Microsoft Quietly Delivers New Surface Keyboards, Mouse

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Microsoft Surface with 28 Comments

While Surface Studio and Surface Dial got all the Surface love at today’s Microsoft Windows 10 event, the firm is actually shipping other Surface hardware soon, too.

Yes, I’m talking keyboards and mice. Well. Keyboards and mouse.

Here’s what’s coming.

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Surface Ergonomic Keyboard

When: November 10, 2016
Price: $129.99
What it is: A Surface-colored version of the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard I currently use. At a premium price-point.
What’s unique: The Palm rest is covered in “stunning two-tone grey mélange Alcantara,” Microsoft says. I think it’s beautiful.

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Surface Keyboard

When: November 10, 2016
Price: $99.99
What it is: A Surface-colored version of keyboard Apple ships with the iMac. At a premium price-point.
What’s unique: It’s Bluetooth-based, so no dongles.

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Surface Mouse

When: November 10, 2016
Price: $49.99
What it is: A Surface-colored version of the Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse. At a premium price-point that is 2.5 times the price of the original.
What’s unique: A metal scrollwheel and Bluetooth 4.0. Sorry, I’m stretching.

Plus…

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Surface Dial

When: November 10, 2016
Price: $99.99
What it is: A “completely new way to interact with technology,” you can “click and hold Surface Dial to display a radial menu of tools, making it easier and faster to do the things you love.” But it only works with certain apps right now, including Bluebeam (Revu), Drawboard (Drawboard PDF), Mental Canvas (Mental Canvas Player), Silicon Benders (Sketchable) Smith Micro (Moho 12), Spotify, Staffpad, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote (UWP version), Windows Maps, Plumbago, Sketchpad, Groove Music, PewPew Shooter, Microsoft Photos, Paint, and, yes, Windows generally.
What’s unique: Pretty much everything. Plus it works with all supported Surface devices.

 

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