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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse RVF-00001 Black 2 Buttons Touch Scroll USB RF Wireless BlueTrack 1000 dpi Mouse

  • 2 Buttons Touch Scroll
  • USB RF Wireless
  • BlueTrack

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • 1/3/2013 6:20:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBe carefull

Pros: Its a mouse and it works. Client appears to like it.

Cons: Purchased 2 units, 1 unit worked fine. 2nd unit overheated so bad after inserting the batteries that I couldn't touch the unit for a good 15 minutes.

Other Thoughts: RMA process from Newegg was painless as always.

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3 out of 5 eggsLooks cool, has some flaws

Pros: Definitely looks cool. The scroller took some getting used to, but I like it.

Cons: Poor battery life. I'm good about turning the mouse off when I'm not using it, but it still chews through the batteries in about four weeks. I have a Logitech mouse in my office that goes about 8 months on a set of batteries. If you don't turn the mouse off, it keeps blinking the laser, which can't be great for battery life.

Other Thoughts: Don't forget to turn the mouse off when you're not using it by flattening the mouse's body. I still think it should be able to turn itself off due to inactivity.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/5/2012 5:02:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorst mouse I've ever used

Pros: "Cool" factor. Such a neat design. The precision is incredible. Looks very neat, very space-age. Stows flat (not not necessarily small).

Cons: Terrible ergonomics. I gave this mouse 4 days to get accustomed to it. It never got any better. It's like it was designed by someone who's never actually used a mouse, only "seen" people using them.

The major flaw in this mouse is the button placement. The buttons require you to push them way up at the front of the mouse. So you have to stretch your fingers all the way out. It's awkward, unnatural, and exhausting.

Most regular mouse users have gotten used to resting their palm on the desk and moving the mouse around with just their fingertips. As opposed to how novice users (and computer users on TV) use their entire hand and move the mouse with their arm. This mouse is next to impossible to only use your fingertips because you can't push the buttons that way. I tried getting used to a new hand position with the side of my hand resting beside the mouse, just so I could reach the buttons. That didn't work either.

Other Thoughts: A minor issue is the middle-touch-wheel thingy. It's an innovative design and has a lot of neat features you can do with it. But why?? There's nothing wrong with the scrolling wheel on a normal mouse. It's far superior to this thing. So much easier to use.

I really did want to get used to this mouse and learn to love it. But I have work to do, and it just bothered me way too much. Requires too much extra effort to move and push buttons. In the end I just found it such a distraction, it was hampering my work.

The price was also outrageous. I've used mice that cost about 1/8 as much but worked better. It's a no-go, Microsoft.

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  • James J.
  • 5/31/2012 6:01:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsDecent portable mouse

Pros: Slender, works on many surfaces, elegant design. The touch scroll is brilliantly implemented. It very accurately emulates a real mouse wheel. You can actually feel the wheel click beneath your finger.
Powering on and off is simple, no tiny hard to press buttons.

Cons: Uncomfortable, it extremely straight edge. It just feels wrong in your hand. You have to hold it deep in your palm and there is no sides to grab on to so you can push left or right.

To click a mouse button you must press close to the front of the mouse. If you try to press anywhere else the click feels to ridged.

Lacks a true middle mouse button. This is a big one. You have to double tap the track surface to emulate 1 middle click. If you need to hold the middle button or double click or anything else, it will not work with this mouse.

Lacks extra short cut buttons like back, forward, zoom, show desktop. The sleek design steals quite a bit from function. There is certainly room for 1 or 2 more buttons.

Configuration only allows changing left click, right click, and middle tap. No other regions or gestures can be configured.

Other Thoughts: Bought this open package on a huge discount(mark down to 20%). The previous owner obviously just couldn't deal with the awkwardness.
It could use some real improvements. The track surface would be better if it were a real square track pad and allowed for more gestures and controls. It would also do better with at least a real middle button.

That said it's a decent mouse, but only as supplement or portable.

