If you are looking to gift something interesting to a successful student, who has come out with the flying colors in the SSC examinations, a computer mouse would just be perfect! The tech savvy youth sure would love to do away with his/ her old mouse. Here, we suggest some good picks.
Microsoft has come up with a portable mouse. The Arc Mouse is an industrial design innovation, so to say, as it folds up like your flip phone. This feature makes it a perfect accessory to stow away in a laptop bag. It wirelessly connects to PC or laptop via a USB micro-transceiver.
The Arc Mouse can efficiently work even from as far as 30 feet. You will be better off going with a Bluetooth-connected mouse, if empty USB ports are scarce on notebook, something that you need to check with the person whom you wish to gift it. Thankfully, there is no complicated installation involved.
In case the recipient would like to customize the left and right buttons on it, the free software known as Intellipoint available on Microsoft’s website, can be of help. Or one can simply tweak some Mouse properties from Window’s PC options menu too. The mouse motion is decent with Arc – no jiggling cursor or those jumping around movements.
The Arc Mouse has a laser sensor, which smoothly tracks along across many surfaces like cloth and hard paper. Just to mention, it has a slight design flaw. The back button on its left side could have been a potentially useful one. However, it becomes difficult to reach owing to its positioning on the left side.
A battery status indicator is present between the left and right click buttons. Microsoft claims that the Mouse will work for over six months on just two AAA batteries, so the battery life is good. The Arc Mouse is available at around at Rs 3,000.
It truly fits the definition of a versatile and reliable pointing device for both laptop and desktop users. Other features that make it attractive are functional design and glossy paint finish with rubberized sides and underside. On the flip side, wireless transceiver consumes a precious USB port.