Offering a student friendly operating system named as Windows 10 S, Surface Laptop was among the stars of Microsoft’s training-focused press conference on Tuesday. However, there was a product that we were not able to talk about, but only saw in the PR images and videos. It was the redesigned Surface Arc Mouse mouse. The new mouse, available in the style of the company’s new Laptop, will be available for sale next month with this new laptop.
For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft’s iconic product, Arc Touch, this Bluetooth-powered mouse is the thinnest mouse option available on the market. Thin and almost perfectly flat, this mouse can be pushed upwards into a curved form and used as a mouse. The Surface Pro and Book are the perfect travel companions for their owners, as well as other brand notebook owners, who can easily carry it in the bag thanks to its flat form.
The basic design and mechanism of the new Arc Mouse is not much different from its predecessor, but an important innovation is added. There is a capacitive sliver in the middle of the current Arc Touch, which functions as a convertible wheel and a middle mouse button. On the Arc Mouse, this strip is removed, leaving only a large, smooth, touch-sensitive surface.
This area, which is touch-sensitive just like the Apple’s Magic Mouse, offers a trajectory-like experience. So up-down, right-left scrolling is possible, and the user interface is easily navigated.
Arc Mouse can be pre-ordered with a price tag of about $ 80 abroad. The product will be released after 15 June. In this way, Microsoft’s new Laptop will start to reach its owners at the same time. The Arc Mouse will also be available in the colors of Burgundy, Light Gray and Cobalt Blue like Surface Laptop.