Microsoft reveal Windows 8 "Wedge" and "Sculpt" peripherals

Keyboards, Mice, Peripherals, Tech Digest news

wedge_range_stand-580-75.jpgWindows 8 just got its first batch of dedicated hardware accessories from Microsoft.

The Wedge Touch Mouse, Wedge Mobile Keyboard, Sculpt Touch Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Keyboard have all been built alongside Microsoft’s forthcoming operating system, and will help users get the most out of Windows 8.
MS_wedgemouse-580-90.jpgThey’re all pretty stylish too, particularly the Wedge range. The Wedge Touch Mouse is “small enough to fit in your pocket” and is designed with portability in mind. With Microsoft’s BlueTrack tech onboard, it offers four-way scrolling and Bluetooth connectivity. It’ll land for $69.95, while we’re still waiting for UK pricing.

The Wedge Mobile Keyboard is designed with Windows 8 tablets in mind, again hooking up wirelessly over Bluetooth. It comes with a durable cover that doubles up as a tablet stand and “brings full-size keyboard comfort, efficiency and speed to a tablet.” It’ll set you back $79.95. wedge_stand-580-90.jpgThe Sculpt range is a little cheaper, with curved rather than angular designs, landing at around the $50 mark.

“Our new mice and keyboards really light up Windows, providing fast and fluid navigation, increased productivity, and enhanced mobility packaged in sleek, stylish designs,” said Brett Kelleran, general manager, Microsoft Hardware.

“Microsoft Hardware is designed by Microsoft, optimised for Windows.”

Gerald Lynch
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