Monday, July 30, 2012
Microsoft Announces New Mice and Keyboards Designed for
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Microsoft Hardware today introduced new products that work
with Windows 8.
Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse packs full functionality into
an ultracompact frame. Small enough to fit in your pocket,
the Wedge Touch Mouse provides four-way touch scrolling and
navigation at your fingertips.
The mouse comes free of cables or USB transceivers - you
simply turn it on and connect it to your Bluetooth-enabled
laptop or tablet. It also features BlueTrack Technology so
you can use it on virtually any surface, and also includes
Backpack Mode to power down and sleep along with the
computer it's paired to, extending battery life.
It is estimated to retail for US$70.
The new ultraslim Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard brings
full-size keyboard comfort to a tablet. Designed
specifically for tablet users, Wedge Mobile Keyboard
includes some of the most commonly used features, such as
Windows Hot Keys and built-in media keys.
The lightweight keyboard features a durable cover that not
only helps protect your keyboard from scratches but also
converts into a tablet stand. When you're done using it,
simply snap the cover back on the keyboard to power it down
before you stash it in your bag.
It uses the Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to
your tablet without a cable or transceiver. It's estimated
retail price is US$80.
Designed to provide comfort matched with portability, the
Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse features a four-way touch
scroll strip, making it easy to navigate the Windows 8
It uses Bluetooth technology and its estimated retail price
The Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard provides a balance of
mobility and productivity. A full-size keyboard with
Microsoft's Comfort Curve design and Bluetooth
connectivity, the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard is built to be the
ideal travel companion.
It weight is just more than one pound and its Comfort Curve
design helps position the hands and wrists in a natural and
comfortable resting position.
Battery-saving technology powers the keyboard down into
sleep mode after a period of inactivity. The keyboard wakes
up and reconnects with the simple tap of a key.
The Sculpt Mobile Keyboard will retail for about US$50.
The Microsoft Touch Mouse will obtain updated functionality
specifically designed for Windows 8 with new gesture
settings to easily navigate the new UI.
- One-finger swipes allow users to move naturally and
intuitively side to side or up and down, shifting content
- Two-finger movements manage apps, switch through open
apps and show app commands.
- Three fingers allow users to zoom in and out.
- Thumb gestures navigate backward and forward within apps.
The Microsoft Touch Mouse will be available at an estimated
retail price of US$80.
All products will be available soon at the online Microsoft
Store and through other retailers.