Microsoft today unveiled a new line of touch-enabled Microsoft branded hardware for Windows 8: the Wedge Mobile Keyboard, the Wedge Touch Mouse, the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard, the Sculpt Touch Mouse, and the Microsoft Touch Mouse.
These devices will work with Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7 PCs and tablets.
Microsoft says it will release updated Windows 8 gestures for the existing Microsoft Touch Mouse on the day Windows 8 launches.
Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Retailing for $79.95, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard includes dedicated Windows 8 keys and also doubles as a tablet stand.
Wedge Touch Mouse
While the Wedge Touch Mouse isn’t a multitouch device, it does have support for four-way touch scrolling and navigation. It also comes with BlueTrack technology, a mouse optical sensor that Microsoft says will allow the mouse to work on virtually any surface. It retails for $69.95.
Sculpt Touch Mouse
Supporting a four-way touch scroll strip, the Sculpt Touch Mouse ($49.95) allows users to easily zoom through the tiles on their Windows 8’s Metro UI.