Microsoft - Arc Touch Mouse - Black

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Microsoft Arc Touch Wireless Mouse: You can easily navigate features on your compatible PC or Mac with this mouse, which wirelessly connects to your computer to provide a flexible range of motion. Everyone in your household can comfortably use the mouse, since it features an ergonomic, ambidextrous design for right- or left-handed use.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
  • Remote
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Nano transceiver
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1325 out of 1459)

Features


With BlueTrack technology, your mouse works on a variety of surfaces

This mouse's blue beam is 4 times larger than a standard laser, and it captures a high-contrast image of whatever surface it's on for precise accuracy.

Wireless connection

This mouse connects to your computer using a wireless nano transceiver.

Touch-to-scroll design

For easy navigation.

Ergonomic, ambidextrous design

Can be used comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.

Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers

Works across a wide array of computers.


Overall customer rating

4.4
91%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I like the original Arc Mouse better

    Posted
    stadt11

    I gave this one a try when it went on sale last week for $39, my old/original Arc Mouse died after a few years of use. This review is primarily a comparison between what I was use to with the original Arc Mouse (I'll just continue calling it Arc Mouse in this review), compared to this new Arc Touch Mouse (I'll continue calling it Touch Mouse). The contour of the Arc Mouse was easier on my wrist, it had a nice curve to it. The Touch Mouse has a high curve around your palm area then slants straight to your fingers, this didn't feel comfortable to me. The buttons on the Touch Mouse are stiff, not as forgiving as the Arc Mouse. You can touch anywhere on the Arc Mouse left/right buttons (whether it was towards the front of the button, in the middle, or the back towards your palm, it didn't matter, it would still click with ease). The Touch Mouse didn't respond well to middle clicks (it rarely clicked when trying it towards the back of the button), and you had to be sure to click all the way at the front of the mouse to get it to respond correctly. The Touch Mouse, although the concept is a nice idea, has a v1.0 affect for the touch scroll wheel, it has some improvement to do. If you barely tap it, like you're not sure if you're going to scroll or just rest your finger there, it will immediately display the Auto Scroll on screen. Also, I do a lot of CTRL+Click, and if my window is not done scrolling if I flicked the Touch scroll, then if I did a CTRL+Click too soon my screen zoom goes into affect (whether it zooms in or out, then I have to go up to the menu to reset the zoom). Lastly, the folding (or lack thereof) of the new Touch Mouse is not nearly as good as the Arc Mouse. I love how the Arc Mouse collapsed around itself, whereas the Touch Mouse folds flat. Also, the Arc Mouse has a nice pocket to place the receiver in. The Touch Mouse just has a magnet on the back of it to hold it on, and then when it's in the laptop bag it can get lost easily. I hope this review is helpful to some, I really couldn't find any reviews comparing the 2 different versions of the Arc before I bought it, so I went ahead and bought one and decided to write a comparison between the 2. I'll stick with the original Arc Mouse, I have since returned this Arc Touch Mouse back to Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Expected

    Posted
    Aromapro
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking to replace the mouse that came with my HP computer. The design of that one drove me nuts, so I wanted something completely different. The Arc Touch Mouse looked interesting and they had an open box option that met my budget so I took a chance. So far I love it. I'm still getting used to it, but I really love the center scroll. It is smooth, and I like not rolling my finger over a wheel. It has the option to have the scroll noise and vibration or you can turn it off. I leave it on. The scrolling is precise which saves time. My other mouses have been difficult at times to get to an exact spot I'm scrolling to and have to use my touch screen to get exactly where I want. I also love how the pointer itself doesn't jump around. My last three mouses had that problem. I am very happy not to have that issue anymore. Again, I would have to use my touch screen to select items instead of relying on my mouse to select. Other people have said they didn't like that you have to have your finger at the front of the mouse to left/right click. I noticed that too, but its not a big deal to me. It forces me to relax my hand on the mouse which helps eliminate hand stress. Other's have said it isn't ergonomic. I find it is the same or a little better feeling than all of the other smaller mouses I've used. The only thing I don't like about it so far is that it picks up finger prints quickly and looks dirty really fast. Maybe they should use the same material at the top that they do on the bottom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello there,

