Microsoft, the giant software company is putting efforts to make the Windows 8 debut a success even if the platform is not made available yet. The latest effort the company has put into it is the new Bluetooth peripherals which are designed tablets and laptops that run Windows 8 OS. There are a lot more amazing features and specifications which the company is introducing and are discussed below in details.
The most amazing feature among all is the Wedge Touch Mouse and just as its name suggests, it has got the looks of a wedge of cheese and is small in size and fits well to the mobile devices but is kinda uncomfortable to hold. This mouse has a no scroll wheel and instead of this the top of the mouse is made touch-sensitive and facilitates scrolling both horizontally and vertically. This particular mouse makes use of the BlueTrack technology which enables the users to use it on various surfaces such as carpet and granite. Its not likely to come cheap with and according to the estimated price range it is priced at $US69.95.
The keyboard is also a Wedge-branded device and this Wedge Mobile Keyboard accords a thick rubber cover which gives proper protection to the keyboard and also this can also be used as an adjustable stand for a tablet PC device as it can be folded from the middle. A rubber-coated wedge is fitted at the bottom of the keyboard and this holds it in position. This also brings a slight tilt granting better ergonomics. This is worth a good price and is priced with a price tag of about $US79.95.
Along with these, the software giant has enhanced with a pair of peripherals which are namely the Sculpt Touch Mouse and Sculpt Travel Keyboard. The Sculpt Touch mouse costs $US49.95 and is enabled with a BlueTrack sensor like the Wedge Touch Mouse but in the middle, its touch-sensitive surface has been limited to a band. Well, this is a little bigger and fits for the one with large hands. At the same time, the Sculpt Travel Keyboard is also well designed and has the same kind of curve normally found in the Microsoft keyboards. It is a simple and basic keyboard and is priced at a cost of about $US49.95.
Amazingly, these peripherals do accompany the Bluetooth connectivity featuring enabling them to work with the Android and iOS tablets. Keep in mind that the prices displayed here are for the US market and hence the price is likely to differ in other countries. Microsoft reported that these devices are coming to the online Microsoft Store as well as to retailers’ stores very soon. It also said that this present Touch Mouse will be updated soon and will be embedded with new Windows 8 touch gestures.