updated 07:35 am EDT, Thu August 5, 2010
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse to fight Magic Mouse
Microsoft's mystery touch device is actually a competitor to Apple's Magic Mouse. Both a leak and a store listing point to the Arc Touch Mouse having its namesake touch surface instead of traditional clicks. It was originally the result of a research project into a multi-touch mouse whose details were published just as Apple was shipping its own device.
The controller was originally designed to provide multi-touch to Windows 7 computers that don't already have a touchscreen, but it's believed by Neowin that the Arc Touch Mouse may ship with just single-touch support at first. It should cost about $70 and should arrive in stores by September, suggesting that Microsoft's teaser campaign will likely wrap up soon.