Full-tilt mousing from Microsoft
A new line of mice from Microsoft is set to rock, with the
introduction of Tilt
Wheel Technology. The new technology will allow the scroll wheel to
be moved from left to right, adding a new axis of control that will
enable horizontal scrolling with the mouse. Logitech does not appear
impressed by the new feature, and notes that its drivers have had a
feature to enable task switching with the mouse wheel for a year.
This feature will be new to MS mice, however, when drivers appear for the Tilt Wheel
The new mice from Microsoft are set to launch on September the 3rd,
leaving users with at least four weeks with scroll wheels that will
either switch applications or turn on omnidirectional scrolling, but not
both, and even longer for gamers to argue the merits of remapping strafe
controls to the scroll wheel.