New Microsoft BlueTrack Mice Are Way Cheap

Microsoft Hardware said Thursday that it has added three new mice to its current BlueTrack Technology-based line of peripherals. The new models will be dirt cheap, costing just under $30, and includes the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, Wireless Mouse 2000 and Comfort Mouse 4500.

All three were touted with the ability to "virtually" track on any surface, designed for the mobile consumer who doesn't have the room or patience to carry a mousepad. Supposedly these guys even track on glass.

All three mice are now available for pre-order on Amazon starting today, however the 2000 and 4500 won't ship until March; the 3500 model ships in April.

  • XD_dued
    I wonder what battery life is for wireless. Sounds like a good price :)
  • I have the BlueTrack 2.4 GHz Wireless Mouse 5000, and love it.
    It does indeed track on glass, and every other surface I have tried.
    The range is awesome - it works 2 rooms away (~25')!
    It was a smidge over $30, but well worth it :)
  • happi
    I would not called it dirt-cheap, sub $30 probably ranging from 19.99 - 29.99 is decent price
  • JohnnyLucky
    For the mobile consumer? They're going to wind up with so much extra stuff they'll wind having to use backpacks and suitcases to carry all the stuff around.
  • $30 is cheap? I think not, ive bought many $5-$10 mouses over the years. And they often work better then the expensive mice heh. Tho im currently using a higher end ms sidewinder, historically the cheapo mice have been better and lasted longer lol.
  • toastninja17
    This could be a really good, inexpensive and solid product. Microsoft isn't trying anything super-special here, which is why I think it will be a well-rounded product, given what its intended purpose is.
  • tipoo
    I hope Bluetrach makes it into the Arc mouse.
  • victomofreality
    meh it seems to be superior tech with minimal price increase I see a lot of companies switching to blue track in the future.
  • theubersmurf
    I buy one and only one product from microsoft. Having my hand forced in terms of OSs, and the cost leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Their periphrials seem popular though. Low price point and decent quality.
  • DearSX
    I'm currently using some kind of catalog as a pad, works better than a mag, and a newspaper. I'm in my living room and my mom does not like stuff on the table, so I just grab whatever is around and use it. These mice would be nice.