Microsoft announced its all-new Arc Touch Mouse, “the first mouse designed to flatten for portability and pop up for comfort.” The mouse goes from curved to flat with just the touch of a finger for ultimate portability and users can just collapse the Arc Touch Mouse to turn it off, and pop it up to turn on. It is even more portable than the original foldable Arc Mouse.
The new Arc mouse features Microsoft’s first touch scroll strip that allows users to control their scrolling with a flick of a finger. It utilizes BlueTrack technology that allows tracking on virtually any surface and comes with a tiny magnetic snap-in Nano transceiver stores conveniently on the bottom of the mouse. Two AAA batteries give the Arc Touch Mouse more than six months of battery life.
The Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse costs $69.95.
Using a capacitive sensing technique and sensor pads, the strip corresponds to each position and velocity change to give users accurate, controlled scrolling no matter how fast or slow the movement. The strip also has three tap “buttons” for added functionality: page up, page down and the middle click area, which is reprogrammable for whatever mouse function the user needs most.