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  • David O.
  • 1/10/2012 2:39:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsTakes some getting used to, then Love it

Pros: Tactile feedback in scroll wheel, momentum based scrolling, customizable mouse click with macro option, folds flat for easy storage and also turns the mouse off, excellent battery life, extremely light weight, magnetic USB dongle holder

Cons: The click point for the left and right buttons is too far forward on the mouse, sometimes the wheel click goes off by accident while scrolling

Other Thoughts: At first I thought buying this mouse was a mistake and I didn't care for it at all. I found it extremely difficult to use especially while using Photoshop and other mouse intensive applications. After about a month I found myself wanting my Arc Touch while using other mice and after a few months of use I had to bring it to work because I just couldn't be without it after becoming accustom to it.

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1 out of 5 eggsThis mouse is a waste of time and money

Pros: innovative design (looks cool when you are others with traditional mice)
feels solid
tracks good

Cons: feels uncomfortable in hand (way to flat and arch is in the wrong place.
the scroll is wacked out (there is no controlling it, I need precision)
There is no back button (already tired of using the back button on the browser)

Other Thoughts: Great idea bad design and implementation.
I so wish Microsoft had just kept the original arc mouse and improved the features of that. They should have made the original bluetooth or made a bud instead of the usb antennae that sticks out of the side. I'm on my third arc mouse because of that usb connector.
MS - make it work then make it sexy!

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  • Dava B.
  • 11/23/2011 10:18:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsno signal from 3 feet...

Pros: nice design, black

Cons: The buttons are off, the sroll area is sticky in a strange way (doesn't slide like a phone's glass screen)... I could not get the signal to work consistently from 3 feet or so of my computer! returned for a trade at first, still not better.

Other Thoughts: one has to wonder how it got though QA.

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  • Gregory M.
  • 11/20/2011 12:55:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsuncomfortable

Pros: highly portable, great concept, on/off integrated into the use/store position.

Cons: I returned mine. I wanted to love it but it was just too uncomfortable to use. the problem has to do with the click buttons, if you rest your palm and fingers on the mouse, like I do, then my finger tips rest near the rear of the mouse, but it is difficult to click the buttons in that position, so I have to arch my fingers to be able to click the buttons. my fingers would actually cramp after a short while of usage.

Other Thoughts: if they extended the click buttons so that they can be activated by clicking the far end of the mouse, where the fingers rest, then this would be a winner. add bluetooth and it would be the perfect travel mouse.

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  • John D.
  • 11/19/2011 9:10:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: Sleek design

Cons: horrible tracking
hand grip
scroll awkward

Other Thoughts: I thought this would be the best thing since sliced bread. Great design, great for laptop users on the go.

It fit better than I expected, but it was a little uncomfortable since I tend to use the sides of the mouse for grip/control. But for an ultra-portable mouse, it felt great compared to the mini-mice out there.

The touch-scroll was a little awkward as well. Although the click feedback was nice, I really need the physical/mechanical feedback a real scroll wheel provides.

All that aside, I would have kept it for travel if it wasn't for one thing...horrible tracking. The thing would completely go nuts once in a while, skip motions, lose connection for brief periods of time, and was simply frustrating to work with. I tried it on a variety of surfaces, but it wasn't enough. I had enough trouble navigating spreadsheet documents and websites with it, I can't imagine trying to game with it.

I ended up returning it for a Logitech M510 (love it so far) and a dvd.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/5/2011 3:09:53 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: thin, light, great range. the touch scroll wheel is a nice touch. I haven't figured out how it works but i think it has an electric motor inside that makes it feel like its clicking. very cool.

Cons: doesn't feel as good as my old Logitech mouse. I think ill get used to it but the ergonomics could be better.

Other Thoughts: i was turned off by my first wireless mouse i bought a few years ago. the range was bad! This mouse is different, the range is GREAT!
Great moues to travel with due to it's slim size

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