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nekrosoft13
08-27-08, 10:09 PM
We're not really sure if Microsoft is peddling a revolution here or just the mousing tech flavor of the month, but we've got ourselves a much better idea of where things might be going. After that little "Say Goodbye to Laser" teaser turned our pointing device world upside down, a reader spotted this MS Explorer Mini Mouse with "Blue Track" technology over on Amazon.de. Coincidence? We're guessing no. We followed a bit more of the PI work done by our fine commenters and discovered Blue Track to be based on a blue LED combined with a wide-angle lens that's supposed to work on more surfaces than laser and optical. Microsoft only really seems to be aiming this at the portable spectrum, hence the wireless adapter and miniature size, so perhaps Blue Track isn't the end of laser after all.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/08/ms-blue-track-1.jpg

http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/27/microsofts-new-blue-track-mouse-spotted/

crainger
08-28-08, 01:46 AM
So it plays HD movies?

bob saget
08-28-08, 01:59 AM
nope, bluray ;)

Quick420
08-28-08, 07:36 AM
Muhahaha......:D

einstein_314
08-28-08, 12:26 PM
sweet, a mouse with ground effects....just what I always wanted.

BronzeGod
08-28-08, 11:54 PM
Ricer mouse. PHAIL. A green light would be even more accurate.

CaptNKILL
08-29-08, 12:19 AM
Meh, I'm still using an MX518 and an MX500 (both optical) and I don't see any point in using anything else. The only thing they don't track on is a mirror...

EDIT: Or my monitor's screen apparently... :p

Viral
08-29-08, 12:51 AM
I wonder if that USB drive is just there as a good place to store one of if it's some sort of USB rechargable battery. Doesn't seem to be connected, however, so i guess the former...

ASUSEN7900GTX
08-29-08, 04:57 AM
yeah worlds first portable bluray player...? :)

XDanger
08-29-08, 05:43 PM
I wonder if that USB drive is just there as a good place to store one of if it's some sort of USB rechargable battery. Doesn't seem to be connected, however, so i guess the former...

No, The mouse has a usb port,The drive is plugged in there.