As pointed out by Engadget, Microsoft has quietly introduced two new inputs devices, the Modern Mouse and Modern Keyboard, matching the latest Surface models closely in design and finish. The Modern Mouse costs US $50, while the Modern Keyboard is for US $130, and both devices are “coming soon”, with no specific date of release.
The Modern Mouse features a smooth, rounded aesthetic, almost invisible buttons and a metal scroll wheel. With support for Bluetooth 4.0, Microsoft claims it offers “exceptional precision”, an exact PPI rating is not yet known. It runs on a pair of AAA alkaline batteries and is compatible with almost all popular operating systems and devices that support Bluetooth 4.0. Below is the official promo video:
Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard features “chiclet-style keys” and aluminum frame, much like Apple’s keyboard. There is also an integrated fingerprint sensor located between the Alt and Ctrl keys. It comes in a silver and gray finish, and works both wired and wireless with automatic pairing via Bluetooth 4.0. It has a built-in rechargeable battery and works with Windows 8-10, Windows 10 Phone, Android and macOS.
Here’s the official promo video for Microsoft’s new Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID: