What you need to know
- Microsoft announced several new accessories, including two keyboards and two mice.
- The Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard and Microsoft Number pad provide wireless options for typing and data entry.
- The Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse now comes in a Sandstone color to match the new Surface Laptop Go.
Microsoft announced several new Surface devices today. While the headlines will center around the new Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop Go, there are quite a few new accessories available from the tech giant. Microsoft announced the Microsoft Number Pad, Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard, Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse, and a new color for the Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse to go along with its wide range of Surface devices. Each device adds a new way to wirelessly connect to your PC.
The Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard (opens in new tab) is slim and minimal. It connects with Bluetooth and can seamlessly switch between three devices. The battery life of the keyboard can reach up to two years, according to Microsoft. The Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard is available in either black or white and costs $70.
The Microsoft Number Pad (opens in new tab) shares similar design elements to the Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard. It's slim and comes in both black and white. The separated number pad is a nice option for people who have a tenkeyless keyboard at their desktop or for people who want to bring a number pad on the go. The Microsoft Number Pad costs $25.
Moving over to Microsoft's mice, the Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse (opens in new tab) fills the hand comfortably and has a soft thumb rest on its site. It has two customizable buttons and comes in four colors. The Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse costs $50.
Lastly, the Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse (opens in new tab) is now available in Sandstone, which matches one of the color options for the Surfacea Laptop Go. The same mouse is already available in a wide range of colors for $35.
All of the new accessories are available from the Microsoft Store now.
Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard
This thin and light keyboard comes in two colors and can seamlessly switch between three devices.
Microsoft Number Pad
This separated number pad lets you bring quickly enter figures alongside your desktop keyboard or when you're on the go.
Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse
This mouse fills your hand and has a soft thumb rest on its side. It's also available in several colors to match the rest of your hardware.
Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse
This low-profile mouse has been out for a while, but now has a sandstone color, which goes nicely with the new Surface Laptop Go.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Is the keyboard back-lit? That's my only problem with the current Surface keyboard.
Looks like the keyboard is up on best buys website. You can also order the white one if you search for it. However, it doesn't look like they're shipping for another 2 weeks. https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fshop-links.co%2Flink...
Finally, a numpad for my Surface Pro! Plus, I'll be able to shop for any laptop on the market, not just those featuring built-in numpads. Sure, external numpads are nothing new, but this is the first one that doesn't look like it rolled off a Mac assembly line from 2005 or, worse yet, an IBM assembly line from 1995.
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