Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black)
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- Flexible Design
- Touch to Scroll
- BlueTrack Technology
- Perfectly Portable
- 3-Year Limited Hardware Warranty
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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Perfectly portable-and award-winning-Touch technology
Stylish and eye-grabbing, Arc Touch Mouse is more than a pretty device. It's reliable wireless freedom plus Microsoft touch technology, on the go. Use it just about anywhere, even on a rough wood surface or carpet, thanks to BlueTrack Technology. Plus you can retain wireless control of your computer up to 30 feet away.
Curve it for use, flatten for storage
Arc Touch Mouse's innovative design allows for quick use and storage. Curve it comfortably to get started. Then smoothly glide your finger up or down the touch strip. When you're done, keep the tiny transceiver plugged into your computer's USB port, or attach it magnetically onto the underside of the mouse. Then flatten Arc Touch Mouse to turn it off, and slip it into your pocket or bag as easily as a cell phone.
Precise vertical scrolling by feel, not wheel
The Touch strip on the Arc Touch Mouse responds precisely to the speed of your finger movement, using Haptic feedback (light vibration that signals scrolling speed) to scan through documents or web pages as quickly-or as cautiously-as needed, entirely by feel.
Flexible Design - Curve for comfort, flatten to pack. A perfect fit for your hand and your mobile lifestyle.
Power On and Off - Curve to turn on. Flatten to turn off. No button to switch. A green light flashes to show the battery is working, and then turns off to save battery life.
Touch to Scroll - Click. Tap. Flick. Control. Quickly brush up or down with your finger to flick into hyperfast vertical scrolling for smooth, intuitive navigation. Scroll slowly with a gentle swipe or quickly with a flick of the finger, then tap to stop.
BlueTrack Technology - Take advantage of BlueTrack Technology, which combines the power of optical with the precision of laser for remarkable tracking on virtually any surface.
Plug-and-go Nano Transceiver - Leave the Nano Transceiver (USB) plugged in when you're on the go, or stow it magnetically in the mouse.
- Flatten for ultimate portability, curve to use
- 2-way touch scrolling for smooth, intuitive navigation
- Works on virtually any surface with BlueTrack Technology
- Touch scroll tactile feedback
- Mini transceiver (USB)
- Design is suitable for use with either hand
- Computer/Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
- Hard Drive
2 AAA alkaline batteries required (included)
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Wireless freedom with a USB dongle or no dongle
|2.4 GHz||Bluetooth |
No dongle needed
|2.4 GHz||Bluetooth |
No dongle needed
|Vertical Scrolling |
Scroll up and down for smooth navigation in long documents
|Horizontal Scrolling |
Scroll left to right for smooth navigation across wide documents
Navigation with natural gestures
|Specific thumb, one, two, |
and three finger gestures
exclusively for Windows 7
and Windows 8
|Designed for Portability |
Mice designed for travel
Top Customer Reviews
So to start this review i would like to say that in my personal opinion, the mouse is cool, stylish and portable on almost every possible level. This mouse has two positions as shown on the video provided on Amazon, one where it is straight and one where it is bended. When straight the mouse is basically "off" and therefore not using up battery. When it is bended, the mouse goes on and the blue light from Microsoft's blue laser technology goes on.
At the bottom of the mouse there is a magnet right below the battery cover. This magnet is used to hold your receiver. Now this for me is not a very good idea as I'm always worried that the USB receiver will detach itself and get lost if the mouse is not in my bag. However, i must say that it has never happened so far. While talking about the USB receiver, i also want to add that it does not fit into my ASUS N61J series laptop far enough to the point i can feel free to "plug and forget". It sticks out just enough to make me worry about the black plastic part breaking off. If your laptop bag does not hold your laptop tightly on the sides like mine then probably you won't have to worry about the USB receiver breaking while plugged to your laptop.
On to the mouse itself now. Like i said before, it is very stylish. But how does it do in terms of comfort and performance? I would say that comfort is not an issue.Read more ›
I am currently using it on the dark blue arm of the chair in my living room. My old laser mice could not track on this material but it is not problem for the Arc Touch's blue laser.
