How many times have I been looking for this… In the age of Laser and Optical I personally just bought a mouse pad about a month ago because the tracking on my desk was horrible. Maybe this new technology, BlueTrack, will solve situations like mine. Poised at the ‘Worlds most advanced tracking technology’ it better solve it!
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.
Coming just in time for the Holiday Season (November) for $80 – 100 USD for the Explorer Mini and Explorer.
View the demo over on the Microsoft Hardware site for the BlueTrack mouse.