Yesterday Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop which is the company’s latest piece of computing hardware. The laptop will also run Windows 10 S which is a special version of Windows designed to compete against Google’s Chrome OS. In addition to the new laptop, Microsoft announced a new peripheral in the form of the Surface Arc.
If you’re wondering why the Mouse and name sound so familiar, it is because back in 2013 Microsoft launched a similarly-designed mouse in the form of the Arc Touch. Clearly there are some design differences but overall it seems that Microsoft is keeping the form factor relatively similar to its predecessor.
This means that the mouse can be “bent”, meaning that when not in use you can make it lie flat, and when you want to use it you can snap it into position. Snapping it back to a flat position also means that it powers the mouse down and can help save battery life. The mouse will also sport a touch sensitive area so that users can swipe left, right, up, and down depending on their needs.