      First off, let us start by saying, "WOW!" Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to leave such an articulate and thorough review. We reach each review that comes in and are happy to hear that you have been enjoying the Arc Touch Mouse! We have passed your review along to our team, and hope you continue to enjoy your device.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the newest version

    Posted
    Mdkdm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This mouse is awesome. Very portable obviously with the folding feature, and the magnetic usb piece is awesome. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it. I actually prefer this version over the newest Microsoft Arc mouse. This one has the dedicated scrolling section that lets you know exactly where you need to place your finger to scroll, and it provides haptic feedback. The scroll piece also divides the left and right click buttons which is a big advantage over the newer version that has one large touch pad. I found that I had to lift my left finger off the pad when right clicking or else I would left click more than 50% of the time even when my right finger was making the click. The Bluetooth version (the first “surface edition”) would have been nice to have, but I couldn’t find it for a reasonable price (no longer made since Microsoft has a newer version). The usb version is actually more useful currently though as I not only use it with my Surface but also with devices that don’t support bluetooth only connectivity. I don’t mind using the only usb slot on the surface for it since my files are stored in the cloud, and I’d be using the display port for any connections with a projector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      First off, let us start by saying thank you! We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to leave such a thorough review. We reach each review that comes in and are happy to hear that you have been enjoying the Arc Touch Mouse! Kudos for pointing out the added compatibility the USB version offers. We hope you continue to enjoy your device.

      Take care,

      Amanda
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not user-friendly to me, but others may like it...

    Posted
    RedOmen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    The overall design and look of this mouse is exceptional, however, as a PC gamer, I did not find the mouse to be responsive enough. Most mice ive used have some punch under the buttons, but I found myself pressing much harder than normal to get the mouse to respond to clicks, which began to wear on my fingers even with minimal use. The virtual mouse scroll buttons also leave much to be desired as they could barely track my finger movements and would often time lead to a juttering, confused, bi-polar mouse icon on the screen, along with a jittery window when browsing. I wanted to love it, but the actual tech under the hood does not match the stunning design. It is a pretty mouse, and the overall concept is very impressive, so I'm giving it three stars for looks and design alone, however, I cannot recommend this product due to overall functionality since it underperformed even the most basic of modern mice these days. Hopefully they will try again, as id love a mouse like this that was able to perform as well as it looks!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're sorry to hear that you've had this experience with your Arc Touch Mouse. That is certainly not what we expect from the device.

      Some programs do not support scrolling for anything less than a full line at a time, so they do not process scrolling instructions from a smooth scroll wheel correctly. If you have a program that scrolls too quickly, barely scrolls, or lurches forward when scrolling, you can add it to the scrolling assistance list. Learn more how to do this here:
      https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/support/troubleshooting/mouse/resolving-scrolling-problems.

      We would also recommend making sure that the firmware on the mouse is up-to-date by visiting this link: https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/mice/arc-touch-mouse/rvf-00052#techspecs-connect.

      If you are still experiencing the same behavior, feel free to reach out to our team at PCAccessories@microsoft.com, and they'd be happy to see what's going on

      Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

      Take care,

      Amanda
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slick modern looks, works great

