Microsoft is still a newcomer to the world of laptops and tablets, but it’s an old hand at peripherals—and a well regarded one at that. When the sleek new Surface Laptop starts shipping on June 15 it will do so alongside a refined version of Microsoft’s Arc Mouse carrying the Surface name.
A successor to the Arc Touch Mouse, the $80 Surface Arc Mouse sheds the divided touch zones, turning the front of the peripheral into one big touch pad. You can still use the mouse to do the usual right- and left-clicks, but there’s no division between the areas. That may feel odd for some, though you can just opt for touch gestures instead. Tap the touch surface with two fingers, for example, as a substitute for the right-click.