Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Search


Home » News » Input

Microsoft Announces Mice with Windows 8 Start Button Built-in
Author: Cássio LimaDate: May 24, 2013 - 5:39 AM PST
Category: Input
More Info: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2013/05/2...

Today, Microsoft is announcing two new mice designed specifically for Windows. These are the first mice from Microsoft to include a Windows button on them, giving you quick and easy access to specific features in Windows – and, in the case of the Sculpt Comfort Mouse, more advanced functionality in Windows 8.

Sculpt Comfort Mouse

The Sculpt Comfort Mouse is a perfect companion to the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard Microsoft announced last fall. The Sculpt Comfort Mouse has a touch-sensitive blue strip on its side called the Windows touch tab that makes it easy to navigate Windows 8 with just the touch or swipe of a finger. When pressed, it of course takes you to your Start screen, just like the Windows buttons on keyboards, PCs, and tablets.

But it does more than just take you to your Start screen. If you swipe up on the blue strip, it cycles through all your open Windows Store apps in Windows 8. And if you swipe down, it will reveal all the open apps (on the left side of your screen) for you to select the one you want. You don’t have to worry about a tiny USB transceiver since the Sculpt Comfort Mouse uses Bluetooth to connect to your Windows PC or tablet. It also has a comfortable ergonomic design and our BlueTrack technology to be used on pretty much any surface.

The Sculpt Comfort Mouse will be available in June for an estimated retail price of USD 39.95.

Sculpt Mobile Mouse

The Sculpt Mobile Mouse is the latest evolution of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 – with a Windows button which works great on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Like the Sculpt Comfort Mouse, it also has four-way scrolling – meaning you can scroll sideways by tilting the scroll wheel to the right or left in addition to the vertical scrolling you’re used to. This makes navigating the Start screen in Windows 8 or apps that scroll horizontally a breeze. The Sculpt Mobile Mouse has a compact design, a tiny wireless USB transceiver, and BlueTrack technology.

The Sculpt Mobile Mouse will be available in May for an estimated retail price of USD 29.95.


click to enlarge


click to enlarge

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article

Last 10 News Articles in Input Section
  • SteelSeries and Team Natus Vincere Introduce the Sensei RAW Na’Vi Edition
        September 24, 2013 - 5:11 AM
  • SteelSeries Intros the Sensei RAW Mouse and QcK Mousepad in Orange
        September 23, 2013 - 3:09 AM
  • Tt eSPORTS Intros the VOLOS Combat White Laser Gaming Mouse
        September 23, 2013 - 3:05 AM
  • Corsair Unveils New Gaming Products
        September 2, 2013 - 6:43 AM
  • Logitech Intros the Ultrathin Touch Mouse
        August 28, 2013 - 7:39 PM
  • Genius Release the KB-G265 Gaming Keyboard in North America
        August 27, 2013 - 8:46 PM
  • Tt eSPORTS Introduces the Poseidon Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
        August 26, 2013 - 3:01 AM
  • Logitech Announces Special White Edition Wireless Touch Keyboard K400
        August 23, 2013 - 6:58 AM
  • Logitech Unveils Tablet Accessories
        August 21, 2013 - 6:13 AM
  • Razer Unveils the Tartarus Gaming Keypad
        August 16, 2013 - 6:01 AM
  • More Input News...

  • RSSLatest Content
    ASRock D1800B-ITX Motherboard
    September 18, 2014 - 3:20 AM
    PNY XLR8 120 GiB SSD Review
    September 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM
    ASRock D1800M Motherboard
    September 8, 2014 - 1:37 PM
    Samsung Chromebook Review
    September 2, 2014 - 6:30 PM
    ASUS H97-PRO GAMER Motherboard
    August 22, 2014 - 2:26 PM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 240 GiB SSD Review
    August 18, 2014 - 2:26 PM
    Cougar MX300 Case Review
    August 7, 2014 - 1:50 PM







    © 2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)