Microsoft Hardware celebrates 25 years of success by announcing several of its new hardware on Tuesday at Movida, St. James Power Station. Unfortunately I am not able to attend as I have lessons during that time.

Microsoft Arc Mouse
Microsoft Corp raised the style stakes with the unveiling of a revolutionary crescent-moon-shaped mouse designed to be just as fashionable as it is functional – the Arc Mouse. With its unique foldable design, Arc reduces by almost half for portability when it is snapped shut, but provides complete comfort when opened to its full size.

The Arc Mouse in black and red will be widely available in the fourth quarter of 2008 for an estimated retail price of S$89.00 respectively.


Microsoft BlueTrack Explorer Mouse & Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse
Microsoft Corp showcased in Singapore the world’s most advanced tracking technology, Microsoft BlueTrack Technology, which allows consumers to take their mice anywhere and work with confidence on more surfaces than before.

Microsoft’s new proprietary tracking technology combines the width and power of optical technology with the precision of laser tracking to allow consumers to mouse on virtually any surface – from a granite kitchen countertop to the living room carpet.

BlueTrack Technology will debut in two new top-of-the-line mice, Microsoft Explorer Mouse and Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse, available this holiday season at authorized resellers.

The Explorer Mouse with BlueTrack Technology and the Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack Technology will be available in the fourth quarter of 2008 at an estimated retail price of S$109.90 and S$79.90 respectively.


Microsoft LifeCam Show & Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500
Microsoft Corp unveils two new webcams – LifeCam Show and LifeCam VX-5500 – featuring stunning new designs that not only look great but also provide versatility for use on a laptop or desktop monitor, or sitting next to your PC. No matter where these LifeCams are used, they will make a statement.

LifeCam Show is ultra sleek which is one of the thinnest webcams on the market, while the LifeCam VX-5500 takes a more sassy approach with switchable faceplates in three colors and an innovative, collapsible design.

The LifeCam Show and LifeCam VX-5500 will be widely available in October 2008 for the respective estimated retail prices of S$139.00 and S$79.00.


Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard & Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse
Meet the Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard – the most versatile gaming keyboard on the market with the first-ever switchable key pad that can be attached to the left or right side of the keyboard for ultimate flexibility.

To round out the SideWinder line, the Hardware team is also announcing the SideWinder X5 Mouse, a fast, powerful gaming mouse designed to give mainstream gamers a competitive edge.

The switchable key pad makes the SideWinder X6 Keyboard ideal for gaming as well as productivity, as the key pad functions as a standard num pad in normal keyboard mode, but becomes a programmable macro pad in game mode.

The recommended retail price of the SideWinder X6 keyboard is S$119.00. This holiday season in Singapore, the SideWinder X6 Keyboard will be only available in an exclusive holiday bundle with Electronic Arts’ highly anticipated real-time strategy game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3. More details will be announced by Microsoft Hardware and Electronic Arts in early October 2008.

The SideWinder X5 Mouse will be widely available in October 2008 for an estimated retail price of S$79.00.


Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000, Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 & Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000
Microsoft Corp. showcased two new desktop sets – the Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 and Wireless Media Desktop 1000 — with stylish designs and high-end productivity features at affordable prices, giving consumers more quality options for their workspaces. A Comfort Curve design complements the sleek lines of the Wireless Laser Desktop 6000, making for hardware that looks and feels good at the same time. Slick design features also grab attention on the Wireless Media Desktop 1000, a keyboard-and-mouse combination created for digital media enthusiasts.

Microsoft today also introduced the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000, a notebook mouse with stunning color offerings at an affordable price, based on the design of the No. 1 best-selling notebook mouse in the U.S.

The Wireless Laser Desktop 6000, Wireless Media Desktop 1000, Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000 will be available this quarter for estimated retail prices of S$139.00, S$69.90, S$49.90, respectively.