Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000: Idealer Reisebegleiter

10. September 2009 | by Alex Reiger

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 by you.

Schlank, schwarz, flexibel: Der Redmonder Riese Microsoft hat heute mit dem „Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000“ wohl eines der dünnsten Keyboards der Welt mit Bluetooth enthüllt. Interessant: das Stand-alone-Nummern-Pad. Rundum wurde die neue Microsoft-Tastatur unter der Prämisse entwickelt, möglichst schlank zu sein und zugunsten der Portabilität ohne Schnickschnack auszukommen. Entsprechend fehlen Zusatzfunktionen wie Lautstärkeregler etc. ganz bewusst.

Der Preis für das Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 liegt bei 90 Dollar (also gut 61 Euro), der separate Nummern-Tastenblock kostet noch mal 45 Dollar (rund 30 Euro) extra. Verfügbar ab Oktober 2009.

*** techPR Press Release REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 9/ — Thin is in; Microsoft Corp.
today announced its thinnest keyboard ever — the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard
6000 — made exclusively for Bluetooth notebook and desktop computers.
Projections show that over 55 percent of notebook PCs will ship with Bluetooth
by the end of 2010.(1) With mobile PCs getting more compact, the Microsoft
Hardware team created the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 to address consumers‘
need for comfortable and portable computing accessories.

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Microsoft Hardware’s Industrial Design team designed the keyboard so it
doesn’t sacrifice style, while creating a compact, clean and refined product,
offering ultimate comfort with Microsoft’s Comfort Curve layout. The keyboard
also features a portable Bluetooth Number Pad that helps people stay
productive wherever they work.

„The design tenets of compact, clean and refined really set the stage for the
success of the keyboard,“ said Chris Kujawski, industrial designer for
Microsoft Hardware. „There is nothing extraneous about the design. We removed
everything that didn’t fit with those ideas and ended up with something we’re
really proud of — a compact, sophisticated keyboard that pairs perfectly with
Bluetooth computers.“

Keyboard Looks As Good As It Feels
Microsoft’s thinnest keyboard ever — just a few millimeters thicker than a
AAA battery at the back — the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 tapers down
toward the front, so the keyboard is light and easy to pick up. And to enable
the small footprint to still deliver ultimate comfort, the keyboard uses a
Comfort Curve design for a more ergonomic typing experience over the straight
keyboard layout of notebook computers. Microsoft’s Comfort Curve design
encourages natural wrist posture with a slight 6-degree curve that is easy to
use with virtually no learning curve. With more than 10 million Comfort Curve
keyboards sold, it’s a consumer favorite, with 94 percent of users who own a
Comfort Curve keyboard saying they would recommend it to friends and
family.(2)

Perfectly Portable Bluetooth Number Pad
One of the top consumer pain points when using a notebook or netbook is the
lack of a number pad. Accompanying the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 is a
stand-alone Bluetooth Number Pad that can be used with the keyboard or by
itself to help increase productivity. The number pad comes with a carrying
case for added portability and also will be available in a stand-alone
version.

Pricing and Availability
The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 and Bluetooth Number Pad will be available
in October 2009 for an estimated retail price of $89.95 (U.S.) and $44.95
(U.S.), respectively.(3) The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 and Bluetooth
Number Pad are backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty from
Microsoft. More information about these and other Microsoft Hardware products
is available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.

About Microsoft Hardware
For more than 26 years, the Hardware Group has employed innovative
engineering, cutting-edge industrial design and extensive usability testing to
create products of exceptional quality and durability that enhance the
software experience and strengthen the connection between consumers and their
PC. Microsoft Hardware is an industry leader in ergonomic engineering,
industrial design and hardware/software compatibility, offering consumers an
easier, more convenient and more enjoyable computing experience. In 2008, the
Hardware Group debuted the world’s most advanced tracking technology —
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology — allowing consumers to track on more surfaces
than optical and laser mice.

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