Thursday, February 15th 2018

Microsoft Launches the Surface Precision Mouse for $99.99

Microsoft today launches the Surface Precision Mouse. Designed for exceptional accuracy, comfort, and control, the new mouse helps you stay in your flow with flawless scrolling and three customisable buttons. Boasting an ergonomic shape, the mouse allows for either wired or Bluetooth connection and can work and switch seamlessly up to three different PCs. The Surface Precision Mouse is available for purchase now from the Microsoft store for $99.99. Special pricing is also available for eligible students, parents and teachers.
Technical Specifications
  • Interface: USB 2.1, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0/4.1/4.2
  • Wireless frequency: 2.40 GHz frequency range
  • Buttons: 6 buttons, including right and left click and scroll wheel button
  • Design: Ergonomic design with side grips
  • Scrolling: Smooth or magnetic detent customizable horizontal and vertical scrolling.
  • Compatibility: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8.1 - fully customizable, Windows 10 S, Windows 7 (USB mode only, cable included), Mac OSX. To be used in wireless mode, host device(s) must support Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. (Note: many Apple and Windows 7 devices do not support these versions.). Customization of buttons and Smart Switching only available by using Mouse and Keyboard Center Software Not available on Windows 10 S or Mac OSX.
  • Dimensions: 4.80 x 3.05 x 1.70 in. (122.60 x 77.60 x 43.30 mm)
  • Weight: 4.76 ounces (135 grams) including batteries; weight may vary
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium ion batteries
  • Battery life: Up to 3 months
  • Color: Gray
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty
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18 Comments on Microsoft Launches the Surface Precision Mouse for $99.99

#2
Bruno Vieira
Microsoft is usualy a very good mouse and keyboard manufacter. But.. A Benjamin.. is a lot for a bluetooth only mouse. The MX S2 is a far better deal with the usb stick
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#3
dir_d
Looks good though
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#4
Wastedslayer
The thing that kills me in the micro USB charging cable. For 100$ I would expect Microsoft to shell out for USB-C.
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#5
Vayra86
"Wastedslayer said:
The thing that kills me in the micro USB charging cable. For 100$ I would expect Microsoft to shell out for USB-C.
Will USB C make your mouse go faster then? Or what is the point exactly of taking that extremely rare port for something that works flawlessly under USB 2.0?

I mean if its justification for the price tag... then I can see the logic, however twisted it may be :D

But yeah, at 100 bucks.. not in my baddest dreams. A G502 costs half the amount and probably performs better, minus the wire.
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#6
xorbe
For $100 it should have used the latest current USB standard. The connector is more resilient.
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#7
Shihabyooo
The colour scheme is... nostalgic! That, or someone forgot to set materials on those renders...

And those curves remind me of my ol' Sidewinder x3...
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#8
arterius2
"Vayra86 said:
Will USB C make your mouse go faster then? Or what is the point exactly of taking that extremely rare port for something that works flawlessly under USB 2.0?

I mean if its justification for the price tag... then I can see the logic, however twisted it may be :D

But yeah, at 100 bucks.. not in my baddest dreams. A G502 costs half the amount and probably performs better, minus the wire.
USB C contact is WAY more sturdy than micro-usb, and is also reversible, which makes sense for a mouse. so YES for $100, I expect the weakest point in a mouse is using more durable and logical component choices.

P.S. I don't know what part of the world you live in, but almost all phones, laptops and motherboards that came out in the last year have been sporting either completely all usb-c ports or have included usb-c ports, so no, not so "extremely rare".
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#9
EntropyZ
I hate to say this but, I would rather buy an overpriced Razer mouse. Pass. Why bother Microsoft, the older offerings were way better. I hope they didn't make too many of these waste of components.

I think you can still buy some good Logitech mice that aren't gaming focused that are half the price and wipes the floor with this. Lately I haven't seen much mice being tame in looks, so that's the only thing going for it.
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#10
hellrazor
Microsoft puts out overpriced garbage - also, slow news day.
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#11
evernessince
I'm not a fan of Apple but this mouse actually makes them look good in comparison. In either case you get medicore quality but at least with apple they are smart enough to know ease of use is important. Microsoft was so cheap here they couldn't even bother to put in a USB C port. Who wants to fiddle putting the charging cord into their mouse. Even Logitech's wireless gaming mice have a better charging connector.
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#12
lexluthermiester
"Bruno Vieira said:
Microsoft is usualy a very good mouse and keyboard manufacter. But.. A Benjamin.. is a lot for a bluetooth only mouse. The MX S2 is a far better deal with the usb stick
It can be used plugged into USB. I agree that $100 is a bit stiff, even for Microsoft's usual high quality Mice and Keyboards. There are high quality options for less money elsewhere. What audience do they think they're appealing too?
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#13
timta2
What does this have to do with the Surface?
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#14
lexluthermiester
"timta2 said:
What does this have to do with the Surface?
It's geared towards the digital creation aspect of the Surface tablets.
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#15
CheapMeat
"Vayra86 said:
Will USB C make your mouse go faster then? Or what is the point exactly of taking that extremely rare port for something that works flawlessly under USB 2.0?

I mean if its justification for the price tag... then I can see the logic, however twisted it may be :D

But yeah, at 100 bucks.. not in my baddest dreams. A G502 costs half the amount and probably performs better, minus the wire.
USB-C is a much better port (because of durability and agnostic positioning) and it's not just about bandwidth/throughput. (apologizes for being aggressive)

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="OqtNleXhTRE"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OqtNleXhTRE/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqtNleXhTRE" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div>
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#16
lexluthermiester
"CheapMeat said:
Are you not aware that USB-C is a much better port (because of durability and agnostic positioning) and it's not just about bandwidth/throughput? Come on. Do you want a simple explanation from Linus to understand? <div class="youtube-embed" data-id="OqtNleXhTRE"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OqtNleXhTRE/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqtNleXhTRE" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div>
It seems his rather obvious joke escaped you..
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#17
holyprof
I like the nostalgic 90's colours but hey, where are the skates on that mouse? it will wear out too fast and become unpleaseant to use.
Also, as pointed out many times, for $100 (probably 110-120 EUR in my country) I could get a Logitech MX Master S2 (the Surface is a work mouse, not gaming) which offers blutooth AND 2.4GHz nano-receiver option, can control 3 PCs at once, allows copy/paste between them etc. and is overall superior in every single way, including looks.
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#18
arterius2
"holyprof said:
I like the nostalgic 90's colours but hey, where are the skates on that mouse? it will wear out too fast and become unpleaseant to use.
Also, as pointed out many times, for $100 (probably 110-120 EUR in my country) I could get a Logitech MX Master S2 (the Surface is a work mouse, not gaming) which offers blutooth AND 2.4GHz nano-receiver option, can control 3 PCs at once, allows copy/paste between them etc. and is overall superior in every single way, including looks.
The entire rim is the skate.
and they work just fine.
most people don't care about controlling 3 PCs, but kudos to whatever that can.
look is subjective, so a null point, personally I think this looks better than the Logitech but who cares.
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