I was excited to receive hot-off-the-press news this week, (of which, I expect, you can read more about on CRN's front page), that "Microsoft is launching a redesign of the keyboard as we know it".
The accompanying photo suggests that, like the keyboards we all know and love, it does still feature some keys. On a board. But maybe you have to experience it first-hand to appreciate the innovation.
Apparently, it "shares its design language", (French, I'm guessing), with the software vendor's popular Arc Mouse. Microsoft also revealed that the designers responsible for this little miracle of typing technology were inspired by items including lighting fixtures, vases, a colour TV, 64-piece dinner service, clock radio, a broken deckchair and a cuddly toy. Didn't they do well?
"The Arc Keyboard is as much a part of the décor as the chandelier in the dining room and the vase in the kitchen," mused Microsoft.
I can tell you now, in dining rooms across Dagenham, my customers will be beyond delighted to finally have a keyboard as integral to their décor as the chandelier.
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