Ordinary computing tasks become extraordinary with Microsoft Touch technology
The PC mouse has always been a reliable—if somewhat overlooked—device for performing normal computing tasks. Now, thanks to Windows 7 and Microsoft Touch technology, mice are finally stealing the headlines.
In the past year we’ve introduced Touch technology in three of our mice: Touch Mouse, Arc Touch Mouse, and Explorer Touch Mouse. Touch technology turns ordinary mouse functions into little moments of “wow” by responding to your finger movements. Want to quickly scroll up or down a page? Just flick your finger on the Touch surface. Want to minimize all your windows? You can do that—and much more—too, with a simple finger swipe.
Microsoft''s flagship Touch product
with an artist''s touch
Ready for a whole new way to navigate your PC? Touch Mouse, made exclusively for Windows 7, makes everyday tasks more fluid and intuitive. You’ll be more productive, with less effort.
Touch Mouse Artist Edition features a large touch-sensitive surface that responds to one-, two- and three-fingered movements that are optimized for window management: docking, moving, minimizing and maximizing, going backwards and forwards on your webpage, swinging between tasks, and so on. Its contoured shape fits comfortably in your hand, and with built-in BlueTrack Technology you can to use it virtually anywhere. Its unique design comes courtesy of New York-based artist Deanne Cheuk, known for her illustrative typography.
Touch Mouse is easy to learn and fun to use, but you can still point and click as you would with your old mouse while getting comfortable with the Touch gestures.
Microsoft’s Limited Edition Arc Touch
Stylish and eye catching
Stylish and eye-catching, Arc Touch Mouse is more than a pretty device. It’s reliable wireless freedom plus Microsoft Touch technology, on the go. Use it just about anywhere, even on a rough wood surface or carpet, thanks to Bluetrack Technology 1. Plus retain wireless control of your computer up to 30 feet away.
These 2 limited edition colours, Cement Grey or Sangria Red add both style and substance which ever you choose.
Works on virtually any surface.1 More than optical. More than laser.2
What is BlueTrack™ Technology?
These mice will track on everything from a granite countertop to the carpet in an airport terminal.
Love your laptop computer but hate using the trackpad when you are out of range of a traditional desk? Now, you can use a mouse on more surfaces than ever before, with Microsoft BlueTrack Technology.1
Exciting, exceptional accuracy
Use a mouse with BlueTrack Technology that outperforms laser and optical mice. The large, blue beam, combined with an image sensor and pixel geometry designed by Microsoft, generates a high-contrast picture of the surface that allows exceptional tracking accuracy.
Track on just about anything
Navigate your computer by using a BlueTrack Technology mouse on a picnic table, your living room floor, the armrest of a lobby chair, or even your pant leg. With BlueTrack Technology, you can use the mouse on almost any type of surface.
See that blue light coming from under the mouse? The BlueTrack Technology light beam is more than four times larger than the average laser beam used in other laser mice, so you can point, click, and scroll with precision, no matter where you are.
1 BlueTrack Technology does not work on clear glass or mirrored surfaces.
How does BlueTrack Technology work?
The advancements in BlueTrack Technology break down into four key areas:
- All BlueTrack Technology mice use a proprietary, Microsoft-designed chip with advanced algorithms for more precise tracking.
- Microsoft proprietary high-angle imaging optics generates more exact surface images, even over shiny surfaces like granite and marble. Blue light helps create high resolution, high contrast images for better navigation.
- A 4X wider beam helps to illuminate more surface area and allows more light to return to the sensor in each BlueTrack Technology mouse. This improves tracking on irregular surfaces such as carpeting, where a smaller beam can get lost between the individual fibers. This illumination is accomplished by using an optical element never before used in a mouse.
- Today’s traditional laser mice use what is called coherent light. Coherent light is easily disrupted by dust and dirt, leading to poor tracking. Each BlueTrack Technology-powered mouse has an Incoherent Blue Light that isn’t limited by a sensitivity to dust, so the signal quality is maintained.