Microsoft Announces 2 New Mice With Start Buttons
Microsoft Corporation has announced two new mice: the Sculpt Mobile Mouse and the Sculpt Comfort Mouse. This is the first time that Microsoft created a mouse with a button dedicated to bringing up the Windows 8 Start menu. You can also use the mouse to return to the desktop without having to use the keyboard.
The Mobile Mouse has just a start key and scroll wheel whereas the Comfort Mouse has a button that works as a capacitive surface to toggle through open programs in Windows 8. Swiping the strip in the other direction brings up a list of open apps on the left side of the screen. The Mobile Mouse uses a dongle and the Comfort Mouse uses Bluetooth.
The Mobile version of the mouse will be available at a price of $29.95 and the Comfort Version will cost $39.95. The Mobile version is available now, but the Comfort model isn’t coming till June.
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry