July 30th, 2012, 17:23 PM
Windows 8 Bluetooth keyboards and mice announced
Microsoft has announced four new accessories that will enhance your Windows 8 experience when the new operating system is unveiled later this year. The accessories are all Bluetooth enabled and consist of keyboards and mice.
The Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard (US $49.95) has a curved design that allows a more natural resting position for the users hands and wrists. To save battery power, the keyboard will automatically go into sleep mode if left unused for a period, before being turned on with one press on the keys.
The Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard (US $79.95) is optimized for tablet users, with the keyboards cover doubling up as a tablet stand. The keyboard has also been fitted with various shortcut keys specific to Windows 8.
The Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse (US $69.95) can be used on most services on account of it's BlueTrack Technology while like the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard, the "backpack mode" will put the mouse into a sleep stance while it's not being used thus saving battery.
The Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse (US $49.95) offers the same experience, but without the backpack mode.
Microsoft has also announced that its already released Touch Mouse (US $79.95) will be updated to enable finger swipe navigation when zooming in and out of a screen or while flicking through apps.
All four products will be rolled out in the following months prior to the launch of Windows 8 on 26 October, which is when the Microsoft Touch Mouse will receive its update.