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Microsoft Launches Modern Keyboard, A Fingerprint Enabled Keyboard

Microsoft Launches Modern Keyboard, A Fingerprint Enabled Keyboard

by Samuel OnyikeJune 16, 2017
Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a new keyboard silently, and called it the Modern Keyboard. Priced at Rs. $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500 N41,000), the new Modern Keyboard is tagged “coming soon” on the company’s US website with no word when the accessory will hit the market. But, i think  it will be soonest.
The main pointt of the keyboard is that it comes with a fingerprint scanner that just looks like any other key on the keyboard.

“Our vision was to blend the Fingerprint reader into a keyboard, so it would appear to be any other key. We iterated relentlessly to improve each layer, making sure they came together to create a flawless typing experience that felt like any other key,” Microsoft says on the product page of the Modern Keyboard.

The keyboard body design is of aluminium frame and Microsoft claims it sports “highest quality” and is “virtually indestructible.”
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 based company will be offering one-year limited warranty on the keyboard.
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The Modern Keyboard will enable Windows 10 users to enable the Windows Hello fingerprint authentication on their devices. The fingerprint scanner has been positioned on the second Windows key on the right side of the keyboard, and can be used for signing in to the system or any website using Windows Hello feature.

The Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint Scanner is compactible i.e it will work on 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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Samuel Onyike
Epigrammatic tech-savvy writer. He loves to write on the ever changing technology topics and sees the human mind as the first virtual reality. Samuel doesn't need a manual to use a device even for the first time. He'll beat you in football games.

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