Microsoft’s Multitouch Mouse Takes Windows 7 to the Next Level

19 Oct

Microsoft Philippines’ Raymond de los Reyes, Partner Account Manager for Multi-National Accounts, demonstrates the features and capabilities of the recently released Microsoft Touch Mouse.

Microsoft announced the availability of the Touch Mouse and the Explorer Touch Mouse in the local market, designed to enhance and optimize users’ experience of Windows 7.

“These new devices are great ways for customers to interact naturally with their Windows 7-based PC,” said Jerry Dy, Retail Sales Manager, Microsoft Philippines. “Microsoft has been working hard to develop the multitouch gestures that make Windows 7 easier, simpler and more fun to use.”

The Touch Mouse is a new multitouch device designed for Windows 7 that lets people click, flick, scroll and swipe,making it easy and fun to interact with their PCs. Born from the Mouse 2.0 project conducted by Microsoft Research and the Applied Sciences Group, the Touch Mouse combines the virtues of a mouse with the rich natural language of gesture that lets people interact with Windows 7 in a more intuitive way.

Touch Mouse lets people do everything they are used to doing with a mouse, such as point and click, but also adds gestureswith one, two or three fingers to amplify the Windows 7 operating system by creating simpleshortcuts to the tasks people want to do most.

Tech enthusiast Isamu Shinozaki shares his experience with the Microsoft Touch Mouse, “Using Windows 7 will never be the same again after you’ve had an hour with the Touch Mouse – it allowed to work faster and smarter. The Microsoft Touch Mouse is the by-product of tremendous research on the evolution of hardware devices and what we have right now is definitely the start of gesture enhanced mice. It takes the experience of a Windows PC further by increasing productivity all the while giving users a sleek and sophisticated device to stare at.”

Like the Touch Mouse, the Explorer Touch Mouse is also powered by Microsoft’s signature BlueTrack technology that allows for tracking on virtually any surface including granite, marble, carpet and wood. It is the latest addition to the Microsoft touch mouse family, featuring an advanced touch strip with vertical and horizontal scrolling capability so users can flick, click and navigate in any direction.

Among the Explorer Touch Mouse’s unique features includean ambidextrous design providing comfort and durability in both hands, five customizable buttons, which grant easy and quick access to favoritetasks; a snap-in nano transceiver that gives its users the option to leave the transceiver plugged into the computer or conveniently store it in the bottom of the mouse; 2.4GHz wireless technology, and up to 18 months of hassle-free navigation.

For more information about these and other Microsoft Hardware products, visit

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