Today we had the chance to open up the new TouchMouse from Eclipse that includes gestures for websurfing as well as a scroll pad built into the middle mouse button.
First off, this mouse looks sleek, and if you’ll allow me even sexy. The brushed aluminum top and the shiny caps on the battery portion give it a really nice look and keeps what little weight there is to the back end of the mouse.
The biggest change in mousing that the Eclipse TouchMouse brings to your desk is the removal of the scrollwheel! Instead of the scrollwheel, the TouchMouse is equipped with a small trackpad that lets you scroll left-right and up-down just like you would on a laptop trackpad. When you click the trackpad you can activate a gesture.
The Eclipse TouchMouse lets you do the following gestures:
- Mouse Forward – Home Page
- Mouse Left – Previous Page
- Mouse Right – Next Page
- Mouse Backward – Internet Refresh
There doesn’t appear to be a way to reprogram the gestures at this time.
I’ve had a chance to use the mouse for about a half hour now and I’m sure I’ll have more to say in a full review or an early hands on but I am really impressed by the accuracy of the mouse and the ease of using gestures. I have been working through the gestures in Chrome and they work out great. Really handy for popping open a new home tab and clicking on one of my commonly visited sites.
Let me know if you have any questions on the TouchMouse from Eclipse and look out for a full review soon.