I stopped by the hardware team to take a first look at the new
Arc Touch Mouse
, and shot this short video. The Touch folds flat, to about the same size as an HTC Touch phone. Where the old Arc Mouse fit well in a front pocket, the Arc Touch will do well in a back pocket. The folding portion of the mouse has 90 articulated
pieces and snaps to a very solid feeling and natural arc.
Between the bottons, a touch strip allows you to scroll or flick through your Windows, or touch the top or bottom of the strip to Page Up/Down. This refresh includes haptics, so you can actually feel (and hear) the page scrolling and BlueTrack so the Arc will
track on almost any surface. The dongle for the Arc Touch is the very slim profile dongle as was used on the
If you'd like to see some of what goes in to developing a mouse, see
on the design of the original Arc.