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Microsoft Unveils Details on New Arc Mouse, Revamps the Sidewinder Gaming Mouse

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    Microsoft's hardware division has released details on its upcoming peripherals for the summer of 2008. Among the new devices, two make a good impression. First is the new Arc Mouse, a wireless mouse that's all about fashion, style and portability. The Arc Mouse is a collapsible peripheral that will hit the market this Holiday Season, with an affordable price tag of $59.95. The mouse will be available in two colors - red and black. Microsoft has also announced that a new revamped Sidewinder gaming mouse will be out soon. The X5 Sidewinder will look much like its predecessor, but it will no longer feature custom weights and the current sensitivity information LCD that was presented in the original Sidewinder mouse. The X5 will come with nine programmable buttons, hardware DPI switching, and a quicklaunch shortcut. Because some of the features of the mouse are missing, the price will also be lowered to $59.95. Technical specifications of both pointing devices remain unknown until their official launch.

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    I take it this isn't for people with Muscular Dystrophy lol. I like the Sidewinder very underrated. Thanks malware :)

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    Neat mouse, but not for me.
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    Ive been looking for something like the Arc. I wonder if it is bluetooth, or just regular wireless?
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    Nice looking mouse but ill stick with me G5
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    We are just going to have to see about that.
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    i was thinking about getting the Sidewinder but i got the G9
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    Hmm, I like the Arc. Depending on how well it tracks, I may have just found a new mouse for my laptop bag.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i cant help but feel the 'tail' would drag and create extremely annoying sounds on most surfaces.
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    Not bad, yet those thumb buttons on the side are definatley at too sharp of an angle. I can just see people yanking the mouse backwards when trying to apply pressure.
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    Looks painful to hold. Very angular.
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    Looks like it wouldnt be sturdy enough for intense gaming sessions. The sidewinder is a decent mouse but it seems like most mice these days are overpriced.

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