Thirty is the new 20! As Microsoft Hardware celebrates its 30-year anniversary, it is also announcing the launch of several new devices- all specifically design to use with the new operating system Windows 8, which will be available this fall. Many of these devices are Bluetooth-enabled, pocket-sized yet sturdy, and specially designed to help users more easily interact with their devices, whether they are desktops,  notebooks, or tablet PCs, Microsoft’s newest accessories are the perfect companion for Windows.

Wedge Touch Mouse

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse packs full functionality into an ultracompact frame that’s great for a mobile lifestyle. Small enough to fit in your pocket, the Wedge Touch Mouse is designed to complement your Windows experience in all its forms, providing four-way touch scrolling and navigation at your fingertips.

• Its artful and minimalist design also comes free of cables or USB transceivers — you simply turn it on and connect it to your Bluetooth-enabled laptop or tablet for a clutter-free experience.

• It features BlueTrack Technology so you can use it on virtually any surface, whether you’re in a conference room, a coffee shop or at home on your couch.

• It includes Backpack Mode to power down and sleep along with the computer it’s paired to, extending battery life.

Wedge Mobile Keyboard

The new slim Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard brings full-size keyboard comfort, efficiency and speed to a tablet. Designed specifically for tablet users, Wedge Mobile Keyboard includes some of the most commonly used features, such as Windows Hot Keys and built-in media keys.

• The lightweight design makes it easy to carry, and its full-sized keyset provides a comfortable experience that makes typing a breeze.

• Its durable cover not only helps protect your keyboard from scratches but also quickly converts into a tablet stand. When you’re done using it, simply snap the cover back on the keyboard to power it down before you stash it in your bag.

• Bluetooth technology lets you wirelessly connect to your tablet without a cable or transceiver.

Sculpt Touch Mouse

Designed to provide comfort matched with portability, the Sculpt Touch Mouse is a great solution for smooth and easy navigation with a Windows 8-based PC.

• With a four-way touch scroll strip, you can breeze up and down, left and right, and through applications and documents with a simple finger swipe, making it great for navigating the Windows 8 Start screen.

• Sculpt Touch Mouse uses Bluetooth technology, so you can wirelessly connect to your tablet without a cable or transceiver.

Sculpt Mobile Keyboard

The Sculpt Mobile Keyboard provides an ideal balance of mobility, comfort and productivity. A full-size keyboard with Microsoft’s Comfort Curve design and Bluetooth connectivity, the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard is built to be the ideal travel companion.

• At just more than one pound, the keyboard is perfect for on-the-go computing with high-quality construction built for travel.

• Its Comfort Curve design helps position the hands and wrists in a natural and comfortable resting position.

• Battery-saving technology powers the keyboard down into sleep mode after a period of inactivity. The keyboard wakes up and reconnects with the simple tap of a key.

More information about these and other Microsoft Hardware products can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware. All products will be available soon at the online Microsoft Store and be sure to visit your local store in Minneapolis!