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An “All-Terrain” Mouse from Microsoft

on March 1, 2011 12:30 pm

People don’t use their computers just sitting at a desk anymore.  With a laptop, you might find yourself surfing on the couch, sitting in one of those uncomfortable airport chairs waiting for a plane, or at the coffee shop.  Microsoft has announced the Express Mouse, which will allow you to “mouse” where ever you find yourself.  The Express Mouse has BlueTrack Technology™, which allows you to mouse on most every surface (except clear glass and mirrored surfaces).  The mouse can be used right- or left-handed, and it has 3 customizable buttons.  It uses USB, so you don’t have to worry about batteries.  It’s only 2.5″ X 3.8″, so you can take it with you in your gear bag.  Microsoft says it will be available in Flint Grey and Hibiscus Red in April, and Turf Green, Dahlia Pink, Ultramarine Blue and Coast Blue in June.  The Microsoft Express Mouse will be $19.95.

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    Jackie Cheng says:

    That’s a weird cord position. It might work for right handed people having the cord on the left. But won’t it drag for the lefties having the cord wrap to the right? And “All-Terrain” should included glass and mirrored surfaces. Pretty much there’s only 2 types of mouses these days. Ones that work on glass/mirrored surfaces. And those that don’t. Logitech Anywhere MX, that’s a TRUE ALL TERRAIN mouse. Of course we always love how Microsoft play with their “wording” of products. It’s like having an all terrain vehicle and say it can’t drive off roads.

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    Janet Cloninger says:

    @Jackie To be fair, I’m the one who called it “all-terrain” – I was just trying to jazz up the title of the news post. Microsoft isn’t to blame for this one.

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    DStaal says:

    Interestingly, the add to the side of this looks like it might really be an terrain mouse, that would work anywhere you can get your laptop: http://www.americas.futuremouse.com/

  4. 4
    Jackie Cheng says:

    @Janet – oops….sorry Microsoft. =)

    @DStaal – Very interesting product. Wonder how comfortable it is to use being that it might be too tiny for large hands.

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    Julie says:

    @Jackie & DStaal that Swiftpoint looks very cool. I want to try one!

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    DStaal says:

    It definitely looks like something The Gadgeteer should review. ;)

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