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! While this new and improved Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop bundle is by no means perfect or cheap, if you do a lot of typing or mousing around, it’s worth splurging for a more comfortable set of tools that can help minimize strain on your body.
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
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. Overall, the Touch Mouse is a great peripheral for laptops and desktops running Windows 7.
Summary: Microsoft has priced the Touch Mouse at Rs. 3,999 in India. They say that the product is made for lifestyle users and therefore, there’s a very niche audience for this product. Apart from the weight and the slippery feel of the mouse, we’re quite pleased with it. A slightly lower price tag and perhaps a charging dock and use of lithium-ion batteries would’ve done a lot for it.