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Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 and Media Desktop 1000 Keyboards Announced

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    Microsoft Corp. today announced two new desktop sets — the Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 and Wireless Media Desktop 1000 — with stylish designs and high-end productivity features at affordable prices, giving consumers more quality options for their workspaces. A Comfort Curve design complements the sleek lines of the Wireless Laser Desktop 6000, making for hardware that looks and feels good at the same time. Slick design features also grab attention on the Wireless Media Desktop 1000, a keyboard-and-mouse combination created for digital media enthusiasts.

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    “With the Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 and Wireless Media Desktop 1000, we give consumers high-end features and design without a high-end price,” said Mike Rodgers, product marketing manager at Microsoft. “Our customers are choosing to use full-size mice and keyboards with both desktop and notebook computers, and we continue to provide a full line of products with the features they desire — comfort, style and productivity — at every price point.”

    Wireless Laser Desktop 6000: Elegance and Productivity
    The Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 offers first-class beauty at an affordable price. This set includes the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, a full-size mouse with a right-handed ergonomic design that features a snap-in transceiver so notebook users can easily take the mouse with them when they are on the road. The sophisticated Windows Aero-inspired keyboard has a smoked translucent border and sleek, compact shape that is admirable from every angle. Featuring Microsoft’s best-selling Comfort Curve layout, this keyboard delivers supreme comfort by encouraging a more natural hand position with a slight six-degree curve. The Comfort Curve design surpasses other industry styles — with more than 7 million units sold worldwide1 — to bring true comfort to typing. The keyboard’s quiet touch keys also add to its appeal. In addition, this keyboard features top technology and productivity tools:
    • 2.4GHz wireless technology gives consumers a confident wireless connection and a range of up to 30 feet, even in crowded wireless environments.
    • One-touch access to Windows Flip 3D allows users to flip through open windows in a stack and quickly switch among applications for added productivity.
    • 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.
    • Media Center controls allow users to access popular media activities such as play, pause and volume with one touch.
    • Battery life indicator shows two colors: green when the batteries have sufficient power and red when the batteries are running low.
    The Wireless Keyboard 6000 also launches today as a stand-alone item, while the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 hit retail shelves in March 2008.

    Wireless Media Desktop 1000
    The Wireless Media Desktop 1000 is the perfect companion for the media enthusiast, providing quick, one-touch access to photos, Windows Media Player and My Favorites Keys. The ultra-thin keyboard gives users full use of Windows Vista with quick access to Windows Flip 3D and the Windows Start Button. The desktop set also includes an optical mouse with a comfortable ambidextrous design — all at an affordable price.

    Pricing and Availability
    The Wireless Laser Desktop 6000, Wireless Laser Keyboard 6000 and Wireless Media Desktop 1000 will be available for estimated retail prices of $99.95 (U.S.), $59.95 (U.S.) and $49.95 (U.S.), respectively. These products are available now for presale on Amazon.com and will ship later this month when they are widely released. The Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is currently available for the estimated retail price of $49.95. All products will be backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty from Microsoft.

    Source: Microsoft
     

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