Microsoft debuts its first Mac keyboard

Posted on Thursday, Jun 01 2006 @ 15:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has released its first keyboard and wireless mouse designed specifically for Mac computers.
Surprised? Don't be. Since 1997 Microsoft has had a Macintosh Business Unit aimed at making sure Mac users didn't go without the likes of Windows Media Player or Internet Explorer. Perhaps the only real oddity of this announcement is that the new device comes from the people at Microsoft's Hardware unit.

Indeed some observers are a little confused as to why Microsoft is bothering to take this Apple-like, "Thinking outside the box" approach towards Mac users at all. The company said in a statement that the $100 grey keyboard and mouse with handy thumb groove is meant to strengthen Microsoft’s lineup of products for people who use Macs. It will also "enhance [their] computing experience," the statement added. (Note the obligatory swat there at the Mac "computing experience," in case this was all sounding a bit too pleasant.)

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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