Microsoft Touch Mouse
Price: Rs 3,699
Specs: USB wireless receiver; Compatible with Windows 7; 2.4 GHz interface; 30 ft operating distance.
The button orientation can be right or left. You can use one, two and three fingers. A single finger can be used to navigate through the documents and images. Scrolling a finger vertically and horizontally helps in scrolling and panning a document and to zoom in/out on an image. Lightly moving the thumb diagonally takes you to the next or previous images and web pages. A two-finger upward swipe maximises an application window; a downward swipe minimises it.
Snapping a window to half screen can be achieved by swiping two fingers horizontally to either left or right of the screen. To manage the desktop, use three fingers. Swiping all three upwards shows the running applications, while swiping downward minimises them, while showing the desktop. Microsoft's proprietary technology enables the Touch Mouse to work on various surfaces without affecting the speed and sensitivity of the device. However, use of gesture-control is possible only on Windows 7 (both Home and Professional) as it was developed keeping the features of the OS in mind. It works like a regular mouse with Windows XP, Vista and 7 Starter.
WHY WE FELL FOR IT: Computing becomes a lot easier with the intuitive finger control. Besides, the novelty of gesture swipes is just too much fun to miss out on!