News of a new Microsoft keyboard and a couple of MS mice was leaked today, and we've got a brief overview of the latest of MS input devices. Bear in mind that none of them have been released yet, so prices and availability are still unknown.
First up, is a new Microsoft Natural keyboard for all you Carpal Tunnel afflicted folks out there. The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 still has that split keyboard and the curved key bed, but now it features a zoom slider, five programmable "favorites" keys, forward/backward keys in the center of the keyboard, hotkeys, and other standard function keys.
Next is Microsoft's "Athletic" Notebook Mouse, which is modeled after a tennis shoe. Don't know how athletic you're being if you're using this thing indoors with your laptop, but apparently it'll be more accurate than most notebook mice. It'll also have rubber side grips, tilt wheel, and a thumb button that's set to magnify the screen. It runs on USB.
Finally is Microsoft's first foray into the world of gaming mice. The Laser Mouse 6000 is built for both designers and gamers alike, with its Precision Booster functionality that allows users to toggle sensitivity levels between full and 10-90% sensitivity. It also has the ability to have macro sequences tied to individual keys in-game (that's for all you lazy cheaters out there). There'll also apparently be notebook versions of the Laser Mouse, for the gamer on-the-road.
We'll let you know of proper releases with price and availability as we get them.