New Microsoft Arc, Bluetooth, and Ergonomic mice announced, Pre-orders open

Kareem Anderson

Microsoft rattled off a ton of new hardware announcements during their Surface hardware event in New York yesterday, but the announcements didn’t stop at updated laptops, 2-in-1’s or even the company’s plans to renew its smartphone ambitions, so to speak.

In the wake of announcing the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X, Surface Duo, and Surface Neo, there is still news coming out about other hardware the company plans to ship in the near future.

Anyone looking to pair up their recently pre-ordered Surface Pro or Surface Laptop 3 with some handy peripherals can visit the Microsoft Store online or in-person to grab the 2019 version of the company’s Arc Mouse, Signature Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse, and Ergonomic Mouse as well as updated Ergonomic and Bluetooth keyboards.

The Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse comes in new minted colors that include glossy pastel blue, soft peach, and mint green as well as the standard matte black option. Similar to previous years, the Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse retains much of the same form and design, with simple lines curvature, however, there is a new Microsoft logo that adorns the back of the mouse. Fans can grab the new mouse for as little as $19.99 on October 15, 2019.

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Microsoft also updated its wired Ergonomic Mouse for 2019.

Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse reduces fatigue and delivers exceptional control, with ultra-smooth tracking on a variety of surfaces, optimized scrolling wheel for precise web and document navigation, and two programmable button

Customers can pre-order the mouse for $39.99 and will ship October 15, 2019.

The Microsoft Arc Mouse follows the Bluetooth Mouse by expanding its color profile a bit to include a new Lilac, Sage, and soft Pink option along with standard black. The Arc mouse colors are flatter than the Bluetooth mouse colors and lack the same glossy finish. A bit more expensive than the Bluetooth Mouse, the Arc comes in at $79.99 and will get to customers on October 15, 2019.

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Regarding keyboards, both the Bluetooth and Ergonomic keyboard offerings have been updated with new WIndows optimizations that include quick access buttons for emoji’s, search, and Office 365. The finishes on both the Ergonomic and Bluetooth keyboard look a bit more refined with improved cushions, palm rests and a slight chiseling to the keys.

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The Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard can be pre-ordered for $59.99 while the Bluetooth keyboard comes in a little cheaper at $49.99, and both will ship on October 15, 2019.