Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mini-Review: Microsoft Arc Mouse gets more colorful

arccccc.pngMicrosoft improves its fold-up Arc mouse in a subtle way today, piling on the organic colors to its 2.4GHz (not Bluetooth, thank goodness) wireless pointer and giving us one less excuse to avoid buying one of the somewhat-pricey $50 devices. Normally we'd skip writing about such trifles as a color addition, had we not placed our own hands on this mouse just the other day.

Our take: It fits the hand surprisingly well. The click feels just right, the wheel scrolls comfortably without too much noise or resistance, and the thing folds up into a tiny travel size. At first glance, it seems like its portability would diminish its usefulness, but no, it wins our admiration on both counts.

Verdict: If you can find it on sale, it's a must-buy for touchpad-eschewing travelers.

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