Anyone have a Microsoft Arc Mouse? If so, post pictures!

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  1. smeind macrumors member

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    I'm ordering my Macbook Pro 13" tomorrow.. Along with the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.


    I already have a 22" display I'm hooking up to through DVI. This should work fine, right?


    I've been reading the reviews, and the MM is pretty hit or miss. People either love them, or hate them. I've used them in school, and the thing that annoyed me the most is that you have to pick up your other finger to right click. So, I've been looking around for something else. The MX Revolution is pretty nice, but a little over my budget.

    Those of you with the Arc.. How did you like it? Also, I'll be playing the Sims 3 with it, will it work fine with that?

    Post Pictures of your Microsoft Arc!
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  2. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    I dont have the Arc but I do have the explorer bluetrack one. I recommend that. I have the orignal laptop one but I am going to pick up the new one with nano receiver soon.
     
  3. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

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    I have two (or rather three, counting the one I bought for work). I have a black one for my MacBook Pro and a white one for the iMac. I love them. You have to learn to hold them differently to use them right (the side button is way the hell up north) but I've found it's actually more comfortable that way.

    I like simplicity so the single extra button (I use for exposé) appeals to me. It folds up small for carrying around.

    Drawbacks: the wheel can be noisy, no horizontal scroll and the black version has this fuzzy coating that wears off and leaves shiny areas where you use it most. The other versions are just plastic and don't have this problem. It's USB and has a small dongle, which is fine on the iMac 'cause it hides under the keyboard and I never see it. But on the MBP it sticks out, but it's not really a big deal.

    Overall I really like it and plan to use them for the foreseeable future.

    (Sorry no pics)
     
  4. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    its ok, but the clicking is problematic on mine. sometimes it will take 2 -3 clicks to get something recognized. it might be that the other mice that i use have shallower clicks or something but this mouse is not for me. i suggest going for the VX revolution for logitech.
     
  5. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    i didnt like it, but i would recommend you go with logitech or razer, i also have a bluetrack explorer mini, its ok but my deathadder beats it on all points.
    and it has a silent scroll wheel
     
  6. Melrose Suspended

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    MX Revolution for me. :)

    I like the style of the Arc, but I usually those real snazzy-looking designs like that are a paint to use day in and day out.
     
  7. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    Here is mine. I really love it. It is the best mouse I have ever owned.
     

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  8. jellomld macrumors newbie

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    awesome mouse

    I second that.. best mouse I've ever owned hands-down..

    I couldn't imagine using anything else.. it's so light and precise!
     

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  9. Glick2 macrumors newbie

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    I love my Arc mouse. I love the design and the back button on the side.
     
  10. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    I saw this mouse at Office Max the other day and was very intrigued. This is the one that folds, correct? I assume that is for portability reasons?

    I think I will stick with my Logitech G5 gaming mouse. :)
     
  11. Glick2 macrumors newbie

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    Yes it folds up, and even comes with a nice carrying case. I would assume this for laptop users mostly.
     
  12. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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    MX Revolution is on sale at Best Buy for $40. I think that would be your best bet.
     
  13. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    It folds quite small, the receiver clicks inside by magnet. Quite nice but the scroll wheel on mine is pretty terrible, very patchy, don't know if its broken or a software thing. :(
     
  14. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    my father has one of these. While i like the design, and think it has a pretty decent feel, i cant stand the scroll wheel.
     
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