The new Microsoft Touch Mouse combines the virtues of a regular mouse with multi-touch gestures for Windows 7. The Touch Mouse lets users do everything they’re used to doing with a mouse, such as point and click, but adds multi-touch functionality that helps them navigate with a flick of their fingers.
The Touch Mouse is available in solid black or a newly announced Artist Edition created by New York-based artist Deanne Cheuk.
As shown in the videos, users can navigate with Touch Mouse in a variety of ways:
- One finger allows users to scroll 360 degrees through the document they’re in.
- Two fingers allow them to manage the active window they’re using and perform tasks such as maximizing and minimizing windows or snapping them left or right.
- Three fingers allow users to manage their whole desktop by switching between different tasks or clearing all open windows.
- A flick of the thumb allows users to move forward and back in programs such as Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, and Windows Photo Viewer.