Microsoft unveiled the new Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 keyboard & mouse combo. Both the mouse and keyboard use 2.4GHz wireless technology and Microsoft claims this set brings the beauty of Windows Aero from the PC to the devices that surround it. It will be available next month for $129.95.
Today Microsoft also debuts the Digital Media Keyboard 3000, an ultrathin, stylish yet affordable keyboard designed to fit the digital lifestyle.
Wireless Laser Desktop 7000: The Sleek “Little Black Dress” of Peripherals
The Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 brings together productivity-enhancing features and a sophisticated design to create an elegant accompaniment for today’s computers. The following are among its new design elements:
- Smoked translucent border brings the subtle elegance of Windows Aero to the keyboard.
- Floating My Favorites Keys deliver one-touch access to users’ most-used Web sites, files and folders. Users simply push and hold a key to assign it to the current destination, just as they would with a car stereo’s preset buttons.
- Amazingly sleek, thin design complements any living room or office décor and features quiet touch keys.
“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.”
Comfort Curve Is King
The Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 keyboard features Microsoft’s best-selling Comfort Curve design, which encourages a more natural position with a slight 6-degree curve.
Microsoft also announced today the Digital Media Keyboard 3000, designed to fit today’s digital lifestyle. This affordable keyboard allows users to bring digital media to life with one-touch access to photos, Windows Media Player, My Favorites Keys and Zoom. This sleek, thin keyboard is also optimized for Windows Vista, with quick access to Flip 3D4 and the Windows Start Button. This keyboard will be available in June for $29.95.