Microsoft Touch Mouse

Basic Specs

OS compatibility Windows
Wireless connection RF
Programmable buttons 2
Tracking type Optical
Sensor DPI 1000

Recent News

No recent news about Microsoft Touch Mouse.

Recent Discussions

No recent discussions about Microsoft Touch Mouse.

Tech Specs

Hardware

Weight 0.18 pounds
Color Black
OS compatibility Windows

Mouse

Wireless Yes
Wireless connection RF
Programmable buttons 2
Touch surface Yes
Tracking type Optical
Sensor DPI 1000
Ambidextrous Yes

Battery

Name AA
Removable Yes

Recent News

No recent news about Microsoft Touch Mouse.

Recent Discussions

No recent discussions about Microsoft Touch Mouse.

7.0

Average User Review

of 3 total reviews
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Design 9
  • Features 8
  • Performance 8
  • Software 7
  • Battery Life 7

Login in order to review this product.

  • 8.0
    Show all User reviews

    Reviewed by JamesHD720 (Currently owns)

    Aesthetically speaking, this mouse is gorgeous. Very simplistic with a very nice matte finish. The touch area not only gives this mouse additional functionality but also gives it uniqueness with the "X's" dotting the surface. There's a little bit of gloss finish on either side of the mouse. Personally, I'm not a fan of glossy devices I have to handle regularly; That was my one complain with the Arc Touch. However, it's just enough to give this mouse character without being a finger-print magnet. Physically, this mouse feels very solid. A little heavy, but feels very well built. It's also very comfortable and has about the right high, even for someone who use large/long hands like myself.

    At first I was skeptical about how well the touch functionality worked. Most reviews I've seen are either "love it" or "hate it." But, after using it for a while and getting use to it, the touch functionality works very well (as it should as it's the main selling point of this device.) Touch is responsive and most gestures cut down on the amount of mouse movement the user has to make. My favorite is the two-finger left and right swipe for Aero-Snap. The "Expose" three-finger swipe is a little gimmicky, but it works fine nonetheless if you're into that type of thing.

    At first, I had a little issue with right-clicking. It felt very much like Apple's Magic Mouse, being a single button. You cannot have your index finger on the touch area while using your middle or ring finger to right-click or else it won't register. Eventually, I got over that and I think most people who use this device for at least a day will get it.

    Finally, scrolling is fantastic; Very fluid and responsive. In fact, I'd say this mouse has better scrolling support than most laptop track pad. The only thing that would make this mouse complete is pinch-zoom functionality. I do miss "middle-click" with a mouse wheel at times however, it's only a small tradeoff.

    At the very least, I'd recommend people try this mouse. Some just don't like touch-control and I get that. Just as a mouse though, this thing is solid. Overall, compared to the Magic Mouse, this mouse is pretty good competition (for the Windows side of things.)

    The Breakdown

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • Design 9
    • Features 8
    • Performance 8
    • Software 7
    • Battery Life 7
    Show the rest of this review and the breakdown
  • 4.0
    Show all User reviews

    Reviewed by AtTheFalcon (Currently owns)

    I got one of these shortly after it became available in Europe, but have since reverted to my previous mouse.

    The problem with the Microsoft Touch Mouse is that it is too heavy, and tends to adhere, or dig in, to the mousing surface, irrespective of whether it is a wooden desk, or a hard or cloth mouse mat.

    As such, it is difficult to position the cursor with any accuracy - click/dragging is worse, as the nose tends to dip when the button is depressed - and moving the mouse is tiring on the wrist (a first for me).

    It's not all bad: the touch-to-scroll function is a joy; responsive and accurate. Only for it, I'd have given up on the Touch Mouse sooner and, now that I have, I do miss the touch functions.

    Show the rest of this review and the breakdown
  • 9.0
    Show all User reviews

    Reviewed by McGyver (Currently owns)

    I've had this mouse since last November and I have to say I'm quite impressed with it.

    It has seven gestures:
    -scrolling up/down (one finger up/down)
    -scrolling left/right (one finger left/right)
    -back/forward (thumb swipe (can also be adjusted for left handers in the settings))
    -docking windows left or right (two fingers left/right)
    -maximizing and restoring windows (two fingers up/down)
    -minimizing all windows (three fingers down)
    -Expose-like windows view (three fingers up)

    The thumb swipes are particularry helpfull while browsing and I love the two finger swipe window docking gesture for general window management.

    Overall the mouse is fast and reliable even on a smooth glass surfice. Scrolling is generally good but needs some adjustments in the settings. Right clicking needs some getting to used to, but once you are comfortable with it is good.

    The negative:
    -no middle click => not suitable for gaming

    All in all the touch mouse is a very nice mouse for browsing and work which I do 95% of the time, plus it looks very sexy on my desk.

    Show the rest of this review and the breakdown
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5345_tracker