Microsoft Touch Mouse

November 23, 2011 by Andrew Seymour

So recently I received a Microsoft Touch Mouse, it’s the most expensive mouse that I’ve owned but it definitely seems to live up to it’s price tag – it’s a truly incredible mouse even down to the way it’s packaged.

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When you remove the little mouse podium that it’s on, underneath is where you find all your cables, batteries, software and such like;

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What you’ll find is the mouse is attached to the whole white board that was just removed, this was actually a little bit difficult. trying to remove the mouse at a 45 degree angle, while pressing down on 2 clips at the back and holding the white tray steady. Eventually it came off with a little bit of pressure – the instructions don’t give much away on how to do this;

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Maybe I was just doing it wrong? Besides the point, setup was incredibly easy – I didn’t bother installing the software first, after all it’s designed for Windows 7, it grabbed all the drivers by default but was a little bit disappointed it didn’t grab the IntelliPoint Software as well but that was just grabbed straight from the site (http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/touch-mouse#support).

My previous mouse had quite a large receiver so was very impressed and also found it quite funny the fact that the USB connector is actually larger than the transceiver;

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The size of it is quite standard, perhaps not as peaked as my previous mouse but you can see a direct comparison – very little difference, maybe just a little bit more streamlined;

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The software guides you through all the gesture – there are quite a lot of things you can do, maximise applications, snap them left and right, show the desktop, go back and forth on a browser for example.

It does take a little bit of getting used to be but I think any new device does, but very quickly it becomes intuitive and comes naturally. I definitely recommend the Microsoft Touch Mouse, it simplifies life so much.


Categories: Microsoft, Windows

Tags: microsoft, review, touch mouse, windows 7