Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black) comparison

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black)

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black)
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Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse (Black)

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse (Black)
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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
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Microsoft Touch Mouse (Black)

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Price $39 to $59 at 3 stores $36 to $69 at 7 stores $59 to $113 at 11 stores $15 to $79 at 4 stores $27 to $47 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 20 reviews 1.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 58 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.0 stars out of 18 reviews
Release date September 01, 2010 August 03, 2012 August 19, 2009 September 10, 2011 September 09, 2008
The Bottom Line Microsoft's new Arc Touch Mouse features a travel-friendly design and some clever technical additions to its touch-sensitive scroll tab. Neither of those features makes it better than a full-size desktop mouse, but the Arc Touch Mouse is different enough in its form and in some of its functions that it should appeal to people looking to make a statement with their technology. Executives dying for an ultraportable mouse to go with their Windows 8 or Android tablet will find a beautiful companion in the Wedge Touch Mouse, but it's a lot to pay for a pretty basic set of functions. Logitech has met and surpassed Microsoft's recent mouse technology innovations by introducing the most versatile mouse sensor on the market in its new Performance Mouse MX. But even if you don't have a glass table crying out to become a workspace, this high-end input device has enough features and cushy design to make it a justifiable indulgence for anyone who takes their cursor control seriously. We like the Microsoft Touch Mouse for its thoughtful, complementary gestures that simplify the experience of moving in and around Windows 7 applications. Microsoft's Arc mouse is almost as functional as its form is pleasing. The travel-friendly features make perfect sense, and in general, it's a serviceable mouse for Macs and PCs. Only a few minor design issues hold it back.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Buttons Qty 2
2
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4
Movement Resolution 1000 dpi
1000 dpi
Info unavailable 1000 ppi
Info unavailable
OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.6 - 10.7
Microsoft Windows RT
Android 2.3 or later
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Windows 8
Info unavailable
Product Description Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Microsoft Touch Mouse
Microsoft ARC Mouse
Movement Detection Technology Optical
Optical
Laser
Optical
Laser
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.3 in x 5.1 in x 0.6 in
2.4 in x 2.1 in x 0.9 in
Info unavailable 2.4 in x 4.7 in x 1.5 in
Info unavailable
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Color Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Red
Wireless Receiver USB wireless receiver
Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Orientation Right and left-handed
Right and left-handed
Right-handed
Right and left-handed
Right and left-handed
Weight 3.1 oz
2.3 oz
Info unavailable 2.8 oz
Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
Performance 8000 fps
Up to 72 inches per second
8000 fps
Up to 72 inches per second
Info unavailable 8000 fps
Up to 72 inches per second
Info unavailable
Battery 2 x AAA type
1 x AA type
2 x AA type
2 x AA type
Info unavailable
Cables Included Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 x USB charge cable - External
1 x USB extension cable - External
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Connectivity Technology Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Features Touch-sensitive scroll
Nano wireless receiver
On/off power switch
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Touch-sensitive scroll
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Touch-sensitive scroll
Programmable buttons
Nano wireless receiver
On/off power switch
Battery indicator
Scrolling wheel
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