Date: December 15th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Microsoft Canada
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
A Notebook Mouse That Works on Virtually Any Surface.
The Microsoft® Explorer Mouse, with revolutionary Microsoft BlueTrack™ Technology, works more places than ever before, including on granite countertops, living room or airport carpets—even on a wood table or rough, unfinished park bench.
Snap In and Go - Simply snap in the transceiver to turn off the mouse, saving battery life.
Reliable Wireless - Microsoft 2.4 GHz wireless delivers a reliable connection with up to a 30-foot range.
Sophisticated Design and Comfort - The glowing blue light effects and comfortable curved surfaces set your mouse apart.
Go Anywhere - Microsoft BlueTrack Technology™ combines the power of optical with the precision of laser for remarkable tracking on more surfaces.
5-Button Mouse - Get quick access to the media, programs, and files you use most often with customizable buttons.
4-Way Scrolling - Scroll side to side as well as up and down.
What is BlueTrack?
Microsoft’s proprietary BlueTrack™ Technology works on more surfaces than both optical and laser mice.** It uses high-angle imaging optics to generate an accurate picture of the surface.
So what do you get for laying down US$40-$50 down for this small portable product.
The included accessory kit consists of a very handy carrying pouch, a user's manual along with the software driver CD. The drivers or software are not needed on a Windows platform seeing they are natively included with the system drivers. This allows the unit to be instantly plug and play.
And last out if the mouse and its small USB wireless transceiver. First impressions are that this mouse was not as small as I expected though it is not as large as the standard version. Picture a mouse that is about 3/4 the size of the normal variety. This product is very solid and feels well balanced.