Every year Microsoft Hardware innovates with new and exciting products, and this year is no different. Just in time for the upcoming release of Windows 8, we’re pleased to showcase five new products that have features specific to Windows 8 that make it easier than ever to get stuff done. Plus all our products are ideal for use with desktops, laptops and tablets.
Watch our video on the right for a preview of possibilities.
Wedge Touch Mouse looks and feels like no other device. Small enough to fit in your pocket, its compact frame is the perfect companion for your laptop or Windows 8 tablet when you’re on the go. The artful, minimalist design gives you fluid, four-way touch scrolling. Plus Bluetooth technology means you can use it anywhere without the clutter of wires or transceivers. Even better, Wedge Touch Mouse goes into “Backpack Mode” (essentially a low power mode) to conserve battery power when your PC or tablet is hibernating or shut down. You can put your mouse in your bag and not worry if you turned it off because it will sense that it is no longer needed.
The perfectly portable Sculpt Touch Mouse is great for getting things done. The four-way touch scrolling pad lets you breeze up and down, left and right, and through long (or short) Windows documents, as well as horizontal Windows 8 screens, with just the swipe of your finger. When you scroll, you’ll feel the nice surprise of tactile feedback. And, as with Wedge Touch Mouse above, it comes with Bluetooth technology, so you can take it with you but leave the clutter of wires and transceivers behind.
Once Windows 8 is available in stores, you’ll get the choice of a whole new set of gestures for Touch Mouse that are optimized for Windows 8 navigation. Since Windows 8 utilises vertical and horizontal scrolling, Touch Mouse will provide a smooth and effortlessly natural horizontal scrolling experience. However, you can also continue to enjoy the current Windows 7 gestures. Touch Mouse features a large touch-sensitive surface that responds to one-, two-, and three-fingered movements that today are optimised for window management: docking, moving, minimising and maximising, going backwards and forwards on your web page, swinging between tasks and so on.
The new, ultra-slim Wedge Mobile Keyboard was designed for Windows 7 and Windows 8 tablet users who are constantly on the go. (It also works with iPad and Android devices.) Its thin, lightweight design makes it easy to carry, while the full-sized, soft-touch keyset provides a comfortable, efficient typing experience. The durable keyboard cover not only protects your device from scratches, but also quickly converts into a tablet stand. Plus with Bluetooth technology, the keyboard connects to your tablet without the clutter of wires.
At less than three-quarters of an inch thick, Sculpt Mobile Keyboard is both sleek and compact, making it great for people who are on the go. Plus the built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity means there’s no fussing with wires or transceivers. The Comfort Curve keyboard is designed with a slight 6-degree angle in the keyset to help promote a more natural arm and wrist posture, and to provide greater comfort during extended use.
Sculpt Comfort Keyboard is packed with ergonomic features that are designed to encourage a more natural, relaxed positioning of the arms, hands and wrist. It also comes equipped with hotkeys that give you fast, one-touch assess to the most commonly used functions in Windows 8. Sculpt Comfort Keyboard also has an innovative spacebar that’s split into two parts: a traditional spacebar for the right thumb, and backspace bar for the left thumb.