Genius to launch Windows 8 Touch Mouse, to make its Touch gestures easier on desktops

Windows 8 is a leap ahead! It is going to open a whole new world of multi-touch gestures which you will be able to perform on a touchscreen device. You can even perform these gestures using a normal mouse or touchpad of your laptop, but it will be a bit hard to perform them that way. So, to save the users of current generation computers from lagging behind, a brilliant touch mouse is in the making.

Genius, a computer peripherals manufacturer, has looked into the problem and developed a Touch Mouse specially designed to perform the touch gestures of Windows 8 on non-touch computers.

This new mouse allows you to perform Windows 8 gestures while standing several feet away from your notebook and holding it in the air.

When placed on a table, it works as a normal wireless mouse with clickable buttons. However, its top surface is touch sensitive and is designed to allow several key Windows 8 gestures, including two-finger swipe from the right to launch the charms menu, two-finger swipe down from the top to launch a context menu and two-finger swipe from the left to switch between apps.

The mouse is going to be an important asset for professionals and mouse-addicted computer users to control their Windows 8 PCs easily. The prototype mouse which Genius showed off was having a bright yellow plastic chassis and fits comfortably in the hand of user.

The mouse is now in development and will be made publicly available after the release of Windows 8 later this year.

We might expect a Windows 8 Touch Mouse from Microsoft Hardware as well. Even earlier Microsoft has released three different touch mice for Windows 7. And since Windows 8 is totally touch-centric, I am sure that Microsoft Hardware engineers have something innovative going in their minds.

Video Courtesy: laptopmag.com.

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Susannah Lindsay quit her job a few years back to settle down in a life of domesticity. She has been living in Los Angeles for the last three years, and enjoys following new gadget releases and the latest happenings on the technological front.

2 Comments

  1. Great concept, but judging from the video, it needs a lot of work. He couldn’t get it to do much, really.

    If they can perfect it and get it perfect, I’ll buy one with Windows 8.

  2. Yes, the device in the video is just a prototype. Genius is continuously working on improving it. The final product will be a fully functional awesome product. 🙂

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