One recommendation, download the Intellipoint driver from Microsoft. It allows you to configure the 3 "buttons" (touch points) on the mouse's scroll pad. I currently have a middle double-click set to send a Back command to my browser. Clicking the forward edge of the scroll pad sends a Top of Page command and clicking the trailing edge sends a Bottom of Page. These can all be remapped to your liking.
The biggest advantage is the form-factor. The receiver is a micro-USB receiver, so it barely sticks out of the back of my Lenovo W510 laptop. It never gets in the way and never has to be removed. The mouse itself snaps flat to turn off and easily fits in a shirt pocket, pants pocket or laptop bag. When snapped up into an arc, it turns on and is quite comfortable. I used to use a trackball and was concerned about going from a full-hand sided device to a portable mouse. I find that this isn't a problem and that the mouse is quite comfortable.
I sit at a desk all day and use my mouse quite a bit. By late morning my paw starts to get sore and I start to curse the mouse. Not that it's super painful or anything, but a mouse shouldn't make your hand sore.
My biggest complaint is the the clicking action of the left button. The button is very rigid and requires a lot of pressure. The action is a firm depress instead of an actual click. Although it's nice that the "click" is silent, the amount of pressure required actually rocks the mouse to the left a little, which means that the pointer moves slightly. So the accuracy of the clicks is consistently off; it always clicks to the left about 1/8th of an inch (which is a lot).
I thought I was really going to like the scroll button better than a big loud wheel, but the action of the scroll button is very inconsistent. Sometimes it scrolls a few lines, sometimes it senses the movement as a "flick" and scrolls the whole page, and sometimes it senses the movement as a "press" and sticks the scrolling so you have to move the mouse to scroll up & down or side to side.
The design of this mouse is really clever and it would be great for a casual user. But it's not a good device for everyday use at work. Even more so, this is absolutely the wrong mouse for gaming, because the clicks are so imprecise.
So now I'm shopping for a new mouse again. Grrr.
First of all, as a laptop mouse, one of the most important thing is probably to track on any surface, and this one really does. On your pants, couch, blancket, throw; you name it, it'll track on it. I don't know how long this technology has been there, but honestly I find it pretty amazing.
The central strip works very well. While scrolling up and down is cool, the best feature I found is page up/down. That further minimized my need to access the keyboard, and keep my hand from moving around a bit.
The receiver is of nice size, and I personally find it works best when I put it in a USB port closer to the screen of my laptop. It doesn't receive better there -- it receives perfectly in every USB port, but it intrudes less when I move around my laptop. I did first worry about the magnetic holder at the back of the mouse, but after carrying it back and forth a number of times, it seems very safe there. I'll update on this if it starts to separate unintendedly.
To the stiffness of the click. I have used a number of Microsoft mise, and this one has the most stiff left and right clicks. It's hard to explain, but sometimes I feel the stiffness actually makes sense, especially the left click. Right click is more often to be too stiff, especially I set the cursor speed relatively fast. Sometimes the stiffness causes the cursor to move, which is annoying when it happens, though to be fair it doesn't happen that much.
I like the thin design and the foldable body. It brings portability without sacrificing the nice feeling of holding it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sleek and fun design. The mouse is touchy on surfaces, though. And some folks have no clue how to turn on. Read morePublished 26 days ago by F8
I've been trying to use it for about two months now and find it terribly frustrating, like it has a mind of it's own! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Colleen edwards
This has been my favorite mouse ever! It flattens out great to fit in my laptop bag. The USB receiver barely sticks out of my laptop. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shaun Anthony
So i was a bit skeptic to buy a Microsoft mouse but after having this mouse for over 4 years i can say its an awesome mouse, download the driver to optimize full use of its... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Damion Williams
This version connects via wireless USB. It works great with my Hp, Acer, and Dell, machines. I love that it stores flat in my bag. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I've had this mouse for years (I ordered this one for my husband). We both use them. I've had the same mouse for several years and never had any issues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scott Nicholson