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Microsoft Arc Mouse ELG 00001 Black

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.9
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
747
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
72
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393.6 meters
SIZE
82.5 grams
WEIGHT
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Review Summary - 675 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Mouse
 273
surface, arc, microsoft, click, scroll
+72%
-28%
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" ...  I was skeptical of the new design from the old arc mouse, but pulled the trigger, and if possible, I like this one more.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using the original Arc Touch mouse for years, and loved them for their portability and ability to transform from something flat to something more useful in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the Arc mice from Microsoft.  ...  "
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" ...  Unique mouse, using bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it almost as much as my rechargeable mini slimline MS mouse that I could no longer find. ... Once it is connecting it works great and I'm VERY happy with this mouse for traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the concept of this mouse. ... But this is a great mouse by Microsoft.  ...  "
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" ...  The mouse works exactly as advertised and I love it's compact size.  ...  "
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" ...  As there is only one USB port in a Microsoft Surface, the Bluetooth function of this mouse is perfect.  ...  "
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Size
 100
folds flat, portable, compact, flat, portability
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Love it bought it for work travel and I end up using it at home as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Folds flat for easy storage.  ...  "
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" ...  It works great and I like the fact it folds flat,  ...  "
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" ...  Slim its great  ...  "
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" ...  I travel for business and it’s very important to me for my bag to be as small and lightweight as possible so I love that this goes flat and pops up to a full size mouse.  ...  "
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" ...  PORTABILITY: 5/5 (can flatten/raise easily with one hand, when flat, fits in pocket well)  ...  "
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" ...  I got it so it would lay flat in a briefcase or compact satchel with my Surface Pro 2017.  ...  "
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" ...  Forget about bulky mouses.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 87
bluetooth, surface, microsoft, mouse, connects
+63%
-37%
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" ...  very compact and eady to connect  ...  "
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" ...  Connects to my desktop and laptop easily and is convenient to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it often with my surface pro, it connects instantly, moves smoothly about the screen and is an overall joy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for travel with the laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  It syncs up to your laptop and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Edit: There used to be a response to this review that said it was possible to use this with Windows 7.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with Duracell batteries and connected very easily to my Surface Laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the Bluetooth version and I liked it so much That I bought a dongle version for my desktop.  ...  "
Comfort
 87
finger, fingers, scroll, scrolling, right click
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I know it's stupid but I like doing work on my bed bc it's so comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Right or left clicks are reliable, with both right and left hands (I'm ambidextrous) as are the scrolling and gestures.  ...  "
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" ...  I adjusted the DPI and the scroll sensitivity and my concerns are resolved.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily pairs with laptops, and has a nice feel in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  Much smaller in real life than I expected, but so gorgeous even worth the fact that its slightly awkward to hold and gave me cramp in first two days but great now that I am used to it.  ...  "
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" ...  The flexible body also allows me to change the position of my hand if I need to throughout the day.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had other, cheaper models, but this one is hands down worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s stylish, comfortable, and love how portable it is.  ...  "
Design
 59
looks, sleek, cool, beautiful, works great
+88%
-12%
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" ...  It looks so much better in terms of design and detailed finishing.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s good looks are also a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  The design, no doubt, is very elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  A design for the ages.  ...  "
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" ...  it feels good and practical  ...  "
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" ...  For now, I love the look of it and glad that I have it.  ...  "
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" ...  The look is sleek and beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sleekness, the material and the fact you can use it on ANY SURFACE! ... It's well worth the cost, due to the ease of use, materials and it's just cool looking, people notice it when I open it to use!  ...  "
Bluetooth
 52
mouse, connection, dongle, connects, surface
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Since the bluetooth is integrated you don't have to clog a USB port  ...  "
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" ...  Unique mouse, using bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the feel compared to the previous version and I love the fact that it connects via blue tooth instead of the traditional dongle connection.  ...  "
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" ...  This Bluetooth mouse is the PERFECT solution for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing the Bluetooth was extremely easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It is quick connection with Bluetooth, smooth and fast move towards the direction in need.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the Bluetooth connection because my surface only has one is connection on it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the dongle version and now the Bluetooth connection version - this one is the Bluetooth connect. ... Bluetooth music box or my Bluetooth headset and visa versa - most likely had something to do my laptop not being fully Bluetooth 4.0 enabled).  ...  "
Ease of Use
 49
easy, scroll, easy to store, difficult, compact
+80%
-20%
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" ...  So, differentiating between a right and left click is simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to hold and beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, nice shape and size, very light.  ...  "
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" ...  Very compact and easy to store when on the go.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's so easy to handle.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assign to your surface pro.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to connect to and use.  ...  "
For Travel
 46
mouse, traveling, flat, flattens, business
