New Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse announced, available in September

By Tom Warren, on 19th Jul 11 7:05 pm with 13 Comments

Microsoft officially unveiled its Explorer Touch Mouse on Tuesday.

The mouse was originally aired during a Christmas in July event in London recently. The Microsoft Explorer Touch mouse comes equipped with Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology, allowing it to work on a number of surfaces. The mouse also features five customizable buttons which can also be switched for left and right handed use. “With this new mouse, we have taken touch strip technology to the next level by delivering a strip with both vertical and horizontal navigation, allowing you to swipe your mouse in any direction,” said Microsoft’s hardware team in a blog post on Tuesday.

The device appears to be a notebook style mouse with a haptic touch scroll pad similar to the Arc Touch. The mouse vibrates lightly when you use the scroll pad. The scroll wheel also allows for three speeds of scrolling: slow speed for precise movements, medium speed to advance a page or two, or hyperfast speed to flick quickly through a long list. It’s also the first Microsoft mouse to offer up to 18 months of battery life. The device will be made available in September priced at $49.95.

Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse

  • http://twitter.com/jubbing Jubbin Grewal

    That actually looks great.. but remembering the apple magic mouse a little too much here

    • Guest

      Think of this as being that, only working this time.

    • Guest

      Think of this as being that, only working this time.

  • http://twitter.com/Koki_v3 Koki_v3

    Black + Glossy = Shitload of fingerprints :D

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L47EGRUIJEAZEBEXX6NY6B3ENY Republican 2012

      well dont buy it dufest if you dont like it. You must be a jealous apple troll.

    • Anonymous

      Jeez calm down. It probably will get loads of fingerprints on. That is a fact. I have 4 Windows laptops, a home server, 2 windows phone devices, an xbox and numerous other Microsoft stuff. Oh and I’m a Microsoft technologies developer. I hate this mouse. It looks crap. It doesn’t make me a troll though does it? Cut the guy some slack

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the laundry list of MS products you own. 

    • http://twitter.com/Koki_v3 Koki_v3

      actually I don’t own a single apple product, in fact i have a windows phone and a two PCs, I’m just stating the obvious, so stop insulting me if you know nothing about me.

    • D-Flav

      i just think you are retarded for saying that… wipe the fucking fingerprints off

    • http://twitter.com/Koki_v3 Koki_v3

      not everyone wants to do that every damn day? gtfo troll

    • Guest

      OMG, my mouse might get a fingerprint on it! How will I ever survive?

    • Guest

      OMG, my mouse might get a fingerprint on it! How will I ever survive?

  • Jakewilliamsdls@gmail.com

    Wow, I wonder where they stole this from….