Been using this Microsoft Touch Mouse since last week along with the Asus Zenbook UX31 that I am reviewing. It’s the Windows equivalent of Apple’s Magic Mouse and works pretty much the same.
I wasn’t impressed with the track-pad of the Acer Aspire S3 so I used it with this one and it worked perfectly. Same goes with the Asus UX31.
The mouse is a bit stubby but that makes it more ergonomic and fits the palm of the hands more comfortably. The shape looks like that spaceship in the movie “Flight of the Navigator” many decades ago.
The upper surface is full of pimple marks and faint cross hairs that offer some form of tactile feedback when you move your fingers over the top surface of the device. The left and right buttons are still there and separated by a smooth cut in the middle.
The wireless Bluetooth connection to the laptop is established via the USB dongle that’s stowed at the bottom of the mouse. There’s also the battery compartment that fits two AA batteries. The Microsoft Touch Mouse supports a number of touch gestures from one finger to 3-finger gestures.
What I really liked about it is that the touch surface is pretty sensitive, accurate and responsive. Gesture commands are easy to execute and the system responds to the touch commands very well. Having used the Apple Magic Mouse for many months, I’d say the performance is similar if not better (the glossy surface of the Magic Mouse is sometimes awkward to use).
I am liking the Microsoft Touch Mouse so much that I’d rather use the gesture commands on it than on the trackpad of the Aspire S3 and the Asus UX31. The device was launched back in October 2011 and retails for around Php3,990 in stores.