Microsoft has announced two new Windows 8 compliant mice, the Sculpt comfort and Sculpt mobile mouse. The Sculpt comfort mouse costs $39.95 (approx Rs 2,220), while the Sculpt mobile mouse costs $29.95 (approx Rs 1,163). Both mice have been design specifically keeping Windows 8 in mind and both feature dedicated Windows keys. Also Read - Windows 11 could be a free upgrade for you provided you fall in this category
The Sculpt comfort mouse is an extension of the Sculpt comfort keyboard that Microsoft had announced last year. It has a blue strip on its left hand side that has a ‘Windows’ button integrated in it. But interestingly, the blue strip is touch sensitive and when one swipes up, it will cycle through all the Windows apps and if one swipes down it will cycle through all the open apps. It also uses bluetrack technology, which means it can be used on any surface. It integrates a bluetooth module and hence does not come with a separate USB receiver. Also Read - Nintendo Direct E3 2021: Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars, a new Legend of Zelda and more
The Sculpt mobile mouse on the other hand has a four way scroller, which can be used to not only navigate up and down but also sideways, which makes it ideal for the modern UI. It also integrates a ‘Windows’ home button and comes with a small wireless transceiver for a Bluetooth connection, and it also utilises bluetrack technology. Also Read - Windows 11 leaked online: Centralised start menu, revamped UI, new widgets, here's what to expect
The Sculpt comfort will be available in June, while the Sculpt mobile will be available in May. Though Microsoft has not revealed its Indian release.