Microsoft unveiled a new keyboard, called the Microsoft Modern Keyboard. Priced $129.99 listed as coming soon on the company’s website. No Intimation of on sale of accessory in the site. The highlight of the keyboard is that it comes with a fingerprint scanner. Just looks like any other key on the keyboard.
Microsoft added a number of new Surface-branded accessories that either stand alone or work with specific models. Now, there is another new Microsoft accessory to add to your list of options. Although it drops the Surface brand name.
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The keyboard comes with aluminum frame and Microsoft claims it sports highest quality and is virtually indestructible. The Surface Mouse available for $50 and offers metal scroll wheel in sleek and simple design and MSPoweruser notes, will soon be rebranded as the Modern Mouse to match the new keyboard.
The Modern Keyboard will allow Windows 10 users to enable Windows Hello fingerprint authentication on their devices. The fingerprint scanner placed on the second Windows key on the right side of the keyboard, used for signing in to the system or any website using Windows Hello.
Modern Keyboard supports windows, iOS, Android
The Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint Scanner will work will Windows 8 and above devices, macOS 10.10.5 and above devices, Android 4.2 and above, and iOS 8 and iOS 9. Users need to make sure that the device should support Bluetooth 4.0 or higher for the Microsoft Modern Keyboard to work. Microsoft will also let users choose between using the Modern Keyboard with wireless/ wired interface.
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It comes with dimensions 420.9×112.6×19.3mm and weighs roughly 420 grams. The wireless Microsoft Modern Keyboard runs on two AAA alkaline rechargeable batteries. Microsoft claims a battery life of up to 2 months on full charge. The Redmond giant will be offering one-year limited warranty on the keyboard.