Microsoft Reveals "Touchy" Explorer Touch Mouse

Touchy, touchy! Microsoft has just unveiled a new mouse that's just begging to be touched, the Explorer Touch Mouse.

This one is a sleek, glossy device in the same family as the Arc Touch Mouse, with an advanced scroll strip for vertical and horizontal navigation on your PC or Mac. There's also support for side-to-side swipes and five customizable buttons, and the BlueTrack technology allows users to mouse along just about any surface -- even a pant leg. Another impressive stat? This is the first Microsoft mouse to offer an 18-month battery life. Of course, if you use it with any regularity, it'll perish before then, but that's still a wild baseline.

The Explorer Touch Mouse will be available in September for $49.95, in four colors: Coal Black, Storm Gray, Sangria Red and Rust Red.