Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse For Mac

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Arc Mouse
Also known asSurface Arc Mouse
Arc Touch Mouse
TypeComputer mouse
Release date2008

Microsoft Arc is very suitable for a mobile lifestyle. It comes with a smooth black titanium finish that gives it a great touch of style. It includes an ergonomic design that protects not only your hand but also your wrist against strain injuries. Further, it’s a highly compact and portable device making it easier to carry it around.

  1. Good condition, used, but working Microsoft Arc Touch wireless mouse model 1428. Works on both Mac and PC.
  2. Apr 15, 2011 Installing Microsoft Arc mouse on Mac OS is quite easy. Just follow these steps and you will able to install Microsoft Arc mouse on your Mac. When you plug in the USB receiver of Microsoft Arc mouse, Mac OS detects it automatically within a fraction of second. That means, Microsoft Arc Mouse works out of the box without installing any driver.
  3. Microsoft Arc Touch Wireless Mouse: You can easily navigate features on your compatible PC or Mac with this mouse, which wirelessly connects to your computer to provide a flexible range of motion. Everyone in your household can comfortably use the mouse, since it features an ergonomic, ambidextrous design for right- or left-handed use.

The Arc Mouse is a family of portable computer mice produced by Microsoft. A mobile mouse, the device has evolved over a number of years, including special editions designed to coordinate with the company's Surface family of computers. All versions of the Arc Mouse are folding and include scrolling capability, and the first version was released in 2008.[1]


Arc Mouse[edit]

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Driver

Initially release in 2008, Microsoft positioned the Arc Mouse as a fashionable, portable mouse. Available in black or red, the mouse featured a folding design. Wireless communication was provided over 2.4 GHz, and the mouse used a laser for tracking.[2]

Arc Touch Mouse[edit]

An updated version, the Arc Touch Mouse, changed the design and main interface points, and was released in 2010.[3][4] Instead of folding for portability, the Touch Mouse flattens from its curved 'in-use' shape. In place of the scroll wheel on the original, the second version features a capacitive touch strip for scrolling. The touch strip is speed sensitive, includes 3 buttons (1 each for page up and page down, and 1 programmable), and features haptic feedback.[5][6]

Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse[edit]

To match its Surface devices, Microsoft updated the design of the Arc Touch Mouse. The new design is grey and features a new touch strip. Bluetooth is used for connectivity.[7][8]


Surface Arc Mouse/Microsoft Arc Mouse[edit]

Announced along with the Surface Laptop in 2017, the Surface Arc Mouse replaces the buttons and touch strip with a large capacitive touch surface, and it's available in colors that match the new laptop.[9] As of December 2019, the mouse is available on the Microsoft Store for $69.99. [10]



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  2. ^'Microsoft Arc Mouse: Where Fashion and Technology Collide' (Press release). Microsoft. 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  3. ^Coldewey, Devin. 'Review: Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse'. TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  4. ^'Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse seriously, finally, officially announced, doesn't ship until December'. Engadget. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  5. ^'Think the Mouse Is Dead? Think Again With Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse'. News Center (Press release). Microsoft. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  6. ^Coldewey, Devin. 'Review: Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse'. TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  7. ^'Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse Review'. Archived from the original on 2017-10-24. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  8. ^'Microsoft unveils Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and new accessories'. News Center (Press release). Microsoft. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  9. ^'Microsoft's lie-flat Surface Arc mouse is a new take on an old design'. Engadget. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
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Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse For Mac

I don't think it's a question to Microsoft.

You may see the specs. The mouse is meant to be compatible with Mac OS X 10.10. It was compatible with El Capitan (10.11), but it won't stay connected with Sierra (10.12) if you re-paired or initially connected the mouse with that OS. If you pair your mouse in El Capitan and then upgrade to Sierra then your mouse will restore connection and will function as it should (unless you re-pair it in Sierra). So the question should be addressed not to Microsoft but to Apple, I think. Something has got broken in Sierra. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Driver Mac

Nov 24, 2016 11:52 PM

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