Conclusion: On the whole, both the mouse and keyboard work as advertised in Windows 7 and 8. All we have to do is turn on our computer, plug in the dongle into our computer’s USB port, power on the mouse, and voilà!
Pros: Encourages proper posture, Modular number pad design, One USB dongle connects the entire bundle
Cons: Expensive, Some media keys don't work consistently, USB Adapter sticks out too far
Conclusion: It's not for everyone, and most of the functionality that makes it pricey is lost if used outside of Windows 7. But for the buyer who knows he or she will use the shortcuts, the Microsoft Touch Mouse will be more than just a mouse—it'll be a pet.
Pros: Support for multitouch gestures right on mouse's upper surface, Quick setup and reasonable learning curve, Great for multitaskers working on multiple monitors in Windows 7
Cons: Pricey, Not good for gaming, On some PCs, USB receiver requires use of extension cable to get a clear signal
Summary: This is everything the Apple Magic mouse failed to be; it offers the best of both a mouse and touchpad with almost none of the negatives of either. If you can live with its slight learning curve and slippery body, it will make your Office-Fu more effective.
Pros: Multi-touch sensitive touchpad built into the top of the mouse, Short and simple learning curve, Truly ambidextrous design, Productivity boost for power users
Cons: Less than optimal grip areas, Touch sensitive area can be a tad too sensitive, Windows 7 only, Only 1000 DPI sensitivity, No customization of the touch commands, Sluggish vertical scroll
Excerpt: The Microsoft Touch Mouse combines a traditional mouse with multitouch gestures to make navigating and using Windows 7 on a desktop computer just like a notebook with a touchpad. While a little expensive, it is very responsive, comfortable to use and intuitive.
Pros: Easy to setup, Attractive, comfortable design, Responsive touch surface
Cons: A little costly, Only Windows 7 supported, No gesture for zooming
Summary: The Microsoft Touch Mouse offers slick control and a sleek design. This device is comfortable for long-term use, and it interpreted our gestures accurately. We especially like how the IntelliPoint software makes it easier to multitask than the Windows 7 OS does by default.