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Microsoft unveils Wedge keyboard and mouse for Windows 8

First mouse and keyboard designed for Windows 8 appear

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its first accessories designed for Windows 8 including a Wedge keyboard and mouse.

The Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Wedge Touch Mouse have been design with Windows 8 in mind and will be compatible with PCs, laptops and tablet. Both use Bluetooth technology for a wire-free experience.

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse

"New mice and keyboards are on the way, and are specifically designed for mobile and for Windows 8" said Microsoft.

The Wedge Mobile Keyboard comes with a durable cover to protect the keyboard which also doubles as a tablet stand. It will retail for $79 and will be available 'over the coming weeks and months'.

The Wedge Touch Mouse is small enough to fit in your pocket and provides four-way touch scrolling and navigation. It features BlueTrack Technology so you can use it on 'virtually' any surface and it will be priced at $69.

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse and Mobile Keyboard

Slightly cheaper options will be the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard and Sculpt Touch Mouse. These will sell for $49 each.

For users of Microsoft's existing Touch Mouse, the firm will release an update for Windows 8 gestures when the operating system and Surface RT tablet launches on 26 October.

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