Microsoft announces a new range of mice and keyboards designed for Windows 8.
“The newly launched Microsoft Hardware devices are designed to be “better together” with Windows 8. Microsoft understands the needs of today’s fast paced society and as such, has combined mobility, practicality, comfort and style into its latest Hardware range. From desktop and notebook to ultrabook and tablet PCs, Microsoft’s newest accessories are the perfect companion for Windows,” said Sunny Ooi, Consumer Channels Group Director, Microsoft Malaysia.
Above : Sunny Ooi (Left side, Consumer Channels Group Director) and Tony Leong (Partner Account Manager) with the range of Microsoft’s new hardware.
The Wedge Touch Mouse (ERP RM219.00) caught my attention, it looked like a paper clip of some sort. I like the compact nature of it, great for being part of the luggage. This is NOT the mouse you use for games, and the compact nature isn’t exactly comfortable to use, it’s just convenient.
There is also another mouse, a full fledged mouse called the Sculpt Touch Mouse (ERP RM149.00). Now this one is comfortable to use. 😀
Both mouse supports 4 way scrolling, connects via Bluetooth, comes with BlueTrack technology to enable mouse usage on virtually any surface.
For the keyboards we have the Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Sculpt Comfort Keyboard.
The Wedge Mobile Keyboard (ERP RM249.00) is a compact keyboard that comes with a multipurpose cover that converts to a stand.
The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard (ERP RM189.00) is a full sized keyboard with detachable padded palm rest and a split spacebar key.
The Sculpt Comfort uses Wireless USB while the Wedge Mobile uses Bluetooth.
All products will be available at major retailers from October 2012 onwards.
More information about these and other Microsoft Hardware products can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.
And here’s my copy of the Sculpt Touch Mouse.
Won it during the event, as some of you saw on my Facebook post. 🙂