Microsoft has been teasing us for a couple of weeks now about a plan to rid its product line of laser mice, but the company picked a weird day to do so; with all the Apple announcements and such. The new mice employs some sort of blue beam magic, along with some special optics to allow better service tracking on different types of services.
The large, blue beam and specular optics architecture, in conjunction with a Microsoft-designed image sensor and proprietary pixel geometry, generates a high-contrast picture of the mousing surface that allows exceptional tracking accuracy. The BlueTrack Technology light beam emanating from the bottom of the mouse is more than four times as large as the average laser beam used in today’s mice, enabling reliable mouse tracking even on difficult surfaces such as carpet.
Two mice are going to receive the blue treatment when the Explorer Mouse and Explorer Mini Mouse become available at Best Buy stores in November for $99 and $79, respectively.