I use this mouse most of the time now, although I do still use a gaming-oriented mouse when I want to play around. Before this technology, we were either having optical or laser mouse, but now we also have BlueTrack mouse. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Did the BlueTrack technologies actually make a difference when it came to registering movement? At that point, optical and laser mice were more than sufficient for desktop PC users, even gamers.

Uploader: Meshakar
Date Added: 25 December 2007
File Size: 51.60 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 77245
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

What is BlueTrack technology?

The lower top half of the mouse is charcoal grey with rubberized finish that really helps to grip the mouse securely. The Explorer Mouse is one of two products released this year from Microsoft using an internally developed sensor technology called BlueTrack.

The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The bottom of the mouse is matte black with two non-stick pads that help glide the mouse along located at the front and back edges. Just a few years later and infrared laser diodes replaced the LEDs, increasing resolution and tracking abilities by more than an order of magnitude in some respects.

This is especially when we talk about computer peripherals like mouse, keyboards and more. A blue light briefly emanates from the underside of the Explorer Mouse when you set it down. Review Sections Review Specs. The all new BlueTrack technology uses an improved optical architecture that generates a wider beam of light on the lower side of the mouse.


Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Whereas Microsoft has been successful in the software area, in the niche of hardware much success has not been reported. Continue to next page 01 The portable version, the Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack technology looks and feels almost exactly the same as the desktop version.

Did the BlueTrack technologies actually make a difference when it came to registering movement? With BlueTrack technology, Microsoft has taken a strong step toward building a robust presence in computer peripherals.

Microsoft’s new “Blue Track” mouse spotted?

The Bad No dpi toggle button; mushy scroll wheel. Combined with the tapered design, it makes the mouse look as if its floating right after you remove the dongle from its storage place.

Slightly smaller at microsotf. These are complemented by microsooft scroll wheel, which on this mouse is thick and silver, with tiny horizontal notches. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The upper top half of the mouse is shiny plastic with a polished metal texture. The new system uses improved optical architecture with a wider beam of light to capture more of the surface beneath the mouse than even laser optical mice.


This is a nice compromise as it allows you the flexibility of a rechargeable mouse without needing to pop batteries in and out as well as the freedom to use one —time disposables if you really need to use the mouse right now.

Explorer Mouse | Device downloads | Microsoft Accessories

We’ve changed, we promise. Microsoft makes the claim that the new BlueTrack mice offer vastly improved tracking capabilities. As the Explorer mice are designed to be ergonomic for right-hands, the left side of the mouse features two different buttons generally used for forward and back when browsing the web.

Both mice feature a very cool glowing blue strip along the bottom edge.

Visit manufacturer site for details. Best Computer Accessories for bluetrsck Microsoft Explorer Mouse review: Microsoft Explorer Mouse Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

Knowledge What is BlueTrack technology?

The most common distance are a few meters and within that distance, the tracking is tremendous, which even some laser mice are failed to record. You cannot buy a new dongle.