Posted by: kurtsh | August 28, 2008

NEWS: “Say Goodbye to Laser”

image This is too cool not to mention.

Ever had a problem with using an optical or laser mouse over a shiny surface like a granite table?

Mark DePue is research and development manager at the Microsoft desktop experiences group and he spoke at the Bloomberg Bootcamp on something coming down the pipe from MS Hardware:

"This year we’re introducing two new mice with our breakthrough tracking technology called Blue Track. The key to it is that it uses a big blue beam. And this is unlike any tracking technology that’s been introduced to date. What it does is it gives you the ability to work on more surfaces than you’ve ever been able to do before. You’ll see people taking their notebooks to more areas of the house. You’ll also see business travelers who are in a different hotel room every other day want the ability to navigate on difference surfaces. Maybe it’s a granite desk in one hotel and maybe it’s a wood grain in another hotel. And this technology gives you the power and the flexibility to be able to track wherever and whenever you want."


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