Today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft unveiled the Touch Mouse, a new multitouch device designed for Windows 7 that lets people click, flick, scroll and swipe, making it easy and fun to interact with their Windows 7 PCs.

Touch me please

“The new Touch Mouse is a great way for customers to interact naturally with their Windows 7-based PC,” said Mark Relph, senior director of the Windows Developer and Ecosystem Team at Microsoft. “We worked closely with the Microsoft Hardware team to help develop the multitouch gestures that make Windows 7 easier, simpler and more fun to use. After just a few minutes with this mouse you’ll see why.”

Touch Mouse lets people do everything they are used to doing with a mouse, such as point and click, but also adds gestures with one, two or three fingers to amplify the Windows 7 operating system by creating simple shortcuts to the tasks people want to do most.

  • One finger lets people manage individual documents or pages by flicking to quickly scroll, pan and tilt, and one thumb lets people move back or forward through a Web browser.
  • Two fingers manage windows, letting people maximize, minimize, snap and restore them.
  • Three fingers let people navigate their whole desktop, showing instant viewer or clearing their desktop.

Touch Mouse will be available in June 2011 for the estimated retail price of $79.95 (Rs. 3,600 approx) and will carry a three-year warranty.

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