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  Great travel mouse. ... I would not want to use all day every day, but super mouse when traveling - compact and works on all surfaces I have tried.  ...  "
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" ...  And its easy to pack for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Functional mouse and great for traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  This is good to travel in your laptop bag for occasional use.  ...  "
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" ...  i like the ability to flatten it for travel  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy to place in any portfolio for carrying and travel.  ...  "
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" ...  And I love how it flattens for each travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that it folds flat for storage while traveling.  ...  "
Controls
 35
button, left, scroll, buttons, mouse
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Get a drop down menu totally irrelevant to the task you  ...  "
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" ...  I am used to a multi button clickable mouse.  ...  "
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" ...  The right click button is really really hard to press and most of the time it thinks I'm clicking the left button and do nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  However, I am upset for one reason and one reason only, you cannot hold down the scroll "button."  ...  "
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" ...  Just hard push button and loud click so not comfortable to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The button is more tactile -- louder and "pops" more. ... This is more of an annoyance, but the scroll "wheel" takes a moment to pick up my middle finger movement. ... One finger resting + one finger click = left click.  ...  "
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" ...  Rather than have reliable buttons like most mice (and older versions of this line), Microsoft instead opted for the omnibus touchpad concept, and as a result the reliability of left- and right-click commands is unusably poor.  ...  "
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" ...  now the buttons debounces, if I click them once they response I clicked them twice, if I hold the buttons it doesn't hold.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 35
working, years, stopped working, stopped, started
+29%
-71%
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" ...  Bought it 4 months ago, and it didn't last.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke right after return period expired.  ...  "
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" ...  Today is Dec 15, and it started acting wired.  ...  "
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" ...  And even then it does not work consistently.  ...  "
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" ...  After having this mouse for just two months it has stopped working all together  ...  "
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" ...  Few weeks after using it, I had trouble connecting it to my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I had given it a 5 originally, but after 2 days of use it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this in Sept 2018 and it probably worked about 10 times at the most and quit.  ...  "
Build Quality
 33
feels, materials, construction, build quality, build
+70%
-30%
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" ...  I love the way it turns on and off by bending it or folding it flat.  ...  "
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" ...  the design and the material is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The solid click top takes some getting used.  ...  "
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" ...  I also bought a hard shell carrying case so I can put it in my backpack and bring it to work without worrying about it being damaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels great collapses to become very thin for storage  ...  "
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" ...  Feels really good in your hand and I love that you can turn it on and off by just bending the device!  ...  "
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" ...  The flexible body also allows me to change the position of my hand if I need to throughout the day.  ...  "
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" ...  The latter was of solid construction and gave me years of reliable use. ... I assumed the ELG-00001 would be an updated version of equally solid quality.  ...  "
Battery Life
 31
battery, battery life, runs, rechargeable, changing
+55%
-45%
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" ...  Not sure what the battery life is like as I've been using it for only a few days .  ...  "
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" ...  It even tells you when to change the batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not gone through a set of batteries yet, so that’s a good sign.  ...  "
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" ...  Had it for a couple month now and the batteries are still good.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't had it long enough to test the battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  It's nice that when I click it into position it turns on so I can save the batteries which are AAA so not hard to find.  ...  "
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" ...  Still runs just fine on the same battery  ...  "
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" ...  and doing so saves on your battery!!  ...  "
Fit
 30
folds flat, pocket, turns, flat, surface
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  it lays flat and easy to fit into computer bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sleek, easy to use and love the way it snaps flat to turn off and stores great in a great case you can buy off of Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Folds flat easily  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it folds flat and turns off when you fold it flat.  ...  "
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" ...  Turns on instantly by snapping into its arched position.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it for jumping between meetings - slip it in your back-pocket, grab your laptop and go -and still have a free hand for a coffee cup!  ...  "
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" ...  It folds down well to fit in my bag and connects easily when I'm ready to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels great collapses to become very thin for storage  ...  "
Keyboard
 24
keyboard, microsoft, trackpad, surface, keyboard center
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  Oh well, it's good for mobile use when you want to spread out and not use the trackpad on the keyboard cover.  ...  "
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" ...  Custom mapping is also available with MS keyboard and mouse center.  ...  "
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" ...  I though you can use it both ways, as a folded mouse and as a trackpad, thats not true.  ...  "
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" ...  - The Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse were GREAT!  ...  "
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" ...  I previously had a Microsoft 5000 mouse (came with keyboard) and it suddenly decided to drop connections with my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I had just purchased the Microsoft surface go with keyboard and the Microsoft pen as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Download the microsoft mouse and keyboard center to completely customize the mouse and you just cannot regret getting this thing.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using this on a surface pro tablet with keyboard.  ...  "
Returns
 22
replacement, could, wish, returning, returned
-100%
