Microsoft releases new desktop package

Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 for use with Windows 7

August 6, 2009

Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 for use with Windows 7

Microsoft today announced the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, which utilizes a Comfort Curve layout that encourages natural wrist posture with a slight six-degree curve.

“People are spending more time on computers than ever before, so comfort is very important,” said Dan Odell, lead ergonomist and user researcher at Microsoft Hardware. “A Comfort Curve keyboard, like the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, provides an easy way to improve your typing ergonomics while maintaining your productivity.”

The included Wireless Mouse 5000, with rubber side grips and an ambidextrous shape for use in either hand, features Microsoft BlueTrack Technology and both the mouse and keyboard wirelessly connect to the computer via a 2.4GHz mini-transceiver.

A new time-saving feature called Taskbar Favorites gives Microsoft keyboard users an easier way to access their open programs. Instead of the traditional My Favorites Keys with stored locations, Taskbar Favorites will map to the location of open applications on the improved Windows taskbar. The icons in the taskbar can be easily rearranged just by clicking and dragging; Taskbar Favorites will instantly adapt to the new icon locations.

“Our goal is to have a strong ecosystem of compatible and innovative products,” said Gary Schare, director of Hardware Ecosystem Product Management at Microsoft. “We’re excited about the work Microsoft Hardware has done to light up the key features of Windows 7. For example, the Taskbar Favorites keys on the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 complement our improved taskbar — helping to deliver a full end-to-end experience to make life on a Windows 7-based PC easier and more enjoyable.”

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