|Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse RVF-00001|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Nate Swetland|
|Wednesday, 06 October 2010|
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Microsoft Arc Touch Detailed Features
In this section, we will take a look at some of the features of the Arc Touch Mouse in more detail.
Here is a side shot of the Arc Touch in the off position. Being that the thickest part of the Arc Touch is just barely over .5", this can be easily stashed somewhere safe. The back end of the mouse is coated in a tacky rubber which allows for the flexibility to bend the Arc Touch. This rubber also provides excellent grip when using the mouse, as it is very light, and otherwise could be prone to frequent slips, tosses, and drops if the back end of it were not covered in this rubber.
This is an image of the Arc Touch from underneath. This is where the 2 AAA batteries go. Microsoft has stated that the Arc Touch can get up to 6 months of use before needing a battery replacement. Also, this is where the transceiver's magnetic holder is located. You can see an imprint of the transceiver where the magnetic part is, but I also noticed that it is magnetic at the very tip of the mouse as well (where the transceiver is currently pictured). The transceiver is very conveniently sized. It barely sticks out when plugged in, so it is great for use on the front of a HTPC case, or on the side of a laptop without fear of bumping it and doing damage to either the receiver or the USB port. The receiver uses 2.4GHz Wireless technology, so the range and connectivity is great. I sat at my computer desk which is located about 15 feet away from my TV behind my couch, and is where my wireless router is located, and did not have any trouble using the mouse. The circular opening on the left side of the Arc Touch is where the BlueTrack laser works it magic. The BlueTrack laser allows the Arc Touch to work on practically any surface. I used it on my wooden desk, my carpeted floor, my fuzzy couch, and on top of my nMedia 1080p HTPC case, and they all provided no trouble to the BlueTrack laser.