Microsoft has reimagined the mouse with the debut of the Microsoft Touch Mouse, combining the features of the traditional mouse with unique multitouch gestures developed exclusively for Windows 7. In the short period of time the Touch Mouse has been available, we’re excited to see the positive experiences product reviewers have shared, as well as the encouraging feedback from our customers. Take a look at some of the latest news accolades for the Touch Mouse below:
PCMag gave the Touch Mouse a 4.5/5 star rating and the Editor’s Choice Award, as well as including it in its “Top 10 Best Computer Mice” round-up, where it stated Touch Mouse was “offering PC owners a Windows 7-optimized touch solution not yet seen.” CNET posted a positive hands-on write-up and video review, giving the Touch Mouse an “Excellent” 4/5 star rating, and called the device, “a far more effective implementation of touch input.” LAPTOP Magazine also gave the Touch Mouse a 4/5 star rating and the Editor’s Choice Award for “its intuitive controls.” The Touch Mouse was also well-received by Mashable, noting the touch-scrolling feature “is as good as scroll control gets!”
Highlights from reviewers include the following:
- “This is the best touch mouse you can buy for the PC.” – PCMag
- “We like the Microsoft Touch Mouse for its thoughtful, complementary gestures that simplify the experience of moving in and around Windows 7 applications.” – CNET
- “Overall, the Touch Mouse is a great peripheral for laptops and desktops running Windows 7.” – LAPTOP
- “The magic in Microsoft’s Touch Mouse is embodied in how perfectly it fits in your hand and how well its gestural software works with Windows 7.” – Mashable
Last month, we also released the Touch Mouse Artist Edition, which features an intricate design pattern by New York-based artist Deanne Cheuk, who was inspired by the captured motion of Touch Mouse gestures. Check out the Microsoft News Center feature, “Reimagining the Mouse,” for the story behind the creation of the Touch Mouse.
Have you experienced the new Microsoft Touch Mouse? If so, we welcome your comments and feedback.
- Hardware Team