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Microsoft Readies "Wedge" Mobile Keyboard for Windows 8 Devices

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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.

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If you can't innovate; just copy Apple.
 
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Then how is this copying Apple?
Well I wouldn't say they sent the thing through a scanner, however, one could say it bears LOTS of similarities to Apple's wireless keyboard that they have been shipping with all of there iMacs for some time now.

-This keyboard has 74 keys, Apple has 78 keys (keep in mind Apple has fn, command, and eject).
-This keyboard has bluetooth, Apple's does as well.
-This keyboard has wireless, Apple's does as well.
-Both are ultra thin.
-Both focus on appearance rather than just pure functionality.

Only Microsoft is about 2 years late.


I find it funny how personal people take comments regarding Apple on this forum. Apple is the devil, Microsoft is God. If Microsoft would have released the keyboard first, and the I said this comment about Apple you all would love it. Please. If an average person put these things side by side they would say they're basically the same. Thus, if you can't innovate, copy what Apple is doing two years later.
 
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Well I wouldn't say they sent the thing through a scanner, however, one could say it bears LOTS of similarities to Apple's wireless keyboard that they have been shipping with all of there iMacs for some time now.

-This keyboard has 74 keys, Apple has 78 keys (keep in mind Apple has fn, command, and eject).
-This keyboard has bluetooth, Apple's does as well.
-This keyboard has wireless, Apple's does as well.
-Both are ultra thin.
-Both focus on appearance rather than just pure functionality.

Only Microsoft is about 2 years late.


I find it funny how personal people take comments regarding Apple on this forum. Apple is the devil, Microsoft is God. If Microsoft would have released the keyboard first, and the I said this comment about Apple you all would love it. Please. If an average person put these things side by side they would say they're basically the same. Thus, if you can't innovate, copy what Apple is doing two years later.
Do you think Apple was the first company that had a layout like that? Really? Its a keyboard. There is nothing to copy.

A compact wireless keyboard, thank god for apple coming up with that one.
lol yeah thats kinda my point.
 

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But it has rounded aluminum corners like Apple! Oh wait, so does my toaster from the 1950's.
 
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Do you think Apple was the first company that had a layout like that? Really? Its a keyboard. There is nothing to copy.
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.
 
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But it has rounded aluminum corners like Apple! Oh wait, so does my toaster from the 1950's.
I agree. Apple has been ripping off kitchen aid for years now.
 
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Are you by any chance working for Apple's legal departament?
:laugh: Apple's legal team won't go after this one. This isn't some Samsung product that went through a scanner, like I said, in my previous post. However, this is more like iPod and Zune. Something of that nature. A niche piece of hardware, generally the same in concept, design, and functionality viaing for someone's home.
 
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:laugh: Apple's legal team won't go after this one. This isn't some Samsung product that went through a scanner, like I said, in my previous post. However, this is more like iPod and Zune. Something of that nature. A niche piece of hardware, generally the same in concept, design, and functionality viaing for someone's home.
Its a keyboard.
 
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Fugly keyboard. Not a candle to Apples fabulous kb which I have used on my PCs for the last 3/4 years now.
 

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Well I wouldn't say they sent the thing through a scanner, however, one could say it bears LOTS of similarities to Apple's wireless keyboard that they have been shipping with all of there iMacs for some time now.

-This keyboard has 74 keys, Apple has 78 keys (keep in mind Apple has fn, command, and eject).
-This keyboard has bluetooth, Apple's does as well.
-This keyboard has wireless, Apple's does as well.
-Both are ultra thin.
-Both focus on appearance rather than just pure functionality.

Only Microsoft is about 2 years late.


I find it funny how personal people take comments regarding Apple on this forum. Apple is the devil, Microsoft is God. If Microsoft would have released the keyboard first, and the I said this comment about Apple you all would love it. Please. If an average person put these things side by side they would say they're basically the same. Thus, if you can't innovate, copy what Apple is doing two years later.
Hey, man whatever drug you are brewing up in your basement can I have some?

Just because one product has a feature, which at this point should be a standard to that product, and then another company releases a similar product with the same feature does not mean its coping lol! Its a feature that should be there in the first place to even look remotely acceptable to the consumer. And for got sakes its a damn keyboard. Apple didn't invent the keyboard.
 
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Lol. This is clearly inspired by Vizio's keyboard, which is also inspired by the Apple keyboard. But more closer to Vizio's.
 
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