Microsoft Arc Mouse (Black)

by Microsoft
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Mouse folds to 60% of its fully expanded size
  • Micro-transceiver snaps into the bottom of the mouse
  • Folding motion turns mouse on/off
  • Laser tracking for precision
  • 2.4 GHz wireless with up to 30-foot range

Product Details

Product Description Product Description


From the Manufacturer


You take your notebook PC everywhere. That's why the Arc™ Mouse is designed to go with you. Expanded, it's a sturdy and comfortable full-sized mouse. Folded, it fits perfectly into your bag.


Folds for Portability
Designed for comfort, the Arc Mouse folds to 60% of its fully expanded size, with the folding motion controlling turning the mouse on and off.
  Scroll Wheel
For easy navigation.
  Strong Hinge
Made of metal for durability.
Snaps into the bottom of the mouse.
  Battery status indicator
Changes color to indicate when the battery needs to be replaced.

Additional Features:
  • 2.4 GHz wireless with up to 30-foot range
  • Laser tracking
  • 4 buttons
  • Carrying case included

System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista®/Windows XP or Mac OS X v10.2–10.5
  • Powered USB port
  • 2 AAA alkaline batteries (included)

Customer Reviews

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The biggest complain is that the side button on the mouse is in an awkward location. You won't be able to reach it with your thumb naturally so to get to it you have to let go of the mouse. Terrible design flaw.

Also there is a quirk with the middle button. When you roll it down, sometimes it goes up. Turned out my mouse was defective, but after a while the replacement mouse started doing the same. Obviously there are quality control issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, light weight and practical March 29 2013
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My son bought this wireless mouse and he is happy with it. It has a magnetic are to hold the USB receiver and it folds where makes the mouse easy to store and transport.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool July 10 2012
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Eye catching design followed up by great functionality. Very pleased. CAUTION: There are problems when using this mouse in combination with the HP wireless keyboard. Problem is not mouse but keyboard which has a unique USB that allows connection of multiple USB devices but they must be HP. :-(
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4.0 out of 5 stars be aware of the battery type March 7 2012
By Nic
Thanks to the last review, I had the arc mouse for a year and it was using fine.. suddenly my batteries died and replaced them for generic one...and the mouse wasn't working anymore. I thought the mouse finely gave up but after I read the another user review saying you need energizer, I tried and suddenly my mouse is back.. I was literally about to put a screwdriver into it to see the inside just for fun !

Other then this "energizer" restricted functionality, it works fine and is perfect size to store in a laptop bag.

Also very comfortable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Second time around Jan. 11 2012
This is the second Arc Mouse I have purchased. The first worked very well for almost two years then failed. I decided to order a second one even though I was not happy with the longevity of the first one. The product is does what a mouse should do without any problems.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very frustrating mouse Dec 31 2009
By Sowen
Honestly, I like the shape of the mouse, but it's very frustrating to use. I will NOT recommend it to anyone.

First problem occurred in the first week I bought it. The mouse drained any battery super fast, in two days, the light showed in red and I had to replace new batteries. I called Microsoft, they said the mouse can only work with Energize, I asked them, so I can't use Duracell? He answered, you need to use Energize. What a good design, are they brothers? Then I asked, why the batteries come with the mouse died so quickly as well, they are Energize too. The technical support didn't know how to answer, so he ended up asking me to go back to exchange a new one from the store.

I did change a new one. This time it proved the technique guy is right. I really can ONLY use Energize battery. I put two new Duracell batteries in, not working at all. Well, I was not happy, but I was too lazy to return it. So I decided to work with it for couple days.

This time, the battery consumption seems to be OK, after 3 weeks, the mouse still worked fine.

Last Friday, almost the 4th week after I changed the mouse. It suddenly stopped working. The battery was still green. I also tried different batteries, different machine, and different operating system. The mouse just doesn't respond at all.

I feel very frustrating. Since I couldn't find my receipt, I can't refund it now. So I spent 45 minutes on the phone with Microsoft support. They told me to do everything I had tried and concluded the mouse I am having is defective. Now they are sending me a new one. I don't know when I will get it.

Anyway, that's just my story. I hope other people's Arc mouse works as expected.
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