Microsoft Touch Mouse Review and Giveaway

Before I got my laptop and all I had was a desktop computer, I was quite picky about the kind of mouse that I had. I started out with just the kind that you could click on the left or the right. Then I was introduced to the mouse that had the wheel in the middle which made scrolling a page so much easier. At that point, I thought I had reached the pinnacle of computer mouses.

Then I got my laptop which had the touch mouse and I never wanted to go back to the old way of scrolling again. That was until we were recently contacted by Microsoft to do a review and giveaway of their newest innovation — The Touch Mouse.

It’s sleek

It’s stylish

It does so much more than any other mouse on the market!

At first glance, you probably would be like me and think it was just a left click/right click type mouse. It’s so much more! In fact, the Touch Mouse is a combination of all three types I described above.

About the Touch Mouse

Touch Mouse features a large touch-sensitive surface that responds to one, two, and three-fingered movements that are optimized for window management: snapping, moving, minimizing and maximizing, going backwards and forwards on your webpage, swinging between tasks, and so on. Its contoured shape fits comfortably in your hand, and with built-in BlueTrack Technology you can to use it virtually anywhere. Touch Mouse is easy to learn and fun to use, but you can still point and click as you would with your old mouse while getting comfortable with the Touch gestures.

 

The Touch Mouse makes your Windows 7 experience so much better! it sells for $79.95 and can be purchased at any office supply store or online at Microsoft.

Key Features

There are some key features to the Touch Mouse that make it different and unique. You can choose to use one, two, or three fingers when scrolling and clicking.

  • One Finger: Scroll, flick, or pan any direction for quick navigation. Sweep your thumb to go forward or back.
  • Two Fingers: Snap to see your windows side by side, or maximize and minimize.
  • Three Fingers: Show all open windows or reveal your desktop.
  • Exclusively for Windows 7: Touch Mouse takes advantage of the enhanced features of Windows 7 to make you more productive.

Watch this video to learn more about the Touch Mouse

Enter to Win

2 readers will be chosen to get their very own Touch Mouse! To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here letting us know what you think your favorite part of this mouse will be.

The giveaway will end on January 26th and a winner will be chosen by random.org and announced in our weekly Around the Blogosphere post.

Comments

  1. laurie zimmer says

    I loved how they showed the touch points with the camera view. Looks awesome…..can’t wait to give it a spin!

  2. mitch1066 says

    i hate the click click click of the mouse but love the internet,i also have a chronic pain condition so this mouse would certainly help!

  3. sarah davis says

    my favorite feature would be that you only have to swipe your finger to move forward, on my mouse you have to click for every move
    sarah at realtorsd.com

  4. Amy Brewer says

    I like that you just have to touch the mouse with fingers to get it to work. love that it makes it more virtual.

  5. K.Pugh says

    We recently moved and no longer use cable tv in our home. (Love it, don’t miss it or the large bills)
    Instead we are using the internet to watch all the same stuff. This wireless mouse would make that easier.

  6. Janet Jackson says

    Touch Mouse is easy to learn and fun to use, but you can still point and click as you would with your old mouse while getting comfortable with the Touch gestures.

  7. belinda m says

    the scroll sounds like it would be the handiest of all for me. You can do so much with it!

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  8. says

    I have a lot of trouble with scrolling on my laptop – this sounds like it could be made a lot easier!
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

  9. Michelle Fosnaugh says

    I think the Three Fingers because you can show all your windows. And I always have multiple windows open Im going back and forth through. LOL queen of multi tasking in real life and online!

  10. Gladys M says

    Exclusively for Windows 7: Touch Mouse takes advantage of the enhanced features of Windows 7 to make you more productive is my favorite feature!

    mysteri_015 at yahoo dot com

  11. Rebecca says

    I have bad arthritis in my hands and my mouse has been driving me nuts/painful!!! and I’m suppose to be starting a work at home job so I will be at the desk a lot more and was looking for something new.This will be great

  12. Stacey Bicovny says

    I like all the features but really like the fact you can perform most of the actions by quick motions of your finger(s)

  13. Stephanie V. says

    Three Fingers: Show all open windows or reveal your desktop — how cool! In need of some advanced tech love in my life . . .

  14. says

    How very cool! I love that it just takes a swipe of your fingers to use this mouse and that it works on any surface. This sounds like it would be so easy to use – not to mention it’s cute and stylish!

  15. Timbo says

    The best part of this is the overall sensory input potential of this thing. It seems delightfully intuitive.

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  16. Mommydoll13 says

    the window snap… i love that ill be able to have my windows side by side

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  17. Geoff K says

    I definitely love that it works great on any surface without a mousepad, which would come in handy since the desks in my home office and work office are made of glass!

  18. Christina Gould says

    My favorite part of this mouse will be the fun things you can do with your fingers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Greg Zimmerman says

    I think the scrolling/panning and the two finger function will make my work with AutoCAD and Power Simulation programs much easier.

  20. Sus says

    I like the Two Fingers” Snap to see your windows side by side, or maximize and minimize”
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

  21. Aisling says

    I think this would be my favorite: Two Fingers: Snap to see your windows side by side, or maximize and minimize.

  22. Martha C says

    I would love to tell my husband I got a cool gadget before he did. Even though he will probably “borrow” it from me if I win!!

