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Windows Vista to launch with some swanky hardware devices from Microsoft

Microsoft's hardware division is at it again and this time they're pulling out all the stops with their latest product. The company has unveiled a new teaser campaign on its site that showcases "The Ultimate Keyboard."

The new Bluetooth-based wireless keyboard is aimed at making your Windows Vista experience even more pleasurable with such features as a backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor and proximity sensing to power down the lighting when you leave the room. Even more impressive is the included pad that charges your mouse when not in use. It's probably using some kind of induction charging system similar to what's used in A4Tech's BatteryFree Mouse. The ergonomic keyboard also features a host of media buttons and controls to take advantage of Vista's multimedia capabilities and has a 30 foot range. But for all its features, the new keyboard ditches the traditional numpad that most have grown accustomed to.

Microsoft's latest and greatest features premium grade plastic construction along with metal accents to liven things up. The Ultimate Keyboard is sure to have an ultimate price once it's released; likely around the same time that Vista hits store shelves.

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RE: media center?
By maverick502 on 6/29/2006 3:34:24 PM , Rating: 3
no people, the keyboard and mouse are wireless. the pad that charges the mouse is wired, but is not connected to either device. Freaking read.

RE: media center?
By Souka on 6/29/2006 4:21:57 PM , Rating: 2
I did read. "Even more impressive is the included pad that charges your mouse when not in use."

It doesn't state the charging pad is detatchable or seperate. One would assume so, but hey.... I'm going by the picture since the text doesn't seem to clearly state otherwise.

Anyhow... I suspect cost will be about $100-200 since the logitech similar units cost $150-200. (MX 5000 and diNovo).

RE: media center?
By Locutus465 on 6/29/2006 8:09:53 PM , Rating: 2
If you watch the media presentation it's fairly clear. But based on the text my first thought was the same as yours.

RE: media center?
By Souka on 6/29/2006 9:57:24 PM , Rating: 2
ahh, ok...didn't see a media presentation.

spiffy I guess....battery life?

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