Microsoft has recently introduced its freshly made keyboard and mice designs.
The popular software giant did not just constraint and concentrate on developing advanced programs, but has also sailed along the advancements of hardware manufacturing through its recent designs: Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Wedge Touch Mouse, and the Sculpt Touch Mouse and Sculpt Touch Keyboard.
For classification, the Sculpt products are simply iterative modifications of the existing equipment though it looks amusing. However, the Wedge Touch Mouse and Wedge Touch Keyboard are more impressive and stand as evidences to Microsoft’s renewed promise for greater designs.
All these four new designs work with Bluetooth; they no longer require cables attached to the computer system.
The Wedge Mobile Keyboard is designed to have a cover that serves two purposes as it can also be used as a multi-angle stand for a tablet. Taking the cover off will provide users a support stand for tablet displays, and allows them to adjust the angle through a joint in the center. On the other hand, the cover automatically powers down the keyboard when positioned on top.
The battery section located at the bottom of the keyboard is also designed so that when the device is turned upside down and held against a tablet surface, positioning the covered keys against the tablet screen, the user will have no trouble having a grip through the fingers.
The keypad itself amusingly displays compressed keys, enough for the user not to feel too restricted. It also contains novel hotkeys located along the top portion intended to be useful in launching new Windows 8 menu functions, which appear as Charms on the right side of the screen.
Meanwhile, the Wedge Touch Mouse is also compact like the Mobile Keyboard and strikingly attractive. It carries a four-way touch scrolling feature and BlueTrack Technology, which allows users to mouse on almost any kind of surface.
The Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Wedge Touch Mouse will soon be available at a retail price of $80 and $70, respectively. Evidently, Microsoft has greatly considered providing convenience to consumers who are planning to buy a non-Surface Windows 8 tablet that already carries its own keyboard, which doubles as a case.
The Sculpt Touch Keyboard and Sculpt Touch Mouse are both bigger and are further full-featured than the Wedge models, setting aside enjoyment for user experience. Similar to Wedge, the Sculpt keyboard also features Windows 8 hotkeys. Both models are obtainable at a retail price of $50.
However, the main subject talks about how Microsoft has set product design as a company priority, recently introducing Windows Phone, Windows 8, the Surface tablets and now these input devices (Mouse and Keyboard) all at once. These powerfully designed devices are a proof of Microsoft’s passionate outlook towards a leading manufacturer of both hardware and software designs.
Source/Images: Microsoft Hardware