With Microsoft’s new tablets coming out, their new operating system in late October, you can think of the next few months as an avalanche. Microsoft is downloading a host of products, in hardware and software. By December, there should be a lot of talk about how Microsoft is changing or trying to change the PC world.
In the hardware area, Microsoft is announcing new mouse and keyboards, designed to work with Windows 8.
Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Tablets will be able to use the Wedge Mobile Keyboard. It seamlessly connected to tablets using Bluetooth. It has a full size keyboard yet but with a lightweight design that makes it easy to carry around. It has a durable cover protect your keyboard from scratches. It also quickly converts into a tablet stand. When you’re done using it, you can simply snap the cover back on the keyboard to power it down before you stash it away.
Estimated retail price US$79.95.
Sculpt Touch Mouse
Designed to provide comfort and portability, the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse offers a solution for navigation with a Windows 8-based PC.
It has a four-way touch scroll strip so you can breeze up and down, left and right. It works through applications and documents with a simple finger swipe. It is ideal for navigating the Windows 8 Start screen.
The Sculpt Touch Mouse uses Bluetooth technology meaning that you can connect wirelessly to your tablet without a cable or transceiver.
Estimated retail price: US$49.95.
Sculpt Mobile Keyboard
The Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard provides a working system of mobility and productivity. This is a full-size keyboard with Microsoft’s Comfort Curve design and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
It weighs around one pound, and the keyboard is perfect for travel computing with high-quality construction. Its Comfort Curve makes it easy to position the hands and wrists in aa easy to work position.
It also has a battery-saving technology to put the keyboard down into sleep mode after a period of inactivity. All it takes is a simple tap of a key to reconnect.
Estimated retail price US$49.95.
No timeframe has been release about when these products will be available. But this hardware technology adds to Microsoft’s intent on making Windows 8 easier to use.
Source: Microsoft Hardware