The Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse provides a small solution for people who want to use the touch features on Windows 8 without investing in a new laptop or computer.
It provides a Bluetooth replacement mouse solution with 4-Way touch scrolling for navigating up, down, left and right.
It does not give you full 10-point touch capabilities and needs a Bluetooth receiver on your computer.
The design of the Wedge Touch Mouse is ultra tiny and sleek. Powered by a single AA battery, it makes a nifty portable solution.
Unfortunately, none of my desktops have a Bluetooth receiver so I was not able to test how well it works under Windows 8.
It does work well with a Nexus 7 tablet, providing normal mouse movement, left and right button click and up and down scrolling. The Nexus connection was flaky.
The small (6 cm x 5.5cm x 2 cm) feels tiny in my hands. People with smaller hands might like it more. The Wedge Touch is ultra-portable and would easily fit in a pocket to go with a tablet or laptop.
It is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and RT and Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7.
Bottom line: an ultra-portable, Bluetooth mouse that supports some Windows 8 gestures and best suited to smaller hands. Make sure your computer has Bluetooth.
In the $40 range it’s a reasonable buy. At the retail $69.95 the Wedge Touch seems a touch expensive although the quality is good. Microsoft