Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black) comparison

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black)

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

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

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse (Black)
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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 (Wool Blue)

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 (Wool Blue)
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Price $39 to $96 at 4 stores $72 to $205 at 14 stores $42 to $69 at 7 stores $17 to $87 at 11 stores $29 to $124 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (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 3.0 stars out of 58 reviews 1.5 stars out of 1 review 2.0 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 18 reviews
Release date September 01, 2010 August 19, 2009 August 03, 2012 August 06, 2009 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. 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. 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. The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 doesn't leave much room for complaint. Some will balk at the $40 price tag, but this mobile traveler fits comfortably in your hand and it can mouse on almost any surface, thanks to Microsoft's innovative Bluetrack technology. With a small footprint and a variety of stylish colors to choose from, this mouse makes a useful (and worthy) addition to your mobile arsenal. 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
Info unavailable 2
4
4
Movement Resolution 1000 dpi
Info unavailable 1000 dpi
Info unavailable Info unavailable
OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.6 - 10.7
Microsoft Windows RT
Android 2.3 or later
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.4.x - 10.5.x
Info unavailable
Product Description Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000
Microsoft ARC Mouse
Movement Detection Technology Optical
Laser
Optical
Optical
Laser
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.3 in x 5.1 in x 0.6 in
Info unavailable 2.4 in x 2.1 in x 0.9 in
2.4 in x 4.1 in
Info unavailable
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Color Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable Teal blue
Red
Wireless Receiver USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Orientation Right and left-handed
Right-handed
Right and left-handed
Right and left-handed
Right and left-handed
Weight 3.1 oz
Info unavailable 2.3 oz
Info unavailable 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
Info unavailable 8000 fps
Up to 72 inches per second
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Battery 2 x AAA type
2 x AA type
1 x AA type
1 x AA type
Info unavailable
Cables Included Info unavailable 1 x USB charge cable - External
1 x USB extension cable - External
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Connectivity Technology Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Features Touch-sensitive scroll
Nano wireless receiver
On/off power switch
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Touch-sensitive scroll
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Programmable buttons
Scrolling 4-way button
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Flip 3D button
Battery indicator
Scrolling wheel
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