Microsoft - Surface Arc Mouse - Black

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The travel companion for your PC. Slim, light, and ready to travel, Microsoft Arc Mouse is designed to conform to your hand – and snaps flat to fit easily in your bag. The next generation of our best-selling Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, Microsoft Arc Mouse features numerous refinements, including the ability to scroll both vertically and horizontally. Connects to your Windows PC via Bluetooth.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse 2 AAA batteries

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (123 out of 132)

Features


Slim, light, and ready to travel.

Ultra-slim and lightweight, Microsoft Arc Mouse goes anywhere without the weight or bulk of traditional mice. Just snap it flat and easily slip it in your pocket or bag.

Microsoft Arc Mouse connects wirelessly to your PC via Bluetooth

Our most innovative design, refined.

Snap Microsoft Arc Mouse into its curved position to power up. Snap again to flatten and power down.

Intuitive interactions.

Innovative full scroll plane lets you scroll both vertically and horizontally. Enjoy precise tracking, with optimized left and right click.

Made for Windows by the people who created Windows

Crafted with the most intimate knowledge of the Windows operating system possible, the Microsoft Arc Mouse is the perfect partner to your Windows 10 device.


Customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.7

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    d33rex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    People seem to either love or hate this mouse. I love it. It flattens out to about 2" x 5", or about the size of a small iPhone, except slimmer. You can easily just carry in your pocket, or toss it in whatever bag compartment available. It is durable; I've put it in my back pocket a couple times, accidently sat on it, and no problem (although I wouldn't recommend it as a habit). I actually put some black electric tape over the battery compart for a little extra protection and water (spill) resistance, which does not affect usage at all. When you want to use it, just pop it up and it literally works on any surface. You can use it on your leg/knee just fine when on flight or other constrained area. It takes a slightly lighter touch to operate, such as with scrolling. And the right-clicking took me a little getting used to. At MSRP $80, it is definitely still in the "new novelty-overpriced range," which of course is standard these days. I'd expect that to drop soon. But as a traveler, it was still worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, but not for regular use.

    Posted
    MarkS

    I'm very fussy about computer mice and the design of this mouse seemed brilliant, and it is. However in practice it isn't as great as it could be. The flatness is great, the build quality is great, the swiping feature is great, it tracks great even on glossy surfaces, even the three-finger click is very handy. The two things that I can't live with is the stiffness of the buttons, and the open sides. The first problem Microsoft can fix, I don't see why the buttons are as stiff as they are. Not horrible, but I'm spoiled on Logitech products. The second problem is the arc shape which has no sides, so my thumb curls under the mouse. This becomes uncomfortable pretty quickly. It causes me to have to change my hold on it over and over, and since I use a computer quite a few hours a day that simply won't work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Mark,

      We thank you for your honest when it comes to your Surface Arc Mouse experience. We have shared your review with our team to bring this to their attention, and for their consideration in the future, but if there is anything we can do to help make your experience better with your Arc Mouse, please reach out to our team at SurfaceCustomerCare@microsoft.com.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Genius design! Well done Microsoft!

    Posted
    RHennessey13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was little hesitant about spending so much on a laptop mouse but let me tell you, I could not have made a better choice! It's so easy to toss in my laptop bag and go. It works on virtually any surface (even the arm of my la-z-boy chair). With other laptop mice, a flat surface was almost always required which meant having to use a book or tablet, that the mouse would almost always slide off of. This is so much easier and more portable. The mouse requires 2 aaa batteries (included) and since flattening out the mouse actually turns mouse off, its makes it easier to remember. Great overall design that functions perfectly. Definitely worth paying a little more

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the kind words! We're thrilled to know the Surface Arc Mouse has been an outstanding tool for you to use comfortably. We purposefully designed the Surface Arc Mouse to be able to take with you on-the-go, even if you're only traveling as far as your favorite arm-chair!

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great mouse with extra features

    Posted
    cbnewhampshire
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This mouse works great and tracks perfectly when used on multiple surfaces. The ability to fold flat and turn off when not used is great for traveling in my computer bag. Also, the multifunction area used for scrolling and other programable features works great. Right click, Left click, Scroll and 3 finger click for going back a page in the browser are my setup and works perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for leaving us such a thoughtful review. We're happy to hear that you are loving all the features the Surface Arc Mouse has to offer. We are very proud of our design which makes it portable, yet also allows for maximum productivity throughout your day.

      Best,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It

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

    Love the overall design of the mouse. I was confused when I saw that the mouse was flat, but that’s the off position. To turn it on you bend it so that it is in the Arc shape and it instantly connects. You can zoom in/out with the same motion as you would us on the screen (Surface Pro). Not a fan of the AAAA battery that it uses, considering that it’s not a common household sized battery, but overall I can’t complain about the mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for mobility, and quick connectivity

    Posted
    MrWise
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I really like this mouse for 2 reason. 1. Bluetooth connection. Makes it so easy to work on my laptop without having to use a USB port. 2. Mobility. The mouse turns off when you lay it flat. Genius. Once it is flat, it is perfect for travel. I usually carry my 14" laptop in a small sleeve or briefcase. No problem for a mouse that lays flat. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Right click EPIC FAIL

    Posted
    Dilbert
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Terrible design. You cannot right click if the fore finger is resting on the left click button area. ( I am right handed ) If any another finger is touching the surface of the mouse, it treats even a right click as a left click . This is by design !! To get a successful right click, you need to take all other fingers off the top surface. Who does that !!! Ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Mouse

    Posted
    HikerGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great for use with my SurfacePro. Nice feature to lay flat to turn off and bend to arc to turn on. Laying flat makes it easy to store in a backpack pocket. I wish it came with a small fabric bag for protection when in my backpack. The touch sensitivity is good and the clicker works easily. Would be a nice feature if it had touch scrolling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We really appreciate your feedback! We've passed your review along to our team and hope that you continue to enjoy your Surface Arc Mouse.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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    Merging technology with fashion is not easy; most products fall squarely in one category or the other. Now meet the Arc, Microsoft's latest attempt that scores close to a bullseyeFull Review
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