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News Microsoft announces Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 16 Jun 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. spolsh

    spolsh Active Member

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    Picture looks like a £12.99 wireless bundle shell ! if that's a representation of the actual product, I reckon it'll be as popular as the Modern UI of Windows 8.
     
  3. DeckerdBR

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    By 'modern' do they mean they have tried to make it look like an Apple mouse and keyboard? AKA horribly uncomfortable to use!!!

    That aside, I do like the idea of the Bio-metrics, the Fingerprint sensor on my Samsung phone is very reliable (unless your hands are wet!) and extremely convenient, so having that capability on a home PC would be handy!
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Typing on an apple kb every day for 6 months pretty much killed my wrists, so as clever as the fingerprint id key is... i'll pass [that and the price].
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    While I put up with less-than-perfect keyboards on a laptop (actually the 'island style' keys on my current laptop aren't too bad!) I just can't do it any more on a desktop; the Apple style keyboards are torture to use - a lot of my colleagues use them. No idea why, beyond the 'slave to fashion' idea...
     
  6. Anfield

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    Thank you Microsoft for making this so comically overpriced, next time someone complains about the price of a proper keyboard I'll have a joke keyboard to link to.
     
  7. Wwhat

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    OK WTF bit-tech, I was typing a comment mentioning it is NOT compatible with ANYTHING but windows10 according to the linked MS site, when suddenly I went trough the login confirmation again and lost my comment.
    Oh well. the point is that MS is daft.
     
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    Who needs finger print recog on their home pc.

    Seriously the secrets I need to hide.
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Well, the 'specifications' tab showed full compatibility with everything bar Windows 7, but now is showing zero compatibility with everything except Windows 10 - making the keyboard even worse value than it was before. Skills, Microsoft. Skills.
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Didn't Apple pull the same **** with their recently updated peripherals? I recall lolwutting at the fact they only worked with Sierra...

    Yes... yes they did...

     
  11. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    haha still have to reinstall Sierra. On the model of Macbook I bought you have to install it, let it update your Bluetooth and etc and then it continually goes into a loop telling you you've updated the firmware until you completely reinstall. No known fix.

    I always thought OSX was pretty much bomb proof, but after buying this Macbook it seems times have changed a little.
     
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Coming soon... Apple's Magic Keyboard with TouchID/Touch bar*, starting at a mere £200.

    *only compatible with an iMac Pro running High Sierra.
     

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