After launching the plain-vanilla Touch and Arc Touch mice,Microsoft has introduced yet another rodent to its touch-enabled mouse range. Like the others, the Explorer Touchmouse bears a “Touch strip” between the left and right buttons. This touch-sensitive strip allows vertical and horizontal scrolling by just flicking your finger across its surface. Apart from the two main buttons, the Explorer Touch features three customisable buttons that can be assigned to common Windows tasks.
It eschews cables with a 2.4 GHz wireless interface that employs a space saving “nano” receiver module. According to Microsoft, a fresh set of batteries should last you for one and a half years. The mouse also implements the BlueTrack sensor, which works on almost all surfaces except glass. This work-anywhere capability comes at a premium though, since the mouse is priced at Rs 2400.