Microsoft Arc MousePublished on September 8th, 2009.
So I’ve finally bought it, the Microsoft Arc mouse. I’ve mentioned it on Twitter before but it took me a while to actually get it, but better late than never. I also bought myself a noname VoIP microphone since the built-in microphone in the MacBook unfortunately doesn’t work very well with the lid closed. However, unlucky as I am, it seems like my line in port is broken, so the mic doesn’t work (it works on other computers). Good thing it was a cheap ass mic ($13). The MacBook is pretty old so I’ve got no warranty for it anymore, so I guess I’m forced to buy a USB mic like I originally planned to, I’ve been looking at the Blue Snowflake.
Well, back to the Arc mouse. It was originally the design that caught my attention, it’s unique, lightweight and it folds beautifully. I’ve always used Logitech mice, although I’ve also always known that Microsoft makes great mice, one of the few things they deserve cred for. And the Arc is no exception, except for the left side button everything about this mouse is perfect.
Unless you have really long thumbs, the left side button is a bit hard to reach but it doesn’t bother me too much. For now I use that button for the Dashboard which I don’t use that often anyways, Exposé is activated by clicking the scroll wheel. Most of all, I’m amazed of how comfortable it is, especially for being a portable mouse. I wonder how much Gakki likes to get her face rubbed by Microsoft though…^^
A pretty cool looking microphone, sadly I won’t be able to use it. I will keep it connected though, just in case the port magically fixes itself!