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" ...  Wish I could return it.  ...  "
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" ...  l I would return this and get my money back if I could.  ...  "
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" ...  The product was a total dud and promptly returned.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke right after return period expired.  ...  "
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" ...  The first one had the same issues, but it broke before I could return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have returned the product!  ...  "
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" ...  "Unable to process replacement.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 22
touch, touch pad, scroll, surface, arc
+77%
-23%
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" ...  The feedback and integrated scroll on the "touchpad" is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  I have purchased several Microsoft Arc mice (2 - Touch / 1 - Surface Touch) over the years.  ...  "
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" ...  The arc is nice to feel and use.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted something that felt like a Magic Mouse with its touch pad, side scroll, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  The scrolling is just magical.  ...  "
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" ...  Also love the touch scrolling feature.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not a big deal to me, but if smooth scrolling is important to you, and you have a macbook, then .  ...  "
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" ...  I am a trackpad guy, and my Surface Pro has a very good one!  ...  "
Software Platform
 19
microsoft, software, windows 7, windows 10, compatible
+37%
-63%
comment
" ...  - I'm a software programmer and I wanted to use it for my two desktop PCs and switch between the two, but unfortunately, this gadget (I won't even call it mouse) doesn't do the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Lacks gestures like the windows equivalent for expose or multitasking.  ...  "
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" ...  Read the web for connection issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not work with my business laptop which has Windows 7.  ...  "
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" ...  Now have messages that my version of Windows is not genuine - my zscsler software disabled when I log into our VPN etc.  ...  "
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" ...  DOES NOT WORK with Windows 7 (and others it claims too) The page shows a chart that says it is compatible but it's not and there are at least 5 other operating systems that are listed as compatible that Microsoft states otherwise! ... But I went to the Microsoft website looking for troubleshooting info and found out the this is NOT compatible with Windows 7!  ...  "
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" ...  typical msft product that's full of bugs and complicated interfaces, and terrible on the UX side.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe since its new, we will get a driver upgrade .  ...  "
Price
 19
worth, money, expensive, worth the price, waste
+58%
-42%
comment
" ...  I have had other, cheaper models, but this one is hands down worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth the investment.  ...  "
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" ...  I would expect this to be an excellent product with its price.  ...  "
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" ...  Was reluctant to spend the money on it but glad I did  ...  "
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" ...  Also the price is a lot better here then what I saw at Best Buy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's used, in excellent condition and I save 30% off the best Amazon new price.  ...  "
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" ...  For this price get something 10x better.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product for my purchase price.  ...  "
Ports
 14
usb, bluetooth, surface, dongle, usb slot
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  DESIGN: 5/5 (simple, easily reachable battery port, slim)  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it can be stored flat AND that it does not take up my precious USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  This one eliminates the USB connector needed on the earlier model and simply connects via bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Since the bluetooth is integrated you don't have to clog a USB port  ...  "
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" ...  I'm really enjoying the fact that I no longer need to carry the USB dongle, relying instead on the Bluetooth connection. ... On my Surface I wanted to save the single USB slot for other peripherals, such as a thumb drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed the USB space.  ...  "
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" ...  I’d say for the luxury of having a free USB port that it is worth the occasional glitch.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this to save a precious USB slot on a Surface Book 2.  ...  "
Marketplace
 13
advertised, purchased, amazon, returned, replacement
+62%
-38%
comment
" ...  Perfect as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Amazon for same day delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Product exact as per details shown on website  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second one, and I had the original first one.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good, Thank you.  ...  "
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" ...  It is as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It is as advertised.  ...  "
Overall performance
 12
slow, sleek, scrolling, responsive, performance
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I think Microsoft did a good job engineering it.  ...  "
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" ...  Very smooth and 100% responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  the scrolling is easy and smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks beautiful but tracking performance was terrible on my desk.  ...  "
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" ...  You can control the scroll speed. ... then I can just give my a good push with my finger on the pad and it speeds up and scrolls much farther like you were spinning a free standing wheel.  ...  "
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" ...  Great mouse, very confortable with awesome performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise the mouse is smooth and sleek.  ...  "
Delivery
 12
expected, delivery, delivered, item, box
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Great Quality & on Tume delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Amazon for same day delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Superfast delivery - item as expected - everything perfect .  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived on time and is working as designed.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery, item accurately described.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery, item accurately described.  ...  "
Drivers
 11
drivers, software, microsoft, get, windows
-100%
comment
" ...  Microsoft drivers are buggy. ... I think Logi is much too expensive, their build quality is average, their design are poor but the drivers just work so you can actually use their product not have them in some drawers.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried updating my interface card and tried different drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  I am hoping this is a software / driver issue and that Microsoft will hear our complaints and issue a downloadble fix.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe since its new, we will get a driver upgrade .  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe since its new, we will get a driver upgrade .  ...  "
