Mouse Gets BlueTrack Treatment

Microsoft’s BlueTrack mouse cuts a swathe through tricky surfaces

Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 uses Microsoft’s bluetrack technology, which means it can work on most surfaces, and makes it handy for around the house, or for those who work on the move with a laptop, but like to use a mouse.

It can be used on granite bench tops, timber floors and even the carpet. It works on any PC and operating system including Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Macintosh operating systems and connects to a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port.

So how does it work? Well it has a light beam that is more than four times as large as the average laser beam used in today’s mice, which enables it to capture a larger image.

It has ambidextrous design with chrome accents, and includes Microsoft’s first nano transceiver. Sticking out only 0.8 centimetres from the USB port, the transceiver can remain plugged into the computer or be stored in the mouse.