BlueTrack technology was developed by Microsoft a couple of years ago. Basically it’s better than your typical optical and laser mice because you can use it virtually on any surface such as granite, carpet and wood. Sadly not on glass and mirrored surfaces.
Anyway, I was able to try out one of these mice during a an MSI-ECS and Microsoft Hardware press event and I was impressed with its performance. I tried it on a rough surface, my skin, my shirt and the tracking accuracy didn’t degrade. I also tried a laser mouse and although I can also use it on those surfaces, my cursor would jump all over the screen from time to time.
This one was the Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 (Php2080) which offers 10 months of battery life on a single AA battery. It has a nice rubbery grip on the side and the shape and size feels comfortable in my hand.
So BlueTrack mice sounds really good and all right? But what’s the catch? Well there’s the price. The most basic BlueTrack mouse, the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, costs Php1200. But for a person who uses a laptop most of the time in different surfaces, don’t you think you should invest on a good mouse? Just like investing on a good pair of earphones if you often use your MP3 player.
For gamers, there’s also the SideWinder X8 mouse that has this technology and it costs Php5450 with a worldwide three-year warranty.
So are you most likely invest on a mouse such as this? Or will you keep buying those Php500 wireless mice?