Microsoft has launched two new keyboards with mouse named Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 and Digital Media Keyboard 3000.
The Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 set includes an ultrathin Comfort Curve keyboard and rechargeable mouse. The keyboard is equipped with a Windows Aero-inspired translucent design, floating Hot Keys and instant access to Windows Flip 3D.
Besides, it boasts Floating My Favorites Keys which offers one-touch access to the users’ frequently visited websites, files and folders. All that users have to do is to press the key assigned to conduct the particular task.
While the Digital Media Keyboard 3000 features an ultrathin, stylish yet affordable keyboard designed to fit the digital lifestyle. It offers one-touch access to photos, Windows Media Player, My Favorites Keys and Zoom.
“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,” said Carla Forester, group marketing manager at Microsoft. “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.”
“We are thrilled to see the simplicity and beauty of the Windows Vista Aero experience conveyed in the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000,” said Jeff Price, senior director in the Windows Group at Microsoft. “With the smoked translucent border and floating keys, this keyboard is a true extension of the dynamic design of Windows Vista”.
Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 will be available in the US market for $129.95 from April 2008, while the Digital Media Keyboard 3000 will ship in June 2008 at an estimated retail price of $29.95.