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Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000  (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft announces Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 with see through accents to mimic the Aero interface

Microsoft announced the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 today with a design Microsoft says is intended to complement the Windows Vista Aero interface. The desktop set includes a new ultrathin comfort Curve keyboard and a rechargeable mouse.

The hallmark of the keyboard is a translucent Aero-inspired design along with floating hot keys and one touch instant access to Windows Flip 3D. The comfort curve keyboard has a smoked translucent border to mimic the look and feel of the translucent Aero borders on screens.

Other keyboard features include what Microsoft calls floating My Favorite Keys that allow users to simply press and hold one of the hot keys, like setting favorites on a car stereo, to bind websites to the keys.

Carla Foster, group marketing manager at Microsoft said in a statement, “This keyboard is a perfect example of Microsoft's focus on connecting its hardware with Windows Vista, bringing the elegance of Windows Aero to the keyboard. The Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 truly brings the best of both worlds together -- a beautiful design and a full suite of productivity features -- making it the best option for customers desiring a sophisticated accessory for their computer."

The keyboard included with the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 uses Microsoft’s familiar Comfort Curve design with six degrees of curve. The mouse included with the desktop is the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000. The mouse is rechargeable and includes a horizontal charging station. LEDs on the mouse tell users when the mouse needs to be charged. The desktop uses 2.4GHz wireless technology for connectivity. Wide availability for the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 will begin in April at $129.95.

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Minimum system requirements
By isorfir on 3/11/2008 3:45:39 PM , Rating: 5
I wonder if you'll have to run your keyboard and mouse in "Basic Mode" if your computer can't support Aero...

RE: Minimum system requirements
By System48 on 3/11/2008 4:02:09 PM , Rating: 5
Actually, they should let you replace the clear "Aero looking" plastic with opaque plastic, if decide it slows down your computer too much. Or better yet they should make a "Basic" version that just has opaque plastic and allow you to do an "Anytime Upgrade" to the premium Aero enabled version. If you want you could also upgrade the keyboard by taking off the new windows key and putting on the old one.

RE: Minimum system requirements
By itlnstln on 3/12/2008 9:57:43 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately, my Model M is only Vista Capable... :(

"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini

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