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Microsoft's redesigned, ultraportable...mouse?The Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse is meant to travel light with your Windows 8 tablet-to-be. It works well with Android tablets, too.
I am Scott Stein and with windows eight around the corner and a whole bunch of crazy windows eight touch devices coming with that. You need accessories right well Microsoft is ready for that. An addition to announcing a new keyboard. There's the -- touch mouse this little tiny thing is a mess and -- seventy dollars which is not cheap at all. And what it is is it's -- not much more than that even though it does have the word touch in the name. The amount of touch functionality that's in this is not multi touch even though you may think it by looking at the surface. Its single touch and it has four way touch scrolling so as -- -- scrolling if you want to scroll through web pages and also side to side. That's cool except there are a lot of other mice out there that do that and for a lot less money. -- you're getting here is all design is about point 14 pounds of the battery inside it feels really light weight it's super small. And it's actually ergonomic right feel like it is I mean in terms of the fact that he -- they would not be comfortable and -- use. When you put it down and table with a thick part facing you and move it around. It's pretty comfortable to use only your hand is making a lot of contact with your desk surface in your fingers -- at the top. The motions are not much different than with a regular mouse but you will be squeezing these two sides of your fingers. And using other finger to navigate. This is strictly for the executive -- those who actually want amounts mean I use an iPad. And I admit I would like to use a -- sometimes along with a keyboard to create a perfect computer feel and that's why you would sell maps to go with a tablet is to provide. A more complete computer -- to go along with that multi touch environment. But that's what it is don't expect anything more despite the name and -- Microsoft should get kudos for really cool design. And an interesting pop out battery -- the comes at the side. By seventy dollars too high for most people I think I'm Scott Stein and that's a look at the Microsoft -- touch malice and they'll be available soon.