Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Microsoft Readies "Wedge" Mobile Keyboard for Windows 8 Devices

Microsoft's decades-old hardware division is ready with an ultra-compact wireless peripheral for upcoming Windows 8 devices (such as tablets, Microsoft Surface), called the Wedge Mobile Keyboard. Some of its first pictures were scored by Czech publication WinMAG.cz, which reveal a keyboard the size of the one found in 11.5-inch notebooks, with a solid metal base with Microsoft logo etched on it, and 76 keys. The WIN key has the latest Windows logo printed on it. Also pictured is what appears to be a plastic case for carrying the keyboard around. The Wedge Mobile Keyboard appears to be wireless, and probably uses Bluetooth to interface with the host.

Sources: WinMAG.cz, The Verge
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34 Comments on Microsoft Readies "Wedge" Mobile Keyboard for Windows 8 Devices

#1
tacosRcool
Ravenas said:
Apple wasn't the first company to make a tablet either. Does it really matter who made what first or who did what first? If you make something that is successful and mainstream, other companies will follow suit because they want a piece of the pie.
Apparently you do since you brought it up. Microsoft had been a hardware manufacture a long time ago (and now) so whats the deal then? If anybody can't use aluminum in any computer type device because that's copying Apple, then we have a serious problem
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#2
pantherx12
Ravenas said:
If you can't innovate; just copy Apple.
You must of missed all the other wireless small form factor keyboards that have come out over the years.

I've seen Logitech and about a bajillion different OEMs use the small form factor "stylish" design for ages.




Not that I care, I hate these small keyboards :laugh:
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#3
scoutingwraith
Looks like a mini version of my Wireless HP Elite keyboard. Still cool none the less.
Also didnt Microsoft have a similar keyboard but curved before???
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
no touchpad? what use is it for tablets then
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#5
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Mussels said:
no touchpad? what use is it for tablets then
Since most tablets don't have a touchscreen.
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
Aquinus said:
Since most tablets don't have a touchscreen.
means it needs a seperate mouse. really weird its just a keyboard.


unless win 8 is being designed for keyboard only use... :cry:
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#7
Wile E
Power User
Mussels said:
means it needs a seperate mouse. really weird its just a keyboard.


unless win 8 is being designed for keyboard only use... :cry:
Why do you need a track pad with a touch screen?
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
Wile E said:
Why do you need a track pad with a touch screen?
if you're using a dedicated keyboard, odds are you arent wanting to use the screen
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#9
Wile E
Power User
I don't see it that way, personally. Especially in something that small and close together.
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