Mi­crosoft’s touchy mouse

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECHNOLOGY -

MI­CROSOFT has launched the Touch Mouse, a new multi-touch de­vice de­signed and op­ti­mised for Win­dows 7 users.

Equipped with Blue­Track Tech­nol­ogy and a Nano trans­ceiver, the but­ton­less mouse fea­tures ges­ture-style com­mands with one, two or three fin­gers in ad­di­tion to the tra­di­tional point and click.

One finger flicks al­low users to scroll 360° through the doc­u­ment they’re in. Two finger swipes will al­low them to man­age an ac­tive win­dow and per­form tasks such as max­imis­ing and min­imis­ing win- dows or shift­ing them left or right.

With three fin­gers, users can switch be­tween dif­fer­ent tasks or clear all open win­dows. A flick of the thumb al­lows users to move for­ward and back in pro­grams such as In­ter­net Ex­plorer, Pow­er­Point, and Win­dows Photo Viewer.

The Touch Mouse, which has a world­wide three-year lim­ited war­ranty, is now avail­able at a rec­om­mended re­tail price of RM269. ++++ www.mi­crosoft.com/hard­ware

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