3 Mice and 2 keyboards are on their way from Microsoft Corp to further enhance your Windows 8 experience in what looks like part of an “all in” move by Gates & Co to take back some of the Mac OS defectors.
The Wedge Touch mouse and Wedge Mobile keyboard will be your Windows 8 tablet’s BFF as they feature a lightweight, “artful and minimalist design” using Bluetooth Technology for a tangle free experience. They will transform your mobile device, into a bigger, heavier, less portable mobile device. Laptop anyone? From the main picture you can see a clean nicely designed keyboard with the mouse offering a unique “if I need to chock open my door I know what to use” inspired look.
The Sculpt Touch mouse and Sculpt Mobile keyboard offer the desktop user with the same functionality as the Wedge devices but in a more traditional manner. The mouse actually resembles a mouse and the keyboard is another clean design which interestingly includes the “love it or hate it” kink design which is said to provide a more natural typing feel. I’m yet to be convinced. Again Bluetooth technology is used, so keep those batteries handy.
All mice will feature 4 way scrolling and navigation and the “use virtually anywhere” BlueTrack Technology.
It’s great to see Microsoft really getting behind Windows 8. Nothing has proven to be as a popular or as solid as Windows XP, with Vista being a train wreck and Windows 7 being much, much better but still not all the way there. If Windows 8 ends up being all it’s cracked up to be, then Microsoft still has a fighting chance.