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conclusion:We're mixed

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The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse mixes features from the company's multi-touch Touch Mouse with more traditional input methods, with mixed results. It's a comfortable, ergonomic mouse, with smooth control, and standard, responsive left and right buttons that take up most of the front of the mouse. What's different is the replacement of the scroll wheel with a flat touch strip down the middle of the mouse. The strip can be used for scrolling, has programmable buttons, and includes haptic feedback (which can be disabled). show more

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Critic reviews

6.7
7 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    5.7
  • Design and form factor
    6.1
  • Configurability
    6.4
  • Accuracy
    6.8
  • Portability
    8.4

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User reviews

8.0
3 reviews
7.0
PC Mag Aug 18, 2011

The Explorer Touch Mouse offers up unique touch-based scrolling with haptic feedback for a respectable price, but its ergonomics could be better.

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7.0
TechCrunch Sep 3, 2011

When it comes to the every day, basic uses of a mouse, both the Microsoft Touch Mouse and The Explorer are excellent choices (aside from that whole right click vs. left click thing).

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6.0
Cult of Mac Sep 10, 2011

It comes down to what you’re looking for in a mouse. And if gestures aren’t on the list, then the Explorer Touch is a well made, cheap mouse that consumers should consider.

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8.0
TechSpot Oct 20, 2011

As a mobile mouse, the only thing missing are the side click buttons. That said, I do prefer the Explorer Touch over Microsoft's Arc Touch as it feels more natural.

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6.0
Digital Versus May 3, 2012

It's a shame that this mouse is held back by its slow sensor and lack of thumb buttons, as the touch-sensitive scroll wheel and the well-designed driver are real strong points for the Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse. As it is, you'll need to stick to office computing and web browsing to get the best...

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5.0
Computer Shopper Nov 9, 2011

Microsoft's Explorer Touch mouse abandons the traditional scroll wheel for a hit-or-miss touch strip that uses vibrating feedback. It's an interesting idea, but our hands tell us you're better off sticking with tradition.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Jan 19, 2012

Its smooth surface, touch scrolling and low profile design won't please everyone, but the Explorer Touch is an accurate and comfortable pointing device.

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7.0
marc marc

The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse mixes features from the company's multi-touch Touch Mouse with more traditional input methods, with mixed results. It's a comfortable, ergonomic mouse, with smooth control, and standard, responsive left and right buttons that take up most of the front of the...

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