Microsoft Touch Mouse

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78
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

With its gesture-based controls, Microsoft's Touch Mouse provides unparalleled control over your Windows 7 environment. However, to take full advantage of it, you essentially have to relearn everything you ever knew about working with a mouse, from scrolling to clicking to minimizing and maximizing windows (the gestures can be disabled from the Control Panel if you like the feel of the mouse and don't want to use them). The Touch Mouse does have a good, comfortable feel in the hand, and if you're willing to take the time to get used to its gestures, you may find it useful. But if you're happy with the level of control you get from your current mouse, there's little reason to switch.

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Average Critic Score

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73
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Configurability

70
 

Accuracy

70
 

Portability

60
 

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85
 

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67
 

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90
 

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89
 
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86
 

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90
 
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90
 

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90
 
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