Microsoft sub-$30 BlueTrack mice debut

Feb 24, 2010
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Microsoft have pushed out three new computer mice, each of which uses its BlueTrack tracking system, but at a budget price.  The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Wireless Mouse 2000 are, as the names suggest, cable-free, while the Comfort Mouse 4500 is Microsoft's first wired BlueTrack mouse.  All three are under $30.

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 has a compact USB transceiver, is full sized and has rubberized side-grips, while the Wireless Mouse 2000 has a mini-transceiver that can be stored in a bay underneath the peripheral during transport.  The former will come in grey and pink, priced at $29.95 in April, while the latter will be available in grey come March for $29.95.

As for the Comfort Mouse 4500, it'll be $24.95 and on sale in March as well.  As well as a sober black model there'll be blue, red and pink versions.

Press Release:

Anywhere for Less: Microsoft Hardware Offers BlueTrack Technology at Its Lowest Price Ever

Three new mice in fun colors give consumers ultimate mobility.

REDMOND, Wash. - Feb. 24, 2010 - Today Microsoft Hardware extends its award-winning line of BlueTrack Technology mouse products, debuting the advanced tracking technology at its lowest prices ever — under $30.1 Now people have the opportunity to track on virtually any surface2 at an affordable price with three new mice to choose from — the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, Wireless Mouse 2000 and Comfort Mouse 4500. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Comfort Mouse 4500 will be available in bright colors just in time for spring so people can add a touch of personality to their computers.

BlueTrack Technology was created in response to people’s increasingly mobile lifestyles, letting them ditch their mouse pad and use their BlueTrack mouse virtually anywhere — from the granite kitchen counter and the wood table at the coffee shop to the armrest at the airport. Debuting in September 2008, BlueTrack Technology is now available in eight Microsoft mice so consumers can choose the best design, color and price to fit their needs.

Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Wireless Mouse 2000

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 includes a Nano transceiver that sticks out less than a centimeter from the USB port, so it can remain plugged into the computer at all times, and the Wireless Mouse 2000 comes with a minitransceiver that easily snaps into the bottom of the mouse when on the go. The two mice also offer an ambidextrous shape with rubber side grips; the Wireless Mouse 2000 is a full-size mouse while the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is a bit smaller, so people can pick the best fit for their hand size. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 will be available in Loch Ness Gray and Dragon Fruit Pink, and the Wireless Mouse 2000 will be available in gray.

Comfort Mouse 4500

The Comfort Mouse 4500 is the first wired mouse featuring BlueTrack Technology, making it a great choice for people who never want to deal with changing batteries. Like its wireless counterparts, the Comfort Mouse 4500 will track on virtually any surface2 and will be available in black as well as three fresh special-edition colors: Sea Blue, Poppy Red and Strawberry Pink.

Pricing and Availability

All the new mice are available for pre-sale on Amazon.com today. The Wireless Mouse 2000 and Comfort Mouse 4500 will be available for $29.95 and $24.95,1 respectively, and will ship in March when they are widely released. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 will be available for $29.951 and ship in April when it is widely released. All three mice are backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty. More information about this and other Microsoft Hardware products can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.


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