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Today Mr. Softy (as Cramer from Mad Money likes to call them) unveiled a new tracking technology called BlueTrack.  This new technology will supposedly allow users to use their mouse and virtually any service.  The new mice featuring BlueTrack will debuted sometime in the Fall, according to the Microsoft blog,  and will be sold at Best Buy stored.

According to Microsoft:

“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.”

So how much is this new magic mouse going to cost us?  Well there are two versions coming out, a full size and a mini, the full size will cost $99.95 and the mini will cost $79.95.  Is it going to be worth it?  Eh, we’ll see, if the mouse can really work on virtually any surface then it may be worth the price, especially if you are a mobile user.  I am definitely a mobile user and I can’t count how many times I have had mouse problems on various surfaces at coffee shops, flights, etc.  Of course, there is always the little pad on the laptop, but who has the time to play around with that? 🙂

If you want some more information on this new mouse or if you would like to see a demo, then visit the Microsoft BlueTrack page.

What do you think about the new mice?  Are you going to shell out the $80-$100 to buy one or just stick with your current one?

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