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" ...  I. Cant it get running with Windows 7. getting a blue screen every time I try to install driver.  ...  "
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" ...  First off, there’s no driver or software for macOS (which is odd because previous Microsoft mice supported it just fine).  ...  "
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" ...  Despite having the necessary drivers updated to connect to the bluetooth on my computer, it won't.  ...  "
Storage
 11
bag, takes, backpack, back, storage
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  Takes up very little room in my laptop bag.  ...  "
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" ...  It works well and it is very convenient when you dont have much space in your bag  ...  "
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" ...  Does not take any space, slips in very smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank the seller that he is working at full capacity  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels great collapses to become very thin for storage  ...  "
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" ...  Great for putting in a bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Folds flat for easy storage.  ...  "
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" ...  I commute daily on Amtrak and every inch of space in my backpack is precious.  ...  "
Color
 9
burgundy, love, like, blue
+100%
comment
" ...  This did everything I wanted it to do, color selection was ok, got the burgundy in case someone lese had a black one (at work).  ...  "
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" ...  Chose burgundy color.  ...  "
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" ...  The burgundy color matches my surface laptop 2.  ...  "
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" ...  Blue color is great.  ...  "
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" ...  First, I really like the color!  ...  "
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" ...  I am very pleased with the size, gesture functions and color.  ...  "
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" ...  I would love it if I could personalize it even further, but I like the color .  ...  "
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" ...  I love the blue color too.  ...  "
Setup
 8
installed, easy, without, software, setup
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I am a software Engineer and have been using it for past few days.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the pairing instructions are very easy to remember because they are so simple and it is really fast to just remove and repair the device.  ...  "
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" ...  this coming from a very tech savvy person.  ...  "
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" ...  It is intuitive, connected without problems, and has functioned without a glitch.  ...  "
Features
 8
light, flat, wheel, travel, middle click
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  But I was a good deal because is light and very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  That feature was amazing and unbelievably useful.  ...  "
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" ...  Durable, light and the go flat feature turns it off and makes travel a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the folding flat feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very pleased with the size, gesture functions and color.  ...  "
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" ...  Only downside is lack of a "wheel/middle click" but the features it does have work perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Works excellent, has the feature to turn on/off that's pretty cool.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
use, mouse, productivity, pc, laptop
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  It is pretty but its useless when you are using it for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Not ideal for gaming or any other laptop use as I have used it for my Electrical Engineering programs.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely not for gaming though, it's a complete nightmare -- if you want to be able to scroll through your items quickly, and or click fast, do not buy, it's not a gaming mouse.  ...  "
Apps
 6
scrolling, mouse, microsoft, apps, applications
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Not all apps allow for horizontal scrolling and sometimes the mouse is delayed.  ...  "
Other
 6
mouse, touch, surfaces, move, front
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  The problem is due to the arc design, the sensor is placed in the front of the mouse instead of the traditional center, making it uncomfortably sensitive to rotation adjustments with your hand that normally wouldn't move the cursor.  ...  "
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" ...  stopped working about a month after the return period, the touch sensor no longer responds  ...  "
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" ...  The sensor is at the front tip. ... So if you are used to a mouse with the sensor in the middle and if you try to move the back part of the mouse - the cursor is not going to move.  ...  "
Accuracy
 5
tracking, response, easy to use
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Feels very accurate.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Quite know response and it's accurate as well.  ...  "
Lagging
 5
scrolling, minutes, laptop, lag
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  This delay or latentancy is very frustrating and unacceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  Then it takes 1-2 minutes to reconnect.  ...  "
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" ...  It glitches and then disappears.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Perfect as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It is as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It is as advertised.  ...  "
USB
 5
usb, surface, wanted, take, something
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I needed the USB space.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this to save a precious USB slot on a Surface Book 2.  ...  "
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" ...  It also saves a usb slot for something else.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it can be stored flat AND that it does not take up my precious USB port.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
two, dust, small, one, mouse
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  But I already went back to my old Arc Touch Mouse (previous model) while this one collects dust.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 4
work, movement, get, finger, blue
-100%
comment
" ...  Terrible scroll resolution and the settings don't work.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Several attempts to install have led to blue screens and reboots.  ...  "
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" ...  When I tried to sync it with my work laptop, it gave me a blue screen.  ...  "
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" ...  you will need to move your finger 10” to get on-screen movement of 1”.  ...  "
Weight
 4
light, super, portability, mouse, click
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I was overwhelmed by its light weight and practical use/operation!  ...  "
comment
" ...  All around 4 out 5 for weight, size, portability, and color.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
box
-100%
comment
" ...  Manufacturer seal broken.  ...  "
comment
" ...  the warehouse gave an "inspection sticker" without obviously inspecting the product TO SEE IF THE ACTUAL PRODUCT WAS IN THE BOX.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  393.6 meters
Weight:  82.5 grams
Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
393.6 meters
SIZE
82.5 grams
WEIGHT
Yes
BLUETOOTH