BlueTrack Better Than Expected

"Microsofts BlueTrack Mice reportedly track better than expected"

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BlueTrack Better Than Expected Microsoft Blue Track mice
Microsoft announced a pair of mice, one for mobile users and one for normal home users, earlier this month bearing a new tracking technology called BlueTrack. The main feature of this new technology is its extreme versatility, being able to work on a wide variety of surfaces, including granite and marble.

"Microsoft's BlueTrack Technology works on more surfaces than both optical and laser mice. The large, blue beam and specular optics architecture, in conjunction with a Microsoft-designed image sensor and proprietary pixel geometry, generates a high-contrast picture of the mousing surface that allows exceptional tracking accuracy. The BlueTrack Technology light beam emanating from the bottom of the mouse is more than four times as large as the average laser beam used in today's mice, enabling reliable mouse tracking even on difficult surfaces such as carpet."

Expreview recently got to have some hands-on experience with Explorer Mini for mobile users and found that it was so versatile that it could even work on transparent glass. This news must come as a surprise to even Microsoft, as their product page explicitly states in an asterisk notation: "BlueTrack Technology does not work on clear glass or mirrored surfaces."

The Microsoft Explorer Mini wireless mouse will retail for about $79.

How would you like a mouse that works on just about any surface?

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20-09-2008, 17:56:41


Very nice mate, I thought you where going for the upper model of that which comes in a red box, my mistake.

Enjoy, I hope you do any ways :D

I am already! ;)

You must be talking about the Titanium Fatal1ty Professional or whatever its called. Thats way too expensive for my budget!

20-09-2008, 18:35:09

Okay fair enough :D I hate having a budget ROFL

21-09-2008, 03:17:44

and thats why he got the same sound card as me LOL :P if you get an 5.1 set on it you will be like awesome :P :D

21-09-2008, 07:29:34

my pics of my whole pc are coming stay tuned ;)

23-09-2008, 19:49:09

Really nicely overclocked. :rolleyes: Also, I wants that mouse, I saw it on TigerDirect, and it's awesome.

24-09-2008, 17:41:40


Really nicely overclocked. :rolleyes: Also, I wants that mouse, I saw it on TigerDirect, and it's awesome.

Thanks! :)

I would highly reccomend the mouse, Its a large improvement over something stock or a normal wireless low dpi mouse (in my case). The connectivity and sensitivity are simply outstanding. It makes your computer feel completely different.

Last night whilst I was bored and taking a bag full of insults about my messy cables and my bad computer skills, I had another shot at cable management.

Pictures (Please note that it looks much better in real life than it does in pictures, but, you be the judge);

24-09-2008, 18:04:04

gorgeous :D

25-09-2008, 04:27:54

Really nice setup, and great cable management...nice and simple inside the case...I like it

25-09-2008, 11:43:36


Really nice setup, and great cable management...nice and simple inside the case...I like it

Thanks :)

Its much easier on the eyes ever since the cable management. :cool:

28-09-2008, 09:06:13

I've made a video of my rig.


Thanks :)

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