    Posted
    LennyJr

    The modern look and function of this mouse are what drew me to it, and the function is great. I had some Reward Zone cash that was burning a hole in my pocket and I remembered seeing this mouse on CES coverage and thought it would be a cool mouse for my laptop. Some of the problems that people are having are probably due to still getting acclimated to the unique design of this mouse. I will also have to say that if you have smaller hands it may not be the mouse for you. The buttons do not click easily on the rearward 2/3 and the scroll takes a day or so to get used to. My better half has small hands and said it would be a little more difficult to work on all day than a standard mouse. I used the the intro activities on the Microsoft website to help acclimate myself (included in package). Overall I'm very impressed that the mouse works on almost any surface, many that I struggled to get a standard optical mouse to work on, and the low profile storage that slides into my laptop case easily. I would definitely recommend this mouse to anyone looking for a great traveling mouse that looks cool too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Travel Mouse

    Posted
    ctebow
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse is a great mouse to travel with. It fits perfectly in your pocket, but is not too small that it cramps your hand (Amazing since I have big hands). This mouse also glides over any surface, and works on almost any surface, and requires minimal force to click the buttons. I actually take this mouse to work everyday because I can't stand using the mouse I have at work anymore after using this mouse. The main issue I have with this mouse is that when I left click, I occasionally will also hit the bottom of the scroll pad which is the input for page down. This is really annoying when using Excel. This problem is probably caused because I have big hands and fat fingers. Another problem I have is the scroll is almost too responsive. Going from a scroll wheel to this thing is not as easy as I would like it to be, but I think I will be able to adjust. The only other thing is that the USB receiver is just held on with a magnet. Since I keep it zipped up in my jacket pocket, it's not a problem, but I worry I will lose the USB receiver when it gets warmer out, and I will not have this luxury. Don't be deterred by the negative aspects of my review. I still think this is a great mouse, especially when it is on sale, and my coworkers are amazed by it's folding capability. I have a lot of fun just turning the mouse on and off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fresh design but not ergonomic

    Posted
    LSoai

    I wanted a wireless mouse to use with my laptop. I chose the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (ATM) mostly because it's design allowed for very easy storage. It solidly clicks/snaps flat for storage and curves for usage. The bottom also has a very good magnet to attach the USB receiver to. The biggest problem is the middle "button", which really is just a miniature trackpad. It's sensitive; it will mix double-taps (mouse scrolling) with single-taps (opening links in new window). Middle wheel scrolling is achieved by swiping a finger up/down the middle button, which leads to the BIGGEST problem for me. It employs some sort of haptic feedback, so it feels as if a wheel is rolling under your finger. It's a strange sensation that, combined with the constant swiping, has caused three of my fingertips to be sore and raw. Constantly swiping, I tried swapping out fingers (even scrolling with my ring finger). Now however, it's just a pain to swipe using any finger. Of course, this would not be an issue with an actual wheel, but the point of the mouse is removing the wheel. That I understand. So the design is ingenuous, but the engineering is not ergonomical. Otherwise, the mouse as a whole is average and would recommend it with some reservations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse in a Sleek Package

    Posted
    Zirilan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this mouse because my Logitech trackball mouse is bulky and takes up a lot of space in my bag when I'm on the move. When I first saw this mouse, I was immediately impressed with the design. Despite its size and the fact that the body is made of plastics (and rubber?) the mouse feels very solid and has a nice weight to it. The weight along with the curve of the body make it much more comfortable to use than I had expected. I also like the fact that there is a strong magnet built into the underside of the mouse that will hold the nano transceiver when its not plugged in. It connected to my Windows 7 PC without any trouble. Once the drivers were installed the mouse worked like a charm. I really like the touch slide that acts as a middle button/scroll wheel. Its easy to use and, in my opinion, works very well. The mouse tracks beautifully and is one of the (if not the) smoothest mice I've ever used. The BlueTrack is very accurate and responsive. The only thing I wish this mouse had were some kind of back/forward buttons on the side. You could configure that function into the existing buttons, but that would be at the expense of their default functions. This is a small gripe in the grand scheme though and does not impact my overall opinion of this mouse. It is an excellent product and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a sleek travel mouse for work/school. I continue to use my trackball mouse for when I'm at home but the Arc Mouse is what I use when I'm mobile.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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