Microsoft has announced two new mice today, the Sculpt comfort mouse and the Sculpt mobile mouse that are designed specifically for Windows with the Sculpt comfort mouse offering advanced functionality for Windows 8 users.
As the name implies, the Sculpt brand is carried over from the keyboard Microsoft released last year. The Comfort mouse has a touch-sensitive strip on the side of the device, called the 'touch tab' that assist with navigation in Windows 8. By tapping the tab, you can open the Start screen, much like you can by hitting the Windows key on your keyboard. Once in the Start screen, there are gestures that will allow you to navigate your open apps.
The mouse uses Bluetooth to connect to your PC and will cost $39.95 with availability in June.
The Sculpt mobile mouse, like the name implies, is for the mobile warrior but is not directly targeted at Windows 8 like theSculpt comfort mouse. The mobile mouse uses a small USB receiver to connect to your PC, has a dedicated Windows button, and has four-way scrolling that will benefit those of you who use Windows 7 or 8.
The Sculpt Mobile Mouse will be available in May for $29.95.
Source: Windows Experience Blog