Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
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"Wha? No Bluetooth in an otherwise PERFECT travel mouse?"
20 November 2013
Pros: Closer to feel of a desktop mouse than any travel mouse. Fits palm instead of just fingers. Turns off & packs flat. Comparisons to desktop mice are unfair - compared to typical travel mouse, its amazing.
Cons: Here we have a mouse PERFECTLY designed for travel with a compact laptop or netbook, but it's not Bluetooth?? Duh. MS would sell untold thousands if it were equipped and marketed correctly!!
Summary: It doesn't matter if your PC/laptop/tablet has integrated Bluetooth, this mouse requires its own dongle. This obviously takes up a USB port of which I only have one on the device (MS Surface Pro 2) I bought it to use with. Consequently I haven't used this mouse after trying to set it up. I did try to use it with my "desktop" which is 1m away on the floor behind some monitors, the Bluetooth signal can't reach.
Summary: This has to be the coolest mouse I've ever used. The way you straighten the Arc mouse to turn it off and on. The touch sensitive scroll sensor is really clever. Fresh out of a design award, I bet. But, big but, it just is awful to use. The vibration through the mouse when scrolling (even turned down through the software to the minimum) is really annoying and the scrolling is just not natural and smooth. Yuck!!!
Summary: This is a good looking product, a high class design, but it does not work well enough, some times you must click more that twice to have a real click. The wheel does not work well either, it should not cost more than 10 euros.Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse - Mouse - optical - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver