We've seen some rather terrible attempts at creating the perfect laptop mouse and for my money the Logitech VX Nano still has the edge, unless you want something a little more out of the ordinary...
The Microsoft 'Arc Mouse' has appeared relatively out of the blue and offers a unique foldable design (at least I haven't seen one before) which the Redmond giant claims will make it both comfortable in use and portable on the move.
As you can see, it all centres around a chunky off-centre hinge and despite the rather strange tunnel effect this results in during use it still offers the staple left/right click, scroll and programmable thumb buttons. Connectivity is via Bluetooth with a tiny Bluetooth USB dongle which Microsoft says can remain attached to a laptop even in transit.
So does it come together? I don't have a clue but from the shots the biggest challenges are clearly durability and stability and it's likely to be a love it/hate it device.
Still, if you are tempted by this fine example of lateral thinking then it will be available in both red and white finish with a release schedule timed for Q4. A significant $59.95 RRP has also been put on the head of the Arc Mouse so it's a decision worth mulling over between now and then.
Weird? Yes. Different? Sure. Revolutionary? We'll see...