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Similar to how Apple’s Magic Mouse works, you can touch the top and bottom sections of the Arc Touch’s scroll wheel to perform a page-up or page-down. You can also double tap the touch scroll wheel in the middle to activate a middle click – a function that’s was used to drag through a webpage quickly and is used little these days.

We found these controls worked unreliably – sometimes good, but most times, not. The page-up and page-down feature was particularly hit-and-miss.

Conclusion

The Arc Touch is cleverly and appealingly designed, and with the ability to pack flat, allows your notebook bag to present bump-free silhouette at airport lounges wherever you go. The touch scroll wheel is a nice feature too, and although not quite as well executed as we’d expect from a premium peripheral, provides more control than the touchpads on most notebooks.

 

Microsoft Arc Touch
Price (RRP): $99.95 Manufacturer: Microsoft
Clever design; Flat scroll wheel with tactile feedback; Tiny wireless receiver; Works on both Mac and Windows;
Mouse button clickable area is shorter than it seems; Touch controls not very reliable;
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