Microsoft have released a new Keyboard and Mouse combo called the Wireless Desktop 2000. It features AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), which is an industry standard 128-bit encryption technology. This security addition ensures that any potential hackers can’t detect your keystrokes wirelessly. The keyboard also includes a cushioned palm rest for extra comfort when typing. There are also a host of function and media control buttons located on the top of the keyboard. The Taskbar Favorites allows you to easily access programs in the Windows Taskbar with convenient keyboard shortcut keys. The ambidextrous mouse design offers Microsoft’s BlueTrack mouse technology so it will function on any type of surface except reflective ones. Both devices require the external wireless transmitters to be inserted into one of your computer’s USB ports.
The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 Keyboard and Mouse combo is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and OS 10.4 and above. It can be purchased from Mircosoft directly for $40. Although this appears to be a solid and affordable keyboard and mouse combo in itself, the AES encryption for wireless keystroke security seems unnecessary. Most keystroke detection and hacking is done through viruses and spyware installed on the unsuspecting users computer. What are Microsoft expecting here exactly? Not a lot of laptop users tend to carry a wireless keyboard and mouse combo with them to a public place.