scroll pages up and down. Or scroll your finger left to right (and vice-versa) to scroll pages horizontally. Back and Forward buttons are replaced with thumb movement on the side of the mouse, while two fingers can be used to minimise or restore windows.

All this is controlled by the Microsoft Intellipoint software, usually installed when you plug a Microsoft mouse. This will be downloaded directly over the Internet, so no need for a CD reader.



It will take you a couple of minutes to get used to it, and initially you may feel tired (I did), but after a while it seems more natural than those more common button-based mouse devices.

In terms of tracking performance, the Microsoft Touch mouse uses blue laser, which seems to be much better at working even without a mouse pad, tracking well over surfaces as tables, desks, even benchtops and gless.

Obviously you shouldn’t think of this as a gaming mouse…

Pros
- Cordless mouse
- High tracking with blue laser, works on almost any surface
- Easy to use
- Perfect for small areas

Cons
- Mini transceiver works only with this mouse, so a cordless keyboard would use a second transceiver
- Your fingers can get a bit tired due to the position over the curved side of the mouse



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