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Windows 8-ready hardware from Microsoft

If you're looking forward to Windows 8, you might be interested in the new, updated hardware aimed at the upcoming platform.
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Wedge Mobile Keyboard

The new ultraslim Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard brings full-size keyboard comfort, efficiency and speed to a tablet. 

Price: (RRP) $79.95.

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Wedge Mobile Keyboard

The keyboard is lightweight, durable, and connects to the devices such as Microsoft's Surface tablet via Bluetooth.

Image source: Microsoft.

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Wedge Mobile Keyboard

Designed with tablet users in mind, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard includes some of the most commonly used features, including a number of Windows "Hot Keys" and a selection of built-in media keys.

Image source: Microsoft.

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Wedge Mobile Keyboard

The keyboard connects wirelessly to the Microsoft's Surface tablet and the width is approximately the same width tablet itself.

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Wedge Touch Mouse

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse offers full functionality that is packed into an ultracompact frame ideal for mobile users. 

Price: (RRP) $69.95.

Image source: Microsoft.

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Wedge Touch Mouse

Designed to be compact enough to fit in your pocket, the Wedge Touch Mouse offers four-way touch scrolling and navigation at your fingertips, bring touch to non-touch devices.

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Wedge Touch Mouse

The Wedge Touch uses BlueTrak technology allows it to be used on any surface. It also comes with BackPack mode which allows the Wedge Touch Mouse to power down automatically when the device it is connected to is powered down, saving on battery and increasing the amount of time betwen battery changes.

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Sculpt Mobile Keyboard

The Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard features a comfort curve design making it easy to use. It is also a lightweight keyboard, coming in at just over a pound in weight.

Like the Wedge Touch mouse, this keyboard also comes with battery-saving technology which allows the keyboard to go to sleep after a set period of inactivity. 

Price: (RRP) $49.95.

Image source: Microsoft.

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Sculpt Touch Mouse

Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse is a simple but effective way to bring touch to a non-touch Windows 8-based PC.

Price: (RRP) $49.95.

Image source: Microsoft.

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Sculpt Touch Mouse

The mouse has a four-way touch scroll strip, and connects via Bluetooth.

Image source: Microsoft.


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Touch Mouse — Updated Gesture Settings for Windows 8

Microsoft has updated the Touch Mouse with functionality specifically designed for Windows 8.

- One-finger swipes to allow the user to move side to side or up and down

- Two-finger movements manage apps, allows switching between open apps and also shows app commands

Price: (RRP) $79.95.

Image source: Microsoft.

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Touch Mouse — Updated Gesture Settings for Windows 8

Gestures used in Windows 8 with the Touch Mouse.

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