Wireless desktop from Microsoft
Microsoft has launched a new keyboard-and-mouse desktop combo, the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000, and an independent keyboard, the Digital Media Keyboard 3000. Both are designed to complement Vista-based PCs, in the sense that they give quick access to Flip 3D.
The Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 features an ultra-thin Comfort Curve keyboard; Comfort Curve is a design that's been much appreciated over the past few years -- it has a slight (six-degree curve) that makes typing more comfortable. The keyboard features a Vista Aero-inspired translucent design and three "Floating" My Favorites keys, meaning the user can push and hold a key to assign it to the current destination (such as a local folder or a Web site).
The rechargeable mouse of the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 set has a horizontal charging station that provides a sturdy base; there's a battery status indicator that lets users know when it's time to charge the device. The 2.4 GHz wireless communication frequency means users can expect virtually no interference. In addition, the set is capable of frequency-hopping in the case of interference being encountered. The range for the mouse is as much as 30 feet.
The Digital Media Keyboard 3000 gives users one-touch access to photos and to Windows Media Player. It also has keys for zooming in.
The Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 will retail in the US in April for around $130 (Rs 5,000 approx) while the Digital Media Keyboard 3000 will retail in June for about $30 (Rs 1,200).