Reviewed on August 31, 2010Microsoft'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.TAGS:mouse, tab, design, button, Microsoft Corp., Apple Computer
Reviewed on August 19, 2009The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is a solid keyboard and mouse combination with a bevy of customizable buttons that make it a no-brainer to use with a home theater PC, but the asymmetrical button layout on the keyboard requires time to learn. If you're looking for a more ergonomic desktop set and willing to put in a little work, the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 will serve you well.TAGS:Logitech, mouse, keyboard, laser, Microsoft Corp., button, battery
Reviewed on June 4, 2009Microsoft's SideWinder X8 isn't the only mouse that can swap seamlessly between wired and wireless modes; however, between its BlueTrack sensor and its on-the-fly macro recording capability--not to mention a competitive price--we imagine few PC gamers won't want to get their hands on it.TAGS:mouse, gamer, layout, design, button, Microsoft Corp., games
Reviewed on March 25, 2008The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 isn't cheap, but if you want to go wireless and have an extra $70 lying around, this mouse is certainly an option. If you're going to spend that much, though, we think you'll like Logitech's high-end offering better.TAGS:wheel, mouse, Logitech, Microsoft Corp., button, battery
Reviewed on April 23, 2008Though it may not offer much relief from clinical repetitive stress injuries, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 will satisfy users who want a slightly more comfortable keyboard and mouse than the one that came with their computer.TAGS:wrist, mouse, keyboard, design, key, Microsoft Corp., button
Reviewed on June 9, 2009Even semicompetitive PC gamers can get away with a less expensive mouse, but for the most dedicated, the Razer Mamba provides unmatched precision whether it's connected directly to your PC or set free in wireless mode. If Razer fixed a few design and features issues, we'd feel better about the price.TAGS:Razer, mouse, profile, gamer, laser, Logitech, button, battery, Microsoft Corp.
Reviewed on March 15, 2007Aimed at relieving or preventing the onset of repetitive stress injuries, Microsoft's new mouse seems to have the right idea in its redesign of the standard mouse grip. If Microsoft's hardware design team had paid as much attention to some of its other elements, this mouse would be a winner.TAGS:3M Co., thumb, wrist, mouse, wheel, design, Microsoft Corp., button
Reviewed on June 20, 2007Evoluent's updated VerticalMouse 3 refines its longtime ergonomic mouse product into a robust modern competitor. It lacks the wireless freedom of Microsoft's recent ergo mouse, but otherwise, it's just as comfortable, more feature-packed, and better designed. Just don't be afraid of its unorthodox looks.TAGS:mouse, design, button, Microsoft Corp.
Reviewed on February 6, 2007Microsoft fits a number of useful features on to the keyboard in its new Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 set, but we're not sold. We'll give it credit for its easy-to-use media control buttons, but the keyboard lacks too much overall polish compared to competing products to earn a stronger recommendation.TAGS:Logitech, keyboard, mouse, Microsoft Corp., button, battery, PC