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A Touch of Improvement: A Look at the New Microsoft Mouse

Microsoft's new mouse brings the touch control of a smartphone to the keyboard's right hand.

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This story appears in the August 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The effect is finding its way into computer peripherals. Take the Touch Mouse. This tool is the result of the Mouse 2.0 project, which was initiated in part to bring multifinger touch control devices to and in the process do away with discrete right- and left-clickable mouse buttons.

"The Touch Mouse runs from the same principles as a smartphone, but we applied those principles to open up a new realm of control over the PC," says Debbie Uttecht, product marketing manager for Microsoft Hardware.

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