Microsoft announced new range of mice and keyboards that are fully compatible with Windows 8. The Wedge Touch Mouse, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard, the Sculpt Touch Mouse, and the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard are all Bluetooth-enabled so you can interact with Windows better and easily. In addition, Microsoft will also release the Touch Mouse with updated functionality and gesture settings that are specifically designed for Windows 8.
Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse
This touch mouse has a new artful and minimalist design with functionality packed inside an ultra compact frame, which makes the new Wedge Touch Mouse an ideal companion for on-the-move users. Since the mouse is very tiny, it fits in to your pocket or handbag quite easily.
Despite being small in size, the Wedge Touch Mouse is packed with features like four-way touch scrolling and fingertip navigation to make your Windows experience much better. The mouse is free from cables or USB transceivers, you just need to switch it on and connect it to your laptop or tablet PC using Bluetooth.
The Wedge Touch Mouse also features BlueTrack Technology hence it can be used on almost any surface for a clutter-free experience. And the included Backpack Mode ensures that the battery power is saved while the mouse is not in use. The Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse is priced at $69.95.
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
This new keyboard is slim and compact yet offers the comfort and efficiency of a full-sized keyboard. The Wedge Mobile Keyboard is specially designed for tablet users who are not comfortable with the on-screen keyboard. The keyboard comes with features like Windows Hot Keys as well as built-in media keys.
Wedge Mobile Keyboard is lightweight, so you can carry it anywhere easily, and the full-sized keyset gives fantastic typing experience even while on the move. The keyboard also comes with a durable cover which protects the keyboard from scratches. In addition, you can also use the cover as a tablet stand, and also when you are not using the keyboard simply snap the cover back to turn it off.
Since the keyboard operates on Bluetooth technology you don’t need a cable or transceiver to connect it to your tablet. The new Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard is priced at $79.95.
Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse
It looks very much similar to a standard wired mouse, but offers extra comfort and portability. The Sculpt Touch Mouse provides smooth and easy navigation while used with a Windows 8-based PC or laptop.
It comes with features like four-way touch scroll strip, which lets you scroll through documents and applications with a simple finger swipe. The Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse also uses Bluetooth technology, so connecting it with the PC is very simple.
It will be available for an estimated retail price of $49.95.
The new Sculpt Mobile Keyboard is a full-size keyboard which provides comfort, mobility and productivity. The keyboard features Microsoft’s Comfort Curve design which lets you position your wrists in a comfortable and natural resting position.
It weighs just over one pound and comes with high-quality built, so you can carry it anywhere. It also features Bluetooth connectivity so you’ll have better on-the-go computing experience. Moreover, the keyboard slips into sleep mode while not in use for long time, thanks to the built-in Battery-saving technology.
Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard is priced at $49.95.
Microsoft Touch Mouse with Updated Functionality for Windows 8
The new Microsoft Touch Mouse will have updated gesture settings and functionality specially designed for Windows 8. You can now navigate through the new Windows 8 User Interface smoothly and easily.
The mouse supports various gesture movements like one-finger swipe for moving contents naturally, two-finger movements to switch through apps and three fingers to zoom in and out. Other than that, with Thumb gestures you can navigate forward and backward within apps.
Updated Microsoft Touch Mouse is expected to be available for $79.95.
Microsoft’s newly announced Mice and Keyboards are the perfect companion for desktop, notebook or laptop and tablet PCs running Windows operating system. All the above mentioned accessories are expected to hit the stores very soon.