Microsoft Touch Mouse

  • Microsoft Touch Mouse
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Based on 32 scores, 54 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    12

Pros:

  • Support for multitouch gestures right on mouse's upper surface.
  • Quick setup and reasonable learning curve.
  • Great for multitaskers working on multiple monitors.

Cons:

  • Not good for gaming.
  • On some PCs, USB receiver requires use of extension cable to get a clear signal.

Expert reviews and ratings

By geeksquad.co.uk on -

Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of mice released by Microsoft that seem to be tailored towards using touch gestures. These gestures are a big part of Windows 8, which when complimented by the Touch Mouse adds a very welcome...

By PC Advisor on 70

We like the Touch Mouse, with some reservations. At £39 it's a solid mouse, and Microsoft input devices tend to last for a good long while. We're just not so enamoured of the gesture control, and found it a little slow....

By PCWorld New Zealand on 40

Microsoft’s Touch Mouse, aimed at Windows 7 users, is a direct challenge to Apple’s multi-touch Magic Mouse. Apple’s Magic Mouse is an uncomfortable, gimmicky device. Did Microsoft Hardware, with its history of high-quality peripherals, do better? No,...

By Computer Shopper on 80

Microsoft's clever Windows 7-specific mouse brings some of Win 7's keyboard shortcuts to the tips of your mousing fingers. It's a great fit for efficiency hounds....

By hardwarezone.com.sg on 85

At first glance, it’s a little hard not to look at Microsoft’s Touch Mouse, and think of Apple’s Mighty Mouse; a device that held a lot of promise, but in very un-Apple fashion, turned out badly implemented and above all, mediocre. After spending a...

By GeekZone on -

Imagine you have a mouse and a touchpad, all packaged together in one single product. That’s pretty much what the Microsoft Touch mouse is. While I do have a preference for a different style of mouse for my desktop at home, the Microsoft Touch mouse...

By Craving Tech on -

Microsoft Touch Mouse Review – Though Windows 7 offers a smoother and cleaner interface compared to Windows XP, we are still stuck with using our traditional point and click mechanism to interact with the multiple windows on our desktop area. For...

By DreamWare Computers on -

The concept of replacing traditional mechanical buttons with touch sensitive buttons is finding it's way onto more and more computer products. Every monitor I've owned for the last few years now has had touch sensitive buttons. Same goes for the...

By GadgetSpeak on 60

Touch is the current hot topic when features are mentioned. Now Microsoft’s latest mouse joins the party....

By theglobeandmail.com on -

Microsoft’s Touch Mouse isn’t a particularly thrilling piece of hardware to look at. Its smooth, arched back tapers to a pretty point at the front, and a BlueTrack laser system creates an unusual sapphire glow under its belly, but most folks probably...

By Pocket-lint on 50

A mouse that we wanted to love, but just couldn't because of its excessive weight and sluggishness. Out old, wired, Laser mouse is so much nicer to use and less prone to high-tech problems, like misinterpreted gestures....

By Real World Labs on -

Ever since i can remember i always liked Microsoft products whether we are talking about Windows operating systems, Office suites, AutoRoute programs and of course hardware (who can forget the natural keyboard over a decade ago). Unfortunately...

By VR-Zone on 80

So performance-wise as a Mouse for navigating documents, switching between active windows or browsing Web pages, there is really nothing you can fault this device for. Compared to the special edition Halo wireless mouse (also from...you’ve guessed...

By Tech2 on 65

Microsoft has priced the Touch Mouse at Rs. 3,999 in India. They say that the product is made for lifestyle users and therefore, there’s a very niche audience for this product. Apart from the weight and the slippery feel of the mouse, we’re quite...

By Gizmodo on -

Apple's Magic Mouse is two years old. It attempted to merge two interfaces—touch and mousing—in a meaningful way by hybridizing a capacitive touch surface and a mouse. It's pretty good. Microsoft's Touch Mouse is like that, but for Windows 7. And...

By Computeractive on 80

Though it's expensive this is a well-made mouse with a good use of touch technology – assuming you have Windows 7...

By Everything USB on -

For as long as anyone can remember, there has been mice and there has been touchpad input peripherals. Even though the technology for both has improved over the years, the sad fact of the matter is the number of truly unique mice or touchpads can be...

By itreviews.com on 80

The Microsoft Touch Mouse takes a bit of getting used to, and we aren't sure we'd want to use it all the time. But it is a great accompaniment to laptop computing in particular, where it adds oodles of functionality to the standard touchpad....

By TechRadar on 40

The mouse. An icon of computing. An essential tool of the workplace and the home. It can show off great style, be purely functional or be an out and out gaming plaything. It can boast two buttons, seventeen buttons or be buttonless. The mouse can be a...

By techcrunch.com on -

So maybe the actual touch portion of these two mice wasn’t as amazing as I had hoped. But as far as your standard mice are concerned, these two have ‘em beat. When it comes to the every day, basic uses of a mouse, both the Microsoft Touch Mouse and...