Microsoft Arc Touch
Best laptop mouse
If you want a mouse that can easily slip into a laptop bag, you need a travel mouse. In this category, we found the best reviews for the lightweight Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse, which folds up for transport yet is comfortable to use. Instead of a center scroll wheel, it has a touch-sensitive strip that responds to a variety of gestures. This wireless mouse comes with a tiny USB receiver for your laptop, and the receiver attaches to the bottom of the mouse magnetically for storage. Two AA batteries should last about six months; there's no available charging cradle. Reviewers also praise the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse's sharp styling, ability to track on multiple types of surfaces, and touch abilities. Reviews are split on whether the arch is comfortable for long-term use, and some writers find the mouse's buttons hard to press.