Microsoft says goodbye to the laser, say hi to Blue Track

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 27 2008 @ 20:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft is running a teaser ad for a new product that will be released next month. The ad states "Say Goodbye to Laser", which suggests Microsoft will unveil a new mouse on September 9 that introduces a new mouse technology that will replace laser mice.

Fortunately you won't have to wait another week or two to get the answer because Engadget has already found it. A page at the German Amazon website indicates Microsoft will release a new Explorer Mini Mouse notebook mouse with "Blue Track" technology. This new technology uses a blue LED in combination with a wide-angle lens.

So what does this all mean? Basically it means you'll get a mouse with better tracking that will work on more surfaces than laser or optical based mice.

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