Quite a close attention has been paid by the company to design this Touch Mouse. It has rounded soft corners and a very comfortable slop on which you can keep your hand and wrist on. At the other hand the surface has been genuinely made up of matte plastic and features excessive number of rows and raised dots and x’s. Its multi touch part is finely outlined by the rows. And talking about the bottom side of this mouse, it has a white shiny surface made up of plastic with 100% accessibility to the two AA batteries devices. While reviewing more about this legendary device, the company came up with something more spontaneous than its multiple gestures. A USB transceiver has been attached with full care inside the bottom of the mouse, presumably made for the ease of laptop users. The company is shipping this device with a USB extension cable as a part of this package to ignore any potential interference.
It is quite easy to get going with the setup of this mouse; you can start to use it within no time as it takes no manual settings to be done and no wires are there to be plugged in like any typical mice. The interface of this mouse supports numerous kinds of operating systems including Apple’s OS X, but there’s a good news for all Windows 7 users that, this device’s touch gestures only work correctly on your operating system, so if you’re planning to purchase this amazing mouse from Microsoft and the same time you’re thinking to uninstall Windows 7 due to its uprising issues then do not even think about it. All you have to do is insert its USB transceiver into your port and your operating system would automatically detect a hardware change. Now, install all the relevant drivers that are needed to run this little monster. Once you’re done with all sorts of driver installations, Microsoft presents you with a video in which you’ll see how to use the multi touch gestures of this device and this will help you learn more about this device, so at the end of the day you won’t be complaining about its setup period.
Software and Gestures:
The software and settings of this device are somewhat restricted to a limit. However, number of things can be customized by Touch Mouse users like sensitivity and key assignments of other multiple gestures. Did you know that while using only one finger, you can scroll either horizontally or vertically and also, you can make a quick flick in either direction? Microsoft has introduced another excellent way of maximizing and minimizing window tabs and you can do that by simply scrolling up and down with two fingers. At the other hand using two fingers from left side to the right will snap a window to the side of the screen; this is where you will see another special feature of Windows 7 which is Aero Snap.
This mouse has got all you want, but first up, you have to start learning about its multiple gestures system, so you’ll be having quick access to your files and folders and this is actually the reason behind creating such a device which has accuracy and as well as speed. Moving three fingers downwards will show your desktop but the most useful gesture which I found out myself is the thumbing one, you can switch between applications by making your thumb slip to either the left hand or the right hand side of the mouse.
Microsoft has undoubtedly created one of the most reliable mice of all times; it has pretty much demonstrated the way this company is heading towards. Giving you a chance to use a device which does not even ask you to jabber your fingers on to it instead you just have to play a little bit with your fingers and you’re good to go. This is actually quite good news for all the Microsoft users as a new user interface of this company is on the horizon which is Windows 8 and seeing technology like this would only get our hopes up for the future. Windows 8 will also be supporting Touch Mouse, it has a sturdy shape and it’s comfortable to use. For every Windows 7 user, this one is a must-buy device because there is a variety of gestures to be used over Windows 7 and trust me, I’ve had enjoyed myself to the maximum while checking out these new and exciting multi-gestures.
You can get this device for $79.99 from any Microsoft’s official store; the company is also busy shipping a limited edition ‘artist’ version of this mouse which we had reviewed about a week ago. So, you can get that one too.