Microsoft Readies Foldable Mouse

Microsoft's New Mouse Can Change Shape

by Anton Shilov
08/19/2010 | 02:51 PM

Microsoft Corp.'s mysterious item, which was reported about several weeks ago, could be a mouse that can change its shape. The device is definitely the first of its kind and it is likely that other companies specializing on pointing devices will follow.

 

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse will not only be foldable (so that it could provide the best possible comfort for any hand and could be easily transportable), but will also sport an array of Microsoft's latest technologies, including Blue Track laser, touch-sensitive scroll panel and so on, reports Hexus web-site. The mouse will be wireless and will feature a 2.4GHz "nano-transceiver", which implies on Bluetooth technology.

The product is not going to be affordable, according to Notebooksbilliger.de web-site it will cost €69.99 ($89.71). The device will be available starting October 13, 2010, the seller claimed until the page was taken down.

Flexible mouse is potentially a good option for computers that are used by different people since it can be adjusted in accordance with personal demands. However, such flexibility may play a bad role for those, who use a computer for prolonged time since mouse will naturally change its shape during active usage.

Microsoft did not comment on the news-story.