Microsoft unveils new Touch Mouse for Windows 7, available May

By Tom Warren, on 6th Jan 11 3:55 am with 5 Comments

Microsoft Touch Mouse

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new Touch Mouse designed for Windows 7.

Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, the “Touch Mouse” includes gestures for quick navigation on Windows 7. The Touch Mouse supports scrolling, panning, paging forward and back, docking, minimizing/maximizing, showing desktop, and more.

Amazon is taking pre-orders for the new Touch Mouse which is priced at $79.95 and will be available in May.

The introduction of the new mouse follows Microsoft’s original Arc Touch Mouse in 2010. Microsoft says the new mouse allow users who do not have a touch screen for Windows 7 to “enjoy dynamic touch sensitivity at a fraction of the cost of a new PC.”

  • Oime

    dunno why but these small white dots makes me not to like it ;P

    • Anonymous

      The dots are there to show where you can touch it seems. I really like the thumb area which is better than Apple’s solution IMO.

  • Anonymous

    What’s up with the expose like gesture done at 1:37. Since when has that been possible in win7, or is it going to be part of the driver package that will ship with the mouse in may?

    • Anonymous

      Im hoping they bring native “Expose” to W7 with Sp1. I use Switcher right now, but a native Microsoft version would be better.

      Its nice when using a clickpad sometimes, but usually the Superbar is my ideal choice.

  • Grannyville7989

    I wonder how I’ll find that mouse when I get the chance to try it. I wasn’t that fan of the Apple Magic Mouse because I felt like I was straining my hand to do some of the gestures on it, such as the swiping left and right with my fingers.