Photos: Microsoft adds curves, lasers to keyboards, mice
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The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 features a “gull wing” design with a 14-degree gable and a curved key bed to bring the keys closer to the user’s fingers. It’s designed to reduce reach and needless motion, and to encourage a more natural typing position.
The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 5000 is designed for digital camera users. It provides access to one-touch photo-editing tools.
The Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 delivers a glossy wireless mouse, keyboard and a wired receiver in what Microsoft calls a high-end, futuristic silver finish.
The key to comfort, according to Microsoft, is this compact, curved design for the Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000.
The Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition is the first remote keyboard and mouse combination built for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition.
Microsoft also released a horde of mice, including the Laser Mouse 6000, its first wired laser mouse. Laser mice are said to be 20 times more sensitive to surface details than conventional optical mice.
The Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is Microsoft’s first wireless laser mouse made for a desktop PC. The company promises that its new technology is more responsive, precise and smooth-handling.