If you’re anything like me, you spend an awful lot of time using your laptop as exactly that: a laptop. Which means no handy desk where you can use the mouse. For me, that means having to deal with the endless agony of the touchpad. I am not touchpad-capable, no matter how many years I’ve been forced to use one. When I still had a trackball mouse, I could use it more places than my new and improved optical mouse, which seems silly to me. This might possibly be the answer I didn’t know I was looking for.

This new offering from Microsoft is 2.5? X 3.8?, so it’s easy to travel, yet still a decent size to use. It can be used either right-handed or left-handed, and has three customizable buttons.

Now the good part… the Microsoft Express Mouse is supposed to be usable on practically any surface, with the exception of clear glass or mirrored surfaces. Which means as you sit on the couch, at the coffee shop, on a plane or train, or in the airport boarding area, you can still use your mouse. Microsoft has developed BlueTrack Technology to make it possible. You don’t even need batteries, as it uses a USB cord.

The Express Mouse by Microsoft is supposed to be available in Flint Grey and Hibiscus Red in April, and Turf Green, Dahlia Pink, Ultramarine Blue and Coast Blue in June. Cost will be only $19.95 US, making it easily competitive with other mice.

Source: The Gadgeteer

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