More Mice and Keyboards for Surface Tablets?
OK, so I love gadgets. Yes, I admit it.
I’m always on the lookout for new accessories that will work with my Surface tablets (yep, we have 4 of them.)
In this post I will talk about the new keyboards and mice from Microsoft that will work nicely with your Surface.
If you’re like me and bought a type cover for your Surface, you already have a keyboard and a track pad attached to your Surface.
Why then, would you need another mouse or keyboard?
Well, for me, I prefer to use a regular mouse rather than the track pad and since I use my Surface Pro 3 as my main computer, I also often use it with a docking station, so I have an external mouse, keyboard and two monitors.
In addition, when doing presentations, I sometimes like to have a Bluetooth a keyboard that will work from a distance away from my device.
Besides, these new gadgets are pretty cool.
So, I thought I’d share with you some of the new gadgets from Microsoft that can be used with your Surface.
Universal Mobile Keyboard
This is a brand new mobile keyboard from Microsoft. Its biggest advantage is that it works with all the common OS’ – iOS, Android, Windows 8, and so it can be used with both your Surface and an iPhone, for example. It will be available in both black and gray.
- One keyboard for all your mobile accessories
- Supports iOS, Windows, Android
- Cover with integrated stand
- Pair up to 3 devices with different OS
- Folding cover turns it on\off
It can be pre-ordered from Microsoft for $79.95.
Modern Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse
This is an updated version of the Arc Touch mouse. It is now available in a nice gray color, to match your new Surface Pro 3 or Surface 2. To see my review of the original Arc Touch Mouse, Surface Edition, see my post Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Review.
- Flexible design
- BlueTrack Technology – use on carpet, rough wood, etc.
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Snap to Power on\off
- Gray color
Amazon the cost is only $57.99!!
Wedge Mobile Keyboard
This is another keyboard from Microsoft and it is not technically new but worth mentioning. It is designed to work with most tablets (including Android and iOS) but is optimized for Windows 8 devices. It sports a super thin design, as well as Windows and Media hotkeys.
- Ultra-slim design
- Full-size layout
- Soft-touch keys
- Protective cover turns into a table stand
- Windows 8 hotkeys
- Media keys
Once again, the price from Amazon for only $48.95.
Do you have any favorite gadgets, err… accessories, for your Surface tablet? Please share with us and if we’ve not seen them before, we’re happy to take a look and do a review.
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Joanna is a former IT Director for a major public university, who gave up a high paying career to blog full time. She is proud to be a professional geek. Joanna loves all things technology and Surface tablets are her passion. She and Tim created LoveMySurface.net to help others be more productive using these awesome tablets.