Arctic M551 Gaming Laser Mouse

Aron Schatz
August 2, 2010
Arctic Cooling
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Arctic M551 Gaming Laser Mouse
The M551 misfires on the basics of the common mouse. Scroll wheel problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Look elsewhere for a good mouse.

Page 1: Introduction, About Arctic Cooling, Packaging


Arctic Cooling is treading on shark infested waters with their new input devices. While the »M571 and the »K381 are both good entries into the market, Arctic has a second gaming mouse called the M551. The M551 is a cheaper product than the M571. Even though they are from the same company, this product has a totally different feel. The M551 lacks in some very big areas for input devices.

About Arctic Cooling


Who we are?

ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists of international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based on Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally. This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING´s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction,copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.

What we do?

ARCTIC COOLING is a leader in creating thermal cooling solutions for personal computer systems that enable CPU (Central Processing Unit), GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) and PC case cooling whilst reducing the noise level. Increased heat generated by modern computer systems has overwhelmed most existing cooler manufacturers in their efforts to keep pace with the demands in terms of noise level and cooling. The noise pollution caused by today´s IT systems has increased, severely affecting productivity in open office environments. ARCTIC COOLING has been working closely with globally recognized companies such as Inno3D, ECS, Galaxy, Sapphire, Powercolor and ATI. Through these partnerships ARCTIC COOLING has been able to adapt to the changing market requirements and has quickly developed the optimal solutions. ARCTIC COOLING combines the Swiss art of engineering to realize innovative cooling ideas. Thanks to the low labor cost in Asia, ARCTIC COOLING has consistently produced innovative solutions which lead the market in price / performance. Cooling solutions are created from the demand of our customers. Due to the continuous product development at ARCTIC COOLING the demands of end-users will always be satisfied. As a result of the head-start ARCTIC COOLING has in knowing end-user´s requirements, manufacturing possibilities and ARCTIC COOLING´s strong R&D, ARCTIC´s products will continue to be market leaders in cooling solutions and provide assemblers, computer hardware distributors and IT-technicians with innovative, virtually silent, cost-effective cooling solutions for CPU, GPU and PC-case worldwide.



Arctic Cooling has pretty specific coloring scheme. It almost looks like an Apple targeted product if it didn't have some dark hues on the box. Arctic likes to stick to monochromatic coloring.


The back of the packaging lists the specifications and other information you may want to know before purchasing the M551.


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