Microsoft announced the launch of a new site on Thursday, dedicated to the family of touch mice available to date.
Microsoft’s Touch Mouse, Arc Touch Mouse and Explorer Touch Mouse are all available from retailers and Microsoft claims they “raise the bar on innovation and customer experience.” The new site lets visitors create original works of art with a palette of brushes and effects. The artwork can be shared on social networks and voted on by visitors, allowing the most popular entries to win a grand prize of “featured artists” status on the Art of Touch website.
“We wanted to reinvigorate the magic of technology in a dynamic and new way by redefining what a mouse can create, and we welcome everyone to contribute to the communal canvas,” said François Ruault, senior director of marketing for Microsoft Hardware. “People can further their experience on the Art of Touch website by learning about the Microsoft family of Touch mice.”
Microsoft is planning to launch its Art of Touch project at the company’s new Microsoft Store in University Village, Seattle. Each individual who creates a work of art using the new site will be entered into a weekly prize giveaway. Participants will have the chance to win Microsoft Touch mice, Windows 7-based PCs and other prizes that will feature their artwork. The person who wins the grand prize of “featured artist”, by December 31, will receive a Windows 7 PC and a Microsoft Touch Mouse.
If you’re interested in entering then visit artoftouch.com.