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One Touch Entertainment

12 June, 2008 | Archived Post

Let Microsoft Hardware and Windows Vista entertain you.

SYDNEY, Australia – 11 June, 2008 Microsoft Australia today announced the upcoming availability of the Digital Media Keyboard 3000, an entertainment keyboard designed to enhance the computer user’s digital lifestyle at an affordable price.

The Digital Media Keyboard 3000 is the ideal keyboard for the modern day media centre user, making it easier than ever to access movies, music and photos on your PC. This keyboard provides one-touch access to Media Center controls such as play, pause and volume - so watching your favourite movies is easy. This keyboard also provides access to My Favourites Keys and customisable Hot Keys.
This sleek, thin keyboard is optimised for Windows Vista, with quick access to the Flip 3D feature1 - which allows consumers to flip through all their open windows and quickly switch between applications.


The speed and flexibility of the Digital Media Keyboard 3000 lets users easily customise their computing experience.

Customise your keys!
The My Favourites Keys deliver one-touch access to the computer user’s most-used websites, files and folders. Simply push and hold a key to assign it to the current destination – just as the user would preset a car stereo. The customisable Hot Keys enable users to quickly launch into their favourite programs such as Messenger, Mail, Web/Home and Media Player.

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Key features of the Digital Media Keyboard 3000 include:

  • Amazingly sleek, the compact design complements the décor of your living room or office.
  • Media Center controls - people can access popular media activities with one touch, such as play, pause and volume.
  • With one click, the Windows Start Button pulls up the Windows Start menu enabling people to swiftly search for or launch documents. If users have Windows Vista installed, they can search their PC or the Web directly from the Windows Vista Start menu.
  • Zoom allows consumers to easily zoom in to and out of digital pictures, maps and more.
  • Enhanced F Keysmake it easy to complete common tasks with one touch. Keys are conveniently grouped according to common usage patterns, such as New, Open and Close. Users can also set traditional F Key functions with the F Key lock.
  • Spill-resistant keys – Don’t worry if you spill some of your drink as the integrated water channels in the keyboard are designed to drain liquid away.

Pricing and Availability:
The Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 will be available in July 2008 for a recommended retail price of $49.9522.

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For further information, product reviews, or high res images, please contact:
Jacquie Potter
Pulse Communications
02 8281 3893 / 0414 449 070
jacquie@pulsecom.com.au
Richard Gardner
Pulse Communications
02 8281 3868
richard@pulsecom.com.au

www.microsoft.com/australia/presspass
Visit the Microsoft Australia Hardware Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/hardware/

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For 25 years, the Hardware Group has employed innovative engineering, cutting-edge industrial design and extensive usability testing to create products of exceptional quality and durability that enhance the software experience and strengthen the connection between consumers and their PC. Microsoft Hardware leads the industry in ergonomic engineering, industrial design and hardware/software compatibility, offering consumers an easier, more convenient and more enjoyable computing experience. Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, which launched in 1999, earned a place on PCWorld.com’s December 2005 list of “The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years” as the first mainstream optical mouse that “brought gunk-free pointing devices” to a broad consumer base. More information about the Hardware Group is available at www.microsoft.com.au/hardware

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1Requires a PC running Windows Aero (available in Windows Vista Home Premium, Business and Ultimate editions).
2The price set out herein is a recommended retail price only and there is no obligation to comply with the recommendation. At participating retailers.

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