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Microsoft ARC Mouse Special Edition

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      30.12.2011 20:45
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      The best transportable mouse I have come across

      After purchasing my laptop and realising that I actually need a wireless and more portable mouse I asked my friends what they thought I should get. So after a little bit of physical research and a look at some online reviews is settled to buying this mouse off the internet.

      -First glance-
      After opening the box I was immediately impressed with my purchase as the mouse looked as good as I had expected, and much, much better. The whole design is very sleek and stylish and is surprisingly comfortable. As I had hoped the receiver that plugged into the USB port was very small (however not the smallest available) so that it would not get knocked too easily.

      -Comfort-
      After using the mouse for around a year now I can safely say that it is very comfortable and has never given me any kind of wrist or hand strain. The buttons are easy to reach, and the scroll wheel is nicely placed for easy reach by either the first or middle finger. The side button that is programmable to what you want is out of reach for accidental pressing, however with a slight stretch of the thumb it is comfortable to use and marvellous once you get used to having a mouse with a fourth button. The mouse is even textured so that you can grip it better which gives a great quality feel to the product.

      -Portability-
      One of the main features of this mouse is the fact that it folds up easily to half of its original size. This has proved very useful for moving with my laptop and it quick and simple. The mouse turns off and on when you close and open the mouse respectively.
      Another great feature of this product is that the USB receiver can be stored magnetically to the underside of the mouse when not in use. This is extremely useful for moving the mouse as it will never get lost. The magnetic catch is surprisingly strong which means it will not fall off accidentally.
      The whole mouse fits in a small bag/pouch that comes with the product. This is great for stopping anything scratching the mouse when in transit, and is very stylish in itself with a magnetic catch of its own. Overall it is the most portable full sized mice that I have ever seen. It's range is even up to nine meters which can be useful in some situations, believe me.

      -Software-
      The mouse easily installs itself into the computer automatically. To change settings on it however you need to download a small free programme called Microsoft mouse. (Easy to do) From then on it is extremely simple to change mouse button settings, DPI, and all sorts of settings that you might need to set the mouse up to your personal preferences. This is a great addition, especially as it is free and oh so simple.

      -Quality-
      During the time I have had my mouse I have never had any problems with it. The whole product has been made extremely well. I half expected the hinge to break, however it is metal and I haven't had any problems to report as of yet. The feel of the mouse is very solid, and not too plastic and cheap.

      -Aesthetics-
      Personally I think this mouse is very stylish and as it comes in black, red and now white it can suit just about any computer or laptop that it is used with.

      -Overall-
      This is the best mouse that I have owned to date, and for the price it is definitely very competitive with many transportable mice. It is great to have a full sized mouse that is portable. The batteries last for a long time, and there is even a small light to tell you the status of the battery so it will not just drop dead on you. I would recommend this mouse to anyone wanting a mouse that will move around.

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  • Product Details

    The revolutionary design of the Arc Mouse combines the comfort of a desktop mouse and the portability of a notebook mouse. Arc Mouse folds to 60% of its fully expanded size when you're on the go.

    Technical Data

    Product Description: Microsoft ARC Mouse Special Edition - Special Edition - mouse
    Device Type: Mouse
    Connectivity Technology: Wireless - 2.4 GHz
    Colour: Frost white
    Orientation: Right and left-handed
    Wireless Receiver: USB wireless receiver
    Movement Detection Technology: Laser
    Buttons Qty: 4
    Features: Scrolling wheel, battery indicator
    Battery: 2 x AAA type
    OS Required: Microsoft Windows Vista / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.5
    Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista
    Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty
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