  23. acebenkei says

    i like three and two finger features. they will really speed up computer using. it will took some time to get use to it but it will significantly improve mouse usage.

  24. Claire says

    I think this would be my favorite: Two Fingers: Snap to see your windows side by side, or maximize and minimize.

  25. Laurie Harrison says

    Two Fingers: Snap to see your windows side by side, or maximize and minimize.
    That would be my favorite feature. My mouse is really plain jane compared to this one. Wow!

  26. Rick M. says

    In the video there was one scene where they were sliding two fingers toward and away from each other, similar to the motion used to zoom in on a image if using a tablet PC. I can see this becoming a standard feature on all computer mice in the future once applications are developed to utilize the feature.

    BTW, Blue Track technology is the best. I will not buy a mouse without it cuz it works on any surface. I once was in a situation where the mouse I using (with red light) did not track on a table surface I was using and had to go out and buy a mouse pad to use it. I have never had to pull out my mouse pad since going to a Microsoft 3500 mouse with Blue Track.

  27. Lorrie (pinklady705) says

    My favorite feature is that the Touch Mouse takes advantage of the enhanced features of Windows 7 to make you more productive.

  28. Amy Brown Whitley says

    My favorite part will be the Three Fingers (Show all open windows or reveal your desktop) option.

    amybrown16 (at) insightbb (dot) com

  29. Michelle says

    I love this idea. My favorite thing about this is that it will respond like the touchscreens I’m now used to using. You wouldn’t believe how many times I try to tap my laptop to no avail!

  30. DebbyM says

    I love the Three Fingers: Show all open windows or reveal your desktop feature. This mouse is “too cool!”.

    Thanks

  31. loriag says

    I think my favourite part of the mouse will be -One Finger: Scroll, flick, or pan any direction for quick navigation. Sweep your thumb to go forward or back.

  32. Jeanne says

    I like that you have the choice to use one, two, or three fingers when scrolling and clicking. Love this! Thank you for this great giveaway. :) Jeanne

  33. Lacey King says

    I like that its wireless and can be used from anywhere, and not get tangled in all the cords behind your computer.

  34. Betty says

    Love the Touch scroll technology. I’m not getting what they mean by 1 2 or 3 finger controll. My mouse use is either right or left clicking. But I love new tech gadgets and would love to try it out.

  35. celia nickel says

    The Scrolling feature. My problem with traditional scrolling features is eventually it gets old or sticky and no longer scrolls! That definitely won’t be a problem with this mouse.

  36. Debbie C says

    I like the thumb function for forward or back but the ergonomic design would probably be my favorite aspect of this mouse.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. says

    I LOVE the design (black is my favorite color) and it seems to make navigation easy which is a priority when I shop for a new mouse as I use a programs that work best with mouses that give me more freedom

  38. Melanie says

    I really like all the techniques you can use with your fingers. So much quicker and easier than with a regular mouse.

  39. Michelle Tucker says

    I think I would love the ease of switching screens. The Two Fingers: Snap to see your windows side by side, or maximize and minimize (sounds like a feature I’d use a lot)

  40. kandace ferguson says

    i dont have a mouse right now and i need one. I think that all the different features will really be neat. Good luck everyone!

  41. says

    I love that it’s wireless. I have used a wired mouse with my laptop and sometimes it’s just not easy or convenient to use because the space available is limited.

  42. says

    I think my favorite feature is the way this mouse interacts with windows 7! Aside from that, being that i’m left handed, being able to switch my buttons as needed is important ;)

  43. Michele says

    Thank you for the chance. I think my favorite part would not having a scrolling ball or wheel to mess with. My fingers are getting bad so this would be perfect.

  44. Norm Funk says

    I like the fact that it goes into low power mode until you touch it, saving the battery and extending the time between changing them.

  45. Nicole Sender says

    I like that you can choose to use one, two, or three fingers when scrolling and clicking and it works with Windows 7.

  46. elven johnson says

    I think the best part would be watching my friends try to use it. They are not computer smart so it would be so funny.

  47. Justine says

    My fave thing is that it’s wireless but it seems amazing in all other aspects too! I am a computer fanatic so this will get a lot of love!

  48. Dara Nix says

    I just love the fact that it is wireless! I am SO tired of my mouse cord getting tangled up and wedged in at the back of the desk!

  49. Daily Woman says

    I like the feature that you just snap to see side by side windows. Plus that it enhances Windows 7 should be a good thing too.

  50. Rosey says

    My hands get tired of the mouse if I’m doing something on the computer that takes awhile, so my favorite feature is being able to switch it up and swipe a thumb to get something done.

  51. shirley pebbles says

    I love that I don’t have to worry about a cord when I am moving around and all I have to do is move my thumb. Awesome.

  52. Michelle H. says

    I think that besides it being wireless, I would like how it can be used different ways according to how I want to use it.

  53. Michaela R says

    I use a trackball mouse right now, which makes it easier to cruise with the mouse. I can only imagine how much easier and more simple it would be to have a touch re-active mouse. This would be an amazing win. Crossing my fingers!

  54. Jared Roberts says

    I love that you can use the shortcuts of one, two, or three fingers, but you can also just point and click like an old style mouse until you get used to the shortcuts.

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