Microsoft’s Surface Arc Mouse is snappier and swipier

From flat to squeak in just a snap
03 May 2017 / 14:11BST

Way back in the halcyon days of 2011, before Trump, Brexit and the death of the headphone port, Microsoft gave us the Arc Touch Mouse. A nifty piece of kit, it laid flat when sleeping in your satchel, before snapping into palm-filling form when tasks came a calling. Now, with the launch of the Surface Laptop, there’s a new edition - and it’s nicer than ever. With an improved snap action and structure, the US$80 Surface Arc Mouse’s real juice comes with the gesture-capable front touch panel (replacing a narrow scroll bar on the original), for uninhibited swiping and scrolling any which way.

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