Microsoft's New Keyboard Comes with a Hidden Fingerprint Reader

Microsoft's New Keyboard Comes with a Hidden Fingerprint Reader

Microsoft has put up product pages for two new Surface accessories - the Modern Keyboard and the Modern Mouse.

Microsoft already offers an easy keyboard-less way to unlock your computer called Windows Hello, which uses a webcam and facial recognition to unlock your computer. Microsoft blended the fingerprint reader on to the keyboard in such a way that it appears to be as any other key. The full-width design includes six-key Home section, cursor keys, a numberpad, and full alphanumerics picked out in grey laptop-style "island" keycaps, while the keyboard's frame is built from aluminium. The highlight of the keyboard is that it comes with a fingerprint scanner that just looks like any other key on the keyboard. Before you get started with the Microsoft Modern Keyboard, make sure you're connected to the Internet so that Windows can download and install the latest drivers for your keyboard.

According to the company's official, the new modern keyboard will be available soon and one can buy it while spending $129.99. The keyboard can be used as wired or wireless via Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. That fingerprint sensor should work for logins using Windows Hello. The company has been coming out with some of the most popular PC Operating Systems over the years.

Microsoft's Modern Keyboard is a successor to the Surface Keyboard, which we're all familiar with and more or less looks pretty much the same. Shelling out an extra 30 bucks for a fingerprint reader and wired connection option may not seem a really great deal to some but if you think of it, you wouldn't need to put in passwords anymore.

And with 3.4 million pixels, the device features a high contrast screen.

It comes with dimensions 420.9x112.6x19.3mm and weighs roughly 420 grams.

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