Microsoft has launched a exciting range of hardware accessories – the Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard, and the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse – that explores the full potential of Windows 8. These accessories make the best of Windows 8 touch enabled features and at the same time give you a smooth and fluid experience on non-touch devices. Microsoft has also announced updated Windows 8 drivers for its products – Touch Mouse, Explorer Touch Mouse and Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500.
The Windows 8 hardware accessories portfolio
Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse
The Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse is small enough to slip into your pocket. Designed to complement the Windows 8 experience on both PCs and tablets, it provides four-way touch scrolling and navigation for easy handling of Windows 8. Cable free, with Blue Track technology, means that the mouse can be used on just about any surface – a well-used coffee table top, a favourite sofa or the office table. It can be paired with a PC, tablet or laptop. It powers down and goes into sleep mode along with the computer it’s paired with, extending battery life of the Windows 8 PC and tablet.
Price: Rs. 3,015/-
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Especially designed for use on tablets, it is equipped with Windows 8 Hot Keys for quick search and sharing with the tap of a finger. A useful, simple and versatile rubber cover doubles up as a tablet stand. Simply snap the cover back on the keyboard to power it down before stashing it away.
Price: Rs. 4,935/-
Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse
With a four-way touch scroll strip, breeze up and down, left and right, and through applications and documents with just a swipe of a finger, making it great for navigating the stunning Windows 8 Start screen. Smooth and easy navigation on Windows 8, it connects via bluetooth for a reliable and clutter-free wireless connection while freeing up an additional USB port.
Price: Rs. 2,765/-
New Windows 8 gesture drives are available for the following products
Microsoft Touch Mouse
The Microsoft Touch Mouse has updated gestures designed specifically for Windows 8; fluidly moving through the Start screen. The Touch Mouse makes it easy to access the most important features in Windows with one-, two-and three-fingered gestures that are optimized for PC use. The gestures can also be customized, for the most personal user experience.
Price: Rs. 4340/-
Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse
Touch, click and go through Windows 8 with the Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse that has both vertical and horizontal scrolling. This helps to speed up everyday tasks with a modern scrolling experience in a familiar form. Its four-way touch strip also features three scrolling speeds. Wireless enabled, it has five customizable buttons that let users pick the Windows 8 programs and files they use most often so they’re easily accessible with the tap of a finger.
Price: Rs. 2935/-
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is the ideal Mouse for a notebook. Portable, precise and comfortable, it’s the ideal Windows accessory for a mobile lifestyle. In stunning candy colours, this notebook mouse also includes a snap-in and space saving Nano transceiver that sticks out less than a centimeter from the USB port, making it easy to leave it plugged in on any space. It features Blue Track Technology— the advanced tracking technology that works on virtually any surface.
Price: Rs. 1,205/-