Click, Flick and Scroll with Microsoft’s new Touch Mouse

by Shalu Pillai

After launching the Arc Touch Mouse last year, Microsoft unveiled its multitouch mouse for a more fun interaction to Windows 7 users. The Touch Mouse allows all the users to point and click as they are used to but also adds gestures with one, two or three fingers, creating simple shortcuts. Nine different system shortcuts have been installed at the top of the mouse. By the number of fingers, Microsoft breaks them as: One finger lets you manage individual pages by flicking to quickly scroll and hyper scroll while the thumb lets you move back or forward through a Web browser, Two fingers lets you manage windows, allowing maximize, minimize, snap and restore and Three fingers let you navigate your whole desktop, showing instant viewer or clearing their desktop. Watch a demo video of how it works after the jump.

Priced at $79.95, the Touch Mouse is expected to hit stores in May, though you can pre-order at Amazon already.

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