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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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I like MS keyboards but...
By Myrandex on 6/29/2006 4:03:26 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with the FTL comment above :)

I use my numpad all of the time. I also have a natural keyboard,a nd I really do love it. M$ hasn't made a bluetooth one, or else I would have a bluetooth version of it, but for now I'm sticking with my regular cabled one. As for wireless mice, I don't like the lag in FPSs, changing the batteries, or logitech's software (which rules out logitechs recharging MX mice). Logitech's software has been too much of a pain in the ass to configure side buttons for games like Counterstrike in I have given up on them for personal use.
Jason




By Master Kenobi (blog) on 6/29/2006 4:27:15 PM , Rating: 3
I play FPS myself, and every wireless mouse/keyboard I've tried simply lags behind when I get into the thick of it. I'll stay with wired mouse and keyboard kthx :D......... Infact, I even use an el-cheapo 9 dollar optical usb wheel mouse from Logitech, and an el-cheapo 6 dollar keyboard from generic company.... It's not the size that counts, ITS WHAT YOU DO WITH IT :D


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