Pros - Looks good
- Nice rubbery touch
- Magnetic strip to "stick" USB receiver to a nice touch
Cons - Lousy touch scroller, imprecise and unpredictable
- Extremely bad ergonomics
- Wobbling mouse pointer makes it impossible to work with as an artist or a gamer
- Loses Wireless connection all the time
Summary I have nothing but scorn for this lousy piece of engineering. The mouse looks sleek and cool, and is a good gadget to show off if you're into stuff like that. The magnetic surface to stick the USB receiver to is a very creative touch. I am all for wireless mice that allows you to "package" all needed peripherals into one single unit for ease of carry.
Looks wise, it's pretty good. It looks stunning and the soft rubbery arc feels great to the touch. Snapping it into and out of the arc position is also well done, and like I said, can be a good way to impress your tech friends.
So what went wrong?
Firstly, the touch scroller's precision is about as accurate as trying to hit an ant with an ICBM. I've had instances where I was forced to click on the scrollbar on screen to scroll because the touch scroller was inconsistent. No amount of tweaking can get it to work properly.
Next, the arc of the mouse, with the empty space underneath it, is an extremely unergonomic design. I had to reach all the way around the underneath of the arc to keep a firm grip on the mouse, and sometimes downward pressure on it will cause the mouse pointer to wobble.
Speaking of wobbling, I tried using this with games, and I have a monster machine to keep my 3D FPS games running smoothly. Three hours later, I walked away with an extreme case of vertigo because of mouse-induced stuttering. To proof my theory correct, I switched to a Logitech wireless, and the stutters were gone, and I was finally hitting things that I'm aiming at. A session in Adobe Photoshop also turned my beautiful website prototype into some hellish misaligned ******** only my clients can come up with and routinely insist on when I design them websites.
This is a horrible piece of engineering. I am currently saving up for yet another mice, and I don't even think I can sell this one off because everybody in the marketplace that I hang out in have a universal hatred for this stupid mouse.
It probably has some use in a museum or displayed in a glass casing for come twisted microsoft collector, but for practical use it's about as practical as using snow to build a campfire in summer in the middle of a desert noon.
Pros 1. It's a visual stunner -- so beautifully designed, it should be in MoMA.
2. Unlike Apple's Magic Mouse, the Arc Touch is comfortable and responsive. A pleasure to use.
3. The center stripe gives tactile feedback, which is fun and practical too.
Cons 1. I wish it were just a tad larger, but could say the same of most mice designed for mobile use.
2. As noted elsewhere, sometimes the stripe hiccups. If Microsoft fixes this in a driver update, as I expect they will, I'll give it the full 5 stars.
Summary All in all, a real winner. I love it. Sometimes I'll put it aside in favor of my previous favorite, but I always find myself coming back to this one. If you like to have good-looking stuff on your desktop, go for it.
Pros Closer to feel of a desktop mouse than any travel mouse. Fits palm instead of just fingers. Turns off & packs flat. Comparisons to desktop mice are unfair - compared to typical travel mouse, its amazing.
Cons Here we have a mouse PERFECTLY designed for travel with a compact laptop or netbook, but it's not Bluetooth?? Duh. MS would sell untold thousands if it were equipped and marketed correctly!!
Summary I have tried to get through to MS to recommend they introduce a Bluetooth version of this little beauty. I think I would buy a dozen just to make my point! Here's a challenge for you: try to find a place to leave a comment on any MS web page!
Pros Design & look if amazing.
Cons I'm in the middle of a work project and it stops functioning. To get it back working again all I have to do is bend it back and forth (turn off & back on) I have yet to find a solution to this issue & just keep it funcioning without any problems.
Pros Great design
Work on Glassy and Rough surface
Grip is not like Traditional Mouse
Summary At first it looks like Mouse of the Year, the design and idea is great but not the replacement for Traditional Mouse. Honestly I had the worst experience with this MS Product; Missing Scrolls and Clicks. Require to ON and OFF the mouse again and aging to make it work and in the end I returned and changed it with Logitech v470.
A very big no to this Mouse. It is just a wastage of Money.