updated 10:40 am EDT, Wed August 18, 2010
Microsoft Arc Mouse photos leaked
The first official-looking images of the rumored Microsoft Arc mouse have been leaked. A German online store has posted a since -pulled listing and photos, but they did reveal that the back of the mouse can be arched or flattened for customizing comfort or portability. The mouse uses 2.4GHz RF wireless and includes a nano USB transceiver.
When it launches at an unspecified date in the very near future -- the listing said shipping takes between five and 10 days -- the Arc Mouse will have touch scrolling, the ability to be used on nearly any surface and an integrated battery life meter.
The price was listed at €70 with tax, or the equivalent of $90, but the mouse is expected to cost $70 before tax when it arrives stateside. It's considered Microsoft's direct answer to the Magic Mouse, although the current model may only support single touch where Apple's mouse supports multiple finger inputs at once. [via Engadget]