Microsoft discovers industrial design with Ultimate Keyboard
By Dan Moren
Damn you, Microsoft. Just when I think I’m free, you
pull me back in
. After the whole
“free” flash drive debacle, I swore to never again ask Redmond for
. Sure, I need my copy of XP to play the PC games to which I’m addicted, but that doesn’t me I have to like it.
Looks like someone finally ponied up and bought Microsoft that industrial design team they always wanted. It’s no iPod, to be fair, but it’s a sight better looking than some of the previous products they’ve pulled out of the abyss. I love the idea of backlit keyboards, and it seems like they’ve come up with a recharging solution that doesn’t entirely suck. Granted, it’s still a Windows keyboard primarily, so I’d hesitate to put it too close to my Mac desktop, less they start
at each other, but hey: that’s what wireless is for.
This thing drops “soon,” but we have no price as of yet. We’ll keep our ears to the ground for you.