Microsoft is getting close to release a new mouse named as – Arc Touch Mouse.It has a curved palm rest designed to fit the palm of a hand,it’s different with traditional scroll wheels of more recent computer mice.
It glides over surfaces and allows touch-based scrolling in place of a scroll wheel. The Arc Touch is expected to have Microsoft’s BlueTrack advanced optics technology, which gives a mouse the ability to be used on smooth surfaces and even carpet.
The Arc Touch can be bent flat for storage or transport. It reportedly has a 2.4 GHz wireless transceiver that plugs into a system’s USB port for connectivity, a battery indicator and a symmetrical design making it easy for people who are either right-handed or left-handed to use.
A German consumer electronics website, Notebookbilliger.de showed pictures of the Arc Touch briefly on Wednesday before removing them and a product description. The site now says the product is “no longer available.” Photos of the Arc Touch reveal the device consists of glossy plastic at the finger rests, metal and rubberized material for the palm.
The Arc Touch Mouse expected to be an update to the Arc Mouse, which also folds up, has a wireless range of 2.4 GHz up to 30 feet, a scroll wheel, a battery status indicator, four customizable buttons and a snap-in transceiver. It is expected to compete again the wireless Apple Magic Mouse, with Multi-Touch technology for users running OS X.
It will be available soon in the United States at a rumored price of US$69.95, although people who are in Germany can already have their very own Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse for only €69.99, almost a euro more than Apple’s Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad sells for in there.