Microsoft introduces standalone Modern Keyboard with fingerprint ID

Microsoft modern keyboard1 Microsoft has unveiled two new products – Modern Keyboard and Modern Mouse. The Modern Keyboard comes with a fingerprint ID that is built right into the keyboard, similar to Apple’s offering on the Macbook Pro. It had chiclet style keys, grey finish and looks similar to the Surface Keyboard .

The fingerprint sensor located between the Alt and Ctrl keys. Microsoft also offers Windows Hello tool which allows users to log in with facial, iris, or fingerprint recognition. The keyboard is made of a thin aluminium frame and weighs 413.5 grams. It uses a rechargeable battery and is compatible with Windows 8-10, Windows 10 Phone, Android and macOS, as long as the device supports Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. Microsoft claims up to 4 months of battery life on full charge. The Modern keyboard will be available shortly, priced at $129.99. In addition to the Modern Keyboard,

Microsoft has also announced Modern Mouse that supports Bluetooth 4.0 and claims to offer”exceptional precision”. The Modern Mouse will retail for $49.99.

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