Everything we’ve done,
we’ve done together
Microsoft has been creating accessories for 34 years. As we have been evolving – so have you. Take a look at all our moments together here
Microsoft “Green Eyed” Mouse
Hello Green Eyes
The spotlight shines upon the first Microsoft Mouse featuring the distinctive “green-eyed” buttons. This was the start of a hardware and accessories revolution for Microsoft.
Microsoft Serial “Dove Bar” Mouse
Microsoft announces the “Dove Bar”, 1.0, a plug-compatible mouse. The design of the mouse is nicknamed the “Dove Soap Bar” and it features two big design innovations that reflected how we work. It’s two buttons were different sizes and the track ball was moved forward nearer the buttons.
Microsoft BallPoint Mouse
Out of this world
Microsoft introduces the BallPoint Mouse, designed specifically for laptops and mobile computing; so mobile, in fact, that it was launched into space with NASA’s space shuttle Discovery in 1993.
Vic Reeves & Wonder Stuff scored their hit “Dizzy”, which if you’re in out of space you could get (ehrm) dizzy.
Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Feel it in your fingers
The ergonomic design of the Microsoft Natural Keyboard was introduced. The distinctive split keyboard and an integrated wrist pad was designed to prevent wrist strain.
The award-winning Microsoft EasyBall debuts. This mouse, designed specifically for children made it easier for the whole family to engage with their computers.
Toy Story, a movie that the whole family can enjoy, is the year’s top-grossing film.
Rolling out new innovations, Microsoft introduces introduce a scroll wheel, an optical mouse, and dedicated forward- and back-buttons on the side of the mouse for easier web-browsing.
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard Elite
Furthering our ergonomic design, we introduce the Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite Its ergonomic design and dynamic features let you easily navigate music and video clips, surf the Web, start programs, and much more.
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Little Blue Buttons
Microsoft introduces the second in the Natural Keyboard line with the Natural Keyboard Pro. While it retained the original Tetris-like cursor keys, it gained a row of blue shortcut keys, including multimedia keys and Power management keys.
In the same year, Eiffel 65 scored their biggest hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”.
Microsoft Trackball Explorer
The curtain opened for the Trackball Explorer. The layout and design of this mouse made it smooth, nimble and powerful; users describe it as a graceful experience.
The world was introduced to Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son with dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.
Microsoft Optical Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
Microsoft helps users to cut the cord, introducing the first commercially available Bluetooth keyboard and mouse combination.
Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard
Microsoft introduced the restyled Natural Multimedia Keyboard with one-touch buttons that let users navigate music and video clips, surf the Web, start many of the programs you use most.
In the same year, Disney Pixar released the computer-animated family superhero movie The Incredibles.
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
The latest iteration of our industry-leading ergonomic design featured the comfort, support and convenience you’d come to expect, and introduced the Zoom Slider, located in the middle of the keyboard, for close-up tasks.
Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
IntelliMouse Explorer throws out all the old mechanical technology used in mice as a high performance optical technology – no mouse ball. IntelliMouse Explorer used a new optical sensor called IntelliEye. This sensor scans the surface beneath the mouse 1,500 times per second to accurately and crisply track the smallest motion.
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
This next generation of IntelliMouse came with the gamer-friendly feature “Precision Booster” which allowed you to bump up or bump down the mouse’s sensitivity settings.
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
The Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse was perfectly portable, built with Touch Technology and a flexible design – curve to turn on, flatten to turn off.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Grab your mouse and go! The wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 could keep you moving with a transceiver that could stay in touch with your mobile PC while on the move, plus a mouse that worked on more surfaces with BlueTrack Technology!
Microsoft Touch Mouse
Scrolling in the Deep
Touch Mouse, made everyday tasks more fluid and natural allowing for four-way scrolling experience in documents and on the web. It also provided intuitive horizontal scrolling and additional 1, 2 and 3 finger gesture settings.
In the same year, Adele has the two biggest hits of the year with “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep”
Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse
The stylish, minimalist design of the Wedge Touch Mouse will allow you to be productive anytime, anywhere. It is optimised for Windows 8 navigation, works with most tablets and laptops, has wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, and BlueTrack technology for using on virtually any surface.
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Desktop
The Sculpt Comfort Desktop is both comfortable and customisable. The contoured design promotes a natural, relaxed wrist posture, while also putting keys within easy reach.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
The Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop has a uniquely modern design and an amazingly comfortable feel. It’s built on advanced ergonomic principles, incorporating a split keyboard layout to help position the wrists and forearms in a natural and relaxed position.
Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard
The All-in-One Media Keyboard is the perfect device for your living room or home office. It has a full- size keyset and an integrated multi-touch trackpad – type, swipe, drag, zoom, and click with ease; all you need for comfortable typing and effortless navigation.
Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse
Perfectly portable The Arc Touch Bluetooth® Mouse takes the award-winning design of the Arc Touch Mouse and adds Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. It offers a clutter-free and reliable experience that works from up to 30 feet away.
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard
The Universal Foldable Keyboard is the perfect travel companion—its ultra-thin, lightweight, compact design lets you easily take it wherever you go so you can get more done on your tablet or smartphone no matter where you are.
Fast forward to the present day, to modern, sleek and meticulously crafted accessories. Through constant design and innovation, Microsoft develops accessories that strive to help you reflect your individuality.
Sleek and simple, designed to complement your Surface. The higher curve fits the shape of your hand, keeping you comfortable as you work. Attention was paid to every detail of its metal scroll wheel, with 24 detents for precise scrolling, and pressure-optimised left and right click planes. We considered everything to bring you the perfect partner to your device.
Stunning two-tone grey mélange fabric of Alcantara® brings undeniable aesthetic beauty. Changes to keytop geometry, a split space bar, and a naturally arched shape protect against wrist strain, improve typing form, and contribute to increased typing speed. With sensory and technical qualities unlike any you’ve experienced, the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard sits at the sweet spot where form meets function.
With a soft-finish grey aluminum topcase, it complements your Surface perfectly. Engineered with comfortable key travel and spacing, you’ll experience fast, quiet, and responsive typing with a solid feel under your fingers. Wireless Bluetooth pairs it seamlessly with your Surface. Designed to the last detail, Surface Keyboard is a top performer and great finishing touch to a well-thought-out desk space.
Together, imagine what we'll do next.