Microsoft Arc Mouse gets a touch strip and calls it a day

If you think there’s no more innovation left for mice these days, Microsoft just added something else on their already uniquely-designed Arc Mouse, a touch strip and they call it the Arc Touch Mouse.


The curvy Arc Touch Mouse gets the first ever touch scroll strip in lieu of the typical scroll wheel. 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. Move a finger slowly on the strip for controlled scrolling, or flick a finger for hyperfast scrolling that can be stopped with just a simple tap.

The strip also has three tap “œbuttons” for added functionality: page up, page down and the middle click area, which is reprogrammable for whatever mouse function the user needs most. It also has haptics, a vibration technology that simulates the bumps users would feel while using a traditional scroll wheel.

The Arc Touch Mouse is equipped with BlueTrack Technology, allowing you to use it on virtually any surface (well except mirrored and glass). As with the previous version, a tiny magnetic snap-in Nano transceiver stores conveniently on the bottom of the mouse. And instead of folding it in for storage, the Arc touch Mouse folds out into a flat space-saving form.

Two AAA batteries give the Arc Touch Mouse more than six months of battery life, and the two-color battery life indicators let people know when the power is running low.

This Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse retails for Php3,450. Ahhh”¦ the price you pay for such design and technology.

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